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HID is a major access control manufacturer.

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  • ...ZKAccess C3 IP networked single door door controller carries an MSRP of $300, while comparable units from HID or Axis often cost twice as much. Even more compelling is the ZKAccess brand is based in a New...
  • The CEO of access control's most well known manufacturer, HID, exited just over a year ago. Since that time, Denis Hébert has stayed active as the Chairman...
  • ... How iDigHardware Helps Allegion vs Assa / HID Allegion is certainly nowhere near as well known overall as their main competitor Assa Abbloy /...
  • ... The platform also can use both HID VertX and HID Edge controllers. Broad Wireless Lock Support: Mercury Security based wireless...
  • ... Though HID and even Axis have entered into the space, Mercury is still the largest and broadest supplier....
  • ...  A 16 door kit, containing software, a 16 reader iSTAR controller and 16 26-bit HID ProxPoint mullion readers costs ~$6500, or ~$400 per opening. However, a 4 door 'starter' kit,...
  • ...considerations for Hazardous rated access control? Hazardous rated access equipment including Assa, HID, Interlogix, and others. Typical product cost What are the ratings? Including NFPA 70, EX,...
  • So I'm in a bit of a dilemma, for years I have been selling the upgrade process to HID iClass SE concept to customers. Selling multiclass readers and then migrated them over to iClass...
  • Isonas Opens Up Access on Apr 06, 2016
    Move over, HID, Mercury Security, and Axis? Isonas has declared itself completely open to integrating with...
  • Anybody hear anything more on this? 'Devastating' bug pops secure doors at airports, hospitals
  • Ethan sent this to me earlier: Very few businesses will use the traditional lock and key 10...
  • ...and operates its own line of proprietary hardware, not having support for 3rd party controllers like HID VertX, HID Edge, Mercury Security products, and Axis A1001 door controllers. AMAG offers a wide...
  • ...manufacture it's own hardware, instead exclusively using 3rd-party hardware options, like those from HID, Axis, or Mercury Security.  3rd party generally is more comprehensive than competitive...
  • ... Even 3rd-party hardware options, like those from HID, typically are sold in products especially branded for Lenel (ie: Onity's ILS...
  • ...proprietary networked controllers, primarily two types: IPDC-E, 'IP Door Controller': Not unlike HID Edge controllers the IPDC controls up to 2 doors, is PoE powered, and operates as a standalone...
  • ...  This support encompasses nearly all mainstream ISO, MIFARE, and HID formats of 125 kHZ, 13.56 MHz Smartcards. Video Integration While supported video integration...
  • Network ports are critical for remote video viewing and recording and without proper...
  • ...PoE options are becoming common for single or double door IP based controllers like Mercury EP-1501, HID Edge EVO, and the Axis A1001, but controllers with four or more openings using PoE will remain...
  • ... Of note, Axis A1001, HID Edge or VertX controllers are not supported by RS2. Reader Support Another strength of RS2 is...
  • ... 3rd party Mercury Security controllers or HID VertX panels are not supported, unlike other small access systems like Avigilon Access...
  • ...to takeover existing access systems preserving existing hardware if Mercury Security controllers or HID VertX panels are also used. Platform Cost The most common 'Professional Version, 16 Reader...
  • ... These prices place Keyscan it about equal with similar offerings from HID VertX or Axis A1001 based small systems, but slightly higher than other distribution SMB...
  • ...Platform Cost Paxton prices product somewhat higher compared to similar access platform offerings from HID VertX or Axis A1001 where a two door system including all hardware, readers, credentials, and...
  • Prox Reader Compatibility on Dec 04, 2015
    ...CDVI Centaur access controls on their sites, then the last few years started moving to Kantech with HID readers on new sites (and retrofitted one older site). Naturally, the Centaur and HID fobs don't...
  • ...that includes everything but the locks and labor cost places it about equal with similar offerings from HID VertX or Axis A1001 based small systems. Openness Kantech is strictly proprietary in hardware...
  • ...methods (tissue reflection, heartbeat detection, dermal electric resistance, unnaturalness analysis), what HID, Morpho and Suprema use and why you need to beware of ambiguous...
  • on one site, we have installed Long range Readers and normal card readers (which can support...
  • ...  HID Global is a prime example, while being a member of SIA's OSDP steering committee and...
  • ...doing so, Avigilon is cutting out the server, delivering an 'embedded' version of their ACM software on HID VertX controllers, making Avigilon access less expensive for smaller systems, but giving up some...
  • ...cover the basic elements needed to specify the right contactless credentials everytime, including: HID vs. NXP Credential Formats 125 kHz vs. 13.56 MHz Frequencies Facility Names Facility...
  • The Prox Reader Shootout on Aug 27, 2015
    ... So we picked readers from Allegion, HID, and Honeywell and others to see how they stacked up.  We also tested the cheapest options we...
  • ...  With mainstream vendors like HID building new readers that primarily use 13.56 MHz formats, avoiding costly changeovers mean...
  • ... Historically, the most well known two have been Mercury and HID, with Axis joining the field in 2013. In this note, we contrast the three providers,...
  • I have a customer that has Indala 26 bit credentials at their corporate office and HID Prox 26 bit at several of their satellite offices. They are looking for a card reader that could...
  • DSX Access 33bIt HID Format on Jun 24, 2015
    ... I'm doing a panel change over and would like to use the exist proprietary DSX HID credentials. I found one at RS2 but it does not work.
  • ...  HID VertX EVO: While ACM does not support the more popular single door Edge EVO Controller line, it...
  • ... Has anyone found a reliable, more cost effective alternative to HID proximity readers? I have no issues with HID and 9 out of 10 work without issue, just looking to...
  • ...commercial security brands shows product available from multiple vendors: Axis Dahua Hikvision Pelco Milestone HID Global Paxton However, Amazon's availability of surveillance products are far more limited...
  • ... But the biggest manufacturer in the industry shocked many with the out-of-the-blue departure of HID's CEO. IPVM sources tell us that while the timing was sudden, the exit marks an ouster, likely...
  • HID CEO Mysteriously Out on May 23, 2015
    ... But access control giant HID has mysteriously parted with their CEO. Their is no official announcement but the ex-CEO, Denis...
  • Can you tell if it is 125khz, fire, etc...? 1 2 There is no model numbers on it. Thanks
  • what could be the limitation for using the HID R10 SE reader with the eDCM 300 controller? Also, we shall use DESfire or iClass technology?
  • Are there any other competitors to HID's Corporate 1000 program? Just found out they are not issueing Corporate 1000 to any new...
  • ...lacks integration with Video Management System" "We had our worst experience with HID edge controllers - what a mess. Poor production quality and bad code." "Chubb AFX system,...
  • ... In this picture, you can see the HID ProxProII. The customer had standardized on this reader, so we could not use a traditional...
  • ...org/HID_iClass_demystified It seems the problem in this case was the way HID stored master encryption keys on their readers. The information though seems older, so I was...
  • ... HID prox readers are by far the most widely implemented technology in access control, with almost...
  • ..." "For us, HID card readers are out." "Cisco Access. We have decided to Not sell this product line anymore...
  • ... HID EVO Support: Also with the update, Lenel supports HID's 3rd party ethernet single door...
  • ... The image below is an HID Prox Pass active credential: Readers: Generally the less costly, but reduced performance,...
  • ... The basic unit does not include intercom features and is not licensed to read HID card formats, meaning it reads MiFARE/DESFIRE only. The top end unit comes equipped with VoIP...
  • ... The CEO of ACRE is Joe Grillo, a seasoned access control executive, who formerly served as HID Global's CEO during its acquisition by Assa Abloy. Grillo remained in executive leadership at...
  • ... In addition, HID offers a limited number of IP door controllers (see IPVM test of HID Edge Solo) which are...
  • HID's SE Readers Examined on Oct 13, 2014
    The HID card readers you may have used in the past are changing.  As old stocks of standards like R10...
  • Credential giant HID Global is making it easier to use cell phones as credentials. Instead of pushing buttons to turn...
  • ... This adds to our existing ASIS new product posts including: Thermal Radar, HID 'Twist and Go', Axis NVRs, Milestone DVRs, Axis Multi-Imager Panoramic, Genetec's 'Unified'...
  • Axis Releases Card Reader on Sep 25, 2014
    ...copycat? In this note, we examine the A4011-E reader's specs, applications, drawbacks and comparison to HID. [premium_content] Product Details Axis first reader release is a co-produced model with...
  • Lenel OnGuard Tested on Sep 17, 2014
    ...  Even 3rd-party hardware options, like those from HID, typically are sold in products especially branded for Lenel (ie: Onity's ILS...
  • Did HID Drop The Ball Here? on Aug 15, 2014
    ...research first released in 2010 to show just how trivial it still is to read, modify and clone most HID cards — the rectangular white plastic “smart” cards that organizations worldwide distribute to...
  • ... Price: The V-Flex 4G units range between $600 - $800 based on features like HID credential readers, ruggedized coatings, and outdoor housings. The model use in our test has a...
  • ..." "Genetec because we have total integration with the CCTV System and uses HID hardware perfectly." Undoubtedly, IPVM's strong 'video-centric' readership translates into a...
  • This lively discussion is raging on a LinkedIn group: "Is it ethical to offer HID card copying services?" Card cloning is available from internet vendors willing to do so with no...
  • ... Keep claims to work with  HID: Edge and Vert-X Mercury Security: EP1501 & EP1502 Additionally, Feenics says they are...
  • They look nice, but do they work well? The new SSA line does not appear to be HID licensed, but they work with Wiegand and ISO 14443 Type A formats. I did some spot check on...
  • Quick question here regarding Access Control: Is the "beep" from the HID reader when you swipe a blank card, the only way to know if a card is incompatible ?? As far as...
  • ... We profile some of the mainstream access market vendors below:   HID Global   One of the biggest names in credentials is also in a state of change regarding its...
  • ... In contrast, Genetec works with a range of (controller-only) options from either HID or Mercury, but not the A1001, so for that system we used an HID Edge (non-EVO)...
  • ... Finally, unlike HID, which allows manufacturer partners to re-sell / mark-up HID’s products, Axis is selling through...
  • ...faces the formidable challenges of high pricing, limited distribution, and not being compatible with HID credential formats. BioCam300: Is it a face recognition reader, a door controller, or...
  • ...  Building Intelligence SV3 vs HID Easy Lobby Direct comparisons with other platforms are not straightforward, since SV3...
  • ... Some common platforms include: HID's EasyLobby: The most commonly used system, its cost ranges from ~$3000-$8000 per station...
  • Are any of you familiar with the Hirsch access line at all? They have a card reader that is a HID reader (reads Indala and iClass as well as Legacy 125 KHz) ...
  • ... Despite HID's relentless marketing push for NFC, a competing approach using BLE is increasingly being...
  • ...  Even the HID Edge Solo, which must be networked to program, costs ~$450 - $600 for the controller/reader...
  • ... No HID Support: Currently Zwipe is limited to 'open' Mifare/Desfire formats. When asked about expanding...
  • Testing Axis Access Control on Jan 27, 2014
    ... On the IP side, HID's Edge offering is frequently cited. In this report, we share our test findings of the new Axis...
  • ... The company claims a wide swath of compatible formats including most Wiegand, HID, NXP, Indala, and Smartcard types, up to those using 1024 bits. Even if a credential read is...
  • Testing HID Edge Solo on Oct 03, 2013
    HID is the biggest name in IP door controllers, especially for single or dual door controllers, with...
  • Tyco Slaps Down HID on Sep 25, 2013
    ...it comes from industry insiders such as Debra Spitler, vice president of mobile access solutions at HID Global, based in Irvine, Calif." 'Industry insiders' ??? HID is a non stop sales campaign for...
  • ... Additionally, Genetec Security Center users can now use Axis controllers as an alternative to HID. That said, given how entrenched electronic access control incumbents are, with proprietary...
  • HID vs NXP Credentials on Sep 12, 2013
    Two companies dominate the global market for access control credentials: HID Global and NXP Semiconductor. Both companies own or influence huge chunks of the credentials...
  • ... I have a customer that has HID prox corp 1000 cards. They want to know when people are leaving. They know after I explained to...
  • ... Requires SMC Unlike HID Edge/VertX, Assa offerings historically supported by Genetec, the integrations with these stand...
  • ... We've successfully setup a 30 camera Milestone and 6 swipe HID system at one of our buildings, but we're looking to switch to Genetec security center for a new...
  • ... One of the better known examples of a combo unit is the HID Edge EVO Combo series, although the same approach is found in many 'biometric readers' that...
  • Prox vs. iClass Explained on Jul 12, 2013
    ... HID offers this explanation in their iClass product catalog: "The communication between an iClass...
  • ... HID Global, a major credential provider, has filed patents that keeps prox credentials locked tight...
  • ...manufacturer's that are Open Architecture - from what I understand this generally mean's Mercury or HID controller OEM's. I understand that generally these platforms will lessen vendor lock-in and...
  • ...particular RedCloud head end version, the system is compatible with the same (ethernet only) makes of HID or Mercury based door controllers. Part of the installation process includes rewriting...
  • Proximity Readers Tutorial on May 20, 2013
    ... What is 'Prox' 'Prox' is both a brand specific offering from credential giant HID Global, as well as a term to describe a range of contactless RFID credentials that are read...
  • ...Perhaps the most heavily marketed products are NFC-based (Near Field Communication) being pushed by HID and IR. Despite the enthusiasm and wild 'revolutionary' claims, we are hesitant to claim mobile...
  • Door Controllers Guide on Mar 19, 2013
    ...controllers in default standalone configurations, including: Testing Axis Access Control Testing HID Edge Solo Serial: Using RS-232, RS-485, and Weigand has been the mainstay communication...
  • ...adjacent to an perimeter door): Fingerprint reader: Bioscrypt 4GXFXS cost ~$900 USD Proximity reader: HID ProxPoint Plus 6005 cost ~$90 USD When the increase in cost for a fingerprint scanner is ~10...
  • ... How iDigHardware Helps Allegion vs Assa / HID Allegion is certainly nowhere near as well known overall as their main competitor Assa Abbloy /...
  • ... HID, the principal manufacturer of the technology for EAC applications, is eager to evangelize its...
  • ... Support for HID VertX and Mercury panels standard, with other manufacturer's protocols released via firmware...
  • ... Non-proprietary format: The uPass Access is able to read standard RFID credentials: HID, Mifare, EM, and Nedap cards and send output in standard Wiegand, magstrip, and clock data...
  • HID VertX Examined on Jul 17, 2012
    HID's VertX door access control system is the more powerful but lesser known sibling of HID's Edge...
  • HID's EVO Series Examined on Jul 08, 2012
    After years of rumors, door access control giant HID has formally announced its next generation of IP door access controller with 'EVO'. In this...
  • ...and disadvantages compared to larger systems, and compare pricing to competitive offerings including HID, Brivo and Honeywell. Overview This Linux-based standalone access control system is...