Biometrics

Losing the one-size-fits-all mentality surrounding entrance control systems in 2018

The optical speed lane and turnstile sector of the security market has had a very busy 2017. Growth in commercial construction has provided more opportunity.  Innovations in technology have given speed lane manufacturers an opportunity to deliver a better product. Orion sales increase and company growth Orion Entrance Control, Inc., had a great 2017 as sales increased and our company grew. We attribute our success to the unique approach we have taken since day one: providing customised pr...

Why collaboration in the security industry is needed to increase cybersecurity in 2018

  2017 demonstrated the need for increased safety, security, and collaboration. We predicted that there would be an increase in the role of cybersecurity in 2017, and without a doubt there was great focus around the need for stronger network security protocols. Growing focus on cybersecurity Cybersecurity continues to be top of mind and organisations demand solutions that are cyber-secure. Manufacturers, integrators, and end-users must actively collaborate to develop policie...

Matrix Comsec unites with Southco to provide data security solutions

Matrix Comsec joins hands with Southco, producer of engineered touch point solutions, to offer a complete security solution. This solution is engineered to resolve all security concerns of data centres. The solution strengthens security of the data racks user-wise and rack-wise using biometric technology. Matrix’s biometric terminal triggers the Southco electronic lock to unlock for a pre-defined time interval. Moreover, it even notifies the administrator in case of real-time abnormalities...

ISC West 2018 releases line-up for event, sponsored by SIA

ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is the largest converged security event of the year, constantly evolving to educate security professionals on the tools and skills needed to protect against today’s emerging cyber-physical security and safety threats, and the anticipated ones of tomorrow. ISC West debuted its SIA Education@ISC session lineup for the 2018 show. These 85+ plus accredited sessions, covering a range of industry topics, are designed to arm attende...

Zwipe and Gemalto partner up to create biometric card payments

Biometric technology company Zwipe has announced that it has partnered with Gemalto, a worldwide card manufacturer, to pilot the first battery-less dual-interface fingerprint activated payment card with Bank of Cyprus. 2018 upcoming pilots Gemalto has confirmed multiple upcoming pilots in 2018, with the first of these being with Bank of Cyprus. Commenting on the cooperation, Sylvie Gibert, SVP of Payment Cards at Gemalto said, “We have spent the last 18 months extensively evaluating and...

Matrix Comsec: How efficient visitor management software ensures accurate office security

Rapid growth of globalisation has led to attraction of a large number of visitors in the organisations on a daily basis. These visitors include suppliers, customers, potential new hires, sales representatives, guests, government officers, employees’ relatives and sometimes a completely unknown person. One of the critical challenges for any organisation is efficient and thorough checking of every visitor entering the premises. For overall safety and enhanced security of an organisation, it...

Round Table Discussions

What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?

Body-worn cameras are becoming more common every day, driven both by needs of the marketplace and technology developments. However, questions remain about the usefulness of the devices, and their future role in promoting safety and security. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?

How can security systems be used to predict bad things?

It seems there are more “bad things” happening than ever before. We hear news every day of workplace shootings and terrorist attacks, of smash-and-grab thefts and child abductions. Beyond the possible human tragedy involved, such events pose a persistent question to anyone involved in the realm of security: Could we have prevented it? The first step toward prevention is to predict or foresee an event before it happens. Too often, technology enters the picture after the fact, most com...

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&...