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 2016 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT Access control manufacturers address biometric myths & end user misconceptionshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/access-control-manufacturers-biometric-myths-misconceptions-co-7994-ga-co-823-ga-co-12392-ga-co-12725-ga-co-11521-ga.19627.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/access-control-manufacturers-biometric-myths-misconceptions-co-7994-ga-co-823-ga-co-12392-ga-co-12725-ga-co-11521-ga.19627.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 10 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT<table style="height: 299px; ; width: 100%;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>A number of misconceptions exist about the capabilities and technology of<br />biometrics, perpetuated in popular culture by films and TV</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Like many categories in the security marketplace, the biometrics market suffers its share of misconceptions, ranging from misunderstanding of the technology to underestimating its utility for a broad range of uses.</span> </strong></p> <p class="blue_bold"><span style="font-size: small;">Misunderstandings created by pop...Pulse Secure upgrades Pulse Connect Secure, Pulse Policy Secure and Pulse Workspace to help eliminate security siloshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/pulse-secure-upgrades-pulse-connect-secure-co-13048-ga-npr.19620.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/pulse-secure-upgrades-pulse-connect-secure-co-13048-ga-npr.19620.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 10 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT<p>Pulse Secure, the leader in secure access solutions, recently announced enhancements to its core product portfolio to help organisations secure access to applications in the data center and the cloud. Upgrades to Pulse Connect Secure, Pulse Policy Secure and Pulse Workspace will help enterprises eliminate security silos without the need for additional administrative overhead and investments while increasing both productivity and the user experience for the next generation worker.</p> <p><strong>Enterprises facing new generation of challenges</strong></p> <p>Enterprises are facing a new generation of challenges including providing secure access for workers who are increasingly mobile and embracing the cloud while meeting compliance requirements and protecting corporate data. Pressured by today&rsquo;s enterprise tech-savvy workers who demand access to the devices and the applications of their choosing in the name of productivity, IT organisations have often responded by...Paxton Access appoints Kevin Reyes and Chris Donohue as Application Engineershttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/paxton-access-appoints-kevin-reyes-chris-co-1283-ga.19593.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/paxton-access-appoints-kevin-reyes-chris-co-1283-ga.19593.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 09 Feb 2016 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>Kevin &amp; Chris will work with Paxton&rsquo;s RSMs to provide presales system designs &amp; conduct training courses</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Paxton Access has announced the appointment of Kevin Reyes and Chris Donohue as Application Engineers to further strengthen the company&rsquo;s thriving support team.</p> <p>Kevin and Chris will work closely with Paxton&rsquo;s Regional Sales Managers (RSMs) to provide presales system design, and conduct training courses in the field. They will also offer onsite technical support and advanced...AMAG announces Farpointe Data as certified member of its Symmetry Preferred Partner Programhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/amag-farpointe-data-certified-member-symmetry-preferred-partner-co-130-ga-co-2736-ga.19580.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/amag-farpointe-data-certified-member-symmetry-preferred-partner-co-130-ga-co-2736-ga.19580.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 05 Feb 2016 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>As a certified partner, Farpointe&rsquo;s Ranger long-range readers and transmitters integrate with AMAG&rsquo;s Symmetry Access Control</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>AMAG Technology, an integrated security provider of access control, video management and identity management solutions, is proud to announce that Farpointe Data is a certified member of AMAG&rsquo;s Symmetry&trade; Preferred Partner Program. As a certified partner, Farpointe Data&rsquo;s Ranger&reg; Long-Range Readers and Transmitters integrate with AMAG&rsquo;s Symmetry Access Control System. AMAG Technology and...Rapid growth of biometric solutions in the banking industry strengthens protection against identity theft and fraudhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/rapid-growth-biometric-solutions-banking-industry-co-823-ga-co-2281-ga.19565.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/rapid-growth-biometric-solutions-banking-industry-co-823-ga-co-2281-ga.19565.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 03 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT<table style="height: 299px; ; width: 100%;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Biometrics is seeing especially rapid adoption rates throughout the worldwide banking infrastructure, particularly at the ATM and teller counter, says Phil Scarfo, VP worldwide marketing, biometrics, HID Global.</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><em>&ldquo;There are also opportunities for biometrics to improve...Morpho Face authenticator solution certified by Fast IDentity Online Alliancehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/morpho-face-authenticator-solution-certified-fast-co-10849-ga-co-10000-ga-npr.19534.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/morpho-face-authenticator-solution-certified-fast-co-10849-ga-co-10000-ga-npr.19534.htmlNew Product ReleasesTue, 02 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT<p>Morpho (Safran), the world leader in security and identity solutions, recently announced that its biometrics authentication solution has been certified by the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance.</p> <p><strong>Face recognition for smart phones and tablets</strong></p> <p>Morpho's Face authenticator utilises face recognition for smart phones and tablets to replace traditional user verification methods (e.g., PIN, password). The certification validates the quality of the Morpho's implementation of FIDO standards and ensures interoperability among other FIDO compliant products and services. With this solution, service providers can easily deploy facial authentication to secure access to their services for all customers on devices currently on the marketplace. With its first in class liveness detection technologies, which ensure that the face submitted is captured from a live user (and not a photo, for example), Morpho's solution quickly provides universal and strong...Intersec 2016: TDSi's new access control integrations see visitor numbers increase by 30%http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/intersec-2016-tdsi-visitor-numbers-increase-co-9380-ga-co-5478-ga-co-2966-ga-co-1645-ga.19519.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/intersec-2016-tdsi-visitor-numbers-increase-co-9380-ga-co-5478-ga-co-2966-ga-co-1645-ga.19519.htmlEvents NewsMon, 01 Feb 2016 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&rsquo;s latest integrations with SimonsVoss and ASSA ABLOY were of particular interest to visitors</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Integrated security manufacturer, TDSi is proud to announce it increased its visitor numbers by an impressive 30% at this year&rsquo;s Intersec 2016 event in Dubai. The popular theme of integration took centre-stage, with the company engaging with large numbers of systems integrators and visitors from exciting new markets from across the gulf and beyond.</p> <p>John...Galaxy Control Systems introduces software enhancements and EMEA distribution partnership with Anixter at Intersec 2016http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/galaxy-control-systems-introduces-software-enhancements-co-7254-ga-co-2813-ga-co-5478-ga.19514.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/galaxy-control-systems-introduces-software-enhancements-co-7254-ga-co-2813-ga-co-5478-ga.19514.htmlEvents NewsMon, 01 Feb 2016 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>New enhancements provide System Galaxy users with ability to initiate lockdown in emergency situation</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Galaxy Control Systems, a leading provider of integrated access control, video and security solutions recently completed a successful exhibition at Intersec 2016, during which the company introduced a number of significant software enhancements and a new distribution partnership.</p> <p><strong>Anixter distribution partnership</strong></p> <p>Intersec attendees had the...ZKAccess and Processing Point partner to provide biometric fingerprint door locks to small businesseshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/zkaccess-processing-point-partner-provide-biometric-co-13656-ga-co-12725-ga-co-10741-ga-npr.19495.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/zkaccess-processing-point-partner-provide-biometric-co-13656-ga-co-12725-ga-co-10741-ga-npr.19495.htmlNew Product ReleasesMon, 01 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT<p>ZKAccess, a global manufacturer of biometric and radio frequency identification devices (RFID), and Processing Point, Inc., the market leader of cloud-based products and services for small to mid-size businesses, have partnered to provide an affordable line of cutting-edge biometric fingerprint door locks to small business owners and home office users, alike.</p> <p>uGuardian&trade;, the new rugged line of biometric fingerprint door locks by Processing Point, includes advanced fingerprint security, simple DIY installation and market-leading pricing. uGuardian Indoor Locks are tech-savvy yet durable and include standalone systems, as well as those utilising Bluetooth technology to open and close doors with Smartphone applications.</p> <p><strong>ZKAccess &amp; Processing Point partnership </strong></p> <p>A division of ZKTeco, a leading global developer of security and time management solutions, ZKAccess developed the uGuardian hardware featuring proprietary fingerprint...Biometrics’ greater convenience and cost-effectiveness expands its applications to markets beyond securityhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/biometrics-greater-convenience-cost-effectiveness-expands-co-7994-ga-co-823-ga-co-2984-ga-co-12392-ga-co-1726-ga-co-12725-ga-co-10741-ga-co-11521-ga.19501.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/biometrics-greater-convenience-cost-effectiveness-expands-co-7994-ga-co-823-ga-co-2984-ga-co-12392-ga-co-1726-ga-co-12725-ga-co-10741-ga-co-11521-ga.19501.htmlExpert CommentaryThu, 28 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT<table style="height: 299px; ; width: 100%;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The universe of biometric authentication applications is expanding rapidly in<br />vertical markets such as healthcare and retail</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Once used mostly to secure high-value government facilities, biometrics are now a basic tool used in a variety of vertical markets. This article will look at some of those opportunities. </strong></p> <p>For healthcare organisations, for example, biometric authentication is being used for secure...BSIA to become Challenge Group member to help shape the Security Industry Authority reviewhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/bsia-challenge-group-member-shape-security-co-306-ga-co-4414-ga.19475.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/bsia-challenge-group-member-shape-security-co-306-ga-co-4414-ga.19475.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 25 Jan 2016 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>BSIA will be given the opportunity to test and comment on the findings of the SIA review before publication</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has accepted an invitation by the Home Office to become a member of the Challenge Group that will help to steer the direction of the review of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) commencing in January 2016.</p> <p><strong>Security Industry Authority review</strong></p> <p>The SIA&rsquo;s review was launched via a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS)...NCS4 supports sports and stadium security with training, research and academic programmeshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/ncs4-supports-sports-stadium-security-training-co-5949-ga.19445.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/ncs4-supports-sports-stadium-security-training-co-5949-ga.19445.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 22 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT<table style="height: 299px; ; width: 100%;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>NCS4&rsquo;s research has mainly been on professional sports venues, but they also<br />develop best practices for all levels of sports &ndash; including high schools and colleges<br /></strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Some of the most profound changes in the way sporting events are secured have come about since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. A realisation that stadiums could be a target for terrorists has transformed sports security into a highly sophisticated profession that works...Advanced biometric identity systems help tackle immigration & border security issues for screening large numbers of peoplehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/biometric-identity-systems-immigration-border-security-co-12392-ga.19443.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/biometric-identity-systems-immigration-border-security-co-12392-ga.19443.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 20 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT<table style="height: 299px; ; width: 100%;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Fast, accurate and secure ID systems are particularly critical for applications</strong><br /><strong>such as immigration, border control, and travel clearance</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">As we face 2016, identity management has become more critical to successful security operations. Recent acts of terrorism, border security issues, and the refugee crisis are just a few examples that remind us of the potential risks we face today. As a result, identity management is now firmly cemented into...Anviz P7 biometric access control adopts touch activation technologies in fingerprint sensor and PoEhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/anviz-p7-biometric-access-control-adopts-co-11020-ga-npr.19428.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/anviz-p7-biometric-access-control-adopts-co-11020-ga-npr.19428.htmlNew Product ReleasesWed, 20 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT<p>Anviz Global, a world-wide leader in the security sector, is releasing its latest innovation onto the market in January 2016. The release of the biometric-access control device P7 adopts touch activation technologies in fingerprint sensor and PoE for easy installation.</p> <p>P7 is a new generation access control device from Anviz. As an access control device with PoE communication and access interface separation, the P7 is designed for ease of installation and costing down of labour. The powerful access control function is indispensable for P7, with relay output for door control, Wiegand output and group, time zones. It also has multi communications with TCP/IP, RS485 and Mini USB port. The Alarm push function provides additional security.</p> <p><strong>Smart sensor, the latest AFOS fingerprint reader</strong></p> <p>P7 adopts Anviz's waterproof, dustproof and scratchproof AFOS series fingerprint sensor which contains the infrared optical imaging technology. This allows the...MorphoTrak's MorphoBIS to replace fingerprint identification system at Albuquerque Police Departmenthttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/morphotrak-morphobis-replace-albuquerque-police-department-co-11899-ga-co-11321-ga-co-10000-ga.19426.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/morphotrak-morphobis-replace-albuquerque-police-department-co-11899-ga-co-11321-ga-co-10000-ga.19426.htmlApplications NewsWed, 20 Jan 2016 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="middle" align="center"><strong>MorphoBIS identification solution helps APD to maximise system security and streamline system administration</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>MorphoTrak, a subsidiary company of Morpho (Safran), announced recently that it will provide a major upgrade to the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The upgrade includes replacement of the previous fingerprint identification system with MorphoTrak's flagship biometric identification solution, MorphoBIS.</p> <p>In a strategic step to maximise system...Morse Watchman displays key control and asset management technologies at Intersec 2016http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/morse-watchman-displays-latest-key-control-co-1042-ga-co-3579-ga-co-2554-ga-co-5478-ga.19419.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/morse-watchman-displays-latest-key-control-co-1042-ga-co-3579-ga-co-2554-ga-co-5478-ga.19419.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 19 Jan 2016 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>Morse Watchmans personnel will also be available to discuss the integration capabilities of KeyWatcher Touch</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Morse Watchmans will showcase the latest in key control and asset management technologies and products at Intersec 2016, taking place January 17-19, 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The company&rsquo;s exhibit provides attendees from the Middle East and around the world with the opportunity to see, touch and hear about the latest product introductions and enhancements for its flagship KeyWatcher&reg;...How are biometrics companies expanding system functionalities for better security and identification?http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/biometrics-companies-expanding-system-functionalities-security-co-7994-ga-co-823-ga-co-13471-ga-co-12392-ga-co-10741-ga-co-11521-ga.19424.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/biometrics-companies-expanding-system-functionalities-security-co-7994-ga-co-823-ga-co-13471-ga-co-12392-ga-co-10741-ga-co-11521-ga.19424.htmlExpert CommentaryMon, 18 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT<table style="height: 299px; ; width: 100%;" border="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>Facial and body behavior analytics can identify people &ldquo;without interfering<br />with the pace of life&rdquo;</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Biometrics companies throughout the security marketplace are expanding the functionality of their systems for a variety of uses. This article will take a look at what several companies are up to.<em> </em></strong></span></p> <p><strong>SRI International</strong>&rsquo;s identity solutions seek to bring convenience, speed and security to existing workflows. SRI&rsquo;s...Tyco unified security solution manages video and access control at Izmir Airport in Turkeyhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/tyco-unified-security-solution-manages-video-co-12764-ga-co-2554-ga-co-8421-ga.19409.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/tyco-unified-security-solution-manages-video-co-12764-ga-co-2554-ga-co-8421-ga.19409.htmlApplications NewsMon, 18 Jan 2016 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>New video surveillance enables airport to manage both new IP cameras and current analogue cameras on one integrated platform</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Tyco Security Products has announced that Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport in Izmir, Turkey, has chosen its unified security solution for managing live and recorded video and access control at its new 200.000 square meter domestic terminal and 2,500 space parking garage.</p> <p><strong>Migration to an IP-based platform</strong></p> <p>Working...Tyco’s C•CURE 9000 v2.50 security management platform features enhanced visitor management functionalityhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/tyco-cure-9000-v2-50-security-co-2554-ga-co-8421-ga-npr.19408.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/tyco-cure-9000-v2-50-security-co-2554-ga-co-8421-ga-npr.19408.htmlNew Product ReleasesMon, 18 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT<p>Tyco Security Products introduces the latest version of its C&bull;CURE 9000 security and event management platform, which includes Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSPD) support for reader-to-panel communications, increased system capacity licensing and enhanced visitor management functionality that allows personnel to easily create and manage scheduled visitor appointments.</p> <p><strong>Enhanced visitor management capabilities</strong></p> <p>The enhanced Visitor Management capabilities of C&bull;CURE 9000 allows authorised personnel to create and manage scheduled visitor appointments from their desktop or mobile device browser using C&bull;CURE 9000&rsquo;s Visitor Management Web portal. Personnel who are hosting visitors are able to create appointments in advance, define visit instructions, attach visit policy documents and assign pre-authorised clearances for temporary access to expedite the visitor check-in process at the front desk. When visitors arrive, security staff...Tyco Security Products releases CEM Systems AC2000 v7.1 access control and security management systemshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/tyco-security-products-releases-cem-systems-co-386-ga-co-8421-ga-npr.19399.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/tyco-security-products-releases-cem-systems-co-386-ga-co-8421-ga-npr.19399.htmlNew Product ReleasesFri, 15 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT<p>Tyco Security Products announced recently the release of CEM Systems AC2000 v.7.1, with a series of performance-enhancing additions to this access control and security management software suite, including an improved Application Programming Interface (API) for easier third-party integrations, new room booking solution, multi-card support capabilities, and additional integrations.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;This latest version of the AC2000 software suite, including the AC2000 Airport and AC2000 Lite editions, reflects CEM Systems continued commitment to delivering superior performance and capability that meet day-to-day customer needs,&rdquo;</em> said George Martinez, Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. <em>&ldquo;Whether it&rsquo;s needing to integrate a third-party product or booking a meeting room, AC2000 is focused on blending the highest level of security with practical business application.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><strong>Bi-directional communication<br /></strong></p>...