Anti-Tailgating Startup: Spyfloor

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 03, 2018

A Canadian startup, Spyfloor, is using a different approach to warn against tailgating, a common access control problem. By counting feet, Spyfloor's floor mat tracks how many people are trying to pass through a door.

The developer says their sensor approach is simpler to implement and more accurate than typical tailgating detectors, and offers a high-performing solution to one of access control's toughest problems. Inside this note, we examine the offering and contrast it to other tailgating detection options.

* ******** *******,********, ** ***** * ********* ******** ** **** *****************, * ****** ****** ******* *******. ** ******** ****, ********'* ***** *** ****** *** **** people *** ****** ** **** ******* * ****.

*** ********* **** ***** ****** ******** ** ******* ** ********* and **** ******** **** ******* ********** *********, *** ****** * high-performing ******** ** *** ******** *******'* ******** ********. ****** **** ****, ** ******* *** ******** *** ******** it ** ***** ********** ********* *******.

[***************]

Tracks ***** ** ****

*** ****************** *** ******** ********* ** ****** *** ****** **** ****-********** solutions: ** ****** ****.

*** ****** ****** ******* *********, *** **** ** **** **** up ** *** ******* ** ******* *** **** **** ** PIN *****. ** ******** ***** **** ******* *** ******* ** close ********* ** ******* ******** *********** ***** *******, ** ** likely **** '**********', ** ************ *****, *** ***** *****.

******** **** * *****-********* *** ** ****** ***** ** ****, and ****** ** **** **** *** **** ** ********** *** detected ** *** ******:

******** **** ***** ** ****** * ************** ***** ** **********, and *** ******* ****** **** '*** ***** ** ***** *** detected', **** ***** ** *****, *** *** ****** **** *** false ***** ** ***** **** ******* *********, *****, ** ***-******* carried **** ** **********.

Spyfloor ******** *****

*** *******'* ***** **** ***** ***** ******** * ****** ** typical *** ***** *** ***** *** ****** ** ***:

** ****, **** *** ****** *** ********* ******** ** ********** are *******, *** *** ******* ****** ******** ********** ** ***** like **** *** ********** *** ******* *** **** *** ********* of **** *** *******.

Layered ***** ***

*** *****-********* ****** ** *********** ** ***** *** ******* * printed ******* ***** **** ** ** */*" *****.

*** ****** *** **** ** *** ** *** ******** ***** or ** ********* ** ******** ***** **** *** *****. ****** *** ****, ******** *** * ****** ~* ****** **** **** ****** in ***** *****:

*** ******* *** ******** ** ******* ** * ************** **** unit **** ***** ********** *** ******* ******* ** *** ** exception **** ********** ** ********* ******* ***** **** ***** ***** and **** ***** ** ***** ****** ** *** ****** ******* management ******.

Custom *********** ******

******** ******* *** **********, *** ** ***** ** ** **** as ****-********** *** ****** *******, ********** *********** **** ** ******. The ******* **** **** *** *********** ** ******** *********** **** can ** ******* ** ***** *** *****.

** '***-***-*****' ****** ******* ************ *** *********, *** *** ******* tells ** **** ** *** ******* *******, ***** *** ****** to ** ********* *** *******.

Spyfloor *******

*** ******* ** ***** *** ******* *** ~$*** *** ****** foot, ** *** * ******* *' * *' *** *** in ***** ** * ****, *** * ****** **** **** run ~$*,***. ****** *** ****** *********** *** ********** *** **** and ******** ***** ** ******** *********** ********.

*** ******* ********* **** ******* *** ******** ** ***** ********** volumes **** **.

*********

*** **** ****** *********** ** ****** ******* ** ******, ****** both **** *** **** ** *** ******** ** *** *** only ********* *******. ***** ******:

  • ****** ****: *********, ********'* ******** ** *** ***** *** ******* *** and ** *** ***** ********* ** ****** ******* ************ **** are *** *** *************** **********. ******** ***** **** **** ** outdoor-rated ******* ** ****** *** ******* **** ****.
  • **** ******* ***********: ** ********, *** ******* **** **** ******* ***** **** and ***** **** *** ****** ****** ***, *** *** ****** is ******** ****** ** ***** ***** ******* ****** *******. *******, the ******* **** *** ****** ******* **** ** **** ***** of ***** ***, ****, ** ***** *** ** ******** ** a ******* *****, ** ***** ** **** *** *** *** typical *****.
  • ********* ********** & ******** **** ********: ******** **** ********* **** *********** *** ******* ********** *** cause *********** ********. ***** *** ****** ********** *** ******* ****** and **** *** ***** ******, *** ******* *********** **** **** of ******* ******** ** *** *** ***** ** ********* *** to *** ********* ***** ********** ********** **** *******.

Sensor *** *********

**** ******** *************: **** *** **** *** ******, *** ****** *** ** placed ** **** ***** *** ******** ******* ********* ******** ************ as ** ******* **** ****** ****-********** ********* **************,********, *** ********* *****. *** */*" ********* **** *** ******* special ********** ** ******** * ******* ** ****** ************* ***** specifications.

*****-** *********: *** ***** ******** ******* ** * ********** *********, ********** compared ** ****-**-****** ******* **** **** ** ******* ******* ** a ******** ****** *** ***** *****-**-**** *** ** *********** ********** by ********** ******** ** *** *****.

Less ********* **** ***** *********

******** ** ***** '****-**********' ********* ********* ********* ** ****-**-****** *******, ******** **** ** **** ****** *** * ******* ******-**** coverage ****. * ****** *** **** ***** ** **** **** $5,000 - $*,*** ***** ** ****, ***** * ****** ***** sensor ****** **** $*,*** - $*,*** ***** ** ******** ******.

***** ********* **** ******* ********** ***** ***** ** ***** ~$*,*** - $*,*** *** *** ********* ****** ** ********, *** **** involve ******** ************ ** * ******* *** *********** *************** ****** ************* ******** **** ***.

*******

*** ******* *** ********* *** **** **** ** ******* ** integrations *** ******* ** ****** ***** ********* ******.

Vote / ****

Comments (9)

********** ** *** ********'* ******* **** *******, *** **** *****'* equate ** * **** ****** ***********. ** ***** **** **** abuse ** **** ********, *** **** ******* ** *** ** mitigated ******* ********. ***** **** ****** ** **** *** ****** abusers, *** *** ****** *** ****** **** ** *****.

*'* **** ** *** *** ********** ** **** *******. *** this *** *** **** ****, *** * ***** ***** **** the **** ** ** ********** *****-***** ********** **** ***** *** adoption.

**** ****-******* ***** *** ****** ****, **** **** ** *** reader ******, **** * ***** **'** *** ******** ***** *** vital ** **. ** **** ** ** ***** ***** *****, it's * ***** ***********.

***’* * ** ******** ****** *** ****** *** ******* ******** to **********? *’** ************ ***** * ****** ******** ***** * tof ****** *** **** *********** *********. * ** ********** **** innovation, *** ** ***** **** *’* ******* ********* ****?

***** **** * ***** ******** **** **** **** *********, ***** are ******* ******* **** *** ** *** ***** **** *****.

** ********* *****, * ****** **** ** ********* *** ****** count ****** **** **** ****.

* ****** **** ** ********* *** ****** ***** ****** **** 10ft ****.

**********? ** **** ****? **.

* ** *** ********* **** ***** ****** *** ********** ** with **** ******* ** *****. ***** ** * ****** **** minimally **** ******** ****** ******** ********* *** ******* ******** ***** because ********* ********* ** * *********** *******. *** ***'* ***** (with ***** *********) **** *** ***'* ***.

*** ** ***** ******* *** "***-****" *** *** ** ***** algorithms **** **** ** ******* ******** ****** ***** **** ******** near **** ***** ********** ** *** ****** ** ********** ********.

* *******'* ***** *** **** ** **** *** **** * busy ******* *** ******, ***** *** ***** ******. *** **** need ** **** * **** **** *** ******'* ********* *** then ******** ***** **** ****** ********** ** ********** ******** * blob ** * ****** *** *** * ****** ******* ** an ******* *****.

********** ** *** ****** ** ********** ********

*** **** '**** ****'. **'* ****** ******* / ********* **** it ** **** ** ******** ******** ******* **** *** **** away **** ** ********. ****** *** ******* ** ***' ****, which ** ***'* **, *** **** **** ************ *** ** the ***** **** *** ****** ******** ** *** ****** ******** 10ft ****.

* ** ****** **** ** ********* ** * **** ********* solution. *** * ******'* ****** ** ** ** **** ********* than * ****** *** ** **** ***** *** **** ********.

* ******** **** ** ******** ** * ******** ****** **** what ** ******* ********* ** *** ****, ****** *** ******, will **** ** *** ********* ** **** ***. ** ******* continue ** ****** ************, ** ************ ******* *** ****** ****, manufacturers **** **** *** **** ** *** ********** ** ******* the ***** *****. **** ******* *** **** ******** ********* **** the *******. * ******* ******* **** ****** **** *****.

* ***** ****** ************ ***** ** **** ** ********* ** anti-tailgating ****** **** * ****** *** ** *********** ********** ****. It ***** **** ******** *****, *** **** ***** **** ********* sense ** *** ****** ******* *** ***** ** *** **********, or **** *** **** ******** ** **** ************.

** ***** **** **********, *** ** ***’* **** ************...

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Cisco Meraki Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested on Feb 13, 2019
Cisco Meraki says their cameras "bring Meraki magic to the enterprise video security world". According to Meraki, their magic is their management...
Nortek Mobile Access Reader BluePass Examined on Feb 12, 2019
Nortek's Linear access control division claims to make mobile credentials "more secure and easier to use than ever before" with their BluePass...
Solink Raises $16 Million - Company Profile on Feb 12, 2019
Most industry professionals have never heard of Solink, a company whose tagline is: It's time to revolutionize the way business uses...
HID Launches Origo To Fix Mobile Credential Problems on Feb 05, 2019
HID is releasing Origo, an overhaul of its mobile credential platform, this time drastically restructuring the way it is priced and packaged. HID's...
PlateSmart LPR Profile on Jan 31, 2019
PlateSmart Technologies claims to "turn any conventional surveillance camera into a license plate recognition camera" We spoke with PlateSmart to...
Designing Access Control Guide on Jan 30, 2019
Designing an access control solution requires decisions on 8 fundamental questions. This in-depth guide helps you understand the options and...
ONVIF Video Surveillance Tutorial on Jan 29, 2019
ONVIF is well known within the surveillance industry as an interface to connect IP cameras and VMS systems. However, new users may find it...
Access Control Turnstiles Guide on Jan 28, 2019
Turnstiles control pedestrian access to secured areas, essentially becoming moving portions of fences, walls, or barricades for physically stop...
Verkada Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested on Jan 28, 2019
Verkada is arguably the most ambitious video surveillance startup in many years. The company is developing their own cameras, their own VMS, their...
Dahua China Significant Job Cuts on Jan 28, 2019
Dahua China has cut a significant number of jobs in the past few months, according to numerous sources. This is a significant shift from Dahua's...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Casino Surveillance Pro Interview: James Lathrop on Feb 15, 2019
James Lathrop has been working in casinos for almost 25 years. During that time, he says he has held "just about every job you can do in the...
Hikvision 2018 Revenue Tops $7 Billion USD But Growth Slows To Low on Feb 15, 2019
Hikvision's annual revenue topped $7 billion for the first time in 2018, although growth slowed sharply. In this post, we analyze the latest...
Hanwha Smaller Multi Imager Tested (PNM-9000VQ) on Feb 14, 2019
Hanwha's first repositionable multi imager PNM-9081VQ tested well, but was huge, over 12" wide and weighing in at over 10 pounds. Now, they have...
ADT And 'The Defenders' Silent About Massive Complaints on Feb 14, 2019
ADT's largest dealer, "The Defenders" has been the subject of a massive number of complaints over many years and many forums, most recently a CBS...
Hikvision Chairman Praises United Front on Feb 14, 2019
Hikvision’s controlling shareholder held a meeting last month praising the United Front, a Communist Party organization known for its secretive...
Sales Turnover At Anyvision on Feb 13, 2019
Anyvision raised a $43 million Series A and according to their newest investor: what you need to do is push the gas pedal and build an...
Cisco Meraki Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested on Feb 13, 2019
Cisco Meraki says their cameras "bring Meraki magic to the enterprise video security world". According to Meraki, their magic is their management...
Uniview / UNV Favorability Results 2019 on Feb 12, 2019
Uniview / UNV, the self-proclaimed #3 China manufacturer, while starting late, has been working to make inroads internationally. In IPVM's 2019...
Nortek Mobile Access Reader BluePass Examined on Feb 12, 2019
Nortek's Linear access control division claims to make mobile credentials "more secure and easier to use than ever before" with their BluePass...
Solink Raises $12 Million - Company Profile on Feb 12, 2019
Most industry professionals have never heard of Solink, a company whose tagline is: It's time to revolutionize the way business uses...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact