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Milestone XProtect 2019 R1 Tested

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For the past few years, Milestone has released quarterly software updates XProtect VMS platform. What is new and how much impact do the updates have? We tested XProtect 2019 R1 and in this report, we examine its main strengths and primary weakn...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

Access Control Request to Exit (RTE) Tutorial

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For access controlled doors, especially those with maglocks, 'Request to Exit', or 'RTE' devices are required to override electrified locks to guarantee free egress. Inside we examine these key RTE factors: The Common RTE Devices: REX and Pu...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Mining Company Security Manager Interview

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First Quantum Minerals Limited (FQML) is a global enterprise with offices on 4 continents and operations in 7 countries with exploratory operations in "several other countries." At any given site, their security measures are protecting billions o...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

11 Facial Recognition Providers Review (Secutech)

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Adding to our 19 Facial Recognition Providers Profiled report from ISC West, IPVM focused on facial recognition technology for our Day 2 coverage of Secutech, comparing different price points, performance, and demos for the following Asian firms (...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

Proxy Access Control Tested

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Silicon Valley Access Startup Proxy raised $13.6 Million in May 2019, focusing on mobile physical access control. Beyond the fund raising, Proxy made a big claim at ISC West 2019: 'Works with all existing access systems' citing nine well-establ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Restaurant Security Manager Interview

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Wright’s Gourmet House in Tampa, Florida has been around for over 50 years. During most of that time, there were no security measures in place. Now they have cameras and access control in place to help management in their mission: “Make sure peopl...

By Dan Gelinas - 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 - 5 months ago

Ex-Integrator Now Growth Strategist Interviewed

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For more than a decade, Scot MacTaggart was a security integrator (at PA-based PSX). In late 2018, he left the industry. He is now a Growth Strategist and he believes the industry is eating integrators alive. IPVM conducted an interview with Ma...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months ago

19 Facial Recognition Providers Profiled

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IPVM interviewed 19 facial recognition providers at ISC West to understand their claimed accuracy, success and positioning. 9 from China, where facial recognition has received the most significant recent support: Dahua: "interest but not ado...

By Charles Rollet - 5 months ago

ACRE Acquires RS2, Explains Acquisition Strategy

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ACRE continues to buy, now acquiring RS2, just 5 months after buying Open Options. One is a small access control manufacturer from Texas, the other is a small access control manufacturer from Indiana. And ACRE already owns access control man...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Door Operators Access Control Tutorial

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Doors equipped with door operators, specialty devices that automate opening and closing, tend to be quite complex. The mechanisms needed to achieve these actions, the configuration how they work, and how they integrate with standard access syst...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Alarm.com Favorability Results 2019

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The once dot com startup has evolved to become a core provider for home security and is now expanding into commercial. In their first entry in IPVM's favorability study, Alarm.com had strong net favorability though with high neutrality, as the ch...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

ISC West 2019 Report

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The IPVM team has finished at the Sands looking at what companies are offering and how they are changing their positioning. See below for 50+ manufacturer booth videos: Coverage includes: Top Trends In and Out of the Show Biggest Develop...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Spring 2019 50+ New Products Directory

We are compiling a list of new products for Spring 2019 and have over 50 already. Contrast to Fall 2018 New Products Directory and Spring 2018 New Products Directory We will be adding to this directory daily as more are announced. Startups ...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

Startup GateKeeper Aims For Unified Physical / Logical Access Token

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This startup's product claims to 'Kill the Password' you use to keep your computers safe.  They have already released their Gatekeeper Halberd token that enables user location to secure Network/ Computer Access, and automatically uses strong 50...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Airship VMS Profile

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Airship has been developing VMS software for over 10 years, however, with no outside investment, and minimal marketing, the company is not well known. But who is Airship? We spoke to them about their VMS, why they stopped OEMing Hikvision in 2017...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Access Control Course Fall 2019 - Register Now

Register for the Fall 2019 Access Control Course. For early registration save $50 off the course's normal $299 price. IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a ...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Silicon Valley Access Startup Proxy Raises $13.6 Million

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This mobile-credential based access startup just raised $13.6 million in funding.  Further, they claim that their technology can free businesses from the physical credential and do it with an atypical blend of security and convenience, deliveri...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Casino Security Consultant Carl Lindgren Interview

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For more than 20 years, Carl Lindgren worked as a casino surveillance pro, while being active (and sometimes outspoken) on various online video surveillance groups What best practices has he picked up over the years and, now as a consultant, wh...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Lenel Favorability Results 2019

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The positive news for Lenel is that integrators do not dislike them as much as they used to.  The negative news for Lenel is that integrators overall still do not like them, as 2019 IPVM favorability results show: This comes at a pivotal time ...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Large Hospital Security End User Interview

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This large single-state healthcare system consists of many hospitals, and hundreds of health parks, private practices, urgent care facilities, and medical offices. IPVM conducted an end user interview with the company and asked about operations...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Genetec Security Center 5.8 Tested

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Genetec has released Version 5.8. This comes after a wait of more than a year that caused frustrations for many Genetec partners. Our previous test (which covers the fundamentals), found Security Center to offer many enterprise features and a com...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Retired Mercury President Returns As Open Options President

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Open Options experienced major changes in 2018, including being acquired by ACRE and losing its President and General Manager, John Berman who passed away unexpectedly at the same time. Now, Open Options has recruited formerly retired industry ...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Large US University End-User Video Surveillance Interview

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Schools have become targets in modern days of active shooters and terrorist fears. The need for video and access security is high. Universities also present increased challenges—students live both on and off campus, people take night classes that ...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Start Up Safe Zone $150 Gunfire Detector Profile

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While gunfire detectors have been around for years, typically they are limited to enterprise level or municipal deployments. Startup AVidea, makers of the Safe Zone Gunfire Detection System is selling their detector at a consumer price point - $14...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

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