Lean Security: Secure Access by Cellular Phone

Every year I am asked, “What were some of the new technologies you saw at ISC West that are worth checking out?” In response, I like to highlight at least one new security technology that solves in an affordable way problems previously unsolvable...


Broad Application

The technology is a good fit for many applications, including residential communities, membership organizations including fitness clubs and homeowner’s associations (for clubhouse and pool access), and on-campus and near-campus businesses offering self-service options to students (whose phones are their lifelines). I’d be very surprised to find an integrator or consultant who can’t think of a customer for whom this technology would provide good benefits.

New Question:

What new technologies have you seen that address problems you couldn’t solve before?

If you have experience that relates to this question, or have other convergence experience you want to share, e-mail your answer to me at ConvergenceQA@go-rbcs.com or call me at 949-831-6788. If you have a question you would like answered, I’d like to see it. We don’t need to reveal your name or company name in the column. I look forward to hearing from you!

Ray Bernard, PSP, CHS-III is the principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS), a firm that provides security consulting services. Mr. Bernard has provided strategic and technical advice in the security and building automation industries for more than 18 years. He is founder and publisher of The Security Minute 60-second newsletter (www.TheSecurityMinute.com). For more information about Ray Bernard and RBCS, go to www.go-rbcs.com or call 949-831-6788.