Door access control

Allegion completes acquisition of commercial door manufacturer QMI

Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a global security products and solutions provider, has completed, through one of its subsidiaries, the previously announced acquisition of QMI. Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, QMI is one of the Middle East’s largest manufacturers of commercial steel and wood doors and frames. This product offering is closely aligned with Allegion’s core business and specification capabilities, and it provides customers with full-door solutions in the Middle East...

Videx launches new video entry system with 3.5” handsfree colour monitor

Access control and door entry provider Videx has introduced a new video entry system that boasts a 3.5” handsfree colour monitor, integrated optional proximity for up to 50 users, that only requires two wires to link the door panels, videophones and PSUs together. Rob Sands, Technical Director at Videx UK, said: “The wiring of these systems is very simple, meaning installation is quick and easy, so they’re a great door entry solution for houses, flats, apartments and small off...

SALTO Systems and Phunware collaborate to deliver residential access control solutions

SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has partnered with Phunware, an enterprise mobile software company, to deliver integrated mobile access control platforms that offer easy-to-use applications for both multi-family residential property managers and residents. SALTO Systems is a global manufacturer in battery-operated RFID locking systems supplying its solutions to a variety of industry verticals including multi-family residential, healthcare, education, transp...

STANLEY Black & Decker’s product and technology division takes to the stage at Skydd & Säkerhet

STANLEY Product and Technology, a division in Stanley Black & Decker and global provider of security and access control solutions, will be exhibiting at Skydd & Säkerhet, which takes place between the 24th-25th January at the MalmöMässan trade fair and convention centre in Malmö, Sweden. The last 12 months has been a period of considerable activity for STANLEY and Skydd & Säkerhet provides the perfect opportunity to meet directly with integration partners an...

Suprema showcases advanced biometric-based centralised access control solution at Intersec 2018

Suprema, a global biometrics and security company, showcased CoreStation, the world's most advanced biometric-based centralised access control solution at Intersec 2018. At the show, Suprema also showcased showcased its fingerprint reader and RFID/keypad readers, as well as updated BioStar 2, an access management software. Intelligent Door Controller The new Suprema CoreStation is an intelligent door controller, which provides advantages of biometric-enabled security over centralised access c...

Allegion UK hires James Keith as new end user solution strategy manager

James Keith joins Allegion following 13 years in product, brand and category management roles across automative, health and safety and home improvement industries. His previous roles have seen him engage in project-led work, managing full portfolios and implementing key product roadmaps. Keith’s role with Allegion will involve direct engagement and involvement with end users and the challenges they face, bringing complete solution packages to full fruition. He will deliver differentiated...

Round Table Discussions

Is the security industry shifting toward end-to-end solutions?

Products are the building blocks of systems and solutions. How those products are combined, and where the integration happens, is a variable in the physical security market. Before the advent of open systems, a single manufacturer typically combined his own products, using proprietary connections, into end-to-end solutions for customers. Open systems undermined that paradigm to some degree and made it possible for customers to pick and choose products from multiple manufacturers to be integrated...

What is the negative impact of hype in the security marketplace?

A busy trade show abounds with new products and expanded features, colorful signage and blinking video screens, all competing for attention from busy attendees. It’s a microcosm of how the security marketplace – or any market, for that matter – sells its products. But what happens if the reality turns out different to the sales pitch? What happens when product or system performance doesn’t quite live up to the claims? Some would call that hype, and it can lead to disillus...

Has convergence happened yet in the physical security market?

As security industry buzzwords go, “convergence” is perhaps the best known and most pervasive. We have been hearing about convergence in our market for almost 20 years. We have heard it’s happening soon. We have heard it’s inevitable. And yet, for all the talk of convergence, it has sometimes seemed there has been more talk than action. We wanted to check in with our Expert Panel Roundtable and get their latest takes on this most enduring of industry buzzwords. We asked t...