Access Control

New Atlas: System locks down schools in response to gunshots It’s a sad fact that school shootings are becoming a semi-regular occurrence in the US. While there are varying opinions on what to do about the problem, Intrusion Technologies’ Active Intruder Mitigation System (AIMS) is designed to minimize casualties when a shooter does enter a school. [READ MORE]


Cision: ASSA ABLOY Recognized by Forbes as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies ASSA ABLOY is once again included in Forbes’ World’s Most Innovative Companies list. The 2018 rankings see the company among the 100 leading businesses in the world.”I’m very proud that we have achieved such success with our innovation,” says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. “Inclusion in Forbes’ list is clear evidence that our innovation- and technology-driven culture pays off.” [READ MORE]

CNet: China’s AI-powered CCTV camera makers just got $1.6 billion in funding The maker of China’s 170 million AI-powered CCTV cameras is a hot property among investors the past few months.SenseTime has secured $620 million in fresh funds from investors Thursday, adding to its previous $600 million raised in April. The company is now valued at $4.5 billion. [READ MORE]

Digital Journal: Embedded Security for Mechanical Locks Market to Grow at CAGR of 4.5% Through 2022 A recent study published by Future Market Insights assesses the future prospects of global market for mechanical locks. Key findings from this report reveal that by the end of 2022, around US$ 7,160 million worth of mechanical locks are anticipated to be sold across the globe. The report also forecasts that for the assessment period, 2017-2022, the global mechanical locks market is likely to attain growth at a moderate CAGR of 4.5%. [READ MORE]

Case Study

Denver 7 ABC: Thieves cutting through locks, stealing bikes in downtown Denver The Mile High City is seeing a lot of growth in the cycling community, which also means more bikes being stolen.“It feels horrible,” said Mike Stejskal, a buyer for Turin Bicycles in Denver. “You walk up to it assuming that your possession is going to be where you left it and it isn’t.”Stejskal said choosing the right lock is important to keep your bike safe. [READ MORE]

Wireless Electronic Locks

Digital Trends: Schlage locks and Google Home team up to make your smart home safer If you have a Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, your front door just unlocked a new capability.Schlage announced that its smart locks will now work with Google Home, Google Assistant on Android devices and the Google Assistant app on Apple devices. The company first announced in January it was working on the integration at CES 2018, and the feature went live on Tuesday, May 29. [READ MORE]

Gear Brain: Gate Smart Lock Review, a 2-in-1 Connected Device The Gate Smart Lock combines an HD security camera and intercom functionality into an all-in-one connected device that operates much like a Ring or Skybell smart video doorbell. Real time video streaming lets you see who is at your doo, while the lock also supports remote access in case you want to open the door for visitors. The Gate Smart Lock also comes with a backup plan in case the device fails or loses power, with a standard key hole to open and lock the door. Gate sent GearBrain a lock to test and we were surprised how this new multi-functional smart lock performed. [READ MORE]