A key segment of the security industry, access control solutions include those technologies and measures that control access and enable legitimate entry to a physical or logical resource. Many SIA members manufacture, integrate, distribute or service access control technologies, and as such the association places a high priority on following trends, developments and innovations in the area.

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The Future Is Autonomous: AI Will Enable Security Solutions to Analyze and Act

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a part of our everyday lives. People interact with AI, for example, when shopping online and getting a question answered by a chatbot or having the website recommend additional items for purchase. In addition, AI makes it easy for people to leverage voice-to-text responses on mobile devices quickly and accurately.…

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There Is a Hole in the Boat: Why Access Control Professionals Need to Move From Wiegand to OSDP

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Many of the people reading this publication are, presumably, security professionals who take pride in leveraging their expertise to use technology to protect people and property. A large number likely focus on access control solutions to prevent unauthorized entry into controlled facilities and areas. As unfortunate as it is to say, statistically speaking, the probability…

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The Flexible Approach to Access Control: Open-Source Systems and the Cloud Provide Savings and Scalability Options

Jumping into the world of business is not for the faint of heart. In addition to managing employees, overseeing finances and creating a sustainable plan, there are many other important considerations to be aware of, such as ensuring the comprehensive protection of people and assets inside the facility. Entrepreneurs are responsible for the safety of…

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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: Federal, State & Local Government

This 2021 vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in federal, state and local government. It examines key market drivers and barriers for the government security vertical, how federal versus state and local governments handle contractor selection and funding and how to win business with government entities.

 

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SIA Technology Insights – Summer 2021

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In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. This edition examines the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on security operations, from touchless access control to temperature screening, as well as topics like how security technology is evolving from detection to intervention and prevention.

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Video Intercoms in a Post-Pandemic World: How Residential Security Systems Have Taken On New Functions

During the past year and a half, our homes have become much more than living spaces. They are schools, gyms, workspaces and so much more. Investing in a comprehensive security solution is as important as ever, and providers and integrators should be ready to discuss a system that not only enhances security but also offers…

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The Key to Modern Access Control: How Biometric Solutions Can Offer Both Security and Convenience

Meeting the security challenges of modern office environments is a complex and long-standing issue for many organizations. Businesses use a range of enterprise technologies to boost productivity, connect employees, and accommodate a more distributed and flexible workforce. However, with greater flexibility come increasing security demands – both in and outside the office. Employers and employees…

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Touchless Entry Is Here to Stay: How Modifications to Building Access Promote Both Security and Safety

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on nearly every aspect of our lives, including how people interact and perform their jobs and even how buildings are designed. The goal of all these changes? Reducing human-to-human contact and, thus, slowing or stopping the spread of the virus. As a result, businesses are challenged to…

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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: K-12 Education

This 2021 vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for the Security Industry Association (SIA), assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in K-12 school security applications. It examines key market drivers and barriers for the school security vertical, the role of security technology in helping administrators protect their students, teachers, staff and facilities. It also explores funding opportunities for school security projects.

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