Directory of Access Reader Manufacturers

By Brian Rhodes, Published Nov 27, 2019, 10:20am EST

Credential Readers are one of the most visible and noticeable parts of access systems, but installers often stick with only the brand they always use. What other options are in the market?

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This directory tracks 30+ players in this market and identifies 8 key specification differences across access reader providers.

For background on reader specification, see our Selecting Access Control Readers Tutorial and our Favorite Access Control Reader Manufacturer survey results.

Access Reader Manufacturers/OEMs

These are 30+ companies currently manufacturing or OEMing Readers in the industry.

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