Mobile access

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...

IDIS to launch ruggedised mobile network video recorders for transportation sector at IFSEC 2018

Ruggedized mobile network video recorders (NVRs) will be introduced by IDIS for reliable, high definition recording in the transportation sector on the company’s stand C-140 at this year’s IFSEC International. The DR-6308PM and DR-6361PSM recorders are ideal for use in public transport and other applications where interior and exterior vehicle activity needs to be captured in dependable, high resolution. Featuring a durable, anti-shock and anti-vibration design (U.S. military MIL-ST...

ASSA ABLOY showcases innovations for emergency services and defence sector at IFSEC 2018

ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, has unveiled the latest integrated security and asset management technologies it will be showcasing for the emergency services and defence sector 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 those operating in the emergency services and defence sector, as well as many other key markets....

Inner Range to showcase Guard Tour feature of integrated access control system at IFSEC 2018

A new Guard Tour feature for Inner Range’s integrated access control system, Integriti, allows security managers to randomise the order of regular patrol duties, making routine activities harder to predict by would-be attackers. The feature is part of the latest update (V18.1) for Inner Range’s award-winning integrated access control product and will be showcased at this year’s IFSEC International 2018 event at ExCel London from June 19 to 21. Inner Range is celebrating its 30...

Qognify ISM, ACI and Situator Packaged Solutions on display at IFSEC 2018

Qognify will return to IFSEC International 2018 for the European introduction of its innovative new Packaged Solutions, alongside its extensive portfolio of award-winning VMS, PSIM and advanced video analytics solutions. Qognify’s Packaged Solutions, a library of pre-designed and pre-configured bundled solutions to address common and specific security-related challenges. Using the intelligent capabilities of the market-leading Qognify portfolio, including Situator, VisionHub and video and...

Pulse Connect Secure 9.0 simplifies secure access to applications in cloud and hybrid IT environments

Pulse Secure, the provider of enterprise Secure Access solutions, announced the release of Pulse Connect Secure 9.0 to simplify the orchestration of protected connectivity in cloud and hybrid IT environments. The latest release incorporates more than 102 new features and enhancements including broader user and device visibility, secure access to Amazon AWS hosted applications, and extended endpoint compliance for MacOS computers and Android mobile devices. Through one integrated platform, orga...

Round table discussions

How does the residential/smart home market impact commercial security?

The residential/smart home market is undergoing revolutionary transformation, with a flood of new products and technologies helping to make our homes more connected, easier to manage and, yes, smarter. These massive steps forward provide challenges, and also opportunities, for the security industry, which has played a major role in protecting homes and residents for decades. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How are changes in the residential/smart home market impacting securit...

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...

What will be the biggest surprise for security in 2018?

The new year presents new opportunities for the physical security marketplace. In many ways, 2018 will undoubtedly see further development of trends we saw in 2017. In fact, some of the trends determining the future of the physical security industry have been in place for many years. However, not every event in 2018 can be foreseen or easily predicted. To be sure, it is sometimes the surprises that keep life interesting! We asked this week Expert Panel Roundtable: What will be the security marke...