By Amanda Reed,

SDM Associate Editor

ASSA ABLOY Launches Virtual Tour Showcasing University Door Security Solutions

ASSA ABLOY has introduced an online 360-deg. virtual tour that allows university decision makers to see how security and access control solutions can be used to create sustainable, safe and healthy learning environments. The self-guided digital walkthrough creates an immersive experience and simplifies the process of identifying which solutions are best suited for common problems facing today’s universities. The virtual tour is available at


SALTO Systems Debuts New Website

SALTO Systems has launched a newly redesigned website that offers electronic access control product information, industry vertical focus, and covers the latest technology and electronic advances for SALTO platforms, technology and services. See SALTO’s latest electronic lock products and use the SALTO MyLock configurator, made for specifiers, architects, and partners to configure SALTO’s wire-free electronic door lock components and visualize them on different door types. Visit the new website at

SALTO Website

BCD Consolidates Websites, Social Media to Match New Branding

BCD, which recently rebranded from BCDVideo, has consolidated its websites and social media to reflect its new, unified voice. By moving to one brand, customers and partners will be able to find a solution to address many surveillance storage infrastructure problems in one place. Find the updated website and new social media at

BCD Rebrand

HID Global Publishes White Paper on Biometrics for Retail Security

HID Global’s latest white paper, “How Forward-Thinking Retailers are Using Biometrics to Stop Shrinkage,” details how retailers, from international giants to small local chains, are investing in technology to reduce their biggest and most complex shrink problems. Biometrics, most often fingerprint readers and facial recognition, combat the three biggest shrink challenges: theft, failure to pay and noncompliance. This white paper dives into these three threats and how biometrics reduces the opportunities available to would-be thieves and fraudsters. Download the white paper on HID Global’s website.

HID Global Shrink Whitepaper

Once a month, the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Women in Security forum presents “Wisdom Wednesdays: Leader and Inspiration for Women, by Women.” These half-hour sessions occur at 12:30 on a Wednesday. Each one will feature a guest speaker who will share personal experiences that will inform and inspire. November’s presentation is titled “Bring it Home: Cross Cultural Lessons Learned in Foreign Services,” featuring Sheryl Maas of Guardian Zone. See it here.