Think keypads are a safe option for access control? Think again.

Many people who would like an electronic access control system, but don’t have the budget for card readers or biometrics, assume that they are left with just one option: keypads. But let’s take at look at why keypads are not a good or safe choice. To begin, passcodes can be easily shared. Or, perhaps even […]

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How Does VIZpin Work with Emergency Responders? K.I.S.S.

Paul Bodell, VIZpin CEO Many towns require building owners to provide emergency access to first responders. With traditional systems, an owner mounts a key lock box or electronic keypad near the door and programs an emergency code that all first responders know. At about $20 per box, the key lock box solution is certainly cheap, but […]

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May the Best Pumpkin Win

This year we held our inaugural pumpkin painting contest with a few of our team members – where it was a little chaotic, a little competitive, but all fun. Voting was up to the public and #6 is our big winner!  Congratulations and thanks to everyone who voted!      

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Solving the Pizza Guy Problem

Paul Bodell, VIZpin CEO One of the most valued features of VIZpin is that it’s cloud-based but doesn’t have a local network connection.  IT guys love it because they don’t have to worry about it, and accountants love it because it is very inexpensive to install and involves no ongoing ISP charges. The challenge is, […]

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Daycare Centers: Keeping Bad Guys Out and Chronically Late Parents Punctual

Daycare owners are among VIZpin’s earliest and most loyal customers, and through our many daycare partnerships, we’ve learned a lot about the unique market. We know that daycare owners are very satisfied with VIZpin but wanted to know exactly why they prefer it versus other access control solutions for daycares. I recently reached out to […]

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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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