Access Control


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.



Will Facial Recognition Identify People Involved in Capitol Attack

In an effort to better understand the role of facial recognition, and if it is a viable means to identify rioters at the U.S. Capitol, we have arranged to speak with Thomas Carnevale, CEO of Umbrella Technologies, and a well-known security expert on video surveillance and facial recognition technologies.

Newly Updated Access Control Standard Improves Interoperability and Security; Expands Support for Smart Card Applications

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released version 2.2 of SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), an access control communications standard developed by SIA to improve interoperability among access control and security products.

Improving Entrances with AI

Improving Entrances with AI

With the evolving dynamics of cloud storage and the ability to harness and proactively employ an ever-increasing pool of big data, AI in the form of machine learning and deep learning has become a disruptive technological force in the physical security industry.

The Use of Technology

Customers and the public trust security firms to safeguard people, places and information. This trust is quickly destroyed when security staff commit a crime, which is often due to inadequately prescreening job candidates during the interview process.

Bringing Rapid Identification

As biometric readers play an increasingly prominent role in law enforcement, one of the newest high-value use cases is the ability to identify persons of interest on the street using smaller mobile biometric readers that are easy and safe for officers to both carry and use.

No Touch, Low Touch

No Touch, Low Touch

The global COVID-19 pandemic has made eliminating the spread of germs a critically important life-safety imperative.

Security Industry Association Says Portland Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

Security Industry Association Says Portland Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

City council’s decision to prohibit the technology’s use by businesses impacts companies’ ability to secure their facilities and property and protect their people and customers.

Democratizing Access

Democratizing Access

The COVID-19 pandemic has put financial institutions under more pressure to stay on top of fraudulent activity— as opportunists are looking for any weakness in a system that can be exploited.

The Evolution of Risk

Risk prevention has always been a fundamental part of business planning and operations. And while the various forms of protection available have evolved over the years, so also has risk. About 20 years ago, professional security was mostly limited to night watchmen, armored trucks and closed circuit video cameras wired to VCRs.

A Larger Security Puzzle

A Larger Security Puzzle

Ask any analyst what data is coming into or out of your data center and they’ll quickly pull up a dashboard showing packets flooding across their network.

Genetec Customers Come Up with Innovative use of Mission Control Decision Support System

Security automation engine used to establish standardized and efficient screening procedures for staff and visitors

Remote ID Becomes Even More Critical Now

Remote ID Becomes Even More Critical Now

With the global digital transformation, many of the interactions that enterprises have with their customers are shifting online.

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.

Hospital Front

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.

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.

  • Remembering 9/11 Remembering 9/11

    In this episode, Security Today Editor-in-Chief Ralph C. Jensen Talks with Steve Karoly about security and transportation issues, specifically airport, airline and passenger security. It is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA. Much has changed concerning security efforts about airport transportation security. The conversation talks about the role that technology plays in protecting the flying public and steps taken to ensure there hasn’t been a successful terrorist attack on a U.S. airliner since 9/11. Checkpoint and screening are evolving at a rapid pace, and the conversation centers on new measures and technologies that are being integrated into checkpoints.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - July August 2021

    July August 2021

    Featuring:

    • Tee Up the Security
    • Listen Clearly
    • Turning to the Cloud
    • COVID-19 The Final Push
    • Redefining Security

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