Visitor management systems

High-speed visitor screening systems will improve soft target security

Several recent terrorist and mass violence attacks have been directed at soft targets, or relatively unprotected locations where people gather such as outside a music venue or in the unscreened passenger areas at airports. Attacks in public areas have led to the development of new security technologies aimed at protecting soft targets. One company addressing the challenges is Evolv Technology and its Edge automated high-speed personnel screening solution. The system integrates walkthrough fire...

Matrix unveils ‘Attendance on Move’ feature for mobile-based attendance marking

Attendance on Move, a feature of COSEC APTA – the mobile application of Matrix COSEC for employees, facilitates automatic attendance marking of the user. This feature works on the GPS coordinates or Wi-Fi signals received from the respective employee’s mobile device. The HR/Admin will be required to pre-define a location and save it in the Location Master of COSEC Web. As a result, whenever the user enters/exits the pre-defined location, his or her attendance gets automatically mark...

Schneider Electric releases EcoStruxure Access Expert v3 integration system for building security professionals

Schneider Electric, the provider of digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced the release of the latest version of EcoStruxure Access Expert, its integrated security solution. The latest edition of Access Expert is a single integrated system that allows data and controls for many building functions to be accessed within a single interface. The platform can connect systems throughout the building, including lighting controls, power monitoring, building analytics, UPS...

Matrix Comsec presents biometric access control solutions for data centre security

Data centres are a challenging domain, the success of which depends on security of client data. Most data centres store data for more than one organisation. It is very crucial for the data centres to prevent any unauthorised access of data. Matrix offers a solution whereby data racks are secured biometrically, with records of every access along with its duration. Only authorised person can access specific racks for the stipulated time using biometric verification. The solution is available in...

Boon Edam showcases new security entrance technologies at ISC West 2018

Boon Edam Inc., a provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is demonstrating significant growth and momentum in both their product offering and their business operations this year at ISC West 2018 (booth #8037). With the expansion of their Enterprise Customer Group, a range of new integrations, and the growing adoption of anti-tailgating and piggybacking entrance tech by Fortune 50 Global companies, the company is advancing its position as the market leader in the Americ...

Genetec unveils AutoVu Flexreader licence plate recognition solution at ISC West 2018

At ISC West 2018 on booth (#26065), Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, will unveil AutoVu Flexreader, a new offering that brings powerful ALPR (automatic licence plate recognition) capabilities to suitable IP video surveillance cameras supported by the Genetec Security Center unified platform. AutoVu Flexreader enables organisations to move beyond simple plate capture and use existing I...

Round table discussions

What are the security challenges of the enterprise market?

Enterprise customers provide a large, and very lucrative, business opportunity for the physical security market. These customers include big global companies with plenty of revenue to spend and employees and facilities to protect. As a group, enterprise customers also tend to be a demanding lot, requiring systems that are large, scalable, that can operate across a wide geographic area, and that provide top-notch system performance. Enterprise customers set the standards of performance for the en...

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...

What is the impact of smart buildings on the security market?

We have been hearing about smart buildings for more than a decade, but the increasing profile of the Internet of Things (IoT) expands the possibilities for intelligent building systems and makes them even more attainable. Security is often among the “smart” functions of a building, and the capabilities of many physical security systems can contribute in new ways to building intelligence. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the impact of “smart buildings&...