IPVMU Certified | 02/26/15 11:58pm
Cool. How many doors in total? Do you need/want integration with video surveillance? Also, is a VMS already onsite?
Inaxsys Security Systems
Your requirement for biometrics support is an easy one to solve- just about every biometric reader has a wiegand output and just about every access control system has a wiegand input. You will be managing the fingerprint templates through the biometric reader's user interface separately from the access control user interface but these things are not very complicated.
We have used hundreds of Suprema biometric readers over the years and they are excellent.
As for a simple and inexpensive access control system, we distribute an extremely easy and extremely powerful system called Protege WX by ICT. This web-driven system can do 32 doors, has a built-in web server, supports 10,000 cards (or fingerprints) and has integrated alarm built-in. The training to learn to use it is online on the ict.co website. Pricing is VERY competitive. Here's the link to check it out: ICT | ProtegeWX
it is sold through a few distributors in the US and in Canada.
Another unit you can take a look at is the Liberty Cube from Viscount Systems (http://viscount.com/products/liberty-access-control/) - we've used a number of these now for a small-scale access control project and they're working well. Each networked "Bridge" unit can support two readers, two output relays (doors), and has two digital inputs for things like REX sensors or buttons, etc. Each "Cube" can support (if memory serves) up to 32 doors, and is fully managed from a web interface.
Couldn't tell you the prices offhand, but I know it's been very cost-effective for this customer.
Consider ZKAccess inBio (1-2 or 4 door) configurations available at www.buypsa.com. $500-600 dealer price range. Credit app required I believe. Simple biometric + fob/card, cost effective and works. A plus is you can add a inexpensive IP camera to "document" card reads. Free software.