Is it becoming easier for schools to embrace biometric technology?

With Paxton recently announcing the integration of biometrics within its Net2 access control system, is one of the main stumbling block for schools – that of cost – about to be negated? The argument for and against biometrics within schools and educational establishments has been rife for some time now. For many parents and pupils, … Continue reading Is it becoming easier for schools to embrace biometric technology?

IFSEC 2014 round up

Thermal cameras are coming to your smartphone, the smallest door controller we’ve ever seen, a surveillance robot only 50cm high & The Raptor IFSEC International is one of the biggest dates in the security industry’s calendar. If you manufacture security products, you’ll have been planning for this one for months. This year it was held … Continue reading IFSEC 2014 round up

The end of the Hotel Receptionist?

Smartphone technology will get some hotel guests straight into their room – without having to check in at the front desk On arrival at your hotel, would you prefer to bypass reception, make your way straight to your room, wave your smartphone over the lock and hey presto, you’re checked in? The answer will probably … Continue reading The end of the Hotel Receptionist?

Is security in schools about technology or common sense?

Should we turn our schools into fortresses? Security within schools has always an emotive issue, and given the recent events in Leeds, it’s been thrust centre-stage again. There has been a tide of articles in the press recently questioning what security processes can be put into place to keep our schools safe. Installing metal detectors … Continue reading Is security in schools about technology or common sense?

Paxton Net2 new v5 software: perfect for one-off events

At The Card Network, we sell more Paxton Net2 Keyfobs, cards and readers than any other manufacturer – by quite a margin. The Paxton Net2 access control system continues to be one of the most popular in the country, especially amongst schools. And with the launch of their new v5 software, the Paxton Net2 just … Continue reading Paxton Net2 new v5 software: perfect for one-off events

No entry – sorry, your face doesn’t fit

If you read in the news about someone not being allowed entry to a club because they were wearing trainers or the ‘wrong type of jeans’, you wouldn’t be surprised. But to be denied entry because your face isn’t right? Surely not. Well actually, yes. 3D facial recognition technology for an exclusive membership club MorphoTrak, … Continue reading No entry – sorry, your face doesn’t fit

Printed Mifare cards now available

The Card Network now provides double-sided print on Mifare Classic 1K and 4k chip cards. This new printing service offers businesses, schools and organisations the flexibility to brand their printed Mifare cards, and choose from a range of features including numbering, variable text, signature panels, barcodes, as well as encoded & unencoded magnetic stripes. Why … Continue reading Printed Mifare cards now available

Making the most of your access control system?

Lots of small businesses have some kind of access control system onsite. In the main, the system was brought in to replace traditional locks & keys, with employees using an access control card or token to gain entry through the front door. But could it be doing more to protect your business?   Your access … Continue reading Making the most of your access control system?

ID cards replaced in a heartbeat?

Ever thought you’d be able to unlock a door or your PC with your heartbeat? No? We didn’t either. But Bionym’s latest brainchild – the Nymi – promises to do all that, and more. On first glance, the Nymi is a simple looking wristband, a bit like a minimalist watch. But according to Bionym, it’s … Continue reading ID cards replaced in a heartbeat?

Are Paxton Net2 Key fobs the UK’s favourite?

Our shelves certainly think so. We sell more Paxton Net2 Key fobs 695-644 than any other kind of proximity card, smart card or token. So what makes them so popular? Especially in an industry where innovation is the norm? Biometric, smart phone or traditional card reader? The access control market is awash with solutions, all … Continue reading Are Paxton Net2 Key fobs the UK’s favourite?