Category: Access Control

Is the Future of Access Control Touchless?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the world, a handful of physical access control manufacturers were working on creating a frictionless authentication process that would involve a hassle-free and touch-free experience. Fast-forward to 2021, where we’re almost two years into this virus that has made everyone wary of door handles and nearly every […]

Vax Mandate, Not Lax Mandate: Security Considerations for Vaccine Mandate Compliance

Despite rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven by the delta variant, executive leaders are pushing toward a post-pandemic return-to-work model that puts employees in the office at least two days a week. HR and IT/security professionals have been feeling squeezed between a rock and a hard place trying to meet workforce health, safety, technology, data […]

Global Study: Security Challenges and Opportunities for the ‘New Hybrid Workplace’

As a rise in variants spurs new uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the globe are tasked with developing a long-term plan and work model—whether in-person, remote, or hybrid—that meets the needs of employees and the business. Amid this transition, Entrust, a provider of trusted identity, payments, and data protection solutions, set out to uncover […]

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Which Access Control Trends Matter in 2021?

The security industry is quickly evolving with the emergence of new technology. As we near the end of 2020, we are seeing new trends that will shape the future of physical security. By identifying access control trends for 2021, facility managers can properly prepare to meet both business and end user needs.

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What Do Facilities Managers Need to Know About Touchless Access Control?

Effective managers continually source innovative solutions and implement them. This requires a ready eye and ear for opportunities. Access control is the next opportunity that is almost literally knocking at the door. The access control model pre-COVID is gone­. Smart solutions in touchless access control like mobile access, cloud-based systems, video intercom, and facial recognition […]

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Vendors (Even the Familiar Ones) Must Follow Access Control Policies

It can be easy for vendors to get overly familiar with their customers and perhaps try to bypass security policies related to access control, waiting time, or entering parts of the facility they really don’t need to be. Therefore, all employees should be reminded to follow established protocols for vendor interactions.

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Developing and Implementing a Workplace Visitors Policy

Many organizations rely on visits from clients and/or vendors as a part of normal business operations, while others strictly forbid outside access to their offices. Regardless of how your business operates, however, there should be a clear workplace visitor policy in place, and it needs to be communicated to all employees. These policies serve to […]

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Infographic: Are There Piggybackers or Tailgaters at Your Facility?

We’ve been told since we were kids that it’s polite to hold the door for folks coming into a building or room behind you. While this cultural maxim works fine at, say, the coffee shop, though it could actually pose a security risk at your business or facility. Too often, unsuspecting employees use their credentials […]

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Think Like an Attacker to Identify Weak Access Controls

When it comes to security systems, access controls, and the policies and procedures in place to dictate their proper usage, there is often a tendency to set it and forget it. That is right up until there’s a critical failure. It’s important to continually test and evaluate the systems we have in place to protect […]