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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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 Raven LPR camera for over two weeks, examining the following: How...

By Derek Ward - 11 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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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...

By Robert Wren Gordon - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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...

By John Honovich and Joey Walter - over 1 year ago

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