Choices, Demand Drive Uptake In Access Control Market 

Terrorism and escalating security threat perceptions have had ramifications on the security environment in North America, bringing vigor into the security surveillance market. ...

User Access A Common Concern In Health Care 

During the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) 2008 conference in February, 64 percent of those who took part in a survey said compliance and user access control were their top security concern....

Technical Training Courses for Secura Key Access Control Products 

Secura Key is offering a comprehensive Product Technical Training Course, available to technical and sales personnel on a bi-monthly basis. ...

Optimized Access 

St. John's College High School (SJC), an independent, Catholic, coeducational college preparatory school with 1,100 students and 150 faculty and staff,...

A Password Plight 

By John Clark and Christopher Paidhrin

Some consider security to be beyond the reach of usual measures of return-on-investment, but most would agree that the costs of a security program should...

Sound Security 

By Sandra Kay Miller

Just like fingerprints, eyes and other physical features, the human voice is unique to each person. The use of biometrics in security systems has been...

The Framework For Open Systems 

By Monica Rigano

Specifiers and contractors rely on standards in much of the work they do. In fact, when evaluating technologies and solutions, how much a solution provider...

Opening Up About Door Closers 

By Ryan Rouse

The term door closer barely begins to explain the many purposes of these widely used devices. Perhaps door controller would be a better term considering...

Redefining Access Control 

By Larry Anderson

Our exclusive survey ponders the changing role of access control as the security industry converges and transforms....

Contactless Smart Cards: Not Just Access Control |  

BY ROBERT M. FEE

Here is the challenge: Establishing a multi-application capability while allowing for easy integration during ongoing operations, flexibility and scalability...

Picking and Choosing Biometrics 

By MICHAEL FICKES

All of a sudden, everyone is getting biometric access control. The federal government is installing systems in offices across the United States. Federal...

Tackling Risk 

BY STEPHANIE SILK

Helmets, pads and gloves are normally on hand at each year's Super Bowl to protect the players and keep the game safe. However, protecting the stadium...

Fingerprint Authentication Acceptance On The Rise, Survey Shows 

A recent consumer survey from fingerprint sensor and solutions provider AuthenTec shows that a vast majority of U.S. consumers trust in the convenience and security benefits of fingerprint authentication, especially as it relates to online banking, PC security and electronic commerce (e-commerce) applications. The survey indicates that a clear majority (77 percent) is ready to begin using fingerprint sensors as part of their day-to-day activities, signaling the strong growth potential for broad consumer adoption.
The survey shows two-thirds (66 percent) of consumers trust fingerprint biometrics as a means of authentication more than traditional PINs or passwords while 68 percent perceive the use of a fingerprint sensor to be more convenient....

Dual Control 

By TOM TULLI

Criminal activity in the business arena is evolving to include more than just theft or destruction of physical items. The theft of data and information...

Access Control Market Poised For Growth With Automakers' Interest In PKE Systems 

The North American access control system and security market has gained a fresh lease on life with the rising popularity of the high-margin passive keyless...

Code Pink 

At Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y., where doctors and nurses deliver up to 7,000 babies a year, security is drum tight against baby snatchers. Ten years...

Access Control Goes Green 

By Carol Carey

Up until three years ago, all of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company's buildings (some 40 in the United States) used standalone, hard-wired security systems...

Crisis Communication Comes of Age 

By Jim Crumbley

Workplace shootings, gang violence, infant kidnappings, inmate escapes, hostage situations, bomb threats, tornados, hurricanes, terrorism hospital security...

Expanding Under Lock And Key 

In 2000, the former Good Samaritan Hospital became part of Banner Health, an organization that operates 20 hospitals in seven western states. With 17,000...

The Right Technology 

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is in the process of swapping out its access control system, which includes 800 card readers, 1,500...

Ready for Wireless VoIP? 

By Sandra Kay Miller

Just when IT departments begin to feel as if they have a handle on their wireless network traffic and security, business units have identified a new technological...

Updating And Unlocking A Classic 

BY Stephanie Silk

After being closed for a two-and-a-half year, $440 million rehabilitation, the Plaza Hotel in New York reopened in December 2007 with newly replaced hard...

Holiday Presents Raise Endpoint Security Concerns 

Centennial Software, a developer of endpoint security and IT asset management solutions, has warned organizations to prepare for an influx of personal...

Tech Watch 

Cards, PINs or both there is a multitude of keyless lock products joining the ranks in access control. Here are some of the latest keyless locks available...

Biometrics Made Easy 

By Randy Southerland

When Privaris CEO John Petze recently visited a corporate customer to talk about the company's new plusID technology for biometric security, he knew he...

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