Solar-Powered, Smart-Phone-Based Access Kit (VIZPin) Examined

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Nov 02, 2018

Cloud-based access control company VIZPin is releasing a solar-powered and smart phone based access control system for gates and other remote sites. The company claims it can do access at these locations, typically with no power and network infrastructure, for thousands less than the competition.

Inside, we examine the potential strengths and weaknesses of their solution. Based on our interview with VIZPin's CEO Paul Bodell and our research, we look at:

  • Who is VIZPin
  • Why Cellphones Are System Essential
  • What Equipment Comes With Solar Kits
  • How Much Solar Power VIZPin Needs
  • Potential Problems/Limitations
  • System Strengths

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Solar ******* ********

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Low ***** ******

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Solar *** *******

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Key *********

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Similar *********

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