Top Alternatives to HID And Mercury

By Brian Rhodes, Published Apr 12, 2022, 08:54am EDT (Info+)

With HID and Mercury facing unprecedented product shortages and delays, many are scrambling to find alternatives.

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170+ integrators told IPVM what alternatives they most commonly use for readers, credentials, and controllers. Inside this report, we share over 100 comments and the X most frequently cited alternatives for each category.

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*********** **** ******** ***** *** ********* five ************* ** ************ *** *******:

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***** **** ***** ***********, * ***** segment ** *********** (~**%) **** **** preferred ** ****** **** ***, ***** 31% **** ******** ****** ** **** by ***** ********* ****** *******.

Credential *** ************ ** ***********

*********** **** ******** ***** *** ********* 3 ************* ** ************ *** ***********:

  • ********/******* **** **%
  • ********* **** ** *%
  • ******** ** *%

**% ***** **** ***** ****** ***, while *% ***** ** ******** ****** preference. **% ***** **** *** *** product **** ** ***** ********* ****** company. *********** **** **** ******* *** often ********* ** ******* *********.

Controller *** ************ ** ***********

** ******** ** ****** *** ***********, third-party ********** ******* *** **** ******.

***** ******* (*%) ** *********** ********* Axis ** * ********** ***********, *** due ** *** ******* ****** ** 3rd ***** ********** ********** *******, ***** brand ******** **** ************* ***.

**** ******** *******:

  • "**** ***** *** ***** ******* **** Controller. ******* **** *** **** ** any ************'* ********."
  • "**** ** ********* ********* ****."
  • "**** ***** ** **** * **** product **** *** ** **** ******** and **** ********* **** **** ** the **** ********* **** ** ***. In ******** ** ****, **** *** more ********** **** *******."
  • "**** *****- *********. *** ** **** with **** ** ******* **** *** and ****** *** ******* **** *** to *******."
  • "****. * ****** ********** *** ***** install **** *** ********** ********, *** can ** ******** ** ****** ********** installations."
  • "**** ***********. **** **** **** * couple ** ************* **** ** ******."

*** *******,******** ****** ******** **** **** **** mentions ** ************, *** ***** ******** may ******* ** ***** ******* *** partners *** *** ************* **** **** access *********. *** *******:

*****/******. ***** ********, ********* ******** ** Mercury, ** * *** ***** ******, but ***** ***, *-**** ********

****, **** ****** ******* *** *********** (i.e.: ****, ***, *******, *******, ********, Software *****) *** ***** ****** *** credential ************ *** ** ********, **** proprietary ********** ****** *** *** ******** to *** ****** ** ********* *** delays ** ***/*******.

********/*******

*********** **** **** **** ********* *********** with********, ** *** ******* *****, ******* ** **** ****** ***********, strong *******, *** ***** ************* ** advantages:

  • "********. **** ************ *** *********** ***********."
  • "********. **** ******* **'* *** **** alternative **** ***** *** **** ************* criteria ** **** ****. * ** unaware ** *** ****** **** *** as ****** ********** **** *** ******* credential ************ *** *****."
  • "******* *** ******** ** **** * good *********** ** *** ******** *** smart **** ********** *** * **** time. ** ***** **** ***** ** 7410s *** **** **** ***** ** altnetative ** ***. ** **** **** Schlage ***** **** ********** *** *** HID ****** ********* **'* **** * huge ******* ******* ***** ** ** substitute."
  • "********, ****** **** *******"
  • "********/*******, *** *****-**** ******* ***** * lot ** *******, *** ***** **** times *** ********."
  • "********'* *******"
  • "*******. **** ***********, **** *******."
  • "******** ***** ** ** *** **-** for ***. "
  • "********. * **** **** ******** (*****/********) readers *** **** ***** *** **** a **** ************ **** ***** ****."
  • "******** ** ******, ****** ***********. *** also *** ******** ***** ***-**** ******. Allegion *** *** ****** **** **** crossover ** ***."
  • "********. **** ** ******* *** ********** with ******* ****** *********."
  • "********. **** **** **** ** **** as ***."
  • "*******, **** *** *********"
  • "******* *** **** *** **** ** far ******* *** ****/***** *** ***** available. ** *** ******* * *** customer **** * ***** **** *** smart ****** *** *** *** * months **** ***. ***** ***** ** for ********* *** ********** ** ********* credentials."
  • "******** **** - **** ***-****** *****-**** reader"

** * ********** ********, *********** **** low **** *** **** ************* ** a ******* ** ********* ******* **** positive *** ********:

  • "********. **** ******* * **** ***** of ******** ******* **** **** **** Allegion **** *******."
  • "********/*******, **** ** *******, **** *** also *********** *** ****. **** ***********."
  • "*******, ****** ** **** ** *** industry. * ****-***** **** *** *** trust"
  • "******** ** ********** ** **** **** have ***** ***** *******."
  • "*******, *** **** ** *** ******* advantage."
  • "********. ******** ********** **** ******* ** important *** ***** ***** ** **********."
  • "********. **** ******** ********* ****** *********...****** much ****** ******."
  • "********. **** **** **** **** *** cant *******."
  • "******* - *** ****"

****** **** **** ***/*******, ******** *** not ********* * *** ***** ****** controller *****, *** ** **** **** has *** ***** ******* *** ********* '****' *******(*.*., ***********).

*********

*********** ************* ******* ********* ******* *** **** ******* offers ** ****** *********** ** * reader ***********:

  • "*********. ***** *******, ****** **** *** accessible. *********** ******."
  • "** *** *********. ********* ** * lot ** ********. ** ** * lot ** ********* ** ******** ******* or ******** **** **** **** ************ on ******** ********."
  • "******** ***** *** ** ***** *** readers **** *** **** ***** *********"
  • "*********, **** - ************ *** ****"
  • "** *** ********* ****** ***********."
  • "********* **** *** **** *** **** up ******* *** * *****."
  • "********* **** **** * ***** *******. Just **** ** ******* ***** ** use ** *** ********* ****."
  • "*********. **** **** ******** *** *** excellent ** ***** *******. **** **** the ******* ** ***** **** ***** on ***** ****. ***** ** **** fair ** ****."

*********** ********* ********* **** ********** ************ is * ********:

  • "********* **** *** ************, *****, ********, support."
  • "**'** **** ***** ********* *** *** few ********* **** ** *****'* **** able ** ******* **** **** ****. They **** ** **** * ***** turnaround."
  • "*********. ************ ** * *** ** the ******** ** ** *** ** have ** ******."
  • "********* ** ***, ** * ******* PROX"
  • "********* **** - ************"

************ **** ****** ****** ****** ****** Tested*** *** **** ****** ** *** brand's ****** ****** ********.

********

******* *****************'***** ****** *********** **** **** * strong ****** ******** ** ***** ****** manufacturers **** *** *** ********* **** charge *** ******.

  • "********. *** ****** *********** *** ****"
  • "********, **** **** **** ******* ******* and **** *** *********. *** ** mention *** **** ********* ** * major *****."
  • "******** ** **** ******* ** ** the **** ****** *** ** *** support **** ******* ** ******* ** currently **** ****."
  • "******** * **** ****** *** ***** called ********. *** ****** ******** **** Wavelynx ** ***** *** ** ******."
  • "**'** ********* ********** ********."
  • "********, ****** *********** ** * *** of *****. ******** *** **** *** being ****."
  • "**** ****** *** ******** **** **** our ********."

*********** **** ********'* **** *** *********** costs **** ** * **** ****** for * ********** ***********:

  • "********, *** ** *** **** ******** this ***** *** ****** ** ***** support."
  • "********- ************, **** *** ********"
  • "******** **** ****"

*** ****, *********** ****** ******* ************ *******.

*******

****************** ***** ******* ** * ****** of *************, *** ******* ** **** known ** *** ******** ** *****'* BlueDiamond *******.

  • "*******. **** **** *****, *** **** to **** ****, *** ***** *** the **** ******* ****** ******."
  • "*******, ************ *** *****"
  • "* **** **** ***** ******* ******** and **** ****** ***** ******* **** them. ** **** ***** ******** ** LenelS2 **** ******* *** **** *** getting ****** ** ****** ***."
  • "***** *** *****. **** *******, *******, and ********. *** **** *** ** stock."
  • "*******, ******, ****. ************, ************* ********, cost-competitive."
  • "* *** **** **** **** ******* and ******* **** **** *** ** stock ************."

*********** **** *******'* ************ *** ******* are * ******** ** * ********** alternative:

  • "******* - ** **** **** ******* set ** **** ****..."
  • "* **** **** ***** ******* ******* EV2 *********** *** *** *** *************."
  • "*****, *****, *** *********. **** ****** and ********** ******** ****."
  • "*******, ****. ************."

No **********/******** ** *********

**** ********* **** ******** ****** *** not *********, *** **** ****** ******* products **** *** ********* ** ***** and ******** ** *** ******* ********:

  • "***** ***, ****** **** *** **** a ******. *** ****** ** **** though *** ***'* ****, ** ***** have ** ******** ********."
  • "**'** ****** ***** ***-***** ***** *** some ********* ***** ***."
  • "****** **** ******** ** ***********, ** have **** ******* ****** ********** ************* that *** ******** ********* **** ***** meet *** ********'* *****. * ***** not *** **** *** *** ****** than *** *****."
  • "*** * ******** ***, *´** *** whoever *** ** *********. ******, ** have **** ***** ******** *** *** new ******."
  • "** *** *** ** ********* ****** card *** */*** *** ***** ** an ****** ****."

Brand ******** ********

* *** ***** ************* **** ********* more **** ****, ********* ***** ******** brands:

  • "********* ******** ** *** ************. ** we ******* * ******* ******, ** use *******'* ***********, ** ** ******* Hartmann ** *** ******."
  • "** *****'* ****** ******** **** *********** too ****. ** **'* * ***** system **** ** **** ** **** their *****, ** ******** **** ***** cards."
  • "***** ***** *** * ****** ********** for * **** *****."
  • "**'** **** **** **** *** **** that **** ****** ***********."
  • "***. ** *** ** ** ** 96 ***** ** ****** **** ** can ** ********** **** ********. ******* this **** ******* *** ***** ********** and **'* * ***** ***********."
  • "* ***'* ******* **** *****, ***** than ****."
  • "******. ***** ****** *** **** ** the **, **** *** **** ** order ******* ** ** *********** * SKU, **** **** *****-** ** ***** and **** **** ** ***** **** hold *** ******** ** ******** **** is * *****."
  • "** **** ** ***** *** ************ credentials. ****** *** ***** ***** **** offer ***** *** *********** *** *** use ***."
  • "***** *******-********, *******, ***** ** *** able ** ******* ***** ***** **** helped **."
  • "** *** *** *** *********** **** ICT."

**** ** *** ************* ********** ** matching ********** ******* ** ******* ** systems ** ********** ** ************ ********** to * ***** ** ********** ** OEMing *******.

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

**** ****** ******* **** ******* ***** limited ** *********** ***** ** ******* and ***********, ****** **** ******* **** use ******* ******* ** **** ********** devices.

*** *******, ********, ***, *********, *******, Keyscan, *** ****** - ***** **** most ****** ********** ******* - ********* use ********* ********* **** ****** ***** 3rd ***** ******* *** ***********. **** comments ********* ****:

  • "** **** ***** ******* ****. *** only ***** ********** ************* ** *** are ***** **** *** *********** **** as ******* & *******."
  • "********* ****** ***** **** ***** ** they **** **** ** ********* *******."
  • "*****. ******* ** *** ************** ***********. We ******* *** *** *********** ****."
  • "** *** ****** ** *** ******** like ********, ** ** **** ***** credentials ** ****."
  • "** *** ****** ****** ***** *** data *******."
  • "********, ** ** ******** ***** * range ** ******* **** ** ****, Bluetooth ****** *** ***."

HID ******* **** ****** ****** *** ****

*******, **** *** **** *****, ***/******* still ******* *** ******* ****** *** many.

***** *** ****** ******,***** **********, *** ***** ** **** changes, *** *** ********* *** *************' ******** ****** ******,*** **** ********** *** **** ****** some ** * ********** **** ***** they **** ** **** ************. *** integrator *********

*** ** *********** *** * ******** that * ****** ****** ****** **** a ****** ** ***** *** ****** up ***** ***.

******* ****:

** ***'* **** ** ***********. ** want ** *** ****** ** / SEOS ***** *** ***** **** **** with *** *******.

** ** ********** **** *****, **** votes ****** **** *** ***** ***** HID ******* *** ***** *** ******:

  • "*****'* ***** ***! *** **** **** times *** ***** ***** *** *** our *** ***** *** **** ****** to **** ** **!"
  • "************* ****."
  • "*** ** ***** ** *** *** best ********** ************."
  • "** ********* *** *** *********** - estimating ****** *** ********, ********* ***** are **** ********** **** ****."
  • "** **** *** ***. *** *** legacy *****, ** *** ***'* ********* 1000 *******"
  • "** **** *** *** ** *** main."
  • "** *********** ******* *** ******* ******* we ******* **** ****** ******* ***********."
  • "** **** *** ***."
  • "********* **** *** *** - ***** with **** *** ****."
  • "** ******* **** ***."
  • "*****'* ***** *** ***."
  • "* **** **** ***"
  • "*** *** ************* *** ***"
  • "****** ****, ** ** ******. *** offer * **** ***** ** *********** & **** ************* ***** *** ***********, even ** **** ***** ***** *** readers."
  • "*/* ** ** ***** ** ***'* use ***** ******** **** ***"
  • "** **** ******, ** ** *** take ***** *** ** **** **** HID"
  • "*** ****** *** ******** ********* *********. We *** ** ****."

Comments (15)

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

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* ***** *** ***/******* ********* ****** a *** **** ** *** ******** about "**** ********" *** *** **** of * **** ******** ** *****-******** communications. *** ******** ** *** "****" access ********* *** ***** **** ** hardware **** * ****** ******.

** **'* ***** ** *** **** to ****** ********, *** ** **** hardware ****** **** **** * ***, like ** *** *****, ***** ** no **** ***** *** *** ******** as **** ******** ******* **** *** all ***** **** **** *** ****** HID/Mercury ****** *** *** *** **** one ********** ** ******* ** ********* enough **'* *** ** **** *** to *** ******* *** ***** ******.

*'* ******* ** *** **** ** the *********** **** ****** ****** ** to ***** ****** ******** *** ** the ******** ****** ** "****" *********** and ***** ****** ******* ******** ** choice **** ********** *** ***** ******.

**'* ******* ** *** ******/********** *****, if * ******** *** ************ ** one ** *** *** *********** ******* (iClass/SEOS) **** *********** **** ** ****** but ** **** ** ***, ****** they **** ** ***** *** ***** of ********* ***** **********.

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* ****** ** *** ** *** integrators (********* ** *** **) **** had ********** **** ******* ********?

******* ** ****, ******* ** *** access ******* ********, ******* ******** ** open *** *** ************. ******* ************ is ****, *** *** ******* *** ramped ** ***** ** **********, ** indicated ** **** ******** ** *** West ****.

******************* **-***** ** **** ** *********** **** existing ******* / *** ********, *** there *********** ********** ** **** * solution?

** * **********: * **** *** Midpoint *******, ********* ** ******* ****** control ********.

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****, *** **** ****** ** **** the **** ******* ****** ******* ********* that *** ******* ****** ***'* ******** but ******* *** ***** * ****** Assa/Schlage *** ******** **** *******. ** order ** ****** ** ********** * different ***** **** *** *******, ** requires ********* *** ******** ********* ***** is *** ****** ** **** *****.

** ** ** ******** ******** * new ******, ** **** ***** ******* in ********** ******* (*.*. ************, ***** cameras/printers) *** ** ****** *******/********* ** a ******. *** ********* **** ***** systems **** ***** ** * **** option *** *** ****** ********* **'* not **** ********* *** ** *** be ****** *** *** ******** ** suffer ******* *** **** *****.

**** ** ***** ****** ****** ******* a ****** **** ******** ****** **** proprietary **** ** ********* ** ****** an **** ******** ***** ** *** in *** ****** ******* ******** *** today.

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** *** ** *********** ******-******* ******** lock-in, ** ******** ** ******* ** do ******* **** *** ********. *** recent ************ ** ***** ****** ** some ******* ********, *******/**=*, ***** **** **** ** ******** is ******* ********...

*** ********* ****>

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* ******'* ** ********* ** *** supply ****** ****** **** **** **** year. ***** ********** **** **** **** of **** ******** *** ***********. *** M4000 *** ** **** *** ***** anyone *** ***** **. ** *** customers ******* ** ******* ****** *** existing ******* *** ******** *** ***** as ** ***********, *** ************ ** the **** ******** ** ******* ** reach *** ** **. *** *** Systems, * ******** **** ******** ***** also ** **********, ***** ***** ** Open ****** *** ******.

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**** ****** **** * ***** *********** of *** ***** ****** ****** *** so *** *** ********** **** **** and ******? ********* **** **** ********* at **** ******** *** * ****** while ***, **** **** ***?

* **** *** ******** ****** **** active ****** ***** - *** **** enough ** ***** *** ****** ***** for **** ****?

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#*, **'* * **** ********. ** are *** ******** *****. * ** think ***** ****** **** ** ********* shortages *** *** **** *** ***, e.g., **** **** *** ** ************ worse **** **** ****** ** *** certain ** **.

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*****,

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

** *** **** *** **** ******* with ******** ****** ******* ***** *** can *** *** ****** **** ******* with * ******... * ** ***** you **** *** ********** **** (**** BEW2-OAPB). **** *** ******* ********** **** be *** ******** * (***-***).

**** ** *** **** ** **** software ********, ** ***** ** **** connected **** ******* *********** ** ******* software ** *** ** *** ******** with ***********.

*** *** ***** **** ** *** website.

*********** ******* :**** ********** ************ *** ******** - Suprema *********** ******** | *******

******* *********** :*********** ******* ********** - ******* *********** | *******

*** *** ***** **** ** *** region **** ** **** ** ****** your ******* **** **** *** ******* link (******* | ******** & **********).

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* *** *** ******** ** ******* hardware **** **********, ******* ** ** less *********** ** ***** * ********* reader, ********** *** *** ***************. * ask ****** *** *** ******** ***** get **** ***** ** ******** **** it ***** ** ****** ******* ******. It ** **** ** ********* ***, but **** *** **, * ******** to **** *** **** *********** ** a *** ******* ***** *********. *********** and *** ***** ****** ******** **** dependency **** ********* ** ****** ******* software.

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**** ***** * ********** ***** **** I ** ********* ** ****** **** HID *** ******???

***** ********* *** ***** *** ******* from *** **** ** ***** ** the ******* ** *** **** **** and *** *** **** *** ** was ****** **** ***? **** ***** potentially ** * **** ****.

** **** **'* ****** ** ** get ******* ******* ***** ** **** in *******, **** ****** **** **** delivery ***'* ** *** ****, **** months.

** **** **** *** ** **** legal?

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**'* *** * *****, *** ********* in*** **** ********* *** ******* ***** of ****:

*** *** ************ ****** *****, ** the ********* **** *** ****** *** increased ***** ***** ****** * *****, but *** ********* **** **** *** whatever ***** ******** *** ****, ***** ******* *** ************ ***** *****:

*** *** ****** ******* (“***** ************”) with ******* ** ****** **** **** been ********** ******** ** ***... ****** the ********* ******* *** ***** ****** 14 **** ** *** ***** ************ notification, **** ***** ************ ***** ** binding ********** ** *********’* ******* ** refusal ** ***** ** ******* * revised ** ************ *****.

*** ******* ********* *** ****** ** IPVM **** **** ** **** * temporary ******:

******* ****** ********** *** **** ******* and **** ****** *** ******* ********. Unprecedented ********** ** *** ******** ***** increases, ********* **** *********, *** ***** cost ********* **** ************ * ******** to *** ***** ****** ** ********* additional *********** *** *** ********. **** market ********** ********, ** **** ******** to ******** ******* *** ***** ****** sales ****** *** ***********. ***, ** is *** ***** ** ******* ** this ****.

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********* *****. * ****** ** ***** out * *** ******** ****'* ** the *****. ********** ******** ***** ****** (PSG) ** *********** * *** ********* Field ********* (***) *** ****** ******* and ********* *********. **** **** ******** the ************ ** *** ******* ********* Security ********* (****) ***** ******** ******** End-of-Line ******** ********** ******** *** ********* and ************* ****** **** *** *** way ** *** ****. *** ******** are ** ***** **** ******* ** Sandia ******** **** *** ***** *** locations *** *** ********* ******* ******* the ** ************* *******. ***/*** ************* is ********* ** **** ** ********* modules ** **** **** ******* ************.

***** ** ***** ********** *** ********** documentation ** ****** **********.

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****, ** *** **** * ******* to ***** *** *** ***?

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**** -

******** *** ************* ****** *** "***** ****** – Universal ***** ***** (**** ****)" *** access ** *** *** *** **** Datasheets.

****, ***** *** "**** ** **" tab ** *** **** ******** ** the *** ****** ********.

******!

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