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ACRE Acquires Feenics and Matrix Systems

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ACRE has made 2 acquisitions, acquiring cloud access provider Feenics and conventional access control provider Matrix Systems. Earlier this year, ACRE itself was acquired by a new investment firm, at the time pledging greater ambition for...

By John Honovich and Brian Rhodes - about 5 hours ago

ONVIF Access Control Profile D Examined

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ONVIF has released Profile D, adding to its access control specifications covering peripheral devices, including readers, biometrics, intercoms, and even LPR. ONVIF has historically been a non-factor in access control, the irrelevance starkly...

By Brian Rhodes - 1 day ago

Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2021

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2021 has been a tumultuous year with massive VC funding and growing opposition to PRC companies but who gained and lost the most this year? This is the 8th year IPVM has tracked manufacturers gaining and losing: Top Manufacturers Gaining...

By Sean Patton - 1 day ago

Axis 2N WaveKey Mobile Access Control Tested

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Axis' 2N intercom business has expanded into mobile access credentials with WaveKey. Despite 2N not being a common access reader vendor, the company makes bold claims about WaveKey's speed, reliability, and security compared to...

By Brian Rhodes and Derek Ward - 13 days ago

VSaaS Show December 2021 - Register Now

Register now to attend the December VSaaS Show, featuring 25+ companies presenting exclusively to IPVM subscribers. Watch: What Makes IPVM Online Shows Different Than Trade Shows? Schedule & Agenda: Day 1 - December 7th 10:00am: IPVM...

By IPVM Team - 16 days ago

Multi-Factor Access Control Authentication Guide

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Unauthorized users gaining access with someone else's credentials is one of the most fundamental risks of access. Multi-factor aims to mitigate that. Multi-factor authentication means that more than one credential must be presented in order...

By Brian Rhodes - 16 days ago

Brivo Going Public At $800 Million Valuation

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Brivo is going public, via a SPAC, aiming to more than double its historical growth next year and for years to come. Can Brivo radically increase its growth rate? Will it reach the projected near half billion dollars in revenue in just 5...

By John Honovich - 21 days ago

Swiftlane Video Intercom and Touchless Access Examined

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US startup Swiftlane, a cloud-based, subscription access system, combines face recognition and video intercoms while using iPhones as readers/intercom stations. Inside this report, based on speaking with the company's CEO, we...

By Brian Rhodes - 27 days ago

Lock Keyways For Access Control Guide

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Understanding lock keyways are critical for access control, as even when adding in electronic access control, mechanical locks are typically maintained but changed in the process. In this note, we examine keyways, identify which ones are most...

By Brian Rhodes - 28 days ago

New Products Show Oct. 2021 - 42 Videos On-Demand

The October 2021 New Products Show is complete. All videos may be watched on the Shows Page. Watch: What Makes IPVM Online Shows Different Than Trade Shows? Schedule & Agenda: Day 1 - October 26th - Analytics 10:00am: OpenEye - VP of...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

VMS / VSaaS Live Monitoring Guide

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This 28-page guide provides an in-depth explanation of live video and event monitoring in VMS/VSaaSes. In this guide, we cover: Video Monitoring Monitoring Devices VMS/VSaaS Software Clients View Tiles / Layouts Camera Lists Common...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Kisi Doubles Revenue, Opens Up

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While Kisi is nearly a decade old, the Brooklyn-based access control company has remained relatively unknown. Now, the company's co-founder tells IPVM that they have doubled revenue year over year and they are opening up to support 3rd party...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Verkada Tailgate Detection Tested

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Verkada has added in tailgate detection, for no additional cost, however, IPVM testing shows many missed events and significant delays in receiving alerts. This feature caught IPVM's attention when Verkada sent mass emails alleging that it...

By Brian Rhodes and Jermaine Wilson - about 1 month ago

Forced Entry / Duress Tutorial

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Access control normally keeps people safe, but recent tragedies have revealed a significant issue: If users are forced to unlock doors for criminals, unsuspecting people inside, believing falsely that they are protected by the access control...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Access Control Card Printers Guide

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Card printers are a core component of professional access control systems, as cards are often prominently displayed as photo ID. Modern printers can put company branding and logos on public display by permanently marking badges, often with...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Access Control Labor Estimation Standards - 2021

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IPVM surveyed more than 150 integrators for estimates on five common access control installations. The standards focus on 5 scenarios where integrators routinely install access control: Glass Storefront Single Door Hollowcore Steel...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Access Control Cabling / Wiring Tutorial

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Cabling is a fundamental element of access control systems and ensuring one has the appropriate cabling is key. In this note, we examine: Reader wire OSDP vs Wiegand wiring differences Resistors requirement Controller wire Locks &...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Open Access Controller Guide (Axis, HID VertX & Aero, Isonas, Mercury)

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There are dozens of software platforms in the access control market, but few companies make non-proprietary door controllers. We examine four of the most used brands in this guide. Inside, we contrast typical access hardware providers and...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

VMS/VSaaS Access and Intrusion Integration Guide

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This 11-page guide explains the fundamentals and challenges of VMS/VSaaS integration with access and intrusion systems. In this report, we examine the pros, cons, and common challenges including: Unified Single Vendor vs 3rd Party...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial

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One of the biggest access control challenges is securing glass doors. Unlike wood or steel doors that can be modified to work with electrified locking hardware, glass doors present significant hardware challenges. In this tutorial, we...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

SentryCard Embedded Fingerprint Reader Card Examined

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Biometrics are growing in popularity for access control as a replacement for cards but one developer Sentry Enterprises has embedded biometrics inside its card. How does that compare to the more conventional route of biometric...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Door Closers Access Control Tutorial

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Door closers have an essential access control function: To automatically shut doors, because open doors do not control access. In this tutorial, we review door closers, examine how they are selected, and show how to avoid misusing...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Assa Abloy Acquiring HHI / Kwikset

Assa Abloy is acquiring Spectrum Brands 'Hardware & Home Improvement' (HHI) division, including lock and security fixture brands Kwikset, Baldwin, and Weiser, in a $4.3 billion USD deal. In this note, we examine: Investors Calls from...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

HID Readers BLE DoS Attack And DEF CON Hack Examined

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While mobile credential usage is gaining, mega access control provider HID has acknowledged a DEF CON 2021 hack and a vulnerability with BLE for multiple reader lines, including HID iClass SE and HID Signo (see IPVM test results). Inside this...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Building Occupancy Codes and Access Control Tutorial

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A building or room's classification greatly impacts where exit devices should be used. Occupancy codes impact which type of lock hardware can be fitted to doors, most commonly the use of exit devices - often adding hundreds of dollars per...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

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