Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

By: 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

******* *** *** ********* access ******* ******* ** hard *** ********* *******.

******* ***** ********* **** on ** ****** ******* systems *** ** **** as ********, ***** *******, switching **** *** ** tricky *** ***** ** mistakes.

*******, ** **** ****, we ******* *** ********* factors ******* ******* *** key ****** ** ******. These *******:

  • *** **** ******* ******* To ******
  • *** ********** ** ********** and *******
  • *** ******* *** ******
  • ****-** ******** *********** ** Not *******
  • ******* ******** ** *******

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Sticking **** ***** *******

*** ** *** **** common ******* *** ****** control ******-***** *** ******** is ****** ***** ** no ******** ****** ** change.

**** *** ******** ***** magazine ****** ***** ** an *******:

*** *** **** ****, the **** ******** ** an ****** ******* ****** are ******* ********* **** the **** ** *******. As **** ** ******* unlock *** **** ** required, *** **** ** the ****** *** **** satisfied.

******, ********** **** *** video ************ ******** **** releases ****** **********, *******, and ****** ********** ******* on * ******* *****, the ****** ******* ******** seemingly ****** ************ ***** at * *****'* ****.

*** **** ******** ***********, funding ** ***** *** money ** ****** ***** without *****. **** *** relative ****** ****** *** stable *********** ** **** access ******* *******, ******* is ******** ** **** pressing ***** ** **** to ***** ******* ******.

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

**** **** *** ******** improvements ** '***** **' access *******, **** ** the ******** ***** **** using ************* ************** ** ***-***** manageability. ** **** *****, those ******* *** ** compelling ****** *** ********** ** **** **, but ******** *** ***** is *** ***** ****** to ****** **********'***********' ********* ** ****** based ****** **** *** already **** ***** **** proprietary ******* *** ***** controller ******.

*** *** ****** ** that **** **-***** ******* often ** *** ***** enough ********** *** ********** to ******* ******** *******. The ***** *** *** industry ** *********** '******* *** *********' ** access ******* ** ********, *** ******** ****** controlled, *****.

** **** *** *** do ****** ****** ******* occur? *** *** **********, these ******* **** **** sources *** ********** ** analog ***** ************ ******* of ***** ****:

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

**** ******* ****** ** a *********** ** *********. Some ************* *** **** with *** ************ ** '*** ** Life' *********, ***** **** ******* will ******* * ****** for ******* *** ****** components *** ******** **** 'backward *************' ** ****, the **** ** * legacy ****** ******* ********* as **** ******. ******* it ** ******* ***** parts ****** ********* ** procure, ** **** ********* support ***** ****** ** more ******* *********, *** users **** ****** ******* or ** ******* ** an ********* ****** ** upgrade.

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

***** ****** ******* ******* predate ***/** ********, *** the *********** **** ** integrate **** ***** ******* systems ** ****** **** remotely ****** **** *******. The *********** ** *********** access *** ********** ******** by ** ******** ********* server *** **** **** an ********** *********** ******** to *** ********* ** IP ***** *******, *** this ******** *** **** much ****** ** *** serialized *** ****-***** ***** of ******** ****** *******.

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

** *** **** ****, the ************* ** ***** surveillance's *********** **** ****** control ****** * ****** combination. ***** ********* ** achieve **** ****** **** systems, ***** *** ** Video ******* '***-**-***' ************ with **** ******* ****** platforms. *** *********** ******* of ******** ******* **** doors ******** *** ******* of **** *******, ******** verification ** ****** *** cardholder *********** * *************** task.

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

** * ****** ******, overarching *********** ** *********** force ******. ** ***** of ****** ********* ********-***-*** *************** ******** **** ****** ******* With **** $** *** 125kHz **** ******, **** *** ***** find **** *** ******* cannot ******* ****** ********** encoding. ************, ******** ******** factors **** ******* ** acquisition *** ***** ******, as ******* *** **************** between ********* ********* ** almost ********** ** ** non-existent.

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

*******, *** ******** ********** to ****** ** *** function, *** ****. *** users ********* ***** **** thousands ** ******* ** control **** ****, ** considering ** ****** ******* escalates ** *****. ** addition ** *** **** cost ** ******** *** labor, ****** ***** ***** creep **:

  • ************ ****** *****:*********** ******* *** ********** of ******* ** **** work ******** ** ******** with ******. ******* ******* in *****, **************** ******** via ********* ********* ******* * *** C** ********, *** ***** major ********* **** ** replaced ********** ** **** are ******* ** ***.
  • '*** ** *******':*** ****** ** ** interoperability ******* ** ******** even * ***** **** of ****** *********** ******** all ** *** ******. If * **** ********** is ****** ***, **** potentially ******* *** ********* of * ******* *****. If *********** ****** ******** ********* readers, ***** ******* **** be ********* ** *** controllers, *** ** **. A *** ****** ********* can ***** ******** ******* to *** ****** ******.
  • **** **********: ** **** *****, any ******* ** ** opening ***** ********** **** existing ******** *********. ********* on *** *** ** an *******, *** ***** of *** **** ** configuration ** ******** **** be ******* ** **** current *****. **** **** employ **** **** ** 'grandfathering' ***** ***-********* ******** can ** ************* **** as-is, ***** ***** ***** force * ******. ** soon ** *********** ******* are *******, ****** ********** changes **** **** ****.

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

** **** *****, *** process ****** ** ****** access *** ** ******* so **** *** ****** of ******** ****** ************** and ********* *** ** pulled **** *** *** system.

*******, *** ***** ****** to **** **** *** can ** *******, *** often ******* ******* **** systems ************ *** * period ** **** ***** the **** ** ********.

**** ********* ******** *** be ************* *******. *** example,******** *****'* ******* *** upgrading *-**** ***/**** ** C-Cure ************ **** **** **** different *****, ******* ******** utilities, *** ***** **** not ****** ** *** data ***** ********* *** use ** *** *** version.

******, ** *** *-**** example, *** ********* **** every ****** ******* ** migration, **** **** **** be ******** ********* ** entered ******** **** * new ******, ********* * hidden *********** **** *** labor ****** *** ********.

**** ****** ******* ***** migration ********* *** **** upgrade ********** ********, *** these ******* *** ********* customized *** ****** ********, with ***** ****** **********.

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

******* ************ **** ** often ********* *** * rewiring **** ******* ****** to * *** ******. In **** *****, * system *** ******* ******** hardware ************ **** ******* versions ** ***** *********** hardware.

***** ******** ******** ** not ********* *********, ******* products ******* ******* ********'* takeover ******* *******-**************** ************.

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

****** ******** ** ** upgrade ** ********* ** avoid **********. ****** ***** surveillance, ***** ******** ******* result ** ** ******, updating ****** ******* *** mean *** ******** ** entire ***** *** ** jeopardy.

***** * ****** **** may ''*******" ** ** entirely *** ****** ** once, *** ******** ** uncommon *** *****, *****-**** systems. **** ********, *** critical ***** ****** ** consider ***:

************ ** *****:******* *** ****** ** have '***********' **********, ***** activities ***** ** **** due ** ************* ********. Informing ***** ** *** change, *** *** ********** planning **** ******* **** the *********** ** ********** keys, ** ********** ** guards, **** ******* ****** recovery **** * ****** system *******.

********** *********: *** ******** ** users *** *** ******** system **** ** ***** to *** *** ******. While '******** *******' *** be *********, **** ********* do *** ******* **** data *********, ********** *** custom ****** ** *** database. ** **** *****, generic ********* *** ** a **** *** ** handling ***** ******* ** data.

***** ******** ********** ********* falls ******* *** ***** of **** ******** ********* and **********, ******* ****** be ***** **** ******** the **** ********.

  • ****** **********: ****** ********** *** migration, ****** * ****** for ******** ** ********** occurs.
  • **** **** * ****: ****** ********, *** importation ****** **** ***** from * **** ** the **** ********, *** the ******.
  • ****** ** *** '***** proprietary ******': ********* **** **** the **** ***** ****** helps ***** **********. *********, a **** ******** ****** be ******** **** * .CSV ** ***** ***** ASCII ********* ****.
  • ** *** **** *** Process: **** * ****-******** import ****** *** **** hours ** ********. *** sites **** ********* ** users, *** ******* *** require * *** ** more. ********** ********* ** a *** ** ********** the ******* *** ****** lead ** **********.
  • ********: ***** *** ****, the ******** **** ****** be **** ******* ** confirm ************ *** ********.

*** ******** ****** *** represent ******** ** ***** of ***** ** ********, and *** ****** ** contains *** ******** ********** to **** ********. ******* of *** *****, **** should ** ***** ** perform *** ******* ********* to ************'* ************.

*** ******** ** * Time: ******* ** '******** the ******' *** ******* on * *** ****** at *** *****, * phased ******** ** ***********. In **** ***, ** entire **** ** *****-**** facility ** *** ******** all ** **** ** hiccups ** ************* ** hardware *******. ********** *** cutover ******* ****** *** each ******** ** ** completely '****** **' *** made ***% ********** ****** the ****.

Comments (22)

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****'* * ****** ********** eye ***'** ******** *****. Even *******, ** *** supposed ** ****** '****** tech' ***** ********* **+ years *****!

...*** ** **** ******** ** ** ******* ****** ***** ** 1999...

***, **** **** **** we ***** **** * handheld ************* ******.

****-***** **** ** ******. The **** ******* *** I *** ******** * 56000 ********** ******** **** a **** *********** *****-***** access ******* ********. *** hardware ********* *** ****. We *** ** **** an *** ** ***** to *** *** ********** data ** **** *** existing *********** **** "******** numbers *** *** **** as ******* *******" **** in *** *** ******. The *********** ** ******* had ***** ** ******* of ****, *** **** of ***/*****. ***** ********** imported, ** ***** ******'* automate *** ********** ** their ****** **** ****** database ** **** ****** somewhat ** * ****** process. ****** **** ** the *** ****** *** simpler. *** **** ****** points ***** *** **** on - ****, ****, test! ***** *** *** prep, ** *** *** cutover ** * ****** night ** ***** * hours **** * ***** army ** *********** *** engineers.

**** ***-***** **** ******* *** ********* ******** *** ********* *** tasks **** * ****** **** ** **********!

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

#******!

* ***** ***** ********** security *****/****** ** * driver. ******** ****** *** was **** **-** *** ago ** *** ** safe ***. * **** nothing ** ***% **** but *****, **** ***** can ** ****** **** your ****** **** * 20$ ***** **** ****... this ****** ** ************ to **** ************* ** least.

****, *** ** ** 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 *****.

** *** *** *** iClass, ***'** *** ****** ******** *****... ***. Give ** * *** more ****** *****. :)

*******,

**** *** ****** *** make ** ***** , thanks *** ****.

***** **** ****** **** start ** ********** *** cloning **** (*** ***) of *** ***** ** so ****.

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