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What are the new trends and opportunities for biometrics?

A shift toward touchless devices during the coronavirus pandemic has been a boon to the biometrics sector. Another factor in the recent increase in use of biometrics is lower prices, which are a symptom of a maturing market and of new technology capabilities. Increasingly, integration of biometrics with access control and other security systems is expanding use cases and sales numbers. For additional insights, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the new trends and opport...

What are the challenges of retrofits, and how can they be overcome?

Retrofit projects provide new levels of physical security modernisation to existing facilities. However, retrofits come with their own set of challenges that can frustrate system designers and defy the efforts of equipment manufacturers. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the biggest challenges of retrofit projects, and how can they be overcome?

What is the role of security systems in case of fire or other emergency?

When a fire or other emergency occurs in a building or facility, first responders depend on every available resource to ensure a safe and orderly evacuation and response. One element in any response plan is the facility’s physical security systems, including access control, video surveillance and intrusion detection. How can these systems contribute to an orderly response to a chaotic situation?  We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the role of security systems...

What factor is most overlooked when installing security systems?

Tools such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and checklists ensure that every factor is considered when installing a physical security system – or do they? Security system installations are detailed projects, and any overlooked detail is a missed opportunity to make the system better. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the most overlooked factor when installing physical security systems?

What are the challenges of protecting large campuses?

Securing large campus environments can be particularly demanding and requires a range of technology solutions. In effect, a campus may represent a dozen or more individual facilities to be secured, in addition to protecting the overall environment. Seeking more insight into the number and variety of needs of securing a campus, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security challenges of protecting large campus environments?

Fastlane secures University of Manchester with its Glassgate 150 security turnstile

The University of Manchester has recently refreshed the entrance to its Stopford Building, home to the University’s Medical School, giving the building a more modern look and feel. As part of this makeover, the entrance control system also required updating. The University had originally installed Fastlane Plus R200 AS barrier arm turnstiles, the first generation of the Fastlane Plus range, in 2004. In 2006, they upgraded to the Fastlane Plus R300 MA turnstiles, with a Passgate for disabl...

Integrated Design Limited (IDL) to demonstrate Fastlane Glassgate 400 Plus turnstile system at IFSEC 2019

Most people working in the security industry are familiar with the term ‘tailgating’, but what about ‘sidegating’? For Integrated Design Limited (IDL), manufacturers of Fastlane turnstiles, this new term refers to the act of two people attempting unauthorised side-by-side dual entry through an entrance control system, and it has only recently become relevant due to the advent of wider turnstile lanes.  Install turnstile lanes IDL developed extensions to their ran...

Aurora launches FaceSentinel long range facial recognition sensor at IFSEC 2017

At IFSEC International 2017, pioneering facial recognition specialist Aurora will unveil its latest next-generation technology development: FaceSentinel LR, a long-range sensor that extends Aurora’s industry-leading near infrared capabilities to a wider range of distances, making it suitable for applications such as queue management, surveillance, and VIP identification. The specialist biometric imaging and illumination technology is designed to work with the latest versions of Aurora&rsqu...

BSIA members to present latest security solutions at IFSEC 2015

The members will have access to BSIA’s Members’ Lounge throughout the show, with seating available for meetings & coffee breaks Members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) are looking forward to showcasing the very latest in innovative security technology to an impressive audience of international buyers and specifiers, as IFSEC International makes its return to London on 16th – 18th June, 2015. A focus on innovation at this year’s...

British Security Industry Association's Export Council to preview new security innovations at IFSEC Istanbul 2013

Showcasing the latest technological innovations is top of the agenda for BSIA members attending IFSEC Istanbul Members of the British Security Industry Association's Export Council are offering an exclusive preview of the new security innovations that visitors can expect to see at IFSEC Istanbul 2013, which opens its doors for the first time next week (30th September – 2nd October). Event organisers, UBM Live, claim that the new event – while targeting the Souther...

BSIA Export Council offers preview of the new security innovations at Intersec 2013

BSIA is attending for the 15th year to provide valuable advice and guidance on the latest products and services Members of the British Security Industry Association's Export Council are offering an exclusive preview of the new security innovations that visitors can expect to see at Intersec 2013, which is taking place in Dubai next week (January 15 – 17). This year's exhibition will see a record number of BSIA member companies taking part - 12 in total - with many concen...

IDL installs access control barrier at Macedonian manufacturing plant

Fastlane® Glassgate 400 uses glass barriers of up to 1.8 metre in height to provide a high throughput security gateFastlane® Glassgate 400 from Integrated Design Ltd (IDL) has been installed in Macedonia to secure the new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility of a large Global Corporation.The British-owned company saw the full range of Fastlane® entrance control products being showcased by IDL at the IFSEC security exhibition in Birmingham, UK. The eye-catching product designs and...