Access Control

Smart access – the next security evolution?

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Smart access and automated entry could become a common feature of smart-building infrastructure over the next five years. This is due to smart credentials and contactless technology enhancing how people enter buildings and grant access. The invention of the humble lock and key dates back to the 6th century, and in its simplest form, served…

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Two approaches to deeper access control integration


A Recent study into wireless access control solutions reveals that 90% of respondents value the importance of integration in building management functions   Interoperability is now almost essential for joined-up security management. Customers want systems which work together seamlessly. In a survey of security professionals for the Wireless Access Control Report 2021, over 90% of respondents noted the…

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Security measures should complement aesthetic

New research has highlighted the importance of striking the right balance between security and aesthetics when securing public spaces, particularly in locations of historic interest or with recognisable design vocabularies. The Future of Urban Design report by ATG Access revealed that a third (32%) of architects, specifiers and urban planners have found that local residents…

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Suprema CoreStation offers multi-credential flexibility


Suprema shared partner testimonials about its security controller CoreStation that helps facilitate building multi-credential access control systems. Suprema CoreStation is a biometric-enabled security controller that provides great system design flexibility with credential options ranging from PIN, RF card reader, mobile access to fingerprint and face recognition. Meyer, a partner in Turkey, was able to construct…

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Biometrics: Where we are and where we’re going

Christian Fredrikson, CEO at Fingerprints explores how Biometrics is playing a leading role in access control, and discusses the benefits of fingerprint technology It’s heartening to see biometric technology playing a role in helping people, communities and workplaces adapt to the changes triggered by the past year. The value of biometrics is reaching far beyond…

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Physical Access Control System (PACS) Market


Growing demand for physical access control systems (PACS) from fast-evolving industries such as banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI); healthcare; retail; and others is offering lucrative growth opportunities for PACS equipment manufacturers across regions. The Government of the United States has defined the PACS as a system to grant access to employees and contractors who work at…

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New SALTO Dark Bronze Finish Option

SALTO access control door lock components and system peripherals are definitely keeping in step with the latest and best new building design trends. The new Dark Bronze option for the XS4 Original and Mini ANSI product range matches some of today’s new design trends and blends perfectly with both white and dark doors, modern styles,…

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The key to contactless access is Paxton10

  The international security technology manufacturer Paxton has updated the Paxton Key app within their award-winning system Paxton10. It now enables smart devices to become contactless access tokens and has new remote site management functionality. Throughout 2020 there has been an undeniable global change in the way people access work buildings and public spaces. Governments…

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How one French museum group transformed security

Two museums, a single security environment. As a result, access management was eating up significant time and budget for the museums’ Technical and Security Manager. The solution for simpler access management was eCLIQ, an electronic locking system built around easy-to-fit cylinders and programmable, battery-powered keys. The Thiepval Museums, in northern France, needed trusted, secure entry…

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Smart doorbell security

Tomáš Vystavěl, Chief Product Officer at 2N, said: “Installing a smart doorbell offers users convenience, flexibility and home security. But as Which? has identified, consumers must look for excellent security standards, not just a good user experience. The 2N Indoor View uses 2N’s own operating system to provide users with the highest levels of security…

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