IDENTIFY. SECURE. PROTECT.
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Visit Zebra Technologies at booth #1667 to see how Zebra makes it easy and fast to create secure ID badges, access control cards and wristbands in-house and on-demand.
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The shooting in a Detroit Police Station in January showed the vulnerability and danger police officers are exposed to even when they are off the road and in the office.
“Public safety will undoubtedly suffer…”
These words were spoken by Jim Palmer, head of the state police union of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association in wake of the potential non-existent federal budget for the State’s eCitation program.
Enhancing Medical Center Security and Safety
Closing out our five-part series in which we have been examining the advantages of RFID within several industries, we wrap up with the Security Industry. RFID has proven effective in providing security for several industries and applications:
Over the past 25 years, several key innovations have enabled greater flexibility, security, and mobility when it comes to contact and contactless card technologies. Now, these innovations are rapidly gaining traction, promising to take secure identification and card-based payments to the next level. Get ready for the smart secure device and contactless card revolution.
RFID has found a place in some of the world’s most important museums. Not on display, but behind the scenes. Many of these institutions have found unique ways to utilize the technology to improve the management of their collections as well as the experience of their visitors. Security and efficiently gains are no longer solely the concerns of the private sector.
Here are three ways museums are using RFID to improve their overall operations:
The days are gone where businesses could trust employees to simply show their photo-ID or scan their access badge in a reader for building entry. In today’s threat-filled world, photo IDs and proximity badges are not enough. Organized crime and dishonest employees are increasingly targeting ID and access cards as an easy path to fraud and theft. In fact, insider theft is the fastest growing crime in America, and is responsible for 30% of all business failures. Protecting businesses, schools, and government facilities demands tamper-evident, “smart” access cards that contain multiple levels of security.
Industry leaders are deploying multiple levels of security to protect assets, employees, and even the education campus, of which secure access cards are a critical component. Innovative, print-on-demand (POD) solutions enable a new generation of “smart” access cards that contain tamper-resistant laminates, preprinted security features, bar code, radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies for traceability, and more.
Imagine if you could access a plethora of online services from banking, to purchases, to accessing health records, with 100 percent confidence in security and anonymity. Does this seem farfetched? This is precisely what the National Strategy for Trusted Transactions in Cyberspace (NSTIC) initiative proposes to accomplish—an “Identity Ecosystem”. Its core mission is to implement a cost-effective, efficient way to protect online users for tasks ranging from the most secure to the least. With identity theft affecting over 11 million victims a year, the NSTIC effort targets the ever-increasing misuse of personal data.
Launching the effort in 2004 under the aegis of homeland security, the White House National Security Council solicited input from 70 industry councils and experts across the private and public sector, including financial, commerce, energy, and healthcare. Within the next few months, the Obama administration stands poised to sign a directive to begin implementing the strategy.