HID VertX Examined

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 17, 2012

HID's VertX door access control system is the more powerful but lesser known sibling of HID's Edge product line. Unlike Edge, this system accomodates more doors and is built with enterprise management in mind. Why then, is the VertX seldom mentioned for enterprise access control solutions? In this note, we overview the cost and features of Vertx and compare with it Edge.

Overview

*** ****** ** * ********** ** ************* ******** ******** ************ ASSA *****, *** **** ** **** ********* ******** ******* ** 85% ** *** *********** **** ** ****/*** ******* ** **** today. 

****** *** '****** ****' **** ************, * ***** ****** ** composed ** ******* ********** ********* ********:

  • *********** ********** '****** **********'
  • **** * * ****/****** *********
  • ********* *********
  • ********** *********
  • ********** * ********** *********** ** ***** *** * **** ** a ****** ****. 

* ****** ***** *** ******* *** *********** ** ** '*********' panels. *** ********** *** ********* ******** *** *** ******** *******, or ****** **-*** ***********.

*** ***** ***** *** '******' ********** *** *** ********* ********* features:

  • ** ** ***/*** ** ***** ******, ******* ** ** ***,*** cardholders
  • * ** *** **** (*** **** '****** ***')
  • *****: ** ** ** ***, ** ***.*** ***
  • ******** ******* ***** ***** ********** *******: *******, ******, *** ****, AWID, ******

*** ***** ***** *** ** ****** ******* ** $****, **** 'downstream' ******* ******* **** * *** **** ********* (****) $*** costing ** *****/****** (****/****) ********** ******* $***.

IP ***** ****** *******

**** ***** *** ******** ******* ***** ***, ** *** *** of *** *** '** ***********' ********** ****** ***********. *******, ***** this ************, *** ****** ** ********* ******** *** ************ ********* to ***** **** ************ *** ******* * ********* ******. *******, one ********* ***** ******* ** **'* ***** ********* ** ***'* credential ***********. *** ****** *** ****** ******** ******* ********** ** encrypt **** ******* *** ****** *** **********, ***** ******* ** to ** ********* *** *** ** ****-******** ************. *** ******** of ***** *******"****** *****" *** "****** ********* *********" **** ***** *** ********** ******* ******** ********* **** ********. 

*****

******** ** ***** ******* ******* ****** $**** ** ******** *** cabling *** *******, ***** ******* *********** ******** ** **** ***** 4 ** * *****. *** ******* *******, ***'* ********* **** product ** **** *********. *******, **** **** **** * ****** input ** ****** ******* *** ********, ***** ****** * *********** not ********* **** **** *****.

*** * ****** * **** ******:

*** **** ****

  • * ***********: $***
  • * *******: $**
  • * ***** *** ******: $***
  • ******* *** * *****: $***
  • *****: $*,***

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

  • * *****: $****
  • * ****: $***
  • * *******: $**
  • ******* *** * *****: $**
  • *****: $*,***

***********

***** ** **** ******* ** *****-**** ****** ******* ******* **** opening ****** ******* * *** ** *****. ***** ** ******** on * **** ***** **** ***** ********** *******, *** ****** is ****** ** ** ********** (* ******* ** ** *****) where **** ********** ******* ***** **** ******.

******* ******** ** **** ***** ** **** ******* ** ***-***-***** integrations **** *** ********* *** ***** ******* **** ****** ********** products. *********** **** ***** ** ********* ********** ** *** ********** VMS ******, ** ******** ***** *********** ***** ** **** *******.  While ****** ************ *** ** ********, *** ***** *** *********** have *** ********* ** ****** ********** ***** *****. **** ** integration ** ********, **** *** ***** **** ********* ** **, and **** *********** *** *** *********** ** ********* ****** *********.

***** *** ******** ************ ******* *** ************ *** **** **********, VertX ***** **** ********* **********/****** ************ ******** ******** ***** ** competitive *********. 

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested) on Mar 28, 2017
2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national...
Save $50 - IP Networking Course May 2017 on Mar 28, 2017
This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and...
Lock Keyways For Access Control Guide on Mar 23, 2017
Lock keyways can be the difference between a lock working or not. Understanding keyways is important for access control. Indeed, a member recently...
Unikey Smart Phone Access Control Platform on Mar 21, 2017
More and more people carry smart phones. Many think this could replace the conventional key or card for access control. However, using a phone...
Brivo Opens Up, Adds Mercury Support on Mar 16, 2017
Brivo's cloud-based access control was built around the companies proprietary hardware controllers, and was often seen as a limitation by...
Access Control Course Spring 2017 on Mar 16, 2017
IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the...
DMP Intrusion Tested (XR Series) on Mar 09, 2017
DMP is a major provider of intrusion systems, but lacks the global brand recognition of some of its rivals (such as Bosch, Honeywell, DSC, or...
Avigilon Favorability Results on Feb 27, 2017
One of the fastest growing companies has turned into one of the rockiest, as cooling growth, management turnover and a roller coaster stock price...
Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial on Feb 22, 2017
The biggest challenge for many access control systems are glass doors. Here's what happens when a maglock is improperly installed to an existing...
Customized Access Control Cans (Altronix Trove) on Feb 14, 2017
Access control installs typically require hanging at least two or three different enclosure cans, each holding individual parts.  Open wall space...

Most Recent Industry Reports

IP Cameras Lose Buy America Protection on Mar 28, 2017
IP Cameras have lost the US government's 'Buy America' protection as the Security Industry Association (SIA) successfully lobbied the government to...
2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested) on Mar 28, 2017
2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national...
Anixter Favorability Results on Mar 28, 2017
Anixter's direct sales and integrator anger about it has been in the news recently: Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon Anixter Touts...
Save $50 - IP Networking Course May 2017 on Mar 28, 2017
This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and...
Chinese Government Spies on Churches With Video Surveillance on Mar 27, 2017
The Chinese government is using video surveillance to spy on churches in China, reports UCANews, explaining: The [Chinese government]...
Hanwha Wisenet X Tested on Mar 27, 2017
Hanwha has released their latest generation, the Wisenet X series, powered by their new Wisenet 5 processor. This new series claims improvements...
Burglar Alarm Sirens Guide on Mar 27, 2017
Sirens are used to alert users to an alarm condition. In this note, we examine how to choose, locate, and install alarm sirens, including Siren...
Dahua Distributor Bad Breakup on Mar 27, 2017
A Dahua distributor in Europe claims that Dahua took over his top customers, revoked his distributorship status, and left him with a large amount...
Everbridge Mass Notification Service Examined on Mar 24, 2017
Everbridge is expanding in the security space. In January 2017 Everbridge acquired PSIM platform IDV, and have also begun integrating with other...
Hikvision Removing Auto 'Phone Home' on Mar 24, 2017
Facing pressure over their cameras auto phoning home and their Chinese government ownership, Hikvision has begun quietly removing automatic...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact