Author: Bob Mesnik

How to Define Your IP Camera System

How to Specify Your IP Camera Security System

Define the IP Camera System
Define the IP Camera System

What do you do when your boss says, “We need an IP camera surveillance system?” Do you purchase the lowest-cost camera system? The purchasing process is not a simple task. If you get an inexpensive solution, you may get burned when the camera system doesn’t do what was expected.

This article describes how you can meet your IP Camera System requirements and still meet the budget.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons Jokes-93

A farmer named Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside except for a pet dog he had for a long time. The dog finally died, and Muldoon went to the parish priest, saying, “Father, the dog is dead. Could you possibly be saying a Mass for the poor creature?”
Father Patrick told the farmer, “No, we can’t have services for an animal in the church, but I’ll tell you what, there’s a new denomination down the road apiece, and no telling what they believe in, but maybe they’ll do something for the animal.”
Muldoon said, “I’ll go right now. By the way, do you think $50,000 is enough to donate for the service?”

Father Patrick replied, “Why didn’t you tell me the dog was Catholic.”

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Comparison of Long-Range Door Access Control

What is the Best Long-Range Access Control System

Long-Range Access Control
Long-Range Access Control

Long-range access control systems extend the capability of door access control systems. They read a credential to open the lock. The standard access control systems have a card-to-reader range in inches, while the long-range readers have a range of over 25 ft.  When you want to open a gate to a parking garage from your vehicle, it’s easier to use the long-range reader system.

This article compares long-range access control with a credential to one that uses mobile or smartphone credentials.

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The Field of View for IP Camera Systems

How to Determine the Best Field of View

IP Camera System Field of View
IP Camera System Field of View

The lens of an IP camera determines the field of view (FOV). A lens can provide a wide or narrow FOV. For example, A wide field of view allows us to see a pasture filled with cows, and a narrow field of view allows us to see only one cow.

This article describes how to determine and calculate the best Field of View (FOV).

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Panic Button Comparison

Comparison of Emergency Buttons

Panic Buttons
Panic Buttons

By August of 2022, there had been over 300 mass shootings in the United States. With the increase in mass shootings, Panic Buttons have become more popular. Several emergency notification systems have been developed over the past few years to address this requirement.

This article compares the different systems available and how they can be used.

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Access Controller Comparison

The Best Door Access Controller

Access Controller Comparison
Access Controller Comparison

The brain of a door access control system is the controller or access control panel. One or more door readers connect to a controller. The access controller receives the person’s ID number from the door reader, matches the credential to the list of approved users, and then opens the electric lock.

This article compares the different types of access controllers or control panels.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons Jokes-91

As I get older, I realize 

  • I don’t need anger management.  I need people to stop irritating me.
  • My people skills are just fine.  It’s my tolerance for idiots that needs work.
  • The biggest lie I tell myself is, “I don’t need to write that down. I’ll remember it.”
  • I have days when my life is just a tent away from a circus.
  • These days, “on time” is when I get there.
  • I still haven’t learned to act my age.

Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

Rocket Scientists
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The Magnetic Door Lock

How to Use the Magnetic Lock in an Access Control System

Controlling the Mag-Lock
Controlling the Mag-Lock

The magnetic door lock is a unique lock requiring special handling to ensure safety. Since the mag lock holds the door shut and prevents both egress and ingress, additional devices must be present to allow people to exit.

This article describes how to use the magnetic lock in your access control system.

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