Access control is a logical product to integrate. Technology continues to advance, especially in networked solutions, smart cards and biometrics, offering new capabilities and more application possibilities than ever before.
The debate Between wireless and wired networks continues, but the dialogue is changing. Though wireless has been an overly hyped technology, it is a significant service option to both consumers and businesses.
Access control is nothing new. Locks on doors and windows are a rudimentary form of shutting people out. While not the most effective means of control, plenty of facilities use it as their only means of security. ID cards are nothing new either.
“Trusted computing” (TC) is another modern commercial computer tool. Just what does that mean? The dictionary presented definitions such as “have faith in,” “rely on,” “have confidence in” and “count on.” The concept and need for “trusted” computing started with our own federal government.
Smarts and flexibility reign in this product genre Just when you thought access control had hit its peak, there’s more innovation to report. Access control is not just for physical security anymore, even though that too has seen its share of technological advances.
Think that security is the end-all in residential systems? That mindset will get you nowhere today in the home systems market, and most companies know that. Security may be part of a residential system design, but even more importantly homeowners want convenience.
Stop thinking burglar and fire alarms and start thinking computer-based integrated building solutions No matter what you call it—low voltage, voice/data/video or security—it’s a discipline that almost always is coupled with other technologies, facilities management and computer functions in a turnk
Choices include surveillance, access control and location Safety and security systems for any healthcare facility are complex. There are so many “systems” available that it is quite daunting to decide which ones are worth the investment.
In 2001, PFPC Inc., a leading provider of processing, technology and business solutions to the global investment industry and a member of the PNC Financial Services Group Inc., decided to expand its operations by adding a four-story, 116,000-square-foot worldwide headquarters building to its existi
Covert “007” techniques are possible James Bond, watch out! Now, many of the techniques employed by the action adventure hero turned cultural icon are possible—especially when it comes to closed-circuit television surveillance (CCTV).
Industry trends suggest business-savvy electrical contractors may procure additional work by educating staff members about programming software for security systems, allowing their clients one-stop shopping for access-control systems installation.
Over the past few years, the biometrics industry has experienced significant activity, resulting in myriad new applications as the demand for these products has increased. This trend is still on the rise, going full speed ahead.
In this day and age, the term “single-door access control” is nearly a misnomer. Most products have advanced to the point where they are easily integrated or interfaced with additional controllers, expanding in a network configuration.