Site Map - Access Control

Behind the Numbers

- Most and least effective security controls in healthcare

Banking on a Security Upgrade

- Credit Suisse, a global financial services company headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, needed to standardize its video and access systems after it acquired several smaller companies. Find out how a new video management system solved the problem.

Case Study

- How a security upgrade at a Florida gated community allowed them to reduce security patrols while increasing perimeter protection.

NIST Issues Updated Standard for Federal Identification Card to Strengthen Authentication Capabilities

- The National Institute for Standards and Technology has come out with an updated version of the standard specification Personal Identification Verification (PIV) Card used by government employees and contractors. It has a stronger authentication credential. It does not require existing cards to be replaced.

School Seeks Uniformity

- The IT department at the Escambia County (Florida) School District has embarked on a five-year quest to unify and update the district’s access control system.  

A Healthy Access Upgrade

- Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago required a new access control system to provide a secure environment for its employees, patients, and visitors.

Case Study

- Roanoke Regional Airport found a locking system that has the ease of mechanical locks with the features of an electronic access control system.

Morning Security Brief: Theft Databases, Credential Authentication, Mobile Device Security, and South Korean Cybersecurity

- Retailers have created databases of alleged employee thieves. The U.S. Transportation Security Department is seeking credential authentication technology. Mobile Device security at the U.S. Military Academy and the Army Corps' Engineer Research and Development Center is lax. South Korea is creating a new cybersecurity and attack deterrence department.

Case Study

- Friendship Village found an access control system that protected elderly residents and made system management easy.

How to Spot a Fake ID

- Security Officers need to be able to spot fake IDs presented at security checkpoints. Read about the most important questions they should ask and what they should look for on a driver's license.

Facial Recognition

- The Federal Trade Commission has released a report on facial recognition technology. The report, Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies, is designed to help companies use innovative products without violating employee or consumer privacy.


- The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a Website containing the Worksite Flexibility Toolkit to provide information on workplace flexibility. Announced to coincide with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the site contains links to 172 sources, including legislation, case studies, fact sheets, reports, and news articles.

Electronic Access Control

- This book is likely one of the most current and comprehensive works available in this subject area, says reviewer Paul D. Barnard, CPP, CISM, SFPC.

Beyond Print

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