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JUL 2019

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JULY/AUGUST 2019 | ACCESS CONTROL Trends And Technology S17 example of how thoughtful integration of security and access control technology can improve the experience of people living and working on campus.” Thus, by integrating access control in ways that move beyond only entrances and exits, facilities managers and campus stakeholders can improve the user experience from the perimeter of a university to the innermost lockers in a building on campus. At the Forefront of What’s Next Technological advancements have transformed access control and the way facilities can use it. It’s no longer just about security—access control involves holistic management of a facility’s operations. EAC systems drive cost efficiencies by reducing energy usage indoors and locks and by automating lighting and HVAC systems. They protect valuable assets and reduce costs associated with re-keying locks—all of which improves a facility’s bottom line. By bringing together security staff, IT experts and other stakeholders, state-of-the-art EAC systems streamline operations across large facilities. They achieve not only safety goals, but other facility priorities too, including staying ahead of inevitable technological changes. And, access control can revolutionize the user experience, particularly as people everywhere expect a more seamless, connected experience at work, school and throughout their daily lives. Implementing access control solutions that go beyond security doesn’t have to be a daunting process. With the right partners and solutions, the best EAC systems can deliver more value and better outcomes for users, decision-makers and the integrators at the center of it all. ■ About the author: Angelo Faenza is Vice President of Campus Electronic Access Control Solutions for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, as well as General Manager for PERSONA. Angelo has spent 27 years in sales and sales management roles with various divisions across ASSA ABLOY Group brands, in both the traditional mechanical door and hardware space, as well as the software and electronic access control space. Angelo is a member of several industry forums and working groups and was part of the founding team for the Open Security Exchange. He is also an active member of numerous higher education groups and participates in and presents often to industry groups. QUALITY ACCESS CONTROL COMPONENTS HES 1500 & 1600 Series Electric Strikes SECURITRON AQD SERIES Power Supplies SHOP THE NEW SITE TODAY! ACCESS CONTROL COMPATIBLE WITH ASSA ABLOY APERIO & EMAC PRODUCTS IN STOCK NOW Call your Southern Sales Rep today! 727-541-5536 www.SouthernLock.com sales@southernlock.com @ SouthernLock facebook.com/SoLock Request information: www.SecurityInfoWatch.com/10215166

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