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Hotel Access Control Explained

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Hotel access control seems to work magically. Unlike electronic access control systems used in commercial security, doors in hotels are not typically connected to a central server to confirm access. How does it work then? How can the hotel assu...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Access Control Specification Guide

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This 15 page report provides the most in-depth guidance on specifying Access Control systems you will find. Specifying Access Control correctly can be tricky, because every opening has quirks and are prone to outside factors that impact system pe...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 3 years ago

Software House Access Control Company Profile

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In our 12th access company profile, we examine Software House's C-Cure access control platform: Comparing Software House to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Covering t...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 3 years ago

Banned: Classroom Barricade Locks

In this age of classroom shootings, many are looking for barricade locks - a cheap and easy stopgap to bolster door security.   Critics condemn barricade locks as dangerous and even deadly because they do not satisfy basic building codes, while p...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 3 years ago

The Brooklyn Access Startup: Kisi

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Straight from the hipster startup hotbed of Brooklyn comes a new IP access control system.  And if the tough streets of NYC do not offer enough credibility, Kisi also claims German engineering: True to startup form, the company offers big claim...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 3 years ago

AMAG Access Control Company Profile

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In our 12th access control company profile, we examine AMAG Symmetry access control platform: Comparing AMAG to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Covering their hardwar...

By Brian Rhodes - about 3 years ago

Brivo Access Control Company Profile

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This is our 9th in a series of access control company profiles. In this entry, we cover Brivo. Profile Brivo is a US based access company offering hosted systems, where users subscribe to a monthly cloud service to manage their systems rather th...

By Brian Rhodes - about 3 years ago

Honeywell Pro-Watch Access Control Profile

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Inside we examine Honeywell Pro-Watch access control line: Comparing Honeywell to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Examining their dealer requirements Covering their ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 3 years ago

RS2 Access Control Company Profile

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Inside we examine RS2 Technologies Access It! line for best customer fit, key features, pricing, and main weaknesses. Profile RS2 is a US access company offering a range of platforms from small systems to enterprise platforms. Regardless of vers...

By Brian Rhodes - about 3 years ago

New Siri Powered Kwikset Lock

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Your voice is your key with a new residential doorlock, Kwikset's Premis. Using your Apple phone, you can command your door to lock and unlock even if you are miles away. The idea sounds cool, but how does it work and is it secure? We take a deepe...

By Brian Rhodes - about 3 years ago

Barricade Locks - Pros vs Cons

The most basic rule of access control is 'never lock people in', but is the problem of active shootings big enough to beat the code? Some in the security market think so, and support is growing for a non-code compliant type of lock called a 'barr...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

DSX Access Control Company Profile

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In this note, we profile access control provider DSX. This is the second installment of a series leading to an access control vendor comparison report. We examine DSX's overall strengths, ideal customer market, pricing, and biggest gaps in this n...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Smart Integrators Should Lead With Access Control

3 years ago, we asked "Should Smart Integrators Lead with Access Control?" pointing out some of the relative strengths of access control and emerging challenges of the video surveillance business. Now, we more firmly make the case that smart inte...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

New: Axis Video Intercom

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A suicide resistant camera, an IP horn and now a video intercom. Axis might be getting pushed out of the low end of the market, but they are building out high-end speciality niches. In this note, we examine the new Axis video intercom, the A8004...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Vacation Rental Access Control: The 'ResortLock'

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Controlling access to your vacation home or rental property is the vision of ResortLock. Through an internet based management portal, users can manage security from thousands of miles away. But does it make sense and is it priced right? We examin...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Most Needed Improvement: Access Control Software

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100 integrators answered IPVM's question: "Which aspect/element of access control system technology (ie: credentials, locks, controllers, management software, system openness, etc) most needs to improve? Why?" Software and openness were the clea...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Lockitron Admits Failure

They were Silicon Valley's chosen one. The company who was going to disrupt access control, backed by the biggest incubator and cheered on by the tech press. However, as IPVM test results showed, the product had massive problems. And now, Locki...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Security Sales Forecast 2015

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The biggest surveillance manufacturer marketing push in 2014 was 4K. And the pundits continue to say how the cloud will be the next big thing. But these two were easily beat out by three less hyped but more valuable offerings. Inside this repor...

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

The Most Secure Lock Ever? (Hint: Nope)

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High security locks are big business, but even the most advanced examples are vulnerable to simple exploits. Now, a new lock from a small Taiwanese company claims to be 'incapable of exploitation". And sure enough, the design is so exotic, it do...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Startup - Smart Door Barricade

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Barricade your door. And control it via your phone. Smartlocks are increasingly commonplace, but this startup is taking a different approach. Rather than replacing your existing lock, this company has developed a barricade that installs at the b...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Allegion Releases Engage, Assa Aperio Competitor

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Wireless locks are one of the fastest growing segments of access control. The biggest player in this market today is Assa Abbloy with their Aperio platform. Now, one of Assa's top competitors, Allegion (the Ingersoll Rand Spin Off), is releasing...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Classroom Closer Lock Illegal

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Keeping classrooms locked against intruders is one the most urgent security priorities today. With terrible active shooting events in schools in the mind of many administrators, a teacher has developed 'The Sleeve', a bracket that slides over a do...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Debunking Assa Abloy President's Next Big Thing

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The President of one of the biggest names in access control has proclaimed the next big thing: energy reduction for electrified hardware. Assa's leader placed access control as the next frontier for saving money on power, citing his conglomerate'...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

New Product: Software House Mega Controller

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Software House's new controller, iStar Ultra, doubles the number of doors typically supported, from the commonplace 16 to a rare 32. In this note, we examine the design of the offering, its upside, limitations, pricing and positioning.

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

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