What’s the Downside of Not Being Network-based?

There are obvious benefits to a Smartphone Access Control Solution that can be managed from the cloud without a local network connection, including easier and cheaper installation, as well as the eliminated risk of it being used to hack into the corporate network. But is there a downside? That’s a question we hear a lot at […]

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The Good and the Bad of Long Read Range

Is long read range a blessing or a curse? It depends on how you use it. In the early days of Smartphone Access Control, Bluetooth and NFC were competing and had very different offerings. We choose Bluetooth for two reasons. The first was that every Smartphone has Bluetooth, and at the time we were developing the […]

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Meeting the Distinct Access Control Needs of School Administrators

Paul Bodell, VIZpin CEO I recently had an interesting discussion with a school administrator at an expensive, private K-12 school in Florida. Like most schools, they needed access control, but were challenged by the balancing act of creating a welcoming, open environment for students, parents, and visitors, while keeping out those with potentially ill-intentions. Striking […]

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2017 Top 10 Highlights from VIZpin Smartphone Access Control

Paul Bodell, VIZpin CEO As we enter a new year, it’s always great to take a step back and reflect on the previous one. It was quite an exciting year for VIZpin with feature enhancements, a new office, updated apps and more. Here’s our list of the top 10 highlights with VIZpin in 2017 – […]

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7 Things That Should Scare You About Traditional Access Control

Paul Bodell, VIZpin CEO Happy Halloween!  If you’re anything like me, this may be one of your favorite times of the year. The crisp cool weather, the changing fall leaves, football season, and one of the best holidays ever – Halloween! October 31st is all about scary costumes, spooky decorations, and friends and family members […]

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No Network Connection, No Problem: Bluetooth Will Get Users in the Door

Paul Bodell, VIZpin CEO There are many reasons why smartphone-based access systems make sense and property managers are moving away from traditional cards and fobs (we wrote about some of them in a recent post), and we’re admittedly not the only company that makes them. But, despite all the benefits inherent in using smartphones to […]

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Things You Need to Think About When Choosing Your Access Control

If you have been watching the news you have probably seen that card/fob based access control systems are increasingly being hacked.  We all know that social engineering, for instance borrowing someone’s card, has always been the easiest way around a system but there are many other ways to compromise a card/fob based access control system. […]

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The True Cost of Card and Reader Access Systems

Paul Bodell, VIZpin CEO If you’re over 50 (like me) you may wonder why anyone would want to use their Smartphone for their access credential. While there are many reasons, you may be surprised to learn that one of the top ones is cost. We have spoken with countless property managers, both residential and commercial. […]

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