Honeywell Pro-Watch Access Control Profile

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Feb 01, 2016

Inside we examine Honeywell Pro-Watch access control line:

  • Comparing Honeywell to their competition
  • Examining their management and client software
  • Reviewing their product and support costs
  • Examining their dealer requirements
  • Covering their hardware and wireless support
  • Explaining their video integration
  • Detailing competitive weaknesses

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Management ********

***-***** **** *** **** ***** ********** ******** ** **** ********* ********. *** versions *** ********** **** *** *******-***** *******************. ** * ******* *****, *** ******* *********** ***** **** this: 

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  • ************ *******: **** ******** *** ** ******* *** ********** ** ** **. **** ******* **** *** ******* ******** **********. 
  • ********* *******: **** ******** *** ** ******* *** ** ********** ** to * ******* ** *** *** ******. ******** ******* *** supported.
  • ********** *******: *** ******* ******* ** ***** **** ** ** '*********' number ** ******* (********* *******), *** ******** *** ******* *** wireless *****, ******** *******, ******* *******, *****-**** *******, *** **********.

******** **** ************, ******** ******* ******* *** ********* ***** ********* alarm ******,*** ***** ********, ******* *** ********* ******** *******. ******** **** *********, **** failover *** ****** ********** ******** *** *********.

Clients *****

**** ******** ***** **** *** ****** ******* *** *** ****** ******* (*** in **********), ****** **** ********** ***** ******** ********** ****** *****. The **** *** ****** ********* ****** ******* ~$*** ** ~$**** ********* on **** *******.

Platform ****

***-***** ** ********* **** ********* **** ******* ****** *****.  ** simplify ********, ***-***** ** ***** **** ** '**** ****' ********** the ****** ****** ******** ** ******* * ****** ** ***** from * ** ** *******.

*** ***** **** ******* *** **** *** ** ****** ** ~$1,850 **** ******** ********, * **** **********, *** *** *** readers, ***** ********, *** **********.  * ** **** ************ ******* kit, **** * ****** **********, ** **** ****** *******, *** 24 ******* ***** ** ~$**,*** ** ***** $*** *** *******. **** is ********** ****** **** * ******* *****, ******** *****, **, ** DSX based ****** **** ***** **** ~$*** - $**** *** ******* two **** ******* *** ** ~$*** *** ******* *** ******* bigger **** ** *****. 

** ********, *** *** *********, ****** ******** ******* ********* (***) ranging **** ~$*** *** **** ** ** ~$**,*** *** ********** versions. *** *********** ***-******* ******** *** ******* ***** *** ******* by ** ***, *** ** ** *** ********** ******'* ********** to ******* ******* ******* ** ***.

***-***** ** * ****** *******, **** ** ****** ****** *********. ******* pricing is *** ******** *********, *** *** ** ***** ******** ** GSA ********* *** ******* ********** ********.

Advanced ****** ************

*** ** *** *** *************** ** *** ***** *** ***-***** dealer *********** ******* **. ***** **** ********** ******** **** ***** of ******* ******** ************ *** **** ******* ******* ************, ********* requires ******* ***** ********:

  • *** ***** ** **************, ********* ****, ****, ****, *** ***** certifications.
  • ******* **********, ********* ******** ************** ** ********* ****** *******, ** formal ******** ******* ********** **************.
  • ******** ************: ****** *** ****** ***** ** **** ***-**** ************ surveys ********** ******** *******.
  • ******** ** ****** *********** ******** *** ******* * **** ***: Employ ***** **** ** ******** *** ***** *** **** *** physical ******** ** **** *** ***** ******* ****** *******.

** ** ********** *****, ******* *** ***** ** *********-***** *********** *********, ***** ************ *********** *********'* ********** ********** ********* *** ******** ****** ***** ** ***-***** **** other ******* **** **** *** ********.

******* ** *** ********* ****-******** *** ***** ****** ****** ** Pro-Watch *********, ********* **** *** ***-***** ****** ******* ** *** integrators ** ***** *** *** **** ** ******* ****-*** ********. The ********* ************ **** *** *** ****** ** ******** ********* dealers ** *****, **** ** *** **** ** **** ***** represented ** ***** ******* ** *****, ************* *********** *** *** not ** ******* *********. *** ******* ******* **** ************* *** ******* ********, **** **** ******** ****** *********.

Wireless *******

***-************* *********** ** ******* ** ******-*** ********. *** ********* *** ********** platforms *** ********** **** ******* ******** **** ********'* **-*** *** Assa's ****** ******, *** **** ******** **** ***** ****** ****. In ******** ** *****, ******** ******* ******** ***** ********** ******** intrusion *******, **** ******* *** ****** ***** **** **** ********, motion, ***** *********, *****-*****, *** **** ************* ******** *****.

Hardware ********

***-***** **** ******, ****-************ *********** *** ********* ***** ***** ** ******* Security ******* ***** *** '****** ******'.  ***-***** ******* *** *** stock ******* ********, ******* ***** ******* ********* *** **** **** Pro-Watch ****** ****** ********.  ***** ******** (*** ****** ******) *** not ********** ** ** ***** ******** *** *** ********* ********* despite **** ***** ******* *******. *** ********* ** *** ***-***** Mercury **-**** **** ** ***-*****'******* *** **********, ***** ** * ********* ***** ******* ******. 

**** ********* ***-***** ******** ** ********** *********, *** *** ***** takeovers ** ************* ** ******* ******** ******** *********'* ****** ******** and ***********.

Reader *******

** *******, ****** ******* ** ****, *** ********* ******* ********* match ***** *** ******* **** ***** ****** ******** **** ********* a ******. ***-**-*** ****** *************** *****, ***-***** ******** **** ******* *******.  **** ******* *********** ****** *** ********** ***, ******, *** HID ******* ** *** ***, **.** *** **********.

Video ***********

***** ********* ***** *********** ** ****, **** **** ********, ****** event *******, *** **-*********** *********** *** ******** *********** ** ***-*****, system ******* ** *********** ******* ** ********* ***** ********* *** VMS ****.  ** ***** *********** ******* ** ******* ** *********'* DVM *** ****** ***, (************** ***** **, *********, *** *****), ***** * ****** ****** ** ***** **** **** ******** Dynamics, *****, *****, *** ***** **** ****** ****** *******.  **** essentially ****** ** ****** ******* ** ********* *** ******** ******* 3rd ***** ******* *** ********* ********* *** ********** ****.

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No ****** ***

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********, ******** ********* *** ******* *** ***-*****.* ******** ******** ** **** *** **** *** ***** *********** Pro-Watch ******** **** *** *********** ******* ********, *** **** **** requires ****-**-**** *******. ***** ******* ******** *** * *********** ******* of *** ********* ******, ***** ******* *********** **** *** *** Axis *** *** *********.

******** ******* *****, ***-***** **** *** ***** **** ***** *********** ******* to ***-********* *******. *** *******, ***** ****************** **** **** ** ********, ********* ******* **** ***, *** **********, **** ******, ********, and ******** *******. *** ******* **********, ***-***** ********** **** **** its ************* ********, ***** ***** ******** ** ***** *********. ***** ******* ************ ****** the ****** ** ***-***** ** * ******* '****** *******' ********** ***********.

Other ********* ****** *********

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Other ********

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Comments (9)

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***** ** *** ***** ****** ** ***-***** **** *** *** not ******* ****: ****** ********** *******.

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* *** *** ** *** ******** ***-***** **********/**********, **** *** inception ** ****. * **** **** *** ** *** ***** sites **** *** ********* ******* *** ******** ****'* **** ** rip-out ******** ** ***** ******. *** ******** ***** ******* ***-*****, keep ******* ** ***** *** ********, ****** ****** *** ****** with *** *******-***** ******. **** ***** **** ***** *** ****** as **** ** **** ****** ** ****** **. * ** not **** ** **** ***** ******** ****** **** ******* ** not.

* ** *** ********** *** ******* ******* **** ******* ** connectivity ** *******. *** ******* **** ***** ********* ** ** Elite *******.

**-****** *********** *** ************ ** *********, ***** ******** ******* **********. While ********* *** *** ********* ******* ** **** ** "********" Mercury ****** ****, * ***** ***** ** ****** **** ********* must ********* ****. *****?

***, **** ** *******. ** ************* ** ** *** **** to *** ******** ******* ****** ** *** ****** (**** * takeover) *** **** **** ***-***** ******* ** ****** ********** **.

*** ****** ** * ***** ******* **********, ** *** *********** is ***** ** *** *****, ***.

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******, ***** **** *** ****.

***** ******* ***** - ** ***** ** ***** ** **** reviews ** ***** *** ******** ***** ** ****.

* **** ***** *** ** *** **** ********** ******** ** the ******** ******** ** **** ********** ******** **** "****" *******. They **** * ******* ******* *** ** ** **** ** useless **** ******* ******** *** **** ********** ******* ***** ****. If **** ***** *** **** *** ***** *********** ** ***** VMS ** ***** **** ** * *** **** ********* ********.

**** ****** *** *** *** ****** ********** ******** *** **********. Hardware ***** *** ***********.

** **** ********* ****** ********** *** * ******* (*** ** additional **** **********). ********* **** **** **** ****** ** (*******) farming ******** ***** ** ********* *********** ******* ***********. *** * good *** ** **** ***** ******** *******.

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