Avigilon Access Control Company Profile

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jan 04, 2016

Inside we examine Avigilon Access Control Manager (ACM)'s overall strengths, ideal customer market, pricing, and biggest gaps for access control.

Profile

Avigilon seeks to build on its strength with ACM. The offering was added to Avigilon's portfolio through the purchase of RedCloud for $17 million in 2013.

In a short period of time, the addition of an access platform has aided Avigilon's dealers and integrators bolster Avigilon's brand to existing customers with access offerings also.

Comparison Graph

The table below contrasts Avigilon ACM versus relative competition based on common differentiation factors like system size, platform 'openness', ease of video integration, and how the product is sold or available:

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Comments (8)

Brivo please and thank you!

Brian, Back in 2012, I saw demonstrated RedCloud's excellent Active Directory integration. It was simple to set up. I know that not all customers care about that, but if you are looking at enterprise level features, identity management integration seems to me to be important. Is it feasible to include that in the access control system profiles?

I know it's addressed later in the article, but I'd like to see it added in the summary charts what the client options are.

Desktop client? Yes / No.

Web browser client? Yes, fully functional / Yes, partly functional / Yes, poorly functional / None.

Some customer specifically ask for fully functional web browser clients so remote access is easier and it's one less program to install on a desktop.

In terms of Avigilon ACM, there is no client offered and it's purely browser based.

I'm guessing no administration can be done thru ACC either?

Through Avigilon Control Center? No. Through the Access Control Manager web browser? Yes

Update: Avigilon now has full integration with Bosch intrusion panels

Tight integration between ACC and ACM may be difficult simply because ACM came out of the RedCloud acquisition rather than being engineered outright.

The article that was referenced stated that "RedCloud enables Avigilon to expand their end to end video offering into access control servers. The greatest potential is targeting enterprise customers who value tight access / video integration." It's a shame it didn't end up working out that way.

That said, I've worked on different sorts of door access hardware and software, and ACM is easier to navigate for a newbie like me. This company profile hits the nail on the head.

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