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Genetec warns of cyber vulnerabilities of legacy systems


Genetec warns of cyber vulnerabilities of legacy systems

June 25, 2021SSN Staff

MONTRÉAL—“Legacy access control systems use outdated technology that leaves them vulnerable to cyber threats, and can cause damage beyond the door,” cautions Thibault Louvet, Director - Access Control Product Group at Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions. According to a report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach is US$3.9...

Access Control Technologies, Cybersecurity, Genetec

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Johnson Controls introduces Tyco Software House iSTAR Edge G2

September 14, 2020SSN Staff

CORK, Ireland—The iSTAR Edge G2 provides powerful, flexible and secure access control operation at the network edge enabling cyber-hardened, standalone physical access control. iSTAR Edge G2 provides: An optional PoE module that provides ample power for two doors, while allowing the controller to leverage existing network infrastructure to reduce installation costs;  Local alarm and event buffering in the event communication to the host is interrupted; Users an advanced access...

Access Control Technologies, Cybersecurity, Johnson Controls

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General News

State of the access control market, part I

August 20, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The concept of access control is simple — to allow or restrict people, animals or things from gaining access to a particular space. At its core is some type of lock, mechanical or electronic, that must be breached legitimately, accidentally or forcefully to gain access. Once access is gained, the results can be advantageous, detrimental or even a combination of both. Although simple to define, the complexity lies in formulating the best access control plan using the best...

access control, Access Control Technologies, ACRE, Allegion, Brivo, Cloud, cloud based access control, Cybersecurity, HID Global, Internet of things

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Convergint acquires ACT

August 8, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies recently announced the acquisition of New Jersey-based Access Control Technologies (ACT), adding approximately 1,000 customers and bringing greater expertise and depth to the Eastern region of the U.S.“They have a tremendous reputation in the New York market and are one of the top Lenel integrators in that part of the country,” Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint Technologies, told Security Systems News. “ACT's leadership and service-oriented...

Access Control Technologies, ACT, Convergint Technologies, Ken Lochiatto

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On The Editor's Desk

Liguori ready to take helm at Security-Net

December 6, 2011Martha Entwistle

Security-Net, a group of independent integrators that work together as a “global provider of integration services”, formally announced that Joe Liguori will take over the role of president of Security-Net's board of directors in January. Ligouri , who is also EVP of Access Control Technologies, in Clinton, N.J., will serve a two-year term and takes over for outgoing president Tom Asp. Asp is also president and CEO of VTI Security in Burnsville, Minn. I spoke to Joe Ligouri just before...

Access Control Technologies, Joe Liguori, Security-Net, Tom Asp, VTI Security

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