Favorite Access Control Manufacturers 2018

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Apr 26, 2018

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

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  • ** ******** - * ***** *** ****** *****
  • **** ******* *** ******* - *********** **** *** *** *****

************ ******* - *****, ***** ***** *** ****** **** ** Genetec ** ******** *****, ***** *** **% **** ***** ***** than ******** ****.

********* ******* - *********, ***** * ******* ** ********, **** received ******* *******, ******* ** *** *** *********.

Genetec ******** ** ****** **** *****

************* *** ******* ******************, ******* ******** **** ******* *** ****** control **** ** ****** *** (***** ******* *** **** *** #*), ******* *** ***** ***** **** **********/****** ** *** *******. We ******* **** *** ** ** **** *** *** ****** being **** *********** (*.*., ***** ** ** '*********' ** ****** control) *** ****, ****** *** ****** ******* **********, ******* ***** access ******* ******** **** ***** *** / ********, ********* ** advantage.

Genetec ********* **** ****

******* ******* ******** ** * ***** ********** (**** ****** ** as '*******'), ***** ** *********** *** ******** *** *** *********** to ******* *** ******** ** *****. **** **** ********, ***** events *** ******* **** ****** ******, *** ******** **** ***** cardholder ************ ** ***** *** ** ** ****** *****:

  • "******* - ********** ********** **** ***** **** *** *** *******, a *** ** **** ******** *** ****** ***** *** ****** and *******. ***** **** *******."
  • "******* ******** ******. ****** **** ****** ******* *** ******* **** video ************. ******* ******* *** *** ******** ********** ** ** easy ** ****** ********. ** **** **** ** ***** *** setup ******* *** **** *** ******* ** **** ** ** encounter * *******."
  • "*******. ** *** *** *** ********* ** ** ********** ****** control **** *** ******* ** **-***** *** ***********."
  • "******* ********. **'** ******* **** ******* ** ****** **** **********."
  • "******* ******** (******** ******). **** ** ***, *********** **** *** VMS"
  • "*******. **'* ******* ******* ***** ** *** ** ********** **** video. ** *** * *** ******** **** *** ******* *** they *** ********** ****** *** ******** ** **** ** * pretty ****** ****** ******* ********."
  • "*******. **** ** ******** ****** *** ******* ** *** *** best ********** ******** *******. ****** ******* ** ***** ********** *** is **** **** **** **% ** ****** **** **** ****. Second ****** ** *****, **** ******* ** *** ** *** things **** ******* *** *** ** **** ** **."

** *******, *** ****** ** ******** ******** ******** ****************, ***** interface, **** ********* *******, *** **** ********* *** ***** ************:

  • "* **** **** ******** **** **** **** ***** ****+ ****** systems **** **** ** *** *** ******, ** ******** ** Genetec, * ***** ***** ******** ** **** *** ********* ***** anyone ****. ***** ***** ***** **** ******* **, ***** ************* is * ********** **** *** ***** ****** ***** ** *** look ** **** ********, *** ***** **** ** ** ***** but *** ***** ***** *** *****, **** & ************ *** dead (** ****!!)"
  • "*** *** * **** *** **** - *******. *** *** I *** *** **** ******** ***** ** *****. * ***** that **** ******** ***** *** ***** **** * **** ******* access ******* *******, ***** *** ********* ** ***** ****** **** don't ***** ** *******. ******* ******** *** ******* ******** ********** system **********."
  • "******** **** ******* **** *********** ** ******** **** ***** ******, for ***** ***** ********, *** ***** ******* ****** ** ******* who **** ****** ** *** ******* ****."
  • "******* ********, **** ******** **** ******* ***********, *** ********** **** with ******* ********."
  • "******* ******** *** **** ******* ****** **** *** **** ****** of *****. ********** *********** *** ********* ********* **** ****** ** takeover ******** ******* **** ** *** **** *** **** ** use ***** ******** ***. *** ********* ****** ** **** **** strong ******** ** ******. ***** *** ****** ** ****** ******** here *** *****, *** ******* **'* * ***** *******."
  • "*******, ** *** **** ******* *** *** ********* ******* ** very ****."

Regular ******** ************ ***

******* ************ ** *******'* ******* **** **** *** **** ** due ** *** ******* ******* *** ******* ************ ** ********. Since ************ ** * ********** ****** ********** ******** ** ~****, Genetec *** ***** ******** ** **** ***** ***, ******** ******** controller ******* ** *** **** ****** ***** *** ******** *** Party *******, *** ************ ******** **** ****** ********* ******* ***'******* *******'***** ********** *** ******** **********.

********, *** ******* *** ***** ********** ********** ******** **** ****** failover, **** **********, ****** *****/****** ************* ******* *********, ******** *** party ************ ** ***** *******, *********, ******** **********, *** *** used **** ********* *** ** *********.

***** **** ** ***** ******** *** ***** ********* ** *******, together **** **** **** ***** ** * ****** ******* **** window **** * ****** ********, ******** ******** ** **** * wide ***** ** ****** ************.

S2 ***** ******** ** ****

******* ***** ********* ** *** ** *** '**** *********' ********* is ** ********. ***** ***** ********, *********** ***** ****** ** the *********** ** ******** ******* **** *****, ****** **** ******* to *****, ***********, *****-**** *******.

*** ******* ** **'* ***** '***** *******' *** *** ******* accessibilty ** ****** ********** *** ********* ** ********** *********:

  • "** ********. **'* **** *****, **** **** *** ********, *** it **** *** ***** ******* ** ***** **** **** ** offer."
  • "**- ***** *** ** ******** ***** ******* *****. "
  • "** ******** *******-*****, ****** *** **** ****** ***********. ******** **** Mercury *** **'* *********** ******."
  • "**. **** ** ***, ******* **** *** ******* **** ** ownership. **** ***** *** *** ********* *** ********."
  • "** ******* - ***** ***** ******* **** *********, **** ** use, **** ** **** ***** ****, ****** ***** *** ********, tech ******* ** *****, *** ** ********* *** ****** *** I **** ****** ***** **** **."
  • "**. *** *******, ******-**** ********* **** ****** **** *** *** the ************* **** ****** ****. **** ****** ********* *** ******* to **** *********."
  • "**. **** **** **** ********** *** **** **** ** **** all ** *** *** ************ **** **** **** ********."

Kantech ******** ******* **** ******** *****

******* *** ******** ***** **** *** *********** ****** ** ******** selections, *******, ******** ***** *** *** ******* ****** ** ***** votes, ****** ******* * ******** ******* ********.

** ***** ** ********* ********, *******'* *********** **** (***** **** owned) ********* **** *** ***** *** ********* ****** *** *** mentions ** **** **** ******* **** ******:

  • "******* **** ****** *** **** *** ******* ** ***, ** is *** **** ****** ****** ****** ** **** **** ****. We **** **** ******* ******, **** *******, ******* *******, ******** Commander, ***... ** ***** **** ****** *** *** ****** *** a **** ******** ****** ****** *** *** *****-** *********** **** other ******* ********. *** ***** *** **** ** **** **** effective **** **** ********* *** *****."
  • "*******: ********** **** ***** *** *** *** *** * ********* entry ***** ** ****. **** **** ****** **** *** *** market."
  • "*******. *** ***-***** ********* ** *** ******* *** *** ***** and * **** ****** ***. ** ***** *** ** *** of **** ***** ****** *** *** *** ***** ******** ** our ********* **** *** ** ********** **** **** ** *** web *********."
  • "*******. ********, **** ** ***, ************* **** *******, **** ***********."
  • "*******. ** ** *** **** ******** ****** *'** **** **** (can ** ****** **** ********) *** ** ********** **** ** use."
  • "*******. ********. ****** ******** ******* ************. ***** ******. ****** *** on-site ** ****** ********. ********* **** *******. ******* **** *** product *** *********."

*** ** *** ******* ******** ********* **** ******** ****** *********, including ****** ********* **********-***** ******** *****. ******, ** *** ** the ****** *** **** *********** ********* ** *** ******, ** garnered * ****** ** ******** *****:

  • "******** ***** *****. **** **** *** ** ************* ** ********, big ***** ** *********** *** ********** *****."
  • "******** ***** ***** **** - ******* ** ** *** *** I ** **** ******** **** *** ***** ******** ********* *** manufactured ** ******** *****, *** * ***** *****."
  • "******** ***** ******* ** *** ********* ** ******** *** ********, wide ***** ** ********, ******* ************ ********, *** *** *** compliance. ** *** **** **** ** ******* *** *********** ********* with ********** ***** ********, *********** ********, *** ******* *********** **** isn't ******* ****."
  • "********** * **** ******** *****, **** ** ***, **** ** manage. ****** ********* ***** *** ***** ********** ******* ***** ****."
  • "******** ***** *-**** ****. ** ** * ****** ****** **** has *** **** ******* *** *** * *** ** ************. Also, ** ** *** ****** ********* ** *******."

*******, ********* ******** *****'* ******** *****, *** ******* ******* ************ rankings *****, **** * ****** ** ********* ** ****:

  • "******** ***** [** *** *****]. **** ******* ********** *** ********* that *** ***% * ******** *****. **** **** ** ** phenomenal, *** ***** ******* *******, ********* *****, *** **** ********** recently."
  • "*-**** **** ***** **** **** *** ***** *** **** ** not **** * ***** ********"
  • "***** **** * **** **** ******** *****, ** ** * major ****. **** *** *** ******* **** ***-***** *******. * feel **** **** *** ** *** **** **** ***** ** not **** ***** ***** ***********."
  • "* **** - ** *** * ***** ******* **** ***** 50 ***** *** * ******* ******. * *** ** ***** brick ****** * ******** ******* *** ******* **** ******* ** update. * **** * **** ******** ** ******* ** ** very *** *** ****. ** ** **** ***** ******* *** pretty **** *** ** ***** *** ** ****** *** *** controllers ***** ****** ** ***** ******** ** ******* *** ******* completed ** ****."

Open ******* *** ********

**** ******** ***** ******* ***** *****, **** ******* ** **** popular *** **** ******** ***** *** *******. **** ** *** 'favorite' ***** *** *** ****** ************ ********* ** *** ********** DNA ****** ******** ******* **** ******* **** ******** *****, *** the '***-*********' **** *** **** **** **** ************ *******.

*************, ******* ***** **** ******* *** *** ******** ******* ********, as ***** ******* *** ********* *********, ********* ** *** ********:

  • "**** ******* *** ****** ****** *******. **** ******** ******** ** very **** ** *****, ********* *** ***. *** *********** **** little ** ** ****** **** ** *** **** ******* **, a ******** *** *** ** ** **** ** ********* *** the ****** ** ****** ****** ***. * **** ***% *********** that **** ******* **** ** ** ***-**** **** **** **** be ***** **** ** *** **** ***** ** ****."
  • "**** *******. ******/****** ***** *** **** *** * ***** *** interface *** ***** ***. **** ********** **** **** *** *** wireless **** ******."
  • "**** ******* - **'** **** **** ** **** *** ********* and **'* *** **** ********* *** **** ******** **** *** notch *******."
  • "****-** ******* **** ******* *** *******. *** ****** **** ************, Open ******* ****. *** ********** ********* *** ******* ********* ** top *****. *** **** *************, **** ** **** **** *******."
  • "******* ** **** *******. **** *** **** **** ********, **** for ** **** ** ******* *** *******, *** **** ***** integrations **** ***** *********."
  • "**** ****** ** **** *** **** ** **** **** *** their ****** **** ****** ***-*********."
  • "**** ******* ** ** ******** ******* ** *** *********** ******* OnSSI *** ******."
  • "**** *******. ***** **** *** **** **** ******** ** ****** control ** ** *** *** ******* *** **** ********* *** I've ****. ******, ******** *** *********** **** ***** ** * snap *** ********** **** **** ******** ******* ** * ****** drag *** **** ****** **** * ***** ** ****** ******. There *** ****** *** ***** **** *** **** ** ****, but **** ******* ****** *** ***."

Honorable ******* - ********* *** ******* **

********** ** ********** *** *** *******, ********* ********** ****** ******** votes **** *** ********** *******, **** ******* ******** *** *** wide *********** *** ***** ********* ************. ***** ***** * ***** player ** **** *******, *** ****** ** *****, ********, *** interest ** ********** ** **** *******, **** ******* ********** *** company ** ** *********** ** ********* *****:

  • "********* (******). ******** ********* ** ** ****** ******* ******, ** provides *** ************* *** ********* ******* ** ********."
  • "*********'* ******* ******: **'* *** ******** ******** ** *** *******."
  • "********* *** ***** **** *** ********** ***** ******** ***** ****** redundancy ** *** ******, ****** ********** *** **** *********** **** high ***** ************ **** *** **** *****."
  • "***** ** ********* ****** ********** ********** *********."
  • "*********. ******** *******, ******** ******"
  • "********* *** * *** ** ******* ** ** **** ** accomplish *** ******** ****"

Fragmented *********

******, **** **** ** ********* ********* ******** '********' ********, ********** just *** ******* *** ****** *******. ***** **** ****** *** not ******** ******** ******** *****, **** ***** *********** ****** *****, represented, ** ******** *****. ***** '******' ********:

  • "***. *** ***** *****. ******** ********. ********* *******, ******* *** be ******** ** **** **** ****** **********."
  • "******, ****** *** ********, ***** **** * ***** ********."
  • "******. ****** ** ** **** ******** ****** ******* *******, **** of ****** ******* ** * *******. ** *** **** ** provide ******* *** * *** ******* **** ********."
  • "** *** ****** **** ***** ******* ** ** ****** *** enough *** *** ********. "
  • "***** ****, ******* ***** ********** **********, *** ******** *** ******** is ********* **** ****** *********."
  • "***** ***** ********* *** **********-***** ****. *** ******** ****** ** integration ****** * ***** ******* *****. ***** ***** ********* *** SOHO-esque ****. ****** **** ********* ***/***** ***** *** ***** ****."
  • "******* ********. **'** ******* ******* *** **'* *** ** ** solution *** ******** ****** **** * *****."
  • "****, *** **** **** ** ***."
  • "****. * **** **** * **** ****'* ***** ******** - very **** ** *** ** ** ******* *** **** ********."
  • "*******. ** *** * ******** *** *****, ** *** *** we ******* **** *** *** **** ******** ******* *** *****."
  • "******* ***. ** **** **** ***** ** ***** *** ***** 90's. **** **** **** * ***** *** ** ******** *** line. **'* **** ******** **** ***** ******, **** ** ** their *********** ***/*****."
  • "*** *** *** *********** *** ****** ****** *********. ******** ** proprietary *** ** **** **** *******. **** ******* ** *** best ** *** ******** **** ****...********* ****** ******* **** ******* and *********."
  • "*****. * **** *** ****** ***********. ***** ************ **** ******. User ********* ** **** *** ******* ** ******** *** *** assist ********* ******* ****** ** **** * *****."

Dishonorable ******* - ***** *** *******

***** *** **** *********** ***** ***** ** *** ****** ******* they *** *** ***** *********** ****, ***** ***** ******* * sizable ****** ** *********** ******** **. **** **** ********* **** the ******'* ******* ********* ************, ******** ***********, *** ************* **** years ** ********** *** ****** ****** ** **** ** '********':

  • "** *** ***** ** * **** ******** ********** ********. ***** we *** ***** **** ** ****** ******* ************ *** **** is ** *****-**** ***** ******** (***, *** **********, ******* **********, etc). *****'* ******** ****** ** ** ** ****. *** ****** control ****** ** *****, **** ****** *** ********** **********."
  • "** ******** ****** ******* ****** ** *** ** ***** *******. Once ********* **** ****** **** **** *** ****. *** ** does **** **** ***** **' **** ** ** *** **** are ****** *** **** *** ******* **** * **** ****** feel *** **** ** ***"
  • "***** ******* ** *** ************** ** ******** *********** ******** *** wide ***** ** ************."
  • "*****. **** ** ******** *** ********** **** ****** *** ***** system. ******* ******** ** **."
  • "***** ***** *********** **** ***** ********"
  • "*****. ****** *** **** ** **** ***** ***-*****. *** ***** are ****** *** ****** ********."
  • "***** ***** ******** *** ******* ********. *** ****** *** ** anything."
  • "** ****** ****** ** *****, **** ******* ** *** ** the ****** **** ******* *** *** ** **** ** **."
  • "***** *******. **** ** **** *** *******, ******* ** *** of *** ****** ******** *** *** *** ****** ******* *******, it **** **** ** **** **** ****. ** **** **** staff ******* *** ********* ** *** ********, ******* ** ********** designing, *******, ********** *** ********* *** *******, *** *** ******* hardware *** **** **** *****."

Comments (10)

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

* ******** ******* *** ****** *** ****** **** ****. *** is **** *** *******, *** ****** * ******* ******** ** use ****** ****** *** ****** ***** ***-*****, ********** ******* ******* where ***** ****** ******* **** *** **** ********* *****.

****** ** *********** **-******* ****** **** ** **** ********* ** many **** * ********** *** ***** *****.

*******, ******, ***** *** *** ** ******. **** ******** **** outside *** '*** *********', *** *** **** '********' ******** **** 'worst' ******** ** *:*.

*** *** **, *** **** ************* *** ******* *** *** done ******** *******, ******* ***** ********, *******, ******** ***********, ***, the ******** ** ***** *** **** **** ** ******* ** annual ***.

**** ** **** *******, **** ** ******* **** ********* ** the **** ***** **** *** ********* *****.

*****'* ***** **** **** ******? ** ***, * ***** *********. If **, ****'* *** **** ** ** ******* *** ******* to **** *** ******* *** *******.

***** **** ******* ******* ****** *** **** **** *** ***** dealer ******* *** *** *************. *** ******* *** * *** of *** *** ****** ***, *** ** ****** *** **** you ***** *** ** *** **** *** ******* ********.

***, **** ** *** ******* ********:***** '*** ***' ****** ********. ***** ********** **** **** *** ******* **** *** ***** to ***** ******** *** **** **** ********* *** ******** ** bill *** ***** / ********* ********.

**? ***? ** ** *** *** ********** **** *** *******? Is ** *** *** ******* ******** ******* ** *****? ** the **** *** *** ** ** ***** ******? ** ** that ******* ** ****** ** **** *** **********? ** ** that ********* **** ***** *** ****** ***** **** *** ****** seven ******? ** ** ***** ******* ******** *******? *********?

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* ** ********* ****** *** *** *** **** ** * mention. *** **** ** **** ******* ** *** ****** * could *** ***.

****** ****** ** *** *** ***** ******? ***'* *****. *** VMS ** ****** ******* *** *** ****** ******* ** ****** VAX. * ****** * ******** **** (*** *****) *** ** looks **** **** ** *** *** *********. ** ** **** to ****, ***** ***** **********, ******* *** ******* **** ** around *** **** ******.

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