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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 select locks that are appropriate. In this tutorial, we teach: The differen...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Lasers Impact on Surveillance Cameras Tested

Hong Kong protests have brought global attention to video surveillance and the ongoing attempts of protesters to disable or undermine those cameras using lasers. But what impact do these lasers have? IPVM bought and tested lasers on surveillanc...

By Derek Ward - 8 months ago

Assa Acquires LifeSafety Power

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Assa Abloy is acquiring LifeSafety Power, adding to their growing collection of access control brands like Mercury, August, Pioneer Doors, and KEYper in just the last two years. In this note, we examine: LifeSafety Power company background ...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

Mobile Access Control 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. But how does this work? Based on our mobile access control shootout, in this guide, we examine: BLE vs NFC vs Apps comparison...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

ZK Teco Atlas Access Control Tested

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Who needs access specialists? China-based ZKTeco claims its newest access panel 'makes it very easy for anyone to learn and install access control systems' including 'access novices', and an embedded management app, integrated WiFi, and PoE overc...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

Avigilon Blue VSaaS Tested

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Avigilon says Blue is a "powerful integrator cloud service platform", easy to set up and configure, quickly scale business, by leveraging cloud connectivity. But as cloud startups grow in number and size, how much better does Blue work, and where ...

By Sean Patton - 10 months ago

HD Analog vs IP Guide

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For years, HD resolution and single cable signal/power were IP camera advantages, with analog cameras limited to much lower resolution and requiring separate power and video cables. However, in new HD analog cameras, AHD, CVI, and TVI have made si...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Maglocks Usage Statistics 2019

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Maglocks divide access control specifiers perhaps more than any other component. Many are concerned about life safety codes, but others cite benefits such as being less expensive. How frequently are maglocks used? 150+ integrators told us how ...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Hikvision ColorVu Camera Tested

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Hikvision says their new ColorVu line captures "vivid chromatic images in darkness", with unconventional white light illuminations whereas most cameras use infrared. To see how these new models perform, we bought and tested the DS-2CD2347G1-L, ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 11 months ago

Risk of Amazon Alexa Guard: No Battery Or Cell Backup

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Amazon positions its Alexa Guard Service as a "smart home security system" and says it can help you "keep your home safe". However, the service—dependent on hardwired (no built-in battery backup) Echo devices with just IP communications—no altern...

By IPVM - 11 months ago

China / US Trade War Impact Splits Industry

As the trade war continues to heat up, 170+ integrators told us "What impact will the US / PRC China conflict have on the industry?" Respondents were sharply divided, as the chart below shows: Executive Summary The top positive theme was th...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

Access Control Job Walk Guide

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Significant money can be saved and problems avoided with an access control job walk if you know what to look for and what to ask. By inviting interested parties onsite for pre-bid job walks, many of the site conditions inadequately described in...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

LifeSafety Power NetLink Vulnerabilities And Problematic Response

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'Power supplies' are not devices that many think about when considering vulnerabilities but as more and more devices go 'online', the risks for them need to be considered as well. Indeed, Security researcher Bashis has discovered various vulnerab...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Maglock Selection Guide

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One of the most misunderstood yet valuable pieces of electrified hardware is the maglock. Few locks are stronger, but myths and confusion surround their proper use. Many access control designers avoid using them altogether, but should they? In ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year 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 Pu...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Dahua ePoE Long Distance UTP / Coax Tested

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Dahua's Enhanced PoE (ePoE) line is claiming extended video and power transmission over 600m without repeaters, with devices interchangeable via UTP or coax, a claim that few competitors make. We bought and tested ePoE converters, cameras, and ...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

Axis Supports HD Analog

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In 2017, Axis declared 'Everything is IP': Now, in 2019, Axis has released support for HD analog, with their new encoders. Why the change? How will this impact Axis IP camera sales? What benefit does this provide to HD analog camera manufac...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Pole Mount Camera Installation Guide

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Poles are a popular but challenging choice for deploying surveillance cameras outdoors. Poles are indispensable for putting cameras at the right height to get the best picture and for keeping cameras out of harm's way. However, mounting cameras...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Large Hospital Security End User Interview

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This large single-state healthcare system consists of many hospitals, and hundreds of health parks, private practices, urgent care facilities, and medical offices. IPVM conducted an end user interview with the company and asked about operations...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Retired Mercury President Returns As Open Options President

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Open Options experienced major changes in 2018, including being acquired by ACRE and losing its President and General Manager, John Berman [link no longer available] who passed away unexpectedly at the same time. Now, Open Options has recruited...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Private School IT Manager Surveillance Interview

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This IT manager describes himself as the "oft-maligned IT person" whose "opinions may not always be appreciated by the integrator crowd." But he is here to share his perspective. This undisclosed interviewee is the IT manager at a private US sc...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

Outdoor Camera Mounting Hardware Guide

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Mounting cameras outdoors can be challenging, requiring understanding different types of equipment and methods. In this guide, we teach this in-depth. The report includes 5 video screencast demonstrations and 8 images helping you to learn the: ...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

BluB0x Company Profile

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BluB0x has doubled in revenue every year since its founding in 2013, according to CEO Patrick Barry [link no longer available]. We originally reported on them in 2015. At the time, they described themselves as a "hosted security platform that deli...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Security Installation Tools Guide - 22 Tools Listed

In this guide, we cover 22 tools that security installers frequently use. This is one part of our upcoming Video Surveillance Installation Course that starts next month that will teach installation in great depth. Personal Installer Tool Invent...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Cisco Meraki Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested

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Cisco Meraki says their cameras "bring Meraki magic to the enterprise video security world". According to Meraki, their magic is their management Dashboard, ease of use and configuration, accessibility and network security and "doing things in wa...

By Sean Patton - over 1 year ago

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