PathMinder Launch the new C5 Security Portal

PathMinder have recently launched their new C5 Security Portal in Australia. The unique C5 Security Portal combines a high security anti tailgating man trap with a 1200mm emergency egress door. Following an authorised user through a door is known as ‘tailgating’ and is very easy to do. We have all been told that it is good manners to hold doors open for other people. However, good manners equals poor security practice. … [Read more...]

PSC16 STANDARD PRESCO™ & WIEGAND COMBO KEYPAD & PROX READER 

  The Presco™ PSC16 Proximity Reader is an advanced, self contained RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) contactless reader. It is capable of interfacing to either a Wiegand input control panel or to Nidac’s range of Presco™ PAC decoders. When a PSR16 is coupled with any PAC series door access controller, users get the benefits of a secure door access control solution with all of the features of the Presco™ … [Read more...]

Is a New Threat Emerging for Access Control Brands?

By Jim Dearing, senior analyst, access control and fire, IHS Markit Is the rise of PIAM a threat to access control equipment manufacturers? Physical Identity Access Management (PIAM) systems essentially add a decision-making identity management layer on top of access control systems. This is done by changing the authoritative decision-making database or location to a higher authority like an active directory or an … [Read more...]

Johnson Controls Security Products Signs on With New Distributor Partner ISCS

New distribution partner in Australia highlights continued growth for video brands in the Pacific region Tyco Security Products, now known as Johnson Controls Security Products, is pleased to announce the appointment  of International Security Control Solutions Pty. Ltd (ISCS) as a new distributor partner for Australia for the company’s line of video surveillance solutions.  A leading distributor to the Australasian … [Read more...]

Protecting Sensitive Sites In A Changing World

In the wake of various terrorist attacks that have been carried out around the world in recent years, sensitive sites are facing a broader range of potential threats than ever before. These atrocities have been characterised by their unexpectedness and the difficulties involved in protecting against them. As a result, businesses are re-evaluating their defence systems in search of a complete security solution, but it is … [Read more...]

Mobile Access Brings Convenience And Safety To Campus Life

In this day and age of ever evolving security threats, safeguarding campuses and ensuring the well-being of pupils and staff is paramount. One way many universities ensure only authorised personnel and students can access specific areas of the campus is through access control devices like smart ID cards. The growing interest and use of smartphones as a credential is resulting in campuses embracing mobile … [Read more...]

Genetec Announces Mission Control—Situational Intelligence and Decision Support System

Offering Will Empower Organizations to Confidently Manage Both Routine Operations and Unexpected Incidents Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open-architecture, IP security solutions recently announced Mission Control, a Decision Support System (DSS) that will provide security professionals with new levels of situational intelligence, system visualization, and incident management. Designed to work … [Read more...]

Access Control Installed Base To Exceed 2.3 Billion While APAC Annual Shipments Stall

The total installed base of access control readers, panels, credentials and electronic locks is expected to reach 2.3 billion by 2016, up from 1.8 billion in 2012. About 95 percent of the installed base in 2016 was credentials, which is not surprising due to the requirement that each user have a card or pass. However, the growth of credentials is slowing, even though it makes up a majority of the market, because the … [Read more...]

The Myths About IP Versus Traditional Access Control

As the popularity of IP (Internet protocol) CCTV continues to grow, manufacturers, integrators, consultants and, most importantly, clients are increasingly looking at IP for their other security system solutions. The IP electronic access control technology, while not as mature as its CCTV counterpart, is becoming more common as manufacturers try to emulate the successes of IP CCTV. As with the initial introduction of IP … [Read more...]

Security Networks: When Electronic And IT Security Collide

Until the reasonably recent past, electronic security systems existed in stand-alone environments, often utilising expensive proprietary software and hardware, and being operated and maintained by specialist professionals. Systems such as CCTV and intrusion detection and access control were completely independent from other networks that operated within a business, building or facility, and were made up of analogue … [Read more...]

Security And Safety

A few years ago, I was invited to talk about security and crowd safety to the board of directors at a major oil company headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. Since this was my home town, I did not think I would have any security problems when checking into the building. However, at reception, I had to produce two photographic ID references (passport and drivers licence), was checked with a wand (metal detector scan), … [Read more...]

Building an A1 Control Room

It was late last year when Staysafe Monitoring embarked on building a new A1 graded control room built to Australian Standards (AS2201) to provide a continuing level of service to its existing and new customers. … [Read more...]

The Growth of IP-Enabled Access Control in Asia Pacific

The adoption of panels and other IP-based equipment in the Asia Pacific market has ramped up significantly in 2015, and growth is expected to accelerate from 2016 through 2020. In fact revenue from IP-enabled panels will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8 percent from 2015 to 2020. The total market for access-control panels is expected to reach $499.3 million in 2020, and IP-enabled panels will make up … [Read more...]

Salto XS4 Mini

https://youtu.be/r4Rk7MISTbY We check out the XS4 Mini from Salto, the latest addition to Salto's range of easy to use, easy to install and easy manage access control range.     … [Read more...]

Token Behaviours

  The Internet of Things or IoT has stirred the imaginations of vastly diverse groups from the C-level executives at the worlds largest corporations to the engineers designing applications to the component manufacturers trying to cram the ‘perfect’ feature/price balance into their latest silicon creation and similarly at the consumer end of town, the most prolific source of most of the ‘Big Data’ outside the M2M … [Read more...]

Access Control Expectations for 2016

As physical and logical (IT) threats to corporations evolve, so must electronic access control. Additional deployments of logical and physical access control, mobile credentials, biometrics and cloud-based services are expected in 2016. To ensure success – and speed growth -- access control companies need to keep pace with the ever-changing market environment. The global access control market grew 6.6 percent in 2015 … [Read more...]