Access Interoperability: Going Nowhere

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Nov 11, 2014

The dream was simple: access control interoperability.  You know; the ability to change management software on a whim, or mix together different brands of controllers, yet have everything work together.  It is an idea could fundamentally change the access control market.

Especially when ONVIF's Access Profile C was announced, many hoped it marked the start of this dream. Perhaps it would even kickstart the stoic and insular access market in the same way ONVIF has caught fire in surveillance.

Alas, this dream may be over before it really even starts. In this note, we survey the dreadful status of access interoperability and discuss why this is not likely going to change.

*** ***** *** ******: ****** ******* ****************.  *** ****; *** ability ** ****** ********** ******** ** * ****, ** *** together ********* ****** ** ***********, *** **** ********** **** ********.  It ** ** **** ***** ************* ****** *** ****** ******* market.

********** *********'* ****** ******* * *** *********, **** ***** ** ****** *** ***** ** **** *****. Perhaps ** ***** **** ********* *** ***** *** ******* ****** market ** *** **** *** ***** *** ****** **** ** surveillance.

****, **** ***** *** ** **** ****** ** ****** **** ******. In **** ****, ** ****** *** ******** ****** ** ****** interoperability *** ******* *** **** ** *** ****** ***** ** change.

[***************]

Proprietary ***** ****** *******

******* *** ***** **** ************* ***** **** ** *** **************** movement, ***** ** ** ******** **** ** *********. *** ***** access ********** ***** *** ********** *********** *********, **** ** ***** of *******. ********* **** '**** ******* ****** ********' ******* **** * ** *** *** ** ********* **** use *********** ******** *******, **** *** ********* '**** *******' *********** as * ********* ***** ******.

**** *** ** ***** ****************'* ******* *********, ****, ******* ** be ******** *** ******* ** ******, ** ********* ** * newly ******** **** ****** ****** ** **** **** **** *** *** ***********. (see:**** ******** **** ********* *******)  ****** ****, ***** *********** **** ***-************** *******, * **** ***** ****** ********** ******** **** ******* ********** **** ** *** only **** *** ***** ****** *******.

Little **************** ********

******* '***************' ******* *** ***********. *** ********* ***** ******,***** ******* *, ** ******* ** ***** ** ********** **********. ***** ***** are ************* *,*** ***** ******** (**** *** *******) ********** ** Profile * ** *** ******,**** *** ****** (****) *** ******** * ******* * ******(*****). **** *********** ** **** **********, ****** ******** ** ** an '**** ******** *** *** *****', ******* *** *** ***** ***** *, *** *** ******* custom *******.

***** *** *** *** ***** ** ******* * ******** *********, either. ** ***** ****,**** ******** *** ***** *********** ****** **************** **** **** *** *** ****** ******, **** no ***** ****** ******* ********** ******* ** ***********.

*************, *** ****** *** ****** *************** ******* **** *** ********* set ** *** ***** ******. ****** ******* *** ********* ** have ** **** ********* ** ******** ******* ***** *******, ***** access ********* *** ********* ***** ****** ******** **** ****** ********* with ****. ****** ***, ****** ********* **** ** ******** ******** by ******* **********: ********, ********, *** ********* **** ***********. ** a ******, ******* **** **** **** ********* ***** ********.

** *** **** *** *****, *** ******* '****************' ******* ***** may ** ****, ***** **** ********* *** ********** ******* ****** and **********. **** ************ ** '******* *.*', ***** ** **** ******** **** **********, ************* *************, *** smart-credential ********. *******, *** *** ******** **** ********* * ***** part ** *** ***** ****** ******, *** ***** ******* ***** ********, overall ******** ** ***** ******.

 
 

*******

*************, ** *** ****** '****** **************** ******' ******* ****. *** combination ** * ******* ******** **** *** * **** ** market ****** ***** **** ******** **** *** ** * ******** for ****** *******.

Comments (5)

**** ***-******** "********" ** **** ** **** ** ** ****** control: *** ****** ** ****** **** **** **** ** *** available ** ******** ******** *******... *** *** ***** **** ** one ****. ** *** ********* ***** **** ****** *** ***** considering ***************.

**** ***** *******'* ******** **** ** ******* ******* ******** ******** Center **** ******** ******** ****** (***, *******, ****)?

***** *** *********** ******* ********....

** *** ******* ***** *** *********** ** **** *********, *** specific ************* ***** ****** ************ **** ***** *******.

****** *** ****** *********** ** **** ** ** ********;-) ******** to ***** ******** *** ****** ******* ******** ****** ***** ** open **.

******* *** **** ** **** *** ******** * ***** ** keep ** **** **** **** *** ***** ** * ********. This ** *** ** ** ******** ** *** ***** ******. It ****** **** ** *** **** ***** *** ****** ** there ** ******** **** **** ******** *** **** *** ** industry.

* ***** **** **** ***** ** * ***** **** *** IPVM ** **** ** *** *** **** *****. * ***** start ** ******* * ****** ** **** **** **** ** really *** **** **** ***** ** **.

*** **** ******: *** ****** ***** ********** **** ******, *** number ******* * ********** *********** ***** ** ***:

*** **** ***** ** ***** *** **** ******** ********** ****** the *****, *** ******** **** ****** (****: *** ** ****** platform) ** *** ***** ******** *******.

*******: ****** **************** ******* *** ***** **** ****.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

ConvergenceTP (CTP) Claims VMS Integrations Simplified on Mar 30, 2017
Developing integrations with 3rd party systems can be expensive and time consuming, especially in the physical security market with hundreds of...
2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested) on Mar 28, 2017
2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national...
Lock Keyways For Access Control Guide on Mar 23, 2017
Lock keyways can be the difference between a lock working or not. Understanding keyways is important for access control. Indeed, a member recently...
Unikey Smart Phone Access Control Platform on Mar 21, 2017
More and more people carry smart phones. Many think this could replace the conventional key or card for access control. However, using a phone...
Brivo Opens Up, Adds Mercury Support on Mar 16, 2017
Brivo's cloud-based access control was built around the companies proprietary hardware controllers, and was often seen as a limitation by...
Access Control Course Spring 2017 on Mar 16, 2017
IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the...
DMP Intrusion Tested (XR Series) on Mar 09, 2017
DMP is a major provider of intrusion systems, but lacks the global brand recognition of some of its rivals (such as Bosch, Honeywell, DSC, or...
TVI 4.0 Doubles HD Analog Bandwidth on Mar 05, 2017
HD analog's move up market continues. Starting a few years ago at just 720p, HD analog is now poised for 4K and beyond. Techpoint, the company...
Uniview NVR Tested on Mar 02, 2017
Uniview, China's self proclaimed #3 video surveillance manufacturer behind Hikvision and Dahua, is ramping up its international sales efforts. In...
20 Manufacturer Favorability Ranked on Feb 28, 2017
20 security industry organizations' favorability was ranked based on direct feedback from over 100 integrators. In-depth comments revealed insights...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Last Day Save $50 - IP Networking Course on Mar 30, 2017
Last Day to Save $50 on the May IP Networking Course. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance...
Dahua Manager: Lots of Backdoors Beyond Dahua or Hikvision on Mar 29, 2017
A Dahua technical manager has fired back at criticisms of Dahua's backdoor, posting publicly what many at Dahua have privately been saying for the...
$10,000 Free VMS Licenses For New Dealers IPConfigure on Mar 29, 2017
Another gimmick or a real deal? The company that brought 'Unlimited' Enterprise VMS License for Just $32,000 and a cannon to ISC West are back with...
Genetec and Axis Power Comcast's SmartOffice on Mar 29, 2017
Comcast has more than 20 million subscribers and $80 billion in revenue. Now Comcast is partnering with Genetec and Axis to deliver a...
IP Cameras Lose Buy America Protection on Mar 28, 2017
IP Cameras have lost the US government's 'Buy America' protection as the Security Industry Association (SIA) successfully lobbied the government to...
2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested) on Mar 28, 2017
2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national...
Anixter Favorability Results on Mar 28, 2017
Anixter's direct sales and integrator anger about it has been in the news recently: Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon Anixter Touts...
Chinese Government Spies on Churches With Video Surveillance on Mar 27, 2017
The Chinese government is using video surveillance to spy on churches in China, reports UCANews, explaining: The [Chinese government]...
Hanwha Wisenet X Tested on Mar 27, 2017
Hanwha has released their latest generation, the Wisenet X series, powered by their new Wisenet 5 processor. This new series claims improvements...
Burglar Alarm Sirens Guide on Mar 27, 2017
Sirens are used to alert users to an alarm condition. In this note, we examine how to choose, locate, and install alarm sirens, including Siren...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact