Favorite Access Control Manufacturers 2020

By Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 28, 2020

200+ Integrators told IPVM "What is your favorite access control management software/system? Why?

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Inside we examine the results, analyze the key themes at play, and share integrator commentary explaining their selections. Plus, we reveal one company moving up significantly and a shift in favorability for an incumbent.

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  • ******* - *** *******'* access ******** ******** ******** in ****** **** **** ****, **** **** **** double *** *** ************ of *** ***** ********.

******** ** * ***** of * ********* **** registered ******* ********:

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**** ******* ** ***** who ****** ************* ***** 2018.

Lenel *********

***** *** *** **** the *********, ****** *** acquired ******* ** ***. On *** ******** ****, Lenel *** ******* ******** votes ** *****, ******** House, *** ** *** had *** ******* ***** votes. ** **** ******* Lenel *** ****** **** in *** ******** ****** Control ***** **** ******.

Top ****: ******* ********

******* ******** *** *** spot. ** ** ******** years, ********' ******* '*******' access *** ***** *** commonly *****:

  • "*******. **** ** ***, unified ********, **** ** sell * ******** **."
  • "*******! ********** **** ******** in ** *******, * think ***** ****** **** the **** ******* ***** speaks *** ******. **** nice ******** *** ****** & ***** - ** well ** ****, **** integrations **** ******* ********."
  • "*******, ******* ** *** unified ******** ******* * customer's ***** *** ****** control. *** ****** ******* fees *** *** ********** with ******* ******, ****** a *****."
  • "******* ********, ******* ** is ******* ** ******** Desk *** *********** *** training *** ******* *********."
  • "******* ******** ******* **'* compatible **** **** ******* such ** ***, ****, and *******."
  • "******* ********. ** ******* a *** ** ******* unified ******** ****** *******. The ****** ******* ***** pretty **** *** *** fact **** ** ***** seamlessly **** ******** ***** it * ****** *******."
  • "******* *******. *** ******* open-source ******* ******** ******** both ****** *** ************ management ***** *** ******."
  • "*******. ** ********** **** Video ********** *** ****."
  • "******* ** ********** *** a **** ********** ******** for ******** ********** *********"
  • "******* **** *********** */*****
  • "******* ******** - ** has *** **** *********** to *** ******* *** and *** ** ** the ******* **** ** innovations"
  • "*** ****** *************: *******. Vast *** ****** ***************, but ******** * ***** amount ** ********** *** administration. **** ************ **** 3rd ***** ********* *** a *** **** ** that."
  • "******* *** **** ********** features, **-***** ***** ***********, and * **** ****-** of *** ***** ************."

****** **** *** ********'****** *** ***** ******** support*** ******* ******* ******* like **** ** * big ****.

*******, *******'* ******* ** not ******* ********. *******, the ****** ******'* ************ requires ***** ** ********** ~$1,000 '******* **********' ********, where ******* ********* ** not, ** ***** ********* ******** ***** **** - *******, ******, *** Confusing.

*iggest ****: *****

*********, *** ******* ******* gainer ** *****. ***** Brivo ********** ********** *****, the ***** ********** *** ranks **** ** **** in ************ **** ********** Software ***** *** **.

******** ******** ******* **** customers *** ******* *** easily ** ******* ** the ******'* ***. ***** comments *******:

  • "*****. **** ** *** and ***** ********* ** use."
  • "***** ***** ******** *** software. **** *** ***-***** to ******."
  • "*****. ***** *******, ********, Secure. *** ******* ******* to ***** ********* *** to ********** *** **********. Supports * **** ******* of *******/***********, ********* **, mobile, **********, *** ****-*****. Great ******* ************ ***** 2008."
  • "*****. **** ** *** and *****"
  • "*** ******* *******, ** typically *** ***** *** to *** **** ** deployment."
  • "*****, ** ** ****** to *** *** **** to ****** ** ******** locations. **** *** ******* is * ***** *********** for ***."
  • "*****. ** ** ****** to *** ** *** deploy. * *** **** a ***** **** *** network ** ** ****, fully *** ** *** account, ******* *** *****, and **** ** *** for ******* ** minutes. ***** ******* *** panels *** **** **** online ***** *** *********."
  • "***** ** ** *****-***** with ** ******** ** infrastructure ************."
  • "*****. **** ** *** and **********."
  • "***** *** ********** *** also *********** **** ***** of "**********" ******** *** having *** ***** ******."

***** ** * ******* driver ** ***** ******** and ******* ******** ******* overall *** **** *********** driving **** ****** **** and **********.

***** ******* ************ *** Brivo ******* **********'* **** ******** ** larger '**********' ************** ******** ************ ******* ****** *** physical ********** ******* **** a **********.

Software ***** *-**** ****

**** **** ******** ****** companies, ********* ******* *** CEM, *** *** *******'* dealer ********* **********-***** ******** House ********** ** *** most '*********' **** ********.

******, ** *** ** the ****** *** ****-*********** platforms ** *** ******, it ******* * ****** appeal ***** **** *******:

  • "***** ****. **'* ****-*****, constantly ***** ******** *** updated, *** ********** **** a ***** ****** ** third ***** ******** *** equipment."
  • "******** *****. *******-****, **** tech *******, ********/******-******* ** apply ** * ***** to ***-***** *** *** environment. *** **** *** many *****."
  • "******** ***** - ** works, * **** *** iSTAR ***** - * don't **** ** ********* the **** ** *** cabinet (****** * ** using ***************), *** ***** & ****** ******* *** very **** ** ********* (unlike ** *-*** ******)."
  • "***** ** **** **** installing ** *** **** 30 ***** *** ** is ********* *********** *** have *******-**** ******** **** let *** ****** *** optimal ****** *** **** clients."
  • "*-**** ****. * **** it *** *** **** feature *** *** *** strongest ************. **'* * mature ******* **** *****'* have * *** ** bugs, *** * **** Tyco **** * **** job ** ***** ******* before ********* * *** version."
  • "******** ***** *********. ***********, stability, *******."
  • "***** ****. ** *** a **** ****** ******** that ****** *** ** to **** ******* *** server *** ** ****** servers *** ********** *********. No **** ** **** down ** ******* ****** upgrades, **** ******* ******, and ********** *** ************* via ****** ******* **** Ccure **."

S2 ********

******* ***** ********* ** a ******** ******** ** S2 ********.

***** ***** ********, *********** spoke ****** ** *** flexibility ** ******** ******* from *****, ******-**** ******* to *****, ***********, *****-**** systems.

  • "***** **; ********** *** long ***** ****** ** stable *******."
  • "**. ** ************ ** this ******** ***** * years *** *** **** been **** ** *** a *** **** **** it. ***** ** ** not ******* ** **** that ** ** ******** and ***** **** **** integrating ******** *******. ** also **** ** *********** into ********* **** ***** well."
  • "** *** ******* **********, S2 *** ***** ****-*********** web ****** ********* *** ease ** ***."
  • "** ****** ** ** it ***** ** ** everything ** **** *** easily ********** **** ***** and ******* ****** ** well."
  • "* **** **** ** because *** ****** **** works *** ** ***'* get * *** ** service-related ***** ** *** system ****** ******* ** is *** ********** ******* that ** *** ******* calls ** *** ** are ** ** *******."
  • "**, **** ******** ****, ease ** ***** *** programming."
  • "*** ****** *******, ** is *** **-** ******* of *** ******* *** and *** ** *** is ********** ** **** with."

*******, ******* ** ******* specifically ***** **** ***** the ******** ******* ** Lenel **** ** **** ruins ***********:

  • "** ***** **** ********* 'Lenelification' **** *** **** S2"
  • "** **** ******** ******* working **** *****/**. *** hope ** **** ** doesn't **** *** ***** rub *** ** **."

*** ****, *** '**************' poor *********** **** ******* begun:

  • "***** **'* ***** **** Lenel, ***** ******* *** been **** **** ******* not **** **** **'* tech ******* *** **** our ******* ****. *'** found **** *** ***** reps *** **** **** S2 ********* ** *** know *** ** ******* well *** ***** ****** deal **** ***** ************* over **."

Notable ***** *********

**** **** ** ********* platforms **** ********* ** 'favorite', **** ******* *********** small *** ******** *********.

** *** ******, ******* included ******** *** *********, with ******** **** **:

  • "********, *** ******* ** very ************ ** ******* the ************* ** ******* high-quality ******* **** *** our *********"
  • "*** *****/****** *************: ******** ACM. **** ************* *** often ********* ****** *** SMB's. ***** *********** **** video **** * *** part ** ****."
  • "*** ********** *******, ** prefer ** *** ******** across *** *****... ****** control ** ****** * sexy ******* **** *** the ***** *** ******** are ****** ******* *** by ****."
  • "******** *** **** ** installation *** ***."
  • "******** *** ******** *** easy ** ****** ** larger ************. ** *** ACM *** **** **-******* and ****** *********."
  • "*********. ****** ******* **** good *********** ** ***** systems *** ********* ********"
  • "********* **** ******* ******, lots ** ********** ******* for *********. ********* **** to ****** ******* ***** Channel ********, *** ******* a ***********, ***** ***** as ** **********, **'** dealing ******** **** *** manufacturer. **** ******* ** well. *** ******* ******** is *****."
  • "********* *** ***** ** support ******** ** *********** from ******** ** ********* support ** *** **** in *** ********."

Upcoming ****** '*****' ******

** *** **** ******, we **** ******* *** companion '*****' ****** ***** we ******* ********** ******** and ****** **:"** *** **** ****, what ****** ******* ************ have *** *** *** worst ********** ****? **** happened?"

Comments (19)

* ***** *** *** Gallagher *** *** ** the **** ********.

**** *************** ** *** see ** *** *** Gallagher **** ******** **** from *** **** ** the **** ** *** of *** **** *********?

*'* ********** ** *** integrator ******* *********** ** Blub0x *** *******.

*'* ******** * ****** surprised **** **** **** wasn't ****** ****...***** *** of *** *** ****** forward ******** */* ************'* out ***** ***** ***.

** **** ***** **+ years ** **** *** list...

** ***** **** *** new ****** ******* ************* to **** *****. ***** was ********* *** *** early **** ** ******* so * ** *** suggesting ** **** **** companies **** ******** ** years *** ** **** take **** ** *** over * *********** ****** of ***********.

** ** ** ** are **** ** *** comments ********* ** ******* being * '********' ****** Control ******* **** ***** tied ** **? ** in * ********** ***********, is ** * '********' AC ****** ** ** it ******* ****'* ****** it *** '********'? **'* a **** ******* ** Unified *********** *** *** much ****** **** *** light/green ***** ** * standalone.

**** ***** **** ** it?

* ***** ****'* *****. Though, ********,** ****** ******* / 'Unified ******** **********' *******. *** *** **********, doing **** **** '****' video ** ****** ** an ********* **************.

******** ** *** ******** referenced *******'* *****, ***, Omnicast, ***. ** **** curious ** **'* ***** AC *********** ****'* *** favorite ** ** **'* their "********" ***** ******** it ********** **** **** makes ** *** ********? Just ********* * ******* and **** ** * rhetorical ******** **** ********.

**'* ***** ****** ******* does ****** ** ********** results ** ****** ******* (first)**** **** ** ** VMS / ****(******).

** ********** **** ******* Synergis ** **** ** a ********** ******** ** doesn't ** ******** *********** in ********** ** *** competitors, * ***** ******** to ********** *** ******** and ************ ** * Cloudlink ****** ** ***** only ******* ******** (****** attempting * ******** ******** to ********** ******* *********** will ***** ****....*******!)

**** ******** ********** ***** are ********** ******** **** the *********** ******** ******** brings.

****** ******* *** **** Lenel ******* ** ******** migrations *** ******** ******* has **** "******* **" to ** **** * feature *** ***********.

***** ******** ** ********** the ******** *** ************ of * ********* ****** if ***** **** ******* Hardware

**** ********* ** *** basis ** ********** ******** ***** **** - *******, ****** *** Confusing****.

******* *** * ****** access ******* ****** *** really ****** **** ** is ********** ** *** Omnicast *** ********. *** of *** ***** *********** of ******* ****** * traditional ****** ******* ****** like ***** ***. ** that **** ***** ********** is *** *** ***** and ******* * *** alarm ********. ** *** have ** ***** **** is ***** ** *** out ** *******, * new ***** **** ** generated *** **** ********. This *** ******* **** up *** ***** ********** screen *********** ****** **** important ****** **** *** list *** *** *** screen. ******* ********** ** that **** ***** ********* needs ** ** ************ configured *** ***** ** action ******* ** **** being * ******** ** the **** ****** ************* to ***** ***** ** a **** **** ** forced **** *********.

****** *** *** ******** here. *'** ***** ******* to ******* ** ****.

* ******* ***** *** methods ** *********/**** ******* of *** ****** *** mention, *** *'** **** their ******** ** **** general ******.

**** ** ******* **********, Product ********* ******* ** Genetec.

***** *** *** **** comment. * ***** **** to ******* ** * few ** *** ****** you ****:

**** ******* ** **** following *******:“** *** **** ** input **** ** ***** in *** *** ** trouble, * *** ***** will ** ********* *** each ********. **** *** quickly **** ** *** Alarm ********** ****** *********** hiding **** ********* ****** down *** **** *** off *** ******."

****** *** ** ********** in ******** ****** ** require *** ********* ** an ******** ** ***. For *******, *** ******** log ** * **** will **** ** “****** Granted” ***** *** **** not ****** ** ***** as ** ***** *** “Door ******”.

**** ******, ** ** version *.* ****** *** be ******* ** *** alarm ****. *** ***, therefore “*******” ****** *** source ** *** ***** type *** **** **** them ** * ****** entity. ********** *** ******* Control ********, *** *** even ****** ********** *** an *****: *** * door *** ************ ****** (i.e. ******* ****** ******* a ***** *** ** a ****-******* ****) *** there *** ** ******** on *** ***** **** of *** ****, **** might ***** * **** urgent ***** (** ** alarm) **** ** ***** was ********, ***** ***** create * **** ****** alarm.

**** ***** *******:“******* ********** ** **** each ***** ********* ***** to ** ************ ********** via ***** ** ****** instead ** **** ***** a ******** ** *** door ****** ************* ** alarm ***** ** * door **** ** ****** door *********. “

*** ************* ** ****** can ** ******* **** system-wide ** *** ****** (door). ****** **** *** set ** *** ****** level ***** ** ********* and *** ****** ***** be *********** ******** ** the ***** ***** ** the ****** (****) ** the ****** ** *** event ********** *** *****. The **** ****** *** door ***** ****** *** be *** **** * condition *** ** ********** to “***** *** *****” automatically. *******, *** *** decide ** ********* *** same ***** *** *** events ** ********* ** at * **** ******** level **** ** *** per-event-type ***-**** ** **** operation ******** **.

* **** ***** ******* help, *** ** *** would **** ** ******* this ******* *** *** always ***** *** ** me ********.

* ** **** ** curious ** *** **** Lenel ******* ******** ** Genetec **** *** **** few *****. *** ****** do **** ******?

* **** ** ** least *** ** ***** global ************ **** **** made *** ********** **** Onguard & **** ** the ******* ******** & Synergis ********. **** **** I **** ****** ** circles, **** ***** ***** & **** **** ******* users *** ******* ** Genetec ********* *********** ****** the ****.

*** ******* **** **** were ***** ******** ** the ******* *********** **** simply *** ********* ** the ******* ******** ******/******** offering. (****** ******, ***** Card ******, ******* ** customise *** ********** ******* in *** **** *** as ***** ******** ****** to **** * ***)

** ********** ** ****, Omnicast ****** *** *** factor ** * ****** superior *** ******** (********* integration **** ****** ******* transactions)

*** *** ** ***** the ******** ***** **** device ********* *** ******* EP & ********** ********** board ** * "**********" device ***** ** ********* difficult ** ******* *****.

** ** ********** ** having **** ****** (*** subsequent ********** ** ******) connected ** *** *** managed ** *** ***** link ****** **** ****** extremely ********* ** **** that *** ******* ***** that *** ********* * supervision ***** ** *** Cloud **** ****** ******** the ******* *** **** no ********* ** ***** of *** ********* "**********" device *** ** * trouble *****.

* ****** ****** ** the **** ********* ** allow ****** ******** *** filtering ** ********** ******* would ****** **** *********!

*****,

**** ** ****ç*** *********, Access ******* ******* **** Manager ** *******.

***** *** *** **** feedback, **'* ******** **** yours **** **** ** improve *** ****** *** offering *** ******* * truly ****** ******* ********. Keep **** ******!

****** ******** ****** *.*, you **** ***** **** that ***** ** *********** was *** ************ ******* to *** **** *** it *** ** *** harder ** ******* *** the *********** ********.

*******, **** ******* *.* we ***** * **** dynamic ******* ** *** unit ****** ******** ** it ** ****** ** identify *** **** **** needs ** ** ********. We **** *********** * quick *** ** **** a ****** **** ** unit ****** *** ** once. ** **** **** view *** ******** ********* Report *** ** **** provides *** ****'* ****** status, **** ******* ***** the **** ** ********** and ******** ********. *** can ******* ******** *** unit ** ******* **** the *****-***** ******, *** you *** **** *** the ******* ** **** controllers, *********, ******** *** even ******* ****.

**** **** ** ******* me ** *** **** additional ******** ********* *** product ** ***** **** to ******** *** ** are ********** * ******** use ****/*******.

* ******'** **** * vote *** **** *******. We **** **** **** been * ****** *** only ******** ******* ********* large ************* *** **'* been * **** **********.

***** *** **** ***** as ****. ** **** issue **** ***** ** the **** ** ******** in ***** ***** *******. Everything **** * **** I ***** ** *** answer ** ****** "**** API". **** ** *********** and ***** ** ********* not *** **** ******* to ******* ** **** way.

* ****** *** **** to ***** ** *** integration ** ****, ** an *******, * **** to ******* ****** *** an *** ****.

**,

****** **** ******** / experiences ***** *****, ****** used *******?

********: *******, ********* ***/******, Sielox, ****, ******* ********, Rosslare/AxTrax?

(***** ******* ** "***** ACS" ****** ****)

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