Identity management

Allegion highlights the advantages of electro-mechanical solutions for enhanced school security

Schools are continuing to upgrade security measures for pupil safety. However, on top of all the fundamental challenges schools face, implementing well-rounded and effective security solutions can seem a great difficulty. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for Allegion UK, discusses the advantages of electro-mechanical solutions. Schools can equate to some of the most complex security challenges for architects, specifiers and school officials alike. This is because choosing the right solutio...

Matrix COSEC VEGA FAXQ controller enables attendance tracking without using Adhaar number

Aadhaar authentication, for attendance marking, has now been made mandatory for employees working in the government organisations. Matrix Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance Device – COSEC VEGA FAXQ – is the first of its kind. This device enables employees to directly mark their attendance, without having to manually entering their Aadhaar number. They can either use a smart card or the keypad on the device followed by their fingerprint authentication to mark their attendance. If u...

Identiv to acquire Thursby Software Systems, Inc. to strengthen its identity offerings on mobile devices

Identiv, Inc., a global provider of physical security and secure identification, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thursby Software Systems, Inc., an Arlington, Texas-based provider of security software for mobile devices. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Identiv’s identity offerings with complete solutions for secure and convenient logical access across smart cards and derived credentials on Apple iOS and Android mobile devices. It is also a major strategic step...

HID Global extends goID platform for government offering mobile identities to citizens from authorised agencies

HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, has extended its HID goID platform so governments can more easily offer mobile identities to citizens from multiple authorised issuing agencies. The platform is now available as a cloud service in a packaged HID solution or as a new, in-country offering operated locally with support from HID support teams. The new goID Gateway manages the provisioning of fully encrypted mobile identities from a central issuance system to citizens’ smart...

Plasco ID appoints new COO to lead expansion of identification solutions business

Plasco ID, global integrator of identification solutions, announces it has hired Jeff Bill as its Chief Operating Officer. Bringing a valuable combination of industry experience and proven results, he will focus on business operations and strategic initiatives. Physical card access control A veteran in visual and physical card access control, Jeff formerly held the position of President at Bristol ID, global technology card business; prior, he served as General Manager for Brady’s Peopl...

Nortech’s technical director Amer Hafiz highlights evolution and importance of identity credentials in access control

Amer Hafiz, technical director at Nortech Control Systems, reviews the evolution of identity credentials in access control. Access control is defined as ‘the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource’. For an automatic access control system to function, it requires a means of identifying individuals to determine their access rights. The form of identification can be anything from a memorised password or PIN (personal identification number) to biometrics (measuremen...