Paxton Access Control Company Profile

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Dec 07, 2015

This note profiles access company Paxton, our 3rd installment in an ongoing series, following our profiles of Tyco Kantech and DSX.

Inside we examine Paxton's overall strengths, ideal customer market, pricing, and biggest gaps.

Profile

Paxton is an independent access company based in the UK. The platform is typically used by small-medium clients looking for a network/edge controller based platform. Paxton is primarily offered by a dealer resell/install channel, although direct web resellers are common and the channel is not strictly enforced.

Comparison Graph

The table below contrasts Paxton versus relative competition based on common differentiation factors like system size, platform 'openness', ease of video integration, and how the product is sold or available:

**** **** ******** ****** ******* ******, *** *** *********** ** ** ongoing ******, ********* *** ******** ** **** ******* *** ***.

****** ** ******* ******'* ******* *********, ***** ******** ******, *******, and ******* ****.

*******

****** ** ** *********** ****** ******* ***** ** *** **. *** ******** ** ********* **** ** small-medium ******* ******* *** * *******/**** ********** ***** ********. ****** ** ********* offered ** * ****** ******/******* *******, ******** ****** *** ********* *** common *** *** ******* ** *** ******** ********.

********** *****

*** ***** ***** ********* ****** ****** ******** *********** ***** ** common *************** ******* **** ****** ****, ******** '********', **** ** video ***********, *** *** *** ******* ** **** ** *********:

[***************]

********

******'* **** ******** ** ****** *** ***, ****** **** *******. While *** ********** ****** ****** '******** ** ***** (***-***, ********* on **********) *** ** ** **,*** *****', *** ******** **** not ********* **** ******** *********, ** ***** ******** ** ********** *******.

*** ** ******'* ********* ********** ** *** **** ** **** versions ** ********** ********, ** ********* *** ****** *****, *** no ******* *********** ** ******* ****. **** ***** ******** * system, **** ******* *** ****** ******** *** ******* ******* ****** anything ****.

****** **** ******** * ****** ******** ********** *** * ***-********** access ******. ******** ***** **** ***-**** ************** *** ******** **** elevator, ****/ ******** ********, *** ****** ********* *** ******* *** not ********* ***** ** ***** *** *********.

******* ***** ******'* ******** ******** ** ****** ***********, * **** range ** ******** *** ******** ************ *** ******* ********* ******** */* ******* (ie: *** ******** ********** *******), ***** *********, *** ******** ********.

********** ********

****** ****** *** ***** ******** ********** ******* **** *** *** same ******** *********** *** ******** ******* ** ****** ********:

  • **** ***:*** ***-***** **** ******** ******** ****** ****** ****-****, *******, *** video ************ ************, **** ** ***** ** ****** ******** *** no ******* ******* *** ****.
  • **** ****: * **** ******* ** *** ********** ******** ****** *** same *********, *** ********** ******** **** *** ********** **** ********, remote ***/*** ********* ******,****-****************, ****/******** ***** ***********, ************.

*** **** ********** ******** **** ** ********* ** * ******** networked ** **** ****** ************* ** ******** ******* ** ********** controller ******. ** ** ** ** ****, ********** **** *********** offer * '******* ****' *********** ****** *** ****** *******.

******** ****

****** ****** ******* ******** ****** ******** ** ******* ****** ******** offerings **** *** ***** ** **** ***** ***** * *** **** ****** ********* *** ********, *******, ***********, *** software *** * ****** ***** ** ~$*** - $**** ***. *** same ******** **** ****** *** * ****** ***** **~$*** - $****.  ******* ******* *** ********** ** *******, *** ********** ******* may ** *********** **** ******* *** *********.

****** ******** *** ******* ******* **** ****** ** ****** **** kits *** **** ***-**** ******* *** ********* ********.

********

****** ** ******** *********** ** ******** ********** *******, **** ***** ***** types ************** ** *** **** *** ********* ********:

  • **** ****: ******'* ******* ********** ** * ** ** ***** ********* panel **** ******** * ****** **** **** * ****** ****** on ******* ********* ***** ******. ******* *********** ****** ** ******* to *,*** ******.
  • **** ****: *********** *** **** ********** ** *** **** ****, *** does *** ******* * ****** *** **********, ******* **** * wireless ***** ** *********** **** * *********** ****** ****** ********* to *** ***** *******.
  • **** *******: *** ***** ********** ***** *** ***** ******* ******** *** RS485 *** *********** **** *** ****-*** ****** *** ***.

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

  • **** */* ******: ***** ******** ******* *** ******* ********* *****/****** ******* **** permit *** ***** ******* ** ******* ************ *******, ******** *******, or ******** ******* ********** ******* **** *** **** *********.
  • ******* ******** *****: * *********** ****, ******* *******, ********** ***** ******* ***** a **** ******** ****** ** *********** ** *** **** ******* server.

** *** **********

****** ******* *** ****** ******* **** **** ******* *** ******, outdoor, ** **** ***** *******. *******, ***** ******* ** *** support ****** **.** *** *** ****** *******, *** ****** *********** use '***** & ****' ***** ***** ******* ***** ** *** *******.  ***** ******* *** ******* ****** ** ****, *********** *********** users ****** ********** *** *** *****.

**************

*** ** ******'* ********* ** ***** ***** ***** ****** *** install ************.  ********* *********** ** * **** ********** **** * designated ***** ********** **** ******* ** **** ****** **** *****. This '****-****' ******** ******* ******* *********** ** ****** ****** **** *** novice **********.

***** ***********

**** *** ** ********** **** ******* ***** ***, ***, *** VMS ********* *********: *****, *****, *********, ******/*****, *********, ********, ********* Micros, ******* ********, ** ********, *** ****.

*******, ***** *********** ****** *** ******** ******** *** ***** ***** tagging, ********* ***** ***** ******* ** **** *** ******** ***** systems **** ** ********* *** **********. 

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

**********

******’* ******* ******** *** **** ** *** **.** *** ******* and *********** ****** ********** ******** ** ***** ***** ***** ****** systems. ****** ******* *** ******* **************'* ********************'* ***** ******** ***, ****** **** ******** * ********** ** ****** ********* ** manage *** ******.

****** ***** ********* ***** *** ***** ********** ********, ***** ****** changes *** ***** ******** ********* *********, ***** ***** ****** *** locked **** ****. ** ***** **** ** ******* ** ***** to ** ********** ******, * ******** '******** *******' **** ** needed.

******** ********

****** **** ***** *** *********, ****** ****** * **** ********** video ******** ******* ********** *****.  **** ******* ********* *********** *******, ******** ***** *** *** *******, ***-**********, ****** ******** call ********. ******** ******* *** ****** ******** *** ** ******* from *** ** ****** ****.

 

******** ******** ********* **** **** ********** ******** **** **** ***********, and ****** ******* ********* ******* **** ****** *** *** ********** integration **** *** **** ****** ******* ******.

**** ******* *** **** ***** ***** ***** ******* $**** *** *********** ******** *********.

Paxton *** *** *****

****** ***: ** ***** ** ***** ***** *********, ****** *** ******* the ******** ** ****** *** ******* ******* ***** * ****/* ****** ********** panels ***** ******** *** *** *** ****** ************* ** ********** to ****** *******. **** ****** ********** (** * ****)  ******** up ** ** ********** ***** **** **************, *** **** *** instance ******** ** ** **,*** ***** *** ********.

*** **** *** ******* * ***** ******, ****** ****, ******* using ** ****** ******* *** ****** ********** *** *****-***** ******.

****** ****, *** ******** **-*** *******, ******** *** **** ********** to ** **** ** ****** ******.

*****: ****** *** ******** ** ******** ******** ********* *** ****-*** of '********* *********' **** * ******** ********** ****** ****** *****.

**** ****, *** ** ****** ****** ******* *** ***** ************ interface, *** **** ************ ******** **********, **** ********, ***** *******, and ***** ******** ********** **** * ****** ********** ********.

*** ** **** ********* ************ ****, *** ** **** ********* ******* ****** ******* **********, and ******* ** *** ******. *******, *** ****** ****** ** targeted ** ****** ********** **** ******** ***** ********** *** ******** building **********, *** **** **** ********* **** **** ********* ****** limited.

***** ********

**** ** *** ***** ** ** ******* ****** ** ******* posts ** ****** *********. **** *** **** ******:

*** ***** ***** ********* *** *** ********** ** ******? ****** reply ***** *** **** * ***** ****** ***.

Comments (17)

Thanks Brian. Thorough and fair assessment.

You mentioned license-free software. Paxton does not charge, but is it fair to say that those charges are accounted for in other areas (higher hardware prices)?

Edit: It is also worth mentioning that they have a related product (PaxtonBlu) that is access-in-the-cloud, and it looks pretty good, and reasonably priced.

Thanks for pointing out PaxtonBlu! I'll add a short section to the post about it.

Video integration is available in Net10, HID 13.56 MHz can be done via HID using Wiegand, we often use HID on it on take overs etc. You can setup custom card template to read the card codes.

The intercom is good, but not perfect the software doesn't allow scheduling, so you cant have the front door to ring the handset between 9-5 at phone a but then go to phone b at a different time. it can ring groups, but that's a bit fiddly to setup. Being also SIP you could use a SIP phone and add it to a phone system and then do what you want when you want. As a standalone it is what it is.

Net2 Plus can be POE as we have fitted it several times. http://www.paxton.co.uk/docs/DataSheets/PoEDS.pdf

Overall they have solid products, the best support we deal with and are a great company and no I don't work for them :)

Thanks for the comment! Re:

"HID 13.56 MHz can be done via HID using Wiegand, we often use HID on it on take overs etc. You can setup custom card template to read the card codes."

This is true, but you lose all the other data possibilities/features on the card by using it in unencrypted, CSN only 26 bit wiegand format. It essentially becomes an expensive 125 kHz Prox card.

Thanks :)

Your thoughts on Lennell Access Control Systems would be beneficial as well.

Thank you

Frank Potempa

Thanks Frank, noted. You may find our OnGuard test useful too.

Brian, do you know if they plan to support OSDP readers?

The company does not support OSDP now, and they still focus on 'clock & data' for their own branded reader options.

However, I will ask them directly what plans they may have for future OSDP and report back here.

Brian, How clock & data differences from wiegand ? is it a proprietary standard ? is there any benefits of clock & data over wiegand ?

Sundar,

Clock/Data & Wiegand are physical-layer interfaces, and not "protocols" in the traditional sense of the word. Clock/Data is usually associated with magnetic stripe card readers, and Wiegand generally with prox cards.

Both of these technologies are 1-way communication methods: Data flows only from the reader to the controller, but not from the controller back to the reader. This limits the ability to encrypt the card data. Over time, I expect these to be replaced by OSDP and other bi-directional reader communications methods.

Thanks Jonathan.

I seen wiegand is used for some magnetic stripe card reader aswell. I guess Clock & data must be older standard then wiegand.

Brian- What other Access Control lines do you plan looking at?

Hello Steve:

This list is subject to change and likely will, but here are platforms that we are thinking about profiling in the short term:

  • Keyscan
  • Avigilon Access
  • Honeywell WIN PAK
  • RS2
  • Keri Systems

Of course, reader feedback is an important piece of this decision. So, like Frank, if you or anyone else has interest in a platform please let us know.

Your information on Paxton is outdated. The net2 controller can indeed be powered through POE. There are other errors as well in your feature capabilities narrative but I will let you address that yourself . Do some research into PAXBLU and Net 10

Hello Gene:

Thanks for the feedback.

Net10 is a separate offering designed to incorporate access control and video into a building management application. Paxton BLU is a separate cloud based managed access services platform.

I added a section summarizing these offerings, but they do not crossover or replace Paxton's Net2 offering.

I also clarified the point on PoE power not being a feature of the wireless and RS485 panels, not the 'Pro' unit that includes a RJ45 jack.

Regards,

Would be nice if you can make an assement of some of the major Asian access control companies such as IDteck . They are quite popular in the Middle East.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Favorite Biometrics 2018 on Apr 23, 2018
Biometrics are on the rise, or at least integrator opposition to them is declining, according to new IPVM integrator statistics.   Almost half of...
Dedicated Vs Converged Access Control Networks (Statistics) on Apr 20, 2018
Running one's access control system on a converged network, with one's computers and phones, can save money. On the other hand, hand, doing so can...
April 2018 IP Networking Course on Apr 19, 2018
This is the last chance to register for our IP Networking course. Register now. NEW - 2 sessions per class, 'day' and 'night' to give you double...
Worst Access Control 2018 on Apr 18, 2018
Three access control providers stood out as providing the most problems for integrators. In this report, we analyze the answers to: "In the...
Key Control For Access Control Tutorial on Apr 16, 2018
End users spend thousands on advanced systems to keep themselves secure, but regularly neglect one of the lest expensive yet most important aspects...
Alarm.com Business Market Expansion on Apr 13, 2018
Alarm.com has millions of subscribers, but the company has traditionally been mostly a residential/home focused offering.  ADC's new Smart Business...
Average Access Control Project Size 2018 on Apr 10, 2018
  The most common access control project size is 5 - 16 doors per project. This 2018 result mirrors previous statistics, most recently in 2016...
ISC West 2018 Access Control Rundown on Apr 06, 2018
For ISC West 2018, what is new and interesting in access control?  This rundown will bring you up to speed on the exhibitors, what they are...
VMS New Developments Spring 2018 (Avigilon, Exacqvision, Genetec, Hikvision, Milestone, Network Optix) on Apr 04, 2018
What's new with VMS software? In this report, we examine new features and releases for Spring 2018 to track different areas of potential...
Forced Door Alarms For Access Control Tutorial on Apr 04, 2018
One of the most important access control alarms is also often ignored. "Forced Door" provides a vital and even critical notification against...

Most Recent Industry Reports

The Yolo Bro And The Death of Journalism on Apr 24, 2018
There's an old quote: The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable Unfortunately, the opposite is more...
DMP Adds Ring Video Doorbell Integration on Apr 24, 2018
Video doorbells have become one of the hottest items for security systems. After several years with no doorbell, DMP has announced integration with...
Milestone 2017 Financials Examined on Apr 24, 2018
For ISC West 2018, Milestone released ... their financials, touting "strong revenue growth in 2017". However, there were discrepancies with the...
Chinese Manufacturer Kickstarter Campaign Huge Success (EverCam) on Apr 23, 2018
In a week, a Chinese manufacturer's expertly done Kickstarter campaign has received $1.4 million in pledges, an incredible amount for a video...
Favorite Biometrics 2018 on Apr 23, 2018
Biometrics are on the rise, or at least integrator opposition to them is declining, according to new IPVM integrator statistics.   Almost half of...
Dahua and Hikvision Win Over $1 Billion In Government-Backed Projects In Xinjiang on Apr 23, 2018
Dahua and Hikvision have won well over $1 billion worth of government-backed surveillance projects in China’s restive Xinjiang province since 2016,...
May 2018 Camera Course on Apr 20, 2018
Save $50 on early registration until this Thursday, the 26th. Register now (save $50) for the Spring 2018 Camera Course This is the only...
Global Real-Time Video Surveillance - EarthNow on Apr 20, 2018
A new company, EarthNow, with backing from Bill Gates, Airbus and more, is claiming that: Users will be able to see places on Earth with a delay...
Dedicated Vs Converged Access Control Networks (Statistics) on Apr 20, 2018
Running one's access control system on a converged network, with one's computers and phones, can save money. On the other hand, hand, doing so can...
April 2018 IP Networking Course on Apr 19, 2018
This is the last chance to register for our IP Networking course. Register now. NEW - 2 sessions per class, 'day' and 'night' to give you double...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact