For users of office building turnstiles, security is the primary element they look for. But the ability of the turnstiles to process people in a given amount of time, plus how they blend into the general look-and-feel of the building, also matters.
Key to visitor entry control to any office building is the lobby area turnstile, which separates outsiders from authorized users who can gain further access into the building.
In terms of technology, the access control industry has seen a variety of new technologies happening around the door over the past eight years.
Access control has long been a vital portion of physical security and can be divided into three categories, namely password-based access control, card-based access control, and biometrics-based access control, according to the system's input, transmission, and control methods. The functions and char...
Identity management has become an increasingly important method of protecting assets, data, and premises by organizations, many of which have thousands of workers on their payroll. Making matters worse, these workers include not only full-time employees but temp workers and contractors as well. Dete...
Once again, it is the transition from analog to IP-based systems and with it the adoption of open standards which provides new opportunities and stimulates market growth.
Biometrics has become one of the most prominent technologies in access control because it is reliable, convenient and secure. Secutech 2014 features Asia’s biggest gathering of access control equipment, including biometric solutions from some of the leading manufacturers.
Demand for video door phone systems has built up over the years due to the increased convenience and security it offers. With the continuous evolution of smart buildings and smart homes, video door phones has increasingly digitized to integrate with other systems. However, users do not fully underst...
Within a physical access control system, the decision to grant or deny access to a cardholder normally happens at the door controller located at the individual door or centralized with one controller handling multiple doors. The controller handles the authorization process, determining who has acces...
The effect of technologies such as the Cloud and the trend of integrating physical Access Control with Identity Management, have been well documented. What is less clear, is how the business will evolve and which companies will gain or lose market share.