Author: Bob Mesnik

Tech Advances in IP Camera and Access Control Systems of 2023

Technical Advances in Access Control and IP Camera Systems Enhanced Security

Tech Review of 2023
Tech Review of 2023

In 2023, several technological advancements significantly impacted surveillance cameras and access control. IP Camera Systems were enhanced by AI systems, and Access Control used more secure biometric and mobile credentials.

This article reviews some of the technical advances realized in 2023 that increased our security.

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How Access Control Improves Safety

Access Control Creates a Secure Environment

Access Control Safety
Access Control Safety

Access control is a critical component in enhancing security for various environments, including businesses, educational institutions, government facilities, and residential areas. It refers to the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource.

This article describes several ways in which access control improves security:

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The Evolution of Visitor Management: From Logbooks to QR Codes

From Paper Logbooks to Automated Computer Visitor Management Systems

History of Visitor Management Systems
History of Visitor Management Systems

Introduction to Visitor Management:

Visitor management has come a long way since the advent of computerized visitor management systems, transforming from traditional paper logbooks to modern, efficient systems prioritizing security and convenience. This evolution reflects the advancement of technology and the growing need for streamlined, automated, and more secure processes. In this article, we will explore the key milestones in the evolution of visitor management, highlighting the transition from manual sign-ins to digital solutions and the integration of smartphones and QR codes.

This article reviews the history of Visitor Management Systems.

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Access Control Management Software: Cloud Versus On-site

Pros and Cons of Access Control Software Location

Cloud or On-Site Access Control
Cloud or On-Site Access Control

What is the difference between cloud and on-premise Access Control Software? On-site Access Control Software is the classic model of providing a perpetual license, allowing you to run the software on your computer. Cloud software runs on a remote server and is provided under a monthly or yearly subscription plan. Here are some pros and cons.

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Benefits of Visitor Management Systems

Automated Visitor Management Systems make verifying, registering, and controlling visitors easy. 

Visitor Management System
Visitor Management System

A Visitor Management System (VMS) offers various benefits for schools, businesses, and other organizations in efficiently managing and tracking visitors. It augments the door access control system to increase facility safety.

This article reviews some of the key advantages.

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Safeguarding Campuses: The Integration of AI Gun Detection and Behavioral Analysis for Enhanced Security

AI-Enhanced Camera Systems Increase Security at Schools

Safeguarding Campuses
Safeguarding Campuses

In an era where safety concerns loom large, university campuses are at the forefront of adopting cutting-edge technologies to ensure the well-being of their students, faculty, and staff. One groundbreaking advancement in this domain is the implementation of an AI-driven surveillance system designed to detect firearms and preemptively identify aggressive behavior, thus fortifying campuses against the threat of mass shootings.

This article describes how artificial intelligence (AI) provides a powerful enhancement to IP camera systems.

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Technical Jokes and Cartoons – 109

Cartoon I Married my Wife

There was a poor old Irish cobbler whose shop was next door to a very upscale French restaurant.

Every day at lunchtime, Mike, the Irish gent, would go out the back of his shop and eat his soda bread and maybe a kipper or piece of Irish blue cheese while smelling the wonderful odors coming from the restaurant’s kitchen.

One morning, the Irishman was surprised to receive an invoice in the mail from the adjoining restaurant for “enjoyment of food.”

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Alternative to Hikvision and other Banned IP Cameras

How to Select IP Cameras that NDAA Does Not Prohibit

Selecting Approved IP Cameras
Selecting Approved IP Cameras

In 2022, the US government banned Hikvision, Dahua, and other Chinese-manufactured cameras. Unfortunately, they do not meet the requirements established by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and can’t be sold to government agencies. Though this was a political move, it also recognized certain security risks associated with these cameras. Even though the Hikvision is no longer available, other camera manufacturers have equivalent cameras.

This article provides alternative cameras with even better performance and a lower price.

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