Using smartphones in access control systems is the new buzz in discussing readers and credentials. Electronic access control manufacturers are promoting the various ways that mobile technology, soft or virtual credentials can be used to replace cards. It is not surprising that all are trying to get on board.
The Intruder Alarms and Monitoring Services Database 2018 study provides a comprehensive assessment of the intruder alarm and monitoring market, including a discussion of significant trends over the next five years.
Technology is the driving force behind the megatrends impacting the physical security landscape this year. And while it comes with challenges, it also opens up opportunities for security providers to introduce ground-breaking product offerings for both consumer and business markets.
Facility safety and security are light years beyond the days of having several guards and an alarm system, and navigating a complex array of the technologies available.
With an over-riding theme of “Securing Innovation”, exhibition floor discussions on day two of the Security Exhibition & Conference were focused on the rapid rise of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), and how security solutions are adapting technology to meet the enormous potential for ‘smart solutions’.
The rapid growth of the home automation market represents an ideal opportunity for locksmiths and alarm installers to not only revisit existing customers with exciting new products, but also to upsell future clients, thereby value-adding future sales and increasing potential sales.
Just a few years ago, artificial intelligence was the domain of science fiction. But today it is a reality that some experts are predicting will have a greater impact on our lives than the industrial revolution.
Both drones and robots are useful tools for handling video surveillance, but the revolutionary tactics of merging the two technologies is creating a whole new strategy for across-the-board security.
What can be done to ensure maximum security in the midst of a hostile intrusion?
More than 80 million travellers passed through Dubai International Airport in 2017, a figure to expected to reach 124 million by 2020, making it one of the busiest in the world.