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Is cryptography the future of physical access control?

Most people don’t think much about opening doors: insert key, turn knob and walk in. If your workplace issues ID badges there may be a bit more thought that goes into it as you tap the badge on a sensor, hear the click and pull open the door.

But physical access systems are undergoing the most radical transformation since the switch from keys to cards and tumblers to electronics. To the end user very little should change–there may be an increase in the use of biometrics–but most individuals will still simply tap the ID and go.

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Does Your Security System Actually Catch Intruders? - Online Exclusives - Security Magazine

Does Your Security System Actually Catch Intruders? - Online Exclusives - Security Magazine

With technology constantly improving, do you feel you are changing anything to better protect your property, business, or most cherished assets? One of the first technology solutions was the burglar alarm system and then came along CCTV to allow for the recording of video data. Connecting CCTV to the internet has opened up numerous valuable capabilities but what are you doing to take advantage of it. Traditionally, video analytics and intrusion detection track the amount of pixel changes on a camera to detect motion. By changing parameters and masking continuously moving motion, the control center can vary the amount of alarm triggers. The next generation of video monitoring centers have been able to integrate this technology with live trained operators to effectively evaluate every motion event and separate positive motion from false motion to determine whether to dispatch police or move on to…