Technical Jokes and Cartoons

A man was sitting reading his papers when his wife hit him in the head with a frying pan. 'What was that for?' the man asked. The wife replied, 'That was for the piece of paper with the name Jenny on it that I found in your pants pocket'. The man then

How Door Access Control Works

How Door Readers, credential and access control software work. 

Door access control has become a very important part of our security structure. The door readers control the electric lock and determine who enters the building. The readers use credentials which can be cards that fit in your wallet, or thick lanyard cards with holes that can be worn around your neck, or keyfobs that attach to your keyring. [Read more …

How to Increase Security in an Apartment Building

An Article about How Technology Improves Security

Network attached security devices can provide walls of defense that increase safety in apartment buildings. Security can be provided by a number of different IP technologies such as door access control, IP camera systems, and IP intercoms and paging systems. Much like the walls of a castle, they provide increased

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What is the Best Camera for IP Camera Systems

The article provides a comparison of surveillance cameras for your IP Camera Systems.

To determine the best surveillance camera, you must first understand your objectives. The purposes of your surveillance system include increased safety, reduced theft, improved productivity, or reducing liability. It also includes how quickly you need to be notified of an alarm condition. Do you want [Read more …] 

Mobile Panic Buttons for Business, Schools, and Healthcare

This article describes how mobile personal emergency buttons work.

The latest mobile panic buttons are designed for business, education, healthcare, hotels, and other organizations.

The mobile panic button provides advanced capability and operates through cell phone services so are not tethered to one location. They can be used anywhere there is a phone connection. The new panic buttons [Read more …

Abbreviations and Acronyms of Computers and Security

This glossary provides some of the abbreviations and acronyms that are used in the security business

When I started working for IBM many years ago, all the new employees had to go to training classes. They taught us all about their products. I found that I not only had to learn about their technology but also about the abbreviations and acronyms

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Panic Buttons and Security

This article describes how to integrate Panic Buttons into your security system.

Panic buttons can be added to security systems to increase safety and security. For example, these alarm buttons can be integrated into a security system such as surveillance camera systems, Paging systems, and door access control systems. Placing panic buttons in strategic areas can help to

How to Integrate Door Access and IP Camera Systems

This article discusses the best way to integrate IP Video and IP door access systems. 

Door Access Control and IP Camera Systems provide security by themselves. When the two systems are integrated, they provide a higher level of security and safety. There are some different ways to integrate cameras and door control systems. There are proprietary systems

How Power Over Ethernet Works

PoE makes installation very easy.   

Many network-attached devices, such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, WiFi radios, and IP door readers use power over Ethernet (PoE).  The single network cable transfers both data and power to the device …

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How to Install IP Door Readers

IP Door Access Control Systems are easy to install and provide excellent flexibility.

There are RFID proximity IP readers and biometric door readers such as fingerprint or facial recognition readers, that connect to the network. In many cases, you can use PoE to power the reader and the electric lock. An IP door access control reader

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