HID Global News

Learning to combine the cloud and on-premise security in 2018

This time last year, we predicted 2017 would be the year digital identities began transforming trusted access and other interactions in physical and online environments. Continuous authentication experience Demand grew for unified identity and access management systems supporting both cards and mobile devices. Trusted identities began bridging the gap between connected workers and smart buildings. We saw new IoT use cases that employ location services technologies to create a continuous authe...

Midpoint Security releases CredoID open platform access control software

Midpoint Security introduces a free edition of CredoID access control software, compatible with HID VertX controllers, Edge IP readers, Mercury Controllers, Suprema biometric IP and wireless Aperio locks by Assa Abloy. The free life-time license of CredoID supports systems of up to 20 readers and includes all basic access control functions, as well as floorplans, attendance reports, and operator action logging, all delivered via an intuitive multilingual interface. With more than 2000 CredoID sy...

Top 10 mergers and acquisitions in the security industry for 2017

Rapid changes in the physical security market this year have largely overshadowed one arena where change has slowed down in 2017 – mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Although there were no “mega-mergers” as in years past (such as Axis-Canon and Johnson Controls-Tyco, M&A activity still made headlines last year on SourceSecurity.com. In 2017, we wrote about M&A news involving companies such as HID Global, Eagle Eye Networks, ADT, and Honeywell.   ...

Genetec announces Security Center 5.7 open architecture platform

Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced a new version of Security Center, an open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic licence plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Security Center 5.7 allows users to make insight-driven decisions based on security and analytics data. This latest version also adds privacy protection for individuals, effici...

What is the impact of smart buildings on the security market?

We have been hearing about smart buildings for more than a decade, but the increasing profile of the Internet of Things (IoT) expands the possibilities for intelligent building systems and makes them even more attainable. Security is often among the “smart” functions of a building, and the capabilities of many physical security systems can contribute in new ways to building intelligence. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the impact of “smart buildings&...

HID Global showcases electronic ID and ePassport solutions at ICAO TRIP 2017 Symposium

HID Global®, a provider of trusted identity solutions, will be at the ICAO TRIP 2017 Symposium next week showcasing its portfolio of end-to-end electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions which were expanded earlier this year with the acquisition of Arjo Systems, a provider and system integrator of physical and digital identities for secure government ID applications. Counterfeit-proof security “Our theme at ICAO TRIP 2017 is the transformation of traveller identification...

Download: Is your access control system as secure as you think?

Recent research shows most access control technology currently in use is not as secure or convenient as many security managers believe, according to day-to-day users of the system. In this HID Global white paper, you will discover what different companies look for in an access control system, why certain legacy access control systems may be vulnerable to attack, and why upgrading to a new access control system can result in huge benefit for enterprises and end users.  Find out m...

HID Global reveals new ID Issuance and lifecycle management solutions at ASIS 2017

HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, will unveil the next big thing in ID issuance and new solutions that will forever change and simplify numerous stages of lifecycle management for trusted identities. For the first time, attendees will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the powerful new HID solutions via live demos at ASIS International 2017. The company will also highlight its broad portfolio of solutions that power trusted identities at Booth No. 3009 at the Kay...

Altronix demonstrates Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions at ASIS 2017

Altronix, a recognised provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, is featuring its expanded offering of Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions at ASIS 2017 (booth # 2823). New additions to the Trove series include Altronix integrations with Bosch, DMP, Honeywell, Kantech and Sielox access. These new models join the versatile line of Trove solutions which accommodate AMAG, CDVI, HID/Vertx, KABA/KeyScan, Mercury and Software House access controllers....

HID Global introduces cloud-based card issuance at ASIS 2017

We can add another technology category to those aspects of the physical security market on the verge of being changed by cloud technology. The new category is the printing and encoding of ID cards. HID Global is adapting the benefits of cloud computing to the ID card printing market with the introduction of HID Fargo Connect, a cloud-based personalisation and issuance system for ID cards. The new cloud approach, which will be introduced at the ASIS 2017 show in Dallas, converts standalone card...

Johnson Controls introduces intelligent touchscreen access terminal for door security

Johnson Controls introduces its multi-functional Software House TST-100 Touchscreen Terminal, providing an enhanced end-user experience at the door. With an intuitive touchscreen user interface, native intrusion functionality and compatibility with both legacy and IP-based door controllers from Software House, the TST-100 Touchscreen Terminal adds value to the access control system by allowing users to have more flexibility and control at the reader level. LCD touchscreen access control display...

HID Global to acquire Mercury Security, expand reach in physical access control market

HID Global®, a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY specialising in trusted identity solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Mercury Security, an OEM supplier of controllers for physical access control. Mercury Security has over three million controllers installed at tens of thousands of sites worldwide, including at more than 90 of the Fortune 100 companies. Mercury’s intelligent controllers, interface boards and software complement HID’s readers, smart cards and mobile IDs for openin...