Kantech EntraPass Tested

By Brian Rhodes, Published Apr 21, 2021, 11:01am EDT

Advanced feature access control systems are typically restricted to dealers only. However, Tyco Kantech EntraPass access management system touts advanced features including customized import/exports, card print batching, event-based video integration, and tools for using large cardholder databases. How well does EntraPass deliver?

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IPVM bought and tested EntraPass and integrated the Kantech KT-1 (tested here) to see how it stacks up against competitors in the security space.

In this report, we cover these findings and more:

  • 7 key strengths and 8 key weaknesses
  • 4 videos and 10+ images showing the system
  • EntraPass interface and appearance
  • Integration to Tyco's Exacq VMS
  • Reliability of EntraPass's import/export tool
  • How useful the included Badge Creator is

Inside, we detail our findings on how well the system operates, where it is weak, and how pricing compares to other distribution access systems from Axis, CDVI, Dahua, Hartmann, Hikvision, Isonas, pdk, Stanley PAC, and ZK Teco.

Strengths *** **********

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  • ********:******* ***** *******'* ****** management ****** ** ******** and ******. ** ***** no ****** ********, ****, or ******** ** *** evaluation ** **** ********.
  • ******* ****-*** *******: ********* ********* ******** access ******** *** ********* seen ** ************ ****** systems, ********* ****** **********, 2-man *****, *** ********** reporting.
  • ** *********: ** *******, ********* works **** **** ********** 2,200+ **** ******** *******, 5+ ************ ********** ***** events, **** ****** ******* are *****, ****** **** a *** ******* ** handle ***** ******* ** data.
  • ******** ******/******:****** ****** ******** ** external **** ** ***** fraught **** ********, *** EntraPass **** * **** that ******** **** ******** and *** ** ********** according ** *** ********* of *** **** ** organized.
  • **** ********** ******* ****: ** *******'* ********** mode ** ********** ****, transferring *** *****, *****, and ********* ** ********* is * ****** ***** click *********.
  • ************* ***** ********:** *** *******, *** included ***** ******* ******** integration ** ****** ********* and ****-******** ********. *** tool *** ** **** to ***** ******* ****** without ******* ******** ********.
  • *** **** ****: ********* ******** ** subscription ** *********** ****, unlike ***** ************* ******* every ***** **** *** result ** ******* ******* for ***-*******.

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  • **-******* ****** ********:********* ***** ** **-******* workstation/server **** *** *** thousands ** ******* ** a ******. *******'* ****** requires ***** ******** ******* and **********, ****** ***** or ******** ****** *******.
  • ******* ******:********* ** *******, *** casual ***** *** ****** to **** ******* ************* how ** *** *** system ******* ********.
  • ***** **********:*** **********, **********, *** appearance ** ********* ** poor ******** ** ***** systems. **** ****** ****** door ******** *** ****** and *** ******* ********** of *** ********* ** cluttered *** **** ******* additional ************* ** ********.
  • ** ***** ************: ** ********** ******* are ***** ** ***** integrated ****** ******, *** instead ******* ****** ********* to ******** ******* ********** identities.
  • ******* ***** ************:*******'* ***** *********** ******* are ******* ** ***** Tyco ****** *** * few ********* ***** ********.
  • ******* *********** ****:********* ** ******* ** only ********** *******'* ********** hardware, ***** ****** **** the ******* ** '******* up' * ****** **** no */* ****** **** many ***** ******* *****, i.e. *** ****, ******** Access, *** ******* ********.
  • ******* ** *********** ****** Only:********* **** *** ******* OSDP, ******* **** ****-**** Wiegand ** ******* *********** IOProx/IOSmart *** ********** *******.
  • ******* ****:********* **** *** **** available ** ********* *** Global ******** *** ***** require ** **-******* ******. Many ***** ************ ********* include ** ** **** small/single-door *******.

EntraPass ********

** ******* *** ********* and ******** ** ********* below:

*** ****** ** ******** around *** **** ****** status '********' ***** **** displays ****** ** ** automatically ********* ****-********** ************* order:

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**** **** **** ** events, ***** ****** ***** users ** ****** ******* actions ** ********, **** video **********, **** *******, reports, ** ******** ******.

Access & ***** ***********

** *******, ** ********** Exacq *** ************ **** able ** ******* ***** events **** ****** *********. Video ******** *** ****** controls ********** ******* ***** during *******. *** ******'* log ** ****** ******** the ****** ** **** recorded ***** ***** **** coincided **** ****** ********:

No ***** ************

********** ***** **** *** include ***** ************ ******* cardholder *******. ******* ** not '*** **' ************* nor *** ******** ** video ***** **** **** are ** ******** ***** access ********* (*.*.:*****,*******,*******,*******).

*******, ********** ****** **** be ******** *****, *** then ***** ****** *** be ******** ** ******* are ********** **** *** reader:

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** ***** ** ***** surveillance ***********, ********* ** limited ** **** *** some ********* ***** *********. Regardless ** *******, ******** Dynamics, ***********, *** ******** video *** ** ********** at ** ********** ****.

*******, ****** ***** *** Hikvision ******, ********** **** with ***** *** ***** of ** *******, ********* can ********* **** *** party ******* *** ***** in ***** *******.

*** ***** ***** **** our **** ******** *********'* video ***********:

Event *******

*** ****** *** *********** of ***** ******** **** helpful *** *** ****** was ****** ** **********. Even ****** **** ************ card **** ******** ***** details **** *** **** number, ** *** ***** could ******** ** **** to ****** ***** ** needed.

*******, *** ******* ****** and ******* ***** **** events ******* **** ** difficult ** ******* *** will ****** ******* ********** configuration ** ******** *** even ****** **** *******.

*** ***** ***** **** our **** ******** ****:

Bad: ** **** *******

********* **** *** ******* OSDP, ** *** ********** Kantech ** *********** ** not ******* **. ******* of ****, ********* **** Wiegand *** ********** *** party *******.

** ******* ** *** used, **** ******* *********** IOProx/IOSmart ********* *** ******* can ** ****, *** 3rd ***** ****** ******* do *** ******* *** the ******* ************* *** further ******** ***** ********** formats *** ** ****.

Advanced ******/****** *****

********* ******** *** ******* to **** ****** *** export ********* ********* *** reports, **** **** ******* basic/distribution ****** *******. *** utility *** ****** ***** volumes ** **** ** a ********** *** *** possible **** ********* **** Brivo, *****, ***, ** Verkada.

*** *******, ** ******** several **** **** ********* of ****+ ***** *** multiple **** ****** ******* error. ****** '********' *** be ******* *** *******/******* so **** **** ** categorized *** ******* ********.

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*********'* ******/****** **** ****** system **** ** ********* properly ***** *** ******** is ********* *** **** large ******** *** ********* reliably.

****** ******* *** ****/**********, Mustering, ******* **********, *** other *** ***** ******* can ** ******* **** standard ****** *******.

Weakness: ***** *********

*********'* ********* ******* *** often ********* ** ******* navigate *** *********. ** order ** ***** *** to **** *********** *** functions, **** ***** **** require ********** *** ******** to **********.

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**** ***** **** ******* shows *** ******** ********** with ********* ******** **** frequently ******* ****** ********* of ******* ****** *** features *** ** ****, even ** ********/****** ******** are *******:

******** ** *******'* ********** mode ********* **** ** simple *** ***********, **** novice ***** **** ** able ** ******* ******* themselves *** ***** ********** quickly:

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Manual **** ******** *** *********** *********

******* ******* ** *** complexity **** ********* ** that ******** **** ********* require ******** ***** ****** to **** *** ********. For ****** **** ****/****** controls, ******* ** **** requires * - * mouse ****** *** **** the ******* ****** ******** a ************ ***** ** activate. *** ******** *** obscured ****** * ******** tab:

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******** **** **** *** less *********, ****** ** navigate'**********' ********* ***** ****** ****** or ****** ******* *** displayed ** *** **** page, *** ****** ***** clicks *** ****** ** execute ****:

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Good ***** ********

***** ****** ******* ** access ********* *** ******, but *********'* ******* ******** batching ******** **** **** printing ********** ********** ******* in * ******* ***** of ****** ****.

********* ******** * ***** design **** **** ********* batch ******** ** * template **** **** ************* queues ** ********** ******* like *****, ***** *******, and ***** *** ***** on *** ******'* ********. Files *** ** ******* to **** **** ********, including '**** ********' ********** or ************ *****.

** ******* ** ******* template **** **** *** of ***** ******, *** included * ******* **** values **** ******* *** each ****:

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***** *** ******* ** created *** *********** *** test ********, ****-***** ******** and ***-***** ****** *** supported. ********* ******** ** not ***** ** *********** in *** ***** ***** designers.

Some ******** ******* ********

***** ********* ** *** Kantech ******** ** ********* from ****** ******* *** security ************, **** ******** require ********** ******** ****** they *** ** *********.

******************(~$***)*********(~$*,***)******** **** ******* ******** features **** ********-*****, *** app ********, ***, *** tens-of-thousands ** ******* ******* installers ** **** ********** certifications, ***** ***** $*** - $*** ***, *** can ** ********* ****** and ******* ****** ** higher ***** ** ******* tech *******.

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*** ******* ** ********* tested ** **** ****** is**/******* *******(~$***), ******* ** *** readers ** * ****** site, **** ** *** or *** *******, *** does *** ******* ******** features **** ******** ** more **** * ********** login.

*******, ** ****** *** functionality ****** *** **** SMB ****** ******* *** is *** **** ******** installed ********* *******.

Versus ***** ************ ****** *******

*********** ******* ** ************ access ***** ******** * mix ** *****, ********, and **-******* *********, **** EntraPass ********* ***** ******* the ****** *** ** distribution *********.

*******, ********* ** ********* significantly **** ********* **** dealer-restricted ********* **** ***-**** licensing **** *** ** ~$350+ ** ******* **** year.

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

** ***** ** ***** integration, ********* ** ********* able ** ********* **** more ****** ******* **** being ******* ** ***** Tyco ***** *********. ***** integrates **** ********* ** cameras *** ******** *****, while ***** *** ********* access **** *** ********** with ***** *** *******.

******, **** **** *** ZK **** ***** *** not ********** **** ***** at ***.

Reporting ********

********* ****** ****** ********* and *** ******* ** customize **** ******* *** exports. *********, ************ ***** are ********** ** * few ***** ******* *** do *** ******* ******* to ******* ****** ****.

*** ******* *** ****, Verkada, *** ** **** Atlas *** ******* ** a *** ***** ****** types.

Badge ******** ********

******* ******* ********* ******** where ****** ** ***: badge ******/******** ********* ******** in *** ********.

****, *****, *********, *** Verkada ** *** ***** integrated ***** *********.

Companion **-* ********** ****

**** ********** ****** *******'* single **** ***+ ********** using *** ********, **** embedded '********** ****' ****** management ******.

*** **** ******* ** the ******** ********** *** the ********* ******** ********** option, ********** **-* ***+ ********** Test.

Software & ******** ****

*** ********* ******** ******** and ******** *** **** for *******:

  • ********* ** * **.**.**
  • **-* **********, ** **.**.**
  • *** ***** *** ******** R10.0.1.3
  • ******* ** ***, ***.*.*****
  • ****** ****** * **.*.****.**

Comments (8)

**** **** ** ** "No ****" :( **** renders ** ****** ******* system ** **** ** a *********** ********* ** opposed ** * ******** appliance ** ** *******. I **, *******, **** many ********** *** **** the *******.

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*'* *** ** *** access ******* *****, *** took **** * ********'* IT **** *** ** Entrapass ** ******. *** UI ** **** ******** is * *** **** of *** *******. **** I **** ** ****, the ******** *** ******* on * ******* ** computer **** *** ***** 2000's, ** * ****** a *** ******** *** paid * **** ** come ****** ** ** the ****** *******. *** interface *** *** ****** after ****** ** *****!

** ***** ********* *** have ** ********* ** programmers ** *****? ***** has ** ** ***** in **** ** ****** and *********. * **** a ****** *** ******* me ** **** ** ICT. ********* ****'** ** list ******** ******/******.

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******* ** ** *** you *** *** **** using ************ ** ***********. EntrapassWeb ***** *** ***** more **** *** **********, but **** **** ********. The ******* ***** ***** have *** ********* ***** Entrapass *********** *** *** initial ***** ** *** system *** **** **** on *** *** ******* for *** *** ****. Our *** ***** **** been ***** ***** **** the ******, **** ** them **** ***** **** the ***** ******* *********** you *** ********* **.

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***** ***: ** ****** based ** **** ******* answered **** ** ***** 'what ** ********* *********?' Specifically, **** ********* '**' is *** **** ********** used *******, *** ************ is ********** **** ********* and ****** ********, *** SE.

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****** *** *** ****** up *****. ** *********, I ****’* ***** **, my ***** *********** *** CE.

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******* ** ** *'* wrong, *** ***'* ** Web **** ** ********** paid ******* **** **?

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**’* ******** **** **** CE *** **. ** additional ****.

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******, * ******* *****'* comment ***** ** ** CE. *'** **** *** 3 **** **** **** Kantech *** **** ***** been ********* ** *** UI ******.

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