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The hoi polloi, according to ABLOY

July 19, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

I just finished up ASSA ABLOY’s second quarter presentation and they’re still powering on with a new acquisition to sweeten the pot, but those darn residential numbers continue to be a thorn in their side. Bearing that in mind the title of today’s blog is a little tongue in cheek, it's not the little people causing all that softness in the residential market, at least not to the degree that it's currently suffering, that’s a multi-aspected hydra that’s global...

Assa Abloy, door locks, Evolis, HID Global, Nico Delvaux, Physical Access, Residential

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HID launches sustainable Seos access security cards

May 16, 2023SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas – Identity solutions company HID has introduced its new Seos credentials made from sustainable materials. Part of HID’s Seos Security solution, the cards are made with bamboo instead of PVC and are their first in a range physical access security Eco Cards. The bamboo is certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), assuring that the material comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits HID said. “Our...

Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), HID, Identity solutions, Martin Huddart, Physical Access, Physical Security, Seos, sustainable materials

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Boon Edam celebrates 150 years of excellence

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Boon Edam celebrates 150 years of excellence

April 21, 2023Ken Showers, Managing Editor

LAS VEGAS – This year a big player in the physical access security industry celebrates an important milestone in their history. 2023 marks the 150th anniversary for Boon Edam, a company that’s come to be recognized around the world for their revolving doors and other security accesses. Originally founded as a carpenters shop in 1873, they relocated to Edam in 1970 and began the transition to the company they are today. “We started the same year as Heineken Beer and Levi...

Boon Edam, circle locks, Derek Nilsen, Heineken Beer, ISC West, Levi Strauss, Physical Access, Physical Security, revolving doors, Security, sustainable practices, turnstile, vandal resistant glass film

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CIV cards: Just like PIV cards, but for the commercial market

August 18, 2011Martha Entwistle

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J.—With the goal of spreading adoption of smart card technology for physical access control, the Smart Card Alliance has embarked on an effort to define in a white paper best practices and characteristics of a highly secure smart card (like the PIV or PIV-I credential) for the commercial market. To differentiate this commercial credential from its public-sector siblings, the Smart Card Alliance has named it the CIV (commercial identification verification) credential. The...

CIV cards, Gilles Lisimaque, Lars Suneborn, Physical Access, PIV cards, Randy Vanderhoof, Smart Card Alliance

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