Lenel Access Control Company Profile

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Feb 23, 2016

In our 10th access company profile, we examine Lenel OnGuard access control platform:

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

Lenel OnGuard Tested

For more granular detail and a full test of OnGuard, see our Lenel OnGuard Test report. Inside that report, we include screencasts and commentary on more than a dozen key OnGuard features.

Profile

OnGuard is Lenel's flagship access product, sold and supported by a global dealer channel. OnGuard's advanced features and substantial integrations are typically sold to larger, high security customers who want to integrate access with other systems, especially in manned security operations.

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