Iris ID, a provider of iris recognition technology, announces its iCAM 7S series enrolment process is now fully integrated with the latest version of the Symmetry Enterprise access control software from AMAG Technology. Symmetry Enterprise is designed for large organisations with complex security requirements. It supports unlimited card readers, cardholders and clients and allows users to control security from one location. The native integration of the iCAM enrolment process allows users to se...
Following the successful launch of Kisi Labs with its first product vision ‘Drone Guard’, Kisi Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based keyless access control and security management, has reported the launch of a new security card test to drive physical access innovation through exposing the vulnerability of key cards. Anyone concerned about the security of their access card can send it to Kisi Labs to be tested for free. The original access card will be sent back to the user with a cloned or...
The easy-to-manage SMARTair system is now available to professional security installers from ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions. SMARTair is an effective, fully-scalable access control system that can be installed quickly and easily by security installers. Available in offline and wireless online versions, SMARTair is a flexible, end-to-end, battery-operated system. This makes it the perfect solution for a variety of installatio...
Security expert Abloy UK launches an innovative Escape Door System (EDS) that offers easy access and egress while ensuring compliance, security and the ability to implement dynamic lockdown procedures. With the EDS, it is now possible to provide a compliant solution for an escape door when read-in / read-out access control is specified, combining the three components required for BS EN 13637 (electronically controlled escape door systems for doors along escape routes). Intelligent Control The...
LOCKEN was established in 2003, combining the knowledge and expertise of its three founders, Arnaud Flecchia, Roland de la Chapelle and Stéphane Conreux. Well established within the telecom and IT world, this threesome has transformed the business of access control: thanks to breakthrough technology, based on intelligent keys and user-friendly software, they brought to the market a solution that required no wiring or maintenance. This was a remarkable leap forward that has fully benefited...
Business doesn’t stand still, but security feels static. Whether mechanical keys or wired door locks, access control doesn’t always have the flexibility a changing environment needs. When is the right time to expand an access control system? And what’s the best way to do it? Extending coverage for traditional access control is expensive and intrusive, but there is an alternative. If one wants to forget about keys and the hassles of key management, wireless locks are the fast a...
ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, the global provider of door opening solutions, is encouraging stockists, specifiers, installers and end-users to take advantage of its Cam-Motion door closers. Launched over 15 years ago as the first and still the only totally universal and unhanded Cam door closer solution, ASSA ABLOY’s Cam-Motion door closers offer pure simplicity for installers and end users alike. Its innovative Cam profile provides a unique unhanded and universal installation, and allows pull and push mounting from the same unit. This profile also produces efficiencies and user-friendly opening forces to create an advanced door closer solution. Universal Cam system The Universal Cam system was invented by ASSA ABLOY, and highlights the company’s reputation as a provider of adaptable door control solutionsFurthermore, ASSA ABLOY’s Cam-Motion door closers can be specified for, or installed in any of four fixing applications – on door or head mount for both push and pull applications. This Universal Cam system was invented by ASSA ABLOY, and further highlights the company’s reputation as a provider of innovative, comprehensive, and adaptable door control solutions that are easy to install. Thanks to the removable and height-adjustable spindle, offered as standard on all ASSA ABLOY door closers, initial installation is quicker and less expensive, making it easier to achieve optimum results. This is because the innovative spindle design offers more room to manoeuvre and can be easily re-positioned to provide the correct spring pre-load. The design also reduces the need for secondary installation work, such as cutting out architraves to allow guide rail installation. Such versatility can be further amplified with a range of supporting accessories such as mounting plates, hold-open devices and dampers to create bespoke door control solutions. Innovative door control solutions Another factor which sets ASSA ABLOY door control devices apart, is the ease in which they can be adapted to suit changes in building function and design. It is very easy to upgrade power sizes, functionality and technologies across the whole range. This is because all core models in the Rack and Pinion and Cam-Motion portfolio, including the DC200, DC300, DC500 and DC700, share identical mounting positions, fixing centres and positioning from the hinge. Cam-Motion devices balance excellent performance and quality with outstanding ease-of-use"All Cam-Motion models include adjustable backcheck as standard, helping doors avoid damage from colliding with walls or fixed items when opened fully. They also require only three valves to achieve perfect performance, with a two-stage latching action as standard via the singular latch valve. Simple installation process David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY, explains: “As the inventors of the first Universal Cam door closer solution, we’re proud of our extensive product portfolio. Our Cam-Motion range stands out against competitor models as it has always been both unhanded and universal, offering four different fitting applications in a single unit.” “Additionally, Cam-Motion devices balance excellent performance and quality with outstanding ease-of-use. Because installation is simpler and easier, users can quickly enjoy the benefits of an attractive, discrete product that is fully compliant with fire regulations and durable to over half a million cycles.”
Biometric technology company Zwipe and Silone CardTech, a VISA, Mastercard, China UnionPay and JCB certified card manufacturer based in Shenzhen, China have announced a partnership to launch battery-less dual-interface biometric payment cards with banks and loyalty programs in China. Commenting on the partnership, CEO of Silone CardTech, William Ju said “We thoroughly evaluated the various offerings in the market and Zwipe’s technology platform was the only offering genuinely capable of performing battery-less dual-interface biometric authentication within the rigors of the existing payment card ecosystem, enabling us to offer our customers, some of the largest banks and loyalty programs in China, a cutting edge solution that we are confident will be well received in the marketplace.” Biometric payment card Silone CardTech specialises in manufacturing a range of card products, tokens, modules, inlays, key fobs and smart wristbands. They have an established customer base predominantly in China and the Asia Pacific region, offering solutions for access control, government identification, ticketing, retail and banking markets. Silone has already received interest from customers for biometric payment cards with pilots expected to be identified in the coming months. Speaking on the partnership, André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe said “We are happy to add Silone as a trusted manufacturer to our growing list of partners as banks in the region and the world are demanding the convenience and security that our unique technology enables.” Silone CardTech will be presenting their battery-less dual interface biometric payment card at Trustech in Cannes, France this November.
STANLEY Security, a trusted name in the world of security, has partnered with London-based security start-up Doordeck to launch the Stanley OneDoor smartphone-based access control system. Stanley OneDoor can be used with existing STANLEY access control products and rolled out to an entire building in under one hour, without the need for any new hardware. Designed to be quick and simple to use, Stanley OneDoor removes the need for keycards and tags and all the management and associated costs that entails. Instead, users gain access via their smartphones through the Stanley OneDoor App, ‘reading’ Stanley OneDoor tiles using either a QR code, via the app, or an NFC chip, just like Apple Pay and Google Pay. Costs associated with managing an access control system are largely removed, making Stanley OneDoor even more cost-effective Bank-level encryption Highly flexible, the system is secured with bank-level encryption and can also be used with traditional cards and tags where required. For STANLEY Security access control customers, Stanley OneDoor provides significant benefits with no capital expenditure. Instead, there is a competitively priced monthly subscription fee per door, with unlimited users. Furthermore, costs associated with managing an access control system are largely removed, making Stanley OneDoor even more cost-effective. Access can be managed remotely, with no requirement to be present to issue a virtual key. All administration functions are also managed online and are comparable to existing systems. Cost-effective and convenient There are environmental benefits to be had from this approach as existing hardware is used rather than heading for landfill and plastic cards and tags become a thing of the past. Stanley OneDoor is not only cost-effective and convenient but also highly secure: lost or misplaced keycards are a regular occurrence and represent a security threat. People are far more mindful of their Smartphone and, even if they are lost or stolen, remain more secure as fingerprint and facial recognition means the Stanley OneDoor app doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Refreshingly innovative technology For high-security sites, Stanley OneDoor can also be configured to use restricted wi-fi networks and GPS Geofencing as additional security layers. Plus, with immediately accessible usage logs and access data, administrators can see up-to-date statistics about who’s in their building and how it’s being used. OneDoor is one of the first solutions to emerge from our new approach to product development"Matthew Marriott, General Manager for STANLEY Security Great Britain, considers OneDoor to be a breakthrough product in access control: “OneDoor is one of the first solutions to emerge from our new approach to product development. We are partnering with tech start-ups and companies at an early stage to bring refreshingly innovative technology to the market in a commercially viable form. We are pleased to be working with Doordeck on this project and are now in a position to take OneDoor to market.” Effective access control systems William Bainborough, Chief Executive of Doordeck, said: “We are extremely excited to be partnering with STANLEY Security for Stanley OneDoor. We feel STANLEY Security not only understands the commercial value that Stanley OneDoor can bring to our customers, but also truly appreciates the technological expertise behind it.” Stanley OneDoor joins STANLEY Security’s comprehensive range of access control solutions including STANLEY NT500, Paxton, PLAN and in the enterprise level access control PACOM, Lenel, S2, Honeywell Prowatch, C-Cure Software House and Genetec. STANLEY’s team of security experts has decades of experience designing and installing effective access control systems in a broad range of industries.
The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has awarded Airbus the Enterprise NATO Public Key Infrastructure (E-NPKI) contract to design, implement and deliver a new framework of services for the management of public key certificates. The purpose is to improve secure communications among NATO organisations as well as between NATO and other organisations and countries. The new E-NPKI system will provide accredited certificate services on NATO networks up to secret level. Full service support including a test facility and training will take place across more than 70 NATO sites. The contract includes setting up a dedicated E-NPKI Service Desk that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It will ensure system availability, incident and configuration management as well as certificate and digital identity card management. Facilitating secure transfer of information The capability delivered through this three-year firm fixed price contract will be incorporated into NCIA’s service catalogue and will enable NATO nations to procure the NATO approved service. Airbus was awarded the NATO Communications Infrastructure Project few months ago The purpose of a public key infrastructure (PKI) is to facilitate the secure electronic transfer of information between people and entities, utilising techniques of asymmetric cryptography. It enables security services, such as confidentiality, integrity, non repudiation, and authentication, by applying rigid processes of registration and issuance of digital certificates that bind public keys with respective identities of entities such as: people, services, devices and organisations. Polaris IT modernisation programme An effective PKI is a combination of hardware and software products along with policies and procedures able to manage the life cycle of digital certificates including creation, storage, distribution, and revocation. The E-NPKI project, together with the IT Modernisation Project and the NATO Communications Infrastructure Project, are part of the wider IT modernisation programme named Polaris, which aims to transform NATO's static IT infrastructure into a homogeneous enterprise. Airbus was awarded the NATO Communications Infrastructure Project few months ago. This new contract strengthens Airbus’s position as a NATO supplier for communication systems and services.
Secutech Vietnam 2018 reached new heights as it closed its doors, having seen visitor numbers shoot up to an estimated 13,800+ (2017: 12,097). Positive feedback from buyers and exhibitors alike also cemented the fair’s position as the ideal shop window into the regional security industry. Secutech Vietnam 2018 The new Smart Home and Smart Building zone was added to the show floor this year alongside the returning Security zone and the Fire & Safety zone The enlarged show occupied the entirety of Hall A at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center and was categorised into three separate zones that accommodated buyers from different sectors. Of particular note was the new Smart Home and Smart Building zone, which was added to the show floor this year alongside the returning Security zone and the Fire & Safety zone. The addition of the new zone contributed to an uptick in exhibitor numbers at the show, which rose 16% from last year’s total to reach 310 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions (2017: 270). The knock-on effect of this increase was an 11% rise in exhibition space, which reached 10,000 sqm (2017: 9,000 sqm). Speaking about the driving forces behind these impressive numbers, Ms. Regina Tsai, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd said: “The high number of government and commercial sector development projects in Vietnam has translated into significant demand for surveillance, access control, biometric recognition and other related security and fire safety solutions. With this in mind, I am delighted that buyers are increasingly recognising Secutech Vietnam as the place to source these products and cross paths with major international and domestic suppliers.” Smart Home and Smart Building solutions A large number of suppliers were present at the Smart Home and Smart Building zone, which was a hive of activity during the fair. Astec, Dahua, Phuong Viet, Samsung, Smart Z and a blend of related companies displayed products at the zone, with solutions that stretched from home automation and controls, to intelligent building and energy saving devices. The addition of these technologies to the show floor contributed to making the 2018 edition of Secutech Vietnam the most comprehensive to date. One notable debutant at Secutech Vietnam was hosted at the new zone in the form of the Z-Wave Pavilion. The flourishing residential property sector helped to attract system integrators, distributors and end users of home automation technologies to the pavilion, which housed smart lock manufacturers Saykey and Kaadas. Meanwhile, SMAhome also made its first appearance at Secutech Vietnam with a host of IoT enabled technologies for Smart Home. Fire and Safety solutions Two other pavilions to experience high footfall during the show were the Korea Fire Institute (KFI) and UL Pavilions at the Fire & Safety zone Two other pavilions to experience high footfall during the show were the Korea Fire Institute (KFI) and UL Pavilions at the Fire & Safety zone. A host of Korean companies and associations were present at the KFI Pavilion to showcase fire extinguishers, fire alarms, fire hoses, alarm control units, firefighting suits, escape chutes, valves, and related equipment. Meanwhile, the UL Pavilion was home to UL certified fire safety products from brands such as CSJ, HD Fire, NM Fire, Newage Fire, PCJ, UL and WEFLO. Plenty of attention and positive feedback also surrounded the new Singapore Pavilion. Led by the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, the pavilion featured modular control platforms, key management systems, facial recognition systems, and surveillance solutions with applications for Vietnam’s growing smart city market. Smart Solutions Vietnam Forum To supplement the exhibition portion of Secutech Vietnam, a fringe programme of concurrent events was organised to promote information exchange. One highlight was the new Smart Solutions Vietnam Forum which allowed speakers from high profile companies Bosch, Kedacom, ICP DAS, Samsung, Seagate, and Western Digital to deliver presentations about their latest innovations as well as future industry trends. The well-received forum, which was followed by a business networking party, focused on new and upcoming solutions for the six vertical markets of smart transportation, smart storage, smart factory, smart building, smart enterprise, and smart city. Fire & Safety Rescue Seminar Further opportunities for learning and information exchange were on offer at the Fire & Safety Rescue Seminar Meanwhile, further opportunities for learning and information exchange were on offer at the Fire & Safety Rescue Seminar which returned again this year with a host of informative presentations, such as “Fire Safety Applications for Industrial Revolution 4.0”. Among the speakers were members of the Korea Fire Institute and UL pavilions, who discussed solutions for factory, building and personal safety.
Traka will be at The Emergency Services Show, unveiling its latest intelligent systems for securely storing and controlling access to vulnerable keys and vital equipment, including the latest body-worn camera technology. On stand L47, the industry leader in intelligent key cabinets and locker solutions will show how its bespoke systems are being utilised by the Emergency Services to better manage equipment, valuables and sensitive material. At the show, Traka will be demonstrating how its innovative Modular Locker system has evolved to reflect the increasing use and need for secure, audit control storage by the Emergency Services for body worn camera scanners. S-Touch Key Management system Visitors to the stand will also be able to see Traka’s specialist S-Touch Key Management system, presenting storage in a controlled access environment with full audit control capability, where items are charged and instantly ready for use. Traka provides intelligent key management and equipment management access control to better protect important equipmentSays Wayne Kynaston of Traka: “The introduction of body worn camera technology to improve safety, primarily for the Emergency Services, has been well-documented. But it is essential the equipment is secured not only in a safe environment but also to ensure they are available for instant use in a fast-moving situation, including being fully charged. Improved security and efficiency “At The Emergency Services Show, Traka will be able to demonstrate how we continue to work closely with the Emergency Services to ensure the right response to protect the significant investment. Our systems can be adapted to suit individual service requirements, including presenting full audit trail capability to add a level of protection to vulnerable staff in their working environment.” Traka provides intelligent key management and equipment management access control to better protect important equipment - resulting in improved security and efficiency, reduced downtime, less damage, fewer losses, lower operating costs and significantly less administration.
Nationwide Building Society has partnered with Traka to provide an intelligent key management system in its branches. The partnership will enhance the Society’s processes in its network, for the benefit of its employees and members. Nationwide has around 18,000 employees and around 650 branches across the UK. Previously branch managers were initially being relied upon to have ensured the management and safety of branch keys throughout the working day, and overnight. This has been a time constraining and manual process, but an essential part of branch security. Traka’s intelligent key management solution has been trialled, originally tested across 21 sites, and systems Key management process Traka’s intelligent key management solution has been trialled, originally tested across 21 sites, and systems now operate across Nationwide’s UK-wide branch network. Richard Newland, Director of Branch & Workplace Transformation at Nationwide said; “There was an opportunity to greatly improve our key management process, to make it easier for our colleagues to manage branch keys.” Seamless installation process “The introduction of Traka key management systems moved us into a more digital management system. Our colleagues no longer need to solely manage keys, and the audit trail capability has helped us to remove the manual paper recording and see the instant status of keys at any one time.” Traka worked closely with Nationwide to understand bespoke requirements for key management across its branch network, ensuring a seamless installation process under a tight timeframe for delivery. Once installed, Traka worked closely with individual branches to ensure staff had full training in the use of key management systems and access control solutions for authorised personnel. In Nationwide’s case, Traka has made a significant difference from an operational perspective Accurate audit trail Tom Smith, Traka Market Development Manager added: “What our relationship with Nationwide demonstrates is our preferred approach to working with clients, in true partnership. Our aim is to understand bespoke requirements for key management and ensure our systems can accommodate, without compromising on ease of use for staff.” “In Nationwide’s case, Traka has made a significant difference from an operational perspective. The main resolution being staff no longer need to solely manage keys, and instead, they can focus on servicing members needs more efficiently. Nationwide has total peace of mind they have a secure and accurate audit trail of all keys, across every branch in its network.”
Traka has been specified at a main UK international Airport to deliver bespoke solutions for the safe management of replica improvised explosive devices (IEDs), alongside intelligent key management systems. The UK airport, which cannot be named for security reasons, uses replica IEDs for training purposes across its security network, to ensure correct procedures are being followed in the unfortunate event of a real threat. Security management using replica IEDs The importance of secure management of replica IEDs is integral, with recent well-publicised events having shown the major disruption caused by any unaccounted items, including an abandonment of the last game of the season for Manchester United in 2016. Traka, which already provides the airport with essential intelligent key management units, created a bespoke management locker solution for the safe storage of replica IEDs on site, to ensure they could only be operated by authorised personnel. The units present audit control capability and reporting on an instant basis with any units that do not get returned being instantly accountable. To have any replica IED device unaccounted for would have serious security implications for the Airport as a whole" Intelligent key management Says a Security Manager at the Airport, “To have any replica IED device unaccounted for would have serious security implications for the Airport as a whole, with a real possibility of closure and consequential mass disruption.” “With increasing numbers of passengers and noted global security threats, we cannot afford to take the risk and knew Traka could be called upon as the experts to provide a solution. The lockers not only provide an extra security dimension, but also ensure the smooth running of the Airport security. They enhance our training objectives as the audit control capability allows replica IEDs to be used across terminal staff, safe in the knowledge they will always be accounted for and returned.” The lockers support the Airport’s use of Traka solutions for intelligent key management Asset and vehicle tracking The lockers support the Airport’s use of Traka solutions for intelligent key management for security and engineering keys, alongside asset and vehicle control. Ben Farrar, Traka Market Development Manager added, “It is the focus of every Airport to deliver the best possible experience for passengers, while ensuring their absolute safety and security at all times. And in doing so, ensure staff can present all processes in a smooth and stress-free environment.” “Traka’s provision of bespoke locker solutions for the safekeeping of replica IEDs, alongside our intelligent key management systems as used by this Airport may only seem like smaller details in a complex security matrix. But they work together for the benefit of security teams to ensure effective management and automation, decreasing the likelihood of causing delays and disrupting the airport flow unnecessarily.”
HID Global, a global provider of trusted identity solutions, has announced that HID is the world’s first ticketing solution provider to be certified to deliver more secure, lower cost, faster contactless tickets based on an open standard called Calypso Light Application (CLAP). CLAP-certified SOMA Atlas Public transportation authorities around the world no longer need to accept lower security, incompatibility and slower speeds or be locked into a proprietary low-end ticket system. HID’s CLAP-certified solution, SOMA Atlas, is now recognised by the Calypso Networks Association (CNA) as providing interoperability and greater flexibility to transportation operators. “HID Global is bringing a new level of trust to low-cost contactless tickets for public transportation by supporting an open standard that will overtake the proprietary memory cards commonly used for low-end tickets, such as single trip tickets,” said Cesare Paciello, Vice President, Ticketing & Transport with HID Global. “Being the first ticket provider in the world to achieve Calypso Light Application certification positions HID strongly to lead the way to enable mid-sized and smaller public transportation networks to do next-generation automated fare collection.” Contactless CLAP ticketing Recognised widely and deployed in many countries for secure, fast and flexible ticketing, Calypso is an open standard of contactless ticketing, suitable for multiple applications, especially public transportation in which Calypso cards and NFC mobile phones are used. To extend the success of the Calypso standard and help solve the incompatibility of low-cost tickets, a worldwide group of transport operators in the Calypso Networks Association, a not-for-profit standards body, ratified a set of specifications for the Calypso Light Application standard. CLAP tickets have the same security as high-end tickets, such as sports season tickets, but at a lower cost CLAP tickets have the same security as high-end tickets, such as sports season tickets, but at a lower cost than typical Calypso tickets. CLAP is also simple to deploy because, unlike proprietary memory cards, the use of CLAP tickets does not require development work to be integrated into an Automated Fare Collection (AFC) System. Automated Fare Collection System To become the first ticketing solution provider to receive the CLAP certification, HID had to pass the technical evaluation that was conducted by Elitt, a CNA-accredited laboratory. HID has been working with Calypso technology since 2014, resulting in the development of the SOMA Atlas, an OS architecture that combines the multi-application capabilities of the KIAT operating system with the Calypso 3.1 standard. HID achieved its first Calypso certification in July 2016 with SOMA Atlas V1, which proved to be one of the fastest products of its kind. RFID, key management and smart card tokens As the next logical step in its evolution of an open standards-based approach, HID’s ticketing and transportation team in Italy developed the CLAP-certified SOMA Atlas OS architecture to broaden the customer acceptance of more secure ticketing by small to mid-sized transportation operators. Known as the ticketing solution provider that delivered millions of tickets for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, HID provides end-to-end ticketing solutions, including transportation ticketing terminals, data capturing software, key management capabilities, RFID paper tickets, smart card tokens, smart wristbands, among other components. Its multi-application operating systems can be integrated with existing hardware.
Wind farms produced a record 15% of Britain’s electricity last year, equating to more than twice the output from coal. There is no question that wind-generated electricity, which is non-polluting and renewable, is steadily gaining ground. Renvico is one of the major European players within this market, and has recently opted for the latest generation of electronic access control to secure its growing wind farm business. Renvico’s wind farms are geographically dispersed in remote locations, meaning wind turbines and their substructures are often exposed to the elements, including extreme weather, from freezing and frost conditions to humidity and direct sunlight. It is therefore essential to have a robust access control solution, which is able to cope with climatic conditions and meets the demanding security requirements of an isolated site. The rising numbers of subcontractors in this sector increases this risk, making monitoring and controlling access points more prevalent than ever in order to guarantee the quality of the services provided Reliable access control to wind turbines The key challenge that affects security in this industry is that sites are often located a considerable distance from one another, and therefore ensuring that sites are secure while also providing enhanced access control is essential. The rising numbers of subcontractors in this sector increases this risk, making monitoring and controlling access points more prevalent than ever in order to guarantee the quality of the services provided. In fact, as Olivier Rouchouze, maintenance and operation manager at Renvico France, explains, this activity requires fool-proof security at sites and reliable control of access to wind turbines: "Some companies intervening on our wind farms have a mission, which is limited in time or space. For example, a technical inspector will be granted access to all our equipment, but only for a short period of time, corresponding to a specific assignment, while someone doing maintenance on a wind farm will have access for a longer period, but only to the equipment at the facility in question. Granting access from centralised platform “The system developed by LOCKEN allows us to give each intervening party personalised access for a fixed period, thanks to a unique key per user for all the equipment in our estate. In addition, access to these 100-metre-tall installations, which host high-voltage equipment, requires an authorisation for work at height and electrical interventions. Allocated in real time from a centralised platform, access rights are only granted by Renvico to people with up-to-date authorisations." Renvico opted for the latest generation of LOCKEN electronic keys, which combine the features of state-of-the-art electronics with a mechanical component. With the LOCKEN solution, once the necessary authorisations have been loaded, a single key per operator allows access to clearly defined equipment, whether wind turbines or substructures" Replacing bunch of keys with a single key “This spells the end for bunches of keys, which are tricky or even uncertain to manage, and which could end up stalling the work of personnel. The same goes for the problem of lost keys, which required us to take costly measures to ensure the highest levels of security,” says Olivier Rouchouze. “With the LOCKEN solution, once the necessary authorisations have been loaded, a single key per operator allows access to clearly defined equipment, whether wind turbines or substructures, operated by Renvico. The key provides the energy needed to open the cylinders, which therefore do not require any electrical cabling. This feature ensures access to machines even when the power grid is faulty.” LOCKEN's mechatronic solution The electronic key with a mechanical component, termed mechatronic, chosen by Renvico, also has a Bluetooth module: the opening authorisation is transmitted to the key by the user's smartphone thanks to the MyLocken application. LOCKEN's mechatronic solution combines two key features: the robustness of the key, brought by its mechanical keyprint, as well as its state-of-the-art, contactless transmission, and the flexibility of its use for the security manager, since the authorisations are fully adjustable via the LOCKEN Smart Access software program, which is adapted to the needs of each customer. Five wind farms, each with 5 to 16 wind turbines, are already equipped. Renvico plans to roll the solution out to a further 13 wind farms in the coming weeks.
Dallmeier, a worldwide acknowledged solutions provider for the casino industry, has just returned from G2E Asia show where the company has had a successful launch of their new innovative Smart Casino Solutions, extremely well received by the visitors. Smart Casino Solutions “In recent years we have worked diligently and invested heavily in Research and Development, aiming to create innovative flexible solutions for the gaming industry as a whole, delivering comprehensive real-time hands on results.”, said Konrad Hechtbauer, Project & Application Development Director of Dallmeier Electronic and Managing Director of Dallmeier International. “We aim to establish ourselves as a complete turnkey solution provider with a wide offering of innovative Smart Casino products, that can easily be combined or presented as individual modules and/or interfaced with third party technologies to meet the needs of the end user in their environment.” Dallmeier’s vision is to create innovative operational systems which could in real-time manage different business areas and concepts Dallmeier’s vision is to create innovative operational systems which could in real-time manage different business areas and concepts, giving the operators complete control of all areas of their properties, such as Gaming, Security, Surveillance, Hotel, Retail and Strategic Marketing, etc. “Security, traceability, overall operations’ management from every angle and aspect, and a complete detailed analysis of the obtained data are the key elements building our innovative systems”, added Konrad Hechtbauer. During G2E show Dallmeier’s Casino Team had conducted dedicated personal demonstrations, where invited guests could see and experience all new developments recently introduced by the company. Advanced surveillance technologies “For years Dallmeier was worldwide known for their advanced surveillance technology and we are now ready to pursue different business opportunities and strategies, aiming to place Dallmeier as a leading strategic partner for the casino operators. In the coming years we’ll continue to develop our product offering to support overall casino operations management, creating new systems for live gaming, solutions for various security aspects, and options and modules to enhance operators’ strategic marketing”, finished saying Konrad Hechtbauer.
HID Global, global trusted identity solutions provider has announced that it has been appointed the ‘official ticket maker’ for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the largest and most important sports event in the world. HID Global will deliver more than 3 million secure RFID tickets for the 64 matches of the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in 11 host cities of the Russian Federation from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket is a smart ticket containing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inlay and manufactured with special security papers The 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket is a smart ticket containing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inlay and manufactured with special security papers and integrates several security features designed to prevent counterfeiting and forgery. Data that is stored in a ticket’s RFID chip is encrypted and digitally signed. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tickets “HID Global is providing FIFA with a formidable defence against ticket fraud and simplifying the process of a fan’s picking a ticket and using it to tap and go into the stadium,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. “We’re confident that this RFID solution, along with the other advanced ticket security features, will give FIFA and attendees an extra level of security and a better overall FIFA World Cup experience.” Illicit ticket sales are a major concern for FIFA World Cup events, where tickets are always in very high demand. In a recent press release, FIFA reminded prospective tournament attendees that “FIFA regards the illicit sale and distribution of tickets as a serious issue and in cooperation with local authorities, including consumer protection agencies in numerous countries, strives to identify and curb unauthorised ticket sales.” FIFA cautions soccer fans that tickets obtained from any other source than the official FIFA.com/tickets website will be automatically cancelled once identified, barring the holder access to the stadium or to any refund or other compensation. RFID differs from traditional barcoded tickets, which can more easily be counterfeited RFID technology helps curb ticket fraud RFID differs from traditional barcoded tickets, which can more easily be counterfeited. RFID transmits the unique identity of a ticket and ticket holder via radio waves. Unlike barcode readers, RFID scanners do not need a line of sight with the RFID chips. This means attendees can simply tap their tickets to a reader to validate them and gain access to an event, speeding up admissions dramatically in high-volume events such as World Cup matches. As part of the project, HID Global has also provided pre-personalisation, fulfillment, consignment and delivery services for the secure tickets, in addition to the development of middleware and a key management system dedicated to the event cycle, including the libraries for the access control device key management. HID’s ticketing solution represents a new way to provide secure tickets at an event and play “goalkeeper” against fraud.