Access Control: Here's Why Integrators Choose Multiple Lines

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 28, 2014

With so many access options in the market, how many platforms do integrators typically sell? Moreover, why do they chose the lines the sell, and why not more (or less)?

We surveyed integrators across the globe, "How many different brands of access control do you install? Why not more or less?" and report out on the results in this note.

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