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The Security Industry Association (SIA) Quarterly Technical Update (QTU) presents information about a number of industry-impacting developments (such as the FIPS 201 standard) and their related technical issues. Its purpose is to introduce technology elements that are new to the security industry, to facilitate the evaluation of these technologies in support of SIA business and product planning.

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As a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks, President Bush ordered in August 2004 the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12). Entitled “Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors,” it directed the promulgation of a Federal standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for Federal employees and contractors.

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A U.S. Department of Justice Research Report. This document provides basic guidelines to law enforcement agencies and school administrators, and encourages their collaboration as they decide what, if any, security technologies should be considered as they develop safe school strategies.

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By correctly configuring NE software to communicate with an installation of R2 that controls HVAC devices, one may create a scenario in which people who badge in to a building are not only granted access, but also turn on HVAC devices (such as lights or A/C in a particular area).

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