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  • Mercury Security's ongoing product shortages have motivated many to seek alternatives (see our list)....
  • IPVM has reported a few times this past year about Mercury Security product shortages - HID Suffering From Mass Shortages, Mercury Security Furloughs Some...
  • ... Mercury Security: Owned by HID, Mercury produces several lines of controllers and expansion modules with...
  • ...shortages very significant, prices not so much" "Not to be able to get product!" "Shortages" Axis, HID, Mercury, Access Control Products Most Common Issues The most common individual manufacturers mentioned...
  • We are planning to test 'alternative to HID' readers from Allegion, Farpointe Data, STid, and...
  • ...and more door controllers in 2022, aiming to increase its position among Top Alternatives to HID And Mercury. In this report, IPVM examines the comments of Rob Lydic, WaveLynx VP, from our June 2022...
  • ...11:30am: Farpointe Data 12:00pm: Mobile Credential panel 1:00pm: WaveLynx 1:30pm: Alternatives to HID/Mercury by IPVM 2:00pm: AMAG Technology 2:20pm: Spintly 2:40pm: Invixium 3:00pm:...
  • HID's Mercury Security has 8 vulnerabilities, including the highest possible 10.0 risk, and researchers...
  • ... Related, see Mercury Releases "B" Boards, Delays Shorten. New Signo Without 125 kHz, But Orderable Now HID...
  • ...At our shop, we are pivoting away from Access and Video to other solutions that don't involve Axis or Mercury. And surveys that require going further than 50 miles are respectfully declined; which adds to...
  • RemoteLock Access Test on May 24, 2022
    ...and integrated 3rd party hardware 4 videos showing physical build details of the compatible locks, Mercury controller, an overview of the apps, and the management interface. RemoteLock's Pricing and...
  • HID/Mercury Security has had major component shortages and price increases. Now the company has redesigned a...
  • Top Alternatives To Axis on May 16, 2022
    This is the latest in our series of top alternatives, including HID / Mercury, Milestone, and Avigilon. Inside this report, we share the top choices from 190+ integrator...
  • ...largest surveillance equipment maker Hikvision to be banned from sales to US federal agencies PR Week: Mercury Inks Deal To Rep China-Owned Surveillance Tech Company Hikvision DailyBeast: Congress Cut Off...
  • This is the latest in our series of top alternatives, including to HID / Mercury, and to Milestone, with an Axis report upcoming. Inside this report, we share the top...
  • ... Kucik is a Managing Director at Mercury, a public strategy firm with an extensive track record for lobbying on Hikvision's...
  • Favorite Access Locks 2022 on Apr 27, 2022
    ...brands that they operate include: Allegion/Schlage was recently cited as the top alternative to HID/Mercury for readers in a recent IPVM survey. Dormakaba The number of integrators who reported...
  • OSDP Usage Statistics 2022 on Apr 14, 2022
    ...controllers are now only OSDP This is a growing trend, for example, major controller manufacturer Mercury is expanding lines that are OSDP only. Interestingly, 2 integrators said they would have used...
  • With HID and Mercury facing unprecedented product shortages and delays, many are scrambling to find...
  • ... If controller equipment is sourced from Mercury Security, HID Global Edge/VertX, or Axis, there is a high possibility of connecting the opening...
  • ... Use of open-source Mercury hardware is a huge plus." "Genetec Synergis, as a system, it's fully integrated nicely with the...
  • ..., Mercury LP1501, Axis A1001, etc.) but the size and shape fit awkwardly into traffic enclosures and the...
  • ... Its most notable success was buying Mercury in 2013 and then selling it for a significant profit to HID in 2017. In the last few years,...
  • ... HID/Mercury: One of the typically most positive brands has registered as a notable worst in 2022. This is...
  • ...further information besides the released info sent out? Independent penetration testing of HID® Mercury™ access panels has detected potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Initial assessment of these...
  • Lenel and Mercury equivalents - legacy and new Lenel and Mercury Equivalents LNL LP EP X Lenel Old Mercury Old...
  • ..., Mercury and BCW, working for a foreign principal, e.g. Hikvision) Top Tier Firms, Prominent Former...
  • Adding to HID's major product shortages, HID is now adding a significant surcharge to Mercury products and has changed its terms that risks even further price increases. Inside this...
  • ...markets itself as "founded by a group of respected access control industry veterans", specifically ex-Mercury Security employees. Azure is positioning itself as an open alternative to Mercury with products...
  • Does anyone know if Mercury Security has a MIB file for their LP controllers and I/O devices?
  • ...software platform that supports a broad array of 3rd party devices including consumer wireless locks, Mercury hardwired access panels, and several mobile credential platforms including HID Mobile and...
  • The Mercury LP-1502 datasheet shows that the Memory/Clock Backup battery should be type CR2330 or BR2330....
  • ... After initially launching access with Mercury Security hardware in 2018, the company added HID Aero controller support last year. We...
  • Hikvision OEM Directory on Jan 12, 2022
    ...Innekt Interlogix (UTC) Invidtech IP Cam Talk Jetview JFL Jlinks Karbon Vision LaView LTS Mercury Security and Facilities Management MicroView Nelly's Security Nodac Norelco SafeCam / Spider...
  • ..." "HID/Mercury are completely backed up for several months causing issues both for repair work as well as new...
  • ...ACRE emphasized that while Matrix sells its own closed controllers (Aperta) that Matrix does support Mercury controllers as do ACRE portfolio companies generally. Mercury / HID / Lock Supply Chain...
  • ... HID/Mercury Profile D Support Not Likely Imminent Mercury declined to comment on the record. However, based...
  • Mercury Security is a core component of numerous access control providers with dozens of partners for...
  • ... Mercury Separately Impacted Mercury Security, another HID company, has separate manufacturing and...
  • ... The third-party offerings of Axis, HID Edge, HID VertX and HID Aero, Isonas, and Mercury Pricing comparison Why ONVIF for Access Control is not a major factor A chart explaining...
  • Assa Abloy is acquiring Spectrum Brands 'Hardware & Home Improvement' (HHI) division,...
  • Does anyone know if the cardholder capacity listed in the Mercury LP1501 datasheet specs counts a cardholder as a user with possible multiple credentials or...
  • ... No Plans To Migrate Openpath To Mercury Hardware Segil told us that Openpath will continue to use and manufacture its own proprietary...
  • Installers good at both access and video are mythical 'unicorns' according to an industry...
  • ...Genetec, Hanwha, HID, Hikvision, Honeywell, Huawei, Kantech, Knightscope, LenelS2, March Networks, Meraki, Mercury, Milestone, Mobotix, Motorola, Network Optix, ONVIF, OpenEye, Openpath, Panasonic, Pelco, Proxy,...
  • ... Moffett, who is a co-chair for DC mega lobbying firm Mercury, joined former LA Senator, David Vitter, as part of the team supporting Hikvision’s US Gov...
  • ... The temporary fix we been doing is to unplug the reader and plug it back into the mercury board which will bring the reader back online but this seems to be happening at random times and...
  • Kantech EntraPass Tested on Apr 21, 2021
    ... HID Aero, Hartmann Access, and Mercury Security. Wiegand or Proprietary Serial Only: EntraPass does not support OSDP, instead uses...
  • ... Uses Mercury Hardware Elements door controllers and I/O modules use the same Mercury hardware used by...
  • ...accommodate using large gauge wire and making landing individual strands in the right place easier than Mercury Security and most other controllers. Free Embedded Management Software: The KT-1 includes the...
  • ... This pricing puts the Aero option close to the same as Mercury's comparable LP-1501 & LP-1502 models, although individual distributor specials and pricing...
  • ... Beyond this move, ACRE's biggest return was acquiring Mercury Security in 2013 and selling it to HID in 2017 (while the acquisition price was not disclosed,...
  • ...videos and 10+ images showing an overview of the app, management interface, and details of Feenics' Mercury Security controller Test details of remote video and mobile access control...
  • ZKTeco is China's largest access control company preparing to raise $190 million in its IPO but...
  • Openpath has raised more than $60 million and teamed up with Meraki as it attempts to disrupt the...
  • ...House and their iStar controllers are only compatible with C-Cure management software, in contrast to Mercury Security hardware that is potentially compatible with many systems: "The "proprietary" system...
  • Proxy raised $42 million in 2020 and has plans to disrupt physical access control. But how...
  • Mercury Security manufacturers some of the most used products in access control for over 30+ partner...
  • ... " "Large support for third party integrations and open Mercury platform makes install and support very easy." "Solid product and good support." "Sells itself...
  • ... As a result, PoE options are common for single or double door IP based controllers like Mercury LP-1501, HID Edge EVO, and the Axis A1001. Field Powering Attached Devices Three main types of...
  • ..." "Good products (Mercury, readers) but hard to deal with as a massive company." "Big Company, need more attention to...
  • ... The integration with Mercury could be better and is being worked on to my understanding. Overall I give them very high...
  • ...Energy HIS MSC Midas Touch Viper Imaging Hikvision ClearWay Covert Security FaceEx Honeywell Mercury Security and Facilities Management Protect Group Remark Safety Smart CT...
  • For decades, Gallagher has been one of New Zealand's most famous companies. Now, they are...
  • ... Barnette Becomes Bozeman's Successor Matt Barnette was President of Mercury Security, acquired by HID in 2017, and most recently HID's VP of Physical Access Control...
  • ... Averics also is compatible with (now parent Assa's) HID and Mercury Security hardware and has been listed as an 'HID Advantage Silver Partner' since 2018, which...
  • ...just finished an installation where we are experiencing latency issues between HID Signo Readers and Mercury MR62e controllers, card transactions take 2-7s to go through at times. We have tried all the...
  • Favorite Access Locks 2020 on Nov 20, 2020
    Access lock brands Allegion, Assa, and Dormakaba have captured huge sections of the door locks...
  • ... While takeover hardware is not typically available, notable products include Mercury Security's takeover Bridges for Software House systems. Cutover Planning Is Crucial Proper...
  • Access control can cause integrators big headaches. What practical issues do they face selling...
  • Ubiquiti has become one of the most widely used wireless and switch providers for physical...
  • ... They only use a few of the mercury boards, not the entire line, and they don't explain their mobile-friendly readers/products very...
  • HID Mercury is moving new controller firmware into production starting on October 12th, 2020. This will be...
  • ..." "Genetec Synergis because it's compatible with many vendors such as HID, Axis, and Mercury." "Genetec Synergis. We install a lot of Genetec unified Security Center systems. The access...
  • ... In the case of other cloud access systems, either single-door Mercury Security controllers or proprietary combo reader/single door units that may be hundreds less for...
  • HID presented Mercury Security & Aero Access Controllers at the 2020 IPVM Access Control show. Inside this...
  • ...answers from HID, we examine: Aero replaces two HID controller lines Why it is not compatible with Mercury integrations Which features are limited compared to Mercury hardware The advantages of Aero's...
  • ...HID Idemia Identiv i-Pro Latch LifeSafetyPower Matrix Matrix Telecom Security Mercury Security Midpoint Security Open...
  • ...Workplace: Thermal Imaging, Self-Sanitising Door Handles, and People-Flow Sensors, May 28, 2020 Ireland: Mercury Rising to the COVID-19 Challenge with Fever-screening Cameras, April 7, 2020 Italy:...
  • ...2m on DC firm Mercury Public Affairs. Hikvision hired Mercury in August 2018 on a minimum rate of $70,000 per month...
  • ...'hardware agnostic', controller support is limited to HID Global hardware, including VertX, Edge EVO, and Mercury Security products. Sequr is a 'Mercury Authentic' partner. HID Mobile Based Sequr integrates...
  • ...controls, with user details showing up as credentials are read: The system is only compatible with Mercury Security based hardware. While other Imron access products work with other controllers like HID...
  • ... He is now a lobbyist with Mercury Public Affairs. Team Hikvision On a conference call after the US government sanctioned...
  • ...support is often limited, there are a few 3rd-party controller suppliers including Axis, HID, Isonas, and Mercury exist, as we cover in our Open Access Controller Guide. In many cases, an access brand may use...
  • ... New Xinjiang Lobbying In August 2018, Hikvision hired lobbying firm Mercury Public Affairs on a $70,000 per month contract for NDAA-related issues. But Hikvision's Mercury...
  • ...Abloy is acquiring LifeSafety Power, adding to their growing collection of access control brands like Mercury, August, Pioneer Doors, and KEYper in just the last two years. In this note, we...
  • ...access, the company does not use OEM'd hardware nor is compatible with 3rd Party offerings from HID/Mercury, Axis, or ISONAS. Proprietary controllers limits dealer risk of competitors taking over...
  • OSDP Access Control Guide on Jun 04, 2019
    ... A common example of this is found in Mercury Security panels, with the older 'Series 2' SIO boards versus 'Series 3 Redboards'. One of...
  • ...than Avigilon and more open than S2, supporting Axis, Keri and HID VertX controllers in addition to Mercury. Additionally, with the acquisitions of Avigilon and S2 in 2018 by much larger corporations, it...
  • BluB0x Company Profile on Feb 20, 2019
    ... Product Overview When BluB0x first entered the market it was primarily access-focused with its Mercury panel core. Barry said that has not changed, in that security is still the initial offering, but...
  • ... The company, in its short history, has already done quite well buying and then selling off Mercury for a significant profit, as he mentioned in the video below: Unlike most companies...
  • ...com's Mercury-Security based Access Control controllers. System Pricing Openpath's hardware cost is an up...
  • ...continuing to spend heavily on lobbyists and filed registration documents for two firms in August: Mercury LLC was hired for $840,000 over the next 12 months. Mercury recently lobbied for...
  • ...had a mock door paired with the new access door kit, showing it off using HID readers and RCI RTE: Mercury Security Controller Based The controller is a (3rd party) Mercury EP-1501, a single door IP...
  • ...guide, we review all of those elements including examples of configuration with Axis, HID, Hikvision and Mercury controllers, a hands-on-video, and an explanation of the importance of each...
  • HID Buys Mercury Security on Sep 19, 2017
    ... Mercury Security, the most widely used access hardware OEM, and partner to 20+ manufacturers, has been...
  • ... Mercury At $50M revenue for 2016, Mercury is sizable manufacturer. The company manufacturers...
  • ... Mercury Based Systems Popular Another clear trait among top brands in interoperability with Mercury...
  • ... A particular noteworthy element is Feenics support for Mercury panels, enabling the takeover of many existing traditional access control systems. But how good...
  • Lenel OnGuard Tested on Sep 17, 2014
    ...hardware compatible with OnGuard to Lenel-branded devices that typically are manufactured for Lenel by Mercury Security. Even 3rd-party hardware options, like those from HID, typically are sold in products...