Access Control


Altronix Showcasing New Products at ISC West 2023

Altronix is displaying new solutions for emergency communications and occupancy monitoring further enhancing the company’s expanded portfolio of access, surveillance, security, and fire products being displayed here at ISC West in booth #11073

Johnson Controls Showcase Complete Suite of Commercial, Residential Security Solutions at ISC West 2023

Johnson Controls, provider of smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, will be showcasing an entire suite of intrusion, access control and video security solutions in stand 18033 at the ISC West Expo, happening March 29 to 31 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

HID Will Show Trusted Identity Solutions at ISC West that Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Security and Identity Industry

HID, provider of trusted identity solutions, today announced it will be at the 2023 ISC West International Security Conference and Exposition showcasing examples of how cloud-based access control and trusted mobile identities are accelerating the digital transformation and enabling innovative and seamless workplace experiences in today’s increasingly connected world.

AlertEnterprise Expands AI with Launch of New Guardian SOC Insights

AlertEnterprise recently revealed the launch of its new Guardian SOC Insights suite. The company will debut the new software globally at the ASIS Europe and ISC West trade events. Powered by the company’s latest developments in AI, including a powerful integration with the OpenAI ChatGPT platform, Guardian SOC Insights is designed to provide actionable data and playbooks to SOC teams, enabling them to detect, respond and mitigate risk swiftly and accurately. Guardian’s AI engine significantly reduces the time to deploy, with customers up and running in a matter of weeks, delivering measurable ROI in a few months without any human interaction.

New Survey by HID Reveals Five Pressing Themes Reshaping the Security Industry

HID, a provider of trusted identity and physical security solutions, recently announced its inaugural State of the Security Industry Report, which gathered responses from 2,700 partners, end users, and security and IT personnel across a range of titles and organization sizes representing over 11 industries.

The Key Issue

The Key Issue

It is February 2014. A woman is getting ready in her room on a cruise ship when she hears a knock on the door; it is a crewmember delivering breakfast. She is not presentable so she tells him to leave it by the door.

Wireless Growth Continues - Access control revolves around affordability, faster and easier installs and labor efficiency.

Wireless Growth Continues

After 20 years on the market, it is safe to say that wireless electronic access control (EAC) has hit the mainstream. In 2022, wireless solutions dominated the major projects involving digital access solutions, and the trend appears to be growing as organizations ramp up plans for 2023. The primary drivers revolve around wireless EAC’s affordability, faster and easier installation, greater scalability, labor efficiency, and compatibility with wired solutions.

Physical Security Workers Are Knowledge Workers, It is Time to Start Treating Them that Way

Physical Security Workers Are Knowledge Workers, It is Time to Start Treating Them that Way

Security has always depended on knowledge. When a nightclub bouncer checks the guest-list before letting you past the velvet rope, or a TSA officer runs your passport and prints against the no-fly list, they are using information in real-time to control access and keep everyone safe.



Survey: User Experience, Convenience Are Drivers for Access Control in Workplaces

Survey: User Experience, Convenience Are Drivers for Access Control in Workplaces

Brivo, a provider of cloud-based access control and smart building technologies, today publishes the 2023 Top Security Trends Report which identifies user experience and convenience as rapidly emerging drivers behind the adoption of new physical security solutions.

Smart Badge Market Expected to be Worth $50 Billion in 2033

Smart Badge Market Expected to be Worth $50 Billion in 2033

Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, reveals that the global smart badges market is set to reach a valuation of $50 billion by 2033, expanding rapidly at 9% CAGR over the next 10 years.

HID Acquires GuardRFID to Expand Healthcare Offering, Create Safer Experiences for Patients and Staff

HID recently announced it has acquired GuardRFID, a leading provider of real-time location services (RTLS) hardware and software solutions in the healthcare space. The addition of GuardRFID expands HID’s offering and relevance in the active RFID and RTLS space, including the support for new use cases catered to the needs of healthcare facilities.

Johnson Controls Collaborates with Alcatraz AI for Intelligent Frictionless Access Control Solution

Johnson Controls has announced today a new offering in enterprise-grade frictionless access control with the integration of the Software House C•CURE 9000 security and event management system with the Rock from Alcatraz AI, a powerful edge device leveraging 3D facial authentication technology to protect businesses, people and assets, prevent security breaches, and mitigate risk.

What Users Want: How Physical Access Control Needs Have Been Transformed by the Pandemic

What Users Want: How Physical Access Control Needs Have Been Transformed by the Pandemic

As the world adjusted to a global pandemic, organizational practices changed dramatically. HID Global’s 2022 annual survey of Physical Access Control System (PACS) user perceptions, which skipped a year in 2021, shows how much these changes affected everything from buying decisions and upgrade plans to what users expect of their PACS technologies.

Is your access control system cyber secure?

Is Your Access Control System Cyber Secure?

Access control systems exist to improve security for organizations, but if the hardware and software are not up to date, the system may be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats and other risks.

Warsaw Skyscraper Uses Mobile Access Control to Maximize Security, Efficiency

HID, provider of trusted identity solutions, recently announced the successful implementation of its mobile access solution, HID Mobile Access, and mobile-enabled Bluetooth® readers at the new Skyliner skyscraper in Warsaw, Poland.

The March to Mobile: How Mobile, Cloud-based Access Control is Changing Security

“Mobile” might seem like a buzzword in the access control industry these days. However, use cases and demand are rapidly increasing. According to a survey, 62% of respondents have purchased access control solutions with mobile credential options over the past two years. What’s more, an estimated 14.7 million mobile credentials were downloaded globally in 2020.

New Benchmarks in Biometrics

New Benchmarks in Biometrics

For too long now, facial recognition technology has been caught in the middle, residing somewhere in between universal and extraordinary.

New Report Looks at the Trends and Current State of the Access Control Market

HID Global, provider in trusted identity solutions, announces the 2022 State of Access Control Report, providing insightful perspectives of the market’s current state and trends.

Using Mobile Data

Using Mobile Data

One of the leading adaptors to mobile access control systems is the multi-family residential industry, an example being the high rise, luxury condominium that Quantuum Energy Products upgraded in downtown Sarasota, overlooking The Bay.

Installing Smart Systems

Installing Smart Systems

Legacy entry systems will soon be obsolete as telecom companies begin to phase out the use of copper wiring. Security integrators who are serious about building their businesses should get in front of this inevitable transition to smart access control systems.

Transitioning to the Cloud

Transitioning to the Cloud

Is access control in the cloud truly secure? Most organizations have asked this question when considering a transition from on-premise access control software to a cloud-based system.

Mobile Ticketing to the Rescue

Mobile Ticketing to the Rescue

When Public Transport Operators (PTOs) were hit by the pandemic, it reduced their sales volumes dramatically. One challenge was the difficulty of distributing and selling physical tickets.

Popular Access Control

Popular Access Control

Today, 13.56 MHz contactless smartcards are used to provide increased security compared to 125 KHz proximity cards.

A Security Deposit

A full-service bank with operations spanning numerous states across the United States and several international offices found itself in an all-too-common situation regarding its access control solution — too many different systems.

HID Global Forecasts Seven Trends That Will Impact the Security and Identity Industry in 2022

HID Global, provider trusted identity and physical security solutions, outlines and discusses important trends that are set to reshape the security industry in 2022 and beyond.

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

The global pandemic accelerated a worldwide digital transformation that has simultaneously reduced or eliminated physical touchpoints and in-person contact.

PSIA Approves Secure Credential Specification

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) today announced it has approved the Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI) 1.0 specification.

Brivo to Become Publicly Traded Company Through Merger with Crown Proptech Acquisitions

Brivo, Inc. provider of cloud-based access control and smart building technologies, and Crown PropTech Acquisitions (NYSE: CPTK) (“Crown”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, recently announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will result in Brivo becoming a publicly listed company.

Live From GSX 2021 Roundup

This year’s Live From GSX was a huge hit thanks to the support of our sponsors: NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc.; OnSolve; and Salient Systems.

Satisfied Customers

Even though there were not throngs of attendees, as in past years, ASIS still produced a good tradeshow in Orlando. Many exhibitors that I talked with were pleased with the quality of booth visitors.

Connecting Networks

Connecting Networks

The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning dumb houses into smart homes. It is also revolutionizing access control systems for all types of commercial buildings, from small offices and retail shops to enterprise campuses and sprawling factories.

Report: Smart Home Market Poised for Strong Growth

Report: Smart Home Market Poised for Strong Growth

Despite a turbulent 2020, the smart home market is poised for exceptional growth as the industry aims to bring intelligence to ‘not-so-smart’ smart homes, according to research group Omdia.

Turning to the Cloud

Turning to the Cloud

The ability to reliably and quickly access video from anywhere at any time is something healthcare organizations have come to rely on.

Security behind the Front Door

My nature is being skeptical about securing the home. Maybe because a home is a small target or I figure that deadbolt is enough. I have started taking home security and smart home technology more serious.

Tapping into Touch-free Digital

Tapping into Touch-free Digital

As the world glimpses a return to more “normal” life, one change seems likely to endure: the preference for touch-free digital experiences.

New Fingerprint Technology Can Detect Cocaine Use

New Fingerprint Technology Can Detect Cocaine Use

Dr. Melanie Bailey is a fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Her team has identified differences between the fingerprints of people who touched cocaine compared with those who have ingested the drug, even if the hands are not washed.

Preventing Intrusion

While technologies have advanced and integration processes have become much more sophisticated, the basic tenets of electronic access control systems haven’t changed much over the last quarter-century.

Master Lock Celebrates 100 Years

Global safety and security leader reveals year-long celebration details and new user-led innovation to commemorate milestone

The How and Why

Current RFID devices, particularly those operating at 125 kHz, are not suitable for secure identification. Proximity credentials that operate at 125 kHz are vulnerable to cloning.

Access ID Market Predicted to Grow Following 2020 Decline

Access ID Market Predicted to Grow Following 2020 Decline

A new annual report shows that sales of access control products declined to $7.9Bn in 2020. However the report from researchers at Memoori also forecasts that by 2025 the world market should be worth $10.2Bn a CAGR of approx. 5% over the next 5 years.

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Webinars

New Products

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3

  • PE80 Series

    PE80 Series by SARGENT / ED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin

    ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions, has announced the launch of two next generation exit devices from long-standing leaders in the premium exit device market: the PE80 Series by SARGENT and the PED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin. These new exit devices boast industry-first features that are specifically designed to provide enhanced safety, security and convenience, setting new standards for exit solutions. The SARGENT PE80 and Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series exit devices are engineered to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern buildings. Featuring the high strength, security and durability that ASSA ABLOY is known for, the new exit devices deliver several innovative, industry-first features in addition to elegant design finishes for every opening. 3

  • Unified VMS

    AxxonSoft introduces version 2.0 of the Axxon One VMS. The new release features integrations with various physical security systems, making Axxon One a unified VMS. Other enhancements include new AI video analytics and intelligent search functions, hardened cybersecurity, usability and performance improvements, and expanded cloud capabilities 3