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Hikvision And China's Military

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Hikvision has partnered with the PRC's military, earning top PLA supplier status, collaborating on PLA research, and more, an IPVM investigation reveals. This contradicts Hikvision's "strong protest" that the US Defense Department putting...

By IPVM Team - 18 days ago

Access Control Request to Exit (RTE) Tutorial

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For access-controlled doors, especially those with maglocks, 'Request to Exit', or 'RTE' devices are required to override electrified locks to guarantee free egress. Inside we examine these key RTE factors: The Common RTE Devices: REX and...

By Brian Rhodes - 24 days ago

White Light Camera Shootout - Dahua, Hikvision, Tiandy, Uniview

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The white light camera segment continues to grow, with new entrants from Dahua, Tiandy, and Uniview, and new generations of Hikvision's ColorVu. To see how these new models perform and what issues they have, we bought and tested: Dahua...

By Derek Ward - 24 days ago

Amazon Favorability Statistics 2021

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Amazon is everywhere: cameras, access control, video analytics, and more. How do security integrators feel about them? Inside, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on Amazon's positioning, pros, and cons.

By Ethan Ace - 29 days 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...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month 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...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Kantech EntraPass Tested

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Advanced feature access control systems are typically restricted to dealers only. However, Tyco Kantech EntraPass access management system touts advanced features including customized import/exports, card print batching, event-based video...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

New Products April 2021 - 47 Videos On-Demand

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The April 2021 New Products show is complete. All videos may be watched on the Shows Page. 40+ Companies Presented 1702ai: Presents SAMSON gun detection Airship: Outpost video recorders applications for remote sites, mobile video...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Hack Your Access Control With This $30 HID 125kHz Card Copier

Many access control systems that allow 125kHz cards can be easily hacked by a cheap $30 card copier. We overview this risk in the video below: And this technical video below shows the steps in greater detail: In our tests, we copied multiple...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Video Analytics Algorithms / Efficiency

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One of the biggest barriers to video analytics is having sufficient computational resources. An alternative to increasing hardware performance for video analytics is improving algorithm efficiency.

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Meraki Favorability Statistics 2021

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Meraki has become a significant networking supplier and a growing video surveillance one. What do integrators think of them? Inside, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on Meraki's positioning, pros, and...

By Ethan Ace - 2 months ago

Kantech KT-1 PoE+ Controller Test

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Tyco-owned Kantech is commonly cited as an integrator favorite access offering, ranking higher than sister access offering Software House. The company's newest KT-1 controller adds PoE+ capability and an embedded access management...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Video Analytics Hardware 101

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Video analytics can be supported on different hardware types and programming frameworks, impacting cost, efficiency, and accuracy. The primary factors reviewed in this report are: CPU including Intel GPU including NVIDIA, CUDA and Tensor...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial

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

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

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...

By Zach Segal - 5 months 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months 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...

By Derek Ward - 5 months 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months 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 - 6 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 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 - 7 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 - 7 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,...

By Isabella Cheng - 8 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 - 8 months ago

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