The initial role of an access control system is to manage ingress and, in some cases, egress. When all is said and done, one’s baseline defense is at the controlled opening. Not only must facility administrators be able to keep the bad guys out, they need an access control system that easily lets the good guys in. Today, the options are innumerable. Installing an access control system for future growth is every bit as important as making sure it is backwards compatible. Whether deploying standalone electronic locks, networked and/or integrated systems, or high-level technology such as biometrics, transportation and entertainment facilities should adopt solutions that can accommodate their changing needs.


Long Beach Airport

Securing Long Beach Airport Located just 18 miles southeast of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) lies a hidden gem for Southern California air travelers. Long Beach Airport (LGB), which serves more than 3.2 million passengers annually, has one of the strictest noise-abatement ordinances in the nation for its neighboring residential communities. Forty-one daily commercial flights…



Mojave Air & Space Port

Beyond the Tarmac: Securing Mojave’s Air & Space Port Literally, a “field of dreams” is located 100 miles north of Los Angeles, California, known as the Mojave Air and Space Port. A legendary home to maverick engineers, palm sweating test pilots and real “outer space junkies”. It’s known as a Civilian Aerospace Test Center, officially…



Disney Concert Hall

Securing The Walt Disney Concert Hall Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the concert hall is scheduled to open for it’s inaugural season on October 23, 2003. It’s the newest addition to the Performing Arts Center that includes the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, The Mark Taper Forum, and the Ahmanson Theatre. Security and access…



Aarhus Port of Denmark

Securing the Port of Aarhus The access control of the Aarhus Port in Denmark consists of over 340 readers and approximately 1,000 cameras. Initially installed in the year 2000, the system has expanded every year as part of a continuous expansion process. Container trucks and their drivers gain access to portions of the port via…