Access Identity Columns & Features Archive

  • The Smart Bar Code Has Arrived

    Sometimes the smartest solutions are the most ubiquitous. And there is nothing more commonplace than the good old bar code. Its uses are endless, its durability is legendary, and its acceptance is universal. But when identity verification became a...

    Article • April 1st, 2004

  • Smart Technology in Access Control

    Smart devices bring a new dimension to access.

    Article • March 1st, 2004

  • CCTV and Access Control: The Big Picture

    Due to advanced technology and an increased knowledge of systems and applications, integration between systems has become easier.

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • Help Them Help Themselves

    I write this from my room at the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas, not as I prepare for a night on the town, but as I sit back happily in a comfy chair. My feet are worn down to sawdust nubs from two days of walking the ISC West show floor, and the $50 my...

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • How to Layer a Comprehensive Security Plan

    How to Layer a Comprehensive Security Plan By Richard D. Maurer June 2002 With the public's increased awareness of physical security, many security directors and facility managers are being called upon to increase the...

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • Accessibility and the Intelligent Egress System

    New applications and integrations of existing technologies with fire protection/life safety systems could improve evacuation and rescue assistance for disabled persons. New accessibility and life safety features will likely be driven by innovation and a...

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • Account Provisioning

    Automation streamlines the process of managing user information.

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • Smart Cards in Access Control

    ?Access control refers to the process of granting access to certain entities or persons and refusing access to others. Access used to be primarily physical and was controlled via gates, locks, and security guards. Keys, passwords, PIN numbers and...

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • Converting Corporate Data Into a Single-Badge Solution

    As companies expand through financial growth, acquisitions and mergers, they often add facilities in other locations to enhance their market position. Because our business environment is expanding beyond the United States into the global market, new...

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • Home Users: Friend or Foe?

    As a security professional I have had the opportunity to attend, appear on panels for and speak at security-related conferences and trade group meetings. It is always exciting to learn about the latest trends in the security field and to network with...

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • Weighing the Contactless Cost

    If an access control system can combine convenience with a high level of integrity it will be popular with end users, many of whose employees may view security as nothing more than an unavoidable obstacle in their daily working lives. But for any access...

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • Wireless: The Future of Access Control

    Flexible, convenient and reliable, wireless is positioned to make its mark on the access control market.

    Article • October 1st, 2003

  • Biometrics in an Integrated System

    Why isn't biometrics working in some applications, and what can you do about it?

    Article • October 1st, 2003

  • Biometrics 101: A Primer for Physical Access Control

    Biometrics 101: A Primer for Physical Access Control By Debra Spitler The world of physical access control was altered by the events of September 11, 2001, as veterans of this industry will attest. Prior to that time, physical access...

    Article • February 1st, 2003

  • Campus Security: Not Your Average Challenge

    Providing adequate security for college and university campuses is a much more difficult task than it is for other types of facilities, such as business buildings. While most businesses run during normal business hours, students come and go freely on a...

    Article • March 1st, 2002