Paxton Hosted Access - Disruptive Low Dealer Pricing

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jan 19, 2017

Paxton is entering the hosted access game, with BLU [link no longer available], at a cost that is a fraction of key competitors.

The different approach could be very disruptive, but can Paxton deliver it to a US market they are trying to break into?  Moreover, will BLU's proprietary hardware turn away potential customers? How does it compare to Brivo?

We take a deeper look in this note.

****** ** ******** *** hosted ****** ****, **** BLU [**** ** ****** available], ** * **** **** ** a ******** ** *** competitors.

*** ********* ******** ***** be **** **********, *** can ****** ******* ** to * ** ****** they *** ****** ** break ****?  ********, **** BLU's *********** ******** **** away ********* *********? *** does ** ******* ** Brivo?

** **** * ****** look ** **** ****.

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

Hosted ******* *******

*** **** ********** ******* Paxton *** [**** ** longer *********] ****** ** a *********** ***** ******* ***** than ***** ****** ****** vendors, **** ******* ********* setting *** ****** ***** under ***** ****** ****** options.

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

"*** ********* ******* **** ** *** Master **********, ********** ** the ****** ** ********* modules ********, ********* * potential ** ** ***** on * ****** ****** License. **’* *** * fee *** ****** **** other *********."

******** ** ****** ****** systems ******** *** ********** *****, Paxton *** ******* * single ********** *** *** master, ******* ***** ~$** per ***** *** ** to ** ***** (*********** as *** ** ** cents *** **** *** month), ******** ** ~$** per **** *** ***** for ***** *******. *** dealer ******* **** ** small ****** **** **** are *** **** ******** for ** *******, *** instead *** ******** ** into * **** '*********** fees' **** **** ******* system ********** ** ******* onsite ******* *** **********.

Web ****** *****

**** ***** ****** ****** platforms, Paxton *** [**** ** longer *********] **** * clientless, ******* ***** ****** to ****** ********* *****. The ********* ** ***** and ******, *** *** included ******** *** ******* to ***** ****-**** *******, user/schedule **********, *** ***** reporting. ********** *****, ********** those *** *** **** likely ** **** ****** access ****** *********, **** likely **** *** ********* simple *** **** ** use:

**** ********** ******** ******** like ********** ***** ************, custom *********, ** ***** monitoring *** ******** ************* are *** ********* ** BLU. *** ****** ****** is ******** ** ******* basic ****** ******* ********, but ***** *** *********** of ***** ****** ********* like*************, ** *****

***'* ****** ******** **, Chrome, ******, ******* ********.

Amazon ***** *******

****** *** ********** *** ******** (***)** **** ** ***** their *** **** ****** or ****** ****.  *** company ****** **** ******* fundamentally *** ******/********* **'* own ******, *** ****** or ******* *** ***********, offering ******** ******** **** center **********, **** **** failover/ **** ********* *** better **** **** ***** uptime.

************ * *** ****** connects **** ** *** cloud *******, *** *** system's ******* ********* ****** controller **** **** ** the ******'* ******* ********* server.

Master ********** *****

*** ****** **** * single ****** ********** ********* to *** ****** *******. Like ***** '********' ****** systems, *** ****** ********** takes ***** ** * main ****** ** ********* on ****.

**** ****** ********** ******** supports *** *****, *** up ** ** '*****' expansion ******* *** * Master ********** ******* ** 50 ********** *****. *** ****** controller **** ******** ***/*** VAC ** ***** ******** (not *** *******) *** supports ** *** ******* or ** *** ****** reader *******. 

****** ********** ****, ********* a ***** ****** *** enclosure **** *** $****, while * **** ********* modules ** ********* **** for $***. ******** ******* for *** ** ***** equal ** ***** ****** hardware *********.

No ***** ***********

***** *** ****** ***** connection ***** *** ******* bandwidth ************ ******* **, integration **** ** ********* to ***** ***** ***** surveillance ******* ***'* ********* is *** *******. *** limited ********* ********** *********** in *******, ** *** does *** ********* ***** security ****** **** ********* or **** ****** ******.

Factory ******** ******

****** ****** ** ****** for * ******* **/*** cellular ***** *** ****** sites **** ** ******** access.  ***'* ** ***** **** [link ** ****** *********] **** for ~$*** **** ** annual ******* **** ** ~$150, ******** **** *** service ************.

*** ******* ****** *** modem *** **** **** on '*** ***/****', *** is ********** ** *** dealer *** *** ** local **** ********. *** a *** ******, *** modem *** ****** ** used ** ******* ** as * ********* ******** connection ****, *** * full ** ***** *** be ********* ** * single *****.

Forklift ******* ****

* ********* ***** *** BLU ***** ** **** if ********* ** ********* to * ****-***** ****** system, **** ********* ********'* *** ****, *** ****** *********** will **** ** ** replaced. *** *********** **** of ******** ** *** minor, *** ******* ***** present * ******** **** hosted *********** **** *******-***** ******* ** ****** ** *** ****, ***** that ******** *** ****** be ***** ** ******* access ********** ****** **-****.

BLU ** *****

******** ** ****** ****** provider*****, *** ***** **** hundreds *** **** ** service **** ** ***** access ******* ** *** goal, *** ***** ** some *** ********. 

***** ************* *** ******** monthly *** ******* ** ~$15 *** ****.  *** an ***** **** ***** system, *** ********* ************ cost ***** ** ~$**** per ****, ******** ** $200 *** **** *** BLU.  *** ****** ****** can ***** ** ** 50 ***** ** **** same *****, ***** ***** fees **** ************* **** each ***** ****.

*******, ***** *** * rather ********* ***** ************ integration, ****** ** *** of **'* ******** ** ***** *** ***** *** *********. ***** **** ** compatible **** *** ***** controllers *** ******** ********, while *** ** *********** to ****** *********** *** wireless ***** ****.

*******, **** * ******* standpoint, ***'* ******* ** less **** ***** ****** products, ** * ********* similar **********, ** *****'* pricing ***** '**** *** market' *** *********** *********.

Market ******

******* *** ****** ** low ******* *******, * traditional ******** ** ****** access *********, ***'* ****** success ** ***** ***** big *****.

** ***'* ****** ** market, ****** ** ***** a ********** ********** ****.  While *** ******* ** ramping ** ***** ******** operations, ***** ** ****** ***** ** ****, Plans ***** ********* ****, ***'* ******* ****** depends ** *** ********** and ******** ** ******'* execution ** *** ****.

Comments (4)

Paxton Blu has been a nightmare for my company. Constant issues with supposed firmware upgrade fixes that require truck rolls, long hold times with tech support, and many repeat visits while giving the customer the run around waiting on Paxton to fix their crap.

 

This is valuable feedback.  How big are your typical BLU systems?

We did one high rise office building and the experience was so bad we haven't used them again. Granted once this 6 month ordeal was over we haven't had to return much and it has been working fine. We almost had to rip the whole thing out per the customer though. I guess it's also worth mentioning that we were one of the very first integrators to install the Blu line before it went through distribution. They probably learned alot from us. 

Don't you love being a company's beta tester...

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

Ultinous European Analytics Startup Company Profile on Dec 04, 2019
European analytics-startup Ultinous pitches customers to "Have your own video analysis service!" We spoke to Ultinous to better understand their...
Access Startup Multi-Mount Aims To Streamline Reader Installs on Dec 03, 2019
Startup Multi-Mount claims it makes installing access readers 'Fast', 'Secure,' and fit 'any size frame.' The company states its bracket 'fits most...
Directory of Access Reader Manufacturers on Nov 27, 2019
Credential Readers are one of the most visible and noticeable parts of access systems, but installers often stick with only the brand they always...
Vunetrix Health Monitoring Company Profile on Nov 26, 2019
Vunetrix boasts that they make the integrators the 'HERO' by using Vunetrix's monitoring. We spoke to Vunetrix to better understand their...
Top 2020 Trend - AI Analytics on Nov 22, 2019
170+ Integrators answered: What do you think will be the top industry trend in 2020? Why? For the 4th year in a row, AI/video analytics was...
Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial on Nov 21, 2019
One of the biggest access challenges are locking and securing glass doors. Unlike wood or steel doors that can be modified to work with...
ISC East 2019 Show Report on Nov 21, 2019
IPVM has finished in New York City covering both days of the ISC East 2019 show. Here is a 6+ minute general walkthrough: Inside this report,...
Avigilon H4 Intercom Tested on Nov 20, 2019
Avigilon is well-known for video surveillance and access, but how well does the company's intercom work? We purchased and tested Avigilon's H4...
Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2019 on Nov 18, 2019
2019 has been an explosive year for video surveillance, with the world's two largest manufacturers, Dahua and Hikvision, being sanctioned for human...
Gatekeeper Security Company Profile - Detecting Faces Inside Vehicles on Nov 14, 2019
Border security is a common discussion in mainstream US news and politics, as is the use of banned Chinese equipment by US Government agencies....

Most Recent Industry Reports

Disruptor Wyze Releases Undisruptive Smartlock on Dec 06, 2019
While Wyze has disrupted the consumer IP camera market with ~$20 cameras, its entrance into smart locks is entirely undisruptive. We have...
Bosch Budget 3000i Cameras Tested on Dec 05, 2019
Bosch has long had a hole in its lineup for, as it describes, "competitively-priced cameras". Now, Bosch has released its 3000i series cameras...
Anixter Resisting Takeover From Competitor on Dec 05, 2019
Mega distributor Anixter is going to be acquired but by whom? Initially, Anixter planned to go private, being bought by a private equity firm....
Security Sales Course 2020 - Last Chance Save $50 on Dec 05, 2019
This sales course is customized for the current needs and challenges specific to professionals selling video surveillance and access control...
Ireland National Children's Hospital Chooses Hikvision End-to-End With Facial Recognition on Dec 05, 2019
The world's most expensive hospital project ever, the New Children's Hospital in Ireland, has chosen an all-Hikvision surveillance system including...
AVTech ~$70 IP Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision on Dec 04, 2019
Taiwanese manufacturer Avtech is taking direct aim at low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision with ~$70 starlight and white light illuminator...
Ultinous European Analytics Startup Company Profile on Dec 04, 2019
European analytics-startup Ultinous pitches customers to "Have your own video analysis service!" We spoke to Ultinous to better understand their...
Access Startup Multi-Mount Aims To Streamline Reader Installs on Dec 03, 2019
Startup Multi-Mount claims it makes installing access readers 'Fast', 'Secure,' and fit 'any size frame.' The company states its bracket 'fits most...
Resideo CEO To Step Down on Dec 03, 2019
Resideo's CEO, Mike Nefkins, is stepping down, just 18 months after being brought in to lead the now plagued spin-out. Inside this note, we...
Arcules CEO Retracts False GDPR Claim + Dahua and Milestone Claims Examined on Dec 03, 2019
Arcules CEO has retracted a false claim about his organization being a "fully compliant GDPR company" after IPVM reporting (Arcules CEO Threatens...