Author: Bob Mesnik

Technical Jokes and Cartoons-77

Some pick-up lines from engineers

  1. Let’s convert our potential energy to kinetic energy.
  2. You fascinate me more than the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
  3. Wanna come back to my room? …and see my new gaming laptop? It’s got a 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK computer.
  4. Why don’t we measure the coefficient of static friction between you and me?
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IP Physical Security Systems

Integration of Access Control, IP Cameras, and IP Paging

IP Physical Security Systems
IP Physical Security Systems

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 or more devices or agents, we produce a combined effect more significant than the sum of their parts. That’s synergy. And that’s what we get when we integrate IP camera systems, IP door access control systems, and paging and intercom systems. We provide increased security. This article discusses how these three IP security systems work together.

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Benefits of a Door Access Control System

Why Purchase an IP Access Control System?

Access Control Decisions
Access Control Decisions

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, or maybe some inventory was stolen from the warehouse.

This article describes some of the benefits of IP access control systems and why it is a justifiable investment.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons-76

An old priest died and arrived at the Gates of Heaven

Next to him was a young Uber driver who died seconds ago from his reckless driving.

The priest was called first, and St Peter said, “For your lifelong career working for the church, we will give you a small studio where you can stay for the rest of eternity.”

Then St Peter turned to the Uber driver and said, “For your 2 years as an Uber driver, we will give you a giant mansion by the lake and a Ferrari in a heated garage.”


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Mass Emergency Notification Product Comparison

The Best Mass Emergency Notification System

Mass Notification System
Mass 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 systems were created for time-sensitive emergencies, they can also be used to provide general information that can help manage large organizations.

The best notification systems are easy to use and broadcast timely alerts to the right set of people depending on the emergency.

This article reviews mass notification systems. It will help you make the right choice.

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Door Access Control – Commercial Versus Residential Systems

Comparison of Door Access Systems

Access Control Systems
Access Control 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 residential access control systems.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons-75

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, ‘I’m drawing God.’

The teacher paused and said, ‘But no one knows what God looks like.’

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, ‘They will in a minute.’

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Door Access Control – After the Pandemic

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

Access Control After the Pandemic
Access Control After the Pandemic

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 people were working from home, empty office spaces needed to be protected. Visitors needed to be monitored, and temperature screening became essential.  Now that we see the light at the end of the tunnel, we realize that many of the access control technologies used last year will be with us in the future.

This article describes how the world changed during the Pandemic and how many things have been altered forever. 

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The Best IP camera for Your Application

 IP Camera Selection Guide for Your Surveillance System

IP Camera Selection Guide
IP Camera Selection Guide

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 right IP camera.

This article describes what IP camera to consider for each type of application. It suggests cameras from the top-rated brand’s Axis and Hanwha. There are less expensive brands such as Hikvision and Dahua, but they are on the US restricted list of Chinese cameras.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons-74

Why programmers like cooking: You peel the carrot, chop the carrot, and put the carrot in the stew. You don’t suddenly find that the peeler is several versions behind, and they dropped support for carrots.

A man is buying a banana, an apple, and two eggs. The female cashier says: “You must be single.”

The man answers: “Wow, how did you know that?”

Cashier: “Because you’re ugly.”

My wife told me I’ve grown as a person

Her actual words were, “You’ve gotten fat,” but I know what she meant.

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