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Kantech Favorability Statistics 2021

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Mega manufacturer Tyco offers multiple access control lines including Kantech and Software House. In this entry, we review favorability for Kantech. We examine the key themes for 200+ integrator responses favoring and opposing Kantech in this...

By Brian Rhodes - about 6 hours ago

PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial

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Powering access control using Power over Ethernet is convenient and increasingly common. However, access requires more power than cameras, and the problems of not having enough are significant especially if unsecured doors, unresponsive doors...

By Brian Rhodes - 1 day ago

Hikvision's Brazil Business Examined

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Hikvision's goal is to be #1 in every market but in Brazil, they clearly trail Dahua-backed Intelbras. Why? IPVM has been in Brazil for the past few months meeting with local Brazilian professionals, gaining a better understanding of the mark...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 1 day ago

HID Favorability Statistics 2021

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HID is one of the largest and most recognizable brands in access control, but what do integrators think of them? Inside this report, we examine the key themes for 200+ integrators favoring and opposing HID.

By Brian Rhodes - 1 day ago

Latch Goes Public, Raises ~$500 Million At $1.56 Billion Valuation

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Unprecedented for access control, Latch is going public, raising ~$500 million which gives Latch a $1.56 billion valuation despite doing less than $20 million in revenue last year. In this report, IPVM examines Latch's plans, including: Un...

By Isabella Cheng - 2 days ago

Brivo Favorability Statistics 2021

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COVID-19 has strengthened cloud offerings but how strongly would Brivo do in IPVM's integrator statistics? Inside this report, we examine the key themes from 200+ integrator respondants favoring and opposing Brivo.

By Brian Rhodes - 5 days ago

AMAG Favorability Statistics 2021

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IPVM is starting its 2021 series of 40+ manufacturer favorability statistics with California-based AMAG. AMAG is a subsidiary of G4S, in process of being sold to Allied Universal for $5 billion. AMAG was voted one of the Worst Access Control ...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 days ago

Door Swing Tutorial

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The direction doors open might seem minor, but it can greatly impact access lock selection. There are four basic ways a door can swing, and knowing how to properly determine it is critical when designing access control systems and ordering do...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 days ago

Gallagher Access Control Profile

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For decades, Gallagher has been one of New Zealand's most famous companies. Now, they are aggressively expanding into North America and, if they fulfill their plans, will have one of the largest US-based access control sales organizations. But wha...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 days ago

Verkada Access Reader Tested (AD31)

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Verkada is expanding into access control. We tested Verkada's controller and system software a few months ago. Now, Verkada has its first reader model, the AD31. But how well does it work and how does it compare to incumbents like HID and Allegio...

By Brian Rhodes - 16 days ago

Restricted Keys For Access Control 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 i...

By Brian Rhodes - 28 days ago

2021 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 has been significantly updated for 2021. Now, all IPVM PRO Members can get it in a single 515+ page e-book, downloadable inside...

By Brian Rhodes - 29 days ago

The Rise of SaaS - Physical Security Fund Raising 2020

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While incumbents largely struggled to deal with the effects of COVID-19, SaaS focused startups raised over $300 million this year. This provides them a strong foundation to attempt to disrupt incumbents. IPVM covered each of these raises thr...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Video Surveillance Trends 101

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This report examines major industry factors and how they could impact video surveillance in the next 5 - 10 years. This is part of our Video Surveillance 101 course. In this report, we examine the following: How will AI impact the surveil...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

ZKTeco IPO Filing, $190 Million Planned Raise

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ZKTeco has filed for an IPO, seeking to raise ~$190 million, a massive amount for the physical access control industry. In this post, we examine the firm's financials, growth, and products, based on its 500-page China filing, including: ZK...

By Isabella Cheng - about 1 month ago

Brivo Tested

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Brivo is a veteran cloud access control provider who recently released its first combo reader / door controller. We bought and tested Brivo's ACS100 and their cloud-based access platform to see how it stacks up against competitors in the secu...

By Brian Rhodes and John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

Door Position Switches (DPS) For Access Tutorial

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Door position switches are frequently ignored or forgotten, yet can solve major access control problems. Access 'control' itself relies on these switches to make the right logical decisions about sending alarms and locking doors. In this note...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Assa Abloy Acquires Access Management Platform Averics

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Assa Abloy is access control's largest hardware company with vast numbers of access software partners and resellers. Now the company has bought its own access management company, Averics. While Averics is not well known, we have been tracking...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Proxy Fights Back Against "Threats By HID"

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One is the giant incumbent of access control credentials. The other is Silicon Valley's best-funded access control startup. Now, Proxy is fighting back with a counteroffer and a petition to the US government. Inside this note, we examine how Pr...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Intelbras IPO Filing and Financials Analyzed

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Brazilian electronics firm Intelbras has filed a preliminary prospectus for an IPO with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission. IPVM investigates. Revenue, Revenue Trend, EBITDA Revenue Breakdown by Segment Overseas Sales Intel...

By Robert Wren Gordon - about 2 months ago

Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2020

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2020 has been a tumultuous year, for the world and for video surveillance companies, many who suffered sharp revenue drops this year. But who is most benefiting or losing from this? This is the 7th year IPVM has tracked manufacturers gaining...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Top 2021 Video Surveillance Trends

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2020 has been a tumultuous year and it has shaken up many things, including the top trends for 2021 in video surveillance. 170+ integrators answered IPVM on: What do you think will be the top industry trend in 2021? Why? AI has been a t...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

85+ Point Access Control Commissioning / Install Checklist

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This 85+ point checklist helps end users, integrators, and consultants verify that access control installation is complete. It covers the following sections: Door Hardware Checks Reader Checks Controller Checks Fire Alarm Loop Confirmat...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Favorite Access Locks 2020

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Access lock brands Allegion, Assa, and Dormakaba have captured huge sections of the door locks market, but which one do integrators most prefer? We asked integrators, with 200+ respondents answering: What is your favorite brand of electron...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

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Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons. Switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes in database conversions, hardware configuration, and credentials support. However, in this post, we address th...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

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