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...]

Reader and Card Security Considerations

It should come as no surprise that not all access control systems are created equal. An Access Control System is made up of many elements, beginning with  a  panel  which  incorporates  a feature set designed to facilitate proper verification and enrolment procedures. The panel should also enable continued credential maintenance procedures for the maintenance of both the approved credential lists and unauthorised … [Read more...]

The Key To Physical Access Control

  Every facility is safer with the addition of a key control and management system from Morse Watchmans. Physical keys continue to be mission-critical for every type of organization, and Morse Watchmans is dedicated to delivering the best solutions for managing, controlling, tracking and auditing all your keys. KeyWatcher Touch Systems are the access control solution for physical keys. Every key is accounted for … [Read more...]

Global Standards Group IEC Adopts ONVIF Specification for New Access Control Standard

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that its newest access control specification has been adopted by the global standards group International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as its new standard for Electronic access control systems, positioning the ONVIF specification as the global access control standard in countries, projects and industries all … [Read more...]