Mobile Credentials the New Key for Door Access Control

Mobile phones are the new Credential Have we reached the tipping point?

Will our smartphones become our new door key? It all depends on the number of smartphones in the population. One survey indicates that 81% of the US population owns a smartphone. As the percentage increases, there will be enough smartphones to enable the [Read more …

IP Paging and Automated Emergency Announcements

Automated Network Attached Paging Provides Emergency Announcements

Network attached paging systems are replacing the older analog paging systems. They are not only easier to install; they provide increased functionality. One of the most helpful features of this system is its ability to make automated announcements. You can push a button and make a pre-recorded page, [Read more …

IP Access Control System Comparison

What is the Best IP Door Access System for You?

The first IP door access control system was introduced by Isonas around the year 2000. This was revolutionary at the time because each door reader included the intelligence that was typically provided by a control box. It took many years for this new technology to be accepted by the access control industry.

Now there are several IP door access solutions available. [Read more …

IP Camera Systems – Professional Versus Consumer Systems

Comparison of Professional IP Camera Systems and Home Camera Systems, What's the difference?

If you do a search for IP camera systems, you may see low-cost IP cameras advertised by Amazon, Costco, Best Buy, and other consumer sellers. You can find IP cameras starting at under $40, but are these IP cameras right for your business, [Read more …

Door Access Control – Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

Door Access Questions and Answers

Door access control systems provide security for business, school, government organizations. Access control has become more important as the need for improved safety has increased.

How does door access control work, what is the most secure access control system, and why do I need door access control management software [Read more …

IP Camera Systems – The Complete Reference Guide

This article provides everything you wanted to know about IP camera systems.

So you would like to purchase an IP camera system. You may have some idea about your goals. But, are those expectations realistic? The more you know about the capability of the IP camera system, the better you can select the system that meets your [Read more …]

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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 …]