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Access Control ADA and Disability Laws Tutorial

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Safe access control is paramount, especially for those with disabilities. Most countries have codes to mandate safe building access for those who may have difficulty with 'traditional' building design. In the US, the "Americans with Disabilitie...

By Brian Rhodes - about 18 hours ago

BluB0X Alleges Lenel, S2, Software House Are Dinosaurs

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BluB0X is running an ad campaign labeling Lenel, S2, Software House, Honeywell, AMAG and more as dinosaurs: In a follow-up email to IPVM, BluB0X's CEO told us they were inspired by Elon Musk and how he sees BluB0X like Tesla in access control. ...

By John Honovich and Brian Rhodes - 5 days ago

BICSI For IP Video Surveillance Guide

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Spend enough time around networks and eventually someone will mention BICSI, the oft-referenced but only vaguely known standards body prevalent in the IT world. The question is: how do BICSI and their guidelines practically affect your surveillanc...

By IPVM Team - 7 days ago

Access Credential Form Factor Tutorial

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Deciding which access control credential to use and distribute, including form factor, can be a difficult task. Knowing the limitations and strengths of common form factors will help the integrator recommend the right choice. In this note, we ...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 days ago

Genetec Security Center 5.9 Release Examined

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Genetec released the next major version of Security Center, less than a year after version 5.8. This also follows no Genetec major releases in 2018. In this note, we examine this update, with feedback from Genetec, and review key features and i...

By Sean Patton - 12 days ago

Delayed Egress Access Control Tutorial

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Delayed Egress marks one of the few times locking people into a building is legal. With so much of access control driven by life safety codes, and a predominant focus of 'free egress' during an emergency, 'delayed egress' is contrary in preventin...

By Brian Rhodes - 14 days ago

Verkada Raises $80 Million, Triples Valuation To $1.6 Billion

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Verkada's rocketing valuation continues. 9 months ago, they got a half-billion valuation and now they have announced more than triple that, at $1.6 billion, raising $80 million more. The most amazing thing? Verkada's next big thing is physical ...

By John Honovich - 19 days ago

Breaking Into A Facility Using Canned Air Tested

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Access control is supposed to make doors more secure, but a $5 can of compressed air may defeat it. With no special training, intruders can unlock access doors and walk through without alarming the system. Inside, we demo the exploit and exami...

By Brian Rhodes - 21 days ago

Brivo Business Profile 2020

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Brivo has been doing cloud access for more than 20 years. Is the 2020s the decade that cloud access becomes the norm? CEO Steve Van Till recently briefed the Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference and talked to us about Brivo's positive gr...

By John Honovich and Brian Rhodes - 22 days ago

Favorite VMS / NVR Manufacturers 2020

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In 2018, a new winner emerged and a former top choice declined. Now, there is a new #1, a new top 5 finisher and 2 major VMSes in decline. Our 2020 Favorite VMS results (from 200+ respondents) is the first to include a breakdown of responses fr...

By IPVM Team - 22 days ago

Multipoint Door Lock Tutorial

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Despite widespread use, locked doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry, and thousands can be misspent on locks that leave doors quite vulnerable. Using locks with multiple latches is one way to improve door security against attacks. Insid...

By Brian Rhodes - 26 days ago

Vehicle & Long Range Access Reader Tutorial

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One of the classic challenges for access control are parking lots and garages, where the user's credential is far from the reader. With modern access systems, the basic methods of increasing the read distance mean using special readers, credential...

By Brian Rhodes - 28 days ago

"Severely Impacted" Mercury Security 2020 Leap Year Firmware Issue

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One of the largest access controller manufacturers has a big problem: February 29th. Mercury Security, owned by HID, is alerting partners of the problem that will have a severe impact caused by not being able to handle 2020's upcoming 'Leap Day' ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Low-Tech Access Control: Master Keying Explained

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Mechanical keys are one of the most fundamental forms of access control. 'Master Keying' can allow individually different credential keys to segment access, but requires no electricity, no network, and uses regular door locks. How Master Keys w...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Propped Doors Access Control Tutorial

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Doors should keep 'bad guys' out, but a common access control problem is people propping doors open, preventing them from being secure. Even worse, door propping undermines significant investments in electronic access control. The issue is espe...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Hotel Access Control Explained

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Hotel access control does not work like typical commercial access control because doors in hotels are not typically directly connected to a central server. How does it work then? How can the hotel assure that cards are used properly? Inside thi...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

2020 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 has been significantly updated for 2020. Now, all IPVM PRO Members can get it in a single 480+ page e-book, downloadable inside...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Hikvision DS 2nd Gen Intercom Tested

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With its newest IP intercom, Hikvision proclaims users can 'get full control over an entrance' regardless of where it is installed, home or office alike. Can the company's modular intercom deliver? We purchased and tested a DS system, based on Hi...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Access Startup Multi-Mount Aims To Streamline Reader Installs

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Startup Multi-Mount claims it makes installing access readers 'Fast', 'Secure,' and fit 'any size frame.' The company states its bracket 'fits most major brands, including HID, Lenel, Keyscan, Isonas, Schlage, Kantech, and many more!' In this p...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Directory of Access Reader Manufacturers

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Credential Readers are one of the most visible and noticeable parts of access systems, but installers often stick with only the brand they always use. What other options are in the market? This directory tracks 30+ players in this market and id...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Top 2020 Trend - AI Analytics

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170+ Integrators answered: What do you think will be the top industry trend in 2020? Why? For the 4th year in a row, AI/video analytics was the top response, with over half of the responses. Additionally, cloud-focused solution responses ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial

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One of the biggest access challenges are locking and securing glass doors. Unlike wood or steel doors that can be modified to work with electrified locking hardware, glass doors present great challenges. In this tutorial, we examine: Why Gl...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

ISC East 2019 Show Report

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IPVM has finished in New York City covering both days of the ISC East 2019 show. Here is a 6+ minute general walkthrough: Inside this report, we cover: Overall Show Traffic Size / Layout Biggest Booth Surprise Hikvision Touts Lowes Hi...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Avigilon H4 Intercom Tested

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Avigilon is well-known for video surveillance and access, but how well does the company's intercom work? We purchased and tested Avigilon's H4 Video Intercom to see how it compares to the competition. In this report, we evaluate and test the f...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2019

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2019 has been an explosive year for video surveillance, with the world's two largest manufacturers, Dahua and Hikvision, being sanctioned for human rights abuses and banned for US government use. How would it impact their usage amongst integrator...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

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