The current state of the access control infrastructure at many enterprise companies might best be described as fractured. Multiple disparate physical and logical access control systems and cumbersome manual processes are all too common. While standardizing on a single system corporate-wide might address one symptom of the problem, it would require a huge capital outlay to rip and replace multiple systems.
When used with Symmetry Homeland V7 and the latest generation of M2150 hardware, the Javelin family of keypad/display readers delivers access control and intrusion management functions through one easy-to-use terminal.
Hotels face a universal challenge: how to manage security without encroaching on guests’ privacy, comfort and experience. Safeguarding hotel guests requires a multi-pronged security program that starts with a well-trained staff and includes security officers, closed circuit television systems, electronic access control and appropriate lighting and landscaping that ensures the identification and prevention of crime.
In today’s technological world, the focus of access control and identification are mainly electronic – utilizing identification cards, biometrics, numeric keypads and passwords. One critical component of access control and identification that is routinely over looked is the use of people.
Keeping staff and patients safe while maintaining an open facility is just one of the challenges facing security teams in hospital and healthcare settings. Security and SDM find out more from both ends of the syringe: healthcare end users and integrators. Diane Ritchey, editor of Security, and Laura Stepanek, editor of SDM, recently spoke with end users and integrators in healthcare security about what drives this important market.
The Palm Beach County Health Department is a service organization responsible for the health of more than a million residents in Palm Beach County, Fla. It shares responsibility for primary care of the medically indigent population of the county with the private sector.
Exclusive Survey Shows Complexities, Diverse Risks Demand a PSIM Approach
October 28, 2011
A majority of security professionals believe that there is much to gain by integrating data from traditional physical security devices and systems, including access control, video, RFID, GPS, sensors and building management systems, in to one common operating picture.
Ideal for hallway entrance control applications, the Mini-Optical optical turnstile from Smarter Security Systems is an attractive option for buildings looking to automate access control on a smaller budget.