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Lenel President Is Out

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Lenel's challenges continue. Now, Lenel's President is out, suddenly. This follows increasing challenges for the company who has broadly upset its partners, and admitted defeat on its VMS offering, now re-selling Milestone. Inside this note, we...

By IPVM Team - 10 days ago

Access Control Course Spring 2017

IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the system, we look at the whole picture - design, operation, maintenance and how all parts of an access sy...

By Brian Rhodes - 16 days ago

Bosch B-Series Intrusion Tested

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Bosch is one of the biggest names in intrusion but their B-Series panels, targeted at smaller site installs and available through distribution, are relatively new for intrusion standards. We bought a Bosch B3512 panel and a B942 graphic keypad to...

By Brian Rhodes - 20 days ago

Milestone / Lenel Resell Partnership

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Lenel has never found success in video management. Nearly a decade ago Lenel OEMed an OEM of Milestone. Now, in an equally uncommon move, Lenel will resell Milestone. Inside the note, we examine Lenel's challenges and what this agreement means f...

By John Honovich - 26 days ago

ConvergenceTP (CTP) Claims VMS Integrations Simplified

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Developing integrations with 3rd party systems can be expensive and time consuming, especially in the physical security market with hundreds of different players, most with small market shares and limited experience in integrating with them. Each ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested)

2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national installers and small mom & pop shops alike. In this dual-test, IPVM bought both variants of this a...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Lock Keyways For Access Control Guide

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Lock keyways can be the difference between a lock working or not. Understanding keyways is important for access control. Indeed, a member recently commented: My biggest problem is specifying the right hardware with the wrong keyway In this n...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Unikey Smart Phone Access Control Platform Profile

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More and more people carry smart phones. Many think this could replace the conventional key or card for access control. However, using a phone creates a number of challenges, including both ensuring various phone models work and that the door har...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Brivo Opens Up, Adds Mercury Support

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Brivo's cloud-based access control was built around the companies proprietary hardware controllers, and was often seen as a limitation by customers. Now, the company has shifted strategy, by embracing hardware from perhaps the most well-known open...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

DMP Intrusion Tested (XR Series)

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DMP is a major provider of intrusion systems, but lacks the global brand recognition of some of its rivals (such as Bosch, Honeywell, DSC, or 2Gig). How does it compare to competitor systems that have been in widespread use for decades?   We boug...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Avigilon Favorability Results

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One of the fastest growing companies has turned into one of the rockiest, as cooling growth, management turnover and a roller coaster stock price shakes Avigilon. So how do integrators feel about Avigilon? 100+ integrators told IPVM in detail, re...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial

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The biggest challenge for many access control systems are glass doors. Here's what happens when a maglock is improperly installed to an existing glass door: Unlike wood or steel doors that can be modified to work with electrified locking hardwa...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Customized Access Control Cans (Altronix Trove)

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Access control installs typically require hanging at least two or three different enclosure cans, each holding individual parts.  Open wall space can be difficult to find for all these boxes, and troubleshooting through them all can be tough. Alt...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Lenel Favorability Results 2017

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At this point, it is not surprising that Lenel is one of the most disliked security manufacturers. From stories like Lenel Partners Angry, Lenel Does Not Care comes a clear, strong theme: Lenel's star has fallen, and in the opinion of many, crashe...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

VPNs for Video Surveillance

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Remote access in surveillance networks is a key cyber security and usability issue. With cyber attacks rising, how can users ensure their systems are secure without losing access from outside the network? Virtual private networks (VPNs) have hist...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Scathing Honeywell Favorability Results

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Honeywell is one of the biggest brands in security, with offerings for intrusion, fire, wire, video surveillance, access control, plus they own one of the largest distributors (ADI).  Active in so many different parts of security, most integrators...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Paxton Hosted Access - Disruptive Low Dealer Pricing

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Paxton is entering the hosted access game, with BLU, at a cost that is a fraction of key competitors. The different approach could be very disruptive, but can Paxton deliver it to a US market they are trying to break into?  Moreover, will BLU's p...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Cut in Half, Everfocus Shifts Strategies

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The race to the bottom impact continues. Now, Everfocus, who used to be one of the larger budget providers, is shifting strategies after years of declining sales. James Weng, President of Everfocus, discussed recent changes the company has made ...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Genetec Favorability Results

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In the race to the bottom and flight to 'solutions', Genetec has taken a contrary path. The company remains independent, focusing up market, without slashing prices nor getting into the camera business. 100+ integrator respondents provide feedbac...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Introduction To Burglar Alarm Systems

While alarm systems are popular, balancing between the right level of protection, the appropriate components and an acceptable price can be very challenging. This in-depth tutorial explains each fundamental element, offering guidance on the pros a...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 months ago

2017 Access Control Book Released

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This is the best, most comprehensive access control book in the world, based on our unprecedented research and testing, significanlty updated for 2017. Now, all IPVM PRO Members can get it in a single 263 page e-book, downloadable inside. The ...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

5th Acquisition for ACRE, Adds ComNet

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Mercury, Siemens Security, Vanderbilt, ACT and now ComNet. While other companies are trying to get out of security, emerging conglomerate ACRE continues to expand. In this report, we examine their acquisition of ComNet, how that fits into their ...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Access Control Integration Statistics 2016

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When it comes to connecting access control with other security systems, integrator survey results clearly show it is not common for most.  However, when they are integrated, the brands being integrated make a big difference. We look deeper at sur...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Secured Combo Controller - Hartmann Access Profile

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Typically, combo controllers are risky, because they combine sensitive door controllers with readers on the exposed unsecured side of the door. But Hartmann Controls has a different take. Their combo unit is a door controller combined with a moti...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

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