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APR 2016

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www.securitysystemsnews.com April 2016 SECUriTY SYSTEMS NEWS news 10 nation." Top students from the program may apply for intern- ships with product manufactur- ers, security system integrators, and distributors. M e rc e r i s b a s e d i n We s t Windsor and Trenton, N.J. "We are excited about the p a r t i c i p a - t i o n f r o m t h e s e c u r i t y industry with the hands-on lab, and it is our intention that students i m p l e m e n t their learning by actively working on actual security projects for the cam- pus," Winston Maddox, dean, business and technology, Mer- cer County Community Col- lege, said in the announcement. "The Security Industry Asso- ciation has been a vital partner in helping this urban learning lab come to life with the gen- erous support of its members," Maddox said. SSN first reported on the pro- gram in January 2013. Indus- try veteran Frank De Fina, who passed away last sum- mer, was a key architect of the program. SSN Speaking Continued from page 8 Don Erickson First security degree classes start at Mercer s e c u r i t y a n d l o g i c a l s e c u r i t y, " S I A C E O D o n E r i c k - son said in a p r e p a r e d s t a t e m e n t . " M e rc e r C o u n t y Community College has been the perfect partner to help the Security Industry Association begin to address that need." Doug Haines of the Haines Security Group will teach the first course, titled "Systems Integration: A Business Blue- print." In the announcement, SIA called the program a "model for community colleges across the By SSN Staff SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association and Mercer County Community College announced that classes for its inaugural course of Mer- cer's Systems Technology asso- ciate's degree in Applied Sci- ence, are beginning this week. " To d a y, p h y s i c a l s e c u r i t y s o l u t i o n s are delivered and managed on tradition- a l I P - b a s e d c o m p u t e r n e t w o r k s and end devices. Clearly, the n e e d e x i s t s f o r s p e c i a l i s t s who understand both physical In the announcement SIA called the program a "model for community colleges across the nation." they will be used in, the expectations of operations f o r t h e a c c e s s c o n t ro l portal (i.e. users wear- ing street clothes, uni- forms, lab gear, etc.), and the convenience impact t h e b i o m e t r i c s c re a t e s (i.e. lower throughput). We have been involved with biometrics in vari- ous forms and fashions for over a decade, and have seen many limita- tions with their use, but we value the extra layer of security they provide and greatly appreciate their advancement in opera- tional efficiency. If we were to make a request to the total group of biomet- ric manufacturers in the industry, we would ask that they also focus on supporting a much greater number of direct integra- tions to the various access control systems that exist. —Martha Entwistle Specifically Speaking features Q-and-A with a different secu- rity consultant every month. Consultants are provided to Security Systems News by Security Specifiers. New from Keyscan — Access control solutions that fit. Kaba Access & Data Systems Americas 800.849.8324 kaba-adsamericas.com The updated version of Aurora Access Control Management software now integrates with Kaba E-Plex ® wireless locks and Saflok hotel locks to provide a single software platform solution. Advanced security functions include managing, auditing and controlling access for any number of users, using the same credential at every door throughout a facility. Our new K-PROX3 proximity reader features added technologies and dedicated functions designed for Keyscan systems. Its anti-tamper "heartbeat" intelligence triggers alarm conditions when the signal is interrupted. Plus, auxiliary LED indicators provide visual confirmation of our exclusive Preset3, facility lockdown mode. At Keyscan, technology is the pulse of access control solutions that fit. The new K-PROX3 proximity reader increases system performance. Its ultra-modern design features dedicated functions for Aurora's updated software.

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