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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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Access Control Systems’ integration into Building Management Systems (BMS) is a growing trend, research report reveals

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Achieving a high level of integration with access control systems is essential to unlocking the potential of higher-level building management system (BMS) platform functionality, a fresh report from IHS Markit has been able to suggest. BMS platforms include any computer-based control system that monitors some or all of a building’s mechanical and electrical systems, including […]

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A Brief History of Access Control

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Access Control, at the most basic, is what is says on the tin. Controlling who has access into somewhere. Here at Access Control we sell modern technology which can do that and much more, but the theory has been around for a very long time. Ever since humans started to live in permanent dwellings, they […]

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Integrated access control systems can help protect NHS staff against physical assaults

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Integrated access control systems that work together with a building’s other vital systems (such as lighting, security, environmental management, etc.) can significantly bolster hospital security, experts believe. This issue is becoming increasingly important as staff at numerous NHS trusts is suffering the direct effects of physical aggression. One of the latest such cases is related […]

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Access Control Segment growth to be driven by building and city automation

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Although smart cards remain the most popular form factors used for access control applications, the market evolution is pushing access control implementers toward technology convergence, exploring and combining RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, biometrics and smart cards. alongside smart devices including mobile and wearables, a recent market research report from ABI Research has been able to suggest. […]

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