The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program recently awarded funding to two companies to develop an in-building coverage analysis system (ICAS) that leverages existing first responder radio and smartphone technology to enhance accessibility to wireless service.
Specific cases in Turkey, Chile, and the United States speak to a shift in riot and civil disorder risk, along with consequences for risk transfer decision-making. New sources of capital may be able to help communities prepare more effectively for post-event recovery.
Now, user experience is at the forefront of the evolution of security technology, with devices being developed that both enhance and simplify the way in which people interact with security solutions. One significant advancement for the security industry has been the development and introduction of frictionless access control technology – a solution that alters and simplifies the overall user experience.
Arena Del Mar Hotel’s adoption of Mobile Access via integration with Access Management represents the industry’s latest evolution toward simultaneously maximizing guest safety and convenience while boosting operational efficiency.
Surveyed facility managers cite campus access control, site security and occupant safety as key focus areas
July 22, 2021
According to a report released by Honeywell, 93% of surveyed facility managers within the education vertical say they have experienced at least one emergency incident stemming from infrastructure malfunction during the last 12 months, and 43% report a physical site or cybersecurity breach in that time. Nearly half (45%) say they rank site security (video surveillance and campus access control) or fire and life safety systems as a top priority over the next 12 to 18 months.
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.
Today, the world’s leading enterprises are going even further to unlock greater efficiencies and new and innovative capabilities well beyond the original security functions. The most sophisticated implementations of visitor management and access control are affecting many more stakeholders of the business – and it looks like it’s only the beginning.