The Best Single Door Access Control

The new IP access control systems connect to the network and provide the flexibility that allows you to install a single door at a time. These new IP access control systems include the door reader and controller that is all located at the door. The electric lock is connected to the controller

Comparison of Apartment Intercom Systems

What is the Best Intercom?

Intercom History The first intercoms were developed in the late 1800s. They used speaking tubes to talk to other people in the building. Business organizations were the first to use these intercoms. The office manager could reach his secretary or other people in various departments in the building. The invention

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Technology Review for 2019

The New Technology of 2019

2019 was a year of evolution rather than revolution. Security technology evolved and became more powerful and easier to use. IP camera manufacturers focused on enhancing their products. Access control systems became more user-friendly, added mobile capability, and made it easier to integrate with IP camera systems. Paging systems added

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How to Upgrade Your Access Control System

Upgrade Your Door Access Control System

The classic door access control systems have been around for many years. These access control systems include one or more central control panels that connect to all the door readers. Usually, the door readers use a Wiegand connection for communication. The reader-to-controller cable includes the serial Wiegand wires, power, [Read more…

Panic Button and Other Security Systems for Schools

How to Handle Active Shooter Emergencies

Active shooter situations have become a significant security issue. Many articles have been written about this. Solutions range from increased technology, active shooter drills in schools, and of course, gun control.

Ann Hampton Callaway even wrote a song, Thoughts and Prayers. A recent article, Active Shooter Drills May Not Stop A School

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The Best Camera Video Recording System

Comparison of IP Camera Video Recording Systems

The IP recording and management system is a crucial part of your IP camera system. If you select the wrong solution, you could find yourself without the critical video evidence you need when an incident occurs, or worse still, your security could be breached, and safety threatened because

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How IP Paging and Intercoms Increase Security

 There’s more to security than door access control, intrusion alarms, and video surveillance. 

It is also important to tell people what to do in an emergency.  Emergency public notification is one of the important applications for IP paging and intercoms.  There are also many other new applications possible with the latest IP paging and intercom systems.

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Comparison of PTZ Cameras

What is the Best PTZ Camera

Pan tilt zoom (PTZ) IP cameras connect to the network and provide the ability to view extensive areas. A PTZ camera can move back and forth (pan), up and down (tilt), and zoom in and out. When it is combined with intelligent video management software (VMS), it provides an [Read more …

Access Control: What is it

What is Access Control?
Access control is anything that is used to prevent the wrong people from gaining access to your secure area. For example, the door lock and key is an old access control system. In the electronic security world, access control as a combination of electric lock, a door reader, and a controller that is used to prevent unauthorized entry.. [Read more …

Comparison of Door Access Credentials

How Door Access Credentials Work

Door access control systems use various credentials to unlock the door. Credentials can include physical cards that we carry, a PIN number we enter, or even the physical aspect of a person (biometrics such as fingerprint or facial recognition). This article compares the credentials that we carry. They are sometimes

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