Mercury Security Furloughs Some Production Workers, Faces Product Shortages

By Brian Rhodes, Published Nov 09, 2021, 10:39am EST

Mercury Security is a core component of numerous access control providers with dozens of partners for their access controllers. However, in in the wake of global supply shortages the company has been forced to reduce production, furloughing workers because it is without components to build some products.

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Inside this report, IPVM examines how the situation impacts the company's customers, based on conversations with Mercury parent HID and industry executives.

Related, see HID Suffering From Mass Shortages.

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******* ******** ****, ******* rumors, *** ******* ** not **** **** *** is ******** ******** *** products ** *** ********** to ********. *******, **** manufacturing ** ******** *** to ******** ********* *** some ******** ****** ** produced:

*** ***** **** ******* production *** ******** ** false.

******* ********** ** *******. But, *** ** ******** shortages, ********** ** *** currently ** **** ********.

** *** ******* ******* material ********* **** ****** the ****** ******** *** furlough ** *** ******* to ****** *** *********.

Mercury ***** ****** *********** *** **+ ******

********** ************* *** ********* at ******* *** ********** problematic ******* **** ****** ****** ******* ********* use ******* ******** ***** ****** *********.

******, ********* **** ******** ACM, ********* ********, ******* OnGuard, **** *******, ***, and ***** ******* *** Mercury ******** ********, *** if ***** ********** *** not ********* ** ******* partners' ******* ** ** business.

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******* ********* **** ****** furloughs (********* ****** ****** of *******) *** *** of ******* ********** *** company ** ***** ** adjust ****** **** ****:

******** ** **** *** of **** ******* ** consider ** *** ********* planning. ** ** *** share *** ********* ** those ********* ***** ** it ******* *** ********* and ************** ****** **** of ***** ******* *** sensitive.

** **********, '*********' *** temporary, ****** ************ ** lay-offs. *******, ******* *** not ****** ** *** duration, ******, ** ***** of ******** *********, ****** sensitivity ********.

***** ******** ********** **** spoke **** ***** *** ongoing *************/************ ** *******'* manufacturing ********** *** ******** * ********* ****** in *********** ******* **** the *******'***** ***** ********** ********** facilities.

Single-Sourcing ******

** ** ***** ***** ********* **** **** Shortages, ******* ** * niche ******** ** ****** controllers ** * ****** position ** * **** (or *** ** **** few)********** ******* ** ******** brands** *** ****** ******.

******* ********* *** ******** ************, *** ** *** company ****** **** ******* product *******, *** *******'* B2B ******** ***** ***** be ** ******.

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***** **** ******! * wonder, ***** *** ********** of ****** ****** *********, is *** ****** *** right **** ** ******** one's ********** *******. *** sense ** **** **** is ***** ** ****** the ******? *** ***** about "*** ******* *************/************ ** Mercury's ************* ********** *** ******** * ********* ******"?

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***** ** ******* ******** manufactured ** *** **?

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* *** **** *** thank ***. *** **** have **** **** ************* in *** **? * have * ****** ** Mercury ****** ** ***** of ** *** **** a ****** **** *** "made ** ***" ******* on ****.

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********** *** ***** ***** at **** ******** ***** the ******* *** ******* in ****.

* ******* *** ****** are ***** ******** ** that ********, *** *'** ask *** ** ******* this ** ***** *** case.

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**** *** **** "**** in ******"

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***********. *'** ***** *** to *******.

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****, ********* - * admire **** ********.

(***:*** **** **** ******** Ferrules? * ***** * Love ****.)

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*** **** ** ******* work ******* *** ***** crimps ** *** **** ends ** ***** **** the ******* ******.

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*** *** **** **** on *** ******* ***** itself ** **** ** of **** (****), ******* the "**" *** ** week ** ** **** (1940). ** **** ***** that **** *** ****** dual ******** *** ************* in ** *** ******. I ***** ***** ***** were **** ********* ** the ***** **** ** 2020.

***** *** *** ********, very ***** ******!

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* ***** *** ** clarify *** ******* ** origin *** ***** ******* products. **** ** ***** response:

******* ****** **** ** ethernet ********** (*.*., ***** pictured) **** *** ******. Mercury ****** **** ** not ******* ** ******** connection (*.*., ****-** ********) have ****** ******.

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***** ***

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******* ** * ****** rare ********** ** *** Earth's *****. ** ****** why *** ******* *** shortages!

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*** ** *** ******! Honeywell **** ****** ******.

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*** ********** *** **** the ***** **** ********? Eg ** **** ** longer.

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******* *** *** **** a **** **** *****. I ***** ****** ** to **** ****** ** 2022, *********** ****** ***** other ************* ****** ******* component ****** ******.

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******* - *** ****** switched ** *** ** the ***-******* ***** ********* to *** ****** *** shortages? **** *****/***** *********** perhaps? ***** **** *** Aero/VertX ***********? ******?

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****,

********* ** *** ****, the **** *** *** listing *** *** ** viable ************ ** ***. E.g. **** ** ****** same ****** ** *******, and ***** / ***** are ** *** ****** in *****/*********** ***** **** they *** **** ** consider *** *** *** project.

***** *** *** ** many **** ******** ********* to ****** **** ******. Our ******** ******** ***** in ******** ** **** / *******, *** *** customers *** *** ******* to ****** **** ** it *** ***** ****** to **** ****** **** redo ******* ***** *** budgets.

**'** ****** ******* ****-*********** 4-door ********** ** *** system ******* *** *********** beforehand, *** ** ** it **** * ****-**** prospect ** ******** * budget ****** *** **** price-sensitive *******.

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