Access Control with Video Integration

April 2nd, 2013

One of the features of some access control systems that many users are not aware of is the ability to integrate a video surveillance system with the access control system. Access control systems are used to verify that a card or fob presented at a card reader is a valid card and is authorized for […]

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Smartphone Apps for Your Security System

March 18th, 2013

Lately, it seems that there has been an incredible proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers.  Everywhere I go, I see more and more people using them.  With my new Android phone in hand and my iPad by my side, I have found that the power contained in these mobile devices is pretty incredible and I am always […]

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What Are the Most Important Features of an Access Control System?

March 5th, 2013

If you are considering the installation of an access control system to protect your facility, you will find that there are many different types of systems available.  You will find everything from manual keypads that control regular locks all the way up to card readers connected to database-driven systems run from servers. So, what features are […]

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February 25th, 2013

We are quickly entering a world of smart devices that can stay in touch with us remotely.  This gives us the ability to monitor and manage our environment on a real-time basis.  Since many of us are now carrying small computers with us in the form of smartphones, the increased technological horsepower and always-on connectivity […]

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Video in the Cloud

February 19th, 2013

Cloud has become quite the buzzword when it comes to applications.  Let’s do this in the cloud; let’s do that in the cloud.  There have been some real success stories when it comes to hosted applications which are those applications that reside in the cloud. is one that immediately comes to mind.  But, not […]

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