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 March to Mobile: How Mobile, Cloud-Based Access Control Is Changing Security

“Mobile” might seem like a buzzword in the access control industry these days; however, use cases and demand are rapidly increasing. According to a 2021 survey from Campus Safety, 62% of respondents have purchased access control solutions with mobile credential options over the past two years. What’s more, an estimated 14.7 million mobile credentials were…

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Cloud Access Control and the Importance of API Integrations

A transformation is happening. From global enterprises to the most renowned hospitals, cloud access control is quickly becoming more popular, replacing its on-premises predecessors. With the cloud’s rise in popularity, IT and security teams have the “green light” to trash their antiquated Windows 95-esque dashboards and bury their bulky server racks. In their place, sleek…

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Security Industry Association Surpasses Milestone of 100 SIA OSDP Verified Products

The SIA OSDP Verified program validates device conformance to the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol standard and strengthens end user confidence in its adoption. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced a major milestone in its SIA OSDP Verified initiative – that over 100 device models have been named OSDP Verified through…

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Using Technology to Bring Employees Back Safely: Touchless Access Control and Other Solutions Enhance Both Security and Health

Will we ever return to the office for good? The rise of the Omicron variant and the pandemic’s rapid resurgence has forced companies to postpone office return dates. However, many companies will soon welcome people back, and they will need to address people’s safety concerns in the process. A Gartner survey of global HR leaders…

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Pandemic Changes in Building Access Are Here to Stay: Moving Toward Mobile Access and Touchless Sensors

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Security in multitenant buildings and condominium complexes has been evolving for many years. Property managers continuously look for ways to ensure the safety and security of individual living spaces, as well as common and shared areas, and the events of the past two years increased the already existing demand for comprehensive and efficient access control…

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