IPVMU Certified | 11/23/15 12:05am
Hello David: See this for background on Infinias: Pelco's Abandoned Access Control Line (Infinias)
David are you using GX or WX?
ICT has integrated access control, alarm and building automation. WX is web based and GX is server based. Infinias is POE to the door and access control only.
Infinias was purchased by 3xlogic this year: https://www.3xlogic.com/blogs/create-blog-entry-17
IPVMU Certified | 11/23/15 03:45am
I don't know anything about the ICT Protege line but do you have specific questions about infinias or strictly how it stacks up against ICT? We use the product on many access control jobs and may be able to answer some questions.
I use this product a lot. Very good, very easy, and if you work well with electrical (rough-ins and pathways), your bids will come in under traditional panel style bids all day long. As far as installation/setup goes, it is probably the easiest I have ever worked with.
* Easy/cheaper to install
* Easy to teach/use for customers
* No annual costs/free software upgrades. (this can be viewed as good or bad, but it's an easy sell for customers)
* Fits the "Network Physical Security" theme
* There's really no other product like it....and I've looked. (You could say Isonas, but there are trade-offs there too)
* When bidding 2-4 doors, other systems are typically less expensive because of the server design infinias uses. When using single door installs, the controller firmware is not user friendly
* Reports can be somewhat cumbersome
* While I find it the easiest system to teach customers, tweaking doors or the like is more involved (hidden). It can certainly be done, but it's not a traditional menu item like many systems out there. That's both good and bad in my opinion
* The single largest concern that an integrator should have is that this is a distribution product. Anyone can sell the base system which accounts for 95% of installations. Know this, weigh your options, and realize that once you start being successful with it, other integrators can/will easily pick it up so it's important to understand and have a plan for it.