We specialise in providing solutions to help improve many aspects of a business. With a wealth of experience in many fields implementing smart solutions for clients, IoT Horizon can help solve a vast array of problems. These include solutions for asset management, converged access control, condition monitoring, payment, management of people & things and more. It can be difficult to implement a new system for your organisation, so our team will endeavor to provide professional advice on what you need to make the whole process as smooth as possible.
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Organisations can no longer rely on static passwords. Whilst GDPR does not mandate the use of two-factor authentication, it is clear that this should be considered especially where there is a week password policy used.
Organisations now should evaluate their authentication solution and the use of multiple factors. More modern solutions allow for step ups in security depending on the context.
This can include the use of Smart Cards, OTP devices, mobile and Biometrics.
In conjunction with credentials, IoT Horizon can help with Credential Management Solutions. This is how credentials are issued and revoked. Getting Identity stores optimised can increase efficiency and deliver new revenue streams. Many organisations have multiple identity stores that do not talk to each other. This is where our solutions can help.
This can be broken down into Open Loop & Closed Loop solutions. Open Loop is dominated by EMV and there are many schemes in existence.
With Tokenisation and contactless readers the dependence on smart cards has now diminished and now wearables can be used and deployed.
Closed loop is where the scheme operator controls what readers, what geography and what credentials can be used. This is very common in educational establishments and organisations that do not want to manage cash or perhaps improve security. Quite often we see short cuts taken and security compromised. Let us help you design your payment solution.
No longer can organisations afford to just worry about the identity of people, they now must be concerned with the identity of ‘things’ . The technology you choose can vary from mobiles to smart cards. However, security is only as good as the weakest link, so making sure that you issue credentials and revoke them when they’re no longer required is just as important as making sure you have the right work flows and processes in place.
In today’s world, users have multiple digital identities and with more devices connecting to the internet, there are even more identities that need to be managed. The opportunity exists for organisations to embrace this with a well developed IAM solution. By doing this, organisations can discover new revenue streams not previously accessed.
We can also help with the design of your Identity solution which might include National ID, Voter ID, Social Payments, ICAO and how to integrate Smart Cards, Biometrics and Databases.
All organisations have assets that they need to monitor. This can include both physical assets, as well as people.
Tracking of assets can be done using technology such as RFID and Bluetooth as well as other active devices. This can save companies time and money, as well as demonstrating the professionalism of your processes and systems. We can also help with tag selection, which will cover memory, chip and affixation. There will be a requirement for software and readers which we can also help with, including both cloud and mobile solutions.
Many businesses have issues such as needing to ensure that their workforce have the correct skills or that their products have been manufactured in the right way. One way to manage this is with smart credentials.
Hardware can come in different forms such as cards, fobs, wristbands and several others. With NFC, the access to cheaper readers has grown massively, as we can now use smart phones and tablets. By using NFC, users can tap their cards or fobs on mobiles, and use friction-less trust to connect to the cloud and prove their identity.
Alternatively, RFID tags can be embedded in fiber glass etc to prove that those panels belong to a certain organisation or when they were manufactured and maintained.
We can assist with the design and implementation of your compliance solution.
Access Control is typically comprised of readers to read cards and other credentials, controllers to open and close doors and software to manage the solution.
Selecting the right Access Control Solution can be a real minefield for customers with the plethora of options that are available. Traditional Access Control did not use IP networks in the past and readers could not be powered over IP. There is much change in the industry and IT Security is converging with Physical Security.
Quite often we see customers get locked into an Access Control Card that they can not use for other applications. We also see credentials that are very old and that have been surpassed by much more secure technologies. You might have a fancy secure reader on the front door but, if the card that opens it can be easily cloned than what is the point? Likewise, if the communication between the reader and the controller uses Wiegand and is not encrypted, it is easy for criminals to use 'man in the middle attacks' to gain access to your buildings. We are happy to advise clients on options.
There are lots of legacy fuel cards in circulation using proprietary technology and chipsets. In some cases, these chipsets are coming to the end of their life. IoT horizon can help with the migration to more innovative technologies that allow you to integrate with both fixed readers and mobile devices. This can include assistance with identifying the right hardware, the security parameters that are needed and a card management system to make sure it is an easy to use solution.
We can help with mobile app development to include NFC, Biometric and BLE Beacon technology.
This can include an app to help with Identity of an individual or to help users navigate around a building (Wayfinding).
Loyalty apps can be designed on mobile to work with beacons, so that consumers get personalised information as they enter shops and other attractions.
We would be happy to help design your application to suit your needs.
Lost capacity and equipment downtime are the biggest threats to a manufacturing operation. In many cases, organisations need increased visibility into equipment performance using multiple data points to monitor and react quickly to critical events. Instant information, creating predictive and actionable analysis in a meaningful format is achievable through HID Condition Monitoring Services, enabled by Bluvision. Armed with valuable equipment data, operations immediately know when equipment fails, therefore, improving the operational workﬂows and performance efficiencies across the organisation.
Knowing the operational health of motors and motorised equipment such as conveyors, bearings, and lifts, operations can monitor equipment’s telemetry data, including motion, vibration and temperature. Using advanced algorithms, operations can filter out non-vital data using business criteria to accurately portray trend-lines, predict failure and receive alerts. Obtaining predictive analysis, operations can implement remedial actions before critical failures occur -to reduce equipment downtime and avoid lost capacity
Are you looking to integrate RFID with Access Control? Need help navigating the different hardware solutions that are available? Want to keep control of your smart card so you can use it for multiple applications? Talk to us about our design service and the collaborative network we have at our disposal. Let us help you design a long term solution that works for you.
Do you know where people congregate in your exhibition? Do you know where the hotspots are and where you should charge more for stands? These are just some of the areas we can help with by leveraging the new technologies at our disposal.
By using RFID in your exhibition or on your stand you can improve the customer experience. You can offer consumers personalised material by allowing them to select the products that they are interested in by tapping on them. Please give us a ring to discuss how mobile, NFC and Bluetooth are moving the goal posts.
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