Meraki And Openpath Team Up Vs Verkada

By Brian Rhodes, Published Feb 03, 2021, 03:52pm EST

The lock-in providers are now facing off in access control. Verkada entered access control last year and now Meraki has announced teaming up with Openpath to offer a rival locked-in video/access offering.

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How do they match up? Inside this note, based on our testing of Verkada's access control and testing of Openpath's access control, plus a discussion with Meraki and Openpath about their new announcement, we examine their competitive positioning.

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******** ** * ****** access ******* ****** **** Verkada, ** ***, *** is **** *********. *******, Verkada *** *****/****** *********** in *** ****** ***, while ******** **** *** yet. **** ******* ****** a ******* ***** ******* (with * ****** ******), and * ***** ******* that ** ********* ** Meraki *** ********. ** contrast, ******** ****** * more ********** ******* *** no *** *****.

** *********** **** **** partnership, ******** *** ***** video *********** ****** *** web ******. ** *** recent **** ****, ******** overviewed *** ****** *********** starting ** *** **:** mark:

Meraki ** ******** *******, ********** *******

****** ********* ** **** that **** ********* ********** their *** ****** ******* but ******* *** ** do **. ****** **** pursue ************ **** ****** control *********, **** ******** the ********* *******.

Openpath *********, ******* ** ***

********** ** *** ******** era, ********'* ********* ******, where ***** **** ******** the **** ** ****** it, *** * ***** advantage **** *******'* ****** Pass ***.

*******'* ****** ******** ******** the *** ** ******** and ********* * *****, while ******** ***** *** just **** ****** ** a ******, ***, ** purse.

Openpath ******* ******

******** ** *** **** expensive **** ******* ****** as ****. ***** ***** configurations ****, ********'* * door ********** ***** ~$*** with ** ****** '*******' service *** ******* ******* $60 - $*** *** reader. ******* ******* ** an ******.

*******, *******'* ********** ***** for $*,***. *** **** cloud ****** ******** **** $249 *** * ****. Verkada ****** ******* ** billed ******** ****.

*** *** **** *******, Openpath **** ** ******** less *** ****.

Hardware **********

***** ******* ** ******* to * ****** ***** (the **** *** * doors), ************** * ************* **** ****** **** PoE, * *****, ** 8 **** **** ** well ** ********* ******.

****, ********'* ********* ******* 4 ************ ****** *** outputs ***** ******* ****** no ******* *** * inputs **** **** ***** only.

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

* ******* ********* ** that ***** ***** *** flagged ****** ****** *** viewable ** *** ******* mobile ***. ** ********, Openpath ******** ** ***** in ***** *** *** is ********* ** *** browser.

******** **** **** ** development:

**** *********** **** *** yet ***** ***** **** the ******** ****** *** but **’** ******** ** doing **** ** * future *******. ** ***** be ** *** ********/**** mobile *** **** **** integration ***** ***.

Single ** ******** ************

*******'* ***** *** ******* approach ** ******* ***** it ** *** *******. By ********, ****** *** Openpath *** **** ***** a ******* ****** ** large ********. **********, ******* quality ***************, ** **** be ****** *** ******* to **** ***** *** access ** ***. ********, Verkada's ***** ***** ** far **** ********** *** expanding **** **** ******* than ****** ****** ** Openpath.

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

*** *********** ******* **** Openpath ******* *** ** that **** ** *** sell ******* ***, ***** both ****** *** ******* do, **** ******* ******* ******* ******* ****** control. ** ********, ******** emphasized ***** **** ********** dealer ********, **** '***** who **** *** ** do ****** ******* **** well'

Future *********** *** *****?

***** ***** ********** *** Openpath, ** **** *********** goes ****. *** ***** is *** ********* *********** of ***** *** ****** control (******* **** ** Genetec, **, *******, ***.). Such ** *********** *** preferred *********** ******* ******** and ***** ** * way ** ******** *** good *** *** *** the ****** *********** **.

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******* **** ******* ****** nothing ** *** ************, but *** *******’* ******** is *** ****!

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*** *** *******'* **** Young*** *** ***********:

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**** **** **** ** humor, *'** **** *** over.

******** ** "****** **"!

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****%!

***** **** *******....********** ******* below ** ********** ** be * *******!

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* ****** ****, *** the *******, *** ******* "looks **** ****** **** a *** *****".

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* **** **** *** nothing *** ****. ********** of *** *** **** about ******* ** ******, let's **** ******* ****** in ****, ****!

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******** *** *** *** another ******:******** *** *** ******** announce ***********| *** ***** release

* *** *** ***** events ** *** *** app **** ********.

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*** ****** - ** have * ****** ** Video ************ ******* ** integrate **** ******** ** ********* ******** with **** ** **** many ********* *********. *** can *** **** **** earlier ***** ******* ** are * ***** ******* of ******. *** ***** noting **** ** **** integrate ***********,******************** *** **** ***** systems. ** * ****-**-***** access ******* ******** *** important *** ** ** continue ** ***** *** integrations **** ***** ******* and ** **** ******** to ** **. ** built *** **** ** be **** **** ** that ** ***** ** relatively **** *** ***** Surveillance ******** ** **** in *** ****** ******* event **** *** ***********. You *** ***** *** our **** *************** *** ***** ********* video ******** *** ********** in ****** ** ******. What **'** **** **** Meraki ** * ***** for **, ** **'** pulled ***** ***** ******** into *** *********. *** will *** **** **** Openpath **** *** ****** year ** ** ***** on **** *** ***** partnerships.

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*** **** ** ****** as * ******** ******* offering ****** *** *****?

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*** ******** $** *** the ****!

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**************** ****** ** *** long-run (****** ********, ***** price-point), *** *******'* ***** army ** * ***** advantage ** *** *****-***.

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* **** *** ******* approach ** *******, *** a *** ** *** business *****. * ******* they **** ** ****** than * ***** *******.

* ****** ***** ******** the ******** ******** ********. They ****** ** ***** several ***** ****.

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* ****** **** ********. Not * *** *** of ****** ******. * must *** ****** **** Verkada.

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***** **********. * ***** Openpath ** * ****** neat *** **** ** use *******. **** ****** I ****'* **** ** selling ** ** ***** is ** **** *** you ** *** ** if *** ***'* ** can't *** *** *** cloud. *** **** *** want **** **, *** I ***'* **** ******** that ****** **** *** don't *** * ***.

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***** *****! *** *********** of ***** *** ****** control ***** * *** of ***** *** ************* increases *** ******* ** video **********. ** **** have ** *********** **** Cisco ****** **** ** Kisi:*********** ***** ****** **** Kisi | ****. *** *********** **** on *** ** ******* ***.

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

*** *********** ******* **** Openpath ******* *** ** that **** ** *** sell ******* ***, ***** both ****** *** ******* do, **** ******* ******* ******* ******* ****** control. ** ********, ******** emphasized ***** **** ********** dealer ********, **** '***** who **** *** ** do ****** ******* **** well'

**** ** * **** plus *** ********. **** of *** ******* ********* barely **** *** ** design * ****** ********** AC ********** ** *** beyond ***** ************.

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