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...]

How to stop tailgating on an existing access controlled door

PathMinder recently launched their new HPJ range of anti-tailgating doors which are designed to stop all forms of unauthorised entry attempts through existing access controlled doorways. The HPJ is a half portal designed to ‘cap’ any existing door that needs to increase its security level to stop any tailgating or unauthorised entry attempts through the entry point. The HPJ features a 900mm opening for DDA compliance and … [Read more...]

Honeywell puts building controls in occupant’s hands

Mobile software application enables building occupants to tap into Internet of Things capabilities to address common building issues including temperature settings, access control. SYDNEY, Nov. 15, 2016 – Building occupants long have grappled with whom to call when their work area is too cold or how to gain access to a facility when they forget their access card at home. Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced a new mobile … [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...]