BrightBlue: Small Site Access Control

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jun 17, 2012, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Hardware giant Schlage wants to control doors in even the smallest deployments. Unlike other 'big name' access control offerings, Schage's BrightBlue is not just a small fractional version of a larger enterprise door access control system. Rather, it is a standalone system offering, specifically targeted at sites only needing to control a few doors. In this note, we examine BrightBlue, the advantages and disadvantages compared to larger systems, and compare pricing to competitive offerings including HID, Brivo and Honeywell.

Overview

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Competitive **********

*** ****:***** ****, *** *********, *** ******* to * ** * *******. **** controlled ***** **** ******* $*** - $900 ********* ** ***** ** ******** and ******* **********. ***** **** ** control **** **** * **** ******* in *********** ******* ******** *******, ******* that **** ******* **** ** ** enrolled **** **** ****, *** ********* /holidays **** ** *** ******** **********.

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*********'* ******:******* ****** ********* ***** *** **** market ******** ** ** ****** ** BrightBlue. ************, *** ********* ******** ** closely ******* ** ******** *** ***********. (For * **** ********* ****** ** NetAXS *********, *** ***'********* ******'******.) *******, * ***** ********** *** Honeywell ******** ****** ** ******* ************* and *********** ** ******** **** ****** systems, ***** ********** **** ***. *** those ************* **** *** ***** **** a ***** ********** ********** **** ** a ***** *********. *** **** ********* and ********** ** *** ********** ****** is ******* *** ******** **** ********* to ******** *** ************* *****. ******* for ****** ****** ** ******* *****, and ***** *** ****** ** *** somewhere ******* $*** *** $**** *** installed ****.

**** ***** ****** ******* ******* *** specifically ****** ** *** '*****' ********** market *******, *** ***** ******** *** frequently ********** ** ********** ******** ** larger ********** ******* *** ***** * larger '***-****' ****.

[****** ****: ******* ******* *** ****** ****.]

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