I don't get all the architecture you aim to get but first thought is : HID readers all come with Wiegand output as default and that is supported by most/all access control platforms which integrate in Milestone. Also most Morpho 4G VStation bio readers have Wiegand in ( for prox reader confirmation before reading the fingerprint) and wiegand out so those would work too, i guess, though fingerprint profile management would likely be done in Morpho software..
So, my advice is : pick the access platform that works as you intend, integrates with Milestone if that is required and has the right functionality . Then check if ( and how ) it works with HID and Morpho readers but there is 95% chances it will.
The issue is the HID controllers, still in search of right software that support HID vertex
Trecerdo, LLC | 12/15/15 03:18pm
As others have also said, HID readers will work with just about everything, because of their Wiegand output. The bigger question is on the Biometric side, and how the "biometric templates" (biometric data), are stored. Many biometric readers store the "templates" locally, then output a Wiegand stream of a saved card to an access control panel's reader input. In these cases, the access control system doesn't even know about the biometrics....it just "sees" a standard card read bit stream from the biometric reader. This method requires each reader to maintain a separate database of biometric information.
Another method is when the access control panel "knows" about biometrics and manages the biometric info itself. Mercury panels support this method with Bioscrypt V-Station. Also, biometric readers that support OSDP should also work.
That said, I do not know which Mercury partners support the Mercury panel's Bioscrypt and OSDP biometric capabilities. I do know that Lenel supports Bioscrypt.
ACMs that support both 4G (and Suprema) fingerprint readers and HID RFID readers "In a Single Common Plaform":
- LENEL (Onguard)
- Tyco (Software House)
ACMs/Security_Platforms that support HID RFID & Suprema Biometrics (but might not support L1/BioScrypt 4G in a single interface):
- AMAG (G4S)
- Avigilon (ACM)
- Bosch (Bosch fingerprint) => here
- Brivo (Online)
- Honeywell (WinPak or ProWatch)
- Genetec (Security Center)
Click here to see how it works (pdf brochure example for SWH)
You can ask my contact info to IPVM if required.
If your customer is a SMB (~up to 32 doors) who does not require very advanced features (ie: Video deep integration, Visitor mgt, card printing), I strongly recommend you to use:
- Suprema BioStar 2, with using the DM20 (dispatcher for connecting the HID readers)
Picture below to understand this last very simple solution to install: