Venue management concerns businesses large and small. Movie theatres want to know who is in the space and what they’re doing in it. The local, nonprofit art museum wants the same information. While the two can rely on items like ticket sales and the ancient “clicker,” they typically prefer a more reliable and secure solution.
Software as a Service (SaaS) continues to grow, almost exponentially so. At the same time, access control and physical security are turning to the cloud, transforming the two into services that better meet the needs of today’s consumers. The infographic that follows shares insights into why SaaS is what’s next in physical security.
Either way, the sensation is true. The Internet of Things (Iot) and the movement toward connecting all the things, the so-called “Internet of Everything,” is not unlike past technological advances.
Most hotels, even the ones with the best customer service, are not known as places of convenient access. You wait to check in and to check out. You’re given a key card that may or may not work with the door in question. Other steps: putting a credit card on file, being given cards for the fitness room or the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming to enterprises and small businesses near you. With it comes security concerns. According to the 2015 Internet of Things in the Enterprise Report from OpenDNS, IoT may pose a greater threat than that of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and enterprise mobility.
Does that mean IoT should be banned from your business environment? Not at all. In all likelihood, you can’t stop it. People will bring their wearables just as they did and still do with their laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
What it does mean is an audit of current safety and security practices.
Advances in technology and tools leave no industry untouched. Commercial real estate (CRE) is one such industry. Technology, automation, and innovation are making the world of the Jetsons a distinct possibility in the near future.
It’s the location piece that has many people talking. Consumers and the government worry about it, the government perhaps more so. Businesses want the location data so that they can tailor experiences and serve personalized ads. Developers want location information, too. They use it to build ever faster and more useful and personalized apps.
Emergency rooms and other healthcare environments often employ security via “perimeters within perimeters,” says Dave Weldon, contributor at Healthcare Finance. The goal is to increase security in vulnerable locations like maternity wards and pharmacies. “Much of the new security attention,” continues Weldon, “is focused on protecting points of entry without impacting the ‘public openness and accessibility’ mission.”
Forget the hype about the Internet of Things (IoT) for a moment. Smart devices are just a small piece of what IoT is, if it’s even that. The undergirding premise of IoT is not connecting all the devices to the Internet but connecting the ones that improve personal and professional wellbeing.