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Top Maglock Provider Warns Against Using Maglocks

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Do not buy my company's product. It sounds strange indeed, but a senior Allegion consultant stated that maglocks should not be used in common applications. Considering Allegion owns one of the most familiar maglock brands Schlage, the statement ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 days ago

Isonas Cofounders Split, Launch Partner/Competitor

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Breaking up is hard to do, especially when door access security is at stake. But that is exactly what has happened at Isonas. Senior employees who left have started up a new company, Blue Access Technologies, as a result. What is going on and ...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 days ago

Mobile Credentials (BLE / NFC / Apps) 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. In this guide, we examine: 4 key management problems 2 practical problems for users BLE vs NFC vs Apps Comparison [Note: T...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 days ago

Long Range Access Control Readers 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 - 15 days ago

Selecting Access Control Readers Tutorial

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Given the variety of types available, specifying access control readers can be a daunting process. However, focusing on a few key elements will help you arrive at the right product no matter which system you are using. These factors are: The B...

By Brian Rhodes - 16 days ago

Assa August Smartlock Pro Tested

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Failures and set backs in the smartlock business have been commonplace (e.g., Lockitron Admits Failure and issues from our 2017 Kevo test). But $20 billion publicly traded company Assa Abloy just acquired smartlock maker August, so the biggest ac...

By Brian Rhodes - 18 days ago

Avigilon Access Control 2017 Examined

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For more than 4 years, Avigilon has been in the access control business, since their May 2013 acquisition of RedCloud. Since then, Avigilon has shifted from leading with super megapixel (i.e., 'The Best Evidence' tagline) to being a mega-scale pa...

By Brian Rhodes - 24 days ago

Access Control Physical Security 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 security...

By Brian Rhodes - 26 days ago

The Milestone Personal Demo Marketing Campaign

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Waste of money or emarketing innovation? In a program being heavily promoted on their social media channels Milestone is offering to take prospects through a customized one-on-one demo of their software. We booked a demo with Milestone to see ...

By Brian Karas - 26 days ago

Hikvision vs Dahua Access Shootout

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Dahua and Hikvision have spent heavily expanding internationally in video surveillance. Now, both companies are looking to do similarly in access control. IPVM has tested both platforms: IPVM's Hikvision Access Test IPVM's Dahua Access Test ...

By Brian Rhodes - 30 days ago

Assa Abloy Acquires August

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The mega access control manufacturer, Assa Abbloy, has acquired one of the most well funded access control startups, smart lock manufacturer August. This comes just months after August raised $25 million from VC firms. Inside, we analyze the acq...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Door Closers Access Control Tutorial

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Door Closers have an important job: automatically shut doors when they are opened, because an open door cannot control access. In this note, we review Door Closers, examine how they are selected, and how to avoid misusing them: Why closers a...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Hikvision Access Control Tested

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Hikvision aggressive pricing and marketing combined with generally reliable hardware and free software has made them a major player in video surveillance. Now, Hikvision is ramping up their access control offering. How will it fare? We bought Hi...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Multipoint Lock Access Control Tutorial

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Doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry, and money can be misspent on wrong locks that leave doors quite vulnerable. While closed and locked doors might deter entry for typical people, breaking in with basic tools often takes mere seconds. I...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Multipoint Lock Access Control Tutorial

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Doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry, and money can be misspent on wrong locks that leave doors quite vulnerable. While closed and locked doors might deter entry for typical people, breaking in with basic tools often takes mere seconds. I...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial

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Powering access control with Power over Ethernet, like for IP cameras, has become increasingly common.  However, the demands for access power are greater than cameras, and the problems can be significant. Consider that, in access control, many de...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Dahua Access Control Tested

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Can Dahua become a major force in access control? We bought Dahua's ASC1202B to find out. We tested Dahua access and its management application to see how it stacks up to competitors in the security space. With this report, we cover these find...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Delayed Egress Access Control Tutorial

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Is it ever legal to lock people into a building? The answer is: Yes... under specific situations. With so much of access control driven by life safety codes, and a predominant focus of 'free egress' during an emergency, 'delayed egress' may run ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Propped Doors Access Control Tutorial

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Doors should keep 'bad guys' out. One of the most basic problems with doors is people propping them open: Even worse, door propping undermines significant investments in electronic access control. The issue is especially frustrating to buildin...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Access Control Job Walk Guide

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Significant money can be saved and problems avoided with an access control job walk if you know what to look for and what to ask. By inviting interested parties onsite for pre-bid job walks, many of the site conditions inadequately described in s...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Genetec Launches Cloud Access Control (Synergis SaaS)

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Genetec's cloud everything expansion continues, with their announcement of Synergis SaaS edition, joining their cloud video offering Stratocast, cloud LPR, cloud federation and more (see Genetec Cloud Tested). Two years ago, the company released ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Automatic Door Operators For Access Tutorial

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Opening and closing doors might sound simple, but it takes a high-tech piece of door hardware to pull it off. Integrating automatic door operators with access control can be tricky if the basic fundamentals of these devices are not understood. ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

HID Buys Mercury Security

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One of the biggest access control deals in years. Mercury Security, the most widely used access hardware OEM, and partner to 20+ manufacturers, has been purchased by Assa Abloy / HID Global. In this note, we examine: The Deal Rationale Pri...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Cloud Guy Prints Book, Misses Irony

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On-premise security systems are dead. But $75 print books are alive and well. Such are the lessons from Brivo's CEO new book "The Five Technological Forces Disrupting Security" to all of you 'server-huggers' out there. It does raise a fascinati...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Master Keying Tutorial

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Mechanical keys are the most fundamental, albeit unsophisticated, form of access control. Like access control, Master Keying allows large scale use by segmenting access. But unlike access control, it requires no electricity, no network, and uses r...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

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