Mechanical Locks

Advantages and pitfalls of electronic locking solutions

The concept of door locks means something totally different in our current age of smarter buildings that house data-driven businesses. Hardware locks and keys are still around, but they co-exist with a brave new world of electronic locks, wireless locks, networked systems, and smarter access control. Locks can also increasingly be a part of a smart building’s flow of data. The opportunities of these new technologies and approaches are significant, but there are also pitfalls. I heard an in...

ASSA ABLOY to feature integrated security and access control solutions for education sector at IFSEC 2018

ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, has unveiled the latest integrated security and access control technologies that it will be showcasing for education environments at IFSEC 2018. Held at ExCeL London on the 19 – 21 June, visitors to stand F320 in Hall S7 at IFSEC 2018 will discover the latest innovations to help ‘access smarter thinking’ for the education sector. Aperio access control technology Key innovations from the organisation’s leading...

Vanderbilt to showcase ACT Enterprise access control solution at IFSEC 2018

Vanderbilt, a global provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announced that it will preview the upcoming ACTEnterprise access control solution at this year’s IFSEC International, June 19-21, at ExCeL London. Along with demonstrations of the solution, visitors can explore the wide range of products that Vanderbilt has to offer at Stand F305, with a significant focus on increased integration both within and with third-party systems. The latest version of ACTEnterprise will be release...

KWIKSET unveil convert Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, global provider of residential security solutions, announced the availability of its Kwikset Convert locksets, its new Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit. Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit Kwikset Convert will turn mechanical locks, even non-Kwikset locks, into smart, electronic locks. The Conversion Kit replaces the interior half of an existing lock without changing the exterior. Consequently, Kwikset Conve...

Camder Door Controls welcomes Chris Lyons as US Regional Sales Manager

Camden Door Controls, a provider of door activation and locking devices, has announced the appointment of Chris Lyons to the position of U.S. Regional Manager. Chris is responsible for servicing Camden's customers from the East coast over to the Central American states. Chris brings to Camden extensive sales experience in general, and locking device sales experience, in particular. “Camden Door Controls is very proud to welcome Chris to our sales team," notes David Price, Marketing Manage...

Artificial intelligence is changing intrusion detection dynamics in the security industry

With the ever-growing availability of video data thanks to the low cost of high-resolution video cameras and storage, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning analytics now have become a necessity for the physical security industry, including access control and intrusion detection. Minimising human error and false positives are the key motivations for applying AI technologies in the security industry. What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence is the ability of machines to...