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Extreme security, modern elegance: Ava Security offers an award-winning approach to design

As I reflect on the recent Red Dot awards that Ava Security won for high design quality and innovation in video security, I’m reminded of the power of simplicity. I’m not sure if Steve Jobs called his approach to design, design thinking, but I believe he would agree with the philosophy. Ava Security takes a similar, simplistic, and human-centric approach to the design of its video security cameras. Human-centric approach to the design Design thinking is a process for creative prob...

The smartphone has already revolutionised key use and security management

Mobile access is impacting how we interact with buildings and manage their security. For users, a device they already carry unlocks doors and other openings digitally. For facility managers, this same device manages access more securely, for multiple sites if required. Businesses benefit from time-saving security management at a lower total cost. Nearly two-thirds of organisations have already adopted mobile access control — or plan to within two years. According to analysts Omdia, mobile...

Everbridge focuses on active shooter preparedness by listing out best practices and recommendations

In most cases, active shooter incidents are predatory in nature, involving planning and preparation, as they are not impulsive. They often begin with a personal grievance, real or imagined, and are the endpoint of a smoldering crisis, rather than a sudden crisis, in which the perpetrator simply snaps. COVID-19 pandemic effects It is difficult to imagine a better example of a smoldering crisis than the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The catastrophic event has now taken the lives of more than 3 mill...

Assa Abloy's Wireless access control simplifies 5 daily security management tasks

Taking the first step into electronic access control may seem intimidating. Yet, as businesses of all sizes and from every industry have discovered, choosing the right system quickly translates to time and money savings. Daily access management tasks become faster or even automated. Time pressures impact every department in the workplace, including security and facility management. To achieve more with limited resources both time and money is an ever-present challenge. Limitations of mechanica...

Everbridge explains the benefits of deploying a successful EMNS in government and federal spaces

Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, it became increasingly clear that having a system in place to manage critical events is crucial to maintaining safety and success across the private sector, however the same holds true for governments and federal spaces. As we experience an increase in active shooter situations, terrorist attacks, severe weather conditions, IT outages, and cyber-attack incidents, an agency’s ability to act quickly and appropriately is vital. Successful deployme...

Everbridge gives 9 tips to know about operational resilience during a critical event

2020: A year that will most certainly never be forgotten. While challenging, we can all agree that with challenge oftentimes comes growth. While it’s true that organisations and individuals alike experienced truly unprecedented times, many people wonder: What is the takeaway from all that? Is it important to have a plan for operational resilience in times of chaos, or simply be willing to adapt and adjust as one goes? The answer: both. About Operational Resilience  1. Critical even...

The necessity of ‘Secure-by-Design’ in today’s fast-changing world

The new ‘Internet of Things’ world is characterised by millions upon millions of connected devices. With more insecure devices and network access points than ever before, ‘Secure-by-Design’ principles are essential for protecting against growing cyber security threats. Internet-of-Things (IoT) world Over the last few years, digital technologies have transformed the world, affecting all sectors of business activity and daily life. The result is an Internet-of-Things (IoT...

Everbridge explains Physical Security Information Management (PSIM)

Physical security information management (PSIM) is a category of software that is designed to integrate multiple unconnected security applications, enable automation of workflows and processes, and provide control over devices through a unified user experience. Enables proactive problem solving  It can operate as a platform dedicated to physical security or as part of a broader Critical Event Management (CEM) capability. It collects and correlates events from existing disparate security...

How strong is the cyber security foundation of your security cameras?

This question is key in today’s security world, when focusing on security cameras. As part of the IoT world, security cameras of today are playing important roles not only in the security area, but also in providing intelligence to accelerate operational efficiency and decision-making in many other business areas. As they become smarter and more complex, their cybersecurity risks also grow. In recent years, the world experienced several examples of cybersecurity incidents with cameras, wi...

Genetec shares their top five predictions for the physical security industry in 2021

Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, shared its top five predictions for the physical security industry in 2021. Physical security technology Innovative security solutions will help businesses thrive post pandemic - While the world remains optimistic for 2021, organisations will need to remain creative about how they use, update, and redeploy their security systems across their facilities. This will allow them...

Hikvision highlights the top 10 security industry trends in 2021

In spite of a highly unusual 2020, the security industry’s constant transformation has not stopped. Several significant shifts in the use of technology are even accelerating, for example the increasing of multi-perception technologies, the convergence of security systems, the popularity of artificial intelligence, and the rise of cloud solutions. These changes are expanding and reshaping the scope of the security industry, from keeping people and assets safe to creating more secure, effic...

5 ways access control matters in your coworking space

Most likely, tenants and visitors to your coworking space value agile, modern solutions. In other words, pretty much the opposite of mechanical lock-and-key technology. Thankfully, there is an intelligent security alternative that won’t blow your budget or create renovation chaos. One forecast suggests flexible workspaces in the EMEA region will number around 17,000 by 2022. Coworking provision is a dynamic market, with increasingly fierce competition for a user base that knows what it wa...

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