I just got beat on an RFP by a lot from another vendor that used this solution, with half of the doors using "off-line" GEO mortise locks (it was an RFP for 3 exterior and 6 interior doors for a police station). It appears that these devices do not update to the system (users, status, events) until a SALTO card swipes it and then eventually swipes a wired online reader. Same holds true to get credentials to one of these. Still, cost per door is very low. Does this qualify for a door in an access control bid? Specs say must provide reports for users, doors, use, etc. but I see many instances where the card may not touch a wired reader for days (only 5 wired controllers and 5 readers so no reads on the way to secured side). Can a card swipe be long enough to exchange credentials to the cylinder and acquire events and battery status? Wouldn't you need three hands to use these (one for card, one to turn device, and another to open door)?
Any input from members would be appreciated. (Appeal due on Tuesday). (Kind of a neat low cost option, though, for maybe secure rooms like closets, equipment rooms, etc.)