Biometric access control systems: An Overview

Biometric access control systems: An Overview

Date icon14 February 2019

Biometric access control systems are shaping the future of business security across the globe. With its faultless data gathering, identification and verification capabilities, biometric access control systems are crucial for the safeguarding and security of countless industries and sectors worldwide. Whilst at one time the characteristics of biometric access control wouldn’t have seemed out of place in the science fiction genre, its technology is improving security for businesses within countless industries of varying sizes and scales. The benefits of biometric access control are many and varied and are causing a significant stir across both high-risk security and smaller-scale organisations. Read More >>

PARTNER PROFILE – ABLOY UK

PARTNER PROFILE – ABLOY UK

Date icon14 February 2019

Touchstar ATC partner Abloy UK is fully owned by ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in total door opening solutions. From locks to security doors, entrance automation and access control systems, ASSA ABLOY has an annual turnover of €6 billion and employs approximately 44,000 people worldwide. Read More >>

Micro-chipping for access control

New technology could revolutionise access control

Date icon21 December 2018

These days, we’re surrounded by the kind of technology that, at one point, wouldn’t have seemed out of place in a science-fiction film. From the Internet of Things (IoT) to artificial intelligence (AI), modern technology is increasingly put to work to make daily tasks quicker, more automated and more convenient. The same is true of the technology that powers premises security but, where access control is concerned, it’s vital that any boost in efficiency doesn’t equate to compromised system integrity. Technological advancements for the access control industry must combine innovation with the highest standards of security, as we explore in this blog. Read More >>

SALTO

Partner Profile - SALTO

Date icon22 November 2018

From its inception in 2001, SALTO was created with one objective: to devise a world-class access control system that was simple to use and extremely efficient, giving users the ability to control all their access needs and secure all their doors without complex and expensive wiring. Such a solution had to be simple to install and set up, cost-effective, reliable, complete and future-proof. What resulted was their pioneering SVN platform -- the first stand-alone, battery-powered electronic locks for access control. Since that ground-breaking start, the small group of enthusiastic and highly experienced professionals who founded SALTO has gone on to introduce a series of other innovations that have had a major impact on electronic security. Read More >>

How much is absence costing your business?

How much is absence costing your business?

Date icon16 November 2018

According to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), unplanned absence costs UK businesses £29 billion a year. For private sector companies, this equates to £522 per employee on average, while it costs public sector organisations £835 per employee. This is undoubtedly significant in itself, but there’s more that businesses should consider than just the financial impact of team members missing work. This feature takes a closer look at what staff absenteeism really means. Read More >>