Integrated Key Management Systems Integral to Situational Awareness at Large Venues

High security, high-risk events such as this summer’s political conventions in the US require special planning that involves risk assessment, crowd management, staffing, communication, emergency response procedures and so on. To maintain the highest levels of on-site security, among other measures, guard services are equipped with mobile technology for faster evaluations and response; K-9 units patrol the grounds sniffing for bombs; and integrated security and surveillance operations are controlled from a centralized platform for better situational awareness. Continue reading

Key Register Systems Offer Embedded Learning for Improved Operational Efficiencies

The most recent run of physical security industry trade shows, both domestic and international, certainly impressed with the overwhelming number of advanced technology solutions that were displayed. One of the most interesting and exciting developments though is the expansion of product/technology training from classroom or web-based learning to include learning experiences through features that are embedded in the product. Studies indicate this type of learning can improve retention and help ensure product satisfaction. Continue reading

Key Control Meets Both Security and Integration Needs

Physical security is an evolving market with a consistent need for high-performance, cost-effective, unified solutions that help ensure a safe and secure environment. In particular, advanced key register systems address those needs with a full range of choices and capabilities that make these systems even more secure and more useful for today’s security needs. Continue reading

Key Inventory Systems Support Gaming Compliance

One of the most regulated areas of any gaming facility’s physical security is the management and control of physical keys, which are used for access to all the most sensitive and highly secured areas of the casino, including counting rooms and drop boxes. By maintaining tight control of keys with sophisticated key inventory systems, casinos, poker rooms and other gaming operations can better comply with the various regulations and minimize incidents of loss and fraud. Continue reading

Automotive Key Management Systems Provide Added Security for Car Dealerships

Automobile sales have helped lead the US economic recovery over the past few years and their continued strong pace is good news for the industry and the economy in general. Increased sales also provide an opportunity for dealerships to re-visit additional security measures that may have been put on hold. Of the many technologies available, one of the most effective is the use of an automotive key management system to track and secure vehicle keys. Continue reading

Key Management Systems Are Here for the Long Term

Emerging technologies are changing the face of physical security, including the ways in which it is delivered and implemented. From cloud-based storage solutions to VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service) offerings to intelligent analytics to IOT (Internet of Things), these trends are having far-reaching implications in the physical security market. For one, the new technology can create a dilemma for the end user as to whether a new system should be implemented in place of an existing system – and what value is derived in doing so. Continue reading

3 Major Benefits of Hotel Key Control Systems

Whether it’s the lure of endless sunshine in Arizona, snow-laden mountains in Colorado or the sandy beaches and crystal blue waters of Florida, the hotel industry across the country is thriving due to strong occupancy rates. In fact, PKF Hospitality Research predicts record U.S. hotel occupancy rates through 2017. Continue reading