Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Access Control and Fire Alarm System Integration

How to Integrate Access Control with Fire Alarm Systems Door access control systems control the electric locks. They allow authorized people to enter through the controlled doors. However, what happens in the event of a fire? The access control system could prevent people from escaping or prevent the fire department from entering the building. Many ...

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Comparison of Panoramic IP Cameras

How far can you see with an IP panoramic camera? A panoramic camera provides a very wide unbroken view in all directions. The panoramic view can be achieved using a single sensor or an array of sensors (or cameras). Single-sensor 360-degree or fisheye cameras have been around for many years. The problem with panoramic cameras ...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Elevator Control Using Door Access Readers

Elevator access control determines what floors the elevator can go to Elevators In multi-floor buildings can be made more secure by adding elevator access controls. These controllers determine who can reach certain floors. For example, we can assure that only the approved people can get to the 3rd floor where the IT department is ...

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How Long Range Access Control Systems Work

Long-range access control systems are similar to the standard IP door access control systems. They read a credential and determine if the door or gate should be opened. While the standard systems have a very short range, measured in inches, the long range readers can operate at a range of over 25 ft. When you ...

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Friday, June 30, 2017

History of Kintronics

Kintronics is Forty! Kintronics was founded May, 1977. The Kintronics history is one of change. Over the years, we constantly reinvented ourselves to assure that we were providing the right technology products to the market. In the beginning, we were a small regional distributor providing electronic components such as relays, power supplies, and monitors. ...

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How to Design Your IP Paging System

The secret to designing your sound system is to start at the ears. The design of an IP paging system starts with the sound level required for people to hear an announcement. Once we know the right sound level, we can define everything else. The sound level we hear is affected by the ...

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The Intelligent IP Camera - Kintronics

Intelligent IP cameras are providing advanced detection capability. Would you like to know the moment when someone takes your laptop? Would you like to know when someone screams in the lobby of your building? How about detecting a gunshot? The latest IP cameras have quite a lot of built-in intelligence. They help protect people ...

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How IP Powered Speakers Work - Kintronics

IP powered speakers connect to a PoE type network switch. The speakers include built in amplifiers. They use PoE, so no additional power connections are required. Just plug the speaker into your network switch. Each speaker can be addressed individually by the paging software. You can make a page to a single speaker, a ...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How ALPR Works - Automated License Plate Recognition

How Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) Works You may not have realized it, but Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology is all around us. It is used for toll collecting, to control access to parking lots and even to capture criminals. The technology has improved over the years and has become more economical. ...

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Friday, May 5, 2017

What is the Best IP Camera Recording System

There are NVRs and VMS Recording Systems, but what is best for your IP camera system? The video recording system is a key part of the total IP camera system. There are many solutions available, but what is the best one for your application? Most NVRs, video management software systems, or even a cloud ...

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How Does Facial Recognition Work? - Kintronics

Facial recognition systems are now available as part of video recording software systems. The Technology for Facial Recognition There are a two primary methods for capturing and matching facial information. The first measures various features of a person's face, such as distance between the eyes, or the position of the mouth to ...

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Access Control Software - Kintronics

Cloud Versus On Site License for Access Control Many software applications are offering cloud based, subscription software rather than on site (or on-premise) license software. For example, Microsoft 365 and Adobe provide cloud based, subscription plans. Recently Door Access Control software has become available in the cloud. What exactly does this mean and what ...

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What is an Explosion Proof Camera?

An explosion proof camera is one that can be used in a hazardous potentially explosive environment. This means that the camera system will not cause an explosion, rather than survive an explosion outside the enclosure. The cameras used in these environments are designed to prevent ignition of the surrounding gases or dust. They will either ...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cloud Archiving Systems - Kintronics

We define archival information storage as a mechanism for writing data that can't be modified or erased, storing information for a very long time (over 50 years), and providing easy retrieval.   Information archiving has evolved over the last century; from paper, to microfilm, and then to optical discs. Are you ready for the next step? ...

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Comparison of IP Intercoms - Kintronics

Here are the Pros and Cons of Different types of IP Intercoms   There are two types of intercoms.  The first type connects many intercoms to a number of central computer stations, while the second type connects one intercom to many smartphones or VoIP phones.     In general, IP intercoms can be used to notify you that someone is at ...

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