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Are Mobile Credentials a Good Access Control Tool?

Leverage this Technology to Offer a More Convenient Access Solution

Are Mobile Credentials a Good Access Control Tool?

Keyless access is a popular access control solution for businesses looking to eliminate the common risks associated with traditional keys and better manage employees. Each employee gets their own access card, fob or code to enter. This means no copying of keys that can fall into the wrong hands. It also means managers and administrators know precisely when employees come and go.

However, those popular keyless solutions are facing a serious challenge from one of our most ubiquitous technologies: smartphones. Each year downloads of mobile credentials are expected to jump 100 percent between 2017 and 2022, with twenty percent of all readers expected to be mobile compatible by 2022. Do you know if these mobile credentials are the right fit for your Houston, TX business?

How to Improve Your School’s Access Control for Greater Security

Manage the Comings and Goings of Your Building’s Entrances

How to Improve Your School’s Access Control for Greater Security

Access control is your school’s first layer of protection from any external threats. Relying on outdated or limited technology in your school security system will keep you from effectively protecting students and administrators. Is your Corpus Christi, TX school prepared to boost security without hampering daily operations?

Merely upgrading the locks on your main entranceways won't be enough to create a truly safe environment. Equipment is only one part of the equation when it comes to your school's access control. Not only do you need the right devices, but you’ll require a robust infrastructure to get the most out of their marquee features.

This blog will highlight  the tools you’ll need to manage building permissions for better protection and greater peace of mind for educators, teachers and parents.

How to Respond Quickly to Shootings & Save Lives

Gunshot Detection Technology Lets You Respond Within Milliseconds

How to Respond Quickly to Shootings & Save Lives

Rapid reactions on the part of school officials and authorities are the number one way to prevent injuries during an active shooter situation. Much of the technology created to combat school shootings has this goal in mind. For that reason, every school should have mass notification systems in place to manage a quick and organized response during any emergency.

Notification systems will only succeed, though, if you catch threats as early as possible. That's where gunshot detection systems come into play. Using sensors, they identify gunshots and immediately trigger a reaction: notifying authorities, warning employees through your mass notification system, and instituting an immediate lockdown. 

While it might take a security guard minutes to identify a gunshot and alert others, a gunshot detection system acts within milliseconds. Fast responses will help you save lives in a variety of ways outlined below. With the FBI reporting that 60 percent of shootings are over before law enforcement arrives, changes in response tactics can make a huge difference in your Austin, TX school.

Your Questions (& Our Answers) on Commercial Access Control

Keep Your Property Safe with Commercial Automation

Your Questions (& Our Answers) on Commercial Access Control

No matter the size of your commercial building—whether it’s one floor or twenty—it’s imperative to know who is coming in and out during business hours. In Memorial, Texas, and the surrounding Houston area, many businesses are taking advantage of commercial automation to protect their staff from outside threats. With an access control system, you’ll be able to regulate who can and cannot enter your building, and specify which rooms or wings individuals can access.

But how does access control work? Continue reading our automation blog for the answers to all your technology questions.