Open and integrated security

The most important technology shift in the coming five years will be the increasing demand for integral security management systems with open IT standards. At least if you ask Lea Milovich at Nedap Security Management who is a member of the Future Lab. Starting now, we invite our members to map current trends and visualize the future of the security industry.

Healthy ecosystems support diversity

We have reached the third and final part in the Future Lab article series about security ecosystems. This time we investigate important qualities that an ecosystem needs to have in place in order to be successful, but we also look at some of the pitfalls. A business network has to support diversity and is only as strong as its weakest link. Finally we get to hear a cautionary tale from the consumer electronics industry.

The significance of standards and ecosystems

The security industry is undergoing a profound change as security technology evolves in the digital age. That is a given, an obvious truth. But a concurrent evolution — the continuing development of a Business Ecosystem that links competing companies, their suppliers and their customers in the security industry — is inextricably linked to how that profound change will result in a healthy marketplace, according to security industry consultant David Bunzel.

Top secure identity trends for 2015

What are the most important trends to keep track of during this year? HID Global has issued its outlook on technology trends for 2015, as well as other anticipated developments across key vertical industries in the secure identity marketplace. The annual assessment is intended to help organizations understand and take advantage of the latest advances to improve security, convenience and the user experience.

Access control and video surveillance unite

While access control and alarm systems have been common features with most companies for a long time, video surveillance has often proved too costly to install and operate for smaller and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is about to change with the advent of fully integrated access control and IP video as a hosted service.

LUSAX anticipates security future

Are deadbolts dying out? Will keys soon be a thing of the past? What do end users want – and will security companies rise to their needs in time? These and many other questions are currently being looked at by LUSAX, a joint research program between Lund University in Sweden, and companies ASSA ABLOY, Securitas Systems and Axis Communication.