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A range of uses crop up for biometrics

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09/01/2003

While biometric access control may be more commonly implemented in government facilities and high-end applications, the reality is that in addition to these traditional users, many more adopters are finding a place for biometrics.

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The Right Response

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Radio back-up helps police foil break-in

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A monitored alarm system from Custom Alarm equipped with radio backup foiled a burglary attempt at a building belonging to a golf course here in June.

False alarm ordinance watch

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

Providence, R.I.

Locksmiths push for national day of recognition

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09/01/2003

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - John Dorsey, who owns and operates Fast Lock & Safe here, has begun a petition process to have the president declare the first Monday in October Professional Locksmith’s Day.

OMB to standardize government authentication

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The Office of Management and Budget has asked government chief information officers not to buy authentication or identity management technologies without getting the green light from either the E-Authentication team or the Federal Identity and Credentialing Committee.

The decision to rein in spending on authentication technologies came after a survey of government departments found that more than $160 million was earmarked for potentially inconsistent authentication and identity-management technologies.

Understanding limits makes biometrics easier to implement

The market sees an uptick in more security systems marrying traditional access control with biometric technology
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09/01/2003

A need to take security to the next level has given rise to the increased integration of biometric options with new and existing access control systems.

Where in the early days of biometrics the systems were often viewed as competitors or substitutes for traditional access control, today the focus is on making the best use of multiple components to serve diverse security needs.

Electronic locking systems offer high tech, but on a small scale

Software-driven intelligence provides users with options that were unavailable with previous standalone products
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08/01/2003

Standalone locking products, powered by electronic components and made more adaptable with built-in software, are bridging the gap between basic lock and key offerings and more sophisticated networked access control systems.

Electronics is at the heart of this trend combining smart systems with standalone locks, said Tom Harris, vice president-product management for YSG Door Security Consultants, Charlotte, N.

Tim Russert to keynote at National Summit on Security

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The National Summit on Security announces that Tim Russert has accepted its invitation to keynote at the upcoming National Summit on Security on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Washington Convention Center.

There’s still room for sophisticated hardware in a software-savvy world

Despite technology, demand for ‘strong locks’ high
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08/01/2003

High-security locking systems, made up of the toughest bolts and impossible to pick or drill mechanisms, are still garnering a lot of attention among those seeking security solutions.

But even with the advances and options offered by electronics-based systems and access control, sometimes a strong lock is just what people are looking for, said Mike Groves, vice president at Federal Lock & Safe, Arlington, Va.

Jim Spencer, industry veteran, passes away at 61

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Security industry veteran Jim Spencer, known as a mentor and coach to many, passed away July 11 at the age of 61.

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