Electronic access control

How to manage physical security data in compliance with EU GDPR

Until recently, data laws have differed from one country to the next. This meant that for those organisations conducting business or protecting assets abroad, they needed to localise both their infrastructure and policies dependant on the country they were operating in. However, with the impending arrival of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which comes in to force on the 25th May this year, all of that will need to change. Data management in CCTV surveillance Surprisingly, des...

How should your security company measure total cost of ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...

ABLOY UK to exhibit new electronic locking and access control solutions at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2018

Abloy is slated to showcase its latest range of high-quality compliant locking solutions, including low energy electric locks, LPCB-rated padlocks, and its revolutionary PROTEC2 CLIQ Connect System at the Security & Counter Terror Expo 2018. Scheduled to take place at London’s Olympia Centre, from 6th to 7th March, SCTX is UK's leading national security event for professionals responsible for protecting businesses, national infrastructure, governments and entire nations against terror...

Motorola makes a splash with Avigilon video surveillance acquisition

There’s a new big player – and familiar household name – coming into the security marketplace with the announcement of Motorola’s intent to acquire Canadian video manufacturer Avigilon Corporation, provider of video surveillance and analytics. Motorola Solutions points to an “avalanche of video in public and private sectors” as a motivation for the acquisition.   Motorola Solutions’ dominance in the public safety market – where t...

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...

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...

Round Table Discussions

How should your security company measure total cost of ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...

How does the IT department influence security purchases?

In recent years, information technology (IT) departments at end user companies have often been seen as adversaries of traditional security departments – or, at least, as a thorn in their side. One of the issues is territorial: As physical security products have migrated to use of Internet protocols and the network infrastructure, the IT and security departments have clashed – erm… make that interacted – more and more often. New realities such as cybersecurity have made i...

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&...