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Biometrics Usage Statistics 2019

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Biometrics are commonly used in phones, but how frequently are they used for access? 150+ integrators told us how often they use biometrics, when, and why. Inside this report, we examine the trends and the key reasons for and against them.

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

ProdataKey (PDK) Access Company Profile

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Utah based ProdataKey touts low cost cloud access, wireless controllers, and no dealer required national distribution availability. But how does it compare to other access platforms? Inside we examine PDK for best customer fit, key features, pri...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Axis Door Station A8207-VE Tested

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Axis newest door station, the A8207-VE, claims to deliver "video surveillance, two-way communication, and access control" in a single device. But how well does each of these perform? The video in the unit tested disappointingly bad in low light, ...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Responsibility Split Selecting Locks - Statistics

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A heated access debate surrounds who should pick and install the locks. While responsible for selecting the control systems, integrators often struggle getting locks to work when others supply them. So we asked integrators 'What percentage of you...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Mobile Access Usage Statistics 2019

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The ability to use mobile phones as access credentials is one of the biggest trends in a market that historically has been slow in adopting new technology. 150+ integrators told us how often they use mobile access and the 3 key limitations hold...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

How To Troubleshoot Wiegand Reader Problems - Inverted Wiring

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Wiegand is the dominant method of connecting access readers, but problems can arise for installers. In fact, one of the most difficult reader installation issues to troubleshoot is caused by wiring it wrong. However, inside we explain how to f...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Nortek Blue Pass Mobile Access Reader Tested

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Nortek claims BluePass mobile readers are a 'more secure and easy to use approach to access', but our testing uncovered security problems and usability issues compared to other mobile readers. Inside, we examine: The biggest strengths and pr...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Poor OSDP Usage Statistics 2019

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OSDP certainly offers advantages over decades-old Wiegand (see our OSDP Access Control Guide) but new IPVM statistics show that usage of OSDP, even in new readers, is extremely low. Inside this report, we examine the trends and the key reasons ...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Maglocks Usage Statistics 2019

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Maglocks divide access control specifiers perhaps more than any other component. Many are concerned about life safety codes, but others cite benefits such as being less expensive. How frequently are maglocks used? 150+ integrators told us how ...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

HID Mobile Tested

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HID Global is one of the largest access brands, but their mobile access has had challenges. Indeed, the company has already restructured their mobile offering earlier this year. IPVM bought and tested an HID mobile reader, credentials, and the cr...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Genetec Synergis Cloud Link - Complex, Costly and Confusing

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Genetec's Synergis Cloud Link is complex, costly and confusing compared to competitor access control architectures. Inside this note, we examine Genetec's rationale for the appliance, the problems with it, how it compares to rival access contro...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Farpointe Data Conekt Mobile Access Reader Tested

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California based Farpointe Data has been a significant OEM supplier of conventional access readers for years to companies including DMP, RS2, DSX, Keri, and Sielox, and recently announced mobile credentials and readers. So how well does the produ...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

Dumber Techs, Bad Box Movers, Says Australian Distributor

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Techs today are "dumber" than they used to be, despite better education and training and that makes a typical day "frustrating" for one undisclosed distributor. Inside this interview, we talk with him about how techs' unwillingness to learn cre...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

OSDP Access Control Guide

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Access control readers and controllers need to communicate. While Wiegand has been the de facto standard for decades, OSDP aims to solve major problems of Wiegand. In particular, OSDP's benefits: Bidirectional Communication, Including reader...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

Vidsys New President Interviewed

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A decade ago, PSIM was hot with projections then of a billion dollar market by now. This has not come close to happening. However, Vidsys, one of the original PSIM providers is still around. While the company's long-time CEO and Founder James Cho...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

Access Control Job Walk Guide

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Significant money can be saved and problems avoided with an access control job walk if you know what to look for and what to ask. By inviting interested parties onsite for pre-bid job walks, many of the site conditions inadequately described in...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

Facial Recognition Systems Fail Simple Liveness Detection Test

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Facial recognition is being widely promoted as a solution to physical access control but we were able to simply spoof 3 systems because they had no liveness detection. The image below is an example of how it works. If a person is in a facial reco...

By Brian Rhodes and Charles Rollet - 10 months ago

Maglock Selection Guide

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One of the most misunderstood yet valuable pieces of electrified hardware is the maglock. Few locks are stronger, but myths and confusion surround their proper use. Many access control designers avoid using them altogether, but should they? In ...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 months ago

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