Axis New Low-Cost A12 Access Door Controllers Examined

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 08, 2022, 08:32am EDT (Info+)

Axis and low cost are not typically associated with each other. However, Axis is now releasing a low-cost new series, the first new Axis access controller offering since 2018 and only the third since Axis entered this segment in 2013.

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In this report, based on answers from Axis, IPVM examines:

  • Pricing and positioning of the A12
  • A12's Three Variants
  • Differences Between A12 "Barebone" vs. Standalone Versions
  • I/O and Relay Contacts
  • Software Support
  • Compared to Mercury Security Controllers
  • Compared to HID Aero Controllers
  • Market Impact and Availability

Executive *******

**** *** ******* ** *** *** controller, **** ** ********** * ******* weakness—that ***** *********** *** ****** ** the **** *** *** *****-***** ****** systems.

** ~$***, *** *** ** *** of *** ******-**** ******-**** *********** ** the ******, **** ********* **** ***** single-door *********** ***********'* ~$*** **-*******'* ~$***-$*,*** ********-**** ****, ******** ******-**** *********** ***** a ****'* ******** **** *** ** less ********* ***** ** ****** *********.

A12's ***** **** **** ***** **** ***********

******** ** ****'* ***** ****** ***********, the *** ** **** ********* **** the *******'* ~$*** ***** *** *******-**** ~$840 *****.

****** **** ***** *** *****, ***** control *** *****, *** *** ** a ******-**** ********** *** *** * reduced ****** ** */* *** ****** ports.

Product ********

***** **** *** ******* ************, ***** ***** ** *** *** described, * ********** ********* *****, ** enclosure **** (*********) *****-*, *** * four-door ***, *** ***** **** ******** four *****-* ** * ******* *********.

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**** ********* ***** ********** ****** ********* to *** ******:

  • *** ***+ *****, *** *****@*** *** readers, *****@*** ** *****@*** *** ****.
  • *** ** *****, *** *****@*** *** readers, ******@*** ** *****@*** *** *** lock.
  • *** *** ***** ** ***** ******** max ** ** ******* ********** ** lock.

*******

*** ****** *** ~$*** *** *** standalone ***** *** ~$*** *** *** "Barebone" (********* ******) *****.

A1210-B "********" *******

*** *** ** ******* ** * cabinet ***** ******* ****** *** *****-* (for ********). ****** *** ******* *****, the -* ** *** ********* ****** a *****-***** ********* ********* *** **** be ********* ** ** ********** *******.

*** ******* ********* ******* ******* *** A1210-B ***** ** ~$** *** ** ~$429 ****** $*** *** *** ********** model.

Reduced */* *** *** **** ****

******** ** ****' ***** **** *********** (e.g.:A1001, *****), *** *** *** ***** input/output ***** *** ******** *** **** (two **** ******* *** **/*** ************).

*** *** *** * */* ********, and * **** * (**** *******) relay ** ******** ** *** * I/O ******** *** * **** * relays ** *** *****.

Uses *****

**** **** *** *** ********** ****** uses*****, ***** **** ***.

******* ****** ******* ***** ******** ******* Genetec, *****, ********, *********, ****, *** Senstar, *** ** ****** ****, ** not ***, ** ***** ********* ** support *** *** ****.

** ***** **** *** * **** of *** ******** *** **** ****** this **** **** **** **.

No ******** ***** ******* ***

**** **** *** *** **** *** have/use *** **** ******** **** ***** Manager *** ***, **** *** *****, only ** **** **** ***** ** 3rd ***** ******* ****** ******* ********.

Indoor ****, ****** ***** ********** ****

*** *****/* ** ***** *** **** temperatures *** ** *** **-*****. *** operating ***** ** *°* - **°* (32°F - ***°*) ******** ** *** Axis ***** ***** ** -**°* - 70°C (-**°* - ***°*).

** ** ********* ******** ** ** common ****** ************ **** ******* ***** and ******* ****, ********** ********** ********** against ************ *** *****/**** ******* **** be ********.

************

**** ****** **** *** *********** **** be ********* ** ******* ****.

***** **** ****** ********* ****** *** been * *******, **** **** **** manufacturing ******** *** **** ********* *** that ***** ********* ****** ******* ** issue *** **** *****, *** **** is ******* *** ****** ******** ******** to *******.

Versus *** **** ***********

******* **** **** *** *** *** Aero *********** *** **** *** ***** hardware **** ************ ********, **** **** compete ** *** **** ******* ****** segments *** ******* ********.

**** *** *** * *********** ***** advantage *** ******-**** ************. ***'* **** X1100 ******** *** ***** ** * minimum, ********** ** ** * *******. In ********, **** ***** ** ********** 12/24 *** ***** ****** *** ** not ***, ** *********, ****'* ******** door ***** ************** *** ~$*,***.

*** *** *** ** **** ** a ******-**** ********** ***-******* ********** *** ~$459, **** **** **** *** ***** of ****.

***** **** ******* *** ********, **** A12 ** ******* ** *-**** ****, while *** **** *** ***** **** Expander ******* ** ** **.

*******, *** **** *** *** ** PoE+ *******, ***** *** **** ** not *** *******. **** ******* ******* OSDP ** ******* *******.

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

Versus ******* ******** ***********

*** ** *** ******* **** ********** manufacturers **** ****** ******-**** *** ***********: Mercury ********'* **/******.

***** ***** ******* ****** ** ******, 1501 "********" *********** *** ***** ~$***, with ********* ********* ********** ******* ****** to ~$*,*** ** ****.

******, *** *** ***** *********** ******* Mercury's *******, ******** ******** ****** **** than **% ****.

*******, *******'* ******** *** ****** **** I/O *** **** ********* ******* *** A12 **** *** *******, ** ***** the ******* **** ** ********** ******* hardware, *** "***-****" **** *** ** less ********* ***** ****** * ~$*,*** two-reader ****-** ********* ******.

*** *** ** ******** ** ** a ****** *********** *** ******* ******** hardware, ** **** ***** ******** ********* through ************ ***** ******* ***** ** other ********* ***** *******. ******* ******** are *** ********* ********* ** ************.

Market ******

*** *** ***** ***** ********** ** the ************ ****** ****** **** *** low *******.

********** **** ***'* ******* ********** *** supply ********, *** *** *** ** an ********* *********** *** ****. *******, Axis *** *********** ******* ****** ********, and ******* ** *** *** *** faces ******* ******** ** * ********* risk.

Test ********

** **** ** **** *** **** it ******* *********.

Comments (5)

**** ********* ** *** *********, ****** below:

  • **** *** ******* *** **** ** access ******** ******** ********** **** *** A12?

** *** ********* ******* **** *** partners *** *********** **** ***, *** will **** **** ***** **** *** solution **** **** ** ***** ** the ********* *******.

  • *** *** ******** ** ******-***** **** unless ********* ** * ***** *********. Correct/Incorrect?

**** ****** *********** *** *********** *********** range ** *** ******* *** ******* certification.

  • ** *** *** ***** * ** C *********?

**, ** **** *** ** ***** A ** * ********* ** *** launch.

  • ** ********* ** * ***** *** chassis * ******* *** *** ***? (Can * ** ****** ** * have **** ** * ****** *** rail *********, ** ** **** * performance **********?)

*** *****, ** * * ***** kit, *** ***** ****** *** ******** by ****. ****** **** ***** ** the ******* ** *** *********** ** Axis.

  • ******* ****-**** ***** **** *** *** support *** ******* *** *****?

*** ***+ *****, *** *****@*** *** readers, *****@*** ** *****@*** *** ****.

*** ** *****, *** *****@*** *** readers, ******@*** ** *****@*** *** *** lock.

*** *** ***** ** ***** ******** max ** ** ***** ********** ** lock.

  • ****** *** ******** ***** ** *** A1214 *********? *** '-*' ********* ********** for ****?

****** *** *** *** *** ***** price ***, *** **** ** ***** before *** ******** ******.

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** ** ***** ** *** ***** continued ********** **** ***, * ***'* see * *** ** *** *-****** stuff *** ***** *** ***** *** use ** **** ****** ****** ****** of **.

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*** **** ***** ** ******** ******** to *****? *** ***** ** *** license *** *** *****. **** *** cost ** *** ******* *** *** A12 ** **** *** ****?

* ** ****** ***** ****** ******* license

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*** ****** ****** ***** ** *** licensing ******** - **** ******* ***********, others *******, ***.

*******, ** *******, *'* ****** *** to **** *** **** ******* ****** as *** *****. ***'** *** ~$***+ more *** ***** ******** ** **** the ********** **** *******.

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* ** ****** ***** ****** ******* license

* **** *** **** *** **** their ********.

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