SourceSecurity.com RSS - Audio, video or keypad entry news SourceSecurity.com RSS - Audio, video or keypad entry news from SourceSecurity.com http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/pc/audio-video-or-keypad-entry.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2015 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT HID Global and sustainability in the security markethttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9380-ga-co-823-ga-sb.18051.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9380-ga-co-823-ga-sb.18051.htmlSecurity BeatThu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>My first impression on visiting <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/hid-global.html" class="blue_bold">HID Global&rsquo;s</a> headquarters in Austin, Texas, was a profusion of light. Plenty of Texas sunshine beams through the abundant windows to provide brightness throughout the building.</p> <p>Mike Klein, HID Global&rsquo;s manager of corporate communications and global public relations, led a tour of the headquarters facility on my recent trip to Austin. Including 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space, the building consolidates several previous North American manufacturing facilities into one location. The building&rsquo;s modern design &ndash; including all those windows &ndash; also provides space for the company&rsquo;s distribution and operations such as marketing, finance, IT, and customer service.</p> <p><strong>Plenty of natural light</strong></p> <table style="width: 300px; height: 61px;" border="0" cellspacing="8"...ACT access control equipment protects Welsh schoolshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-38-ga-co-591-ga.18046.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-38-ga-co-591-ga.18046.htmlApplications NewsThu, 02 Jul 2015 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"> <p><strong>Staff and students are benefiting from ACTpro 4000 door controllers and ACTpro door stations on interior and perimeter doors</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/dyfed-alarms-ltd.html" class="blue_bold">Dyfed Alarms</a> is installing access control equipment from <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/access-control-technology.html" class="blue_bold">ACT</a> at a mixed comprehensive school in Wales.</p> <p>Ysgol Dyffryn Aman has 1,600...Expanding market for home automation sectorhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-74-ga-co-6591-ga-co-9561-ga-co-6586-ga-co-12086-ga-co-2173-ga-co-737-ga-co-12085-ga-co-11565-ga-co-10901-ga.17998.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-74-ga-co-6591-ga-co-9561-ga-co-6586-ga-co-12086-ga-co-2173-ga-co-737-ga-co-12085-ga-co-11565-ga-co-10901-ga.17998.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 01 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 299px;" 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>Just how big is the home automation industry? One way to tell is by looking at the sheer number of companies &ndash; large and small&mdash;that have rushed to enter this fast-growing space. They include some of the world&rsquo;s largest corporations &ndash; Apple and Google &ndash; along with the nation&rsquo;s biggest cable and telecom companies &ndash; Comcast and AT&amp;T. It includes big names in security like <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/honeywell.html" class="blue_bold">Honeywell</a> and <a...Fermax's fully digital two-wire video door entry system - Duoxhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-687-ga-npr.17942.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-687-ga-npr.17942.htmlNew Product ReleasesFri, 19 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Some two-wire video door entry systems were already available on the market. But none like this. Fermax is launching the first one that is fully digital. A pioneering technological milestone worldwide, set to revolutionise the sector.</p> <p>Duox is extraordinarily easy to install. Technically it provides more quality, greater capacity and better flexibility. And, from the commercial standpoint, it is a paradigm shift: it means that purchasing decisions are no longer up to the residents' community, but to each individual owner. DUOX opens up a new era for everyone involved in the video door entry business.</p> <p>From now on, owners wishing to install a video entry system in their homes will be able to do so without forcing their neighbours who prefer to rely on audio alone to spend any money. Choose the model you like and with the extras you prefer. You can also change it whenever you want without having to ask the other residents for permission. All this thanks to the new...Sovereign access control and lift destination system for Ty Admiral in Cardiffhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5418-ga-co-1645-ga.17939.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5418-ga-co-1645-ga.17939.htmlApplications NewsFri, 19 Jun 2015 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"> <p><strong>The solution reduces time spent by staff queuing and improves the efficiency of people getting to their work floor</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5205-ga-co-5418-ga-co-1645-ga.15097.html" class="blue_bold">Sovereign Fire and Security </a>has recently completed a state of the art building management system at Ty Admiral in Cardiff. The new access control and lift destination system reduces time spent by staff queuing and improves the efficiency of...Vanderbilt study: British businesses report loss due to security breacheshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12200-ga.17935.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12200-ga.17935.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 19 Jun 2015 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>Study reveals that more than one in four British businesses suffer loss, disruption or inconvenience as result of security breaches</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>A comprehensive study conducted across four European countries by YouGov for <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/vanderbilt-industries.html" class="blue_bold">Vanderbilt</a> reveals that more than one in four (28%) of small and medium sized British businesses have suffered loss, disruption or inconvenience as a direct result of physical or cyber security...Day one at IFSEC 2015: Security and beyondhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-386-ga-co-9665-ga-co-1261-ga-co-3322-ga-co-1708-ga-co-8096-ga.17893.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-386-ga-co-9665-ga-co-1261-ga-co-3322-ga-co-1708-ga-co-8096-ga.17893.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 17 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 299px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Security beyond its traditional boundaries is a big theme at IFSEC 2015</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="Body"><em><strong>The security landscape is changing. Touring exhibitors on the first day of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/ifsec-2015.html" class="blue_bold">IFSEC International</a> in London, it seems an increasing number of vendors are offering products that go beyond what may be termed "security," offering solutions for applications such as health and safety and data collection. They are also offering more smart technology with mobile phones and...TBS biometrics solutions for IFSEC 2015http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga-co-11127-ga-co-8096-ga.17885.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga-co-11127-ga-co-8096-ga.17885.htmlEvents NewsTue, 16 Jun 2015 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"> <p><strong>The 3D and 2D finger scanning technology will be demonstrated in combination with TBS Video and TBS Anti-tailgating</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/touchless-biometric-systems-tbs.html" class="blue_bold">Touchless Biometric Systems</a>, Swiss manufacturer and biometric solution provider, recently announced it will showcase its biometrics innovations at this week&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/ifsec-2015.html" class="blue_bold">IFSEC International 2015</a> in London June 16-18 2015.</p>...Connect ONE and ELK Products partner for residential integratorshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12491-ga-co-2707-ga.17867.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12491-ga-co-2707-ga.17867.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 12 Jun 2015 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>The Connect ONE interface is fully compatible with ELK Products&rsquo; Security and Automation Control Systems</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The partnership between <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/elk-products-inc.html" class="blue_bold">ELK Products</a>, a premier manufacturer of security and automation solutions and Connect ONE&reg;, the flagship, integrated security management platform from <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/connected-technologies.html"...ASSA ABLOY launches KeyPad escutcheon for SMARTair wireless access control systemhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9380-ga-co-823-ga-co-11628-ga-npr.17822.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9380-ga-co-823-ga-co-11628-ga-npr.17822.htmlNew Product ReleasesTue, 09 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>ASSA, part of Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, has launched a KeyPad escutcheon that features multi-factor authentication, providing extra security for its SMARTair&trade; wireless access control system.</p> <p>SMARTair&trade; is a door management system that allows sophisticated proximity access control using minimal wire-free door units.</p> <p><strong>3 levels of user authentication</strong></p> <p>The new KeyPad escutcheon offers three levels of user authentication: it can be opened by 4-digit code, by RFID-enabled smartcard, or can require both to permit access.</p> <p>With no wiring required, thanks to the various communication technologies available between the reader and administration software, the bolt-on SMARTair&trade; unit and KeyPad escutcheon can easily be installed onto virtually any mechanical door, minimising disruption to the day-to-day operations of buildings.</p> <p>Using standard batteries, rather than a mains power connection,...Comelit to launch its SimpleHome home automation system at IFSEC 2015http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-449-ga-co-8096-ga.17766.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-449-ga-co-8096-ga.17766.htmlEvents NewsTue, 02 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 231px; height: 279px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>A core function is video door entry, with the facility for call recording by visitors &amp; a touchscreen monitor</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/comelit.html" class="blue_bold">Comelit</a> is to launch its ground-breaking SimpleHome intelligent home automation system at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/ifsec-2015.html" class="blue_bold">IFSEC 2015</a>. With options for remote management from smart devices...Vanderbilt completes Security Products from Siemens acquisitionhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-268-ga-co-12200-ga.17747.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-268-ga-co-12200-ga.17747.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 01 Jun 2015 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></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/vanderbilt-industries.html" class="blue_bold">Vanderbilt Industries</a>, a global leader providing state-of-the-art security systems, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/security-products-from-siemens.html" class="blue_bold">Security Products from Siemens</a>, <a...OPTEX exhibit smart access control & perimeter detection solutions at IFSEC 2015http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-682-ga-co-1261-ga-co-8096-ga.17716.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-227-ga-co-682-ga-co-1261-ga-co-8096-ga.17716.htmlEvents NewsThu, 28 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 230px; height: 279px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>OPTEX will be previewing its new anti-tailgating access control solution known as Accurance 3D</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/optex.html" class="blue_bold">OPTEX</a> Group will be exhibiting an extensive selection of smart access control and perimeter detection solutions at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/ifsec-2015.html"...FST Biometrics combines security with conveniencehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-7994-ga-co-2173-ga-co-1042-ga-co-8421-ga-sb.17708.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-7994-ga-co-2173-ga-co-1042-ga-co-8421-ga-sb.17708.htmlSecurity BeatThu, 28 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Security vigilance can be sporadic at many companies and institutions. Facilities tend to tighten security in the days after a scary event happens or makes headlines, and people are generally tolerant of the associated inconvenience &ndash; for a time. But as memory fades, so too does tolerance for being inconvenienced. We want to be safe, but we also don&rsquo;t want to be bothered. We want a <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/tags/security-systems.html" class="blue_bold">security system</a> that both provides safety and is unobtrusive.</p> <p>Security doesn&rsquo;t have to be inconvenient. That&rsquo;s a core message of FST Biometrics, which leverages multiple technologies to identify people in motion, ensuring non-invasive, seamless security in a variety of environments.</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;In Motion Identification&rdquo;</strong></p> <table style="width: 305px; height: 48px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2><strong><em>FST...Identiv to showcase intelligent building infrastructure at Infosecurity Europe 2015http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-420-ga-co-5790-ga-co-3194-ga.17712.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-420-ga-co-5790-ga-co-3194-ga.17712.htmlEvents NewsWed, 27 May 2015 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>Identiv will demonstrate its new technology platform that enables these devices to interoperate with privacy and trust</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/identive-group.html" class="blue_bold">Identiv, Inc.</a> will be at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/infosecurity-europe-2015.html" class="blue_bold">Infosecurity Europe</a>, June 2 - 4, 2015, showcasing its new intelligent building infrastructure. This technology, which was jointly developed by Identiv and <a...HID Global’s Denis Hebert quits as President & CEOhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9787-ga-co-823-ga-co-1508-ga.17689.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9787-ga-co-823-ga-co-1508-ga.17689.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr class="smalltxt"> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong></strong><strong></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Denis H&eacute;bert, president and CEO of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/hid-global.html" class="blue_bold">HID Global</a>, has quietly left the company. There has been no official announcement, and the company has yet to report the change, but H&eacute;bert&rsquo;s LinkedIn account confirms the news. The company&rsquo;s website also now lists Ulf S&ouml;dergren, CTO of parent company <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/assa-abloy.html" class="blue_bold">ASSA ABLOY</a>, as HID&rsquo;s interim CEO.&nbsp; <p>H&eacute;bert, who is chairman-elect of the <a...Essentra to exhibit alongside Magicard at IFSEC 2015http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-530-ga-co-11614-ga-co-823-ga-co-9238-ga-co-8096-ga-co-9710-ga.17619.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-530-ga-co-11614-ga-co-823-ga-co-9238-ga-co-8096-ga-co-9710-ga.17619.htmlEvents NewsFri, 15 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 2px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>The Magicard Helix can apply a secure visible watermark to each card during the re-transfer process</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Visitors to <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/ifsec-2015.html" class="blue_bold">IFSEC International 2015</a> will be among the first in Europe to see a preview of the new <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/magicard.html" class="blue_bold">Magicard</a> Helix re-transfer ID card printer with built-in visual security.</p> <p><strong>Magicard Helix featuring <span...NEXT Biometrics recognised as fingerprint sensor supplier by Microsofthttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12632-ga.17586.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12632-ga.17586.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 12 May 2015 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"> <p><strong>NEXT fingerprint sensor drivers now available for Windows 8 and 10</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/next-biometrics-group-asa.html" class="blue_bold">NEXT Biometrics Group ASA</a> recently announced that in a recent presentation discussing secure authentication initiatives of its Windows operating systems, Microsoft management recognised NEXT Biometrics as one of two world fingerprint sensor suppliers.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #777777; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style:...Secured Alarm Systems installs ACT access control equipment at Wales’ regeneration projecthttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-38-ga-co-12951-ga.17583.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-38-ga-co-12951-ga.17583.htmlApplications NewsTue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 229px; height: 279px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>ACT door controllers, door stations and proximity fobs are being used at Urban Village development</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/secured-alarm-systems-ltd.html" class="blue_bold">Secured Alarm Systems</a> are installing access control equipment from <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/access-control-technology.html" class="blue_bold">ACT</a> at a &pound;25m regeneration project in Swansea, Wales.</p> <p>The integrator is using ACT...Convergence of VMS and access controlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-38-ga-co-8173-ga.17551.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-38-ga-co-8173-ga.17551.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 08 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong><em>Michael Byrden, Sales Director of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/access-control-technology.html" class="blue_bold">ACT</a>, considers the convergence of facility management. He describes how ACT, the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/product-categories/access-control.html" class="blue_bold">access control</a> manufacturer, has acquired a <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/tags/video-management-system.html" class="blue_bold">VMS</a> and analytics development house in order to unify security solutions and bring customers nearer to the goal of a truly intelligent building.</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Desire for open systems</strong></p> <p>Major acquisitions have been dominating the news recently and, even if this lays me open to a charge of naivety, I genuinely believe that they aren&rsquo;t predatory. As more and more building disciplines are network-enabled, <a...