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Biometric access control systems are becoming increasingly popular in the construction sector

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Using biometrics to control site access is becoming increasingly popular for companies in the construction sector, research has found. Access control turnstiles are the most popular type of biometric-enabled site access restriction solutions, especially when paired with either fingerprint recognition devices (biometric fingerprint readers, and ievo solutions in particular are very popular in this sector […]

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Physical security can reduce chance of technology breach

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With Heathrow recently in the news for serious data protection failures, now is the ideal time for you to have a second look at your own access control systems. The Heathrow failure was caused by a staff member losing an unprotected USB stick. This was then found by a member of the public who took […]

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Data control is vital in a good access control system

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Paying careful attention to identity and access management is vital to avoid data exposure or loss, which can irreparably damage a company’s reputation, according to this SearchSecurity article. The more users which can access a management system, the more complicated it becomes to safely manage the data involved. It is important to not only keep […]

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The benefits of biometric access control for your company’s security

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The ever-present and growing issue of security has resulted in a global uptake of biometric access control systems. In particular, fingerprint scanners, are a substantial boon for companies when it comes to office security, workforce management and restricted access, experts believe. Biometric readers are designed to recognise the unique characteristics and behavioural traits of an […]

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Prioritizing physical access control will also bolster enterprise data security, experts believe

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Making a priority out of one’s physical access control systems will also help bolster data security, experts believe, as it will restrict the number of people having access to that information and thoroughly monitor their activity. A strong set of security access controls and a tight grasp on identity governance can save enterprises from data […]

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Deploying secure access control systems is a must if you’re serious about protecting your business

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As the benefits of gaining access to potentially commercially-sensitive information within a company are becoming increasingly lucrative, malicious actors are using increasingly sophisticated approaches to target businesses, leading some organisations to adopt more agile defence systems. And while a variety of cyber-tools, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and predictive analytics technologies are now all firmly […]

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US Port set to bolster access control provision

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An US port will expand its access control provision after being awarded a $326,456 federal security grant, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest. Port Manatee, in Central Florida Gulf Coast, is located “Where Tampa Bay Meets the Gulf of Mexico,” and is the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to […]

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Granular Access Control Maximises Physical Security Of Your Site

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Elementary and middle schools in Georgia, USA, are undergoing security upgrades over the summer as part of a 1.9m project to physically secure the campuses with enhanced access control. For example, many areas in the schools now serve as “visitor traps” which restrict people’s access to only the lobby until they are signed in and […]

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Responsibility for physical access control systems’ management shifting to IT departments, research reveals

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The responsibility for organizations’ physical access control systems is slowly shifting from security teams to IT departments, as they become more secure, technologically advanced, software-based physical access control systems, fully integrated with IT networks. A recent survey of 1,500 IT professionals carried out by HID Global suggests that that IT currently had either full or […]

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