Identity Management / Biometrics

HID Announces Set Of Logical Access Control Solutions

HID Global recently announced the launch of HID on the Desktop, a powerful set of logical access control solutions that can extend the reach of an organization’s existing physical access infrastructure.

Snowflake Technologies Wins Innovation Of The Year Award

Snowflake Technologies recently announced it was awarded the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation of the Year Award in the North American biometrics market for its prototype, which was launched in 2008.

Getting Carded

The potential for catastrophic injury in the petrochemical industry makes safety training and credentialing of employees imperative. Coordinating this process for a variety of industries, including many in the petrochemical fields of southern Alabama, is Training Solutions for Construction and Industry.

Raising the Bar

With every successful breach of Internet security, we learn the same lesson: there is no silver-bullet solution to prevent online fraud. Attackers are relentless innovators, single-minded in the pursuit of a breach. Security professionals have long understood that any single factor—like a password—can be spoofed. Even security tokens, considered by some to be 100 percent reliable, can in fact be passed around, phished, lost or stolen.

Nominations Open For Smart Card Alliance 2009 OSCA Awards

The Smart Card Alliance recently announced nominations are open for the 2009 Outstanding Smart Card Achievement awards that honor companies and individuals who have significantly impacted and influenced the market for smart cards in North America.

PSA Endorses Eclipse 700 From Digital Horizon Solutions

Digital Horizon Solutions, a provider of integrated access control and security management solutions, announced recently that the Eclipse 700 has been endorsed by the PSA Technical Committee.

Malaysian Luxury Resort Using Smart Card Powered Access Control System

The priority at the The Club at The Saujana, a top luxury resort in Malaysia, was simple -- effective security that is discreet. And to help accomplish that goal, the resort developers and owners turned to an access control solution from SALTO Systems anchored by contactless smart-card technology.

MATE's Analytics Integrate With Hirsch Security Systems

MATE Intelligent Video and Hirsch Electronics recently announced the completion and availability of the companies’ integration, empowering the Velocity Security Management System with MATE's Behavior Watch video content analysis capabilities.

Smart Card Alliance Calls For Review Of EPC Gen 2 RFID In Identity Documents

Recent headlines have confused U.S. electronic passports -- the passport books with the blue cover and the small gold e-passport icon -- with the new U.S. Passport Cards and Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDL) already being issued as border crossing credentials by some states.

Face Recognition Technology Provides Access Control Security In South Africa

Following several comprehensive trials in South Africa, C-TRUE Face Recognition technology was approved by the South African Football Association for access control security to critical SAFA facilities, including the office of the CEO, Raymond Hack.

Toronto Airport Deploys Quantum Secure Identity Management/Access Control System

Quantum Secure recently announced it has deployed its SAFE software suite for Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

Genetec, HID Global Announce Fargo Printer Partnership

Genetec recently announced that it has partnered with HID Global to provide a full line of Fargo brand card printing solutions for its IP access control solution, Synergis.

Trial and Error

With 1.3 million workers at 3,200 port facilities and on 10,000 U.S. flagged vessels, the initial TWIC roll-out seemed like a good place to start securing U.S. transportation locations. The Transportation Security Administration is requiring all port employees to use tamper-resistant smart cards, which include encrypted magnetic stripes, bar codes, and contact and contactless technologies.

San Francisco Rolls Out ID Card Program For Residents

The City of San Francisco recently launched an identification card system for its residents, whereby anyone who can prove that they live in the city can get a photo ID card.

DHS Announces Upgraded Biometric Technology In Place At Major Ports Of Entry

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced upgraded biometric technology is in place at major U.S. ports of entry, and most international visitors should expect to use the new technology when they enter the United States.

Researchers Receive Grant To Improve RFID Security

The National Science Foundation has awarded a team of University of Virginia engineers $1 million to improve the privacy and security of RFID chips, computer chips the size of a grain of sand that wirelessly send and receive information over short distances (generally 10 feet or less) via very low-power radio waves.

DHS Expands Biometric Information Collection

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that it is expanding the categories of non-U.S. citizens required to provide digital fingerprints and a photograph upon entry to the United States through the US VISIT program.

The Eyes Have It

If the security market in 2009 is anything like the one in 2008, it will be brimming with technology to help protect people, property and assets. Thanks in part to the digital revolution, end users can choose from a variety of technical solutions ranging from basic stand-alone video surveillance, alarm intrusion or card access systems to comprehensive and integrated enterprise-wide IP-based systems.

Legit and Legal

Background screening has grown in importance as employers seek to confirm the credentials of potential new hires. It is equally important for employers to verify whether job candidates are legally eligible to work in this country.

Investing the Secure Way

At the 2007 Financial Symposium held in Europe, Sir Chris Fox, former president of the Association of Chief Police Officers in the United Kingdom, focused his remarks on the strategic and corporate responsibility of partnerships for security in the finance and banking sector. His comments of yesteryear couldn’t have been more appropriate for today’s banking and financial institution leadership.


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    12 Commercial Crime Sites to Do Your Research

    Understanding crime statistics in your industry and area is crucial for making important decisions about your security budget. With so much information out there, how can you know which statistics to trust? Read Now

  • Boosting Safety and Efficiency

    Boosting Safety and Efficiency

    In alignment with the state of Mississippi’s mission of “Empowering Mississippi citizens to stay connected and engaged with their government,” Salient's CompleteView VMS is being installed throughout more than 150 state boards, commissions and agencies in order to ensure safety for thousands of constituents who access state services daily. Read Now

  • Live From GSX: Post-Show Review

    Live From GSX: Post-Show Review

    This year’s Live From GSX program was a rousing success! Again, we’d like to thank our partners, and IPVideo, for working with us and letting us broadcast their solutions to the industry. You can follow our Live From GSX 2023 page to keep up with post-show developments and announcements. And if you’re interested in working with us in 2024, please don’t hesitate to ask about our Live From programs for ISC West in March or next year’s GSX. Read Now

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    People Say the Funniest Things

    By all accounts, GSX version 2023 was completely successful. Apparently, there were plenty of mix-ups with the airlines and getting aircraft from the East Coast into Big D. I am all ears when I am in a gathering of people. You never know when a nugget of information might flip out. Read Now

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New Products

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    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden Door Controls has relaunched its CV-7600 card readers in response to growing market demand for a more secure alternative to standard proximity credentials that can be easily cloned. CV-7600 readers support MIFARE DESFire EV1 & EV2 encryption technology credentials, making them virtually clone-proof and highly secure. 3

  • HD2055 Modular Barricade

    Delta Scientific’s electric HD2055 modular shallow foundation barricade is tested to ASTM M50/P1 with negative penetration from the vehicle upon impact. With a shallow foundation of only 24 inches, the HD2055 can be installed without worrying about buried power lines and other below grade obstructions. The modular make-up of the barrier also allows you to cover wider roadways by adding additional modules to the system. The HD2055 boasts an Emergency Fast Operation of 1.5 seconds giving the guard ample time to deploy under a high threat situation. 3