Identity management in enterprise environments is an integral part of both physical and data access. However, identity and access management is complex and can be complicated.
A main feature of a smart building is operational efficiency, enabling the user to do more with less. In this regard, access control and video integration plays a major role, providing a single, unified platform for the building manager to run various operations, in particular security.
Access control has long performed its chief function – that is, letting those with access rights in and thus helping protect lives and assets. But more and more, access control is seen to be able to provide more value than just opening doors. Nowhere is this more manifested than in a smart building.
Using access control to make a building smarter – helping end users improve operational and management efficiency – has been cited as a major trend in access control for 2017 by CEM Systems, which also listed some other developments to watch for.
A recent DDoS incident whereby campus-wide connected devices including vending machines and streetlamps were used as bots to slow down the university’s network again underscored the importance of cybersecurity in the IoT age.
Video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) has become a hot topic, benefiting users who do not necessarily have the budget to purchase equipment. Besides retail and residential applications, VSaaS is increasingly used in fleet management, helping operators gain better oversight of their drivers and veh...
Besides traditional sensors, video is being increasingly used as a sensor detecting parking space availability. Moreover, when combined with automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), video can perform other functions such as parking enforcement and payment.
The DDoS attack launched from various network cameras and NVRs last year again exposed the vulnerabilities of security devices as they migrate towards IP. Some of the experts we spoke to listed common vulnerabilities in security equipment and made suggestions on what vendors should do to avoid them.
Smart city has become a global trend, and a critical component of smart city is smart transportation which helps reduce traffic and carbon emissions, optimize the user experience and gather data that the government can use for future planning and development.
With the arrival of the age of IoT where an increasingly number of devices are connected to the Internet, the issue of cybersecurity has gained more importance. The recent distributed denial-of-service attack all but underscored the urgency of protecting devices against cyber threats.