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'Secure Channel' OSDP Access Control Examined

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Despite claiming to be better than Wiegand, OSDP's initial releases did not address the lack of encryption between reader and controller, leaving nearly all access vulnerable to easy credential skimming attacks.  But now with "Secure Channel", OS...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 days ago

IFSEC 2018 Final Show Report

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IPVM attended the IFSEC show for the first time this year. The Chinese took over the show, centered on Hikvision, flanked by Dahua, Huawei and a legion of other Chinese manufacturers. IFSEC is much smaller than ISC West, with about 50% fewer e...

By IPVM Team - 4 days ago

Axis Releases First New Access Controller In 5 Years (A1601)

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It has been 5 years since Axis 2013 entry in the physical access control market, with the A1001 (IPVM test). Now, Axis has released its second access controller, the A1601. With this release, Axis is touting it is faster, more powerful, and bette...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 days ago

Access Control - Time & Attendance, Mustering and Mantraps Guide

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Electronic access offers features that traditional mechanical locks cannot. While these features may not be as fundamental as keeping doors secure, they can provide significant management, safety, and security advantages over locks and key alone. ...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 days ago

The Benefits of An Access Control Test Door

Security system dealers can benefit from having their own access control test door both for demonstrations and training. Inside, we explain the advantages of using a 'test door', how it was purchased, and include a list of reports that feature t...

By Brian Rhodes - 16 days ago

Princeton Identity Access 200 Iris Scanners Examined

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Iris recently registered a big jump as a preferred biometric in our Favorite Biometrics survey, but access-ready options can be difficult to find. Princeton Identity, the 2016 spinoff of iris focused SRI Sarnoff has released a new line of iris re...

By Brian Rhodes - 19 days ago

Keypads For Access Control Tutorial

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Keypad readers present huge risks to even the best access systems. If deployed improperly, keypads let people through locked doors almost as if they were unlocked. However, despite the drawbacks, keypads are still one of the most common choice...

By Brian Rhodes - 24 days ago

Ambitious Mobile Access Startup: Openpath

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This team sold their last startup for hundreds of millions of dollars, now they have started Openpath to become a rare access control small business focused entrant. Like many startups, the company is making big claims like 'mobile access control...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Cybersecurity for IP Video Surveillance Guide

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Keeping surveillance networks secure can be a daunting task, but there are several methods that can greatly reduce risk, especially when used in conjunction with each other. In this guide, we look at several security techniques, both physical and...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Forced Entry / Duress Access Tutorial

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Even though access control normally keeps people safe, tragedies have revealed a significant issue. If users are forced to unlock doors for criminals, unsuspecting people inside are vulnerable.  But 'Duress Access' is a common, although overlooke...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Worst Manufacturer Technical Support 2018

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5 manufacturers stood out as providing the worst technical support to 190+ integrators in new IPVM results. These integrators answered: In the past year, what manufacturer has provided you the worst technical support? Why?  Across these ma...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Access Visitor Management Systems Guide

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"Who are you, and why are you here?" Facilities that implement Visitor Management Systems hope they never need to ask that question to anyone, ever. While access control goes to great lengths to make sure only approved personnel are able to enter...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

S2 Access Control / 'Unified Security Management' Profile

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In our 13th access control company profile, we examine S2 Security's Netbox platform: Unified Security Management Platform positioning Core feature comparison Management Software Review Controller Hardware Support Netbox Video Integration ...

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, often used as photos IDs and prominently displayed. Modern badges put company branding and logos on public display by using specialty printers to permanently mark badges...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

JCI / Tyco VideoEdge NVR Profile

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JCI (formerly Tyco) is one of the largest players in the global security industry, both as a manufacturer and an integrator. The company's most well-known recorder offering is Exacq, acquired in 2013. However, the company owns another one, VideoE...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Access Control Levels and Schedules Tutorial

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Configuring access levels and setting up schedules is central to maintaining facility security. Many people may need to enter areas but most do not need to access all areas at all times. This makes properly configuring levels and schedules a key e...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Favorite Access Control Manufacturers 2018

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150+ Integrators told IPVM "What is your favorite access control management software/system? Why? Unlike the 2016 access favorites where a group of favored manufacturers was close, in 2018, a single manufacturer pulled ahead to be the clear lea...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Favorite Biometrics 2018

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Biometrics are on the rise, or at least integrator opposition to them is declining, according to new IPVM integrator statistics.   Almost half of integrators listed 'fingerprints' as their preferred biometric. Notably, while the second place ans...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Dedicated Vs Converged Access Control Networks (Statistics)

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Running one's access control system on a converged network, with one's computers and phones, can save money. On the other hand, hand, doing so can present a security risk as well as increase troubleshooting challenges. On the video side, more tha...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

Worst Access Control Manufacturer 2018

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Three access control providers stood out as providing the most problems for integrators. In this report, we analyze the answers to: "In the past year, what is the worst access control management software/system you have dealt with? Why?" ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Key Control For Access Control Tutorial

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End users spend thousands on advanced systems to keep themselves secure, but regularly neglect one of the lest expensive yet most important aspects of all: Key Control. Administrating who carries keys and which doors they open seems simple but ma...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Alarm.com Business Market Expansion

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Alarm.com has millions of subscribers, but the company has traditionally been mostly a residential/home focused offering.  ADC's new Smart Business Solutions service plan adds some major pieces to the platform and could be a major competition incr...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

Average Access Control Project Size 2018

  The most common access control project size is 5 - 16 doors per project. This 2018 result mirrors previous statistics, most recently in 2016 where the category ranked ~50% of responses. This size encompasses most commercial systems. The char...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

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