Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jun 28, 2018

Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons.

Because users typically hold on to access control systems for as long as possible, often decades, switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes.

However, in this post, we address the important factors driving changes and key issues to handle. These include:

  • The Four Drivers Leading To Change
  • The Complexity of Migrations and Updates
  • Why Changes Are Costly
  • Drop-In Hardware Replacement Is Not Typical
  • Cutover Planning Is Crucial

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

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

Limited ****** **** ************

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

Driver #*: **** ** *******/ ****** ******

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***** ****** ******* ******* ******* ***/** ********, *** *** *********** need ** ********* **** ***** ******* ******* ** ****** **** remotely ****** **** *******. *** *********** ** *********** ****** *** management ******** ** ** ******** ********* ****** *** **** **** an ********** *********** ******** ** *** ********* ** ** ***** systems, *** **** ******** *** **** **** ****** ** *** serialized *** ****-***** ***** ** ******** ****** *******.

Driver #*: *** ***** **********

** *** **** ****, *** ************* ** ***** ************'* *********** with ****** ******* ****** * ****** ***********. ***** ********* ** achieve **** ****** **** *******, ***** *** ** ***** ******* 'out-of-box' ************ **** **** ******* ****** *********. *** *********** ******* of ******** ******* **** ***** ******** *** ******* ** **** systems, ******** ************ ** ****** *** ********** *********** * *************** task.

Driver #*: ******* ***********

** * ****** ******, *********** *********** ** *********** ***** ******. In ***** ** ****** ********* ********-***-*** *************** ******** **** ****** ******* **** **** $** *** ****** **** Copier, **** *** ***** **** **** *** ******* ****** ******* modern ********** ********. ************, ******** ******** ******* **** ******* ** acquisition *** ***** ******, ** ******* *** **************** ******* ********* platforms ** ****** ********** ** ** ***-********.

Why ******* *** ******

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

  • ************ ****** *****:*********** ******* *** ********** ** ******* ** **** **** ******** is ******** **** ******. ******* ******* ** *****, **************** ******** via ********* ********* ******* * *** *** ********, *** ***** ***** ********* **** ** ******** ********** if **** *** ******* ** ***.
  • '*** ** *******':*** ****** ** ** **************** ******* ** ******** **** * small **** ** ****** *********** ******** *** ** *** ******. If * **** ********** ** ****** ***, **** *********** ******* the ********* ** * ******* *****. ** *********** ****** ******** ********* *******, ***** ******* **** ** ********* ** *** ***********, *** so **. * *** ****** ********* *** ***** ******** ******* to *** ****** ******.
  • **** **********: ** **** *****, *** ******* ** ** ******* ***** compliance **** ******** ******** *********. ********* ** *** *** ** an *******, *** ***** ** *** **** ** ************* ** hardware **** ** ******* ** **** ******* *****. **** **** employ **** **** ** '**************' ***** ***-********* ******** *** ** provisionally **** **-**, ***** ***** ***** ***** * ******. ** soon ** *********** ******* *** *******, ****** ********** ******* **** into ****.

Migration ********** *******

** **** *****, *** ******* ****** ** ****** ****** *** be ******* ** **** *** ****** ** ******** ****** ************** and ********* *** ** ****** **** *** *** ******.

*******, *** ***** ****** ** **** **** *** *** ** lengthy, *** ***** ******* ******* **** ******* ************ *** * period ** **** ***** *** **** ** ********.

**** ********* ******** *** ** ************* *******. *** *******,******** *****'* ******* *** ********* *-**** ***/**** ** *-**** ************ **** **** **** ********* *****, ******* ******** *********, *** still **** *** ****** ** *** **** ***** ********* *** use ** *** *** *******.

******, ** *** *-**** *******, *** ********* **** ***** ****** upgrade ** *********, **** **** **** ** ******** ********* ** entered ******** **** * *** ******, ********* * ****** *********** cost *** ***** ****** *** ********.

**** ****** ******* ***** ********* ********* *** **** ******* ********** services, *** ***** ******* *** ********* ********** *** ****** ********, with ***** ****** **********.

Drop-In ******** ************ ********

******* ************ **** ** ***** ********* *** * ******** **** control ****** ** * *** ******. ** **** *****, * system *** ******* ******** ******** ************ **** ******* ******** ** stock *********** ********.

***** ******** ******** ** *** ********* *********, ******* ******** ******* Mercury ********'* ******** ******* *******-**************** ************.

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

****** ******** ** ** ******* ** ********* ** ***** **********. Unlike ***** ************, ***** ******** ******* ****** ** ** ******, updating ****** ******* *** **** *** ******** ** ****** ***** are ** ********.

***** * ****** **** *** ''*******" ** ** ******** *** system ** ****, *** ******** ** ******** *** *****, *****-**** systems. **** ********, *** ******** ***** ****** ** ******** ***:

************ ** *****:******* *** ****** ** **** '***********' **********, ***** ********** ***** go **** *** ** ************* ********. ********* ***** ** *** change, *** *** ********** ******** **** ******* **** *** *********** of ********** ****, ** ********** ** ******, **** ******* ****** recovery **** * ****** ****** *******.

********** *********: *** ******** ** ***** *** *** ******** ****** **** be ***** ** *** *** ******. ***** '******** *******' *** be *********, **** ********* ** *** ******* **** **** *********, especially *** ****** ****** ** *** ********. ** **** *****, generic ********* *** ** * **** *** ** ******** ***** volumes ** ****.

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

  • ****** **********: ****** ********** *** *********, ****** * ****** *** ******** if ********** ******.
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  • ****** ** *** '***** *********** ******': ********* **** **** *** **** ***** ****** ***** ***** corruption. *********, * **** ******** ****** ** ******** **** * .CSV ** ***** ***** ***** ********* ****.
  • ** *** **** *** *******: **** * ****-******** ****** ****** *** **** ***** ** complete. *** ***** **** ********* ** *****, *** ******* *** require * *** ** ****. ********** ********* ** * *** to ********** *** ******* *** ****** **** ** **********.
  • ********: ***** *** ****, *** ******** **** ****** ** **** checked ** ******* ************ *** ********.

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

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

Comments (22)

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********** ** *** **** *******, * *** **** ******** ***** ago.

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****, *** ** ** seemed **** * ***** the ****-** ******** ************. I *** **** **** had **** ****** *** Casi *********** - * think *** ***** *** this ** ****** ** they ************ **** **** without *** ********** ****. And * ***** ******* should ** ***** ** Software ****-** ** ** is **** ** **** platforms, **** ** ***** are *** ** ***** anymore. ***** *** *** that ** *** ** old.

******** ***** *** ** 9000 ******** *** ** extremely **** ********* *******. Has *** *** ******** Software ***** ******** **** the *** ******* *********** boards? * ****** ** it ***** ** ****** to ***** **** **** scatch?

*'** **** *** **** it ** ** ***** a ***** ******* ***** and ******* ** **** a ********* ******* ******** platform. ***** ****.

** * ******** ****, For ************* **** **** security ********* *'** **** in ***** **** *** 125 *** ****** *** have ***** **** **** on *** **** ** was. ****** ***** ******* available ****** ******* ***** that.

*** *** **** *** khz **** ***** **** you **** ** ***** being ****** **** * $30 ****** , **** older ***** ***** *** also ****** ****** ** you **** ** **** sure *** **** *** right ******.

****** **** **** ** realize ***** ** ** interesting ******** **** *** there **** ** **** for $** ***** ****** and ****** *** ****** on *** "******* *****" and *** ****** ** when * ********* ******* is ******** **** *** phone ***.

**** ***** *** ****** card ** ********* ******* redundant ****** *** **** secure ************** **** ****.

**** ***** *** ********* changes ** **** **** subtle , *** ** you **** ** ** secure *** **** *** time ** ******.

***** ******:

****** *** **** *******. We ***** *** **** of '******* *******' *** mention ** ***'****** *******' **** ****** Control ************. **** **** ******:

****** ***** ****** ****** is ********** ** *** risk ** ******* ******* when ******** *** ********* in *** ******. *** card *********** **** ********* can **** ** **** to ****** ********* ****** of ***** ***** ** to ****** ***** ******* signals ** ******* ********* readers ********.

*** *** *******,*** ******, ************ ***** ***** 60 *******, *** ** done **** *** ******/********* side ** *** ****, and ** ************ ** the ****** *** ****** managers. *** ***** ***** shows *** ***** ******** are ********* *********:

******* ******** *** **** and *********** ** ***, with **** **************** ~$** - $** online.

******* **** ** *** skimmers *** *****, **** can ** ********* ** readers, ****** **** *********, and ******* ******* **** than ** *** ** a ********* ** ***.

*** *** * **** article.

** **** ***** ** though **** * *** of ****** ***** ****** controllers **** **** *** Wiegand **** ****** **** of ** *** **** ODSP ***********.

****** *** **** *** a ******?

** ******* *** ****** along **** *** *** layer *********** ** *********** with * *** ****** or **** *********** ****** control ******* ****** ***** to ** *********.

******* ****** ****: *** reader *** **** ******** or *** ***** *** with *** ******. *** smart ****** ******** *** port **** & *****. An ***** ** **** to *** ****** ******* system. ** *** ***** is *** ******* ** an ******** *** **** remains ********. * ****** rule ***** **** *** same ****** *** ******* access ***** ** ********** card **** ****** *** alarm. **** ***** ** any ***** **** ** a ******** **** ****** level.

** * ****** ** integrated ** ******* *** card ****** ****: **** reader ******/******* ****. ******* access, ***** ****** ***** on. ******** *****. ****** to ****** **** ******* by ** ********/** ******** card/mobile **********.

*** *** ***** ** more *****?

* ***** **** ** good *** ********** ********, however * ***** ****** see ******** ** *** door. ***.*** **** *** encryption ***** **** *** above *********** ** * intelligent *** ****** ****** slow **** ****.

** ** - * cents.

***** ** ** * bit *** **** ? I **** *** **** a **** **********/******** ** configure ********** ***** *** the *** **** ** a **** ****** ***** cost **** **** *** reader ** ******** ...

** **** ******* '*** norm' *** ** ****** readers *** ***** ******** security ******** **** *** HF ******* ** ****** the ************* ** *** wired ******* **** * think **** ***** ** enough. * **** *** Seos ******** *** ****** thought *** ****** ** that ** ** **** the *** ( ********* container ) ******** ** the ********** *** **** and ******* ** *****. This *** *** **** like * ****** **** the ********** ** *** controller.

**** *** ***** ********* had ********* ************* ***** for *** *** **** were ***********.

*** **** **** *** the ***** ***. *** you ***'* **** **** to ** **** ** savvy ** ***** * card. **** **** **** CVS ** **** ***** and ****'** ** ** for ***, *** *** don't **** **** ** identify ******** ** *** card ***'** *******. ***...

***. **** **** ***** ** **** ******. *** ****** ** better.

**** , *** ****** is ****** **** ** do ****.....

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

****, *** ** ****** not ****.

* **** ****** *** be ****** *** ***** source *'** **** ** is *** ****** ** easy ** ****. *** you ***** ** *** resources?

** *** **** ** youtube ***** "**** *******" you **** *** * 2 ****** *****, ** least *** **** ********** the ***** *** ***** on ** ****...

****** ****** (**) *** been ****** *** ******* years, *** *** **** replaced ** *** **** SEOS. ** ******* **** dynamic **:************* ********* *** ****** Control *****.

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