Access Controllers

ASSA ABLOY unveils integrated security and access control technologies for commercial businesses at IFSEC 2018

ASSA ABLOY, the provider of door opening solutions, has unveiled the latest integrated security and access control technologies it will be showcasing for commercial businesses at IFSEC 2018. Held at ExCeL London on the 19 – 21 June, visitors to stand F320 in Hall S7 at IFSEC 2018 will discover the latest innovations to help ‘access smarter thinking’ for commercial sites. ASSA ABLOY Access Control will be exhibiting SMARTair, a modular and fully scalable access control system....

Milestone Systems ranked no. 1 global VMS provider for the 10th consecutive year by IHS Markit

For the 10th year in a row, Milestone Systems continues to be the No. 1 global VMS vendor by company revenue in market research from business intelligence provider IHS Markit. In 2017 Milestone Systems had a global VMS market share of 10.2%, an increase from 9.1% in 2016. “The world market for VMS is estimated to have grown by 8% in 2017,” said Jon Cropley, senior principal analyst for video surveillance at IHS Markit. “Supply to this market is gradually becoming more concentr...

ONVIF to promote interoperability for IP-based physical security products at IFSEC International 2018

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that it will exhibit at IFSEC International 2018 in London, 19-21 June, 2018, at ExCel London. IFSEC International is Europe’s largest security exhibition and more than 27,000 security professionals are expected to attend this year’s event. “Exhibitions provide a great opportunity to collect feedback from the market on our latest profiles and our work on providing interoperabili...

RTI announces integration with Channel Vision's Elite Series SI-8000 IP front door station

RTI, a control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, announced integration with Channel Vision Technology's Elite Series SI-8000 front door station, allowing it to be used with RTI control devices featuring intercom capabilities. Channel Vision's SI-8000 features a built-in IP camera that allows residents to receive video calls when visitors ring the doorbell, while an integrated strike provides the capability to unlock the door. This brings the front door statio...

Pulse Connect Secure 9.0 simplifies secure access to applications in cloud and hybrid IT environments

Pulse Secure, the provider of enterprise Secure Access solutions, announced the release of Pulse Connect Secure 9.0 to simplify the orchestration of protected connectivity in cloud and hybrid IT environments. The latest release incorporates more than 102 new features and enhancements including broader user and device visibility, secure access to Amazon AWS hosted applications, and extended endpoint compliance for MacOS computers and Android mobile devices. Through one integrated platform, orga...

TDSi appoints Abbey Trudgett as Customer Care Advisor

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Customer Care Advisor, Abbey Trudgett. Abbey’s role is to support TDSi’s customers with purchasing products, managing returns and supporting them throughout the ordering and delivery process.  TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies commented, “Customer Care is a vital part of our business, so we take pride in providing an excellent level of service. With a wealth of customer-focus...

Round table discussions

How do privacy issues and GDPR impact physical security systems?

You could say concerns about privacy are “trending” in our increasingly data-driven world. Unease about how Facebook and other high-tech companies use and share data dominates the news, and the full impact of new European Union (EU) regulations is about to be felt around the world. By May 25, companies that collect data on EU citizens will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data, as enumerated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But how do t...

What are the most valuable features of cloud security?

Cloud computing has been around since the turn of the millennium. Over the years, the concept of storing and accessing programs over the Internet (instead of using an on-premises computer system) has grown in almost every realm of business. Some might say the physical security industry has come late to the party, delayed in some instances by (misguided?) concerns about cybersecurity of cloud systems. The bandwidth needed to transfer video to the cloud has also been a challenge. We asked this wee...

Has the gap closed between security fiction and security reality?

Among its many uses and benefits, technology is a handy tool in the fantasy world of movie and television thrillers. We all know the scene: a vital plot point depends on having just the right super-duper gadget to locate a suspect or to get past a locked door. In movies and TV, face recognition is more a super power than a technical function. Video footage can be magically enhanced to provide a perfect image of a license plate number. We have all shaken our heads in disbelief, and yet, our indus...