Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT)

As a growing range of industry segments are embracing the power of IoT, the need for trusted identities will increase. This will be decisive for real-time location systems and proof of presence solutions where the identity of people or things in a physical space is crucial. The time has come for the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT). http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/internet-of-trusted-things-iott/

Security in the sharing economy

Five years ago, Time Magazine cited collaborative consumption, better known today as the sharing economy, as one of 10 ideas that would change the world. This age-old concept with its new-age execution in the marketplace, is doing that now on a global scale. Thanks to the digital age, consumers … http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/security-in-the-sharing-economy/

Tracking for security and safety

Ever tried using GPS indoors? You probably noticed that it's not very effective. Real-time tracking of personnel, vehicles, or assets indoors in high-risk applications require a high degree of reliability and accuracy. Using Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radio technology, Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) can be invaluable for workplace safety in a warehouse or for perimeter security when married with video analytics. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/tracking-for-security-and-safety/

The future of indoor positioning

Whether the goal is simply to aid shoppers in a mall or prevent accidents in warehouses, the solution is increasingly spelled IPS, as in Indoor Positioning Systems. An IPS solution locates people or objects inside buildings, typically via readers or sensors reporting to a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/the-future-of-indoor-positioning/

Accelerating access control and inventory tracking

Businesses today are demanding new access control and inventory tracking solutions to improve security, enhance convenience and increase efficiency. When it comes to these systems, companies want more information and capabilities, but current high frequency (HF) technologies are not keeping pace. However, innovations in ultra-high frequency (UHF) technology are now giving organizations new choices and the potential to revolutionize these processes throughout the enterprise. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/accelerating-access-control-and-inventory-tracking/

Protecting your assets – personal data

As consumers are beginning to adopt wearable technology, new issues arise. One issue is privacy. How do you deal with all the personal data that wristbands and other wearables reveal? Privacy issues are also starting to worry manufacturers; they didn’t expect users to wear these devices 24 hours a day, revealing intimate details of their lives. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/protecting-your-assets-personal-data/

Wearables in access control

Wearable technology is on the verge of turning mainstream and the consumer electronics industry has convinced itself that wearable technology will be the next big opportunity. But what part will wearables play in the future development of access control? The Future Lab talked to manufacturers, researchers and experts in wearable technology to find out. Here's what they said. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/wearables-in-access-control/