Access Control Resources

Best Practices for PIN & Passcode Management

In virtually all digital environments, passwords, codes and personal identification numbers (PINs) have merged as the veritable currency by which individuals gain access into a company's most critical systems. They also serve as the organization's first line of defense and are critical to the overall success of a security plan.…

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Which access control system is right for your company?

In the world of security, the demand for centrally managed electronic access control has drastically increased in the past decade. Having true access control for your business doesn’t just mean controlling access to high security areas, it also means ensuring that employees and visitors can gain access to the areas…

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When to Consider A Hosted Access Control System

Historically, traditional access control systems contained all software and hardware components on a business's premises. Though this approach has served the market well for many years, it can be a burden for a business to maintain. One alternative is a hosted, or cloud-based access control solution. This article outlines what hosted…

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Using Data Science to Make the Most of Your Security Data & Improve Situational Awareness

Are you harnessing your security data? Did you know that physical security systems across the world collect more than 860 Petabytes of data every day? From video surveillance to intrusion detection, the data collected by your security systems can be leveraged for a positive, measurable impact on your retail operations.…

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How to Ensure Security Platform Success

3 Most Common Reasons for System Failure When it comes to ensuring the success and effectiveness of a security platform, many users are not aware that common points of failure are often key components in supporting edge devices such as locking hardware, cameras, card readers, and other signaling devices. If…

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Overcoming the Challenges of an HR Platform & Enterprise Access Control Integration

The advantages of integrating an enterprise access control system with your human resources platform are vast. Through critical integration of both systems, HR administrators are able to deliver real-time information updates to the security platform to more readily grant access to new hires and cancel access when required. Despite the…

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Protecting and Transitioning Business Credentials

Proximity cards are used extensively as access control systems by organizations of all industries and sizes. While proximity cards provide a level of security, they can be an easy target for cloners, putting facilities at risk. Access control systems are only part of the total security solution, however, risk management…

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Medical Center’s Security Updated with Surgical Precision – A Healthcare Case Study

Medical Center’s Security Updated with Surgical Precision – A Healthcare Case Study For more than two decades, Lafayette (La.) General Medical Center has relied on STANLEY Security to keep current, including a recent project with 100 cameras and 25 card readers. Article by Deborah O’Mara.  Published in Security Sales &…

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Biometrics Emerging in Mainstream Security

Biometric technologies have been around for a number of years, predominately used for access control and time and attendance. For commercial enterprise and business environments, biometric solutions can enhance security programs by merging physical and logical security into one solution. This enables companies to use the same credentials for both…

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