There is little doubt that security technology is evolving rapidly. One area that seems to be experiencing significant change is that of access control. The introduction of newer and more effective biometrics, mobile access and data analytics has seen a myriad of interesting products emerge.
95% of universities and colleges still rely on dated access control technology such as magnetic stripes or proximity cards. Unfortunately, this leaves these institutions open to security vulnerabilities that often result in increased duplication and fraudulent card use.
Traditional video surveillance is an extremely useful investigative tool – after an incident has occurred. Unfortunately, by then, school property may have already been damaged, valuable supplies and equipment stolen, or a student or teacher victimised.