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Hikvision DS 2nd Gen Intercom Tested

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With its newest IP intercom, Hikvision proclaims users can 'get full control over an entrance' regardless of where it is installed, home or office alike. Can the company's modular intercom deliver? We purchased and tested a DS system, based on Hi...

By Brian Rhodes - 1 day ago

Access Startup Multi-Mount Aims To Streamline Reader Installs

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Startup Multi-Mount claims it makes installing access readers 'Fast', 'Secure,' and fit 'any size frame.' The company states its bracket 'fits most major brands, including HID, Lenel, Keyscan, Isonas, Schlage, Kantech, and many more!' In this p...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 days ago

Directory of Access Reader Manufacturers

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Credential Readers are one of the most visible and noticeable parts of access systems, but installers often stick with only the brand they always use. What other options are in the market? This directory tracks 30+ players in this market and id...

By Brian Rhodes - 16 days ago

Top 2020 Trend - AI Analytics

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170+ Integrators answered: What do you think will be the top industry trend in 2020? Why? For the 4th year in a row, AI/video analytics was the top response, with over half of the responses. Additionally, cloud-focused solution responses ...

By IPVM Team - 21 days ago

Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial

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One of the biggest access challenges are locking and securing glass doors. Unlike wood or steel doors that can be modified to work with electrified locking hardware, glass doors present great challenges. In this tutorial, we examine: Why Gl...

By Brian Rhodes - 22 days ago

ISC East 2019 Show Report

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IPVM has finished in New York City covering both days of the ISC East 2019 show. Here is a 6+ minute general walkthrough: Inside this report, we cover: Overall Show Traffic Size / Layout Biggest Booth Surprise Hikvision Touts Lowes Hi...

By IPVM Team - 22 days ago

Avigilon H4 Intercom Tested

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Avigilon is well-known for video surveillance and access, but how well does the company's intercom work? We purchased and tested Avigilon's H4 Video Intercom to see how it compares to the competition. In this report, we evaluate and test the f...

By Brian Rhodes - 23 days ago

Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2019

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2019 has been an explosive year for video surveillance, with the world's two largest manufacturers, Dahua and Hikvision, being sanctioned for human rights abuses and banned for US government use. How would it impact their usage amongst integrator...

By IPVM Team - 25 days ago

The Access Control Codes Guide: IBC, NFPA 72, 80 & 101

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For access, there is one basic maxim: Life safety above all else. But how do you know if all applicable codes are being followed? While the basic maxim is simple to understand, many potential variations of rules exist, and access control profes...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

100+ Companies Profile Directory

While IPVM covers the largest companies in the industry regularly (like Axis, Dahua, Hikvision, etc.), IPVM strives to do a profile post on each manufacturer to provide fundamental information and analysis. We have 100+ so far, shown below. Her...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Tailgating: Access Control Tutorial

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Nearly all access control systems are vulnerable to an easy exploit called 'tailgating'. Indeed, a friendly gesture in holding doors for others often compromises access security. In this note, we take a look at 'tailgating', the most common cau...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

France Declares School Facial Recognition Illegal Due to GDPR

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France is the latest European country to effectively prohibit facial recognition as a school access control solution, even with the consent of students, after Sweden did so in August. The decision represents another blow to the companies market...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 month ago

Lock Status Monitoring Tutorial

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Just because access doors are closed does not mean they are locked. Unless access systems are using lock status monitoring, the doors and areas they protect could be left insecure. How can you tell when doors are locked? Lock status monitoring...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Security Canada Central Show Report 2019

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IPVM attended Security Canada Central in Toronto to see what is new in the Canadian market. Inside, we share videos and dozens of images including coverage of: Canadian market feedback from CANASA, the show's organizer The layout of the sho...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Covert Elevator Face Recognition

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Covert elevator facial recognition has the potential to solve the cost and complexity of elevator surveillance while engendering immense privacy concerns. This month, in Caixin China's reporting, this issue blew up as reports of such a deployme...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - about 2 months ago

Access Control Door Controllers Guide

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Door controllers are at the center of physical access control systems connecting software, readers, and locks. Despite being buried inside enclosures or hidden inside ceilings, they are a complex component that ties everything else together. ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Securing Access Control Installations 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 securi...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Access Control Course Fall 2019 - Last Chance

Register Now - Fall 2019 Access Control Course. Thursday, October 17th is the last day to register. IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Pelco CEO Out, New CEO Found

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Just 2 months after Pelco was sold, Pelco's CEO is out, with Pelco bringing in an outside President and searching for a new CEO from the industry, Pelco's owner told IPVM. Inside this note, we look at the changes, benefits of post-Schneider Pel...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

HID Fingerprint Reader Tested

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HID has released their first access reader to use Lumidigm optical sensors, that touts it 'works with anyone, anytime, anywhere'. We bought and tested the unit to see if it lives up to the claims. Inside, we answer the following questions: ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Fail Safe vs. Fail Secure Tutorial

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Few terms carry greater importance in access control than 'fail safe' and 'fail secure'. Access control professionals must know how these concepts apply, and how to select locks that are appropriate. In this tutorial, we teach: The differen...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Access Control Mustering Guide

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In emergencies, determining where employees are located can be critical for knowing whether they are in danger. Access systems can be used for reporting employee locations, also called 'mustering'. In this guide, we examine the strengths, weakn...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Access Control Mantraps Guide

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One of access's primary goals is keeping people out of places they should not be, but slipping through open doors (ie: Tailgating) is often easy. For high security locations, strict access controls often require the physical opening itself to h...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Access Control Time & Attendance Guide

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Access control systems can do more than lock doors. With little or no extra equipment, they can be used to track labor hours for employees too. In this guide, we examine how access can also be used for 'Time & Attendance' including: How ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Open Access Controller Guide (Axis, HID, Isonas, Mercury)

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In the access control market, there are many software platforms, but only a few companies that make non-proprietary door controllers. Recently, Axis released a 3rd party-only controller and Isonas joined 'Openness' ranks, while HID purchased Me...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

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