Category: About Technology

How the IP Powered Speakers and Intercoms Work

A Description of the Internal Components of IP Paging

An IP Paging System is a set of network-attached audio devices that convert digital signals to audio. These network-attached speakers include amplification so that many people can hear the message. The system also includes software used for managing and controlling the audio. The IP Audio system includes speakers, intercoms, audio amplifiers, and management software.

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How Access Control Works

Description of the Components of the Access Control System

Access Control System

Door access control is part of an overall security system that keeps our organizations safer. The access control system ensures that only registered people can enter the organization. It provides four essential functions:

  1. It identifies who can enter
  2. Determines what door a person can use
  3. Defines when they can enter
  4. It maintains a record of everyone who is registered and keeps a list of who goes in and out

This article describes how access control works.

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How the IP Camera Works

The IP Camera Components

IP Camera Components
How the IP Camera Works

An IP camera is a surveillance video camera that attaches to the network and is part of an IP Camera System. The cameras are an essential part of the physical security systems and are used in business, government, and educational institutions worldwide. Over the years, they have played a vital role in ensuring safety in all our organizations.

This tutorial describes how the IP camera works.

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Security Questions and Answers

Security Q&A

Security Systems
Security Systems

How can we make our lives safer? That’s the critical question asked by all security personnel. How can we prevent dangerous people from entering our facilities? Can we reduce the crime at our schools? Can we quickly notify the police when danger threatens? These questions and others are on the top of our minds.

This article provides some of the questions people have asked and provides their answers.

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IP Intercoms for Controlling the Door

IP Intercoms Are Used for Visitor Control

Intercoms for Door Control
Intercoms for Door Control

With all the scary news about disturbed people entering organizations, we have been tasked to improve security. IP Intercoms can make this job more manageable. We use door access control to allow entry of the people we know, but intercoms are essential for monitoring visitors. IP camera systems increase the security at the doors by enabling the security person to see who is at the door. All these systems work together to create a more secure environment.

This article focuses on how IP intercoms are used to handle visitors.

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Door Readers for Everyone

Comparison of Door Readers Used in Access Control Systems

Door Readers for Access Control
r Readers for Access Control

A door reader is an integral part of a door access control system. It is the interface between the person at the door and the rest of the access control system.

We have come a long way since the early magnetic stripe cards. The new door readers can read RFID card credentials, mobile phone credentials, and biometric credentials. Some of the door readers are combinations of a reader and a controller. This means that all the intelligence is built into the reader at the door. This reader-controller connects to the network.

This article provides a comparison of available door access control readers.

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How IP Cameras, Access Control, and Intercoms Enhance Security

Creating Rings of Defense

Rings of Security
Rings of Security

The news is filled with stories about criminal activity that affect our safety and security. Disturbed people have attacked houses of worship, schools, and businesses. Organized criminals have been implicated in smash and grab intrusions in retail stores. Surveillance cameras provided by IP camera systems have helped catch the criminals, but what can we do to prevent the intrusions. This article describes the proactive measures we can take to make life safer.

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The Evolution of IP Camera Systems

New Developments in IP Camera Systems Make You Safer

Over the last 20 years, much has changed in the security market, yet many things stay the same. IP camera systems, door access control, and IP intercoms provide the primary security systems, but many organizations have not implemented many innovations that make organizations safer.

One example is the use of intelligent cameras in IP camera systems. Many places have continued to use the old methodology established many years ago.

This article provides a review of the changes in IP camera technology and how the increased capability can enhance your security.

Analog Steampunk Camera
Analog Steampunk CCTV Camera
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Face Recognition for Door Access Control

Benefits and Controversy of Facial Recognition

Face Recognition Concept
Face Recognition

IP camera systems have been used for surveillance for many years, but there is controversy when facial recognition is added to the system. For example, there have been concerns about law enforcement using face recognition in public locations. Criticisms against facial recognition include race bias and privacy issues.

Using facial recognition for door access control is quite different from identifying someone in a crowd. When face recognition is used in an access control application, we register and recognize a limited set of people. Privacy is not an issue. This article compares face recognition for door access control to finding a person in a crowd.

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