Dedicated Vs Converged Access Control Networks (Statistics)

By: Sean Patton, Published on Apr 20, 2018

Running one's access control system on a converged network, with one's computers and phones, can save money. On the other hand, hand, doing so can present a security risk as well as increase troubleshooting challenges.

On the video side, more than 2/3rd of systems use dedicated networks but how about for access control?

In this report, we examine the responses of 150+ Integrators to:

In the past year, what percentange of your access control installs are on a converged vs a dedicated network? Why?

******* ***'* ****** ******* system ** * ********* network, **** ***'* ********* and ******, *** **** money. ** *** ***** hand, ****, ***** ** can ******* * ******** risk ** **** ** increase *************** **********.

** ******** ****, **** **** 2/3rd ** ******* *** dedicated *********** *** ***** *** access *******?

** **** ******, ** examine *** ********* ** 150+ *********** **:

** *** **** ****, what *********** ** **** access ******* ******** *** on * ********* ** a ********* *******? ***?

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Split *******

* ******* *** ******* Dedicated ** ********* ******** occurred, **** *** ********* fifth ** ********* ****** an ***** *** ** both:

***** *** ******** *** not ******* *****, ******* integrators ***** ** ** common **** ********* ****** control ** ********* ********.

Driven ** ******** **********

****** ******* ******** ******* much ***** ********* **** IP ****** ******* *** have **** ****** ** a *******. **** *********** stated **** ******** ** the ******** **** ******** between ********* ** *********:

  • "****** **%, ********* **% the **% ** ********* have ***** ** ******* all ******* ***** **** of ******* ** ******* by ******** ** ******** management"
  • "******** ***** **%. ** prefer ** **** *** security ******* ***** ** that ** **** ********** control *** ****** ** it. *** **** ****** we'll **** ** * corporate ******* ** ** the ******** ******* **"
  • "**/** **** ** ******* for *** ********** ** is ********* ******-**** ******. When ** ******* *** industrial ****** *** ******** its ******* ** *** existing ********."
  • "**/**. ******** *** ****** solution *******".
  • "**% ********* *** ***** with *** ** *** own ****. ******* *** preference ** *** ********** end ****"
  • "***** **** *** ****. We ****** ********* ******** security ********, *** *** depends ** *** ** deciders ** *** ******."
  • "***% ********* *** ** dedicated ****** ******* ****. Per ****** ************. "
  • "****** ** *** ******* 500's **** ** **** with **** **** ** dedicated ****/******* *** ******."
  • "****** *********. ** ********* primary ****** ** *** corrections ********. ** ** common *** *** ******** network ** ** *********"
  • "**/** - ** ******** by ******"
  • "********* ** ********’* **********, probably **** *** **** "
  • "**** *********, *** ***** do *** **** ** converge *******"
  • "** ******* ** *** customers *******. ****** ** the ********* ************ "
  • "**/** ********* ** *** specs ** *** ** group"

****** *** ***** **********, where ***** *** * trend *** ****** ******* to ** ********* *** smaller **** *********, ****** control ********* *** *** show * ******* ****** system ****.

Cost ********* *** *********

*** ****** ** ****** ******** ** ******* access ************* **** **** *** the ******* ******* **** Integrators. ** **** ****** Integrators ***** ***** **** as ***** * ****** when *********** ********* ** Converged ******** *** ****** control:

  • "**% *** **%. *** installs *** ********** *** converged ******** ** ******** costs ********** **** ******* and *********** *****."
  • "***% ************ **** ****** corporate *******, ** ****** is ***** ** ******** separate ******* *** *** access ******* *****."
  • "**% ** *** ******** sit ** * ********* security ***. **** **** client ****** ** **** money ** ** ******* on ******** ******* **************"
  • "***% *********. ****** ***** to ******** * ****** for * ****** ** Door ***********"
  • "* ** **** *** large ******** **** ** liking *** **** ** a ********* ******** ******* but *****'* **** *** sure ***** ******** *** extra *****. "
  • "**% *********. ** **** explain *** **** *** cons ** *** ******** and ******* *** **** of *** ********** ******** will **** **** *** security *******."
  • "***** **-**. *** ********* of ****** ** **** it ********* *** ***** of *** ******** ******* and ** ** **** more ****-********* ** *** what ** ******* ** place."
  • "**% *********. ***** *** cameras ** **** *** dedicated ********, ****** ******* has ** ****** ********* needs ** ***'* ***** the ********* **** *** a ********* *******"
  • "**% ****** *********. *** IT ************** ** *****, can ** ***** ** under ** ******* ******** and ** *** ** maintained **** **** ***********. "
  • "***% ********* *** *** operate ** * ******** vlan ** *******. ** support ***** *** ****** resources ** ******* ** together ***** ****."

Security ******** ***** *********

* **** **** *** network ******** ******, ************* risks *** * ****** concern *** ***********. ********* networks **** ***** ** a *** ** *********** decrease *** ****:

  • "****** *** *** ******** are ** ********* ******* for ***** ********."
  • "***% *********. *** ********* have **** *** ********* decision ** ********* *** their ******** ******** ******* on ********* ********. *** feeling ** **** ** minimizes ****** **** **** the *******."
  • "** ***** *** ********* on *** ********, *** at *** **** ***** setup *****. ** ******* the ********* ***** ***** security *** *** ***** associated **** ******* ********."
  • "** ***** ***** ****** and ******* ********* ******* infrastructure *** ******** *******... There *** ********* ****-******* cases ***** ********* ******** are ***********, ******* ****** or *******, ***** *********** and ********* ******* ******* assets *********** ** ********* for ******."
  • "**% ********* ******* *** security (**** *** ****** control). **** ********* ******* that * ********* ******** network ***** ** **** secure."
  • "**% *** ** * dedicated *******. *** **** security ** *** *** as **** ** **** IT ***** ** *** want ** ** ***** network."
  • "* ********* ******* ** really **** *** *** highest ******** ***** **** require **** ***********."
  • "**% *********. **'** ****** more ******* *** ********."
  • "***% ********* *** ******** purposes"
  • "*** ********* *******. *** more ****** *******."

Avoids ****** ******** **** *********

******** ********* *** ********* with ** *********** *** noted, *** ** * much ***** **** **** for ***** ********. *********** stated **** ********* ******** made ***** *** ******* easier:

  • "** ****** ***** *** own ********* ********. * don't **** ******* **** IT *********** ... ** get ** ***** ****** pointing ** ******** *** own. ** ** **** a ******* ** **** its *** ******* *** no *** *****. "
  • "*% *********. **% *********. Higher ******** **** ** risk ** ************ ** other ******* ** * dedicated ******. "
  • "*********. ** ****** **** an *********** ******* *** reliability *** *********** **************. "
  • "** *** ** **** everything ********-******* ** * dedicated ******* ** ***** us ** **** ****** and ******* *** **** without *** ******** ** using ******** ** ********* "
  • "***% ****** ******* ****. Like ** **** ** as * *****-***** ******, keeps ********** ****** *** keeps *** *** **** from ******* **** ***** they *******'*. "
  • "***% *** ******* ** we *** ******* **********"
  • "**% *********. ** ****** to **** ** * separate ******* ** ***** conflicts *** ******** *** maintenance *** *******."
  • "* ****** ** * Dedicated *** **** *******. Why ******* **** *** there's ** ****** ******** between ** *** ***** network."

Comments (5)

* **** ********* ***** may ** * ****** tendency ** **** ******* security ******* ********* **** it ***** ** ****** control, ******* ****** ******* are **** ** "**** sophisticated" ** *********** ****** as ************ *******, ** therefore *** ** ****** a ******. *** * network ****** ** * network ******. * ******* the ***** ******* ****** are ***** ***** ** many ***** ******* ******** are. **** *** ******* still **** ** ** taken **** ***** *******.

****, ***** ******* *************** certainly *****'* *** ** high ** * ******* as *** ****** ******* compromised, **** ***** ***** (**********: *** ****.,******** ***** ****,***** **** ******* **** controllers). *** ******* ******* and ***** ***** ***** platforms ** * *******, but ***** ** **** the ******* ******** ***** Link, ***** ** *******-***** - ***** *********** ***** another *** ** ********.

*** ** *** ****** the ******** *. *********** debate. ******** ***** ********, but *** ** * loss ** ***********. * think ********* ******** *** a ***** ******* ** that **** ****** *******. The **** ** ** able ** ****** ** easily ******** **** ****** far ********* *** ******** desire **** ******* **** had.

******* ******* * ********* network *** **** **** to ** **** ********* than ******** **** **** customers. **** **** *** camera ******, *** ***'* slow **** ************. ** productivity **** ** ***********, we ****** ******** * network ** ****.

* ***'* ***** *'** ever **** **** ****** on * ********** *******. Always **** ******** ** the ******* ** *******. Just ****** **** ****** and ******* * *******. IT ** ******* *****, they *** ** *** server ** *** ** the **'*, *** **** their ******* *** *** access *****.

* ***** ****** *** into * *** ** finger ********. * *** simple ****** *** **'* easy ** **** ***'* problem ** **. *** biggest ******* *** ******* the ****** ***** **** on ***** ********. **** I ***** ******* ***** card ****** *** *** of ** ******** ********* larger *******, ***** ** had * ******** ** blame *** ******** **** things ******'* *******. **** I ******* ***** ******, that ******* ** ******. Turn *** *** ************** manager ** *** ******, telnet ** *** ****. If ** *****, **** IT *** *****, ** it *****'*, **** ** was *****. * ***** out ** **, ** was * ******* ** their ***.

* ****** ***** ** I ***** ***** **** to ** *****, ** generally ******* *** ***** game. **** ** ****** would ***** ***** **** did ********* *****, *** the ******* ****** ********* got *****.

** * *** * dollar *** ********* **** occurred....

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