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ACRE Acquires RS2, Explains Acquisition Strategy

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ACRE continues to buy, now acquiring RS2, just 5 months after buying Open Options. One is a small access control manufacturer from Texas, the other is a small access control manufacturer from Indiana. And ACRE already owns access control man...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 days ago

Access Control Course Spring 2019 - Last Chance

Register for the Spring Access Control Course. IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the system, we look at the whole picture - design, operatio...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 days ago

Door Operators Access Control Tutorial

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Doors equipped with door operators, specialty devices that automate opening and closing, tend to be quite complex. The mechanisms needed to achieve these actions, the configuration how they work, and how they integrate with standard access syst...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 days ago

Alarm.com Favorability Results 2019

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The once dot com startup has evolved to become a core provider for home security and is now expanding into commercial. In their first entry in IPVM's favorability study, Alarm.com had strong net favorability though with high neutrality, as the ch...

By IPVM Team - 7 days ago

ISC West 2019 Report

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The IPVM team has finished at the Sands looking at what companies are offering and how they are changing their positioning. See below for 50+ manufacturer booth videos: Coverage includes: Top Trends In and Out of the Show Biggest Develop...

By IPVM Team - 10 days ago

Spring 2019 50+ New Products Directory

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We are compiling a list of new products for Spring 2019 and have over 50 already. Contrast to Fall 2018 New Products Directory and Spring 2018 New Products Directory We will be adding to this directory daily as more are announced. Startups ...

By Sean Patton - 14 days ago

Startup GateKeeper Aims For Unified Physical / Logical Access Token

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This startup's product claims to 'Kill the Password' you use to keep your computers safe.  They have already released their Gatekeeper Halberd token that enables user location to secure Network/ Computer Access, and automatically uses strong 50...

By Brian Rhodes - 18 days ago

Airship VMS Profile

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Airship has been developing VMS software for over 10 years, however, with no outside investment, and minimal marketing, the company is not well known. But who is Airship? We spoke to them about their VMS, why they stopped OEMing Hikvision in 2017...

By Sean Patton - 19 days ago

Silicon Valley Access Startup Proxy Raises $13.6 Million

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This mobile-credential based access startup just raised $13.6 million in funding.  Further, they claim that their technology can free businesses from the physical credential and do it with an atypical blend of security and convenience, deliveri...

By Dan Gelinas - 24 days ago

Casino Security Consultant Carl Lindgren Interview

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For more than 20 years, Carl Lindgren worked as a casino surveillance pro, while being active (and sometimes outspoken) on various online video surveillance groups What best practices has he picked up over the years and, now as a consultant, wh...

By Dan Gelinas - 27 days ago

Lenel Favorability Results 2019

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The positive news for Lenel is that integrators do not dislike them as much as they used to.  The negative news for Lenel is that integrators overall still do not like them, as 2019 IPVM favorability results show: This comes at a pivotal time ...

By IPVM Team - 27 days ago

Large Hospital Security End User Interview

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This large single-state healthcare system consists of many hospitals, and hundreds of health parks, private practices, urgent care facilities, and medical offices. IPVM conducted an end user interview with the company and asked about operations...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

Genetec Security Center 5.8 Tested

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Genetec has released Version 5.8. This comes after a wait of more than a year that caused frustrations for many Genetec partners. Our previous test (which covers the fundamentals), found Security Center to offer many enterprise features and a com...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Retired Mercury President Returns As Open Options President

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Open Options experienced major changes in 2018, including being acquired by ACRE and losing its President and General Manager, John Berman who passed away unexpectedly at the same time. Now, Open Options has recruited formerly retired industry ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

Large US University End-User Video Surveillance Interview

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Schools have become targets in modern days of active shooters and terrorist fears. The need for video and access security is high. Universities also present increased challenges—students live both on and off campus, people take night classes that ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

Start Up Safe Zone $150 Gunfire Detector Profile

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While gunfire detectors have been around for years, typically they are limited to enterprise level or municipal deployments. Startup AVidea, makers of the Safe Zone Gunfire Detection System is selling their detector at a consumer price point - $14...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 months ago

Top ISC West 2019 Booth Moves

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With ISC West just a month away, we examine the most notable exhibitor moves including big exhibitors who dropped out and a number of significant newcomers. By contrast, see our full 2018 ISC West show report. Inside, we cover: Huawei Hanw...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Prysm PSIM Profile

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A decade ago, PSIM promised significant potential but has always suffered from significant problems. Now, a number of PSIMs have either gone out of business or stopped marketing. One PSIM provider, France's Prysm never received much attention dur...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 months ago

Genetec Declares "Lead With Synergis" Access Control

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Genetec started with and is best known for its video management software. However, the company is now imploring its partners to lead with Synergis, its access control software, as this LinkedIn post and video clip shows: Why would a 'VMS comp...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Private School IT Manager Surveillance Interview

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This IT manager describes himself as the "oft-maligned IT person" whose "opinions may not always be appreciated by the integrator crowd." But he is here to share his perspective. This undisclosed interviewee is the IT manager at a private US sc...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 months ago

HID Favorability Results 2019

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HID favorability results were strong, in the 2019 IPVM integrator study of 200+ integrators, with a net +62% and low negativity as the table below shows: Inside this report, we examine the main themes why integrators felt the way they did, shar...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

BluB0x Company Profile

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BluB0x has doubled in revenue every year since its founding in 2013, according to CEO Patrick Barry. We originally reported on them in 2015. At the time, they described themselves as a "hosted security platform that delivers unprecedented unificat...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Nortek Mobile Access Reader BluePass Examined

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Nortek's Linear access control division claims to make mobile credentials "more secure and easier to use than ever before" with their BluePass reader. However, the company's approach potentially uncovers big security vulnerabilities. Inside we ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

HID Launches Origo To Fix Mobile Credential Problems

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HID is releasing Origo, an overhaul of its mobile credential platform, this time drastically restructuring the way it is priced and packaged. HID's Origo app is the replacement for Mobile Identities Portal and is slated to include other access man...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Designing Access Control Guide

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Designing an access control solution requires decisions on 8 fundamental questions. This in-depth guide helps you understand the options and tradeoffs involved in designing an excellent access control solution. The eight fundamental questions ar...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

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