Wireless Access Control Panels

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 16, 2014

One company claims they can connect access control panels wirelessly with ranges up to a mile, saving big bucks and thousands of feet of cable tying together door controllers with the main panel.

In this note, we examine Prodata Key, looking at their wireless implementation, its restrictions, its encryption, credential support, video integration, product pricing and competitive positioning versus traditional access control offerings.

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Technical **************

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Price **********

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