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AHJ / Authority Having Jurisdiction Tutorial

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One of the most powerful yet often underappreciated characters in all of physical security is the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Often, these authorities get involved only when problems arise, and they frequently leave a flood of delays, re...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 months ago

Access Control Lock Guide

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In this guide, we examine locks; critical elements of any security system and fundamental parts of every access control system. Two fundamental classes of locks are used in access, electrified locks and mechanical locks. But with thousands of l...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 months ago

Favorite Access Control Reader Manufacturer 2018

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Favorite reader votes are in, and it is not close. A global access giant ran away with the votes in a one-sided contest. But for many, the result was not surprising. One of the 148 integrator responses we collected replied: "I can't wait to ...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 months ago

UTC, Owner of Lenel, Acquires S2

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UTC now owns two of the biggest access control providers, one of integrator's most hated access control platforms, Lenel, and one of their favorites, S2 (see IPVM S2 company profile). Under UTC management since 2005, Lenel has had significant p...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

Favorite Request-to-Exit (RTE) Manufacturers 2018

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Request To Exit devices like motion sensors and lock releasing push-buttons are a part of almost every access install, but who makes the equipment integrators most prefer? Big brands like (alphabetically) Assa, Bosch, Honeywell and Tyco are common...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 months ago

Door Fundamentals For Access Control Guide

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Assuming every door can be secured with either a maglock or an electric strike can be a painful assumption in the field. While those items can be applied flexibly with various openings, there are occasions where certain hardware cannot be used. A...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Drain Wire For Access Control Reader Tutorial

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An easy-to-miss cabling specification plays a key role in access control, yet it is commonly ignored. The drain wire offers protection for readers and controllers, ensuring proper cable performance. We examine the drain wire, the role it plays, a...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Directory Of 110+ Video Management Software (VMS) Suppliers

This directory provides a list of Video Management Software providers to help you see and research what options are available. Listing Format The listing is in the layout of: Company Name, Product Name, Home Country, Notes, IPVM Tests/Report ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Exit Devices For Access Control Tutorial

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Exit Devices, also called 'Panic Bars' or 'Crash Bars' are required by safety codes the world over, and become integral parts of electronic access control systems. However, they are often poorly understood, especially how they should be used in...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Assa Aperio Wireless Access Reader R100 Tested

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Wireless access control is frequently promoted by manufacturers as a way to cut installation costs. Perhaps the biggest proponent of this is mega access control manufacturer Assa Abloy. Their most recent version of their wireless access control li...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Synology Surveillance Station VMS Tested

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With so many low-cost NVRs and enterprise VMSes, is there any place in the market for NAS-based VMSes? Recently, IPVM bought a Synology NAS for general data storage. The NAS comes with Synology's own VMS software (Synology Surveillance Station) b...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Backup Power For Maglocks Guide

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When the main power fails, many believe maglocks must leave doors unlocked. However, battery backed up maglocks are allowed according to IBC / NFPA code. It just needs to be done properly. We examine the five critical steps for using backing up m...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

ISS VMS / Video Analytics Company Profile

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Who is ISS? In the past few months, they had one of the craziest ISC West promo items in years. Then, they hired industry veteran and ex-Dahua Director Janet Fenner as CMO, who promptly took over Hikvision's abandoned GSX 2018 booth in the middl...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

RealNetworks Free School Facial Recognition

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The company that created RealPlayer is moving beyond media delivery and into the security space with a new facial recognition platform they have developed. IPVM has written about the difficulties of FST, another face rec software provider that ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Door Swing Tutorial

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The direction a door swings might seem minor, but it can greatly impact door hardware selection. There are four basic ways a door can swing, and knowing how to properly determine it is critical when designing access control systems and ordering...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

FST Fails

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FST was one of the hottest startups of the decade, selected as the best new product at ISC West 2011 and backed with tens of millions in funding. Now, the company is ceasing operations and looking toward something new. In this note, we share f...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Belgium Bans Private Facial Surveillance

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Belgium has effectively banned the use of facial recognition and other biometrics-based video analytics in surveillance cameras for private, non-police use, taking a strong stand and showcasing the impact of new EU privacy regulations on video sur...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 year ago

GDPR For Access Control Guide

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Electronic access control is common in businesses plus organizations are increasingly considering biometrics for access control. With GDPR coming into force this Spring, it is important to understand how this will impact these systems. IPVM has...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Allegion Acquires Isonas

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Isonas failed to 'revolutionize' access control as they regularly claimed. Now, nearly 20 years after their founding, they are being acquired by mega access control provider Allegion. Why did Isonas fail to 'revolutionize' access control? Wher...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

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Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons. Because users typically hold on to access control systems for as long as possible, often decades, switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes. However, in thi...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Free Online NFPA, IBC, and ADA Codes and Standards

Finding applicable codes for security work can be a costly task, with printed books and pdf downloads costing hundreds or thousands. However, a number of widely referenced codes are avavailable free online if you know the right places to search. ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

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