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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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 months ago

Amazon Go Store Tested

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 - 10 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 - 10 months ago

Haven Targets School Security with Lockdown Lineup

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Haven, a US startup founded in 2014 as a residential-focused company, has now raised funding and is offering a lineup of commercial grade locks for the education market.  Further, the company says it has new smart lock offerings and is growing ...

By Dan Gelinas - 10 months ago

Directory Of Video Doorbells

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Video doorbells are one of the fastest growing categories in video surveillance, especially among residences. The optimal placement of these cameras and their added functionality as a communication device drives their popularity in the market. Thi...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

HID: Stop Selling Cracked 125 kHz Credentials

HID should stop selling cracked 125 kHz access control credentials, that have been long cracked and can easily be copied by cheap cloners sold on eBay and Amazon. To its credit, HID has long acknowledged the vulnerability and does take steps to...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Worst Products

Security integrators periodically report on their favorite and worst products to IPVM. These are known integrators who IPVM pays to answer surveys. Integrators respond with detailed comments on their selections. IPVM incorporates integrator feedba...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Solar-Powered, Smart-Phone-Based Access Kit (VIZPin) Examined

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Cloud-based access control company VIZPin is releasing a solar-powered and smart phone based access control system for gates and other remote sites. The company claims it can do access at these locations, typically with no power and network infras...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Building Occupancy Codes and Access Control Tutorial

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A building or room's classification can greatly impact which building codes must be followed. In terms of access control, these 'occupancy codes' dictate how openings can be locked and what equipment is required, often representing a range of hund...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Resideo IPOs, Then Plunges

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ADI and Honeywell Homes management have been touting their spinout and IPO for months, including appearing on Wall Street as they widely shared on social media: And: However, the stock is down 29% from the start of when-issued trading, as sh...

By Dan Gelinas - 11 months ago

Directory of Access Control and Intrusion Startups

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This directory catalogs access control and intrusion detection startups IPVM has found noteworthy. The directory is provided for your review to help you grow your business. Inside this note, we look at 23 companies providing access control and ...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Contactless Access Credentials Guide

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Contactless credentials are the most common component used in an access control system and while many look alike externally, important differences exist. Choosing the correct one can be the difference between a secure facility and wasting signifi...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

ADI Pushing Cracked 125 kHz Access Control

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Security distribution giant ADI commonly promotes access bundles featuring vulnerable and cracked 125 kHz card formats.  Even worse, they promote these kits as a 'hot deal' in email blasts: The most confusing aspect of all is that there is no m...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Security Fence Guide

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Fences, while a low tech barricade, are a cornerstone of good security. Few physical security elements are as effective at keeping threats away as security fences, even keeping heads of state and presidents safe: While simple and familiar, whic...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Startup SafePass Profile

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A major problem with visitor management is that the systems mostly require adhesive printed paper labels and paper logs, creating waste and an ongoing expense. SafePass, a small (under 12 employees) privately-held, Houston-based 2016 startup that...

By Dan Gelinas - 11 months ago

Higher Power PoE 802.3bt Ratified, Impact on Security Products Examined

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Power over Ethernet has become one of the most popular features of many video, access, and other security products. See our PoE for IP Video Surveillance Guide and PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial. Now PoE is able to transmit even more power, ...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Door Hinges Guide

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Some of the trickiest access control problems are caused by bad door hinges. From doors not closing right, to locks not locking, worn or warped hinges are one of the most common root causes but typically ignored. Along with proper Door and Fram...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Security System Health Monitoring Usage Statistics 2018

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How well and quickly do integrators know if devices are offline or broken? New IPVM statistics show that typically no health monitoring is used. Based on ~150 integrator responses, we show usage patterns across integrators, the most common reas...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

UTC Merges Lenel and S2, Creates LenelS2

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UTC has completed the acquisition of S2, launching literally Lenel's2 LenelS2 with UTC declaring that "LenelS2 unites two world-class teams with complementary strengths." 'Uniting' competitors, especially at the size of Lenel and S2, is unprece...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

Anti-Tailgating Startup: Spyfloor

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A Canadian startup, Spyfloor, is using a different approach to warn against tailgating, a common access control problem. By counting feet, Spyfloor's floor mat tracks how many people are trying to pass through a door. The developer says their s...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 months ago

Favorite Power Supply Manufacturer 2018

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While power supplies are becoming less important as PoE matures, they remain vital to access control systems, where increased power for locks, readers, and controllers is needed. Companies such as Altronix and LifeSafety Power are the most widely ...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 months ago

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