Ava Group (AVA), global provider of security risk management services and technology will be presenting its portfolio of security solutions at International Security Expo, stand E74. The expo also hosts a range of certified conferences and workshops covering every major sector of the security industry. Taking place over two days at London Olympia, the event focuses on the needs of government and CNI amongst other key sectors. Fibre optic intrusion detection Ava Group will be showcasing the lat...
Morse Watchmans, global provider of key control and asset management systems, is showcasing their KeyWatcher Touch key management system at ISC East in New York City. Also, on display is AssetWatcher, their RFID-powered asset management solution for sensitive and valuable assets. KeyWatcher Touch system “We always love the opportunity to get our product in front of new faces,” said Fernando Pires, CEO at Morse Watchmans. “ISC East gives us the chance to show the NY metro area...
Figures from the 2018 edition of ‘The Wireless Access Control Report’ show continued strong growth for wireless vs. wired solutions. Why do you think security and facility managers are “cutting the wires” more and more? Advantages of wireless access control The energy-efficiency of wireless doors delivers significant cost savings" Russell Wagstaff, Director for Commercial Access Solutions, ASSA ABLOY EMEA says, “Among the many advantages of wireless discussed in...
Stephanie Ordan has joined ASSA ABLOY as Vice President, Digital and Access Solutions EMEA. She succeeds Chris Bone in the post, who became ASSA ABLOY Group Chief Technical Officer earlier this year. Stephanie’s role will focus on continuing to strengthen ASSA ABLOY’s position as a global access control solutions provider across EMEA. She will oversee continued efforts in market education and exciting product developments from ASSA ABLOY’s stable of brands across Europe, the M...
Dortronics may be one of the only manufacturers of customised door control products at GSX 2018 (booth #714), or any other show across the U.S. one may have attended in past years. With all product design and manufacturing taking place on site at their Sag Harbor, NY headquarters, Dortronics has carved a unique niche in the access and door control category by providing customers with fast turnaround times and competitive pricing for customised products. Customised door control solutions &ldquo...
ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, global provider of door opening solutions, has introduced its stylish and distinctive new cover design to the high-quality DC700G range. DC700G-CM door closer The DC700G-CM features Close-Motion technology to ensure doors close quietly, while the DC700G-FT includes an integrated escape door locking solution that can be easily retrofitted to fire doors, without risking certification. Both door closers are available in the new contempor...
Last year, natural disasters in the U.S. cost homeowners and businesses a record $306 billion, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 1. While natural disasters can occur at any time throughout the year, the U.S. government recognises September as ‘National Preparedness Month’, an effort to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies. To help safeguard your valuables, The Master Lock Company provides peace of mind with trusted security products that help to protect valuable assets no matter the circumstance. The Master Lock Company develops products that offer enhanced durability, reliability and security" "We understand the value of reliable security, which is why we test our products against the toughest situations, including extreme weather conditions, harsh temperatures and physical attacks," said Justin Matuszek, director of product marketing at The Master Lock Company. "Our rigorous testing facilities coupled with our industry-leading consumer insights allow The Master Lock Company to develop products that offer enhanced durability, reliability and security." To help families prepare for natural disasters this September and throughout the year, The Master Lock Company offers a full suite of innovative security solutions, including: Protecting storage areas and documents Master Lock's Family of Stainless-Steel Padlocks: Master Lock offers a wide selection of stainless-steel padlocks that provide enhanced security, durability and reliability based on consumer needs and application. The Master Lock 5SSKAD Stainless Steel Padlock features a stainless-steel body and shackle, and brass 4-pin tumbler cylinder providing maximum weather resistance and enhanced security to protect storage areas, such as garages and sheds, as well as recreation vehicles like boats and four wheelers. SentrySafe Digital Fire Safe: With its UL Classified fire protection2 and ETL Verified water protection3, the SentrySafe Digital Fire Safe is the ideal storage solution to protect documents and valuable assets from wildfire and flood damages. Its solid steel construction provides durable and reliable protection in extreme weather while a pry-resistant hinge bar protects against theft. In the case of a power outage, it features an interior light, so you can easily access your items without additional lighting. Keeping valuables secure Master Lock SafeSpace Portable Personal Safe: For homeowners that need temporary security while on-the-go, the Master Lock SafeSpace Portable Safe allows for convenient and secure transportation of small personal items. Its durable construction is made to withstand abuse while its shock-absorbing foam on the interior protects valuables on the inside. Keep valuables secure by tightly wrapping the cable around a fixed object or double the cable to use as a carrying handle for easy transporting. New Master Lock Universal Lock Box: In the event of a natural disaster, lock boxes provide a secure way for friends, family and first responders to check on their loved ones. The new Master Lock Universal Lock Box is the only one on the market that features an adjustable shackle, so it can be affixed to almost any style of door hardware. Its wide metal body allows for enhanced durability, weather protection and security for spare keys to homes and other properties. Door Security Bar and Biometric Pistol Safe In addition to extreme weather conditions, the fall season brings a timely opportunity to ensure the security of your home and assets. Make sure your home is secure this season with the following security solutions: Master Lock 265D Adjustable Door Security Bar: Constructed with 20-gauge steel, The Master Lock No. 265D Security Door Bar securely keeps doors closed in case of attempted forced entries. The bar adjusts from 27-1/2 in. to fit most home and patio doors and can be adjusted to fit sliding doors. SentrySafe QAP2BEL XL Biometric Pistol Safe: With the SentrySafe XL Biometric Pistol Safe, gun owners can rest assured that their firearms are secure. Equipped with a biometric fingerprint scanner for fast, one-handed access, the biometric pistol safe features two-pistol capacity for additional firearm and ammunition storage, while interior lighting provides increased visibility in low-light situations, so you can easily access the safe. For homeowners looking to find the best safe for their needs, SentrySafe has recently launched its online SentrySafe Safe Selector tool that allows consumers to navigate the brand's selection of safes – whether it's an all-purpose safe, pistol safe, cash box, or portable safe for consumers on-the-go.
Morse Watchmans, the industry provider of key control and asset management systems, is showcasing their KeyWatcher Touch key management system at IFSEC International 2018 in London. The company will also be displaying their asset management solution, AssetWatcher, which uses RFID along with their proven KeyWatcher technology in a locker system to secure and store valuable assets. “We’re excited to bring AssetWatcher and KeyWatcher Touch to Europe’s premier physical security event,” said Fernando Pires, CEO at Morse Watchmans. “Morse Watchmans has identified features our customers rely on with KeyWatcher and applied them to asset management. We’ve also developed our technology and higher functionality for our proven KeyWatcher system. We’re looking forward to sharing these new solutions with the attendees at IFSEC 2018.” Desktop fingerprint reader Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher Touch key management system utilizes a 7” touchscreen for an easy to use interface and patented SmartKey system with KeyAnywhere technology to make it simple to withdraw and return a key securely to any key cabinet in an enterprise. Updates to KeyWatcher Touch for 2018 include a new database design, a desktop fingerprint reader that allows users to enroll fingerprints through TrueTouch software, and the ability to utilize multiple KeyWatcher Touch server instances with a single SQL database. AssetWatcher, Morse Watchmans’ flexible, scalable, and capable RFID-enabled locker system will also be on display at IFSEC 2018. AssetWatcher can easily support more than 10,000 users on a single system and is configurable in three usage modes for the utmost convenience. It is simple to track who is removing or replacing an asset along with when or where in the system the transaction has taken place. The proven features of KeyWatcher, such as email notifications, multi-site operation, and multi-user capability, bring the highest levels of security and capability to AssetWatcher.
With a focus on transparency, efficiency, and responsibly sourced product ingredients, ASSA ABLOY is an advocate for sustainability. At AIA 2018, several ASSA ABLOY solutions and products that help architects and designers build better buildings and better cities will be on display at booth #1207. ASSA ABLOY door solutions at AIA 2018 ASSA ABLOY door opening solutions on display at the show include the ever-expanding eco products suite, featuring electrified locks, power supplies, magnetic locks, and exit device trim. All are designed to use drastically less power compared to traditional methods. Also, on display are optimised, high-performance door openings that reduce thermal transmission and air leakage. These products and solutions have been third-party certified by GreenCircle for energy savings. “At ASSA ABLOY we look to go beyond simply having products that reduce energy use at the door opening,” said Amy Vigneux, Director - Sustainable Building Solutions at ASSA ABLOY. “Not only do our products reduce the amount of energy a building uses, but we also work to source materials and product ingredients responsibly, design for a smaller footprint, manufacture to ensure quality, and improve health and safety performance.” ASSA ABLOY issues transparency documents like Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations, and Declare labels Transparency ASSA ABLOY issues transparency documents like Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations, and Declare labels. These documents provide data that is imperative to owners of progressive buildings as well as the firms they work with; especially those certifying to LEED, WELL, Living Building Challenge, Fitwel, and RELi. ASSA ABLOY currently has: More than 90 products with EPDs – Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) include a product’s LCA (life cycle assessment) and serve as a way to quantify the product’s environmental impact. More than 15 products with HPDs – Health Product Declarations (HPDs) report the content of a product along with its associated health hazards and other related information. More than 20 products with Declare labels – Declare labels serve as a way to disclose product ingredients, specifically those used for Living Building Challenge projects
UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, global supplier of door opening solutions, will be showcasing its latest door hardware and security solutions at Lockex 2018. Lockex 2018 Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 8 – 10 June, locksmiths will be able to visit UNION on stand F11 to discuss the brand’s leading product portfolio for both timber and metal fire doors. Visitors will also be able to inspect UNION’s range of mortice and cylinder solutions, including the renowned keyPRIME and keyULTRA master key solutions. Featuring an all-new reversible key design, the keyPRIME patented dimple cylinder platform currently offers the longest patent protection in the market Featuring an all-new reversible key design, the keyPRIME patented dimple cylinder platform currently offers the longest patent protection in the market, with an expected lifetime extension until 2036. Available in a strong and durable nickel silver, the platform is certified to the toughest requirements of BS EN 1303:2015, offering anti-pick, anti-drill, anti-bump and anti-pull protection as standard. keyPRIME and keyULTRA master key solutions Meanwhile, keyULTRA offers an exclusive 6 pin system using DuraPIN technology to prevent the unauthorised copying of keys. Featuring a new thumbturn design, keyULTRA is available in a range of six finishes, including brushed satin nickel, polished chrome, satin chrome, polish brass, satin brass or antique brass. UNION’s latest heavy-duty euro-profile mortice lockcases will also be on display. Designed for areas where high performance, strength and durability are paramount, the new lockcases cover an extensive range of specifications, including sashlock, deadlock, mortice latch, deadlocking nightlatch, bathroom lock and an emergency escape lock. Tested to more than three and a half million cycles – twelve times greater than the industry standard – the range’s assured strength is supported by its superior durability, meeting the BS EN 12209 standard and offered with a 15-year guarantee. UNION will also be presenting its HD72 and StrongBOLT lockcases, PowerLOAD hinges and FastLatch range HD72 and StrongBOLT lockcases UNION will also be presenting its HD72 and StrongBOLT lockcases, PowerLOAD hinges and FastLatch range. The brand’s extensive range of door closers will be on display too, including the CE3F, CE24V, RetroV and DoorSense. Dale Hardware will also be represented on UNION’s stand demonstrating Jigtech, a new door handle and latch fitting system that enables installers to fit these products in less than five minutes. Peter Crane, UNION’s Marketing Manager, said: “Following the success of its launch in 2016, Lockex is returning for a second time to offer locksmiths in the UK an opportunity to discover the very latest door hardware and security solutions available from UNION. The brand’s reputation for high-quality, durable and reliable products is well-established, with all of products designed to the highest standards and undergoing rigorous testing.” “Lockex looks set to become a key event in locksmiths’ diaries in years to come, and we look forward to welcoming those attending this year’s event to stand F11 to discuss the latest solutions available from UNION.”
3xLOGIC, Inc., global provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ winner, announced the release of the latest version of the company’s access control solution, infinias 6.3. infinias 6.3 access control solution The infinias 6.3 software is loaded with multiple powerful features: Advanced Mobile Credential - Alert some or all credential holders to sensitive information quickly and easily. New Responsive User Interface - Designed to deliver a superior user experience on all devices and platforms. Infinias CLOUD’s Elevator Control - Configuring for elevator control has never been easier for any number of elevator banks and cabs, and with support for up to 64 floors per bank/cab. Integrated Wireless Locks - Integrated with Allegion’s Engage NDE Series Wireless Locks. Location Services - Administrators can configure how close a user must be to a door to gain access, to ensure phone (credential) is present. The next generation of mobile credential is one of the most exciting features of this new release. 3xLOGIC’s mobile credential adds push notification, location services, Multi-factor authentication (MFA) and upgrades to the default door page. Multi-factor authentication Use push notification to alert all your credential holders of any events of significance, such as school opening delays or lockdowns. Notifications can be sent ad hoc to a single person or group or use the industry-leading infinias Rules Engine for preconfigured notifications based on events. For example, receive a notification when a door is forced between 6 pm and 6 am. Location services add two new capabilities: when a user brings up the app, the three nearest doors are shown automatically on the home page, making the app more convenient, and administrators can also configure how close a user has to be to a door to gain access, to ensure the phone is present. Privileges can now be configured to require MFA and if so, a user will have to either already have or establish an unlock passcode/biometric/gesture/pin, thus adding ‘something you are’ or ‘something you know’ authentication forms to the existing ‘something you have’ (the credential) for increased security. “Unlike other offerings that require expensive proprietary readers, our mobile credential application is agnostic to any reader on the infinias server and can even work in a reader-less environment, because the application communicates directly to the server to trigger logic,” said Wayne Jared, 3xLOGIC VP of Engineering. Come see all of 3xLOGIC’s industry-leading solutions at the ISC West tradeshow in Las Vegas, 11-13 April, booth #26099.
Padlocks have long been used to secure valuable items but remembering the combination or where the key is can be a hassle. Fingerprints have replaced passwords for electronic devices and are now replacing combinations and keys. The Tapplock one is the world’s first smart fingerprint padlock. It can unlock in 0.8 seconds with no effort compared to a traditional combination lock that can take up to 15 seconds, or several minutes if the combination is forgotten, to open. The Tapplock one has an adaptive algorithm that allows the lock to become faster and more accurate with each use Fingerprint sensor Everyone has had the frustrating experience of spinning the dial of a lock in an endless circle, blocked from changing out of gym clothes or accessing garden tools in a shed. Featuring a state-of-the-art capacitive fingerprint sensor, the Tapplock one has an adaptive algorithm that allows the lock to become faster and more accurate with each use. It can store up to 500 fingerprints to allow multiple users to access the lock. And, lock owners can use the Tapplock app to track who opened the lock and when, or to grant mobile access via a remote unlock feature. Smart padlock Tapplock one’s battery lasts up to a year off a single two-hour charge The rugged Tapplock one is crafted from Zamak 3 zinc alloy metal and features a cut-resistant 7mm reinforced stainless steel shackle, strengthened by double-layered lock design with anti-shim and anti-pry technologies. The smart padlock is rated IP66, meaning it is water resistant when the lock is closed and is fully functional between 14 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which is perfect for locking up gates, sheds, boat lockers and bikes. Tapplock one’s battery lasts up to a year off a single two-hour charge, which equates to around 3,000 unlocks per charge and users can check the remaining power using the Tapplock app. The idea for Tapplock came to David Tao, the founder, while he was using a standard combination lock for his gym locker in college. “The traditional padlock was very difficult to operate, and I forgot the combination if I didn’t go to the gym every day. I thought about how fingerprints are used to gain access to smartphones and how that technology would solve the problem of remembering a combination or key to a lock. Plus, using your fingerprint gives you quicker access to your belongings.”
The extraordinary global adoption of fingerprint based solutions, from mobile devices to credentials, will continue to expand and touch new markets in 2016. The trend to move away from passwords and PINs is really building momentum in logical and physical access. Widespread use of biometric security The security industry in 2015 continued to improve, along with the overall economy. Regulatory agencies are taking the lead as two-factor authentication is becoming a more mainstream concept. From banks to power plants to corporate facilities, the push for stronger security measures for critical infrastructures will become increasingly codified. Organisations that continue to utilise yesterday’s card technology are opening themselves to security breaches by simply doing what they have been doing the past 20 years. Holding a single-factor badge to a door or network log-in terminal is outdated, unsecure and exposes organisations to tremendous liability. Two-factor authentication using biometrics versus a Password or PIN is the new standard. At Zwipe, we experienced a banner year in 2015 as we continue to develop and bring to market a variety of leading edge biometric smart card-based solutions. We have made enormous strides in technical advancements, resulting in the establishment of major relationships setting new sales records. Demand continues to grow week by week for Zwipe’s platform to address customer’s security issues and goals. Companies who continue to use old card-based technologies open themselves up to data breaches, which we have seen in abundance in 2015 The fact that we integrate with existing physical security systems is causing our phones to ring constantly. Expanding our manufacturing capabilities to keep up with demand for Zwipe Access has been the primary challenge in 2015, and we are now in a solid position to support global growth expectations. Alternative methods for protection 2016 will see an acceleration in the broad adoption of fingerprint solutions for corporate security applications. The market is maturing and producing reliable, effective and secure solutions that specifically address the issues that caused concern in previous years such as dirty fingers or spoofing attempts. With the massive amount of data breaches taking place almost daily, companies will need to look at alternative methods to protect employees’ personal information, especially biometric data. Not even the Defense Department is immune to hacking, as was reported in September when 5.6 million fingerprint records were stolen. Zwipe’s platform directly addresses such liability issues by taking a different approach to biometric data protection and allowing the individual to take ownership of such vital information. See the full coverage of 2015/2016 Review and Forecast articles here
Biometrics is most useful as an additional level of authentication — determining that you are who you say you are Over the years, the growth of biometric security technology has faced challenges of cost and pushback from users. Prices have been higher than more traditional technologies. In addition, users did not advocate storage of their personal biometric data by employers or the government. “I believe this is changing,” says Rueben Orr, CPP, vice president and co-owner of Denver-based Security Install Solutions and vice chairman of the ASIS International Physical Security Council. “People are using fingerprint technology to log into their computers and phone. They understand that this is a good way to protect the personal information stored in those devices.” “We’re also seeing new technologies. Some that we’ve seen include wearable technologies with some form of biometrics to identify who you are and using a phone to access a controlled door,” continues Orr. Traditional biometric technology Traditional biometric choices include fingerprint, hand print, iris recognition, retina recognition and voice recognition. The most frequently used biometric technology remains the fingerprint, observes Orr. Fingerprint readers are more affordable today, as are the software applications used to manage fingerprint systems. Retina recognition, which requires shining a light to the back of the eye, is still considered too invasive. Iris recognition, which looks at the pattern of the iris, is gaining popularity. “New biometric technologies are gaining traction, too,” says Orr. “Today, we are measuring heart rates, which are unique to individuals.” Security levels of authentication Biometrics is most useful as an additional level of authentication — determining that you are who you say you are. “We authenticate a person’s identity on three levels,” Orr says. “The first level is based on what you have — an access control card. Next there is what you know — a personal identification number or PIN. The third level is who you are, which is where biometrics come into play.” “Three factor authentication including biometrics is used to control access to high security doors like a server room or data centre.” Orr also cautions that two- and three-factor authentication can cause logjams if used improperly. “One government building in Washington, D.C., is the headquarters for a federal agency with 10,000 employees,” he says. “Most work at remote workplaces, but about 5,000 employees come into the building through turnstiles every day.” Biometrics is most useful as an additional level of authentication — determining that you are who you say you are “If it takes three seconds to authenticate each of those employees, it will take a long time to get people into the building every morning.” “Such busy buildings are creating exclusionary zones within the building where extra levels of authentication are used. Exclusionary zones include data centres, computer rooms, laboratories and other rooms that house sensitive materials and data. All federal agencies have these kinds of requirements today.” Credit card biometric systems Another developing area for biometric security technology is commerce, continues Orr. In light of the widespread news about identity theft and the online theft of customer information from retailers, Orr believes that credit card companies will eventually require biometric authentication to use a credit card. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), U.S. data breaches reached a record high of 783 in 2014, a 27.5 percent increase over 2013. To stem the tide of fraud, credit card companies are already developing biometric solutions. MasterCard and Zwipe, a technology developer based in Norway, are working on two credit card biometric systems, one for fingerprints and another for heartbeats. Affordability and convenience “I think that the financial industry will develop a biometric-based combination of digital certificates and wearable devices that will help to manage commerce securely,” says Orr. “As those solutions come to market, they will make it affordable to adapt them for use in physical security in ways that eliminate inconveniences.” “For instance, you might be wearing a bracelet that communicates with a reader and authenticates you as you reach for a door knob — eliminating the need to get a card out of your wallet, present it to a reader and then return it to your wallet.”
As increasing digital engagement powers forward in the hospitality industry, SALTO Systems has joined forces with the KeezApp technology platform to offer hotels an unrivalled guest experience. Property management systems The KeezApp platform provides a range of solutions for any property that hosts guests and is able to integrate with most PMS (Property Management Systems) on the market. Guests can check in from anywhere, receiving a virtual key straight to their smart phone and getting an alert when their room is ready for occupation. The front desk is then alerted when the guest has used the mobile key to enter their room even for doors equipped with offline electronic locks. The virtual app provides for access to all permitted areas of the hotel during their stay and when the time comes to check out, guests can again use KeezApp removing the need to queue at reception. KeezApp – SALTO software integration KeezApp has implemented JustIN Mobile key access technology and interfaced it with SALTO front desk management software ProAccess SPACE Additional tools include live chat with the front desk. This provides a better, more efficient way for guests to talk and interact with the front desk whether they are in the hotel or out and about. Guests can also choose different departments to contact such as reception, concierge, housekeeping or room service depending on their needs. KeezApp has implemented JustIN Mobile key access technology and interfaced it with SALTO front desk management software ProAccess SPACE. SALTO Hospitality add-ons include functionalities such as mobile keys (BLE), group check-in; real-time re-rooming and real-time extended stay. These plus other key hotel features make it easy to control all the offline and online rooms and back-of-house doors from different front desk guest workstations. SALTO electronic locks Both companies are driven by the opportunity for hotels to provide a superior guest experience to their clients, whether by offering mobile functionalities or superior management standards like quick check-in and check-out, online billing, live chat with reception, housekeeping and concierge or auto Wi-Fi connection for guests. SALTO welcomes new partnerships with industry leaders like KeezApp that will result in improved hospitality management and the guest experience. SALTO also continuously adds integrations with other technology providers so that those in the hospitality industry have a choice when it comes to which platform, they use to control SALTO’s robust line of electronic locks and supporting products.
Nearly 1000 teams of architects from around the world competed to design an important new building – a “Tall Emblem Structure” that would promote “the new face of Dubai”. The selected winner was the iconic Dubai Frame, and when its doors opened to the public in January 2018, those doors were automatic revolving doors from Boon Edam. Boon Edam automatic revolving doors Situated in Zabeel Park in Dubai, The Dubai Frame is expected to be a major tourist destination attracting two million people a year. It is an impressive structure, with two 150-meter vertical towers connected by a 105-meter horizontal structure at the top to form an enormous frame. It is positioned in such a way that representative landmarks of modern Dubai can be seen on one side, while from the other side, visitors see older parts of the city. The design of The Dubai Frame was selected as the winner of the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award in 2009. The architects were clear in their vision to use the negative space of the frame to celebrate and highlight the development of the past, current, and future Dubai – a metropolis that has evolved from its origins as a fishing village to a modern city full of emblematic structures. Selecting the public entrances for the ground floor was an extremely important part of the project The Dubai Frame According to the website for DONIS, the architectural team who designed The Dubai Frame had this to say, “Opposed to the complexity in architecture, The Dubai Frame is a simple structure, yet with an incomparable presence in the city; it achieves the most with the least and will become the new landmark of Dubai. DONIS has designed other iconic structures including the Dubai Porsche Design Towers and the Dubai Renaissance Tower.” Selecting the public entrances for the ground floor was an extremely important part of the project. The entrances must visually support the impressive nature of the structure; they must be durable enough for the high volume of visitor traffic expected, and they must provide sufficient security, safety, accessibility, and other factors that are vital to the project. TQA revolving doors When the building opened, the selected entrances were automatic, three-wing TQA revolving doors from Boon Edam. Revolving doors have been a specialty of the company since the earliest years of operation and have continually evolved through many years of experience and product development. The Dubai Frame entrances were an ideal application for our TQ automatic revolving doors" “The Dubai Frame entrances were an ideal application for our TQ automatic revolving doors,” explains Mike Commarmond, Managing Director of Boon Edam Middle East. “Their finish was customised to match the architect’s design and aesthetic requirements; it was a perfect fit for the need, and we were able to provide overwhelming evidence of their long-term durability and service based on our long experience with these products.” Security night locking capability The TQ series of revolving doors is available in both manual and automatic operation and is versatile enough to cover a wide range of application needs. The doors can be provided in a variety of colors and finishes, from powder coated or anodised metals all the way to stainless steel and even polished to a mirror finish to match or complement the installation. In addition to a collapsible door set for emergency exit, the TQ series offers a variety of night locking options, including a new security night locking capability that works in conjunction with an access control system to allow authorised users to enter during evening or weekend hours. Revolving doors allow for simultaneous two-way traffic, and even support the efficiency of building environmental control systems, making them a great choice for many building entrance types.
Anviz OA1000 Mercury Pro provides fast, accurate verification of fingerprint and Mifare card SEMARNAT (Mexico Government institution, Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources) Mexico's environment ministry is charged with the mission of protecting, restoring, and conserving the ecosystems, natural resources, assets and environmental services of Mexico with the goal of fostering sustainable development. DR Security is a company highly recognised in the field of solutions, integrations and services in the field of security technology, concentrating on new technologies, achieving and maintaining the highest quality. It is always maintaining an ethical interaction between customers, companies and employees within it. Solution offices SEMARNAT has 40 branches and 2000 employees nationally. The principal office is located in Mexico City that manages 40 branches in other cities. And more than 2000 users need to access their different branch buildings everyday, so there are two identification modes required on the integrated system consisting of the visitor only with card identification mode and employee with card and FP identification mode. Every two OA1000 Mercury Pro controls one Single Lane Flap Barrier. When employees punch card and place the FP to get access granted, the single lane flap barrier will open. OA1000 Mercury Pro with FP identification function increases the security level, and makes it the ideal choice to build intelligent and secure Access Control Application System. Anviz OA1000 Mercury Pro DR Security integrated Anviz OA1000 Mercury Pro after strict testing and evaluation with ANVIZ R&D professional support team. Due to its highest quality and performance of OA1000 Mercury Pro with very fast, accurate verification of fingerprint and Mifare card, also high quality Mercury Sensor from Lumidigm USA, finally they chose this solution as the best solution. OA1000 Mercury Pro is one of Anviz fingerprint flagship models, based on the Linux operating system, with features of dual-core high-speed CPU; large memory support; and 1: 30000 matching high speed in less than 0.5 seconds. Multiple communication modes are available: TCP/IP, WIFI & 3G optional. Its built-in webserver allows fast, easy access to the device settings and record searching. Benefits of the Anviz solution After the installation of OA1000 Mercury Pro integrated with the single lane flap barrier, Mexico government SEMARNAT had received users’ positive feedback and realised real-time monitoring the employees or visitors’ entry/exit buildings, improved office security level, saved labour cost to maximum. Meanwhile, other institutions of Mexico government are interested in this and wish to apply this security system.
Round table discussion
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 industry’s technical capabilities are improving every day. Are we approaching a day when the “enhanced” view of technology in movies and TV is closer to the truth? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How much has the gap closed between the reality of security system capabilities and what you see on TV (or at the movies)?