FEATURES & CASE STUDIES


BRDC revs up access control at Silverstone

The British Racing Drivers’ Club turned to proximity technology for access control to its prestigious Silverstone race track. Several years on, the issues of this case study are still relevant. The British Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious motor racing events worldwide, takes place once a year. Racing greats like Michael Shumacher, Eddie Irvine  … Read more

Loyalty in pole position

The British Racing Drivers’ Club has revved up its loyalty scheme with a new smart card-based cashless vending system. It is good practice for any club to encourage its members to make full use of its facilities. Increased activity means growth, more revenue and, above all, more satisfied members. Many technologies exist to enable and  … Read more

Card printing gets popular

With the sharp decline in card printer prices, companies of all sizes are opting to produce their own cards, while resellers are having to differentiate themselves in more innovative ways. ID card printers have never been so affordable and easy to use. End users no longer consider these machines as high-end investments suitable only for  … Read more

Futuristic ID

smarti®, from Databac Group, is an innovative identification solution which applies a combination of face, mimic and voice recognition for multiple functions, including access control, time and attendance and building automation. smarti® eliminates buddy punching and ghost workers, boosting productivity and ultimately the bottom line. It keeps unauthorised persons out of a building without worries  … Read more

Security trends

By Charles Balcomb, managing director, Databac Economic crisis or not, the security sector is full of activity and research continues apace. Some interesting developments are in the pipeline in terms of both technologies and applications. Smart cards will get smarter, contactless will go long-range, biometrics will boom, applications will integrate and the mobile phone will  … Read more