Access Control


SIA Supports Commonsense Legislation Addressing Facial Recognition

SIA Supports Commonsense Legislation Addressing Facial Recognition

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) recently introduced H.R. 6929, the Advancing Facial Recognition Act, which requires the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce and other appropriate agencies

COVID-19 Spread Doesn’t Slow Down Human Smugglers

COVID-19 Spread Doesn’t Slow Down Human Smugglers

Human smugglers continue to plague law enforcement and society at large, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and without regards to several Customs and Border Protection policies and travel restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the disease. Smugglers continue to place migrants in harm’s way.

Using the Cloud for Identity Protection

Using the Cloud for Identity Protection

The way ID cards are used in the enterprise and on college and university campuses has changed dramatically in recent years.

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Security Testers Charged With Breaking Into Iowa Courthouses Cleared Of All Criminal Charges

The two men, who worked for Coalfire Labs, were caught up in a miscommunication between local law enforcement and the Iowa judicial branch, which hired the security firm to conduct testing.

Powering Access Control

Powering Access Control

The new IEEE802.3bt PoE standard, also often referred to as PPoE or 4-Pair PoE, is a game-changing solution for powering 12VDC and 24VDC access control and related devices.

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Why Artificial Intelligence Is The Smart Way to Form Real Bonds With Customers

AI isn’t going to replace us, but it will make it easier to deliver services that keep people safe.

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Family of Chicago Hospital Shooting Victim Files Suit Against Security Company, Hospital

The lawsuit argues that Mercy Hospital and SDI Security did not follow their own protocols by failing to issue alerts or initiating a lockdown of the building.

Looking to the Future

Looking to the Future

Video surveillance technologies continue to evolve. Some of the fastest-growing areas include AI-based video analytics and cloudbased video access and recording.



Taking on Security Automation

Taking on Security Automation

Not only does modern software architecture create a broader attack surface area, the accelerated DevOps methodology makes it harder to detect and remediate vulnerabilities.

What You Need to Know About Access Control in 2020

What You Need to Know About Access Control in 2020

It is hard to believe that 2019 is coming to a close. As we look ahead to the New Year, sitting with colleagues, we reflected on the trends that impacted our industry in 2019, and predict what we can look forward to in 2020 and beyond.

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Detroit Airport Becomes Third in U.S. To Offer Terminal Access to Non-Ticketed Visitors

People who want to wait inside terminals for a loved one to arrive can now do so after going through the same security procedures as ticketed passengers.

Popularity of Key-Copying Machines Spark Concerns About Potential Criminal Use

Popularity of Key-Copying Machines Spark Concerns About Potential Criminal Use

Security consultants say that they are advising clients against proximity cards for access control due to the ease of copying some electronic access cards.

Shooter Was Unable to Enter German Synagogue, Saving Lives of Worshipers Inside

Shooter Was Unable to Enter German Synagogue, Saving Lives of Worshipers Inside

A man who targeted a synagogue during the Yom Kippur holiday killed two people outside but could not break through the door with gunfire or an explosive.

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A Global Solution

OSDP, or Open Supervised Device Protocol, is an access control communications standard designed to improve interoperability among access control and security products, and it’s becoming the new standard for access control technology.

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Family of Murder Victim Sues Best Buy, Delivery Companies For Poor Background Check Practices

Evelyn Udell was allegedly killed by a deliveryman employed by a Best Buy contractor. Her family says her death could have been prevented by better background checks.

Following Shooting, Florida VA Hospital Increases Police Presence and Security Checks

Following Shooting, Florida VA Hospital Increases Police Presence and Security Checks

The hospital where a mentally ill veteran opened fire in an emergency room is also home to a congressional office.

Men Arrested For Breaking Into Iowa Courthouse Were Hired to Conduct Security Testing

Men Arrested For Breaking Into Iowa Courthouse Were Hired to Conduct Security Testing

While the two “penetration testers” were given permission to attempt to break into courthouses, local law enforcement were not informed of the tests. Now, the men are facing charges.

Following Rise in Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes, New York City Plans For Increased Security During High Holy Days

Following Rise in Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes, New York City Plans For Increased Security During High Holy Days

In recent weeks, three Orthodox Jewish men were attacked in New York in potentially bias-related incidents that led to major injuries.

Royal Boon Edam Group Announces New President to Lead the Americas Subsidiary

Valerie Anderson to lead Boon Edam Inc. in driving sales and customer satisfaction in the Americas.

Automating Emergency Communication

Automating Emergency Communication

For campuses nationwide, emergency communication planning is not a topic that is taken lightly, nor should it be.

The Access Solution

The Access Solution

Providing security, managing budgets, gaining efficiencies— these are just a few of the many objectives that facility managers have to balance at once.

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Doorbell Camera Company Ring Has Partnered With Over 400 Police Departments

Law enforcement agencies who have partnered with Amazon-owned Ring can request videos from residents and interact with users on its app, Neighbors.

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Security Company Exposes Fingerprint, Facial Recognition Data of Over 1 Million Users

Suprema, which operates the Biostar 2 biometric smart lock system, leaked over 27.8 million records in a publicly accessible database discovered by security researchers.

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Lawmakers Seek to Ban Biometric Recognition Technology in Public Housing

The legislation, which would ban facial recognition entry systems, would be the first to address what technology landlords can impose on residents.

Using Zero Trust and Conditional Access Policies to Reshape Cybersecurity

Using Zero Trust and Conditional Access Policies to Reshape Cybersecurity

Eliminate trust based on location, such as within a company network, and always verify users at every access request.

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Major Security Vulnerabilities in Smart Home Devices Could Allow Hackers to Unlock Doors

A now-discontinued smart home hub had flaws that allowed researchers to hack into the device without even knowing the plain-text password put in place by the owner.

Man Arrested for Attempting to Rush Through Phoenix Security Checkpoint

Man Arrested for Attempting to Rush Through Phoenix Security Checkpoint

After attempting to rush through a security checkpoint at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, a man was arrested and booked on multiple charges, including five counts of misdemeanor assault.

Global Stadium Security Market to Rise to 16057 USD by 2025

Global Stadium Security Market to Rise to US$ 16057.6 Mn by 2025

A report by Fortune Business Insights projects the global stadium security to grow rapidly over the next few years. The analysis estimates that the United States and Canada will lead the charge, with the Asia Pacific experiencing high growth as well.

Global Perimeter Security Market Expected to Experience Large Growth

Global Perimeter Security Market Expected to Experience Large Growth

According to research done by Grand View Research, the global perimeter security market is projected to reach USD 29.6 billion by 2025.

Exclusive Report Expects Rapid Growth for the Vehicle Access Control Market

Exclusive Report Expects Rapid Growth for the Vehicle Access Control Market

MarketsandMarkets says the worth of the vehicle access control market could reach $22.6 billion by 2027.

Data Analyst Shares Which States Rank Highest, Lowest in Burglary Arrests

Data Analyst Shares Which States Rank Highest and Lowest in Burglary Arrests

The 2017 FBI crime report shows that the worst state to be a burglar in is Delaware. The best? Nebraska.

The Game Changer

The Game Changer

Most access control systems are focused on improving security and protecting the business, ensuring that only the right people have the right access to the right areas. It keeps the bad guys out and the good guys in.

A Healthcare Revolution

A Healthcare Revolution

In 2017, the state of California passed Senate Bill 1299, ushering into law a set of regulations requiring California healthcare providers to take specific steps to prevent workplace violence and ensure a safe environment for both patients and caregivers.

Legislators Seek Funding for Security Measures at Houses of Worship

Legislators Seek Funding for Security Measures at Houses of Worship

After several deadly attacks on houses of worship, legislators are stepping up to find funding to install necessary security solutions.

Beale Street Security Questioned Following Rowdy Weekend

Beale Street Security Questioned Following Rowdy Weekend

Dangerously large crowds at Memphis' famous Beale Street led to road closures and arrests over the weekend.

Contruction on Taller White House Fence to Begin this Summer

Construction on Taller White House Fence to Begin this Summer

The fence around the White House will grow by five feet this summer.

Alabama Public Housing Community Sees Increased Security

Alabama Public Housing Community Sees Increased Security

Security barriers and surveillance cameras are being added to a Birmingham public housing community to cut down on crime.

Florida State Inspectors Find Glaring Security Issues at Airpark

Florida State Inspectors Find Glaring Security Issues at Airpark

Access control at the Clearwater Airpark in Florida is getting an overhaul after inspectors found a lack of security at several of the gates.

Steel Bollards Added to Memphis

Steel Bollards Added to Memphis' Beale Street

Four sets of steel bollards have been installed on Memphis' iconic Beale Street as part of a safety improvement plan.

Vancouver

Vancouver's Rogers Arena the First to Test New Weapons Detection System

Fans at Rogers Arena in Vancouver will be the first to be screened using a new radio frequency device intended to detect concealed weapons.

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  • Security Today Magazine - April 2020

    April 2020

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