Verifying user access to resources in a system involves the use of a strong identity management system. Identity management is the process of ensuring only authorized individuals obtain access to specific assets for appropriate uses. Enterprises can apply identity management across alarm, access control and video surveillance systems to speed recognition of sanctioned personnel.

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Maryland Set to Enact Nation’s Strongest Regulations for Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Technology

SILVER SPRING, Md. – On April 8, 2024, during its last day of regular session, the Maryland General Assembly unanimously passed House Bill 338/Senate Bill 182 to regulate the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement across the state, which will now be sent to Gov. Wes Moore for his signature. Currently there are…

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Improving Visitor Management With Lighting Technologies

External illumination boosts accuracy of biometric solutions Visitor management is a critical aspect of every physical security plan. Verifying the identity of patrons and guests before granting access to a facility is essential for maintaining a safe environment. Over the last decade, airports, government facilities, banks, data centers and other institutions have increasingly adopted contactless,…

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Security Industry Association Files Amicus Brief in Key BIPA Case

At the end of August 2023, the Security Industry Association (SIA) filed an amicus curie (“friend of the court”) brief in support of a U.S. District Court ruling that rejects an incorrect interpretation of requirements under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) of 2008 in a case under consideration by the Ninth Circuit Court…

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How FICAM Revisions Enable New Security Solutions in the Government Sector

Face biometrics now equivalent to fingerprints under FIPS standards For government facilities and civilian organizations alike, establishing an effective physical access control system (PACS) is a top priority. Given the sensitive nature of the resources and information contained within many U.S. government facilities, though, designing a PACS that complies with the latest updates to Federal…

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Facial Recognition for Access Control: Efficient, Convenient and Accurate

Systems that identify enrolled individuals are the most effective and least controversial Like so many other sectors of the economy, the security industry cannot find workers. Even steeply rising wages are not attracting enough candidates to fill access-related security positions. Fortunately, help is here, in the form of facial recognition (FR) solutions. With the ability…

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Security Industry Association Opens Nominations for the 2023 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards

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The globally recognized program will honor innovative women guiding the biometrics and security industry during the 2023 SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. –  The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2023 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognized program presented by SIA with support from sponsor IDEMIA and organizational and…

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Calls to End Biometrics for Air Traveler Verification Are Misguided, Put Americans at Risk

In a recent letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), several U.S. senators have called for ending the successful and popular use of facial recognition technology for traveler verification at TSA screening checkpoints. Unfortunately, the senators’ demand is based on mischaracterizations despite visible information provided by TSA on how the technology is used. It’s always…

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