SourceSecurity.com RSS - Access control systems & kits news SourceSecurity.com RSS - Access control systems & kits news from SourceSecurity.com http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/pc/access-control-systems-and-kits.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2014 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT ASSA ABLOY acquires Silvana and Metalika in Brazilhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9380-ga.15826.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9380-ga.15826.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 266px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Silvana and Metalika represent the Group&rsquo;s first major acquisitions in the large Brazilian market</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/assa-abloy-emea.html" class="blue_bold">ASSA ABLOY</a> has signed an agreement to acquire Silvana, a leading lock company, and has acquired Metalika, a leading steel fire door company, both located in Brazil. The acquisitions significantly increase the Group&rsquo;s footprint in Brazil.</p> <p><em>"I am very pleased that Silvana and Metalika are joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. Silvana and Metalika represent...OPTEX to demonstrate complete detection and access control solutions at Transport Security Expo 2014http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1261-ga.15823.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1261-ga.15823.htmlEvents NewsWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 2px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The OPTEX products include thrown object detection systems to protect controlled areas<br /></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/optex.html" class="blue_bold">OPTEX </a>will be exhibiting complete detection and access control solutions tailored for the transportation sector. This includes high security intrusion detection systems for perimeter protection; access control, directional analysis and thrown object detection systems to protect controlled areas; and obstacle/people detection for railway...Costs, usability, and support among access control challengeshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-2731-ga-co-11891-ga-co-2173-ga-co-9826-ga-co-9003-ga.15812.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-2731-ga-co-11891-ga-co-2173-ga-co-9826-ga-co-9003-ga.15812.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 103px; height: 306px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Technology is shifting rapidly in the access control market, but another obstacle is the need to communicate the value of the technology to users. Specifically, access control can sometimes get overshadowed by <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/tags/video-surveillance.html" class="blue_bold">video surveillance</a> as it competes for a share of the customer&rsquo;s security dollars.</p> <p>From a pure security standpoint, <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/tags/electronic-access-control.html" class="blue_bold">electronic access control</a> is better suited than video surveillance to...Traka develops smart access management system for UK’s Southeastern rail companyhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1708-ga.15811.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1708-ga.15811.htmlApplications NewsTue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Traka developed the access management system in which keys are permanently attached to an iFob</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/traka.html" class="blue_bold">Traka</a>, the key and asset management specialist, has installed a smart access management system at one of the UK&rsquo;s leading rail companies, Southeastern.</p> <p>The company covers 1,000 miles of railway infrastructure and carries around 570,000 passengers every weekday in the South East of England. The company serves commuter-belt Britain with 1,400...Bringing Consumer Appeal to Home Securityhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12443-ga-co-9385-ga-co-9938-ga.15809.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12443-ga-co-9385-ga-co-9938-ga.15809.htmlExpert CommentaryTue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <strong><em>Interactive makes services more relevant</em></strong> <p><strong>With behemoths such as AT&amp;T Digital Life, Comcast Xfinity and now Google promoting interactive services, the traditional security industry has become the default beneficiary of deep-pocket competitors who dole out big bucks to advertise their solutions. </strong></p> <p>Whether or not this competitive caterwauling in television, print and social media will raise the actual penetration rate of home security is still unknown, but it&rsquo;s certainly moving these services in the direction of mainstream consumption. According to industry research firm <a...Transitioning from legacy access control to newer technologieshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2813-ga-co-1284-ga-co-8421-ga.15796.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2813-ga-co-1284-ga-co-8421-ga.15796.htmlExpert CommentaryTue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 205px; height: 310px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><em>The installed base of legacy systems presents opportunities and obstacles for providers of newer <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/product-categories/access-control.html" class="blue_bold">access control systems</a>. Most end users would prefer not to do a full rip-and-replace upgrade. Therefore, <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/search-results/company-search/t.systems-integrators.html" class="blue_bold">integrators </a>(and <a...ASSA ABLOY Access Control UK enters into partnership with Schneider Electrichttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9787-ga-co-3188-ga.15795.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9787-ga-co-3188-ga.15795.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 24 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 270px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>ASSA ABLOY&rsquo;s Aperio&reg; is designed to upgrade mechanically locked doors</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Global specialist in energy, <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/schneider-electric-limited.html" class="blue_bold">Schneider Electric</a> has partnered with <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/assa-abloy-emea.html" class="blue_bold">ASSA ABLOY</a> Access Control UK, to enhance its Continuum building management system.</p> <p>ASSA ABLOY latest Aperio&reg; wireless cylinders, PINpad escutcheon and L100 &ndash; the...Access control market working to overcome tradition of proprietary systemshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-2731-ga-co-11891-ga-co-2566-ga-co-2173-ga-co-8173-ga-co-1284-ga.15786.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-2731-ga-co-11891-ga-co-2566-ga-co-2173-ga-co-8173-ga-co-1284-ga.15786.htmlExpert CommentaryMon, 24 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 205px; height: 323px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Access control&rsquo;s ongoing transition from closed systems to more open integration provides benefits for <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/search-results/company-search/t.systems-integrators.html" class="blue_bold">integrators</a>, and especially for end users looking to maximise their system return on investment. End users want greater flexibility, specifically in terms of hardware choice. As a result, more non-proprietary solutions are coming to market. For the integrator,...HID Global expands Seos ecosystem with new strategic enterprise application partnershttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga.15776.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga.15776.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 281px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The ecosystem enterprise applications encompass solutions for a broad and growing range of cases</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/hid-global.html" class="blue_bold">HID Global</a>&reg;, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced the addition of new strategic partners who have joined the company&rsquo;s Enterprise Application Partners program during the third calendar quarter, further expanding the ecosystem...Simplifying interoperability of access control with PLAI specificationhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11504-ga-co-9380-ga-co-9450-ga-co-1042-ga-co-2283-ga-co-1726-ga.15490.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11504-ga-co-9380-ga-co-9450-ga-co-1042-ga-co-2283-ga-co-1726-ga.15490.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 192px; height: 258px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><em>Managing access control across large companies or institutions, including those that span giant campuses or even multiple locations all over the world, is essential to optimum security. Too often, however, the effectiveness of a company&rsquo;s access control system &ndash; or, more likely, of its multiple access systems that were installed in various locations over time &ndash; is limited by an inability to share user names, privileges and other access control information across the enterprise. </em></strong></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/physical-security-interoperability-alliance-psia.html"...2014 World BORDERPOL Congress opens up for border agencies and managementhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/15769.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/15769.htmlEvents NewsThu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>The World BORDERPOL Congress aims to ensure more secure borders</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The 3rd <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/world-borderpol-congress-2014.html" class="blue_bold">World BORDERPOL Congress</a> opens on 9th December in Budapest, Hungary, which will see the largest gathering of international border agencies, agencies at the borders, border management and protection experts.</p> <p>Hosted by the Hungarian Ministry of Interior and Hungarian National Police, the 2014 World...Lenel Systems releases OnGuard 7.0 security management platformhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11504-ga-co-823-ga-co-737-ga-co-1042-ga-co-5928-ga-co-9380-ga-npr.15759.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11504-ga-co-823-ga-co-737-ga-co-1042-ga-co-5928-ga-co-9380-ga-npr.15759.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 19 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Lenel Systems International recently announced the release of OnGuard&reg; 7.0 &ndash; the next generation of its leading security management platform with a host of feature enhancements including faster and improved enterprise cardholder replication performance, new features and certifications for end users, and added integrations with other leading third-party and UTC Building &amp; Industrial Systems brands. Lenel is a part of UTC Building &amp; Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;We listened to our value-added resellers (VARs) and end customers and incorporated many of their ideas into this significant new release to make our industry-leading OnGuard platform even better,&rdquo;</em> said Ross McKay, director product management, integrated solutions &amp; advanced services, Lenel.</p> <p>As a result of a new service-oriented architecture (SOA), the Lenel OnGuard 7.0 platform now delivers near-time cardholder replication, providing a...ASSA ABLOY helps minimise patient risk at Camino mental health facilityhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9380-ga-co-12426-ga.15752.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9380-ga-co-12426-ga.15752.htmlApplications NewsWed, 19 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>ASSA ABLOY&rsquo;s DC256 clutch thumbturns were installed at the facility</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/assa-abloy.html" class="blue_bold"><span class="blue_bold">ASSA ABLOY</span></a>, the global leader in door opening solutions, has supplied a range of products that mitigate patient risk to a new West Midlands mental health facility.</p> <p>Oak House, based in Tipton, provides a specialist 24 hour nursing service for men and women with mental health...ISC East expects to see increased attendance at this year’s eventhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-74-ga-co-9699-ga-co-12420-ga-co-177-ga-co-9380-ga-co-227-ga-co-12421-ga-co-11503-ga-co-9851-ga-co-2566-ga-co-7858-ga-co-1191-ga-co-12423-ga-co-12422-ga-co-12424-ga-co-2777-ga-co-2784-ga-co-3194-ga-co-1508-ga-co-3057-ga.15749.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-74-ga-co-9699-ga-co-12420-ga-co-177-ga-co-9380-ga-co-227-ga-co-12421-ga-co-11503-ga-co-9851-ga-co-2566-ga-co-7858-ga-co-1191-ga-co-12423-ga-co-12422-ga-co-12424-ga-co-2777-ga-co-2784-ga-co-3194-ga-co-1508-ga-co-3057-ga.15749.htmlEvents NewsTue, 18 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 280px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The event offers new educational programs, special events and updated technology, such as the new ISC East mobile app</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/isc-east-2014.html" class="blue_bold">ISC East</a>, sponsored by <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/security-industry-association.html" class="blue_bold">SIA</a>, the largest security convention in the Northeast United States, expects to see increased attendance at this year&rsquo;s event, set for Nov. 19-20, at New York&rsquo;s Javits Center. Additionally,...New report predicts maritime security market growth over the next five yearshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11636-ga.15745.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11636-ga.15745.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 18 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>IRN will host the East Africa Energy Infrastructure Security Forum, which will address maritime security</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The recent report by Markets and Markets reveals that in the next five years the maritime security market will experience a significant growth from $13.94 billion in 2014 to $20.87 billion in 2019. Middle East and Africa (MEA) is the second region after Asia Pacific expected to have the largest market share. Following the series of attacks Kenya experienced in the newly developed port in Lamu County, and the...Tyco Security Products Director of Product Management Tim Myers to be a featured speaker at CONNECTIONS Europe 2014http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-8421-ga.15742.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-8421-ga.15742.htmlEvents NewsTue, 18 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>Myers will focus on how service providers can best capitalise on current and future residential technology</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/tyco-security-products.html" class="blue_bold">Tyco Security Products</a>, part of Tyco, the world&rsquo;s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, recently announced that Tim Myers, Director of Product Management, Intrusion, will be a featured speaker at&nbsp;CONNECTIONS Europe:...Manufacturing Solutions Expo 2014 successfully concludes with support from local and regional trade associationshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2173-ga.15740.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2173-ga.15740.htmlEvents NewsMon, 17 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>MSE 2014 saw more than 100 exhibiting brands from around the region</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The first <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/manufacturing-solution-expo-2014.html" class="blue_bold">Manufacturing Solutions Expo (MSE) 2014</a> concluded with a bang on 10 October 2014 over three days at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre. Held as part of the National Productivity Month, MSE 2014 was jointly organised by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Sphere Exhibits, a subsidiary of Singapore...NFPA’s security standards to be revised: Any suggestions?http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1201-ga-co-1508-ga.15738.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1201-ga-co-1508-ga.15738.htmlSecurity BeatMon, 17 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>January 5, 2015 is the deadline to suggest changes to the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/national-fire-protection-association-nfpa.html" class="blue_bold">National Fire Protection Association&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;(a US trade association) two documents that serve the security marketplace. Anyone can provide public input into the standards through the NFPA website.</p> <p><strong>NFPA 731: Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems</strong> provides guidance on how to install, test and maintain <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/tags/electronic-security-systems.html" class="blue_bold">electronic premise security systems</a> and their components. Its specific requirements are written so that they can be easily incorporated into legal requirements by local jurisdictions that oversee building construction and compliance.</p> <p><strong>NFPA 730: Guide for Premises Security</strong> is a &ldquo;softer&rdquo; standard....Kwikset integrates SmartCode locks with Logitech’s new Harmony Living home automation deviceshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2173-ga-co-10900-ga-co-10515-ga-npr.15723.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2173-ga-co-10900-ga-co-10515-ga-npr.15723.htmlNew Product ReleasesMon, 17 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Kwikset, the leader in residential security, announces that its line of SmartCode&trade; locks will be a part of Logitech&rsquo;s new Harmony Living Home lineup of entertainment and home automation devices.</p> <p>Logitech&rsquo;s Harmony&reg; Living Home brings together a wide array of compatible brands, such as Kwikset&trade;, Honeywell&reg;, Lutron&reg;, Sylvania&reg; and many others, to create one centralised and integrated system for home control.</p> <p>Kwikset&rsquo;s line of innovative SmartCode&trade; home automation security solutions is comprised of the industry&rsquo;s broadest range of keyless entry deadbolt and lever locks, all designed to provide maximum convenience and security. Two recent additions to the SmartCode&trade; line are the highly popular SmartCode&trade; 914 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt, with its best-in-class reduced interior size, and the new SmartCode&trade; 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt, which provides all the features of SmartCode &ndash;...STANLEY Security expands network of VARs to distribute suite of EyeLock iris-based identity authentication products across the UShttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2283-ga-co-12200-ga-co-12031-ga-npr.15711.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2283-ga-co-12200-ga-co-12031-ga-npr.15711.htmlNew Product ReleasesMon, 17 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>STANLEY Security, a leading provider of access control and integrated security solutions, announces it has expanded its network of value-added resellers (VARs) to distribute its suite of EyeLock iris-based identity authentication products and technology solutions. The channel now includes Vanderbilt Industries, Low Voltage Contractors, Stone Security and Xentry Systems Integration.</p> <p>Launched in 2011, STANLEY Security&rsquo;s EyeLock product solutions provide a dual-iris authentication method for identity management, producing one of the most accurate access control solutions in the field. The robust and flexible design offers video-based iris recognition of registered individuals in-motion and at-a-distance, resulting in accelerated throughput to be used in a variety of applications. The full product suite includes the EyeLock HBOX, EyeSwipe Nano, EyeSwipe Nano-TS and coming in 2015, the nano NXT.</p> <p>Exclusively distributed by STANLEY Security, the expansion of the...