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ISS VMS / Video Analytics Company Profile

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Who is ISS? In the past few months, they had one of the craziest ISC West promo items in years. Then, they hired industry veteran and ex-Dahua Director Janet Fenner as CMO, who promptly took over Hikvision's abandoned GSX 2018 booth in the middl...

By Sean Patton - 1 day ago

RealNetworks Free School Facial Recognition

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The company that created RealPlayer is moving beyond media delivery and into the security space with a new facial recognition platform they have developed. IPVM has written about the difficulties of FST, another face rec software provider that ...

By Dan Gelinas - 14 days ago

Door Swing Tutorial

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The direction a door swings might seem minor, but it can greatly impact door hardware selection. There are four basic ways a door can swing, and knowing how to properly determine it is critical when designing access control systems and ordering...

By Brian Rhodes - 24 days ago

FST Fails

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FST was one of the hottest startups of the decade, selected as the best new product at ISC West 2011 and backed with tens of millions in funding. Now, the company is ceasing operations and looking toward something new. In this note, we share f...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

Belgium Bans Private Facial Surveillance

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Belgium has effectively banned the use of facial recognition and other biometrics-based video analytics in surveillance cameras for private, non-police use, taking a strong stand and showcasing the impact of new EU privacy regulations on video sur...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 month ago

GDPR For Access Control Guide

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Electronic access control is common in businesses plus organizations are increasingly considering biometrics for access control. With GDPR coming into force this Spring, it is important to understand how this will impact these systems. IPVM has...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Allegion Acquires Isonas

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Isonas failed to 'revolutionize' access control as they regularly claimed. Now, nearly 20 years after their founding, they are being acquired by mega access control provider Allegion. Why did Isonas fail to 'revolutionize' access control? Wher...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

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Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons. Because users typically hold on to access control systems for as long as possible, often decades, switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes. However, in thi...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Free Online NFPA, IBC, and ADA Codes and Standards

Finding applicable codes for security work can be a costly task, with printed books and pdf downloads costing hundreds or thousands. However, a number of widely referenced codes are avavailable free online if you know the right places to search. ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

'Secure Channel' OSDP Access Control Examined

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Despite claiming to be better than Wiegand, OSDP's initial releases did not address the lack of encryption between reader and controller, leaving nearly all access vulnerable to easy credential skimming attacks.  But now with "Secure Channel", OS...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

IFSEC 2018 Final Show Report

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IPVM attended the IFSEC show for the first time this year. The Chinese took over the show, centered on Hikvision, flanked by Dahua, Huawei and a legion of other Chinese manufacturers. IFSEC is much smaller than ISC West, with about 50% fewer e...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Axis Releases First New Access Controller In 5 Years (A1601)

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It has been 5 years since Axis 2013 entry in the physical access control market, with the A1001 (IPVM test). Now, Axis has released its second access controller, the A1601. With this release, Axis is touting it is faster, more powerful, and bette...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Access Control - Time & Attendance, Mustering and Mantraps Guide

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Electronic access offers features that traditional mechanical locks cannot. While these features may not be as fundamental as keeping doors secure, they can provide significant management, safety, and security advantages over locks and key alone. ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

The Benefits of An Access Control Test Door

Security system dealers can benefit from having their own access control test door both for demonstrations and training. Inside, we explain the advantages of using a 'test door', how it was purchased, and include a list of reports that feature t...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Princeton Identity Access 200 Iris Scanners Examined

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Iris recently registered a big jump as a preferred biometric in our Favorite Biometrics survey, but access-ready options can be difficult to find. Princeton Identity, the 2016 spinoff of iris focused SRI Sarnoff has released a new line of iris re...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Keypads For Access Control Tutorial

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Keypad readers present huge risks to even the best access systems. If deployed improperly, keypads let people through locked doors almost as if they were unlocked. However, despite the drawbacks, keypads are still one of the most common choice...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Ambitious Mobile Access Startup: Openpath

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This team sold their last startup for hundreds of millions of dollars, now they have started Openpath to become a rare access control small business focused entrant. Like many startups, the company is making big claims like 'mobile access control...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Cybersecurity for IP Video Surveillance Guide

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Keeping surveillance networks secure can be a daunting task, but there are several methods that can greatly reduce risk, especially when used in conjunction with each other. In this guide, we look at several security techniques, both physical and...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Forced Entry / Duress Access Tutorial

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Even though access control normally keeps people safe, tragedies have revealed a significant issue. If users are forced to unlock doors for criminals, unsuspecting people inside are vulnerable.  But 'Duress Access' is a common, although overlooke...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Worst Manufacturer Technical Support 2018

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5 manufacturers stood out as providing the worst technical support to 190+ integrators in new IPVM results. These integrators answered: In the past year, what manufacturer has provided you the worst technical support? Why?  Across these ma...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Access Visitor Management Systems Guide

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"Who are you, and why are you here?" Facilities that implement Visitor Management Systems hope they never need to ask that question to anyone, ever. While access control goes to great lengths to make sure only approved personnel are able to enter...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

S2 Access Control / 'Unified Security Management' Profile

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In our 13th access control company profile, we examine S2 Security's Netbox platform: Unified Security Management Platform positioning Core feature comparison Management Software Review Controller Hardware Support Netbox Video Integration ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Access Control Card Printers Guide

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Card printers are a core component of professional access control systems, often used as photos IDs and prominently displayed. Modern badges put company branding and logos on public display by using specialty printers to permanently mark badges...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

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