Automated Contact Tracing in a Pandemic

Digital Contact Tracing Systems

Contact tracing is an essential method for mitigating disease. It has been used for many years in fighting pandemics. Pandemics have been around forever. They have caused many deaths, impacted the economies of nations, and have changed human history. Today we are in the middle of the most recent pandemic, [Read more…

What is a Visitor Management System?

Automated Visitor Management Systems

Remember when you used to be greeted by someone at the desk in the lobby. They would ask your name and who you wanted to see. Then you would sign in and enter other information into their logbook. Maybe you even got a visitor badge. Oh wait, many organizations still do [Read more…

How Digital Contact Tracing Systems Work

What is Contact Tracing?
According to the CDC, contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19. It helps keep you, your family, and your community safe. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have a contagious disease (cases) and people who they encountered (contacts) and working with them to [Read more…

How to Wire Your Door Access Control System

Wiring the IP Reader-Controllers

The latest access control systems are much easier to install than the older systems. Of course, it's only easy if you know exactly how to connect everything. The devil is in the details, and this article provides the wiring diagrams you need to make your access control system work.

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Touchless Door Entry Control

The New Face of Face Recognition

The pandemic of 2020 has caused all of us to think differently. More than ever, we are concerned about the spread of disease. Some people believe that this concern will last well beyond today's pandemic. Just like the changes that occurred after 9-11, the world will be different in [Read more...] 

Technology in a Turbulent World

Technology Review
So far, this year has been quite tumultuous. It is the year of the great pandemic and the year of social change. The turbulence of our time has created demands on technology. The use of face recognition provides touchless access control, and temperature scanning with face mask detection helps to limit the spread

Thermal Body Temperature Screening Cameras

The Pros and Cons of Thermal Cameras That Measure a Person's Temperature
Thermal imaging cameras have been around for many years. They were first used in the 1940s and 1950s by the military. Long-range camera systems use thermal cameras to help with detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) of targets. They have also been used in [Read more…

Requirements for Long-Range PTZ Cameras

Long-Range IP Camera Object Detection
If we want to detect an object that is miles away, is the magnification of the lens the most important, or is it the camera resolution? It turns out that many factors determine the effectiveness of a long-range camera. The things that determine the performance of a long-range camera system [Read more…

How Technology Helps Hospitals

How IP Camera Systems and Door Access Help With Infectious Disease Control

The current health crisis has placed a significant strain on all hospital resources. Besides the problem of medical supplies and protective equipment, they have been struggling with finding rooms for all the new infectious patients. The hospitals have been creating inventive solutions to [Read more…

How to Install Your IP Camera System

What is an IP Camera System? The "IP" means that the camera connects to the network rather than to a DVR using a coax cable.

The IP camera system includes not only the cameras but also the video recording system. The cameras and the recording system connect to a network switch. The IP camera systems may also

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