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Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined

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Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams inside them. Now the company is touting one of their newest maglocks, the M680E, using only 52 millia...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 days ago

Arlo, Bigger Than Avigilon, More Valuable Than Axis

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Arlo, the wireless IP camera offering that Netgear bought ~5 years ago for a few tens of millions is now doing more revenue than Avigilon and likely will get a higher market valuation than Axis' $3+ billion USD. Sounds crazy to those in the pro...

By John Honovich - 12 days ago

PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial

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Powering access control with Power over Ethernet is becoming increasingly common.  However, access requires more power than cameras, and the problems of not having enough are significant, especially if unsecured doors, unresponsive doors, or dead...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

CES 2018 Show Final Report

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This is IPVM's final edition of our 2018 CES show report. Below are already numerous images and commentary, with more coming tomorrow.   CES is far far bigger than even big security shows like ISC West (the CES show floor covers 2,500,000 square...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

The Interceptor Aims To Fix Vulnerability In Millions of Alarm Systems

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Security executive Jeffery Zwirn claims a 'catastrophic' flaw exists in 'millions of alarm systems', and dealers could be liable if not fixed. The Interceptor prevents a thief or building fire from locking up an alarm panel to prevent it from dial...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Resolution Tutorial

Understanding video surveillance resolution can be surprisingly difficult and complex. While the word 'resolution' seems self-explanatory, its use in surveillance is far from it. In this tutorial, we will explain 5 critical elements: What resol...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Amazon Acquires Blink

Amazon has made their first significant acquisition in the connected home space, buying wire-free camera manufacturer Blink. We examine Amazon's acquisition of Blink and what this means for the consumer video segment, as well as traditional surve...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

NVRs - Embedded vs Separate PoE Switch (Statistics)

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Many NVRs now offer PoE switches embedded, allowing IP cameras to be connected directly to the recorder. On the plus side, these units can simplify installation as it eliminates the traditionally used separate PoE switch as well as allows addin...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

D-Link ONVIF Switch Tested

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D-Link's surveillance switches claim to "enhance ease of use and streamline management" for network administrators, with simplified UIs and automatic discovery of ONVIF devices to show what cameras are connected along with key information such as ...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

ZKAccess Control Tested

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China manufacturer ZKTeco / ZKAcces has been expanding in the West, offering a low-cost access control platform. But how good is it? And how does it compare to the emerging access control offerings of Dahua and Hikvision? We bought a ZKAccess C3...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Hazardous & Explosion Proof Access Control Tutorial

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Controlling access to hazardous environments require equipment meeting specific ratings that certify they will not start fires. Understanding those ratings mandate careful selection. Inside this note, we explain: Where is explosion proof access...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

PoE UPS Tested (Energy Reconnect)

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In security, backup power is important, but most often requires UPS systems or extra cabling to devices for low voltage power. Now, some have released another option, PoE UPSes, which simply connect inline between camera or controller and switc...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Mobile Credentials (BLE / NFC / Apps) Guide

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One of the biggest trends in access for the last few years has been the marriage of mobile phones and access cards. In this guide, we examine: 4 key management problems 2 practical problems for users BLE vs NFC vs Apps Comparison [Note: T...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Long Range Access Control Readers Tutorial

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One of the classic challenges for access control are parking lots and garages, where the user's credential is far from the reader. With modern access systems, the basic methods of increasing the read distance mean using special readers, credential...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Selecting Access Control Readers Tutorial

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Given the variety of types available, specifying access control readers can be a daunting process. However, focusing on a few key elements will help you arrive at the right product no matter which system you are using. These factors are: The B...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

ONVIF Wire Free Camera Tested (Netgear FlexPower)

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Totally wire-free cameras are a hot growth market. But they have had one major problem: Proprietary. IPVM has tested Netgear's Arlo and Arlo Go, Blink/Blink XT, and EZVIZ's Mini Trooper, none of which work with VMS systems. There is clearly a n...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Hikvision Access Control Tested

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Hikvision aggressive pricing and marketing combined with generally reliable hardware and free software has made them a major player in video surveillance. Now, Hikvision is ramping up their access control offering. How will it fare? We bought Hi...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Deep Learning Tutorial For Video Surveillance

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Deep learning is a growing buzzword within physical security and video surveillance. But what is 'deep learning'? In this tutorial, we explain deep learning specifically for video surveillance covering: Traditional video analytic approaches  ...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Exacq M Series Low Cost NVR Tested

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With recent cyber security issues hitting NVRs and cameras from low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision, users are increasingly seeking alternatives to this low priced gear. Exacq's M series NVRs aim to challenge low cost models from Dahua and Hikvi...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Dahua Access Control Tested

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Can Dahua become a major force in access control? We bought Dahua's ASC1202B to find out. We tested Dahua access and its management application to see how it stacks up to competitors in the security space. With this report, we cover these find...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Resetting IP Cameras - 30 Manufacturer Directory

Every camera has a reset button (well, almost) but it is not always clear what these buttons do, how long they need to be held, what settings they actually restore, etc. Since factory default is not frequently necessary, remembering the procedure ...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Fail Safe vs. Fail Secure Tutorial

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Few terms carry greater importance in access control than 'fail safe' and 'fail secure'. Access control professionals must know how these concepts apply, and how to pick locks that are appropriate. Properly doing so determines whether door hardwa...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Dahua and Hikvision Entering Access Control

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Until now, Chinese video giants Hikvision and Dahua have held back releasing access internationally. Both companies have now pulled the trigger, and distributors are already taking orders. In this report, based on our ongoing testing and marke...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Neurala Deep Learning Platform Profile

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Find lost children? If Neurala has its way with its recent partnership with Motorola, that is the aim as shown in their video below: Neurala has developed a deep-learning platform designed for implementation in low-power edge devices, providing...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

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