IPVMU Certified | 09/26/16 03:41pm
I'm disappointed that Milestone Access is dependent on an external access control system to function. I'm assuming it adds unwanted complexity to the entire system.
The degree of integration between Milestone's 'wrapper' and the underlying system vary. Not all functions supported in the parent access platform are guaranteed to be available in Milestone's front end, especially things like custom reporting, schedule/card holder maintenance, and hardware configuration.
Milestone Access may be useful for consolidating live control into the VMS, but it won't replace the need, perhaps even frequent need, to interact with the underlying platform.
I work for Milestone
Milestone's Access Control Framework makes it possible to integrate the basic features of cardholder management and door control into Milestone's UI from one or more access control systems of the same or different type. If your users prefer to use the Smart Client then it "doesn't matter" which access control system(s) are used - assuming there is an integration already available. See the link below for existing ACM integrations.
So the better question to ask is which access control system out of this list is best suited for your environment and needs? There are also other systems with integrations predating the access control framework so you're not necessarily limited to this list either.
Hopefully someone else here can ask the right questions to guide you toward the right access control system for you.
Any way to find out what the plans are for Axis access control to be expanded and further integrated into Milestone?