IPVMU Certified | 01/17/17 05:15pm
You would still connect the locks, DPS, and RTE using two-wire or serial type connections.
In general, the controller/reader may be ethernet connected, but all the other door components will not be.
Does that help?
That sounds like a rather specific request. Can you share some information on why the customer wants to use that approach?
I have used Isonas with great success they have IPbased POE Reader /Controller combos as well as Controllers that work well...I have a few dozen installed in a Hospital Out building and they work well...The Server software was not really intuitive at 1st but they had great Tech support...Also Infinias is IP based and now owned by 3 X Logic...
There are no POE locks on the market that I would trust to be robust enough for a real-world application.
In my opinion, there are two options -
- POE controllers at the door, with all devices connected back to this controller. There are options from many mainstream access control providers for this -- Lenel (LNL-2210), Software House (iStar EDGE w/ POE module), S2 (Micronode), Infinias (POE at the door by default), et al.
- Wireless. There are plenty of options for wireless from Assa Abloy, Schlage, Stanley/BEST, etc. If they really don't want any controllers, the best option is Stanley/BEST WiQ -- to my knowledge, the only system that doesn't require any controllers at all. But, you have to be a certified dealer to install.
I would stay away from the controllers/readers all in one. I think the integrator that mentioned the wireless locks from schlage/assa has it right. Those comapnies also offer POE locks. Either way the guy you are talking to if he is demanding all this stuff is an idiot that doesn't know what he doesn't know.
Just get some mercury boards and wireless IP locks or POE IP locks. You can set the mercury boards to do a panel call out. Just host the software at your office on a server and have the mercury panels call out to it and have him hit a thin/web client to manage his sites. Pretty easy to do with RS2/Avigilon. IIRC honeywell has a hosted option now as well?