Access control (388)

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New Whole Foods Installs Hackable Access Control

Whole Foods has built a reputation for high quality. And their 2017 Amazon acquisition has increased that, plus added deep pockets for buying security equipment to protect their stores. But do they have the same high standards for access installs...

By Brian Rhodes - about 10 hours ago

Mercury Releases New Series 3 Redboard Access Panels

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Mercury Security has their first major product release post-HID buyout, and things literally look different. The Series 3 SIO boards now are red instead of green. However, the new series also incorporates hardware changes that deepen OSDP integrat...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 days ago

Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined

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Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams inside them. Now the company is touting one of their newest maglocks, the M680E, using only 52 millia...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 days ago

Door Closer Startup Lifedoor Aims To Prevent Fire Deaths

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A startup named Lifedoor has a device with one basic function: Close doors during a fire. Closing doors is so powerful, UL and FDNY Fire Chiefs say doing so could prevent fire deaths. Device Shuts Doors During Fires Lifedoor's basic purpose is t...

By Brian Rhodes - 28 days ago

PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial

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

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Access Control Course Winter 2018

Learn more below about the Winter 2018 IPVM Access Control Course. Register here. 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 t...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

2018 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, significantly updated for 2018, with 100 new pages. Now, all IPVM PRO Members can get it in a single 366 page e-book, download...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

2018 Top Sales Interest For Integrators

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130+ integrators answered: This is a key question, especially for manufacturers, as it impacts what areas to focus more on and what opportunities they may target. In this report, we break out the 4 key areas selected, share detailed commentary...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Lock Status Monitoring Tutorial

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Just because your doors look secure does not mean they are. Unless access systems are using lock status monitoring, the doors and areas they protect may not be left insecure. Can you tell whether the door below is locked?  How? Lock status moni...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Access Controller Software Guide

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Properly configuring access controllers software is key to a professional access system. These devices have fundamental settings that must be configured appropriately, including: Unlock times / extended unlock times Door Hold Open Alarms Req...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

ZKAccess Control Tested

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China manufacturer ZKTeco / ZKAcces has been expanding in the West, offering a low-cost access control platform. But how good is it? And how does it compare to the emerging access control offerings of Dahua and Hikvision? We bought a ZKAccess C3...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Hazardous & Explosion Proof Access Control Tutorial

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Controlling access to hazardous environments require equipment meeting specific ratings that certify they will not start fires. Understanding those ratings mandate careful selection. Inside this note, we explain: Where is explosion proof access...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Top Maglock Provider Warns Against Using Maglocks

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Do not buy my company's product. It sounds strange indeed, but a senior Allegion consultant stated that maglocks should not be used in common applications. Considering Allegion owns one of the most familiar maglock brands Schlage, the statement ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Isonas Cofounders Split, Launch Partner/Competitor

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Breaking up is hard to do, especially when door access security is at stake. But that is exactly what has happened at Isonas. Senior employees who left have started up a new company, Blue Access Technologies, as a result. What is going on and ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Mobile Credentials (BLE / NFC / Apps) Guide

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One of the biggest trends in access for the last few years has been the marriage of mobile phones and access cards. In this guide, we examine: 4 key management problems 2 practical problems for users BLE vs NFC vs Apps Comparison [Note: T...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Long Range Access Control Readers Tutorial

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One of the classic challenges for access control are parking lots and garages, where the user's credential is far from the reader. With modern access systems, the basic methods of increasing the read distance mean using special readers, credential...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Selecting Access Control Readers Tutorial

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Given the variety of types available, specifying access control readers can be a daunting process. However, focusing on a few key elements will help you arrive at the right product no matter which system you are using. These factors are: The B...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Assa August Smartlock Pro Tested

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Failures and set backs in the smartlock business have been commonplace (e.g., Lockitron Admits Failure and issues from our 2017 Kevo test). But $20 billion publicly traded company Assa Abloy just acquired smartlock maker August, so the biggest ac...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Avigilon Access Control 2017 Examined

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For more than 4 years, Avigilon has been in the access control business, since their May 2013 acquisition of RedCloud. Since then, Avigilon has shifted from leading with super megapixel (i.e., 'The Best Evidence' tagline) to being a mega-scale pa...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Access Control Physical Security Tutorial

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The physical security of access control components is critical to ensuring that a facility is truly secure. Otherwise, the entire system can be circumvented or shut down by an adversary. In most cases, if done correctly, adding layers of security...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

The Milestone Personal Demo Marketing Campaign

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Waste of money or emarketing innovation? In a program being heavily promoted on their social media channels Milestone is offering to take prospects through a customized one-on-one demo of their software. We booked a demo with Milestone to see ...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Hikvision vs Dahua Access Shootout

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Dahua and Hikvision have spent heavily expanding internationally in video surveillance. Now, both companies are looking to do similarly in access control. IPVM has tested both platforms: IPVM's Hikvision Access Test IPVM's Dahua Access Test ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Assa Abloy Acquires August

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The mega access control manufacturer, Assa Abbloy, has acquired one of the most well funded access control startups, smart lock manufacturer August. This comes just months after August raised $25 million from VC firms. Inside, we analyze the acq...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Door Closers Access Control Tutorial

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Door Closers have an important job: automatically shut doors when they are opened, because an open door cannot control access. In this note, we review Door Closers, examine how they are selected, and how to avoid misusing them: Why closers a...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Hikvision Access Control Tested

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Hikvision aggressive pricing and marketing combined with generally reliable hardware and free software has made them a major player in video surveillance. Now, Hikvision is ramping up their access control offering. How will it fare? We bought Hi...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

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