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 2014 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT Vanderbilt's acquisition of Siemen's Security Products business in Europe creates new global playerhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2140-ga-co-1137-ga-co-268-ga-co-1546-ga-co-12200-ga-sb.15530.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2140-ga-co-1137-ga-co-268-ga-co-1546-ga-co-12200-ga-sb.15530.htmlSecurity BeatWed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>There&rsquo;s a new international company in the security market this week with the acquisition of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/security-products-from-siemens.html" class="blue_bold">Siemens&rsquo; Security Products business</a> in Europe by <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/vanderbilt-industries.html" class="blue_bold">Vanderbilt Industries</a>, a new U.S. company that rebranded the Schlage Security Management Systems (SMS) product line after acquiring it from <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/ingersoll-rand-security-technologies.html" class="blue_bold">Ingersoll Rand</a> in August 2012.</p> <p>The European arm of the new global player will be called Vanderbilt International, based out of Germany and led by Managing Director Joseph Grillo, who many remember from his days at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/hid-global.html"...Tyco Security Products hosts educational technology events in Spainhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3094-ga-co-261-ga-co-386-ga-co-583-ga-co-10023-ga-co-988-ga-co-1726-ga-co-8421-ga-co-3079-ga.15529.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3094-ga-co-261-ga-co-386-ga-co-583-ga-co-10023-ga-co-988-ga-co-1726-ga-co-8421-ga-co-3079-ga.15529.htmlEvents NewsWed, 22 Oct 2014 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>The events allowed&nbsp;participants to<br />meet&nbsp;</strong><strong>with&nbsp;representatives from<br />Tyco&nbsp;Security&nbsp;</strong><strong>Products brands</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/tyco-security-products.html" class="blue_bold">Tyco Security Products</a>, part of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/tyco-fire-and-security.html" class="blue_bold">Tyco</a>, the world&rsquo;s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, recently conducted a series of technology events in Spain.</p> <p>The multi-day sessions hosted in late...Intersec 2015 attracts record participation from Germany, UK and USAhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-60-ga-co-6398-ga-co-289-ga-co-11015-ga-co-9756-ga-co-755-ga-co-2173-ga-co-10191-ga-co-4609-ga-co-5478-ga-co-1350-ga-co-1446-ga-co-2966-ga-co-1560-ga-co-2580-ga-co-3302-ga-co-3335-ga.15508.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-60-ga-co-6398-ga-co-289-ga-co-11015-ga-co-9756-ga-co-755-ga-co-2173-ga-co-10191-ga-co-4609-ga-co-5478-ga-co-1350-ga-co-1446-ga-co-2966-ga-co-1560-ga-co-2580-ga-co-3302-ga-co-3335-ga.15508.htmlEvents NewsWed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 3px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>Epoc Messe Frankfurt has reported international interest in the Intersec 2015 trade fair<br /></strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The world's premier safety and security exhibition expects stronger than ever turnout as global players converge in growing market.</p> <p>A record turn-out of safety and security companies from Germany, UK and the USA will be at the forefront of international participation at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/intersec-dubai-2015.html" class="blue_bold">Intersec 2015</a>, as the three-day event nears sell-out...Allegion plc identifies three critical security practices to help school leaders address evolving security threatshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11504-ga.15520.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11504-ga.15520.htmlApplications NewsWed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 43px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Regardless of available budget, every school should keep students and staff safe through improved physical security</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>School leaders face unprecedented security challenges that require them to stay current on the latest security technologies and protocols. Unfortunately, many of K-12 buildings are antiquated and access to funding for upgrades is limited. In advance of National Safe Schools Week (October 19-25), <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/allegion-plc.html" class="blue_bold">Allegion plc</a> has identified...**BREAKING NEWS** Vanderbilt to acquire Siemens' Security Product Businesshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/15506.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/15506.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong></strong><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, announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/security-products-from-siemens.html" class="blue_bold">Siemens&rsquo; Security Products</a> business, part of the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/siemens-building-technologies.html" class="blue_bold">Siemens&rsquo; Building Technologies</a> Division. The business will be...CEM Systems releases 6.9 version of its AC2000 suite of access control and security management softwarehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-386-ga-co-10023-ga-co-8920-ga-co-8421-ga-npr.15484.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-386-ga-co-10023-ga-co-8920-ga-co-8421-ga-npr.15484.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 22 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco recently announced the release of version 6.9 of the AC2000 suite of access control and security management software. This new version of the software offers improved security features and increases the performance of the AC2000 software suite including AC2000, AC2000 Airport and AC2000 Lite.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;AC2000 is an integrated security management system that is designed with the customer in mind, providing flexible solutions that help increase security and improve operational effectiveness,&rdquo;</em> said Conleth Donaghy, Senior Product Manager, CEM Systems. <em>&ldquo;The latest release of AC2000 further reinforces this, offering improved security features with the addition of the SmartCard Utility and support for AES encryption across all CEM DESfire readers. The latest enhancements to emerald also provide an additional security level, where personnel image can be immediately verified at point of...Matrix to showcase security solutions at IFSEC India 2014 in New Delhihttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10086-ga-co-8096-ga.15483.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10086-ga-co-8096-ga.15483.htmlEvents NewsMon, 20 Oct 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>Matrix will showcase its recently introduced access control panel and readers</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/matrix-comsec.html" class="blue_bold">Matrix</a>, a leading manufacturer of enterprise grade Security and Telecom solutions is participating in <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/ifsec-india-2014.html" class="blue_bold">IFSEC India</a>. Matrix will showcase its complete portfolio of security products encompassing range of Access Control, Time-Attendance...Key trends driving access control growthhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2298-ga.13440.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2298-ga.13440.htmlExpert CommentaryTue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 161px; height: 278px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><em>Access Control is the second-fastest growing area in the security market. A major shift from PC-based clients systems to solid state, embedded operating systems, browser-based user interfaces, remote services, and changes in compliance legislation are just a few factors driving access control adoption both across the residential and commercial markets. John LaFond, VP of Integrated Systems at <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/linear-llc.html" class="blue_bold">Linear LLC</a>, explains these factors and how they contribute to the future of access control.</em></strong></p> <p>Security, total cost of ownership (TCO) and...HID completes second successful mobile access control pilot with RFI Communications & Security Systemshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-823-ga-co-9647-ga-npr.15462.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-823-ga-co-9647-ga-npr.15462.htmlNew Product ReleasesFri, 17 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>HID Global&reg;, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that it has completed its second successful mobile access control pilot with RFI Communications &amp; Security Systems at Netflix&reg;, the world's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying TV series and films. For the latest project, pilot participants used the HID Mobile Access&reg; solution on a variety of Samsung and Apple smartphones with Bluetooth Smart communications channels, and utilised HID Global&rsquo;s patented &ldquo;<em>Twist and Go&rdquo;</em> gesture technology as a new, more convenient way to open doors.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;We were pleased with the results of our initial pilot in 2012 with HID Global and RFI, which validated the benefits of mobile access control for physical enterprise security,&rdquo;</em> said Amy Dee, director of procurement and facilities with Netflix. <em>&ldquo;Our latest 2014 project really illustrates how far mobile access control has come over...Hospital security departments bracing for Ebola impacthttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5188-ga-co-12335-ga-sb.15451.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5188-ga-co-12335-ga-sb.15451.htmlSecurity BeatThu, 16 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Spread of the Ebola virus beyond Western Africa has heightened concerns among healthcare professionals and the general public. In practical terms, healthcare facilities &ndash; including their security departments &ndash; are preparing to deal with whatever happens next as concerns about the disease continue. Even areas that are not a &ldquo;hot zone&rdquo; for Ebola virus exposure may face additional challenges, given uncertainty about the spread of the disease and a possible influx into hospitals of &ldquo;worried well&rdquo; patients who seek treatment but may not have actually been exposed.</p> <p>Fortunately, hospitals and their security departments are generally well equipped to respond to most emergency situations, says John M. White, president/CEO of Protection Management, a consultant who works with hospitals to address their security needs. However, hospitals are currently re-examining their plans to ensure they are prepared to meet the challenges specific to...ABUS Group recalls successful participation at Security Essen 2014 in Germanyhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5108-ga-co-1137-ga.15446.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-5108-ga-co-1137-ga.15446.htmlEvents NewsThu, 16 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 10px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The four ABUS group companies presented their new packaging concept as well as sales support solutions</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Around 40,000 visitors from over 110 countries flocked to the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/messe-essen-gmbh-security.html" class="blue_bold">Messe Essen</a> conference centre in the last week of September 2014. When they arrived, the many attendees were welcomed with the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/abus-security-center-corp.html" class="blue_bold">ABUS Group</a>'s conference motto: <em>"Welcome to a world of...HID Global named silver partner in Samsung Enterprise Alliance Programhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga-co-9381-ga.15418.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-823-ga-co-9381-ga.15418.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 14 Oct 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 partnership brings HID Mobile Access and Trusted Tag Services into the SEAP network</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 that it has been named a silver partner in the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/samsung-techwin-america.html" class="blue_bold">Samsung</a>&reg; Enterprise...What's next for Vicon? We asked the new CEOhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-177-ga-co-2060-ga-co-1756-ga.15415.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-177-ga-co-2060-ga-co-1756-ga.15415.htmlSecurity BeatTue, 14 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>The merger of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/micro-site/vicon-industries.html" class="blue_bold">Vicon </a>and <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/iqinvision.html" class="blue_bold">IQinVision </a>has been one of the more interesting business developments in the security and video surveillance markets in 2014. Wondering how the merger is working out, I spoke with Eric Fullerton, CEO, Vicon Industries Inc., at the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/enhanced-event-listing/asis-international-2014.html" class="blue_bold">ASIS 2014</a> show in Atlanta. Here are some of his comments:</p> <p><strong>SS.com: What drew you to Vicon; what opportunity do you see here?</strong></p> <p><strong>Fullerton: </strong>The merger of Vicon and IQinVision was announced at the end of Q1, and I thought: What is that? My first reaction was that it&rsquo;s a losing proposition - putting a struggling camera company and a struggling solutions...TDSi to showcase range of integrated security solutions at 2014 Norbain Roadshow (North)http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1233-ga-co-1645-ga.15395.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1233-ga-co-1645-ga.15395.htmlEvents NewsMon, 13 Oct 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>TDSi's EXgarde access control software and VUgarde video monitoring system will be shown at the event</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Integrated security solutions manufacturer <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/tdsi.html" class="blue_bold">TDSi</a> will be showcasing its latest range of solutions to visitors at the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/norbain-roadshow-2014-north.html" class="blue_bold">Norbain Roadshow (North)</a>, which is being held at...BSIA hosts CoESS General Assembly 25th anniversary celebrationshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-306-ga.15394.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-306-ga.15394.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 13 Oct 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 assembly saw debates on pan-European issues, regulatory provisions and best practice</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>More than a hundred security experts from across Europe gathered in London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the CoESS General Assembly, hosted by the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/british-security-industry-association-bsia.html" class="blue_bold">British Security Industry Association (BSIA)</a>.</p> <p>CoESS - the Confederation of European Security Services - is the Brussels-based European trade...TDSi builds commanding market share in China’s security markethttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1645-ga.15385.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1645-ga.15385.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 10 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 5px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>TDSi has made significant inroads into the Chinese market, according to Managing Director John Davies</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In terms of the trade deficit, the UK will always struggle to tip the balance in its favour with China. With well over 1.3 Billion people (a staggering 19% of the world&rsquo;s population) any nation would be hard pushed to successfully tap the full opportunities of such a vast potential market. However, the answer for many companies looking to export to China is to find the perfect niche and to build towards a commanding market...AMAG Technology adds Intellicheck Mobilisa as its member of Symmetry™ Extended Business Solutions Programhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-10844-ga.15381.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-130-ga-co-10844-ga.15381.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 09 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 55px; height: 267px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Intellicheck Mobilisa successfully integrated its Defense ID&reg; system with AMAG's Symmetry v7.0.1</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/intellicheck-mobilisa.html" class="blue_bold">Intellicheck Mobilisa</a>, Inc., a global leader in identity solutions and wireless security systems, has become a member of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/amag-technology-inc.html" class="blue_bold">AMAG Technology</a>&rsquo;s Symmetry&trade; Extended...SST, Inc. launches an unprecedented gunfire detection system to provide indoor and outdoor coverage at Universities and Schoolshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11429-ga-npr.15377.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11429-ga-npr.15377.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 09 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>SST, Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter Flex&trade; and the global leader in gunfire detection and analysis, recently announced the launch of SecureCampus&trade;, an unprecedented gunfire detection system designed to provide both indoor and outdoor coverage at university and school campuses and other critical infrastructure locations. SecureCampus instantly detects gunfire and notifies law enforcement, campus security personnel, on-site staff, and other first responders, allowing them to quickly mitigate active shooter situations as soon as possible and minimise lost lives.</p> <p>Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia is the first university in the country to roll out an external and internal installation of SecureCampus, and has worked to ensure that it will be in place for the 2014-2015 school year. Prior to the rollout at SCAD, SST conducted extensive proof-of-concept testing for SecureCampus at several other school locations over the last year.</p>...Lenel awarded Authorised Provider accreditation by IACEThttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1042-ga-co-5928-ga.15358.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-1042-ga-co-5928-ga.15358.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 08 Oct 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>Lenel offers technical training for authorised Value Added Resellers (VARs) and system users worldwide</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/lenel-systems-international.html" class="blue_bold">Lenel Systems International</a> its prestigious Authorised Provider accreditation. IACET Authorised Providers are the only organisations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education...TrakLok adds new security features to its GeoLok and TrakLog cargo security platformhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12308-ga-npr.15357.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12308-ga-npr.15357.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 08 Oct 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>TrakLok&reg; International LLC, a cargo security firm specialising in trailer and container security, recently announced that it has upgraded its Application Programing Interface (API) to allow a seamless integration with security integration and call monitoring companies. The company has also added new security features to its GeoLok and TrakLog cargo security platform.</p> <p>The latest enhancements to the integrated lock, alarm and tracking system further enable fleets to proactively protect cargo by improving monitoring and alerts for lock and latch status changes, enter and exit fences, and low battery issues. In addition to text and email messages, these alarms and alerts can be transmitted to key partners via the API.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Our engineering team continues to advance our security system based on our customers growing needs,&rdquo;</em> said Tom Mann, president of TrakLok. <em>&ldquo;The layered approach of a robust locking solution, integrated sensor/alarm...