SourceSecurity.com RSS - Access control systems & kits news SourceSecurity.com RSS - Access control systems & kits news from SourceSecurity.com http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/pc/access-control-systems-and-kits.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2017 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Nortech Control System appoints Norbain as its Distribution Partnerhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/nortech-control-system-appoints-norbain-distribution-partner-co-1233-ga-co-1918-ga.23438.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/nortech-control-system-appoints-norbain-distribution-partner-co-1233-ga-co-1918-ga.23438.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Norbain, one of the UK&rsquo;s distributors of IP, CCTV, Access Control, and Intruder Detection solutions can now offer their customers Nortech&rsquo;s popular People &amp; Vehicle Access Control Products.</p> <p>They will distribute the full range of Nortech&rsquo;s security products including Access Control, Readers &amp; ID Devices, Long Range Identification, and Vehicle Detection &amp; Parking products all of which provide complete solutions across a wide variety of applications.</p> <p>Steve Blackler, Managing Director of Nortech welcomes this formal agreement saying, <em>&ldquo;The appointment of Norbain strengthens our distribution footprint and provides greater coverage for all of Norbain customers to be able to access Nortech&rsquo;s full range of people and vehicle access control products&rdquo;.</em></p> <p>Anne Wesley, Supplier Relations Manager for Norbain, comments: <em>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re delighted to join Nortech&rsquo;s Distribution Partner Program and are...Emergency Management for Airports Summit 2017 aims at enhancing airport securityhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/emergency-management-airports-summit-2017-aims-enhancing-airport-security-co-15047-ga.23410.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/emergency-management-airports-summit-2017-aims-enhancing-airport-security-co-15047-ga.23410.htmlEvents NewsFri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Emergencies that occurred in an airport will not only lead to flight delays, cause major disturbance to millions of passengers, it could also tarnish the nation&rsquo;s reputation and result in fatality and economy losses. Join global airport operators and aviation authorities at Equip Global&rsquo;s renowned conference at Emergency Management for Airports Summit in London on 10 &ndash; 13 October 2017.</p> <p><strong>Bringing together crucial sectors</strong></p> <p>In addition to sharing key lessons learned from recent airport disasters relating to aircraft accident, firefighting and terrorism, the conference will bring together the six crucial sectors in managing an airport emergency to allow for a more comprehensive view. Besides emergency planners, airport fire and airport police, hear from emergency medical services, airlines, and airport terminal/airside operations on ways to minimise impact on airport business.</p> <p>Participants can expect a packed program with case...Maritime and Border Security Philippines taking place on ASEAN 50th Founding Anniversaryhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/maritime-border-security-philippines-place-asean-50-founding-anniversary-co-4970-ga.23409.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/maritime-border-security-philippines-place-asean-50-founding-anniversary-co-4970-ga.23409.htmlEvents NewsTue, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Maritime and Border Security Philippines that is taking place 3 &ndash; 4 October 2017 in Manila, Philippines and comes at an opportune time as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrates its 50th Founding Anniversary. Taking place adjacent to the ASEAN EU High Level Dialogue this October, the National Security Council (NSC) Office of President, Philippines, and the National Coast Watch Council Secretariat (NCWCS) will be hosting Maritime and Border Security Philippines in conjunction with Clarion Defence &amp; Security.</p> <p>The defence and security community needs no reminding on the escalating tensions in the Asia Pacific. Seaborne terrorism in the Sulu Sea off south-west Philippines is a perennial issue. With the seas set to become ever more crowded, it is imperative to strengthen protocols that can prevent unintended incidents.</p> <p><strong>Focus areas</strong></p> <p>The Maritime and Border Security Philippines conference and exhibition will focus...TDSi recognises ABCA with ‘UK Partner of the Year – North’ awardhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/tdsi-recognises-abca-uk-partner-year-north-award-co-12721-ga-co-1645-ga.23425.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/tdsi-recognises-abca-uk-partner-year-north-award-co-12721-ga-co-1645-ga.23425.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has announced ABCA as its &lsquo;UK Partner of the Year &ndash; North&rsquo; in its annual Partner Awards. The Award was recently presented to ABCA&rsquo;s Managing Director, Philip Miller, by TDSi Channel Partner Manager, Neil Hughes after <a class="orangebold" href="/events/enhanced-event-listing/ifsec-2017.html">IFSEC International 2017</a> in London.</p> <p>Speaking after the award was presented, Philip commented, <em>&ldquo;I am delighted and proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire team at ABCA. We work very closely with TDSi to ensure our customers receive the best security solutions. We specify TDSi products because they offer outstanding quality of service and value for money, which helps us provide our clients with very attractive levels of ROI in a highly competitive market. We very much look forward to continuing and growing our highly successful partnership.</em><em>&rdquo;</em></p> <p><strong>Technical...The Emergency Services Show 2017 to focus on public safety and incident managementhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/emergency-services-show-2017-focus-public-safety-incident-management.23424.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/emergency-services-show-2017-focus-public-safety-incident-management.23424.htmlEvents NewsMon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>This year&rsquo;s Emergency Services Show returns to Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham from 20 to 21 September with a strong focus on learning from past incidents and collaborating to protect the public and save lives. Attracting over 6,500 visitors and 400 exhibitors, The Emergency Services Show 2017 provides a unique opportunity to network and exchange ideas across the resilience, emergency planning and emergency services community, share best practice as well as to see and handle the latest technology and equipment.</p> <p>As recent terrorist incidents in the UK have demonstrated, collaboration is key to co-ordinating effective response and recovery. <em>&ldquo;We continue to face challenging and difficult times and these events continue to highlight importance of collaboration, partnership working and using digital tools to be able to respond quickly,</em><em>&rdquo;</em> says Luana Avagliano, Head of Resilience Direct, UK Cabinet Office who will be presenting a seminar on the...UNION introduces FastLatch, new range of latches and privacy bolts for residential usehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/union-introduces-fastlatch-latches-bolts-residential-co-3108-ga-co-1736-ga-npr.23421.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/union-introduces-fastlatch-latches-bolts-residential-co-3108-ga-co-1736-ga-npr.23421.htmlProduct NewsMon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, has launched the FastLatch, a new range of push fit tubular latches and privacy bolts. Designed with a stylish and modern appearance for interior doors, FastLatch is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to install due to its revolutionary round forend, reducing installation time and offering a professional finish.</p> <p>Available in a choice of three high quality finishes &ndash; polished chrome, polished brass and satin nickel, FastLatch is supplied with both round and square corner strike options, enabling a quick and simple installation or retrofit.</p> <p><strong>Tested for residential use</strong></p> <p>FastLatch has been tested to 800,000 closing cycles, to ensure it lasts for decades of residential use, reducing maintenance and replacement costs.</p> <p>Karen Hubbard, Mortice-Product Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said <em>&ldquo;FastLatch...SALTO’s XS4 Mini access control solution secures Swarovski store in Sydneyhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/salto-xs4-mini-access-control-solution-secures-swarovski-store-sydney-co-15049-ga-co-3322-ga.23420.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/salto-xs4-mini-access-control-solution-secures-swarovski-store-sydney-co-15049-ga-co-3322-ga.23420.htmlApplications NewsMon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Established in 1895, Swarovski is the leading global producer of cut crystal and is represented in more than 120 countries around the world. When it came to security, the Swarovski store in Sydney, Australia, selected Bells Locksmiths to install SALTO&rsquo;s XS4 Mini access control solution.</p> <p>Located in Pitt Street Mall, a pedestrianised section of Pitt Street in Sydney&rsquo;s central business district and one of Australia's busiest, most cosmopolitan shopping precincts, the newly opened store wanted to secure access to its back of house store room.</p> <p><strong>Comprehensive access control solution</strong></p> <p>As a business retailing exclusive, high-value merchandise, the company wanted a comprehensive access control solution that would protect its premises and property as well as contribute to reducing shrinkage. Given that over 35% of annual stock losses across the retail sector as a whole are caused by theft and fraud by staff, controlling access to ensure...Bosch network cameras’ integration with Qognify’s Situator and VisionHub expanded for improved security management and operational benefitshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/bosch-network-cameras-integration-qognify-situator-visionhub-co-289-ga-co-9744-ga.23417.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/bosch-network-cameras-integration-qognify-situator-visionhub-co-289-ga-co-9744-ga.23417.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Qognify, the provider of big data solutions for physical security and operations, announces that it has expanded the integration of Bosch network video security cameras and Qognify&rsquo;s Situator and VisionHub, providing customers unique advanced technology and business benefits. This best-of-breed solution creates centralised management for the entire platform with direct integration of Bosch cameras to Situator (Situation Management / PSIM) and VisionHub (Video Management System).</p> <p><strong>Benefits of integration</strong></p> <p>The integration enhances security management and operational benefits by leveraging situation management, video, and visualisation capabilities:</p> <ul> <li>Centralised control and management through Situator&ndash; direct integration between Bosch&rsquo;s network video security cameras and Situator. The integration enables PTZ and PTZ-like control for moving and fixed cameras, automatic triggering of processes when predefined incidents...Arteco and ZKAccess present webinars on video surveillance and access control integrationhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/arteco-zkaccess-webinars-video-surveillance-access-control-integration-co-3093-ga-co-12725-ga.23415.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/arteco-zkaccess-webinars-video-surveillance-access-control-integration-co-3093-ga-co-12725-ga.23415.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Arteco, a global provider of event-driven intelligent video management solutions, will present a series of seminars focused on highlighting the benefits of video surveillance and access control integration. Arteco will partner with ZKAccess to host a webinar on July 26, 2017, from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Eastern, and a lunch-and-learn event on Aug. 2, 2017 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Central, at the Accu-Tech branch in Dallas, to display the benefits of the combination of these two intelligent platforms.</p> <p>Organisations in a wide variety of markets are hungry for data and seek to gain as much information as possible about their business, daily operations, an emergency situation or security breach, and more. However, disparate pieces of information provide little value when trying to achieve this goal. To find the knowledge captured within data, it must be combined and presented in an intelligent way &mdash; allowing the user to make informed decisions based on a comprehensive view.</p>...Open Options, Mercury Security and Allegion to host Security Roadshow, Dallashttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/open-options-mercury-security-allegion-hosting-security-roadshow-dallas-co-11504-ga-co-6621-ga-co-2785-ga.23414.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/open-options-mercury-security-allegion-hosting-security-roadshow-dallas-co-11504-ga-co-6621-ga-co-2785-ga.23414.htmlEvents NewsMon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Open Options, the provider of open platform access control solutions, in conjunction with Mercury Security and Allegion, will be hosting a regional roadshow on Thursday, August 10.</p> <p>A variety of content will be addressed throughout the event, including a look at new products and upcoming integrations from the companies. After vendor presentations, attendees can experience the latest technology with hands-on product demonstrations, and take advantage of networking opportunities with industry professionals.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Security products and technologies are consistently evolving,&rdquo;</em> said Jonathan Berman, President and General Manager of Open Options. <em>&ldquo;We want the security community to see that Open Options and our technology partners are industry leaders who provide comprehensive and innovative solutions, and this roadshow gives us the opportunity to do so in a unique environment.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>The event will be held from 12:30 p.m. &ndash;...Camden Door Controls retains JClemente & Associates to service Southern California territoryhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/camden-door-controls-retains-jclemente-associates-service-southern-california-territory-co-2646-ga.23402.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/camden-door-controls-retains-jclemente-associates-service-southern-california-territory-co-2646-ga.23402.htmlCorporate NewsWed, 19 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Camden Door Controls, a provider of door activation and locking devices, is pleased to announce it has retained manufacturers' rep firm JClemente &amp; Associates to service the Southern California territory. Jaime Clemente will serve as the sales rep and provide service and Camden product support to dealers and distributors.</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Camden Door Controls looks forward to partnering with JClemente &amp; Associates to enhance our presence in the Southern California region,"</em> notes David Price, Marketing Manager, Camden Door Controls. <em>"Providing unsurpassed customer service is a top priority at Camden and it begins with responsive and knowledgeable sales representatives. Complementing Camden's dedicated internal sales staff, our outside sales force is comprised of some of the top manufacturers' representative (MR) firms in the security industry."</em></p>Lean Six Sigma tactics lead to increased airport efficiency and reduced flyer wait timeshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/lean-sigma-tactics-increased-airport-efficiency-co-15014-ga.23401.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/lean-sigma-tactics-increased-airport-efficiency-co-15014-ga.23401.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 19 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>For many frequent flyers, the relationship between flyers and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been at times, turbulent. For the better part of the last two decades, going through airport security has been met with groans over long wait times as flyers are encouraged to get to the airport earlier and earlier. </strong></p> <p><span class="blue_bold">TSA Lean Six Sigma tactics reduce wait time</span></p> <p>However, the tide may be turning a bit, as recent reports have shown a decline in TSA&rsquo;s wait times, which can be attributed to the agency deploying Lean Six Sigma tactics for increased efficiency. Lean Six Sigma tactics are techniques that rely on collaborative team efforts to improve processes. Safety is the top priority, but, through lean tactics, TSA can speed things up while keeping everyone safe.</p> <p>In <a class="orangebold"...Hikvisions security solutions enhances security at Centre Petite Échelle, Montrealhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/hikvisions-security-solutions-enhances-security-centre-petite-echelle-montreal-co-14702-ga-co-12558-ga-co-15041-ga.23397.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/hikvisions-security-solutions-enhances-security-centre-petite-echelle-montreal-co-14702-ga-co-12558-ga-co-15041-ga.23397.htmlApplications NewsTue, 18 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Hikvision Canada Inc., the North American leader in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products, is working with Montreal-based integrator Intelgest to provide security cameras for the Centre Petite &Eacute;chelle in Montreal, an organisation that supports young people with special needs. The centre serves children age 12 and under who have one or more diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and cerebral palsy.</p> <p><strong>Centre Petite &Eacute;chelle</strong></p> <p>Hikvision cameras will provide added security for the centre&rsquo;s new, larger facility. <em>&ldquo;It must be understood that the more space we have, the greater our need for surveillance cameras,&rdquo; </em>said Isabelle Julien, general director for the centre. <em>&ldquo;Without the cameras, it would be impossible for me to see the safety and the progress of our young people,&rdquo;</em> she added.</p> <p>The centre is open seven days a week and all services provided...Kwikset launches new Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit for keyless entry and home automationhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/kwikset-launches-wave-smart-lock-conversion-kit-keyless-entry-home-automation-co-10900-ga-co-13132-ga-npr.23396.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/kwikset-launches-wave-smart-lock-conversion-kit-keyless-entry-home-automation-co-10900-ga-co-13132-ga-npr.23396.htmlProduct NewsTue, 18 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands Inc., the provider of residential security, announces Kwikset Convert, the company&rsquo;s new Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit. The kit will turn mechanical locks &ndash; even non-Kwikset locks &ndash; into smart, electronic locks, bringing the convenience of keyless entry and home automation to new consumer audiences.</p> <p><strong>Kwikset Convert</strong></p> <p>The Conversion Kit replaces the interior half of an existing lock without changing the exterior. Consequently, Kwikset Convert will appeal to design-focused homeowners who want the convenience of keyless entry and home automation that a smart lock brings while maintaining the style of the front door. Kwikset Convert can also be used for non-main entry doors where remote control/notification is desired.</p> <p>Featuring a traditional style that complements the d&eacute;cor of most homes, Kwikset Convert also helps bring home automation to consumers who have held off on buying smart...ASIS International calls for volunteers to serve on active assailant standard technical committeehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/asis-international-calls-volunteers-serve-active-assailant-standard-technical-committee-co-177-ga-co-9281-ga.23395.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/asis-international-calls-volunteers-serve-active-assailant-standard-technical-committee-co-177-ga-co-9281-ga.23395.htmlCorporate NewsTue, 18 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>ASIS International, the association for security management professionals, is seeking volunteers to serve on the technical committee for the new ANSI/ASIS Active Assailant Standard. This new standard will supplement the organisation&rsquo;s existing ANSI/ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention (WPVI) Standard published in 2011. Security professionals, legal experts, human resource practitioners, law enforcement personnel, threat/violence assessment/risk managers, and other qualified and related stakeholders are invited to participate.</p> <p><strong>Incident prevention and preparation</strong></p> <p>The standard will address incident prevention and preparation&mdash;to include security design considerations and protocols&mdash;as well as response strategies, and post-incident recovery best practices specific to active assailant events. While the original WPVI standard focused on prevention and intervention, the supplement focuses on issues and considerations...TDSi appoints Paula Warburton as new Finance and Operations Directorhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/tdsi-appoints-paula-warburton-finance-operations-director-co-1645-ga.23389.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/tdsi-appoints-paula-warburton-finance-operations-director-co-1645-ga.23389.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Finance and Operations Director, Paula Warburton. Paula takes on the vital role which will see her lead the company&rsquo;s financial, commercial and operations development.</p> <p>Paula joins a growing team, based at TDSi&rsquo;s UK headquarters in Poole, Dorset. In recent months, the company has appointed a new Finance Assistant, Luke Kleszcz and experienced Marketing Manager, Francesca Meyrick.</p> <p><strong>Previous experience</strong></p> <p>Paula has an impressive track record in financial strategy qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 and assuming her first role as Financial Director in 2007. Prior to joining TDSi, Paula worked as the Group Financial Director for a prominent property and construction surveying services organisation.</p> <p>Managing Director of TDSi, John Davies commented, <em>&ldquo;TDSi is fast-moving international business that requires strong financial...3VR appoints Tony Montes as Sales Director for the eastern United States and Canadahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/3vr-appoints-tony-montes-sales-director-eastern-united-ststes-canada-co-2603-ga.23388.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/3vr-appoints-tony-montes-sales-director-eastern-united-ststes-canada-co-2603-ga.23388.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>3VR announces that Tony Montes joined the company as Sales Director for the eastern United States and Canada. Previously, Montes held senior security roles at top retail brands including David Yurman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy&rsquo;s department stores where he worked directly with loss prevention managers to define physical security standards and implement surveillance systems for stores nationwide.</p> <p><strong>Previous experience</strong></p> <p><em>&ldquo;The future of the retail store is rapidly evolving with the growth of mobile shopping and digital in-store experiences,&rdquo;</em> Montes said. <em>&ldquo;As stores develop strategies to address these trends, they still have to prevent everyday losses and ensure a safe store environment for customers and employees. 3VR&rsquo;s VisionPointTM VMS offers retailers a single platform that can search and analyse video content in real-time to investigate theft and understand customer behaviour as the shopping experience...Four ways the cloud improves your cyber security posturehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/ways-cloud-improves-cyber-security-posture-co-2566-ga.23370.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/ways-cloud-improves-cyber-security-posture-co-2566-ga.23370.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 12 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>Adoption of the cloud is not slowing down. In fact, what&rsquo;s happening is quite the opposite. <a href="http://www.salesforce.com/assets/pdf/misc/IDC-salesforce-economy-study-2016.pdf">According to IDC</a>, worldwide spending on cloud computing is expected to reach $162 billion USD in 2020, growing at a compound annual rate of 19%. This isn&rsquo;t surprising when you consider that more organisations are looking outside their own environment for solutions that will help them become more agile, maximise resources and save money. Yet, while this study and countless others show that more companies are embracing the cloud and its benefits, many are still hesitant to make the move. One of the biggest reasons why is security. </strong></p> <p>Particularly in the physical security industry, there is a common misconception that on-premises systems on closed networks are more secure. Many still believe that connecting to a cloud-based application becomes a source of...Farpointe long range reading solution helps Secure Our City to enhance parking securityhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/farpointe-long-range-reading-solution-secure-our-city-enhance-parking-security-co-10263-ga-co-2736-ga-co-823-ga.23367.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/farpointe-long-range-reading-solution-secure-our-city-enhance-parking-security-co-10263-ga-co-2736-ga-co-823-ga.23367.htmlApplications NewsFri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p>Farpointe Data, the access control industry's OEM for RFID solutions, announces that Secure Our City, Inc., an electronic security technology and low voltage design firm based in Ashland, Mass., was able to solve the problems that a parking garage used by a leading healthcare organisation was having with standard 125-kHz proximity readers and credentials. By creating a new security system featuring cameras, access control and the Farpointe Ranger long range reading system, Secure Our City was able to make possible higher security access, such as double-tapping at the entrance, and provide the increased control the parking garage needed.</p> <p><em>"We were dealing with high end customers in a challenging neighbourhood and a standard proximity system was not doing the job needed,"</em> reports Secure Our City Managing Partner and Founder Geva Barash. <em>"The first thing we did was add cameras, including an analytical camera, to check for piggy-backing. Today, if a vehicle...How to enhance IoT applications with network video surveillancehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/enhance-iot-network-video-surveillance-co-227-ga.23356.html?utm_source=All news&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/enhance-iot-network-video-surveillance-co-227-ga.23356.htmlExpert CommentaryTue, 11 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>Remember the old adage <em>&ldquo;The whole is greater than the sum of its parts?&rdquo;</em> Nowhere is that truism more evident than when you add network video to the current generation of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Whether we&rsquo;re talking about industrial IoT applications, &ldquo;Smart &ndash; X&rdquo; (city, building, parking etc.) or retail operations, integrating network video into the solution provides value far beyond simple situational awareness. </strong></p> <p><span class="blue_bold">Optimising sophisticated video technology<br /></span></p> <p>When video systems first moved from analogue to digital and then became part of the IoT world, they were primarily used to provide visual validation of sensor-detected events. For instance, if an industrial controller sensed an environmental issue such as a temperature exceeding set threshold maximum limits, the sensor would trigger the management software to notify the operator that this event had...