SourceSecurity.com RSS - Expert Commentary SourceSecurity.com RSS - Expert Commentary from SourceSecurity.com http://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/industry-news.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2017 Expert Commentary Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT How IT will help you exceed your video surveillance goalshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/information-technology-changing-security-market-co-2803-ga.23767.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/information-technology-changing-security-market-co-2803-ga.23767.htmlExpert CommentaryMon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>If I asked you today how your video surveillance environment has changed over the past few years, how would you respond? I bet the answer could include the following options:</strong></p> <ul> <li>An increase in the number of cameras</li> <li>The addition of more advanced technologies such as high-definition video, video analytics, 360-degree video devices, cloud-based services and more IT innovations.</li> <li>Demand for more video data to drive business, IT and security initiatives.</li> </ul> <h2>Modern Video Surveillance</h2> <p>The modernization of today&rsquo;s video surveillance technology has changed the way video is being used and enhances the value it brings to an organization. Now, stakeholders look for ways to glean new business or operational values from security technologies. Such uses include marketing, customer service, operational monitoring and employee training &mdash; all of which help show better return on investment. <br /> <br /> One thing is...Five Emerging Terrorism Trends Security Professionals Must Anticipatehttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/factors-driving-modern-terrorist-attacks-co-14307-ga.23756.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/factors-driving-modern-terrorist-attacks-co-14307-ga.23756.htmlExpert CommentarySun, 24 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>What drives terrorism? It's a question asked by governments, individuals, militaries and businesses. Terrorist tactics and tradecraft constantly evolve to respond to external forces that enable, constrain and otherwise shape them. </strong></p> <p>Tracking the influential forces that shape terrorism is crucial to understanding how attacks are conducted and placing an attack in context. But most importantly, understanding the drivers of terrorism helps security professionals anticipate terrorism trends so they can train their teams and deploy assets accordingly. With this in mind, I want to briefly discuss the main drivers I track to forecast terrorist dynamics and then discuss five terrorism trends I believe will arise in the next few years because of these factors.</p> <h2>Five Main Drivers Of Terrorism</h2> <p><strong>1. Past Attacks</strong>: The tactics used in past attacks and the security force response to them have long driven terrorist trends. Perhaps this has...Six Best Practices Of Sales Management In The Security Industryhttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/effectively-manage-sales-team-security-market-co-14253-ga.23725.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/effectively-manage-sales-team-security-market-co-14253-ga.23725.htmlExpert CommentaryMon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>A childhood friend of mine has made a nice career in coaching college <span class="translate_hls">football</span>. As with most coaching careers, he&rsquo;s had to make several moves over the years. He was the Linebackers <span class="translate_hls">Coach</span> at a national powerhouse FBS school for a few years before getting promoted to Special Teams Coordinator. From there, he moved into a Defensive Coordinator at another FBS school. Not a national powerhouse, but he was the D.C. &ndash; a huge promotion. Although I&rsquo;ve kept up with his progress, and have been proud of his accomplishments, we lost touch with other shortly after high school. Until recently.</strong></p> <p>A few years ago, my friend took a job as the Head <span class="translate_hls">Football</span> <span class="translate_hls">Coach</span> at a Division II college. It was then that I started hearing from him. First, asking me to like their Facebook page. Then, reaching out to me to donate to his...Checklist To Protect Empty Schools From Arson, Theft And Vandalismhttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/important-checklist-protect-empty-schools-security-co-3767-ga.23692.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/important-checklist-protect-empty-schools-security-co-3767-ga.23692.htmlExpert CommentaryTue, 12 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>After a lot of studying and getting ready for what seems like an endless stream of exams, teachers and students alike will enjoy having some much-needed time off &mdash; whether it&rsquo;s just for a weekend, a break during the school year or the long summer holidays.</strong></p> <p>Schools that are left empty for a sustained amount of time obviously increases the risk of arson attacks, thefts and vandalism. Staff members at an establishment should therefore work through this checklist before they leave the classroom on the last day of term &mdash; as well as throughout the new school year heading into weekends:</p> <h2>Checks Around The School&rsquo;s Perimeter</h2> <p>Before looking at the school itself, there are a few aspects that should be checked around the perimeter of the education establishment. Report any large or overgrown trees or shrubbery both inside the school grounds and around the perimeter. These can make access to the grounds easier, as well as lead...Six Advantages Of An Effective PSIM Solutionhttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/essential-features-good-psim-solution-co-6026-ga.23668.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/essential-features-good-psim-solution-co-6026-ga.23668.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 06 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>PSIMs have had a bad rap in the pro security industry for a multitude of reasons; ranging from suppliers overpromising on integration and control capabilities to complexity of implementation and use. However, there is a silver lining to this story. </strong></p> <p>Today, advanced PSIM solutions are being successfully deployed in commercial applications with the ability to integrate previously disparate professional access, video, notification, building operations and more onto a unified control and management platform. Equally important, these new PSIM solutions are easy to operate, allowing faster and more efficient implementation and use.</p> <p>To help organizations sort through the many available PSIM options, here are six key attributes to look for in a best-in-breed solution.</p> <h2>Simplifying workflow</h2> <p>Fast and effective response is vital when an incident occurs, and standard operating procedures are critical to achieving this goal. However, even the...The Future Of Healthcare Security: Violence Response And Emergency Preparednesshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/future-healthcare-security-terror-active-shooters-co-177-ga.23654.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/future-healthcare-security-terror-active-shooters-co-177-ga.23654.htmlExpert CommentaryThu, 31 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>There have been many changes in the healthcare environment over the past decade. The Affordable Care Act has been established, severe weather events are on the rise, violence along with active shootings continue to increase, <span class="translate_hls">behavioral</span> health patients present treatment challenges and hospitals continue to consolidate to increase purchasing and service capabilities. Over the next decade, healthcare will continue to transform. Emphasis will be on financial reform, violence response, emergency preparedness, the proper care and handling of <span class="translate_hls">behavioral</span> health patients and service efficiencies. </strong></p> <h2>Current Issues Affecting Healthcare Security</h2> <p>Violence in healthcare continues to pose the greatest risk to hospital staff. Several key healthcare organizations have published information to assist security directors in the reduction of violent incidents.</p> <p>The International Association...How Growing Data Sources Are Changing The Surveillance Industryhttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/growing-data-sources-changing-surveillance-industry-co-12344-ga-co-7870-ga.23611.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/growing-data-sources-changing-surveillance-industry-co-12344-ga-co-7870-ga.23611.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 23 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>To say the surveillance industry has changed over the last quarter of a century is an understatement. From high-definition cameras and TVs to high flying drones and video analytics &ndash; the surveillance industry has shifted in ways we never expected to see in such a short space of time. What&rsquo;s more, with such advancements in both quality and choice that&rsquo;s now available in the market, it&rsquo;s no wonder that revenue in the video surveillance market is set to double to $75.64 billion by the end of 2022.</strong></p> <p>Overall, some of the biggest opportunities in the surveillance industry will be through adopting new technological practices, particularly around the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud storage and artificial intelligence (AI) such as machine learning. The main question however is exactly how these trends will shape the surveillance industry of the future?</p> <h2>Growing Data Needs In The IoT Era</h2> <p>Recently, Seagate and IDC released a...Going Digital: New Technologies For Emergency Managementhttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/digital-emergency-management-21st-century-co-15083-ga.23712.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/digital-emergency-management-21st-century-co-15083-ga.23712.htmlExpert CommentaryThu, 14 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>In recent years, organizations have transformed the way we prepare, respond to and manage emergency situations globally. Through the rapid uptake of new technologies, organizations can accurately account for their individuals in the event of an emergency and maintain the safety of their employees and visitors.</strong></p> <p>In the event of an emergency in an organization, an efficient and rapid evacuation is of the utmost importance, as hundreds or thousands of people need to be evacuated as quickly as possible. The objective of the building evacuation is an efficient relocation of people from a hazardous building under imminent danger to safe areas through safe and rapid evacuation routes.</p> <h2>Smart Building Technology</h2> <p>While we cannot prevent some situations, organizations can take steps to mitigate risks against their personnel to ensure that their workplace safety comes from a properly designed emergency evacuation plan. To minimize...How Intelligent IP Cameras Enhance Predictive Analyticshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/intelligent-ip-cameras-enhance-predictive-analytics-co-1286-ga.23569.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/intelligent-ip-cameras-enhance-predictive-analytics-co-1286-ga.23569.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 16 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>For many years, video analytics have enabled end users to detect specific people or vehicles entering restricted areas, capture license plate information, scan crowds for specific individuals and much more. Today&rsquo;s Video Management Systems (VMS) and IP cameras are built with powerful processing capabilities, helping to drive the development of more advanced analytics to more accurately detect abnormalities in behaviors that trigger alerts &ndash; an important component of predictive analysis. </strong></p> <p><span class="blue_bold">What Is Predictive Analysis?</span></p> <p>With this greater number and variety of data points available to security professionals, the trend toward integrated solutions is fueling growth in the evolving science of predictive analysis. Differing from standard alert triggers, predictive analysis uses information gathered from a wide range of data sources including surveillance, access control, visitor management, incident management and...Intelligent Fire Detection: Releasing The Potential Of Remote Monitoringhttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/digital-challenges-remote-monitoring-predictive-maintenance-co-11156-ga.23436.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/digital-challenges-remote-monitoring-predictive-maintenance-co-11156-ga.23436.htmlExpert CommentaryThu, 03 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>A new study reveals that intelligent fire detection systems have the potential to unlock more than 30 percent cost-savings on routine maintenance checks through real-time, data-driven remote monitoring. Kevin Mears, Product Manager for Kentec Electronics, describes how remote monitoring and predictive maintenance can meet the competitive challenges of the digital age.</strong></p> <p>Leading economists have identified the convergence and synergies delivered by The Internet of Things &ndash; the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data &ndash; as a powerful force to create entirely new business models for system developers and integrators, by releasing the potential of remote interrogation.</p> <p><span class="blue_bold">Remote Diagnostics: A Cost-efficient Approach</span></p> <p>For the fire systems sector the definition of remote diagnostics is instructive: &ldquo;<em>Improving the...Four Ways The Cloud Improves Your Cyber Security Posturehttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/ways-cloud-improves-cyber-security-posture-co-2566-ga.23370.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/ways-cloud-improves-cyber-security-posture-co-2566-ga.23370.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 12 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>Adoption of the cloud is not slowing down. In fact, what&rsquo;s happening is quite the opposite. <a href="http://www.salesforce.com/assets/pdf/misc/IDC-salesforce-economy-study-2016.pdf">According to IDC</a>, worldwide spending on cloud computing is expected to reach $162 billion USD in 2020, growing at a compound annual rate of 19%. This isn&rsquo;t surprising when you consider that more organizations are looking outside their own environment for solutions that will help them become more agile, maximize resources and save money. Yet, while this study and countless others show that more companies are embracing the cloud and its benefits, many are still hesitant to make the move. One of the biggest reasons why is security. </strong></p> <p>Particularly in the physical security industry, there is a common misconception that on-premises systems on closed networks are more secure. Many still believe that connecting to a cloud-based application becomes a source of...Video Surveillance Storage Solutions: The Good, The Bad And The Uglyhttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/choosing-video-surveillance-storage-solutions-integrators-co-4687-ga.23667.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/choosing-video-surveillance-storage-solutions-integrators-co-4687-ga.23667.htmlExpert CommentaryWed, 06 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>When a news story of global interest begins to break, reporters across the world will scramble to find CCTV footage of the event, however isolated the incident may seem. Given the average of one camera installed for every twenty-nine people on the planet, it is perhaps unsurprising how often a persistent journalist, investigator or member of the public will actually be able to uncover footage.</strong></p> <p>In fact, this number is estimated to be as high as one camera for every eleven people in mature markets such as the US and the UK. Such a high number of CCTV systems in use at any one time generates a huge amount of raw data. <a href="https://technology.ihs.com/571026/big-big-big-data-higher-and-higher-resolution-video-surveillance" class="orangebold">According to a report by IHS, Inc</a>., 566 petabytes of data were produced in just one day by all new video surveillance cameras installed worldwide in 2015.</p> <h2>Growing Demand For Modern Surveillance...How To Use Video Analytics And Metadata To Prevent Terrorist Attackshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/video-analytics-metadata-prevent-terrorist-attacks-co-6163-ga.23645.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/video-analytics-metadata-prevent-terrorist-attacks-co-6163-ga.23645.htmlExpert CommentaryThu, 31 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>Today &lsquo;terrorism&rsquo; has become a word we use and hear every day. The goal of terrorism is a media product - information delivered to nearly every house in the world. So, the weapon of terrorism is information.</strong></p> <p>Therefore, the way we defend and prevent terrorism must also be based on intelligent processing of information - and an early awareness of potential threats and effective preventive action may eliminate most attacks. Video analytics, automated surveillance and AI decision-making are going to change the rules of the struggle between civilians and terrorists by making attempted attacks predictable, senseless and silent. In this article, we will evaluate to what extent technology can investigate and prevent terror crimes considering the latest technology innovations.</p> <h2>Civilian Feedback Helps Terrorists To Accomplish Mission</h2> <p>In order to achieve their main goal - loud media response - terrorists and those who order the attacks...Home Security Systems: Why You Need To Upgrade From 3G To 4G LTE Technologyhttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/home-security-prepare-4g-lte-upgrades-co-1049-ga-co-14288-ga.23624.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/home-security-prepare-4g-lte-upgrades-co-1049-ga-co-14288-ga.23624.htmlExpert CommentaryThu, 24 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>&ldquo;Netflix,&rdquo; &ldquo;twerk&rdquo; and &ldquo;selfie&rdquo; were added to the dictionary. Boston Marathon bombing. Activist Nelson Mandela and actor Paul Walker died. Edward Snowden gave NSA classified documents to Wikilinks. These events may seem like they happened only yesterday, but they are some of the top news headlines from four years ago. Four years can feel like a very short time, and in four short years, every security panel installed by dealers to date will go dark.</strong></p> <p>The current communication method for most home security systems is via CDMA and 3G (GSM) technologies. With the emergence of faster, better, and stronger 4G LTE technology, carriers are migrating away from old technology standards and methods towards new, more efficient ones. As such, the older technology is going dark, and soon.</p> <p>One year ago, AT&amp;T stopped certifying new 3G parts. Meaning manufacturers of cellular modules, like Nortek Security &amp; Control, have...How To Choose A Security Entrance That Fulfills Customer Security Goalshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/types-security-entrance-solutions-fulfill-security-goals-co-286-ga.23525.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/types-security-entrance-solutions-fulfill-security-goals-co-286-ga.23525.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 11 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>Security</strong><strong> and systems integrators across the nation are recommending and providing long-term security solutions to their customers. But when it comes to physical security entrances, integrators can easily fall into the trap of simply fulfilling an end user&rsquo;s exact request without much pushback. Why? We believe the complexity and variety of entrances available makes it difficult to consult on the best solution, but also because there are a lot of assumptions at play.</strong></p> <h2>Determining The Correct Security Entrance Solution</h2> <p>There is confusion in the security industry on the meaning of the word, &ldquo;turnstile.&rdquo; End users, when requesting a solution, tend to use the word &ldquo;turnstile&rdquo; to describe anything from an old fashioned, 3-arm turnstile to a high-tech optical turnstile to a security revolving door.</p> <p>We encourage security integrators to ask questions to discover how their clients want to mitigate the...How To Predict Events With Intelligent Fire And Security Systemshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/security-fire-detection-reactive-preventative-security-co-14821-ga.23489.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/security-fire-detection-reactive-preventative-security-co-14821-ga.23489.htmlExpert CommentaryThu, 03 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>The security industry as we all understand it today is due for a much-needed paradigm shift. The solutions that security dealers and integrators are installing and deploying today have advanced considerably and for many, those systems do an excellent job safeguarding the homes and small businesses of their customers. However, all of those installed solutions have one inherent flaw: traditional fire alarms and security systems are only <em>reactive</em> in nature.</strong></p> <p>By reactive, we mean that although today&rsquo;s fire alarm and security systems are excellent at informing customers of a harmful or damaging event, such as a fire or perhaps a flood that is in progress, they are very poor at predicting when trouble is about to strike.</p> <h2>Analytics Predict Damaging Or Fatal Events</h2> <p>Knowledge that an event such as a flood is currently taking place within a small business or a home is an incredibly powerful and valuable piece of information. In the...Download: How To Choose An IP-enabled Access Control Systemhttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/download-network-security-redefined-ip-enabled-access-control-co-9380-ga.23632.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/download-network-security-redefined-ip-enabled-access-control-co-9380-ga.23632.htmlExpert CommentaryThu, 31 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>Recent developments in physical security systems have enabled us to expand access control using IT infrastructure.</strong></p> <p>By eliminating the need for hard wiring to a central panel or controller, IP-based systems enable installations that are non-proprietary, flexible and scalable. This means not only a more versatile solution, but also a more cost-efficient one. A network-based system can be enlarged by one door, and one reader, at a time, unlike some traditional systems where controllers or panels often support multiple openings even if only one opening is required.</p> <p>This e-book was developed by ASSA ABLOY to take you from the early development of this game-changing technology to today&rsquo;s latest offerings that enable the use of existing network infrastructure to more cost-effectively ensure the physical security of people, equipment, and data.<strong> <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Find Out More About IP Access Control:<br /></strong></p> <ul...Mechatronic Access Control: Superior Security For Hazardous Siteshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/mechatronic-access-control-superior-security-hazardous-co-14143-ga.23561.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/mechatronic-access-control-superior-security-hazardous-co-14143-ga.23561.htmlExpert CommentaryMon, 14 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>Securing potentially hazardous sites, which contain gas or oil storage facilities, is becoming increasingly important to UK industry. While other businesses are investing in enhanced access control solutions, such as electronic key-centric access management, many sites containing hazardous materials are left stuck in the dark ages, with basic and impractical mechanical locking systems. </strong><strong>This is due to the potential risks associated with using an electronic device, which could cause a spark, in close proximity to hazardous materials. </strong></p> <p><span class="blue_bold">Reliable Access Control Technology</span></p> <p>New technology is helping to pave the way for the future of access control and enhanced security solutions. Magnetic induction combines the reliability of a traditional mechanical locking system with the flexibility of electronic technology, to provide an advanced access control solution.</p> <p>There are two notable advantages of this...From Counter-terror To Retail: Gaining Actionable Data From Videoshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/counter-terror-retail-actionable-data-videos-co-4559-ga.23523.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/counter-terror-retail-actionable-data-videos-co-4559-ga.23523.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 11 Aug 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>Nowadays, there is a lot of hype around data and its utility for almost any industry &ndash; from security and law enforcement to business operations and retail. While we are inundated with information about data and its significance to business success, technological development and fulfilling the promise of the Internet of Things, we don&rsquo;t always get practical feedback as to <em>how</em> to obtain this valuable data from the resources available to us. </strong></p> <p>Security teams feel this challenge acutely. As an industry that depends on accurate intelligence and real-time information, data is vital for preventing breaches, reacting to threats, and maintaining public safety.</p> <h2>Obstacles In Video Surveillance Monitoring</h2> <p>One of the primary resources at the disposal of security teams is video, yet extracting insights from this medium has never been particularly efficient. Monitoring video feeds takes time and &ndash; even if security teams have...ONVIF Profile A To Drive Interoperability For Access Control Solutionshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/onvif-profile-drive-interoperability-access-control-co-3101-ga-co-8173-ga-co-1508-ga.23349.html?utm_source=News - Expert Commentary&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=RSS Feedshttp://us.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/onvif-profile-drive-interoperability-access-control-co-3101-ga-co-8173-ga-co-1508-ga.23349.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 07 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT<p><strong>The need for interoperability, which is making different types of devices or technologies communicate with one another, is certainly nothing new in our industry. At Anixter, we have been testing interoperability in our Infrastructure Solutions Lab for many years, connecting devices and clients from different suppliers to our test server site to ensure that integrations and multi-supplier solutions are going to work correctly for our customers in real-world scenarios.</strong></p> <p><span class="blue_bold">Open Standards In Access Control</span></p> <p>Due to the proprietary way that access control security components have historically been designed and manufactured, achieving interoperability between different manufacturers&rsquo; products hasn&rsquo;t always been easy. It sometimes has involved developing specific device drivers or creating workarounds to get readers, panels and other peripherals to share information and communicate with a common access control...