“Swipe from the best, then adapt”

“Swipe from the best, then adapt” A quote from the author of In Search of Excellence, Tom Peters. Today in physical access control we’ve reached a point where we’re doing just that- swiping and adapting. Every great piece of technology was most likely adapted from another. The automobile was adapted from the horse and buggy, from […]

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Mobile Credentials: You’ve Been Using Them all Along

By 2021, experts predict that roughly 44 million mobile credentials will be downloaded and used to unlock home and office doors across the globe. However, these numbers don’t take into consideration all the other mobile credentials we use on a daily basis. It’s easy to make your way through theme park turnstiles or general admission at […]

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NFC vs RFID vs BLE: In Terms of Physical Security

Since the development of new communication standards like Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communication (NFC), there’s been a lot of debate throughout the physical access control space on which one delivers the most bang for your buck. Additionally, with long-standing protocols like Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), the discussion then leads into a “if […]

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UniKey’s Top 3 Takeaways from FIT 2017

UniKey’s very own, Lee Odess, flew out to Birmingham, UK, for the annual FIT Trade Show in order to give us some insider knowledge on the what’s-what in the smart lock and access control industries. The trade show hosted several big names in the industry like ERA, Iceni Windows, and Avantek; showcasing the exceptional tech advancements in the field. Moreover, the […]

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How it’s Made: Smart Cabinetry Pt 3

In our last blog post, we took an in-depth look at the hardware and embedded processes behind Mohammad’s SmartCabinet. “When I started the project, my deadline was the senior design fair, roughly 5 months out. Looking at the scope of work and time it would take to put it all together, I thought the project […]

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How it’s Made: Smart Cabinetry- Powered by UniKey Pt 2

A few weeks ago we sat down with Mohammad Hammad, our test engineering intern turned full-time engineer at UniKey Technologies. Mohammad filled us in on all the aspects of how rigorous and time consuming a senior design project for UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science can be. The weeks leading up to the final Smart […]

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How it’s Made: Smart Cabinetry

The Ideation One of UniKey’s greatest assets is its employment of some of the most talented students at the University of Central Florida. While working as a test engineering intern at UniKey, Mohammad Hammad, was also wrapping up his last year of UCF’s Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) Program. This is the year a lot of […]

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Roy Johnson on ISC West 2018

As a majority of you already know, last week’s ISC West was a big success with over 30,000+ security professionals making their way to the Sands Expo for a look at the latest security trends and technology. UniKey was lucky enough to have a few members of our Senior Leadership team attend the show and […]

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ISC West: What’s Next in Security?

Next week thousands of security companies and experts will be making their way to Las Vegas’ Sands Expo for ISC West 2018. At last year’s ISC West all eyes were on video surveillance and biometrics, however, this year several different security technologies will compete for showgoers’ attention. Below, we have a list of just a few […]

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Build vs Buy: 6 Reasons Why You Should BUY vs Build A Mobile Key Access Control Platform

Whether you’re a startup or a company that has long been in the physical access control space, the question: ‘Do you Build or Buy?’ holds the same amount of weight for organizations that are looking to incorporate mobile access control technology into their portfolio of solutions. Today, with the rapid developments in technology, standards, and […]

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