Benefits of a Door Access Control System

Why Purchase an IP Access Control System

When we need to make an access control purchasing decision, we are motivated by many different factors. Maybe we recognize that there are increasing threats to the organization, or maybe it's because something already happened. Maybe there was an intruder, or an unauthorized person entered the computer room,

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IP Physical Security Systems

Integration of Access Control, IP Cameras, and IP Paging

IP security devices are network-attached appliances such as IP cameras, IP door access control, IP intercoms, and paging. These security devices communicate using IP protocols and share the network with computers, printers, scanners, NVRs, and other network-attached devices. When we provide interaction or cooperation between two

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Door Access Control – Commercial Versus Residential Systems

Comparison of Door Access Systems

A Door Access Control System consists of an electronic door reader, the door access controller, electric lock, and access control management software. Both the residential and commercial access control systems have all the same components, yet they have very different capabilities. This article compares the difference between commercial enterprise and

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Mass Emergency Notification Product Comparison

The Best Mass Emergency Notification System

A Mass Emergency Notification System is a communication system that alerts people to a dangerous situation. The system includes software and hardware and uses multiple communication channels to provide the information necessary to facilitate an appropriate response and action to a situation that could be life-threatening. Though mass notification

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The Best IP camera for Your Application

IP Camera Selection Guide for Your Surveillance System

There are many IP cameras available. Some are very inexpensive, while others cost a lot. Why the price difference? It mainly depends on the performance and quality. The first thing to consider is what you want to accomplish, and then use the following guide to select the [Read more…

Door Access Control – After the Pandemic

The Light at the End of the Tunnel and Access Control is More Essential than Ever

It was a year of challenges, isolation, and changes. The very fabric of business was altered. The need for security had been growing over the last few years, but when COVID hit, access control became more important. Since many [Read more…

Selecting the Right IP Camera System

The Best IP Camera Systems

An IP Camera System is a set of cameras and software that provide video surveillance. IP camera systems usually include many IP cameras that are selected depending on what areas they need to view. These network-attached cameras can be dome, bullet, PTZ, or panoramic IP cameras. The system also includes

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IP Intercom Selection and Comparison

Review of Audio and Video Intercoms

There are a variety of network-attached intercoms. Some connect to a central computer, while others connect to smartphone apps. The new IP intercoms use your network infrastructure, are powered over Ethernet (PoE), include IP cameras, and have great features and functions that were never available with the old analog

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The Best Apartment Intercoms

IP Apartment Intercoms Review

The latest IP apartment intercoms use wireless networks to communicate with the tenant. The new wireless multi-tenant intercoms allow you to contact the resident's smartphone or standard phone to request entry into the building. The lobby intercom touchscreen display provides a list of all the tenants in the building. This article [Read more…

The Evolution of the PTZ Camera

Pan, Tilt Zoom Cameras Provide Increased Capability

We have come a long way since the first pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) cameras. The first PTZ cameras were relatively primitive. These early cameras shared the technology with television cameras and used vidicon vacuum tubes and other analog components to capture the video. This article describes the evolution [Read more…