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Exceeding standards within access control

January 20, 2021Cory Harris, Editor

The concept of access control has been placed under the proverbial microscope after witnessing hundreds of people storm the U.S. Capitol building earlier this month during one of the most infamous and unforgettable days in American history. Watching video footage of outnumbered and overwhelmed Capitol police officers as political rioters vandalized offices, meeting chambers and the building’s historic Rotunda served as a reminder of the importance of fortified access control in higher-security...

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SIA open protocol approved as international standard

June 8, 2020SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Developed and maintained by the Security Industry Association (SIA) OSDP Working Group since 2011, the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), an access control communications standard to improve interoperability among access control and security products, has been approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee on alarm and electronic security systems as an international standard. “This is really exciting for the industry,” Anthony...

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Security Industry Association releases protocol

October 4, 2012SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association today announced the release of a version of its Open Supervised Device Protocol specification, according to a company statement. The SIA OSDP is a communication protocol that enables devices such as card readers, control panels or other security management systems to work together. The solution moves beyond widely used industry standards, adding features such as bi-directional communication, which can pave the way for more sophisticated security...


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