Electronics, Access Control & CCTV

Domestic PVC-U Door Access Control

Mick Friend gives the Keylex 700M from Securikey a good going over in his search for a decent answer to domestic access control via the ubiquitous plastic door. I have been working with the Keylex 700M from Securikey as a possible answer to domestic access control especially if there is a handle inside and out and you have to lock…

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Key Management Improves University Access Control

With almost 30,000 students,1,890 staff and 110+ service contracting companies some requiring 24-hour access to the site, Coventry University needed a secure method to manage its keys and access cards. Traka key cabinets were installed to ensure that pre-authorised contractors could gain easy access to areas of the campus at any time of the day or night, without compromising security.…

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Security That’s Small and Smart – XS4 Mini

SALTO Systems has earned itself a reputation for delivering secure, easy-to-install next generation electronic locking solutions without wires and without mechanical keys. Security, manageability and scalability are the company’s watchwords as it sells its products in over 90 countries through subsidiaries and/or offices in 24 countries. SALTO Systems’ success has been built on two technologies –…

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How You Can Get Into Alarm Monitoring

Mention monitoring an alarm to most people and they automatically think expensive monthly fees and picking a phone up to answer the call back from the Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) on activation. Neither of these things are true anymore, writes Martin West This article in two parts will take you through the history of monitoring building up…

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School Security Is No Longer A Luxury – It’s A Must

School leaders and authorities need to make building security the No. 1 priority, says Simon Osborne, Commercial Leader of safety and security company Allegion It’s easy to think that school shootings, massacres and violence are associated purely with our neighbours across the pond. In the U.S., gun culture and high-profile cases – like a recent…

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How Should You Store Company Records?

I read recently of a small trader that had his company records ’stolen’ from his house along with some nick-nacks and I have to say it made me think, writes Mick Friend. The victim was bemoaning the fact that HMRC smiled and said ’tough your problem. File on time or be fined’. So what is the position? This…

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To Boldly Go Further And Further With Technology

Has the future been secured as technology catches up with Star Trek? First there were bar code cards. They evolved to magnetic stripe cards which evolved into proximity cards. As proximity became the predominant credential technology over the last decade, it’s evident that contactless smart cards will replace proximity and the other legacy credential technologies…

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Tried and Fitted ABUS TVAC 80020B

ABUS are known for their padlocks, accessories and now a great 3* cylinder and all sorts of physical security products but what about the electronic side? asks Mick Friend. Picture 1 Video equipment has been available for some time and my eye was caught by this product a wireless CCTV entry system. It comes in a very nice…

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