Access Control


SALTO Systems Announces Transformation for Future Growth Introduces New Structure and Leadership

Salto Systems, a provider of keyless electronic access control, proudly announces a significant transformation to adapt to the evolving landscape and position the company for continued success.

HID and Olea Kiosks Empower People with Secure and Convenient SelfService Access

HID and Olea Kiosks, a provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced a new collaborative engagement that revolutionizes the user experience when it comes to access control and user authentication across a range of applications.

ProdataKey Rounds Out Its Executive Team with Promotions and Hirings

ProdataKey, a provider of cloud access control solutions, has promoted Dallan Labrum to Executive Vice President of Sales, Brach Bengtzen to Vice President of Marketing, and Evan Orme to Chief Technology Officer and hired Brian Cropper as Chief Financial Officer.

HID Enhances Its PKI Offerings with Acquisition of Trusted Certificate Service Provider ZeroSSL

HID, a provider of in trusted identity solutions, announces the acquisition of ZeroSSL, an SSL certificate provider based in Austria. The acquisition will not only augment HID’s capabilities in providing protected communications to and from websites, but also strengthen its reputation as a leading provider of trusted PKI solutions.

Aiphone Marketing Manager Brad Kamcheff Passes Away Unexpectedly

Melvin Bradley Kamcheff, better known as Brad, was a 35-year employee of Aiphone Corp. who led the company’s marketing team and was instrumental in developing the company’s strategic marketing plan. Sadly, Brad passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 26th, 2023, at his home in Kirkland, Wash. He was 54 years old.

Paxton Electronics Centre Opens

Paxton has officially opened a brand-new manufacturing facility called the Paxton Electronics Centre. This milestone coincides with the global technology manufacturer’s continued expansion, and increased customer demand for products and services.

Honeywell To Strengthen Building Automation Business with Acquisition of Carrier's Global Access Solutions

Honeywell today announced plans to enhance and strengthen its building automation capabilities with the acquisition of Carrier Global Corporation’s (NYSE: CARR) Global Access Solutions business for $4.95 billion, in an all-cash transaction. This acquisition will enable Honeywell to become a leading provider of security solutions for the digital age.

Security Entrances Move to Center Stage

Most organizations want to show a friendly face to the public. In today’s world, however, the need to keep people safe and secure has become a prime directive when designing and building facilities of all kinds. Fortunately, there is no need to construct a fortress-like entry that provides that high level of security. Today’s secured entry solutions make it possible to create a welcoming, attractive look and feel at the entry without compromising security. It is for this reason that security entrances have moved to the mainstream.



Shaping the Industry

Access control solutions are undergoing a rapid evolution, accompanied by the emergence of transformative trends that are revolutionizing the management of security and access across diverse spaces such as homes, offices, and institutions.

Secure Your Home During the Holidays

The most wonderful time of the year can easily transform into a nightmare. Being vigilant, while still enjoying the holiday season, is possible. The holiday season is the perfect time to start implementing security measures to protect one’s home and ensure security while out and about.

Bosch to Sell Off Security Products Portfolio

Bosch is realigning its Building Technologies division: in the future, the division is to focus on its regional integrator business, with solutions and services for building security, energy efficiency, and building automation.

Momentum Accelerates Behind Mobile Access, Biometrics, and Other Key 2023 Security Trends

Momentum Accelerates Behind Mobile Access, Biometrics, and Other Key 2023 Security Trends

HID has seen many positive industry shifts since its 2022 State of Access Control report, which revealed how the pandemic helped spur the adoption of contactless, secured and seamless technology solutions that reduced or eliminated physical touchpoints. The report showed how quickly both biometrics and mobile IDs were growing in popularity, and this was validated in our March 2023 State of Security and Identity Industry study.

Power, Elevated

Power is a lifeline, a critical component for connected products and devices in the physical security, access control and loT industries. We know how important it is to have in our everyday lives – and for the critical infrastructure, 24/7 power is a mandate for life safety.

City of Las Vegas Better Secures Access to Sensitive Data, Critical Infrastructure

City of Las Vegas Better Secures Access to Sensitive Data, Critical Infrastructure

Veza recently announced that City of Las Vegas has deployed Veza to secure access to sensitive data and critical infrastructure as it moves from a centralized, legacy infrastructure to a hybrid, multi-cloud environment.

Summertime, And The Selling Is Easy, (If You're A Smart Lock Dealer)

With kids home from school, and families taking vacations, summertime is an ideal time to sell the advantages of smart connected locks

One Pane, Less Pain

One Pane, Less Pain

Just because a solution is built on an open-standards platform doesn’t ensure that all the vendors’ systems will work together as promised. Some features may not be supported, or not supported to their fullest potential.

Rethink Credentials

Rethink Credentials

Access control readers have been around commercially since the 1980s, along with physical badge credentials to open doors. Initially, these were magstripes, then proximity cards, then smart cards. The problem is, however is, these are still cards. Plastic cards that identify who you are, and where you work. In a world where technology is being innovated faster than ever before more sustainable alternatives are required.

Employees in London Building Can Use Their iPhone or Apple Watch to Gain Office Access

Smart Spaces, a leading global provider of smart building technology, has teamed with HID to introduce an employee badge in Apple Wallet, offering a secure and even more seamless building entry for employees at 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London.

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.

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