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Data Security Requires Solid Access Control Systems

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While most threats to data security are indeed in the virtual realm, the truth of the matter is that the threat of physical breaches into data centres is also real and requires a coordinated security strategy using a layered approach. An organization’s data centre holds delicate and highly confidential information that requires highest level of […]

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Contactless Biometrics – A Top 2021 Trend in Access Control

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Following the changes to the overall landscape of the security industry brought about the COVID-19 pandemic, it should come as no surprise that contactless biometric solutions capable of potentially reducing the spread of the virus in workplaces will represent a top trend in 2021, experts in this sector have been able to reveal. As the […]

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Taking Over New Logistics Units? Consider Your Access Control Provision

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Reviewing the existing access control and security provisions are among the first things any company that acquires new logistics units should be doing. And this also applied to Urban Logistics, who has acquired five logistics assets in Ripon, Braintree, Oxford, Exeter and Warrington for a total of £33.1m, according to a recent news report. The […]

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Facial recognition technologies set for strong growth in the access control sector

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Access control systems that employ facial recognition technologies for authentication will become increasingly popular on the future, security and technology experts believe. While access control cards have been in use for decades, they are increasingly becoming inadequate for the evolving security landscape. One progressive technology that is filling this gap is biometrics-based access control, with […]

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Smart Card Readers to Lead Access Control Hardware Market Growth, Research Suggests

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Smart card readers will continue to lead market growth in the access control hardware segment, a recent market research report from Research and Markets has been able to suggest. The “Access Control Market with COVID-19 Impact by Offering (Card-based Readers, Biometric Readers, Electronic Locks, Controllers, Software, Services), ACaaS (Hosted, Managed, Hybrid), Vertical, and Region – […]

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Modern access control technologies are on the books for the higher education sector, research finds

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Modern access control solutions that integrate with building management systems and surveillance are becoming increasingly popular within the higher education sector, recent research has been able to suggest. The survey of 1,800 IT and education professionals highlights that 33.76% of readers, 30.6% of controllers and 24% of software programs are more than six years old. […]

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Access Control Systems – More than Just Security Solutions

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While most traditional access control systems are designed specifically to ensure security at the door (i.e. allow only authorized persons to access the building in a fast and streamlined manner), the truth of the matter is that, in the “new normal”, these systems now need to protect residents from unnecessary hazards or risks. And while […]

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