Access Control


Locking Up A Win

In the beginning, however, Yelinek was hardly an easy sell. In fact, in his own words he was “dead set against” changing lock brands. That’s because simplicity is a priority for Yelinek, who for the past 20 years has been the only locksmith for all of the college’s campuses.

Man Dressed as Freddy Krueger Shoots Five at Halloween Party

Man Dressed as Freddy Krueger Shoots Five at Halloween Party

A Halloween party turned violent when a man pulled a gun and shot five people.

UCLA Releases Analysis of Security Following On-Campus Shooting

UCLA Releases Analysis of Security Following On-Campus Shooting

The University of California at Los Angeles has released an analysis of security that listed recommendations following the on-campus shooting in June.

IRIS ID Biometric System Selected by U.S. Private Vaults

Beverly Hills-based facility uses iris recognition for identity and security

Security Alert to All North Carolina GOP Offices after Damaged Headquarters

Security Alert to All North Carolina GOP Offices after Damaged Headquarters

A Republican Party office was tagged with graffiti and burned forcing a security alert for all offices in North Carolina.

2 Boston Police Officers Wounded in Shooting, Suspect Dead

2 Boston Police Officers Wounded in Shooting, Suspect Dead

Officers were responding to reports of a person with a gun when they came under fire.

South African Police, Students Clash on Campus

South African Police, Students Clash on Campus

“Hell broke out,” when students and police clashed on a South African campus while students protested for free education.

The Big Opportunity

The Big Opportunity

Let’s face it. Times are changing—and rapidly. It is all around us. We now have cars that drive and park themselves, pilotless aircraft that take off, fly and even land on a moving aircraft carrier, smartphones with countless apps that can do practically anything and so much more.



Verification is Key

Verification is Key

With the continually expanding integration between video surveillance, access control and other business systems of all types, security now plays an important role in nearly every aspect of business and operations.

Security Today Academy Launches, Offers Online Training Courses

Security Today Academy Offers Online Training Courses on Security Technology

Provides needed training and CEUs for the security industry with over 125 courses.

North Carolina Declares State of Emergency Following Second Night of Charlotte Protests

North Carolina Declares State of Emergency Following Second Night of Charlotte Protests

A second night of violent protests broke out in Charlotte following an officer-involved shooting.

Orlando: The City of Security

Orlando: The City of Security

Orlando has been on the cutting edge of security even before ASIS 2016 showed up.

Your Best Project: Ten Security Design Tools You Must Try

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Your Best Project: Ten Security Design Tools You Must Try

Network design is challenging, requiring designers to balance user performance expectations with network-resource costs, capacities, capabilities, and use scenarios.

UT Steps up Security after Murder on Campus

UT Steps up Security after Murder on Campus

The University of Texas asked the Department of Public Safety to complete a security review of the campus.

U.S. Open Fans Protected by Layers of Security

U.S. Open Fans Protected by Layers of Security

Roughly 700,000 spectators are expected to view the tournament over a two week time period.

Money Well Spent

Money Well Spent

New security system at public school district helps police crack a case.

French Schools to Ramp up Security with “Mock Attacks”

French Schools to Ramp up Security with “Mock Attacks”

After the terrorist attacks in Nice and Paris, officials are preparing children for potential terror attacks.

Climber Arrested After Scaling Trump Tower

Climber Arrested After Scaling Trump Tower

The 19-year-old had planned the climb, posting a YouTube video explaining his reasoning the day before.

Getting Smart About Smart Cards

Getting Smart About Smart Cards

The evolution of the credential has been moving toward a more secure technology.

Rio Beefs up Olympic Security Presence by a Third

Rio Beefs up Olympic Security Presence by a Third

Military police in Rio de Janeiro are deploying a third more officers than originally planned for the Olympic Games.

Evaluating Accuracy

Evaluating Accuracy

Installers and system integrators must consider a wide range of readers and credential types in the evaluation process when designing an access control system.

UPDATE: Shooter Planned Munich Rampage for a Year

UPDATE: Shooter Planned Munich Rampage for a Year

The shooter, an 18-year-old, had been researching mass shootings for over a year.

Heavy Security Expected at the Democratic National Convention

Heavy Security Expected at the Democratic National Convention

Between 35,000 and 50,000 protesters are expected to show up in Philadelphia for the DNC.

Cleveland Police See Minimal Problems as Convention Sees Last Day

Cleveland Police See Minimal Problems as Convention Sees Last Day

Cleveland Police show planning and dedication can lead to security during a massive event.

University Pulls Out of Hosting Presidential Debate over Security Concerns

University Pulls Out of Hosting Presidential Debate over Security Concerns

Wright State University stated they would not host the first presidential debate of the general election.

Ax-Wielding Teen Wounds Several on German Train

Ax-Wielding Teen Wounds Several on German Train

Authorities say some were critically injured when a teenage man attacked passengers on a train in Bavaria.

Michigan Shooting: Inmate kills Two Bailiffs

Michigan Shooting: Inmate kills Two Bailiffs

Inmate killed after fatally shooting two bailiffs in a Michigan courthouse.

TSA Testing New Idea to Speed up Airport Security

TSA Testing New Idea to Speed up Airport Security

TSA plans to use computed-tomography to inspect carry-on bags.

Background Checks Rise 40 percent in June

Background Checks Rise 40 percent in June

After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, federal background checks for gun purchases increased in June.

Baton Rouge Police Shooting Caught on Video

Baton Rouge Police Shooting Caught on Video

Alton Sterling died as the result of a police shooting in Baton Rouge on July 5. A video of the incident has caused national outrage.

Integrating Security

Integrating Security

Security checkpoints are some of the most publicly visible and heavily used components of today’s security infrastructure. Whether airports, stadiums, ports or border transit points, in many ways checkpoint technology is the linchpin for effectively protecting people and property.

A Known Leader

As one of the most progressive districts in Missouri, LPS has become a known leader in school safety, implementing comprehensive policies and state-of-the art security technology to protect students and staff.

Joint Base Andrews in Lockdown due to Active Shooter Situation

Joint Base Andrews in Lockdown due to Active Shooter Situation

Joint Base Andrews in Maryland has been placed on lockdown following a report of an active shooter.

At Least 10 Injured at California Rally

At Least 10 Injured at California Rally

At least 10 were injured when a white supremacist group and counter-protesters clashed at a rally on the Sacramento Capitol steps Sunday, June 26.

Vanderbilt SMS Streamlines Access, Integrates Multiple Systems for Historic Ripon College

It was critical for Ripon to deploy a comprehensive safety and security program that streamlined access management across the expansive campus.

German Cinema Attacker Killed by Police after Hostage Situation

German Cinema Attacker Killed by Police after Hostage Situation

German police shot and killed a rifle-wielding man Thursday after he open fired in a movie theater and took hostages.

Security in Rio Questioned After Olympian Mugged

Security in Rio Questioned After Olympian Mugged

Australian Olympian, Liesl Tesch, was mugged outside the athlete accommodations in Rio.

Security Products Dad Will Love

Security Products Dad Will Love

Father’s Day is just around the corner; give Dad the gift of security with one of these products.

VidCon Increases Security in Wake of Florida Shootings

VidCon Increases Security in Wake of Florida Shootings

Officials of VidCon, a conference that brings Social Network stars and their fans together, will see increased security in the wake of the shootings in Florida.

UCLA Forms Task Force after Deadly Shooting on Campus

UCLA Forms Task Force after Deadly Shooting on Campus

In the week following the murder-suicide that happened on UCLA’s campus, safety officials have created a task force to deal with security issues.

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