HID is the biggest name in IP door controllers, especially for single or dual door controllers, with their Edge line. Now, as surveillance companies, like Axis and Milestone, target the access control market, competition may heat up.
HID offers a very interesting turnkey solution, "Solo", for single doors. While nearly identical in appearance and construction to HID Edge controllers, "Solo" is limited to managing a single door. It comes loaded with firmware that enables basic access control functions such as managing door locks and readers, as well as storing cardholder information, credential details, and access schedules onboard the controller.
In this report, we share our test results of using the HID Solo with our demo door, looking at how it works and its specific weakness including operational and functional deficiencies.