Secured Combo Controller - Hartmann Access Profile

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Dec 12, 2016

Typically, combo controllers are risky, because they combine sensitive door controllers with readers on the exposed unsecured side of the door.

But Hartmann Controls has a different take. Their combo unit is a door controller combined with a motion detector REX designed to be mounted on the secured side of the door. The controller also includes onboard controls that could make it easier for installers.

Inside, we examine Hartmann's controller and management platform Protector.Net, its functionality, pricing and weaknesses, and contrast it against other combo controllers (e.g. HID) on the market.

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Comments (11)

Interesting product.

Question about classification:

Since the reader and the controller are not combined in one unit is this strictly speaking a combo controller?

I like it! Keeps the controller safe and makes use of the REX footprint; clever. The LCD is super convenient.

We ordered one in to demo a month or two ago. I like the concept but one thing that wasn't very clear is you need a server/computer on site to host the management software. The pitch we received was that is browser based. Otherwise, I thought this was an interesting solution.

...you need a server/computer on site to host the management software

What software has to be hosted and on what kind of server?

Yes, I think you are right, you at least need a (headless?) application server or PC:

This is a good point. I will add to the update above.

A local install of Protector.Net is required to run an access system. The clients are browser based, but they point to a server or appliance.

Hartmann sells software or pre-installed appliances running the software.

The unit can be configured through the integrated webserver as an option, but the arrangement of buttons, device LEDs, and LCD requires nothing more than popping the cover off to program the system.

So the ODM has a web server and the Protector appliance has one as well?

Are the functions overlapping?

The ODM has a GUI to configure it but you need the Protector software to manage them.

Vicon is selling the same system.

http://www.vicon-security.com/products/access-control/

This is correct, Vicon VAX is relabeling Hartmann Controls.

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