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FTC Commissioner Supports Severe Facial Recognition Restrictions

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Pressure against facial recognition is building, with an FTC commissioner saying he supports a moratorium or severe restrictions on facial recognition. Inside this note, IPVM examines what the FTC commissioner said, and the challenges for fac...

By Zach Segal - 5 days ago

Verkada Access Reader Tested (AD31)

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Verkada is expanding into access control. We tested Verkada's controller and system software a few months ago. Now, Verkada has its first reader model, the AD31. But how well does it work and how does it compare to incumbents like HID and Allegio...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 days ago

Flock Safety LPR Tested

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LPR startup Flock has raised over $80 million, claiming their license plate readers "stop crime", but how well do they work in the real world? We tested Flock Safety's LPR camera for over two weeks, examining the following: How accurate ar...

By Derek Ward - 14 days ago

HID Warns Against Unauthorized 'Parasitic' Devices

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HID has warned against using 'parasitic' devices, including 2 Silicon Valley startups, Safetrust and Proxy, who received $42 million in funding this year. Those startups responded to IPVM strongly disputing HID's claims. Who is right? Are th...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

JCI Disputes The Interceptor's 'FATAL DEFECT' Allegation

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Jeff Zwirn and Keith Jentoff of "The Interceptor Project" have escalated their campaign against major alarm manufacturers, with Zwirn claiming that JCI has confirmed a "FATAL DEFECT". However, JCI disputed that in a response to IPVM. In this ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

85+ Point Access Control Commissioning / Install Checklist

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This 85+ point checklist helps end users, integrators, and consultants verify that access control installation is complete. It covers the following sections: Door Hardware Checks Reader Checks Controller Checks Fire Alarm Loop Confirmat...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months 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 ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

HID Signo Access Control Readers Tested

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HID is touting its new Signo series as "the signature line of access control readers from HID Global" but how well do they work? We bought and tested two different Signo readers (a mullion mount 20 and a 40K with keypad) to see how they stack...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Taiwan Geovision AI Analytics and NDAA Examined

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Taiwan manufacturer Geovision's revenue has been falling for years. However, can its new AI analytics and opportunities from NDAA turn things around? IPVM spoke with Geovision USA's President, David Huang, and Business Development Manager, Jo...

By Isabella Cheng - 3 months ago

Ubiquiti Access Control Tested

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Ubiquiti has become one of the most widely used wireless and switch providers for physical security systems. Now it has entered electronic access control. While Cisco tried access control but failed, can Ubiquiti be a factor and disrupt? We ...

By Brian Rhodes and John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Monitoring Alarm Systems From Home - Innovation or Danger?

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Remote monitoring by alarm companies since COVID-19 is bringing cost savings but threatening security and reliability. Will UL Standard updates make it safer? The UL Standard body recognizes at-home monitoring as a less preferred option, but ...

By Joey Walter - 3 months ago

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) And The Future of Mobile Electronic Access Control

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In the last year, Ultra-Wideband (UWB) has gained support from new phones (e.g., all iPhone 11s). UWB offers potential beyond Bluetooth so how will this impact the future of mobile access control? IPVM investigates the technology including: ...

By Zach Segal - 3 months ago

Verkada Access Control Tested

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Verkada raised $80 million earlier in 2020, expanding from video into access control. They are fast-growing in video but how will they do in access? We bought and tested Verkada's cloud-based access platform to see how it stacks up against co...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Startup Boulder AI Presents Edge to Cloud Physical Security

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Boulder AI, a deep learning startup taking on custom analytics projects with its in-house camera, presented its physical security solution at the 2020 IPVM Startups show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from Boulder AI including IPVM...

By Joey Walter - 5 months ago

South Korea Bus Outdoor Temperature Screening Endangers Public

These $80,000+ South Korea bus stations have gained world-wide attention but IPVM verified they use cheap temperature tablets outdoors, endangering the public. This is the fifth in an ongoing series of flawed fever camera deployments adding t...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 5 months 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 ...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Canon Company Milestone Takes $1+ Million PPP Money

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Milestone, a Canon company, took $1 million+ in PPP loans, despite being part of a $30+ billion conglomerate. However, Milestone told IPVM that they did qualify under the terms of the PPP when they applied in April and under its interpretatio...

By John Honovich and Joey Walter - 6 months ago

SafeZone Tech Presents AI Gunfire Detection

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Safe Zone presented its AI gunfire sensor the May 2020 IPVM Startups show. A 30-minute video from Safe Zone including IPVM Q&A Background on the company Key Positive factors to consider Key Negative factors to consider Presentatio...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Mobiqam Presents Battery Powered & Quick Setup Video Surveillance

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Mobiqam presented its battery-powered, quick setup video surveillance system at the May 2020 IPVM Startups show. A 30-minute video from Mobiqam including IPVM Q&A Background on the company Key Positive factors to consider Key Negativ...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Indoor Robotics Presents Tando Aerial Drones

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Indoor Robotics presented Tando indoor autonomous drones at the May 2020 IPVM Startups show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from Tando including IPVM Q&A Background on the company Key Positive factors to consider Key Negative...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Suprema's Moca Presents No Wire Mobile Reader Airfob

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Moca Sytems presented its Airfob Mobile Access Reader at the May 2020 IPVM Startups show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from Moca including IPVM Q&A Background on the company Key Positive factors to consider Key Negative fac...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Sony Launches AI Camera Sensors

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Weeks after exiting the branded video surveillance business, Sony is making a splash announcing "the first image sensors in the world to be equipped with AI processing functionality". Inside this note, we examine: What the Sony AI sensors ...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

Axton Presents Pulsed-Light Illuminators

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Axton presented Pulsed-Light Illuminators (Pulsar Series), at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show, claiming that using 'pulse' light bursts permit a smaller-wattage illuminator to output the same amount as a 10X larger 'always on' unit: Ins...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

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