Access Control


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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.

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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.

Palm Beach VA Hospital

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.

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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.

Orthodox Jews in New York City

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.

Wyoming Medical Center to Undergo Security Upgrades Following Shooting Incident

Wyoming Medical Center to Undergo Security Upgrades Following Shooting Incident

A medical center in Wyoming is increasing security after a man with a gun gained access to the facility and fired at two employees.

Tennessee City Reviews New Security Measures to Protect Citizens

Tennessee City Reviews New Security Measures to Protect Citizens

The City of Kingston is reviewing security measures such as security cameras, locks and bulletproof glass to protect city buildings.

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Clearing Up Confusion

The confusion I hear in the industry starts with the definitions of these terms: artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (deep and shallow), and analytics. Some believe these things are all the same and use them interchangeably.

Spokane Considers Incentives for Downtown Security Measures

Spokane Considers Incentives for Downtown Security Measures

The City of Spokane is looking into rewarding businesses that invest in additional security measures for their properties.

Louisiana Prison to Undergo $1 Million Security Upgrade

Louisiana Prison to Undergo $1 Million Security Upgrade

Bossier, La. maximum-security prison to undergo sweeping security upgrades

Selecting the Right Access Control System

Selecting the Right Access Control System

With a password on each computer and a cardbased access control system on the door, many businesses feel they have their bases covered when it comes to both logical and physical security.

Continued Integrity

Continued Integrity

For the County of Travis in Austin, Texas, research, dedication and the right team resulted in the perfect integrated security solution for its sprawling campus and multi-location facilities.

Creating User-Centric Citizen Identity Programs

Creating User-Centric Citizen Identity Programs

Governments are implementing innovative programs that are revolutionizing how the world looks at identity and citizenship.

The Flaws and Dangers of Facial Recognition

The Flaws and Dangers of Facial Recognition

When dealing with airport and border security, we need databases, we need to share information and we need law enforcement.

The Future Looks a Lot Like You and Me

The Future Looks a Lot Like You and Me

From simple photo IDs of the past to 2D barcodes and the now ubiquitous use of video cameras, businesses, schools and venues are constantly looking for better ways to protect people and property.

Advancing on Two Fronts

The way that smart cards are issued has changed dramatically in the last several years with the advent of cloud-based systems that enable the entire process to be managed and executed remotely, and with printer/encoder breakthroughs that significantly boost throughput, reliability and energy efficiency.

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