Access Control

Austrian Fire Service College Installs Kaba Access Control System

The training college for firefighters in the Austrian town of Tulln now has a modern security system. Combined with wireless linking via card (CardLink) and LEGIC contactless technology, the Kaba exos access control system allows simple cost-effective management, quick expandability and administrative flexibility.

SCM Microsystems, Hirsch Electronics Announce Merger

SCM Microsystems and Hirsch Electronics Corp. recently announced the companies have entered into a definitive agreement to merge.

Arizona Business Cuts False Alarms With Web-Enabled Access Control Software

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies recently announced that Tri-City Mechanical, a 512-employee design/build contractor in Chandler, Ariz., is using Schlage bright blue Web-enabled access control software and Schlage wireless access control locking systems to reduce false alarm calls at its 77,000 square foot facility.

Smart Access Control System Protects Student Life Center At Hawaiian University

To ensure only accredited students and members of the University of Hawaii at Hilo can gain admission to the new Student Life Center center, it is protected by a smart access control system that includes a combination of networked on-line and off-line battery powered locks, panic bar interfaces and 8 13.56Mhz RFID wall reader ‘Hot-Spots’ control points.

Physical Security Solution Provides Safer Environment At New York Hospital

Protecting the hospital’s staff as well as the patients and their visitors is a clear priority for Bernard Scaglione, Director of Security for the New York-Presbyterian Hospital -- Weill Cornell Campus. And to help him achieve this goal, he relies on an efficient and comprehensive physical security solution that includes key management and guard tour systems from Morse Watchmans.

RAPIDGate Program Improves Security At U.S. Naval Base Coronado

U.S. Naval Base Coronado has implemented a new gate access program called the RAPIDGate Program (an acronym which stands for “Registered And Previously ID’d”), for the thousands of vendors, suppliers, service providers and contractors who routinely access the base.

SIA Calls for Greater Collaboration To Improve HSPD-12 Implementation

In recent testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement, Rob Zivney called implementation of HSPD-12 a pioneering effort which will require both a financial investment and development of new infrastructure.

Port Authority Of Los Angeles Taps Unisys For ID, Access Control System

The Port Authority of Los Angeles has contracted with Unisys Corp. to design and manage an identification and access control system, using smart card and biometric technologies, to identify workers who require access to restricted areas in the port.

HID Global Launches IT Channel Program

HID Global recently announced the launch of the HID Global IT Channel Program, established to facilitate identity and access management with leading third-party IT vendors focused on providing secure data access software and integrated strong authentication solutions.

RFID Helping To Improve Student Safety, Security On School Busses

An RFID solution from Zonar Systems is helping to enhance safety and security on schools buses by identifying when and where a student enters or exits the bus.

RFID Solution Protects Newborns During Hospital Stay

It’s some of the worst nightmares for the parents of a newborn -- their child being abducted or switched during the hospital stay. But thanks to a RFID solution from Xmark, parents are resting just a little easier.

Analysis: Integrated Smart Card, Biometric Technology Market Expected To Soar

Although integrated smart cards and biometrics technology is only at an early growth phase, the stage is being set for its exceptional growth. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan APAC Integrated Smart Cards and Biometrics Markets, finds that the market earned $249.1 million in 2007 and is expected to reach $822.2 million by 2013.

Report: Identity Fraud Declining In Most Parts Of United States

The 2008 Identity Fraud Survey Report -- recently released by Javelin Strategy & Research -- confirms that identity fraud is declining in most parts of the United States, and that fraudsters are turning to unexpected channels to commit fraud.

HID Global, ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies Merge

HID Global recently announced that it has joined forces with the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG).

FBI’s Next Generation Biometric System To Be Developed By Lockheed Martin

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently awarded Lockheed Martin a 10-year, $1 billion contract to develop and maintain the Bureau's Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, a multi-modal, state-of-the-art biometrics system for use by state, local and federal authorities.

Michigan Community College Uses Biometrics To Protect Critical Areas

Looking to improve security in important areas, Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan has turned to biometric hand readers to provide protection.

Organizations Using SAML 2.0 For Digital Identity Management

Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, recently released highlights of SAML 2.0-based digital identity management applications that are delivering real world value to users and organizations around the globe.

Zebra Printers Play Role In Emergency Identification, Site Access Control At Super Bowl

Zebra Technologies has announced that its Zebra TLP 3844-Z compact thermal printers will play a critical role in the emergency identification and site access control systems being provided at the 2008 Super Bowl Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Smart Card Alliance Says REAL ID Ruling Gives States Power To Set Higher Standards For Driver’s Licenses

In its final ruling on minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards last week, the Department of Homeland Security left the door open for state officials to decide for themselves if they want to set higher standards for secure REAL ID driver’s licenses and e-government services.

Oregon Public Utility Turns To Smart Card Technology To Improve Physical, Network Security

With concern increasing for the nation’s power and water utility providers to improve security across the board, the Eugene Water & Electric Board in Oregon is turning to smart card technology to protect both physical and network assets.

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