Site Map - Access Control

The Buzz Over ZigBee

- Focusing on the short range may be bad for business--unless you're talking about remote control technology. The latest short-range wireless option is known as ZigBee, an open standard created by a nonprofit consortium of companies called the ZigBee Alliance.

Stopping Home Invasions at the Door

- Physical security measures, such as door reinforcements and security glazing, are more effective than electronic security solutions, says police officer and ASIS member.

Laptops Don't Have Legs

- How one facility in New York City managed to stop its laptops from walking away by updating its access control system.

Security plans

- A new Wisconsin law (formerly S.B. 8) allows state utility authorities to withhold access to their security plans if they determine that the subject of the plan is so vital to the state that its incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on the state's physical or economic security, or on public health, safety, or welfare.

Fence and Sensibility

- Find out what to consider before deciding to have sensored fencing installed on company property.

The Smart Cards Are Coming...Really

- You've heard it before, but this time advances in technology and security demands in a post 9-11 world make it more likely.

What's Best for Alarm Response Policies?

- For more information on reducing alarm dispatches visit the SIAC Web site

Centralizing Card Control

- Find out how one company instituted an enterprisewide card solution for its headquarters office and 40 field offices.

Nuclear facility

- A measure(former S.B. 1214) recently signed into law by Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano makes it illegal for anyone to enter a commercial nuclear-generating station or its grounds without authorization.

Putting Technology Behind Bars

- Find out how one jail in Arizona has used new technology to keep prisoners where they belong.

A New Course for Card Access

- At SUNY’s University at Albany, access control devices—and security—are being enhanced in an ongoing project.

Jargon Watch

- Metal detector vs. magnetometer - what is the difference?

Tunnel Safety

- Heritage Foundation finds that Amtrak has done a poor job of protecting tunnels.

Beyond Print

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