Worst Access Products 2015

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Feb 18, 2015

100 integrators told us which access product lines gave them the biggest problems in the last year.

This is the counterpart to the Favorite Access Control Software 2014 and Favorite Access Control Credentials 2014 reports.

In this note, you will review their direct, in-depth feedback.

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**** ** *** *********** ** *** ******** ****** ******* ******** **** *** ******** ****** ******* *********** **** *******.

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Variety ** ********

****** ***** ************, ** ************ ****** ***** *** ** ***** the '*****'. *** ******** ** ********* ********* ****** **** **** small ***** ******* *** **** ******** ********** *****. 

********** ****** **** **** **** *******, *** ******* **********, ***** hardware ******, ** ******* **** ***** ******* ****** ** ******** to **** ******* ***** *** ****** *****:

  • "********* ***-*****. **** ****** *** ***** *** ********* *** ** are ** *** **** ******, *** **** ** *******/****** ** of ***** ****** *** *** ***** ** ********** *** ** the *******/****** *******. *** ***** ******* ** **** ******* *** "bolted **" ******** **** ** *** ****** **** ** *** software ************."
  • "********** **** ********* *** ********* *** ****** ******* *****. ********* has ******* ******* ****** ******** ** ******. **** ** ************** as *** ********* *** ******** ** **** ***** ******* * sunset ** *******. *** ***** ******** **** ** **** ***** support ******."
  • "******** ******** *******. ****** ** ****** *** ********* ** ***. When *** ******* ******* **** **** *** **** *** ********* icons **** ** *** ******* ****, **** ** * *** sign.""I **** *** **** ****** **** *********/******** *-**** ****** *** Winpak ********."
  • "********* ***** **** ** ****."
  • "**. ****** **** *** ** ********** ******, ******* **** *** far **** **."
  • "** *** **** ****** ***. **** **** ****** ********/******* *********** with * **********. ***** ** ** **** (*******), *** ***** micro ***** *** ******** ***********. ***'* **** *** **** **** Software *****?"
  • "******* **. *** ****** **** **** ******* ** * *********** standpoint ***** ** **** ********* ** ************ ******** ** **** as *******. *******, *** ** **** ** ****** ** ******* automatic *******/***** ** * ***** *** **** *******'* **** ** an *****. ***** **** ***** **** ****** **** ****** *** for * ******* ******* *** * ***** ****** ** * single ******. ****'* **** *** *** ** *** ******* *** issues ** **** ******. ******* ** *** ****-******** ** ******* zones ***** ******* ****** ** ******** ***** **** ****** ******** doors *** *** **** ********."
  • "*****. *** ************* ******* ****** **** ****** ** ****. ** is ********** ** ********** ***** ****** ** ****** ******* - rather ** ****** ** *** ***** **** ******."
  • "***** ****** ******* ****** *** **** ** * ***** ********, which *** ** ****** *** **** ********** ***** ****** / alarms, ******* *** ******** ***** ***** ******** *****..."
  • "*****, *** *** ****** ********* **** ***** ***** *** * good ******. *** **** ** *** ******** ** **** ******* system ** ****** ****'* *******. **'** *** ** ****** ******* and ************* * **** *** ***** **** **** *** ** when ** **** **** *** ***** ***-**-*** ***** *** ******* of ***** **** ** ****** ** **. **** ** ******* out *** ******* ** **** **** *** **** ** ******* with * ******** **** ****'* **********."
  • "*** ***** ***** ** * ******** *** ****** ** **** is **** ********** ********* **** ******* *** **** ******."
  • "***** - ***** **** ******* *****!! ** *** ***'* ****** your *************, **** ***'* **** ***** ** ***!"
  • "*****, ** ***** *** **** ******* *** *******, ** ******* of * ****** ******** ** *** *** ******* ** *** USA."
  • "** ***, *** ******* ** **** ******* *** ********** *** product **** ** ******* ****."
  • "******* ****** ******* *******: - ********** *** *** ** ** date ********** - ******* *********** ******** - *** ********** ********** - *** ** *** ********** ******** - *** ****** ******* Last *** *** *** ***** ***** - **** ** *** enabled ********** - *** ******* - ***** ******* - **** Hell ******* ***** *** ***** ************** *****!!!"
  • "*******. ** ******** ** ** * ****** ***** ****** *** is ****** ***** *** *** **** ********* ** ***** ***** competitors."
  • "******* ******* ...***** *********** **** ***** ********** ******"
  • "** *** *** ***** ********** **** *** **** *********** - what * ****. **** ********** ******* *** *** ****."
  • "***** *** ******, *********** ****** ** ***.* ***** **** ** get **** **** *** *********** ****** ** *** *** ** the ***** ** ************/**********.** **** **** ***** ***** *** ** not **** ********* *****. **** *** "***** ******" **** "*** product ** *** ****" ******* ***** **** ** *** *** compare ***** ********* *** *****."
  • "******** **'** ***** **** *** **** ******** ********, ** ******** to **** ****** **** *** **** ***********. ****** ******** (*** unlocking ***** **** ********, ********* ******* **, ***.)"
  • "****. ***** **** ******* **** ** ** *** ** ** a ***** ******* ** * ********'* ****** ** ***** ** be **** ** *** * ******* * ** ** ********** the ******. ***** ******* ** ****** *** ******* ****** *** charging ******* ******** ******* *** * ******** ********** **** **** us ** ***** *** **** ** *** ******* ******* ******** dollars ** ******* ******** ** *** ** *** ****** ***********."
  • "* **** *** **********/*** ********** *** **** *** **** ********** lead *****, *-** *****. **** **** **** *** **** ********* very ******."
  • "******* *********, ************, *** ********* *********. *** ********* ** ***** on .*** *** **** ** *** ********* ******* ***** *** functionality ******* *** ******** ** *** ** **** ** *** the ******. ******* ******* ********** *** ********** *** ********* *******, but ** *********** **** *** ******* *******. ** **** **** had **** ** ****** **** ********* *** *********** ** ***********. Many ***** ******* ******* **** *** **** ******, ***** ** uninstall/reinstall *** ********, ***** *****'* **** ** *** *** ******."
  • "*** ********* *** ********* *** *** ****** *** ********** *** gave ** ** * ****** ******* **** **** **** ******** but **** ****** *******. **** **** **** *** **** *******."
  • "*** *****. ******** ********* ******** ******* ** ***** ***. *** installation ****** ** *** ******* ***** ****** ****** ** ***** and ***** *** ** ******** ** ***** ****** *** **** corrupted. *** ** ****** ******** ** ********** ****** **** *******. DMP ******* *** ****** **** ***** *** ***** *** ******** but * **** **** **** *** **** ***** **** **** a ****** ***** ****** ******* ******."
  • "**********, ****** ** ******, ***** ******** ** ****. *** ***** didn't *** *** ******* *******. ******** **** ** ******* ***** we *** **** *** **** ** **** *** ******* ****'* made."
  • "****** ******'* ********* ******. ********* ** *** ** *** ************* we ****** ** **** ** ******* ** ** *** ****** control ************, ******* **** ** *** *** ****. ** **** spoken **** ****** **** ******* *** ** *** ***** ********** to *** *** *** ******* ** ***********"
  • "********** *** **** *** ***** *** ** **** ****. ** is * **** *******, *** *** ******** *** *** ********, expecially **** ***** ***** **** ***********."
  • "**** ***** ******** *******. *** ** *****. ******** ****** **** stability, *** ******** **-*********** *** ********, **** ******* ****** **** to *******. *** ** *** * ****** ****** ******** **** Thanksgiving **** ****** *** ** ***** ** * ****** **** our ********."
  • "**** *****....****** ** **** **** **** *** ***** ** ******..*.*. elevator *******, ******** ***********, ***** ******* *****. *** ** ****** it *** **** *********** ****** **."
  • "*******, ** *** ***** ** ** *****, *** ***** ********* support ** *****. ** ***** ******* ** *** **** ** the ***** *** **** **** *** ** ***** **** ******* their ******, **** **** ***'* ******... ** **** ** *** figured ** *** ** *********."
  • "******* - ****** ** ********* **** * **** (********) *** using *** ****** ***** ** *** **** - ***** * completely ********* ******** ****** *******'* ********. **** ******* ***** ****** to *** *********** ** *********** * *** ********. **** **** rep ***** * ********* ********."
  • "*****. ** ****** ** ***** * **** ** ******* ****, exchanged * *** ****** **** *** ******* ****, **** * never ***** ****. ***** ******* **** ***** ********* ****** ** the **** ******* * *** **** ************* ****, * **** gave ** ** *** *******.
  • "**** *****. **** ********* ****** *** ******* **** ****'* ************/******, they ******* *** ** *** ****** ** **** *** ** the **** ****** *** *** ** * *** ******* ** fire ** ******** ***** ****** ******* ********* ** ************ *****. The *** ********* ** ************ ********."
  • "***'* ***** *** ******. **** *** ********** ** **** ******* that ** *** *** **** **** *** ******* *********** ** it ****** ** **** *** ****** **** ********* **** **** only (****). ** **** **** *** *** **** **** ***** back ** *** ****** *** ******* ** **********. *** ********** is ** ********** *** **** ** ******* * ******* (*** a ******** ****** ***) **** **** **** ***** ******* *******."
  • "*** **********. **** **** ********** ***** *****, ** ***** *** memory. **** *** ****** ** ***** **** ***** ***** *******. On ***** ****** ********* ***** ***** *** *****."
  • "*****\********** - **** ******* **** ***** **********."
  • "** **** **** ***** * ***-**** *** *******. ** *** very ******* ** *** ******* ***** ** ***** (****). *** the **** ********* **** *** ***** ********* *** *** *********."
  • "****** ***** ***** **** *** ****** ***** *** ***** ******* affected *** *-**** *** *** ****** ****. *** ** **-**** the ******. ** *** **** ** * ***** **** ************ partly *** ** *** ***** ********* **** ****** ******* ***** UPS **** *** ***** ******** *** **** *** ***** ******** then ***** ********."
  • "*******, ** **** *** ***** ****** **** *********** ** ***** platform *** ******* **** ****. **** **** ************ *** ** down ** *** ***** ***** ** ** ****** **** *** product **** *** *********. *** **** ***** ****** **** **** 3000 ******* *** **** * ******** ** **** ** ********* as * ****** ** ****."

No ********

*******, *** ******** *** ********* ** ******** *****.  * ******** sample ** *** ********** **** ****** **** *** **** *** at ***, *** *** *******-**** ****** ** ***** ********* ******** good ******* ********* ** ***** ****:

  • "** *** **** ********** **** ******* ********* ** *** ***** experience ***'* *** **** ***. "
  • "* ***'* *** * *** * ***** ********** **** *** access ******* ******* **** ****'* *** ***** (******** ***** *****), but *'** *** **** ****** **** ** ********** ******* **********/*********/****** control *******."
  • "*** ** ******** **** **** *** ***** *******? ** **** deal ** *** **** ******** *** ** *** *** ***, so *** ***** *** **** ***** ** ** *** ****. We ********* ** ******* **** **** *** ****'*, ** *****'* with ****'*, ** ***** **** ***********."
  • "** **** *** ** ****** ******** ** *** *** **** proven."
  • "** ********* ******* ********, ******* *** ****** ** *** ********* and **** *** ***** ******* **** **** ***."
  • "** **** ********. ** ***** ** *** *********** ********. **** rarely **** ** ******* * ******** ******* ** *** *** familiar ****- ** **** ********* **** ** ** *** *** if ***** ** ** ***** ******."
  • "******* *** ********"
  • "**** -- ** ***** **** ***** *** **********."
  • "* ****'* **** * *** ********** **** ** **** **** year."
  • "** *** **** **** **** *** **** **** ******** ** the **** **** **** ******* ********."
  • "** *****'* *** ***** *** *********** **** ****."
  • "** *****'* *** *** *** *********** **** ****** ******* ** the **** ****. *** *** **** ****, ** **** **** Software *****, *** **'* * ***** *******."
  • "** **** **** ***** ********** ***-**** *** *** **** *** had *** ****** **** ***********, ************ ** ********."
  • "** *** ***********. ** * *******, ** **** ************* ******* the ******* ** ********* ** ****** *******, *** ** *** complexities ** ****** ** ******* *** **** *******. ** **** used *** ** ******* **** *** **** ** ******. ** have **** **** *** **** ********** **** *** **** **** Entry *******. ****** ******* ** ********, **** ******* **** ****** a ***** *** ***** ***********."
  • "******* ******* *** ********* ** ******** ***** ** *** ****** control **** **** ***'* **** ** ****** ******."

Small ********* *** ********

******** ** ***** ************ ***** ******* ****** *** ***** * long-term ******** **********, ****** ******* ******** *** ** ****** ***** life/safety ** * ******. ****** *** *********** ** **** ************, but **** ******* ******** *** ***** ****** ****.

Comments (8)

***-*****:

  • *'* ** *** ***, *** * ** ***** **** ****** upgrade ***** ***********, *** ***** ****, ******** *** **** ******* people ****** ***** ** **** *** - **** **** **** you **** ******* ******. * ***** ***** ****** ****** *** be * *** **** ** ***.
  • ***** ***** - ** ****** ** ***** ** *********** *******. It's * ******* ******** ********. **** ** ********* *** **** job. **** ** *** *** ***********.
  • ***** - **** **** *** **** ***'* **** ** *********** people **** *** ******* ******* **** ****. **** ** ******* they ***'* **** ****** ******** *** ** ******** *** **** hogging *** *** **** ******* ****.
  • ** - **** ******* **** **** ***** ***** *** ***** does *** ****** *** **** **** **** **** **** **** Mercury ********.
  • ********** - **** *********** **** ************ **** * ***** ***. Maybe **** *****-*****-*** ****** **** ** ** ********.

****, *** **** ***** * ***-******** ******, *** ****** *** boards ** ************ ** *** ****.

****** ****** **** *** ******** ** ****** ******* ********* ** the **** ** ***** , ** **** *** **** *** one ******* , **** **** *** **** **** ******* ** the ******** , **** ******** *********** , **** **** ******** software *** *** *****

**** ****** **** ******** ******* *** ******** *******, *** ** based ** *** *** *** **** *** ***** ******* , fantastic *** *** ****** ***% ********

*** *** ****** ********* **** ******** , **** *** ******* in **

**** ****** ******* ******* ** *** ***** ** ** ****** - ****** *** *

****, ** ***** *** *** '***** *******' ****.

*** ****** *** *** ** *** **** ********* ******** ** our******** ****** ******* **********.

"** **** **** ***** ********** ***-**** *** *** **** *** had *** ****** **** ***********, ************ ** ********."

** *** ****** *** **** **** ****** ******* ** *** I **** **** *** * ***** (*** *** ** *****) that * **** **** ****** ** *** *** **.

*** ****... ** *** *** ********* ***-**** ******* ** ******* and * **** **** *** * ***** *** ********* *****... ask ***** :)

**** ****, *'** *** ****** ** ** ***** ******** **** due ** **** ** ****** *******. *'** *** *** ***** issues **** ****. ****'** ***** *** ****** ******* **** **** open *** ***** *****. *** ****** *** **** ** *** the **** ******** ******** ** **** ** *** ** ***********, you're ** * ******** *****. ********:

*/ ***** '**** *****' *************, ***** ** **** ********** ** the **** ******* ** *** ******** ** *** ***, ** first *** * ***** *** ** **. ****'** ** *** UK, *'* ** *******. **** *** **** ******* ***** ** use ***** *** **** *****. **** **** ***** ******** ***** because ******* **** ****** ** *** ****** ** ** *** the ******** ** ****** **. ** **** **** **** *** the **** ***** ** *** ***** ** ***. ** **** them ***** ****** ** ***** ** *** ***** ******* *** another ***** ** ******* **. *** ** ******, **** ***** had **** **** ******* ******...

*/ *********** **** **** *********** *******. ******** ** ******** ****** and ***** **** ****** ***** ******* ** **. ***** ******** issues ******* **** *** ****. *** ******, ***** *** *** partys ******** **** *** ** *** **** ** ** ** integrated ********, **** *******'* ******. ******, ********* *** ****** ** september ****. ***** ***** *** **** ******** ***** *** ** issue, *** *** ** ******* **** ** * ****** ** months ***. **** ******** ** ***** ** *** **** *******. When **** **** **? ** ****, **** ***'* ***. *** customers ************ ***** ***'* ******* ** ** ****** **** **** 6 ****** ***** ******* *******!!

*/ ******** **** ** * ******* ****** *** ******. *** installation *****: **** *** ******* *** ** **** ******* *** got *** ***** '*** ******* ** ** *** ** *** 2012 ************, ******* **** ***** *** **** *** *****'. *** SQL ********* ******* ***'* ********* ** ***** ******** *******. * need ** **** ** '*********' *** *** ** ******. **'* not ***** *******. ****'* ***** *** **** *** ** *** sell ** **** ***** *** ******* ** *** ********. ** that ****, * ****** **** ** ******* **.

****** ** *** *** ** *** *** ******* **** ******* more **** ******* * **** **** * ***** (*** *** others ** ****)

****** ****. **** ********!

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