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Favorite Biometrics 2018

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Biometrics are on the rise, or at least integrator opposition to them is declining, according to new IPVM integrator statistics.   Almost half of integrators listed 'fingerprints' as their preferred biometric. Notably, while the second place ans...

By Brian Rhodes - about 3 hours ago

Dedicated Vs Converged Access Control Networks (Statistics)

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Running one's access control system on a converged network, with one's computers and phones, can save money. On the other hand, hand, doing so can present a security risk as well as increase troubleshooting challenges. On the video side, more tha...

By Sean Patton - 3 days ago

Worst Access Control 2018

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Three access control providers stood out as providing the most problems for integrators. In this report, we analyze the answers to: "In the past year, what is the worst access control management software/system you have dealt with? Why?" ...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 days ago

Key Control For Access Control Tutorial

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End users spend thousands on advanced systems to keep themselves secure, but regularly neglect one of the lest expensive yet most important aspects of all: Key Control. Administrating who carries keys and which doors they open seems simple but ma...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 days ago

Alarm.com Business Market Expansion

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Alarm.com has millions of subscribers, but the company has traditionally been mostly a residential/home focused offering.  ADC's new Smart Business Solutions service plan adds some major pieces to the platform and could be a major competition incr...

By Sean Patton - 10 days ago

Average Access Control Project Size 2018

  The most common access control project size is 5 - 16 doors per project. This 2018 result mirrors previous statistics, most recently in 2016 where the category ranked ~50% of responses. This size encompasses most commercial systems. The char...

By Brian Rhodes - 13 days ago

ISC West 2018 Access Control Rundown

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For ISC West 2018, what is new and interesting in access control?  This rundown will bring you up to speed on the exhibitors, what they are releasing, and give you an idea of what is new. Notable Trends In terms of marketwide trends, three them...

By Brian Rhodes - 17 days ago

Forced Door Alarms For Access Control Tutorial

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One of the most important access control alarms is also often ignored. "Forced Door" provides a vital and even critical notification against security risks, but many users simply dismiss them as too minor for a response. Why is this the case? Ho...

By Brian Rhodes - 19 days ago

JCI / Tyco Security Acquires Smartvue

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Johnson Controls (Tyco Security) has acquired cloud provider Smartvue (see recent IPVM Smartvue profile). Smartvue will join Exacq and VideoEdge in what JCI described to IPVM as a compliment to those offerings. Inside this note, we share feedba...

By John Honovich - 20 days ago

70+ New Products Directory Spring 2018

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We have compiled a list of new products for Spring 2018 in the categories: Video Surveillance Access Control Fire and Intrusion Other (Wiring, Audio units, Networking Products, etc) One notable trend so far in the year is the low number...

By IPVM Team - 21 days ago

30+ Emerging Tech Companies Examined

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ISC West has a new segment for 2018: the 'Emerging Technology Zone', which they boast: Featuring 50 of the latest and greatest startup businesses, these entrepreneurial start-up companies will help drive change and evolution in our complex cybe...

By Sean Patton - 26 days ago

Understanding The 20+ Lock Functions

While locks can look the same, they may operate in significantly different ways. To make understanding them simpler, widely adopted industry standards define a range of over 20 different lock functions. Understanding them is vital in picking the l...

By Brian Rhodes - 27 days ago

Brivo 'Buy Now' Online Campaign

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Brivo has a new marketing campaign running across the web: Are you ready to buy access control now? Brivo tells IPVM this is a new campaign, run in partnership with their dealers, to generate new business for them and their partners. In this n...

By IPVM Team - 28 days ago

Top 4 Biggest Problems Selling Access Control 2018

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We received 150+ responses from integrators when we asked them "What is the biggest problem you face when selling electronic access control? Why?". In order, these were the top problems cited: Too expensive Too little customer knowledge Too c...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Favorite Access Control Credentials 2018

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In this 2018 access integrator statistics result, which credential type holds the favored spot to unlock access doors? More than 150 integrators told us their preferred credential format, their answers from options including: 125 kHz 13.56 Mh...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Network Racks For Surveillance Guide

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In this guide, we look at network rack infrastructure, one of the fundamentals of IP video surveillance. Inside, we cover: What is a rack unit (RU)? Square vs. threaded mounting holes Open frame Closed cabinets Wall mount vs. floor mount ...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Access Control - Restricted Keys Guide

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Not all doors, even in larger facilities, can justify using electronic access control. And even for doors that do have electronic access control, many often need to work with mechanical locks.  However, most keys can be easily copied. How do you ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Favorite Electrified Locks 2018

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Electronic lock manufacturing is dominated by 3 conglomerates (alphabetically) Allegion, Assa and Dormakaba holding numerous electronic lock brands. But which do integrators most prefer? In this report, we rank the 3 conglomerates, examine which ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

3D Install App For Physical Security (BILT)

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Installation of security hardware is a skill that has historically been complicated to train new installers, and just as complicated to quote correctly. Some companies (e.g., ADT) claim this is not the case anymore, and others are looking to cha...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Vehicle Gate Access Control Guide

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Vehicle gate access control demands integrating myriad systems to keep unauthorized cars out. Everything from high voltage electrical, to concrete modification, trenching, welding, low voltage systems (<50 volts), and manual labor is require...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Door Position Switches (DPS) For Access Control Tutorial

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Door position switches do not get enough respect. They solve a major problem of access control systems yet are frequently ignored or forgotten. Access 'control' itself relies on these switches to make the right logical decisions about sending a...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

New Whole Foods Installs Hackable Access Control (Upgraded)

Whole Foods has built a reputation for high quality. And their 2017 Amazon acquisition has increased that, plus added deep pockets for buying security equipment to protect their stores. But do they have the same high standards for access installs...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Mercury Releases New Series 3 Redboard Access Panels

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Mercury Security has their first major product release post-HID buyout, and things literally look different. The Series 3 SIO boards now are red instead of green. However, the new series also incorporates hardware changes that deepen OSDP integrat...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

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