Open Access Controller Guide (Axis, HID, Isonas, Mercury)

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 19, 2019, 11:28am EDT

In the access control market, there are many software platforms, but only a few companies that make non-proprietary door controllers.

********,**** ******** * *** party-only ******************* ****** '********' *****, ******** ********* ******* ********.

** **** ****, ** contrast ****** ****** ******** providers *** ***** ****** of ******** **** ****** management ******* ***.

  • *** *** ***** ********* of ****, ***, ******, and *******
  • *** ***** ******* ********
  • *** ***** *** ****** Control ** *** * Big ******
  • * ***** ********** ***** controllers ** ******* ****** platforms *******
  • *** ***** ******* **** may ********** *********

'Open' ********** *******

** *** ****** ******, the ****** ** ************* producing **** ********** ******** is ************* ***** ** the ***** ****** ** vendors ******* ********** ********.

***** **** ********* ****** to ******* ***** *** proprietary ********** *******, * significant ******* ** *** market ******* ** ********* with '****' *** ***** devices ************ ** ******.

*** *** ****** ******* market, *** **** ****** recognized ***-*********** **** *********** are ******** ** ***** companies:

  • ****: *** ******* ****** two ********* ***********, ****************. **** ****** *** two-door ***********, *** *** A1601 ** ***** **** higher ****** ********, ****** processors, **** * ******. Both ***** *** ****'***** ***, ******** *** **** embedded**** ***** ******* ********** **** ** ****** for *** *****.
  • *** ******: ***** ** **** Abloy, *** **** ************ two ****** ** ***********, Edge *** *****, **** with * ******** ****** can ** ***** ** over **+ ********* ****** systems.
  • ******:*********** *********** ******** ****************** **'* **** ** controllers** ***** ********** **** other ********* ** ****. The *******'* **** ** combo *******/*********** *** ** based *** *** *******.
  • ******* ********:********* ** *** ** 2017, *** ******** ************ sells **** ** ***** businesses. ******* ******** ******* lines ** *********** *** expansion *******, ********* *** IP-based ** *** ** series ********* * ************** **** * ****** firmware *********.**** ** ************ ******* ******** ********, or ***** ******** ***** Mercury's ******** ********.

***** ********* ******* **** of *** '****' ********** options ** *** ******, but ** *** *** familiar **** ****** **** free ******* **** ** *** *** to *** ****.

Defining '****' *** ******

** *** **** ** access ******* *** *** broader ******** ******, '****' has * ********* ******* meaning **** ** *** software *********** ***. '****' for ****** *********** ***** 'non-proprietary' **** ** *********** compatible **** ******* *******.

**** ******* **** '********' in ***** **** ***** where '****-******' ********* ***** use ** ****, ************* is ******, *** ********* (if ***********) ** ***** and ***********.

Cost **********

***** ******* ****** *** each **********, *** ******** cost ***** *** **** be ******* ** ********** software *********. *******, ** a ******** **** *****, pricing ***** ****:

  • **** ***** & *****:*** ***** ** ****** available ****** *** ~$***, while *** ***** **** ~$700.
  • *** **** ***:*** ****** **** ********** is ********* **** ************ with * ****** ***** of ~$***, **** ******* for ***** **** ********** readers *** ~$***.
  • *** *****:*** **** ********** *** two-door ********* ****** ** available ******* ********* *** ~$650, *** ***** **** varies ********* ** ***** base ********** *** *** many ********* ******* *** used.
  • ******: *** *******'* **** of **-**, ********, *** IP ****** *********** ***** from $*** (****** ****) - $*,*** (***** **** bridge) ********* ** ************* of *** ******** ******.
  • ******* ********:**** ** ***** ******** are ********* ** ****** purchases **** ******* ** through ************. ****** **** controllers ******* ***** ** price **** $*** - $400, *** *** ***** cost ** ***** ******* negotiated *** ***** *** projects **** ***** **** counts.

Compatibility *****

*** ***** ***** ******** a **** ** ******* access ******, *** ***** door *********** **** **** with:

Proprietary ******* ***** ******** ******

****** *** *** ********* use ** *** ********** with ***** ***** ******.

*** *******, ***** ********* like ****'* ******** ***** use *********** ***********, ***** differ *** *** *** compatible **** ***** **** access ******** **** *** distribution ****** **** ******* that **** *** *** proprietary ******.

******** ***************************-***** ********** ****** *******, *** **** *** available ** ******** **** use ***** *** *********** controller ******/****** ** * standalone ********** ********.

Access ***** *** * ******

**** ** ***** ** interoperability *********, ****** ******* is ************* **** ********* of ********* **** ***** and ** *** ***** standard ** ****** *******.

** ***** ******** ******* **** *** Want *****, ******* ***** ** readily ******* ** ***** platforms, **** ***** **************** standards, ******* * *** Profile * **** **** adoption **** ******* **** only *** *******:

Three ****** ******** **********

***** ********* ********, '*********', where *********** ********** **** one ******** *** ******** to *******, **** **********.

*** ***** ****** ******* that ********** ****** ********* and ********** **************** ***:

  • *********** ********/************
  • *** *********/*** **** *****
  • ****** ******** ** *******

Unsupported ********/************

*****, ** ***** ** existing ****** ************ *** features, **** ******* ******* system ******** *** **** controller ********, ***** ** no ********* * *** platform ******** *** **** range ** ******** *** integrations. ********** ********, **** OSDP ** ***** *****-******* may ** ********* ** the ***** ** *** system, *** *** *** other.

New *********/*** **** *****

******* *******, ** ***** in**** ***** ******* ********* Mercury ******** ********?** **** ********* *** observe * '******* *** Mask' **** ***** ******** to * ******** *****.

*** ***** *** *** always ******** *** *** all *** ***** ******* have **** ** *****, but ****** ******** ******** to * *** ****** can ** ******* *** potentially ******* ********** ********* fees ** **** ***** refused ** *** *** vendor.

** ***** *****, **** Honeywell ********, ********** ******** chips ** *** ********** board *** ** ********.

Voided ******** ** *******

*******, ******* *** ***** to *** '**** *******' taken-over *******, *** ** they ********* ******** **** when ********* **** *****.

Comments (22)

*** ***** ***** ** confusing ** **. **** does "******* *******" ****?

******** *****'* **** *** private ******* ******** *** access *******, *** **** Genetec.

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** ***** ** *** chart, '******* *******' ***** it *** ** *** party, *** *** ******* directly ****** ** ** their *** **** ****** or ******* ******.

**** ****** ***** ******** and ******* *** *********** though, ******* ***** **** have ***** *** **** numbers, ******* ********* **** the ******** ************ ******. I'll **** **** ***** based ** ****. ****** for ******* **!

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******, *****. * ******* that ***** ** **** you *****.

**** ********** ***'* **** them ** *** -- Genetec ********* **** **** "SY" (*** ********) ** front ** *** ******** Mercury **** *******. ********'* are **** **** **********, but **** **** **** more ******** ******* ***** "LP1502" *** ***********, *** the **-*** **** ****** been ********** ** **** --- **** ** *********.

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**** **** ******... ** use *******'* ***** ****** convention.

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******!

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******* ******* ****** ***** (embedded *******) *** ******* private ****** *** (******** IX).

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** ******** **** **** on ******* ****'* ******* is ""******* *******", **** there ***** ** ** a ********** ********* ******** for "***********" **** ******** House, **, ****, ***. I ******* ***** ***** is * **** ***** for *** ******** ** line ** ** ******'* be **** ** * standalone *** ****** ******** from ******* (* **** no ****), *** ** far ** * **** there ** ******* ***** the ***** ***** **** Avigilon **** ** *** different **** *** ******* boards -- ***** ******* under * ********* ****.

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*** **** *** ** should ** *******. ******* the ******** ** *** specially/braded **** *** *******, not **** ** ** will **** **** ******** ICT ******** ** ***. Prowatch ******** ** ******* one **** ** ****** made ** ******* *** could ** **** ** other ******* ** ******** chips. ******** *** ***** own ******** ******** ** Vertx (***** ******* ****) so **'* *** ****** a *******.

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**** *** ** *** another ****** - *** it ***** ** *********** to **** * ********* of **** ******** ** the ******* ****** *** supported ** **** ******** manufacturer.

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*'** *** ****** ***** this *** *** *** complex *** **** ***** be. ** *** ****** goes '*****'* **** **** one *** ** **** the ******' (*****) ** this ************* ***** **** different ************ ** ******** and ******** ********* ******* similar ******** *********.

'******** ******' ** *** example. **** ** ********* claim ****, *** **** use */* ******** ********, while ****** ********* **** elevator ******* *******. **** claims, *** (****) ********* control *****.

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******* ******** ******** ***** could ** ******** ** AccessNsite ** ******** ******, which ******** **** ******* and *** ********.

******* ****** - ***********

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**** ******* *** ******, might *** *********, **** done **** **** **** them ** ****, ************ around ***** *** ********, they **** ***** *** controllers. ***** *** ******** OSDP *** ***** ********* mappings?

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**** ***** ** * keeper - ******.

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** **** ** ******* to *** ***** **** to ******** *** ***?

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**** ** * ******* chart, *** ***** ** Hirsch?

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*'* ******* *** ******* in ******** ***, * mean *** *** **** as * **** ************ of ****** ******* *******?? Axis ** *** ** cameras *** *** *******, no ***** ***** **** but **** ** *** relevant **** ** ***** to *********** *** ****** controls!

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

*** *****'** ******** ***** such ******** *****, *****/**, UTC. ***** *** *** in *** ******** !!! I **** ****'** *** Open ********* *** *** Big **** **** *** and ******* *** ******..

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********** ** ***** ****** share, **** ** ** Open *** ******** **** is ********* ** ******* 3rd ***** ******** ********.

******* *** ***** *** both ** *** *****, but **** ******* ** about **** *******, *** proprietary.

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****** *** *** *******!

*** ******* ** **** post ** *******: *** party, ************* ***********. **** is *** * **** ordered ** ******* ****** share. ******** *** ****** share, **** *********** *** supported ** * ****** of ***** *******.

** **** ***** ***** including '******** *****, *****/**', **** of ***** ********* *** listed.

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******* *** *** **** for ****** ******* ******* globally.

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**** *********** *******. * didn't **** ***** *** so **** *****.

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**** *********** *******. * didn't **** ***** *** so **** *****.

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