Mercury Security Furloughs Some Production Workers, Faces Product Shortages

By Brian Rhodes, Published Nov 09, 2021, 10:39am EST (Info+)

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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******* ******** ****, ******* ******, *** company ** *** **** **** *** is ******** ******** *** ******** ** has ********** ** ********. *******, **** manufacturing ** ******** *** ** ******** shortages *** **** ******** ****** ** produced:

*** ***** **** ******* ********** *** shutdown ** *****.

******* ********** ** *******. ***, *** to ******** *********, ********** ** *** currently ** **** ********.

** *** ******* ******* ******** ********* that ****** *** ****** ******** *** furlough ** *** ******* ** ****** the *********.

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

********** ************* *** ********* ** ******* are ********** *********** ******* **** ****** ****** ******* ********* *** ******* panels** ***** ****** *********.

******, ********* **** ******** ***, ********* ProWatch, ******* *******, **** *******, ***, and ***** ******* *** ******* ******** hardware, *** ** ***** ********** *** not ********* ** ******* ********' ******* to ** ********.

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******* ********* **** ****** ********* (********* unpaid ****** ** *******) *** *** of ******* ********** *** ******* ** using ** ****** ****** **** ****:

******** ** **** *** ** **** options ** ******** ** *** ********* planning. ** ** *** ***** *** specifics ** ***** ********* ***** ** it ******* *** ********* *** ************** around **** ** ***** ******* *** sensitive.

** **********, '*********' *** *********, ****** terminations ** ***-****. *******, ******* *** not ****** ** *** ********, ******, or ***** ** ******** *********, ****** sensitivity ********.

***** ******** ********** **** ***** **** cited *** ******* *************/************ ** *******'* manufacturing ********** *** ******** * ********* ****** ** *********** workers **** *** *******'***** ***** ********** ********** **********.

Single-Sourcing ******

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******* ********* *** ******** ************, *** ** *** ******* ****** meet ******* ******* *******, *** *******'* B2B ******** ***** ***** ** ** danger.

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***** ** ******* ******** ************ ** the **?

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* *** **** *** ***** ***. How **** **** **** **** ************* in *** **? * **** * couple ** ******* ****** ** ***** of ** *** **** * ****** have *** "**** ** ***" ******* on ****.

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********** *** ***** ***** ** **** facility ***** *** ******* *** ******* in ****.

* ******* *** ****** *** ***** produced ** **** ********, *** *'** ask *** ** ******* **** ** still *** ****.

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***********. *'** ***** *** ** *******.

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****, ********* - * ****** **** ferrules.

(***:*** **** **** ******** ********? * Think * **** ****.)

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*** **** ** ******* **** ******* all ***** ****** ** *** **** ends ** ***** **** *** ******* blocks.

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*** *** **** **** ** *** circuit ***** ****** ** **** ** of **** (****), ******* *** "**" one ** **** ** ** **** (1940). ** **** ***** **** **** are ****** **** ******** *** ************* in ** *** ******. * ***** guess ***** **** **** ********* ** the ***** **** ** ****.

***** *** *** ********, **** ***** indeed!

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* ***** *** ** ******* *** country ** ****** *** ***** ******* products. **** ** ***** ********:

******* ****** **** ** ******** ********** (e.g., ***** ********) **** *** ******. Mercury ****** **** ** *** ******* an ******** ********** (*.*., ****-** ********) have ****** ******.

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***** ***

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***********. ***** ***.

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******* ** * ****** **** ********** in *** *****'* *****. ** ****** why *** ******* *** *********!

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*** ** *** ******! ********* **** plenty ******.

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*** ********** *** **** *** ***** will ********? ** ** **** ** longer.

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******* *** *** **** * **** when *****. * ***** ****** ** to **** ****** ** ****, *********** longer ***** ***** ************* ****** ******* component ****** ******.

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******* - *** ****** ******** ** any ** *** ***-******* ***** ********* to *** ****** *** *********? **** A1601/A1001 *********** *******? ***** **** *** Aero/VertX ***********? ******?

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****,

********* ** *** ****, *** **** you *** ******* *** *** ** viable ************ ** ***. *.*. **** is ****** **** ****** ** *******, and ***** / ***** *** ** far ****** ** *****/*********** ***** **** they *** **** ** ******** *** any *** *******.

***** *** *** ** **** **** hardware ********* ** ****** **** ******. Our ******** ******** ***** ** ******** to **** / *******, *** *** customers *** *** ******* ** ****** back ** ** *** ***** ****** to **** ****** **** **** ******* specs *** *******.

**'** ****** ******* ****-*********** *-**** ********** to *** ****** ******* *** *********** beforehand, *** ** ** ** **** a ****-**** ******** ** ******** * budget ****** *** **** *****-********* *******.

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*******,

***** ****** ********** *** **** ************ two *** **** ****** ******* ***********. 32 ** ***** *********** *** ** connected *** ******* ** ******* ** to ** *** ******* *******, ** to *** ******* *** *** *** linkages. ***** ****** **** ****** ********* up ** * **** ******* *** each ** *** *** ****** *****. A *** ***** *** ****** ******** OSDP ****** ** ******** ** ******* I/O *** *** ********** **** ****** licenses. **** ** * **** ******* ecoomical ****** ** ***** ****** ***** more ********** **** ****** ********** **** on-board *******. ***** ****** ****** ********** (three ********, ******, ******* *** ***) support **** *** *** **** *******.

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***** ****** ********** *** **** ************ controllers, ****** ********** *** ***** ****** that *** *** **** ********* ************ vs. *** ******* **** ********** ************. Azure ****** ******** *** ************ ** the *.*. *** *** ********* *** shipment.

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**** ** ******** ***** **** *** Mercury ********** **** ***** ***** ****?

*** ***** *** *** ***** ******* and **** ***********.

* **** ** **** * ******** on ** ******** ******** **** *** have * ***** ********** ** ******** and ** ********* ***** ********* ******* controllers ** ******** ** *** *** Signo ****. ** ***** ** ***** the ********* ******* ******** ** *** readers ***** **** ******* ** **** 13.56 *****+******, *** **** * *** keypad, ** **** ******* *** ***** quite * *** ** *** *****, Farpointe, ** * ******** *** **** offers ***** ******* ** *** ***/** Freq/Keypad

**** ******* **** ******** ** ****** with *** **** ***** ***.

******

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*'** *** ******* *** *** ****** treatment **** *** ********* ******* ************, just ****** "******** ****" ** ******. Everything **** ***** ********* **** ***** to ***** *******. ** **** ***** on ***** ***** *** ** **+ weeks, ****** ******* **** **** ******* with ***** ******** *-**% ***** ********. Mercury **** ***** *** ***** *** (again, **+ *****). ** *** ** Axis ****, ****'** *** ******* **** better, **** **** ** ***** ******** quoting * **+ **** ****-****. * have ***** (****** *** ********* *** myself) **** *** ******** ******* ** not **** ** **** *** **** lead-times ** *** **** ** *** troublemakers.

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*** *** **** **** ******* *** HID ******* ** *********:*** **** ******** *** ******* ***** of ****.

** *****, *** **** *** ******* or *********** **** **** *** **** accurate **** *** ******** ** *******, so *** ****. *** ** ******* having *********** ******, ** *** ***** they *** *** ****** ****** ***** orders *** ******.

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***** ******. **** ****** *** ***********.

***** ***.

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