In our first GIT SECURITY issue this year we introduced the emerald access control terminal to our readers. We now interviewed Philip Verner of CEM Systems to find out more about the departure from traditional reader design to innovative terminal design that is revolutionising the security industry.
GIT-SECURITY.de: Mr Verner, you recently launched the CEM emerald Intelligent Access Terminal. It‘s not just a standard access device, is it?
Assaults against NHS staff have increased considerably in the past few years with fears that extended waiting times and workforce cutbacks are to blame. Often these attacks don't result in a successful prosecution against the perpetrators. ISM were approached by Birmingham City Hospital to help address this rising problem and to provide a major incident control software solution for the impending Olympic games. ISM recommended Genesys2, their market leading integrated security management software.
emerald is the evolution of the traditional access control reader. With its sophisticated design and innovative LCD touch screen, emerald offers advanced access control reader functionality, integrated Voice over IP (VoIP) Intercom and a range of remote server based applications.
To be seen at trade show "SicherheitsExpo Munich" on stand F25: Version 6.7 of AC2000 features enhanced AC2000 WEB functionality, new emerald advertising, alarm escalation and much more.
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World leaders meeting for the annual G8 Summit in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, are using access control technology from SALTO Systems.
Lough Erne Golf Resort is where leaders from Britain, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the EU are meeting to discuss major global economic, political, and security challenges, including energy and climate change, food security and nutrition, Afghanistan's economic transition and transitions taking place across the Middle East and North Africa, most notably the situation in Syria.
Until recently it was hardly possible to combine several brands of electronic offline locks of different kinds of suppliers in one access control system. However, this is a demand of many large European companies, who have announced not to invest in electronic offline locks anymore, as long as there is no standardization available. To meet up to this demand, Assa Abloy, Dorma, Nedap and Zugang GmbH have developed a new standard, the Standard Offline Access Application (SOAA).
While smudged makeup could be considered a minor emergency, the breakout of a fire or someone going on the rampage in a public building is a far more urgent situation that demands an instant reaction. SimonsVoss has enhanced their 3060 access control system with a solution for just such situations.
Avigilon Corporation announced yesterday that it has acquired privately-held RedCloud Security, Inc. (RedCloud), an innovative provider of web-based, physical and virtual access control systems. Through the acquisition, Avigilon adds a complementary product line to its end-to-end high-definition surveillance solution and provides the Company with access to a growing segment of the global security market. Analysts estimate the global market for electronic access control will reach $6 billion by 2015.
The business segment Security Products is part of the Siemens Building Technologies Division and offers a broad range of access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance products. The segment sells its products to distributors, external system integrators and installers but also to the Siemens Security Solutions unit. At the Security Essen show, Heiko Baumgartner did get an update from Peter Hawksworth, Head of the Security Products business segment, about the company's plans and developments in the market.
In November Genetec announced that the company enters into a strategic alliance with Microsoft to develop cloud-based security solutions together. The plan is to offer hosted security solutions that include video surveillance, access control and license plate recognition (LPR) as a service built on Microsoft‘s Windows Azure cloud-computing platform.