IoT, cybersecurity and access control

    Right now, we are beginning the next phase of digital transformation in the security industry – the move to connect all physical security components to the Internet of Things (IoT). The advantages are twofold. First, having all the components in your system working in harmony maximizes their effectiveness. Next, all the individual hardware pieces in […]

      Beyond the door

      When most people think about access control, they think about getting into the exterior door of a building.  But that’s just the start! Access control is expanding beyond securely providing passage through an exterior door.  Plus, access control systems both simplify and enhance day-to-day activities by expanding their reach beyond the door and connecting to […]

        Security as a service: How video analytics is changing the industry

        With security becoming an ever more important consideration for many organizations, there is a growing trend for outsourcing security and guarding responsibilities to third party providers. This is not only true for large enterprises and critical infrastructure facilities; schools, smaller factories, offices and construction sites are all examples of customers who are increasingly enlisting the […]

          Intelligent video: Five cool things you can do with video analytics

          With network video cameras continuing to replace analog installations, I have seen a growing trend for adding on valuable extra functionality. As the images captured have become more detailed, cameras are also becoming much, much smarter. Video analytics has come a long way since I started in this industry – with applications ranging from motion […]