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Higher Power PoE 802.3bt Ratified, Impact on Security Products Examined

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Power over Ethernet has become one of the most popular features of many video, access, and other security products. See our PoE for IP Video Surveillance Guide and PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial. Now PoE is able to transmit even more power, ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 days ago

Door Hinges Guide

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Some of the trickiest access control problems are caused by bad door hinges. From doors not closing right, to locks not locking, worn or warped hinges are one of the most common root causes but typically ignored. Along with proper Door and Fram...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 days ago

Security System Health Monitoring Usage Statistics 2018

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How well and quickly do integrators know if devices are offline or broken? New IPVM statistics show that typically no health monitoring is used. Based on ~150 integrator responses, we show usage patterns across integrators, the most common reas...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 days ago

UTC Merges Lenel and S2, Creates LenelS2

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UTC has completed the acquisition of S2, launching literally Lenel's2 LenelS2 with UTC declaring that "LenelS2 unites two world-class teams with complementary strengths." 'Uniting' competitors, especially at the size of Lenel and S2, is unprece...

By IPVM Team - 13 days ago

Anti-Tailgating Startup: Spyfloor

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A Canadian startup, Spyfloor, is using a different approach to warn against tailgating, a common access control problem. By counting feet, Spyfloor's floor mat tracks how many people are trying to pass through a door. The developer says their s...

By Brian Rhodes - 13 days ago

Favorite Power Supply Manufacturer 2018

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While power supplies are becoming less important as PoE matures, they remain vital to access control systems, where increased power for locks, readers, and controllers is needed. Companies such as Altronix and LifeSafety Power are the most widely ...

By Brian Rhodes - 18 days ago

AHJ / Authority Having Jurisdiction Tutorial

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One of the most powerful yet often underappreciated characters in all of physical security is the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Often, these authorities get involved only when problems arise, and they frequently leave a flood of delays, re...

By Brian Rhodes - 19 days ago

Access Control Lock Guide

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In this guide, we examine locks; critical elements of any security system and fundamental parts of every access control system. Two fundamental classes of locks are used in access, electrified locks and mechanical locks. But with thousands of l...

By Brian Rhodes - 20 days ago

Favorite Access Control Reader Manufacturer 2018

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Favorite reader votes are in, and it is not close. A global access giant ran away with the votes in a one-sided contest. But for many, the result was not surprising. One of the 148 integrator responses we collected replied: "I can't wait to ...

By Brian Rhodes - 21 days ago

UTC, Owner of Lenel, Acquires S2

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UTC now owns two of the biggest access control providers, one of integrator's most hated access control platforms, Lenel, and one of their favorites, S2 (see IPVM S2 company profile). Under UTC management since 2005, Lenel has had significant p...

By IPVM Team - 26 days ago

Favorite Request-to-Exit (RTE) Manufacturers 2018

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Request To Exit devices like motion sensors and lock releasing push-buttons are a part of almost every access install, but who makes the equipment integrators most prefer? Big brands like (alphabetically) Assa, Bosch, Honeywell and Tyco are common...

By Brian Rhodes - 27 days ago

Door Fundamentals For Access Control Guide

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Assuming every door can be secured with either a maglock or an electric strike can be a painful assumption in the field. While those items can be applied flexibly with various openings, there are occasions where certain hardware cannot be used. A...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Access Control Course Fall 2018

Registration IS CLOSED ends this Thursday. Register now. If you are looking to strengthen your ability to design and deploy access systems or expand into access control, this is the course for you (or your co-workers).  More IPVM Courses Octo...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Drain Wire For Access Control Reader Tutorial

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An easy-to-miss cabling specification plays a key role in access control, yet it is commonly ignored. The drain wire offers protection for readers and controllers, ensuring proper cable performance. We examine the drain wire, the role it plays, a...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Directory Of 110+ Video Management Software (VMS) Suppliers

This directory provides a list of Video Management Software providers to help you see and research what options are available. Listing Format The listing is in the layout of: Company Name, Product Name, Home Country, Notes, IPVM Tests/Report ...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Exit Devices For Access Control Tutorial

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Exit Devices, also called 'Panic Bars' or 'Crash Bars' are required by safety codes the world over, and become integral parts of electronic access control systems. However, they are often poorly understood, especially how they should be used in...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Assa Aperio Wireless Access Reader R100 Tested

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Wireless access control is frequently promoted by manufacturers as a way to cut installation costs. Perhaps the biggest proponent of this is mega access control manufacturer Assa Abloy. Their most recent version of their wireless access control li...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Synology Surveillance Station VMS Tested

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With so many low-cost NVRs and enterprise VMSes, is there any place in the market for NAS-based VMSes? Recently, IPVM bought a Synology NAS for general data storage. The NAS comes with Synology's own VMS software (Synology Surveillance Station) b...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Backup Power For Maglocks Guide

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When the main power fails, many believe maglocks must leave doors unlocked. However, battery backed up maglocks are allowed according to IBC / NFPA code. It just needs to be done properly. We examine the five critical steps for using backing up m...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

ISS VMS / Video Analytics Company Profile

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Who is ISS? In the past few months, they had one of the craziest ISC West promo items in years. Then, they hired industry veteran and ex-Dahua Director Janet Fenner as CMO, who promptly took over Hikvision's abandoned GSX 2018 booth in the middl...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

RealNetworks Free School Facial Recognition

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The company that created RealPlayer is moving beyond media delivery and into the security space with a new facial recognition platform they have developed. IPVM has written about the difficulties of FST, another face rec software provider that ...

By Dan Gelinas - 2 months ago

Door Swing Tutorial

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The direction a door swings might seem minor, but it can greatly impact door hardware 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

FST Fails

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FST was one of the hottest startups of the decade, selected as the best new product at ISC West 2011 and backed with tens of millions in funding. Now, the company is ceasing operations and looking toward something new. In this note, we share f...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

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