Access control (341)

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Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial

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The biggest challenge for many access control systems are glass doors. Here's what happens when a maglock is improperly installed to an existing glass door: Unlike wood or steel doors that can be modified to work with electrified locking hardwa...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 days ago

Customized Access Control Cans (Altronix Trove)

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Access control installs typically require hanging at least two or three different enclosure cans, each holding individual parts.  Open wall space can be difficult to find for all these boxes, and troubleshooting through them all can be tough. Alt...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 days ago

Lenel Favorability Results 2017

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At this point, it is not surprising that Lenel is one of the most disliked security manufacturers. From stories like Lenel Partners Angry, Lenel Does Not Care comes a clear, strong theme: Lenel's star has fallen, and in the opinion of many, crashe...

By Brian Rhodes - 16 days ago

VPNs for Video Surveillance

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Remote access in surveillance networks is a key cyber security and usability issue. With cyber attacks rising, how can users ensure their systems are secure without losing access from outside the network? Virtual private networks (VPNs) have hist...

By IPVM Team - 18 days ago

Scathing Honeywell Favorability Results

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Honeywell is one of the biggest brands in security, with offerings for intrusion, fire, wire, video surveillance, access control, plus they own one of the largest distributors (ADI).  Active in so many different parts of security, most integrators...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Paxton Hosted Access - Disruptive Low Dealer Pricing

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Paxton is entering the hosted access game, with BLU, at a cost that is a fraction of key competitors. The different approach could be very disruptive, but can Paxton deliver it to a US market they are trying to break into?  Moreover, will BLU's p...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Cut in Half, Everfocus Shifts Strategies

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The race to the bottom impact continues. Now, Everfocus, who used to be one of the larger budget providers, is shifting strategies after years of declining sales. James Weng, President of Everfocus, discussed recent changes the company has made ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Genetec Favorability Results

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In the race to the bottom and flight to 'solutions', Genetec has taken a contrary path. The company remains independent, focusing up market, without slashing prices nor getting into the camera business. 100+ integrator respondents provide feedbac...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Introduction To Burglar Alarm Systems

While alarm systems are popular, balancing between the right level of protection, the appropriate components and an acceptable price can be very challenging. This in-depth tutorial explains each fundamental element, offering guidance on the pros a...

By Ari Erenthal - about 2 months ago

2017 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, significanlty updated for 2017. Now, all IPVM PRO Members can get it in a single 263 page e-book, downloadable inside. The ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

5th Acquisition for ACRE, Adds ComNet

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Mercury, Siemens Security, Vanderbilt, ACT and now ComNet. While other companies are trying to get out of security, emerging conglomerate ACRE continues to expand. In this report, we examine their acquisition of ComNet, how that fits into their ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Access Control Integration Statistics 2016

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When it comes to connecting access control with other security systems, integrator survey results clearly show it is not common for most.  However, when they are integrated, the brands being integrated make a big difference. We look deeper at sur...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Secured Combo Controller - Hartmann Access

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Typically, combo controllers are risky, because they combine sensitive door controllers with readers on the exposed unsecured side of the door. But Hartmann Controls has a different take. Their combo unit is a door controller combined with a moti...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Paxton Drops US Reps, Plans Major Expansion

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Paxton is gearing up to make a big run at  US access control success. The first step they have made is to cut all US Rep Firms, in anticipation of expanding direct sales and tech support in 2017. In this note, we examine these moves, what they m...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months 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 - 3 months ago

Free Online NFPA, IBC, and ADA Codes and Standards

Finding applicable codes for security work can be a costly task, with printed books and pdf downloads costing hundreds or thousands. However, a number of widely referenced codes are avavailable free online if you know the right places to search. ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Solutions to 5 Common Access Control Problems

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Effective security is more than just good equipment. In fact, thousands of dollars in electronic access control can be wasted if they are not used properly. In many cases, proper operational controls fail to be implemented and enforced. In IPVM's...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Massively Strong Maglock (Securitron)

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One of the market's strongest maglocks has a twist: the 4,000 pounds claimed bond power is not purely magnetic. Securitron's hybrid MM15 maglock uses a combination of electromagnetism and mechanical latching to achieve its strength, using a novel...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Access Control Markups 2016

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  Access control markups have remained solid, according to new IPVM integrator survey results. Response Breakdowns We asked integrators: "What is your average markup on access control equipment? Has this markup changed, for better or worse, ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Favorite Access Control Credentials 2016

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When it comes to the most popular way to unlock an access controlled door, which credential type holds the favored spot among integrators? The contenders: 125 kHz 13.56 Mhz Biometrics Others (e.g. pins) Integrators answered:  "Which c...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Axis Releases Access Credentials - Insecure But Convenient

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Axis continues to build out their own end-to-end 'solution'. The company recently announced a series of credential cards, but instead of a cutting-edge and high security type, they are promoting a format that is easily exploited with equipment bou...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Bidding Divisions (08, 26, 27, 28) For Security Systems Guide

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Navigating the world of system specifications and bidding work can be complex and confusing, but a standard format exists, and understanding it greatly helps integrators respond and win bids. In this note, we examine CSI's MasterFormat, a system ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Favorite Access Control 2016

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Integrators told us "What is your favorite access control management software/system? Why?", and the responses are interesting indeed. While no clear single favorite was named, the group of brands at the top included some familiar names and inv...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Axis Video Revenue Down (Q3 2016)

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An important milestone. Axis revenue for video products is down year over year. But Axis is now focusing on 'diversification'. In this report, we analyze Axis' financials, what this means to them and how it fits within the Chinese expansion glob...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Worst Access Control 2016

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Two access control providers stood out as being the worst to work with 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 - 4 months ago

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