Volume 44, Issue 10 - October 2009


association news
IT Managers More Involved in Physical Security Decisions, SIA Reports
IT managers are getting more involved in decisions regarding physical security solutions, according to a new report featured from the Security Industry Association (SIA).

A survey of integrators and installers of IP-based security products by IMS Research found that more than three-fourths of companies are working with IT managers more now than they were a year ago. The survey also discovered that three out of five IT managers are involved in physical security purchase decisions.

This shows just how much physical security is converging with IT, says SIA director of research Mark Visbal. A few years ago, they were different worlds. Now, in many cases, its difficult, if not impossible, to separate one from the other.

product news

Dialock Delivers RFID and Electronic Locking
The Dialock locking system from Häfele America Co. in Archdale, N.C., incorporates flexible, integrated access control components to ensure security. It delivers radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and electronic locking in standalone, programmed or fully networked solutions. Custom features and modular components allow system designers to precisely tailor access control solutions to each installation.

Dialock solutions feature small transponder keys (an RFID read/write credential) that offer optimum security, a long service life without batteries or mechanical wear and flexible programming based on wireless data transfer. With more than a trillion possible code combinations, the company says its a secure identification system that is resistant to copy and tamper-proof.

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