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HID Favorability Results 2019

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HID favorability results were strong, in the 2019 IPVM integrator study of 200+ integrators, with a net +62% and low negativity as the table below shows: Inside this report, we examine the main themes why integrators felt the way they did, shar...

By IPVM Team - about 17 hours ago

BluB0x Company Profile

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BluB0x has doubled in revenue every year since its founding in 2013, according to CEO Patrick Barry. We originally reported on them in 2015. At the time, they described themselves as a "hosted security platform that delivers unprecedented unificat...

By IPVM Team - 1 day ago

Nortek Mobile Access Reader BluePass Examined

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Nortek's Linear access control division claims to make mobile credentials "more secure and easier to use than ever before" with their BluePass reader. However, the company's approach potentially uncovers big security vulnerabilities. Inside we ...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 days ago

HID Launches Origo To Fix Mobile Credential Problems

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HID is releasing Origo, an overhaul of its mobile credential platform, this time drastically restructuring the way it is priced and packaged. HID's Origo app is the replacement for Mobile Identities Portal and is slated to include other access man...

By Brian Rhodes - 17 days ago

Designing Access Control Guide

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Designing an access control solution requires decisions on 8 fundamental questions. This in-depth guide helps you understand the options and tradeoffs involved in designing an excellent access control solution. The eight fundamental questions ar...

By Brian Rhodes - 23 days ago

Access Control Turnstiles Guide

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Turnstiles control pedestrian access to secured areas, essentially becoming moving portions of fences, walls, or barricades for physically stop intruders. However, they can be ugly, expensive, ineffective, and downright dangerous if used unwise...

By Brian Rhodes - 25 days ago

Genetec Favorability Report 2019

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Genetec's favorability moderately strengthed, in new IPVM integrator statistics over their results from 2017, with 2019 results showing solid, but not exceptional, net positive favorability: In the past 2 years, Genetec has inserted itself into...

By IPVM Team - 28 days ago

Access Control Records Maintenance Guide

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Weeding out old entries, turning off unused credentials, and updating who carries which credentials is as important as to maintaining security as keeping equipment operational. Failing to do so can be as dangerous as leaving a door wide open. U...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Access Control Cabling Tutorial

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Access Control is only as reliable as its cables. While this aspect lacks the sexiness of other components, it remains a vital part of every system. In this note, we look at the types of cables used by these systems, including 22/4, 18/6, 22/2,...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Avigilon Favorability Results 2019

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Since IPVM's 2017 Avigilon favorability results, the company was acquired by Motorola and has shifted from being an aggressive startup to a more mature subsidiary of a large corporation. So far, integrators have responded positively with Avigilon...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Wavelynx Access Control Manufacturer Profile

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Denver-based WaveLynx is not well known as an access reader manufacturer, but OEMs for big industry brands including Amag, Isonas (Allegion), Brivo, Software House, and Tyco. We talked with company president Hugo Wendling and in the following n...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Combating Vaping Epidemic - Halo Smart Sensor Profile

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Youth vaping has become an epidemic, according to the US Surgeon General, while the market leader, Juul, just received a $12.8 billion investment from the largest cigarette manufacturer, with the WSJ saying that "Teen Vaping Has Created Addicts Wi...

By Dan Gelinas - 2 months ago

ACRE-Acquired Open Options Access Company Profile

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Who is the company ACRE is acquiring? In this note, we examine Open Options line for best customer fit, key features, pricing, and main weaknesses. Report sections include: Open Options Company Background Core feature comparison Management...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Open Options Acquired By ACRE

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ACRE is doing deals again. A year after they sold Mercury, they are buying another access control company - Open Options. In this note, we examine the acquisition, Open Option's revenue, and valuation as well as how it will likely fit with ACRE...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

2019 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 2019. Now, all IPVM PRO Members can get it in a single 400 page e-book, downloadable inside....

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Multi-Factor Access Control Authentication Guide

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Can a stranger use your credentials? One of the oldest problems facing access control is making credentials as easy to use as keys, but restricting them to certain individuals. Multi-factor authentication is used when the end-user is concerned ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Top 2019 Trend - AI Video Analytics

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160+ Integrators answered: What do you think the top industry trend will be in 2019? Why? AI / video analytics was the run-away winner with half of all respondents, with no other trend coming close. However, IPVM forecasts that, while ana...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Cybersecurity Insurance For Security Integrators

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Most security industry professionals carry insurance to cover themselves in the event of a general loss. However, most are not carrying cyber insurance. Insurers and industry groups IPVM spoke to say it is a 'no-brainer,' however, for integrators...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

Startup Qumulex Aims For Unified Platform, Adds Infinias Access Founder

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The startup founded by former Exacq executives, Qumulex has hired Wayne Jared, founder of access control manufacturer Infinias and most recently a 3xLogic executive, to head up development of the system's cloud-based access control.  In this note...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

HID Product Configurator Examined

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HID is widely used. However, figuring out all the different configurations of features for a final credential or reader part number can be a real headache, with around 75,000 different configurations available. HID has created a solution called P...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

Openpath Access Control Tested

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Big investment in access startups is uncommon, but Openpath has recently attracted $20 million doing just that. The company has limited security industry, but deep tech industry experience. Their system claims major advancements over traditional ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Arcules Cloud VMS Tested

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Arcules is a big bet, or as they describe themselves a 'bold company', spun out and backed by Milestone and Canon.  But how good is Arcules cloud VMS? They recently started general availability and, in this test, we examine their capabilities. ...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Directory of Video Intercoms

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Video Intercoms, also known as Video Door-Phones or Video Entry Systems, have been growing in the past decade as more and more IP camera manufacturers enter this segment. This directory tracks the players in this market, contrasts Video Interco...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Beware Amazon Go Store Hype (Tested)

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IPVM's trip to and testing of Amazon Go's San Francisco store shows a number of significant operational and economic issues that undermine the hype. While the press has overwhelmingly fawned at Amazon Go's store and the report that Amazon will ...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Axis 2N Intercom Tested

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Axis expanded its video intercom business buying Czech-based 2N in 2016. Despite competing against owner Axis' intercoms, 2N recently registered as more favored by integrators.  This test expands IPVM's intercom test series including Zenitel's Vi...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

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