Hitachi, an exhibitor at the CompoSec pavilion at Secutech 2017, is showcasing its finger vein authentication technology for both physical and logical access, protecting people and assets from physical and cyber invasions.
Energy savings and operational efficiency aside, a smart building is all about the user experience. Advances in access control technology – for example integration with building management and more innovative credentialing – ensure a more automated and frictionless experience as users go in and out ...
Keeping track of each and every person within an enterprise environment can be quite a task. Couple that with managing their access and the task becomes all the more complicated.
Last year Nedap Security Management and Milestone Systems entered into a strategic partnership whereby both companies' flagship products, the AEOS Access Control and XProtect VMS, were to be integrated together. Now, both companies are demonstrating this integration and how it can be applied in diff...
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.
To most access control vendors, the industry certainly had a good run in 2016 due to increased demand amid renewed concerns for security. Moving into 2017, vendors expect growth to continue as users seek to improve various business processes with access control.
The access control industry enjoyed growth, albeit by a smaller margin than originally predicated, last year, and the growth trend is expected to grow in 2017, according to market research firm IHS Markit.