When is a cloud service secure?
No two clouds are the same. Although cloud services are generally considered secure, the internet remains a high-risk environment, and providers should follow some basic security rules. What are these rules and what should you require from the provider? You can find out in this article.
The history of door access control systems
Whilst the future of access control is a hot topic in the industry currently, the history is also of great interest! Grab a coffee and let’s dive in to how we’ve evolved over millennia to arrive at the door access control systems we know today…
Our guide to access control readers
Access control readers are used to control access to a particular area or building. Or rather, simply put, who can go in, and who can’t! They come in all shapes and sizes and offer various features that enhance how they work: but there are loads to choose from and it can be overwhelming to know which is best for you and your needs.
Video Intercom Systems for Apartments: Retrofit Edition
Want a video intercom system for apartments but dealing with old, historically valuable buildings? Modern features aren’t limited to only modern homes. Let us show you how to get the best modern features in retrofit projects!
How to choose the right IP intercom for your project
It’s not hard to choose the right IP intercom – provided you fully understand what you need. Take a look at the 8 questions you should be asking yourself to ensure you purchase the perfect intercom for your project.
Are You Really Still Installing Access Control Readers Under Intercoms?
Unfortunately, you see it quite often: an intercom outside a building’s main entrance with a separate card reader (from a different company) underneath. But why is it so common? There are two reasons why is this happening. Let’s discover them.
elevator EMERGENCY PHONES - A CAUSE FOR CONCERN?
In a recent LinkedIn article “Safety Focus Article—Elevator Autodiallers” by James Mills from D2E International VT Consultants, it was noted that their post-inspection analysis pointed to some serious issues surrounding elevator autodialler malfunction affecting a massive 38% of units they tested during their iPAMS™ audits. Read on for our tips on what you can do to avoid these all-too-common problems, and how 2N can help!
Integrating Door Access Control System Into Home Automation: 5 Things Installers and Integrators Need to Bear in Mind
Over the summer, the research firm ResearchAndMarkets published a report on the smart home automation market. It forecasted that the market will reach $187.8 billion globally by 2028, rising at a compound annual growth rate of 15.2% over that period. Part of this growth will come from home automation systems expanding to incorporate door access control technologies, a trend which is starting to become visible in many countries across the world.
How IP intercoms can save you considerable money (or even help you make some!)
As in other technology sectors, there is a huge focus on innovation in the intercom industry. The whole access control market has been transformed by technological progress in recent years.
Cybersecurity in IP access control: 5 steps to protect your devices
With the growing rate of connected device to the internet, there are more opportunities for hackers to steal your data and possibly take control of your device(s). Here at 2N, we have written these five easy and effective steps which you can do, to make sure your data remains secure, and your IP devices remain yours.
WHY ARE MORE AND MORE HOMEOWNERS INTEGRATING ACCESS CONTROL INTO THEIR HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEMS?
How big is the home automation market worldwide? It’s a tough question to answer but analysts tend to estimate it at between $50 billion and $70 billion. What no one doubts is that the market is booming – with double-digit growth expected annually over the coming decade.
IS THE FUTURE OF BUILDING IP ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS IN QR CODES?
Most of us have used a QR code. Perhaps to help us quickly open a webpage or for quick payments in mobile banking. More recently, we may have used the QR code to demonstrate our vaccination or negative test status. But few people know that a Quick Response code can also be used to control access to a building. What are the advantages of this solution and how does it compare to others?
Gingerbread bells are a thing of Christmas past: so, we decided to bake a 2N Gingercom!
For thirty years now, whenever we at 2N see outdated doorbells anywhere, we have the urge to replace them with something a bit more modern. This innovative thinking never stops, even at Christmas, so sooner or later our gaze was bound to fall on those prehistoric gingerbread bells. As a result, we were the first in the world to bake a Gingercom.
2N Distributor Summit 2021: it´s a wrap!
Let´s shortly recap last week´s successful event. Due to the current restrictions, we were only able to invite a limited number of participants to our HQ in Prague. But it was still great to finally meet up with many of our highly valued distributors in person.
How smarter IP access control system leads to safer university campuses
One of the most important trends in our industry is the growing demand for smarter, more comprehensive access control management. This is particularly true in the higher education sector, and nowhere more so than the United States.
COLLABORATION IS THE ROUTE TO PROGRESS IN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY
Some of the most popular and enduring stories in science are big moments of discovery. Think of Archimedes running naked through the streets of Syracuse yelling “Eureka!” after he had discovered the principle of buoyancy while taking a bath.
MOBILE CREDENTIALS VS FACIAL RECOGNITION IN door access control system: WILL ONE COME OUT ON TOP?
Physical door access control system technology has been evolving at breakneck speed over the past few years. Much of the innovation in the sector has focused in two areas – mobile technology and biometrics (including facial recognition) – with companies placing bets on which they believe will grow fastest and even, potentially, emerge as the clear winner.