SourceSecurity.com RSS - Access control software news SourceSecurity.com RSS - Access control software news from SourceSecurity.com http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/pc/software.2.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2015 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT Matrix Comsec to showcase access control, time-attendance and video surveillance solutions at IFSEC Malaysia 2015http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10086-ga-co-8096-ga.18446.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10086-ga-co-8096-ga.18446.htmlEvents NewsFri, 28 Aug 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>Matrix will showcase its access control, time-attendance and video surveillance solutions at the event</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Matrix Comsec, a leading manufacturer of enterprise grade security and telecom solutions is participating in a leading trade fair for Safety &amp; Security - IFSEC, Malaysia. Matrix will showcase its complete portfolio of security products encompassing range of access control, time-attendance and video surveillance solutions.</p> <p><strong>COSEC ARC IP based access control</strong></p> <p>During IFSEC, Matrix...PSA-TEC 2016's calls for presentation now openhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3292-ga.18445.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3292-ga.18445.htmlEvents NewsFri, 28 Aug 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>TEC 2016 is the premier education and networking event that is open to everyone in the physical security industry</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> PSA Security Network (www.psasecurity.com), the world&rsquo;s largest electronic security cooperative, recently announced the call for presentations for the TEC 2016 security conference will be open August 24 &ndash; September 14, 2015. The theme of TEC 2016 is &ldquo;Beyond the Edge.&rdquo;&nbsp; <p><strong>Premier education and networking event</strong></p> <p>TEC 2016 is the premier education...Mobile access control and smart phones proving convenient in hoteling worldhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga.18444.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga.18444.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 28 Aug 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><em><strong>More and more commercial buildings today are replacing mechanical keyed locks with card access systems. The basic reason is familiar to security professionals: card systems, once installed, cost less to manage and maintain. &ldquo;When people are let go, if you don&rsquo;t get their keys back, you have to rekey the locks and give everyone new keys,&rdquo; says Brett St. Pierre, director, education solutions with Austin, Texas-based HID Global. &ldquo;With a card system, all you have to do is deactivate the...Increasing demand for biometric and face recognition applications: TDSi IP access control sales surge in Europehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1645-ga.18439.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1645-ga.18439.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 28 Aug 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>Customers are seeking systems integration as a solution rather than a component</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><em><strong>The migration of access control systems from conventional technology to IP has had a positive impact on TDSi&rsquo;s sales for IP equipment. &nbsp;Increasing demand for biometric and face recognition applications has also paved the way for better and improved access control systems. According to John Davies, Managing Director of access control company TDSi, the state of any given market depends on where that market is situated. For...System Galaxy access control solution now on GSA Approved Products List with FIPS 201 approvalhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2813-ga-npr.18423.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2813-ga-npr.18423.htmlNew Product ReleasesFri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Following an extensive testing and evaluation process, System Galaxy from Galaxy Control Systems has earned Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS 201) Certification and is now on the GSA Approved Products List (APL) in the PACS Infrastructure category.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;U.S. Government agencies rely on the GSA Approved Product List to identify solutions that meet the stringent requirements of the federal government, and we are proud that System Galaxy met the rigorous testing requirements to earn a place on that list,&rdquo;</em> said Robert Laughlin, President, Galaxy Control Systems. &ldquo;<em>Galaxy Control Systems is dedicated to providing government customers with an innovative access control software platform that will meet their needs today and well into the future.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><strong>FIPS 201</strong></p> <p>FIPS 201 is a U.S. government standard that specifies Personal Identity Verification (PIV) requirements for federal employees and...Essentra provides Magicard Rio Pro printer, software and ID card stock to create national DID card for disabled peoplehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11614-ga-co-1508-ga.18434.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11614-ga-co-1508-ga.18434.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 27 Aug 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 card works as certified ID for anyone who is registered as blind or is receiving qualifying disability benefits<br /></strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The ID cards which when printed, look similar to a driving licence, negate the need for people to have to carry around documents to verify their disabilities.</p> <p>The idea to create a national Disabled Identification (DID) Card was thought up by Tanya Beaney following her observation that there were an increasing number of comments being posted on social media sites that disabled people were frustrated at having to constantly...IFSEC SEA 2015, a leading security, fire and safety exhibition, to commence from September 2http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-176-ga-co-177-ga-co-9417-ga-co-306-ga-co-4261-ga-co-2391-ga-co-13280-ga-co-8037-ga-co-1277-ga-co-1437-ga-co-3289-ga-co-12812-ga-co-8096-ga.18420.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-176-ga-co-177-ga-co-9417-ga-co-306-ga-co-4261-ga-co-2391-ga-co-13280-ga-co-8037-ga-co-1277-ga-co-1437-ga-co-3289-ga-co-12812-ga-co-8096-ga.18420.htmlEvents NewsThu, 27 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table class="smalltxt" 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>IFSEC SEA 2015 is a highly anticipated event among industry professionals</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Next week, South-East Asia&rsquo;s leading Security, Fire and Safety exhibition and conference, IFSEC Southeast Asia (IFSEC SEA), will open its doors from 2 - 4 September, 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia. As part of the world&rsquo;s leading portfolio of security, fire and safety events, IFSEC SEA 2015 is a highly anticipated event among industry professionals.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;While the police force has taken a number of initiatives to combat and...TDSi holds a fundraising Bake Off event for Julia’s House Children’s Hospicehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1645-ga.18391.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1645-ga.18391.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 21 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 7px; height: 269px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>The event raised &pound;65 for Julia&rsquo;s House and proved to be a highly enjoyable event for everyone involved</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The team at TDSi&rsquo;s Poole headquarters has held a &lsquo;Bake Off&rsquo; event to raise money for Dorset and Wiltshire Children's Hospices Julia's House (registered charity number 1067125).</p> <p><strong>Helping the cause</strong></p> <p>TDSi's Marketing Co-ordinator, Sophie Wilkins commented, <em>&ldquo;The Bake Off is the latest activity we have run to keep the fundraising momentum going for Julia&rsquo;s House. Having run a similar themed event before, it...Viscount Freedom access control system disrupting physical security markethttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5857-ga-co-8694-ga-co-2785-ga-co-2415-ga-co-2984-ga-co-3077-ga-sb.18351.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5857-ga-co-8694-ga-co-2785-ga-co-2415-ga-co-2984-ga-co-3077-ga-sb.18351.htmlSecurity BeatFri, 14 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Viscount Systems&rsquo; Freedom access control now secures the U.S. Department of Homeland Security<a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/department-of-homeland-security.html" class="blue_bold"></a>, which uses the physical security system in dozens of field offices of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the department&rsquo;s largest agency. (Tentative plans by President Obama call for the number of USCIS sites to increase ten-fold.)</p> <p>For many access control companies, government business is difficult to win and may even prove elusive. It&rsquo;s ironic, then, that Viscount&rsquo;s first big win was in the U.S. government. Since late-2014, the company has been focusing on expanding that business into more commercial markets. The Viscount system plays well in large campus environments, where costs are competitive and end users are looking to change the dynamic of their provisioning environment. <em>&ldquo;Price helps start the...Urmet’s IPervoice video entry and access control solution secures St Joseph’s Gate in Mill Hill, Londonhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1745-ga.18329.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1745-ga.18329.htmlApplications NewsWed, 12 Aug 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>The Urmet products&nbsp; has </strong><strong>the ability to blend with the Grade II-listed architecture</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Urmet&rsquo;s IPervoice video entry and access control solution has been installed at St Joseph&rsquo;s Gate, an apartment complex located at a former foreign missionary college in Mill Hill, London. The system was chosen for the redevelopment of the Berkeley Group&rsquo;s site due to its simple installation process and the ability of Urmet products to blend with the Grade II-listed architecture.</p> <p><strong>IPervoice installed across the whole...SALTO Zaplox Mobile Key Services, access control integrationhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3322-ga-co-12675-ga-npr.18328.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3322-ga-co-12675-ga-npr.18328.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 12 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Zaplox, a market innovator of advanced Mobile Key Services for the global hospitality industry, has integrated its solution with SALTO Systems, providing hotels and their guests with unmatched convenience and superior satisfaction.</p> <p>As a result, Zaplox will be the first Mobile Key Services company to announce its integration with SALTO Systems. This strategic global partnership allows any property with SALTO BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) enabled locks installed to easily implement mobile access functionality for their guests, while experiencing the unique operational benefits that Zaplox Mobile Key Services provide.</p> <p>Through the new technology integration with Zaplox, guests of properties with SALTO access control systems will now be able to use their smartphones for guestroom access, while allowing hoteliers to offer and promote revenue creating smart services with full customisation and hotel branding on the Zaplox Mobile Key Services app platform. This wide range of...TDSi EXgarde 4.4 security management software at IFSEC Southeast Asia 2015, Kuala Lumpurhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2966-ga-co-1645-ga-co-8096-ga.18325.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2966-ga-co-1645-ga-co-8096-ga.18325.htmlEvents NewsTue, 11 Aug 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>TDSi will also be showcasing its new readers range with MIFARE and Proximity versions</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Integrated security manufacturer, TDSi announces that it will be showcasing the latest version of its powerful security management software, EXgarde 4.4, its new range of readers and offering sales and technical advice to visitors at IFSEC Southeast Asia 2015 in Kuala Lumpur from 2nd - 4th September.</p> <p>The show is a huge draw to the security community in Southeast Asia and an important...AMAG Symmetry access control software integrated with Quantum Secure's SAFE v4.9 PIAMhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-823-ga-co-2415-ga-npr.18306.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-823-ga-co-2415-ga-npr.18306.htmlNew Product ReleasesFri, 07 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>AMAG Technology, a leading provider of access control, video management and end-to-end security management solutions, is pleased to announce that longtime partner, Quantum Secure, part of HID Global, has integrated its Physical Identity and Access Management System, SAFE v4.9 with the latest version of AMAG&rsquo;s Symmetry access control software. AMAG Technology and Quantum Secure cooperatively tested and certified this integration.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>&ldquo;We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Quantum Secure, and offer first-rate product integrations to our customers,&rdquo; </em>said AMAG Technology, Symmetry Partner Program Manager, David Ella.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Deploying best-practices</strong></p> <p>SAFE Physical Identity and Access Management infuses industry best-practice processes to streamline access request and approval processes across multiple types of people, user-access profiles and physical access systems, allowing users to create business...MorphoTrak tattoo recognition algorithm NIST Tatt-C evaluationhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10849-ga-co-11321-ga.18295.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10849-ga-co-11321-ga.18295.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 05 Aug 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>MorphoTrak's tattoo recognition algorithm helps make the transition from keyword to automated search<br /></strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/morphotrak.html" class="blue_bold">MorphoTrak</a>, a U.S. subsidiary of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/morpho.html" class="blue_bold">Morpho</a> (Safran), announced recently that MorphoTrak's tattoo recognition algorithm placed first in the Tattoo Recognition Technology - Challenge (Tatt-C) evaluation conducted by the National...MorphoTrak face recognition and identification vendor traininghttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10849-ga-co-11321-ga.18284.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10849-ga-co-11321-ga.18284.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 04 Aug 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>Dr. Nicole Spaun, Principal Facial Biometric Expert for MorphoTrak, will lead the training in face comparison</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/morphotrak.html" class="blue_bold">MorphoTrak</a>, a U.S. subsidiary of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/morpho.html" class="blue_bold">Morpho</a> (Safran), announced recently that it will offer vendor-independent training* in face comparison, filling an acknowledged gap in the field of...Skillweb’s new MySmartTask app for remote security workforce managementhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12059-ga-npr.18276.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12059-ga-npr.18276.htmlNew Product ReleasesMon, 03 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Skillweb has launched a support and messaging app which enables security businesses to better communicate and engage with their remotely-based staff, while at the same time streamline administrative and control room procedures. MySmartTask is a downloadable app, suitable for the workforce&rsquo;s personal smartphones, which enables security officers to quickly view their latest rosters and confirm availability for work shifts, dramatically reducing the number of calls required to finalise schedules by up to 75 per cent.</p> <p><strong>Operates alongside SmartTask solution</strong></p> <p>MySmartTask operates alongside the existing SmartTask employee scheduling and remote workforce management solution. This means when rosters are created a breakdown of work planned can now be sent directly to staff via the app at the touch of a button. Employees will then have the option to accept or decline shifts with a single tap, simplifying the roster confirmation process and removing the...TDSi's French division appoints new technical support engineer, Thierry Tirmarchehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2312-ga-co-1645-ga.18249.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2312-ga-co-1645-ga.18249.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 30 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>Thierry will ensure that the customers continually have access to the technical support and assistance they need</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Integrated security solutions manufacturer <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/tdsi.html" class="blue_bold">TDSi</a> has appointed Thierry Tirmarche as its new Technical Support Engineer, based at the company's French headquarters at Noisy-Le-Grand, Paris.</p> <p><strong>Strengthens TDSi's export team</strong></p> <p>Mica Negrilic, TDSi's International Business Development Manager, who heads up TDSi's French operations commented,...Frank De Fina, Hikvision USA's Senior Director, passes awayhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3425-ga-co-1277-ga-co-9381-ga-co-1508-ga-co-3478-ga.18240.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3425-ga-co-1277-ga-co-9381-ga-co-1508-ga-co-3478-ga.18240.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 29 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>De Fina also made his mark at several other companies, including Samsung-Techwin, SightLogix, and Hikvision<br /></strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Frank De Fina, a security executive whose career spanned more than two decades at Panasonic, died suddenly over the weekend. Since leaving <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/panasonic-system-communications-company-europe.html" class="blue_bold">Panasonic</a> in 2008, De Fina also made his mark at several other companies, including security industry players <a...ASSA ABLOY Aperio V3 platform offers improved RFID performancehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9787-ga-npr.18233.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9787-ga-npr.18233.htmlNew Product ReleasesTue, 28 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Wireless locks react in a heartbeat with the new Aperio&reg; V3 platform. For organisations looking to supercharge unlocking speeds, ASSA ABLOY&rsquo;s new generation of battery-powered locks pack more powerful electronics and guarantee faster response times. And that means less time wasted hanging around at the door.</p> <p><strong>Instant remote unlocking commands</strong></p> <p><em>&ldquo;Using the new V3 platform, remote unlocking commands pass from system to door almost instantly,&rdquo;</em> says Gareth Ellams, Aperio&reg; Business Development Director at ASSA ABLOY EMEA. <em>&ldquo;It represents a major upgrade in Aperio&reg; processing power and memory space, and offers improved RFID performance when compared with the current V2 platform.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>The boost in performance comes without sacrificing Aperio&reg; class-leading energy efficiency. With wireless locks running the Aperio&reg; V3 platform, for example highly-frequented entrance doors still run for...Tyco and Alarm.com to serve cloud-based interactive services to residential and commercial markethttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6145-ga-co-8421-ga-npr.18232.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-6145-ga-co-8421-ga-npr.18232.htmlNew Product ReleasesTue, 28 Jul 2015 08:00:00 GMT<p>Tyco Security Products announced recently the expansion of a strategic global partnership with Alarm.com that will enable smart interactive services for both the residential and small-to-medium commercial market.</p> <p><strong>Integration with Alarm.com</strong></p> <p>Alarm.com is a leading platform solution for the connected home, making connected home services broadly accessible to millions of home and business owners. With the integration of Tyco Security Products&rsquo; PowerSeries Neo system and Alarm.com&rsquo;s cloud-based interactive services&mdash;including interactive security, intelligent automation, video monitoring and energy management solutions&mdash;dealers and integrators can serve residential and small-to-medium commercial customers with a single, scalable solution.</p> <p>PowerSeries Neo combines the flexibility of a modular, hardwired system with the simplicity of a wide range of compatible wireless devices. This exceptionally flexible platform leverages...