Introducing, “Lab Notes,” a special series of blog posts dedicated to research, innovation, tips, guides, and learning process of: Physical Security, Locks & Keys, Information Technology, Computer Networking, Computer Programming, Structured Cabling, Linux, Access Control, Intrusion Alarms, Security Cameras, the Internet of Things and more curiosities.

This series will be in addition to our regular blog but also be published on our blog. These posts will be more informal than our regular blog posts. Experiments, reviews, notes, failures. Everything to learn. We’ve been accused of being silly at times. This series will definitely include some silliness.

I am inspired by alchemy and all things continuous, uninterrupted, and effortlessly fused into wholes.

Neri Oxman

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.

Paulo Coelho – Author of The Alchemist

Who should do electronic access control? An IT company, a fire company, a security company, a locksmith, a general contractor? Short answer is someone who is qualified, licensed, and insured. But who is typically qualified? Who can install the required physical hardware, run wires, manage a WiFi network, and program everything in? Our answer, an […]

Pro Data Key immediately got my attention as a strong access control solution. I think the brand and image a company portrays gives an insight into the mindset that drives their products and services. Pro-data-key is a fun company. Bright yellow boxes, fun YouTube videos, and an understanding of what customers want. Cloud based access […]

I’m not a fortune teller and I make no promises but I have a few thoughts about the impact of Covid-19 on the security industry. Thermal Cameras: I need to address this first.  Every manufacturer is going to try and sell a fever detection system. Companies have already been caught faking the technology and accuracy […]