For years, the access technologies industry has helped businesses ensure their facilities function at optimal efficiency, and innovations in the space are opening the door to even greater business benefits.
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) will be deploying touchless, badgeless building access for all for all staff at their home, Banc of California Stadium. The facial authentication technology will provide a frictionless access control experience that is more secure and hygienic.
How can electronic access control solutions and other devices like biometrics technologies be configured to help mitigate unauthorized entry through swing doors and turnstiles? Here, we’ll take a look at swing doors and turnstiles first, then the high security revolving doors and mantrap portals.
For most of their existence, the focus of elevator improvements has been on cost and efficiency. While those are still important, new technologies are closing the gap in current building security processes by putting the focus on vertical transportation.
Boon Edam Inc. has published a new whitepaper for architects and security professionals entitled, "The New Lobby: How Will Securing Buildings Change in a Post-Pandemic World?". The publication begins by explaining the importance of creating a physical security plan that addresses and controls unauthorized entry due to tailgating, and continues with discussions around how COVID-19 has impacted building design, forcing facility owners and designers to provide touchless entry and social distancing while upholding building security.
COVID-19 has created a new temporary normal of employees working from home, leaving offices mostly empty, with the exception of essential personnel. GuideWell, a health solutions company, is no different.
Hospitals are where people go to seek treatment, recover, and address critical injuries. It is the place where doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers devote themselves to helping people who need medical attention. In addition to this critical focus, a hospital also has to protect against unauthorized access, theft of medications or sensitive patient information, and guard against workplace violence, which affects hospitals more than other industries. At the same time, they must maintain a level of accessibility and openness, which presents difficulties as it relates to security.
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has challenged our global society in many ways. It is truly a unique and unprecedented situation of our time, which requires communities around the world to come together to defeat the virus.
As many industries adopt IoT solutions for increased security, reduced costs and new opportunities, the buildings industry is looking to do the same by incorporating IoT and mobile functionality into a range of facilities, including around building security systems.