Keyscan Access Control Company Profile

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Dec 17, 2015

Access company Keyscan is part of one of the biggest access companies in the world, and they sell a 'one size fits all' access platform. 

We examine Keyscan's overall strengths, ideal customer market, pricing, and biggest gaps in this note.

Profile

Keyscan is a Canadian based access company that primarily sells through distribution and markets itself as a 'single platform' solution for small and large or enterprise users. 

Due to acquisitions in recent years, Keyscan has shifted from being an independent company to part of the $2 Billion Access 'Dorma+Kaba' group with international distribution and sales channels. The company reported about $19 million in 2014 revenues and employs over 60 employees.

Comparison Graph

The table below contrasts Keyscan versus relative competition based on common differentiation factors like system size, platform 'openness', ease of video integration, and how the product is sold or available:

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