Replacing Access Control Systems

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Feb 20, 2013

Q: What's rarer than a two-headed penny? A: An end user who replaces their access control system. Well, maybe it isn't so absurdly rare it never happens, but end users hold on to access control systems for as long as they can bear, often decades, before they make a switch. What finally pushes them to change? We answer these questions and more in the following note.

Sticking with Their Systems

**** ** *** ******* ****** *** ****** ******* ******-***** *** uncommon? ****** ******: ***** ** ** ******** ****** ** ******. Take *** ******** ***** ******** ****** ***** ** *******:

*** *** **** ****, *** **** ******** ** ** ****** control ****** *** ******* ********* **** *** **** ** *******. As **** ** ******* ****** *** **** ** ********, *** goal ** *** ****** *** **** *********.

******, ********** **** *** ***** ************ ******** **** ******** ****** performing, *******, *** ****** ********** ******* ** * ******* *****, the ****** ******* ******** ********* ****** ************ ***** ** * snail's ****.

*** **** ******** ***********, ******* ** ***** *** ***** ** seldom ***** ******* *****. **** *** ******** ****** ****** *** stable *********** ** **** ****** ******* *******, ******* ** ******** to **** ******** ***** ** **** ** ***** ******* ******.

No '********* **********' *** ******

**** **** *** ******** ************ ** '***** **' ****** *******, most ** *** ******** ***** **** ***** ************* ************** ** ***-***** *************. ** **** *****, ***** ******* *** ** ********** ****** for ********** ** **** **, *** ******** *** ***** ** *** great ****** ** ****** **********'***********' ********* ** ****** ***** ****** **** *** ******* **** money **** *********** ******* *** ***** ********** ******.

*** *** ******? **-***** ******* ** *** ***** ****** ********** new ********** ** ******* ******** *******. *** ***** *** *** industry ** *********** '******* *** *********' ** ****** ******* ** ********, *** ******** ****** **********, *****.

Why ******* ******?

** **** *** *** ** ****** ****** ******* *****? *** our **********, ***** ******* **** **** ******* *** ********** ** analog ***** ************ ******* ** ***** ****:

  • **** ** *******/ ****** ******:**** ******* ****** ** * *********** ** *********. **** ************* cut **** **** *** ************ ** '*** ** ****' *********, ***** **** ******* **** ******* * ****** *** ******* and ****** ********** *** ******** **** '******** *************' ** ****, the **** ** * ****** ****** ******* ********* ** **** passes. ******* ** ** ******* ***** ***** ****** ********* ** procure, ** **** ********* ******* ***** ****** ** **** ******* platforms, *** ***** **** ****** ******* ** ** ******* ** an ********* ****** ** *******.
  • *** *********:***** ****** ******* ******* ******* ***/** ********, *** *** *********** need ** ********* **** ***** ******* ******* ** ****** **** remotely ****** **** *******. *** *********** ** *********** ****** *** management ******** ** ** ******** ********* ****** *** **** **** an ********** *********** ******** ** *** ********* ** ** ***** systems, *** **** ******** *** **** **** ****** ** *** serialized *** ****-***** ***** ** ******** ****** *******.
  • *** ***** *************:** *** **** ****, *** ************* ** ***** ************'* *********** with ****** ******* ****** * ****** ***********. ***** ********* ** achieve **** ****** **** *******, ***** *** ** ***** ******* 'out-of-box' ************ **** **** ******* ****** *********. *** *********** ******* of ******** ******* **** ***** ******** *** ******* ** **** systems, ******** ************ ** ****** *** ********** *********** * *************** task.
  • *********** / ****************:** * ****** ******, *********** *********** ** *********** ***** ******. In ***** ** ****** ********* ********-***-**** ***, **** *** ***** **** **** *** ******* ****** support ********* ******** ** ********** ************. ******** ******* **** ******* or *********** *** ***** ******, ** ******* *** **************** ******* different ********* ** ****** ********** ** ** ***-********.

Changes *** ******

*******, *** ******** ********** ** ****** ** *** ********, *** cost. *** ***** ********* ***** **** ********* ** ******* ** control **** ****, ** *********** ** ****** ******* ********* ** price. ** ******** ** *** **** **** ** ******** *** labor, ****** ***** ***** ***** **:

  • ** **************** *********:**** **** *** **** ********** *** ********** ** ***** *** video *** *** ***** ** **************** *** ****** *** ********** weight. **********, ****** ******** ********** *** *******: *** ***** ** access ****** **** ** * ******* ** ********* ***** ** a **********'* ****** ********* ** *** **** *******? *******, *** pressure ** *********** **** ***** ******* *** *** ********* ** a ****** ******** ******** *** *********** * *** **** ** the *******. **** **** *** ***** **** ********** ********** ** their ***** ********* ** ******* ****** ******* *******. ************** ***************** ******* ** '***** ** *******' **** * ********** ** vendors *** *** *** ********* ** **********, ** ****** *********** to ********. *******, ** **** ****, ** *** **** ****** should *** ****** *** ********* ** **** **** ** ******** access *********, *** ****** ********* ************ ** **** ********* ** required.
  • '*** ** *******':*** ****** ** ** **************** ******* ** ******** **** * small **** ** ****** *********** ******** *** ** *** ******. If * **** ********** ** ****** ***, **** *********** ******* the ********* ** * ******* *****. ** *********** ****** ******** ********* *******, ***** ******* **** ** ********* ** *** ***********, *** so **. * *** ****** ********* *** ***** ******** ******* to *** ****** ******.
  • **** **********: ** **** *****, *** ******* ** ** ******* ***** compliance **** ******** ******** *********. ********* ** *** *** ** an *******, *** ***** ** *** **** ** ************* ** hardware **** ** ******* ** **** ******* *****. **** **** employ **** **** ** '**************' ***** *** ********* ******** *** be ************* **** **-**, ***** ***** ***** ***** * ******. As **** ** *********** ******* *** *******, ****** ********** ******* come **** ****.

Cutover ******** ** ********

****** ******** ** ** ******* ** ********* ** ***** **********. Unlike ***** ************, ***** ******** ******* ******* ** ** ******, updating ****** ******* *** **** *** ******** ** ****** ***** are ** ********. ***** * ****** **** *** ''*******" ** an ******** *** ****** ** ****, *** ******** ** ******** for *****, *****-**** *******. **** ********, *** ******** ***** ****** to ******** ***:

************ ** *****:******* *** ****** ** **** '***********' **********, ***** ********** ***** go **** *** ** ************* ********. ********* ***** ** *** change, *** *** ********** ******** **** ******* (**: *********** ** mechanical ****, ********** ** ******) **** ******* ****** ******** **** a ****** ****** *******.

********** *********: *** ******** ** ***** *** *** ******** ****** **** be ***** ** *** *** ******. ***** '******** *******' *** be *********, **** ********* ** *** ******* **** ********* ** 'User ******* ******' ** *** ******** ** ** * **** job ** ******** ***** ******* ** ****.

***** ******** ********** ********* ***** ******* *** ***** ** **** security ********* *** **********, ******* ****** ** ***** **** ******** the **** ********.

  • ****** **********: ****** ********** *** *********, ****** * ****** *** ******** if ********** ******.
  • **** **** * ****: ****** ********, *** *********** ****** **** ***** **** * copy ** *** **** ********, *** *** ******.
  • ****** ** *** '***** *********** ******': ********* **** **** *** **** ***** ****** ***** ***** corruption. *********, * **** ******** ****** ** ******** **** * .CSV ** ***** ***** ***** ********* ****.
  • ** *** **** *** *******: **** * **** ******** ****** ****** *** **** ***** to ********. *** ***** **** ********* ** *****, *** ******* may ******* * *** ** ****. ********** ********* ** * way ** ********** *** ******* *** ****** **** ** **********.
  • ********: ***** *** ****, *** ******** **** ****** ** **** checked ** ******* ************ *** ********.

*** ******** ****** *** ********* ******** ** ***** ** ***** to ********, *** *** ****** ** ******** *** ******** ********** to **** ********. ******* ** *** *****, **** ****** ** taken ** ******* *** ******* ********* ** ************'* ************.

*** ******** ** * ****: ******* ** '******** *** ******' *** ******* ** * new ****** ** *** *****, * ****** ******** ** ***********. In **** ***, ** ****** **** ** *****-**** ******** ** not ******** *** ** **** ** ******* ** ************* ** hardware *******. ********** *** ******* ******* ****** *** **** ******** to ** ********** '****** **' *** **** ***% ********** ****** the ****.

Comments (16)

*****, *** **** ******. * **** * ******** ********** **** this ******** ***** *** (**** **** ** ****** *******, *** the **** ** ********* ************).

**** ** * **** ******* ***** *** *** ******* ***-******, in ** *******. **** ** ***** ****** **** ******* **** you ***** ****** ******** ******* ** * ****** ****. *********, the******** **** ************ ****** ****** ** ********** ******** ** ****.

* **** **** ******** *** ******* *** ***** (***** *** mid **'*) ** ***** * ****** **** *** ******* *** existing ******* *** ********. **** ****** *** ******** ** *** system *** *** **** ********* ***** *********** *** ******** ********* until ******/******* ****** *** ******** ** * ***** ****. **** this ******** *** *** *** ****** ********* *** *** ******** by ******* *** *** *** *** ********. ** ***** *********** allow *** **** *********** *** ********** ***** ****** ******* **** dispersed *********. * **** ****** **** ********* *** *** ******** system **** *** ******** ** *** ** ********* *** ******* systems ** ***** *** ***. **** * ******** *** ** realize *** ******** ** *** ***...** ******* ** * ******.

**** ***** *** ********? **** ****, ****, **** "***** *** on" ******?

*****, ***********:

** ** **********, *** **** ******** ** ** **** *** database **** *** *** *** ********** ******* ****** *******. ** may **** ** *** * *** *****, ** ** ***** be *** **** - *** ****** **** ****, ********** *********** is ********* ******* ** *** ********* *******.

*********? ** ***. ****? **********!

******* **** ***** ** **** **** ** ********* ****** ******** (re)install, *** ****** ******* **'* **** ** '**** **** **** it ***** **** *** *** ****** ***." *** *** ********** floodgates *** ****** **** *** ******** *********** *********** ******** **** the ******. **** ***'** ********* **** *** '*****' ****** *****, you **** ** ** ** *** '*****' ****** ****.

***** ****** **** *** ******* * *** **********. ******!

* ******* ****** *** **** ****** **** ** ** * Card ****** ******. *** ******* **** ** *** ***** ***** is *********** ****** ****** ***. ** ** * ******** ****** and * ****** ***** ****** (**** ****** ******* **** **** the ******* **** **** ** ****) *** ******** ***** *** access ****** ....*** ****** **** ** *** ****** *** ***** card ***** ** *** ****** *** **** ******* *** **** have ******* ******** ****** *** ****** ****** ** ***** **** holders (**** ** * **** **** ** ***** ** *** database). *** ** **** **** ** **** ****** *** ********** occurs. ** ** ********** ** ** ****** ****** ** **** a **** *** **** **** **** ** *** ***** ********* or ****** ****** ** ***** ** *** *** *******. (**** high ***** ******** ***** *******...***)

*** ***** *'** ******* **** *** ***** ** **** ** you **** **** ******** ****** **** *** ******** **** ** keep ** **** *** * *** **** *** ******* *** activity. **** ********* **** ********** **** ***** *** ** * little *** ** ********** ** *** ****** *** **** *** are **** **** ********** ** ***% **** *** ** **** forced ****.

****,

* **** ****** ***** ******** ***** ******* *** ***** *** a *** ******* ** * ********. **** *** **** ** the ******** *****:

*** ******: ** **********/**-*** ***-***** *********** (*** ***********)

*** ******: *** *****/******** **** ******* ***********. (* *** * change ***)

*******: *** *** *** *********** **** *** ****** (*** ******* throughtout *** ********)

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

** ********* ******* ******* ********; ** **** *** * ****** ********.

******* ******* ********, ** ********, ** *** *********** **** ********'* demands ** ******* ** **** * **** **** ** *** format.

******** **** **** ******** ****** * *** ********** ********* ********* the ******. *** **** **** *** ******* *** *******.

******** *** ** *********** ** *** ******** ** ****** ** it.

****'* ** ********(*) ** ***:

*** ********** **** ** **********?

** **,

** ***** * *** ** ******** ****** ***** *** ******* them ** ** *** ********? ** * **** ** ** this ** *** ******* **** **** ***** ******** **** **** reloading **** ******?

*** ******, ****

**** ** ****** **** *** **** ********* ** *** , and **** **** **** *** ***** ****** ** ***** *** hard ****** **** ** **** ** ***** *** ********

*** * *** ** ***** ******* **** **** **** *** IP ***** ******* & **********

*****, *** ***********:

* ******** * ****** *** **** ******* *** ******* ********* running ********** ******* ****** *******: "** *** **** ** *** a *** *****, ** ** ***** ** *** ****". ***** must **** **** **** *****! * **** ***** **** ***** cutovers ******** ** **** **** *****.

***** *** *** ********* **** *** ******** * ****** * time, **'* **** ****** ** ***** *** * ******* ******. Badging ****** ******** **** *** ** ******** ********* ****** ***** for *** ****** ** ****.

* *** ******** **** ******* **** ******** ** ***** ******** and ********** ***** ******** **** *** ********* ******** *****. *** least ********** ******** *** * ********** ****-******** ****** **** *** badging *** ************* ******* **** *** *** ** *** *** system ****** *** *******. **** *** *** ** *** ***** where *** *** ****** ** ******* *** *** ********, *** the *** ****** ** ****** ****-*****, **** **** ** *** swap *** *** ******* *** ***** ****-****** ****** *** ******** the ******* ********.

*****, ********:

****** *** *** ********. **** *** ***** "********** ****-******** ******" *** **** * ****** ** ***** ** software **** ******* **** **** **** ******* ** ****?

** *** ***** ******* * ****** **** ***** ****?

******.

****, *****. **** ********** ** **** * ** *** ** Mercury, ** *** ********* ** ***** ** ** *** ***** field **********, *** * ** ********* *** ******* *** ****** over *******:

** ***** *** * "**** ******** *******" **** ***** **** data **** *** *** ****** ** *** *** ** * regular *****. *** **** ***** **** *** *********** **** *** schemas **** *** *** ******'* ******** ** *** ***, *** allow *** ****** ******* ** ** **** ** *** *******, as ***** ** ****** * *-**-* **** *** **** ** the ****. *** **** ******* *** **** ******* ******** ***** only **** ** ***** ****** **** * ****** ******, *** new ****** ***** **** *********** ** ***** *********** ** ****** system.

***** ******** ********* ***** ***** **** ** *** ************ ****-**-**** during *******. ***** *******, ** *** *** ******* ** ******** operators ** *** **** ** *** *** ****** *********, ** well ** ******** *********** ** ****** ****** **** ***** *** have ******* ** *** *** ******.

******* **** ******* ******* *** ******* *** ******* *********, ******* of *** ***** *******. ** ** **********, ****** ******* ** the **** ** *** ******, * **** ******* ******* ***** be **** *** ********. **** ** *** **** ** *** over *** ******* ******, * ******* ******* ** *** ******* office (** *** ********'* **********) *** * *** **** **** place, ** ***** ************* *** ******** *** ****. **** *** followed ** * ******* **-******* ** *** ****** **** *** next *** ****, **** *** ********** **-**** ** **** *** any ********.

* **** **** ********* ************** ********* ******** *****. **** ** by ***** **** "***" *** "**** ********" ** "**** *******", and *** ******* **** ** *** ******** ******.

**** ******** ** **** ******* ***** ****** **** ** ********** and *** ************ *** *** ***** **** *******. ** ******** I ***** ******* *** ** **** * ******* (*** ** available) ****. **** *** *** *** ** **** ** ****/***** to *** ******. * ***** * "************" *** ** *** not **** ******** **** **********. **** ****** *** ****** **** not *********, ** *** **** ******, *** ***** *** *** on * ********. ***** *** *** **** ** **** ********* but **** * ************ *** ** ** * *** ****** than ** ******* ********.

***** ** *** ***, *** ***

******, ********. **** **********!

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

*** ******, * ****** **** ******** *** ** ****** ***, so *** ******* ******** *** ** **** **** *** **** date.

**'** *** *** ********** **** ****** ******* *********, *** ** many ****** **'** *** **** ********** ********** ******* **** ********** data. ** ******, ** ***'** ******** **** ** ***** *********** at ***, ***** ***** ** ** ******** ********* *********.

*** **** ** **** * ****** ******** ***** ******. ** it ******** ** ******* (** *** ***** ** **** ******) "the **** ** *** *****?"

******.

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