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Access Control in a World of Infectious Diseases

Temperature Monitoring Door Access Control for Health

Access Control with Temperature Monitoring
Access Control with Temperature Monitoring

Organizations are still transitioning between working at home and returning to work. Many organizations are looking for ways to make the work environment as safe as possible. There are so many infectious diseases in the news today it’s hard to keep track and, significantly, how to mitigate the spread of disease. This winter, health experts worried about the “tripledemic” of respiratory illness. They were concerned not only about Covid but also about flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Since temperature is one measure of illness, many organizations have added temperature monitoring at the entry points of the buildings.

This article reviews various devices that can control the door and monitor a person’s temperature.

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How Network-Attached Audio Works

Transmitting Audio Over the Network

Network-Attached Paging
Network-Attached Paging

The sound waves from someone singing are picked up by a microphone and converted to analog electric signals. This electric signal can be sent to an amplifier and then to a speaker so that many people can hear the sound. When we convert the analog signal to a digital signal and connect to the IP network, we can send sound around the world.

This article describes how this network-attached audio system works.

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Technology Articles of 2022

Educational Articles About Security Technology

Tech Articles of 2022
Tech Articles of 2022

Following years of uncertainty—and a global pandemic that has proven to be one of the most challenging events in history—we forged on. In 2022 we continued to publish technical articles that informed and educated the security market.

This article summarizes some of the technical topics we covered in our newsletter.

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Biometric Door Reader Security

Comparison of Face Recognition, finger-vein, and Fingerprint Access Control

Biometric Door Readers
Biometric Door Readers

Biometric readers are used instead of card readers to open a door. They identify a human characteristic, such as your face or fingerprint, and are much more secure than standard card credentials. Card credentials can be stolen, lost, or given to another person.

This article compares some of the popular biometric readers.

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IP Cameras Price Versus Performance

Comparison of Cost to Performance of IP Cameras

IP Camera Price Comparison
IP Camera Price Comparison

What is the right price for an IP camera system? It depends on your requirements—IP Cameras range in price from around $150 to over $3,000. The least expensive cameras provide less capability and performance than the more expensive variety. For example, you will pay more for a camera that can notify you if someone steals the laptop off the table.

This article provides the cost-performance range of various IP cameras.

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How the Apartment Intercom Works

What is Inside the Apartment Intercom

The Apartment Intercom
The Apartment Intercom

The latest lobby intercoms include a large touchscreen panel, intercom, camera, and wireless connections to the tenant’s phones.  This multi-tenant intercom system connects from the lobby intercom station to an app on each person’s smartphone.

This article reviews the apartment Intercon’s state-of-the-art components making this a valuable and easy-to-install system for apartment houses and multi-tenant organizations.

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The Best Value When Purchasing Your Security System

How to Get the Best IP Camera and Door Access Systems

Best Security System
The Best Security System

Remember the old idiom that “you get what you pay for.” We seem to learn this over and over again. We rarely get a real bargain, yet we always look for the best deal. This article provides guidance that helps ensure that you get the best price for your IP camera and door access systems. More importantly, we will ensure that you get the security system that meets your expectations.

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Access Control and Intercoms: The Perfect Match

Intercoms can Enhance Access Control

Access Control and Intercoms
Access Control and Intercoms

The receptionist was once the guardian of the gate. This person greeted guests, recorded the visitors, and determined who could enter. Unfortunately, there are far fewer receptionists doing this task. What is the best way to replace this function? Integrating door access control, intercoms, and IP camera systems provides similar functionality. This combination of IP security devices provides a method of controlling visitors as well as allowing authorized people to enter the building.

This article describes how to integrate door access control, IP cameras, and intercom systems.

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IP Cameras for Police Surveillance

Covert IP Camera Systems for Law Enforcement and City Surveillance

IP Camera Systems for Law Enforcement
IP Camera Systems for Law Enforcement

There are times that you want people to know that surveillance cameras are watching, but there are times you don’t. The type of IP camera system depends on your objectives. Visible surveillance may provide a deterrent, while covert camera systems help catch the lawbreaker. 

This article describes some of the covert systems that are available.

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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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