The Security Week That Was: A Recap - Aug. 12-18, 2006

SIW Editor Geoff Kohl gives a weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession


Selling Biometrics

Don't put the square peg in the round hole. Continued reports indicate that one of the biggest implementation locations for biometrics isn't that top-secret room in the R&D operations center. Instead, it's near the coffee machine, where your employees check in each day for work. Time-and-attendance functions have become a big go-to for biometrics sales, and while you may not be thinking of this because it's not part of "core security", it's a growth area. It's pretty safe to speculate that getting employees comfortable on biometric-operated devices will eventually lead to even more biometrics in access control applications. Jump this trend while it's hot.

More Top News

New York council speakers are renewing the call for surveillance cameras in city nightclubs.. ... TAC (makers of Andover Continuum) has been tapped by market research firm Frost & Sullivan with an award for its leadership in the realm of integrated building systems. ... The Women in Security Electronics (WISE) is planning a networking function at ASIS International's upcoming show in San Diego.

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