Archive for July, 2010

Let’s get physical and logical: One credential for both

Monday, July 26, 2010 14:09 Be the first to comment

Is it too complicated? Or should you be selling it too? By Martha Entwistle There’s been plenty of talk in recent years about the wonders of using one card to get employees in the door and onto their computers. In this day and age, it makes sense to “treat access control holistically,” says Diebold’s Tony [...]

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Access control evolved: How do you keep up?

Monday, July 26, 2010 14:05 Be the first to comment

When does new technology demand an upgrade, and when does it not offer business value? By Daniel Gelinas The idea of access control is simple: let authorized people in and keep unauthorized people out. Access control has been around for a while (to understate matters). It’s evolved over the years from simple tumbler locks with [...]

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Which will sunset first: POTS or current GSM?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 10:34 2 Comments

While cellular radios are touted as a good fix, their shelf-life needs to be understood and communicated By L. Samuel Pfeifle Any number of panel manufacturers say they have a solution for the impending POTS demise, or for homes that have given up POTS lines in favor of cell-only phone communication: GSM radios. Communicating over [...]

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Alarm Monitoring Contract Due Diligence Necessities

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:20 Be the first to comment

By Eric Pritchard, Esquire, Klenbard Bell & Brecker Contract due diligence related to an acquisition or financing cannot be undertaken lightly. What may seem like a perfectly fine limitation of liability clause to the untrained eye may actually present significant enforcement issues or have other fatal limitations. A contract may not comply with all applicable [...]

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IMS Research Stat of the Month: Camera Sales

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 8:08 Be the first to comment

As the security marketplace becomes more and more global, the traditional markets for video surveillance are becoming smaller pieces of the overall pie. For example, by 2014 IMS Research estimates that over 70% of all new security cameras will be shipped for consumption in Asia. Of this number the bulk will be shipped for consumption [...]

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