"Best" New Access Control Product?

By Brian Rhodes, Published Apr 09, 2013, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

It's 'award winning', but is it useful? With 3M Cogent's MiY-Touch fingerprint reader winning an ISC West 2013 "Judge's Choice" award, the #2 overall for the show and tops in access control, we wanted to dig deeper to find out why. Is the unit worthy of a "Best of" award, or is it just another fingerprint readers not quite demanded by the market?

Product Overview

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Ideal ********

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Comments (3)

For AC checkout Salto - I found them yesterday and think their product has a lot of interesting and very sellable attributes

Clearly you have missed some significant attributes of this line. The 3M MiY line does in fact offer 3 units suited for outdoor use with ratings up to IP65, and temperature ranges up to -20C to 70C, suitable for a covered area.

They also include 2 units with contactless read capability out of the box (MiY-ID/MiY-CARD) and as an option on the MiY Touch,indoor unit.

Clearly a very robust offering with more module upgrades planned for later this year.

Hello Dave:

This particular note is about the NPS winner MiY-Touch, not the 'MiY line', and we wanted to cast light on that specific unit.

Likewise, with MiY-Card we aren't talking about MiY-Touch any longer, and our objection was not 'has no contactless card support', it was 'MIFARE/DESFire only'. Our analysis still stands.

Thanks for reading.

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