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North America Will Lead Card Based Access Control

Future Market Insights, a research firm in India, projects that the electronic card based access control market in North America will increase by almost $1 billion dollars over the next 6 years; market share in 2014 was approximately $2 billion and it is expected to increase to $3 billion by 2020.

Pallavi Guhe, senior consultant at Future Market Insights told Security Systems News that the North American market is expected to surpass all other global regions in the electronic card based market. She said that the 2014 global value was approximately $6 billion and it will increase close to $11 billion by 2020.

The report discusses two types of access control cards: smart cards and proximity cards. The report did not state which type of technology is the currently the most popular or which will prevail in the future. The report also reviewed the market by types of end-users; government, commercial, industrial, and residential.

“Commercial and industrial end-user segments are expected to lead the global market by value. Additionally, these segments are expected to show the leading growth rates for coming five years as compared to other end-user segments,” she said. Guhe said that crime and terrorist activities are driving the increase in market growth.

Healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical companies and financial institutions are increasing demand for card access control system, said Guhe.

If your business is in need of an access control system, please visit our website or call us at 201-935-2000.

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HID Global Introduces Hands-free Parking and Gate Control Readers

HID Global announced that it has added long-range ultrahigh frequency (UHF) solutions to its iClass series. This new solution will offer new options for opening doors and parking gates from a distance. It will provide a new level of convenience to users and enhance the flow of vehicles and people in and out of facilities.

The new long-range iClass SE readers and credentials will enable companies to combine parking gate and door access control on a single card. It will also allow the credentials to be read from inside a vehicle; up to 16.4 feet away from the reader. It has advanced encryption and there is a model that is weather resistant and extremely rugged for outdoor areas subject to harsh conditions. HID also produced a dual-technology smart card that provides a single solution for seamless door, parking and gate control.

The iClass SE U90 reader allows users in a vehicle to activate gate control and the “don’t stop” hands-free access to parking iClass SE U90 reader combined with the UHF credentials offers companies a long-distance option for parking gate control and an additional benefit of improved vehicle flow through parking areas.

These long range HID solutions are now.

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Comtex has a New Website

Comtex has a new website! Please come view it and give us any feedback or comments.

Comtex is a Telephone, CCTV and Access Control vendor. We have been servicing clients for over 55 years.

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Access Control Offers a Second Level of Security

When you want to control who enters and exits your business but do not want to hire a person to watch the door, you need access control. An access control system allows only authorized people ability to enter a door, office or building. There are many types of access control systems; keypads, PIN access, key cards or fobs and biometrics. These access points can control one door or an entire building. The systems are suited for large facilities and small businesses

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Crime Fighting and Prevention Tools

A CCTV video surveillance camera system provides a significant function in our society because these systems fight and prevent crimes.  CCTV surveillance systems installed in public areas help deter crime, help civilians feel much safer, provide the police with leads or evidence as well as improve the surroundings of a crime-stricken neighborhood. Nowadays, most of these systems have been made digital for improved performance, easy maneuverability of the surveillance camera and produce faster feedback as compared to the analog systems.

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Analog vs. IP Video Surveillance Systems

There are 2 generations of technology for video surveillance systems. The first is the older analog based system and the second is the modern Internet Protocol (IP) based system. The biggest confusions are the cost of the 2 technologies and the relative effectiveness of them. This article attempts to provide a more precise big picture of cost benefits for a company considering a video surveillance system.

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Comtex NJ review on Google Places

Cant get any better service than this! Comtex is seriously awesome. They hooked us up with an awesome phone system for probably half of what the other companies wanted. Fast and friendly service. I conveniently email Cheryl and Anne when I have a question, and they get back to me right away. It’s like they work 24/7!! If you need a phone system or cameras installed, this is the place to go. They are excellent!

Thank you Daniel from Guardian Fence. We apprecaite the wonderful review you left us on Google and have reprinted it on our blog.

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Why Invest in an Access Control System?

It is true that any business today, whether large or small will have something that it needs to protect. This may be information or it simply may be company assets, such as electronics within the building. It company may also need to protect staff members and their belongings. However, in many businesses today, this can be difficult. Many businesses still rely on the old-fashioned key to allow access in and out of a building and the doors to a building where people may be working are generally unlocked throughout the working day. This is why many people choose to invest in access control.

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Visitor Management Software 

For over 13 years, EasyLobby has been providing customers and partners with the industry’s most affordable, feature-rich, customizable, and easy to use Visitor Management solutions. EasyLobby SVM (Secure Visitor Management) software is the professional choice for managing your visitor data to support the security requirements of your lobby and reception desks. SVM is installed on a Windows workstation or Kiosk, typically in the lobby, along with any combination of desired hardware peripherals, such as a license scanner, badge printer, camera, turnstile, etc.  Why SVM?

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Five Businesses to Utilize Surveillance Systems

Video Surveillance is a type of security system that has been used for various reasons for many years. Security cameras have become a normalcy in today’s society, as banks, retail stores, retirement homes, and other public places have come to rely on the cameras.

There are many different situations that would benefit from the implication of video surveillance.