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Securing Access Control Installations Tutorial

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The physical security of access control components is critical to ensuring that a facility is truly secure. Otherwise, the entire system can be circumvented or shut down by an adversary. In most cases, if done correctly, adding layers of securi...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 days ago

Access Control Course Fall 2019 - Last Chance

Register Now - Fall 2019 Access Control Course. Thursday, October 17th is the last day to register. IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the ...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 days ago

Pelco CEO Out, New CEO Found

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Just 2 months after Pelco was sold, Pelco's CEO is out, with Pelco bringing in an outside President and searching for a new CEO from the industry, Pelco's owner told IPVM. Inside this note, we look at the changes, benefits of post-Schneider Pel...

By John Honovich - 7 days ago

HID Fingerprint Reader Tested

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HID has released their first access reader to use Lumidigm optical sensors, that touts it 'works with anyone, anytime, anywhere'. We bought and tested the unit to see if it lives up to the claims. Inside, we answer the following questions: ...

By Brian Rhodes - 13 days ago

Fail Safe vs. Fail Secure Tutorial

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Few terms carry greater importance in access control than 'fail safe' and 'fail secure'. Access control professionals must know how these concepts apply, and how to select locks that are appropriate. In this tutorial, we teach: The differen...

By Brian Rhodes - 20 days ago

Access Control Mustering Guide

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In emergencies, determining where employees are located can be critical for knowing whether they are in danger. Access systems can be used for reporting employee locations, also called 'mustering'. In this guide, we examine the strengths, weakn...

By Brian Rhodes - 22 days ago

Access Control Mantraps Guide

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One of access's primary goals is keeping people out of places they should not be, but slipping through open doors (ie: Tailgating) is often easy. For high security locations, strict access controls often require the physical opening itself to h...

By Brian Rhodes - 26 days ago

Access Control Time & Attendance Guide

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Access control systems can do more than lock doors. With little or no extra equipment, they can be used to track labor hours for employees too. In this guide, we examine how access can also be used for 'Time & Attendance' including: How ...

By Brian Rhodes - 28 days ago

Open Access Controller Guide (Axis, HID, Isonas, Mercury)

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In the access control market, there are many software platforms, but only a few companies that make non-proprietary door controllers. Recently, Axis released a 3rd party-only controller and Isonas joined 'Openness' ranks, while HID purchased Me...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Directory of 70 Video Surveillance Startups

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This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known. 2019 State of Video Surveillance Startups In the past year, the number and funding of video surveillanc...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Fingerprints for Access Control Guide

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Users can lose badges, but they never misplace a finger, right? The most common biometric used in access are fingerprints, and it has become one of the most trusted credentials used for access. However, the biometric has limitations, often is ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Assa Acquires LifeSafety Power

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Assa Abloy is acquiring LifeSafety Power, adding to their growing collection of access control brands like Mercury, August, Pioneer Doors, and KEYper in just the last two years. In this note, we examine: LifeSafety Power company background ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Mobile Access Control Guide

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One of the biggest trends in access for the last few years has been the marriage of mobile phones and access cards. But how does this work? Based on our mobile access control shootout, in this guide, we examine: BLE vs NFC vs Apps comparison...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

ZK Teco Atlas Access Control Tested

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Who needs access specialists? China-based ZKTeco claims its newest access panel 'makes it very easy for anyone to learn and install access control systems' including 'access novices', and an embedded management app, integrated WiFi, and PoE overc...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Suprema Biometric Mass Leak Examined

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While Suprema is rarely discussed even within the physical security market, the South Korean biometrics manufacturer made global news this past week from Tom's Hardware to Business Insider and even the BBC. But what happened? Inside this report...

By John Honovich and Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Biometrics Usage Statistics 2019

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Biometrics are commonly used in phones, but how frequently are they used for access? 150+ integrators told us how often they use biometrics, when, and why. Inside this report, we examine the trends and the key reasons for and against them.

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

ProdataKey (PDK) Access Company Profile

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Utah based ProdataKey touts low cost cloud access, wireless controllers, and no dealer required national distribution availability. But how does it compare to other access platforms? Inside we examine PDK for best customer fit, key features, pri...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Axis Door Station A8207-VE Tested

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Axis newest door station, the A8207-VE, claims to deliver "video surveillance, two-way communication, and access control" in a single device. But how well does each of these perform? The video in the unit tested disappointingly bad in low light, ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Responsibility Split Selecting Locks - Statistics

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A heated access debate surrounds who should pick and install the locks. While responsible for selecting the control systems, integrators often struggle getting locks to work when others supply them. So we asked integrators 'What percentage of you...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Mobile Access Usage Statistics 2019

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The ability to use mobile phones as access credentials is one of the biggest trends in a market that historically has been slow in adopting new technology. 150+ integrators told us how often they use mobile access and the 3 key limitations hold...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

How To Troubleshoot Wiegand Reader Problems - Inverted Wiring

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Wiegand is the dominant method of connecting access readers, but problems can arise for installers. In fact, one of the most difficult reader installation issues to troubleshoot is caused by wiring it wrong. However, inside we explain how to f...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Nortek Blue Pass Mobile Access Reader Tested

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Nortek claims BluePass mobile readers are a 'more secure and easy to use approach to access', but our testing uncovered security problems and usability issues compared to other mobile readers. Inside, we examine: The biggest strengths and pr...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Poor OSDP Usage Statistics 2019

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OSDP certainly offers advantages over decades-old Wiegand (see our OSDP Access Control Guide) but new IPVM statistics show that usage of OSDP, even in new readers, is extremely low. Inside this report, we examine the trends and the key reasons ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Maglocks Usage Statistics 2019

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Maglocks divide access control specifiers perhaps more than any other component. Many are concerned about life safety codes, but others cite benefits such as being less expensive. How frequently are maglocks used? 150+ integrators told us how ...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

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