ProdataKey (PDK) Access Company Profile

By Brian Rhodes, Published Aug 09, 2019, 11:42am EDT

Utah based ProdataKey touts low cost cloud access, wireless controllers, and no dealer required national distribution availability. But how does it compare to other access platforms?

Inside we examine PDK for best customer fit, key features, pricing, and main weaknesses.

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Company **********

********** ** * ** (Utah) ****** *******, ******* by ************ ************ ******* ****. *** ******* says *** ******** ** designed *** ************ ** the **, ******* ** the **** **** **** area.

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Comparison *****

*** ***** ***** ********* pdk ****** ******** *********** based ** ****** *************** factors:

** ****, *** ******* does *** ***** ** on-premise, ***** ****** ******* and *** ****** ** typically ***** *****, *** like********************** * ******* ************ for ****** *********** ** be ******* ******. ** examine **** ****** ** detail *****.

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* ***** ************** *** ProdataKey ** *** ********** interface,*** **, ** ***** *****, with **** ****** *** mobile **** ** *** browser.

***** ****** ** ********** system ***** ** ******** via * ***** *** connection, *** *** '***** system' **********, ******* ***** subscriptions **** ** *********.

********** ** ****** *******/**** size (********** ** *** right) ** *** ****** version ***********, ********* ******** for ******** ******** *** users ****** *** ***. There ** ** ********* for ***** ** ***********, with ******* ******* ******* based ** *** ****** of ******* ** ***** managed ** *** ******.

*** *** ****** ****** door ********, ******** *************, credential ****** *************, *** reporting.

********** ***** *** ***** cloud ****** ********** *****, *** **** ******, data ********, *** ********** are******* ******* *** **********.

** * ******* *****, the *******'* **** ******* market ******* ** ******* systems, **** *** ******* telling **:

**% ** *** *** systems *** ** ***** or ****.

** ****, *** ******** does *** ***** ******* integration ******** **** ***** management, ****** ***** ************ recorders, *** **** ****** 'high ********' ******** **** OSDP *** *** *********.

*******, ***** ****** ***** are ********** **** ***** 'cloud ******' *******, ** the ******* **** ** not ************ ******* **** doors *** ****.** *** ***** ****, ~**% ** ****** systems *** **** **** 16 *****, ** **********'* typical ***** ****** *********** fall ****** ** ****** niche **** ** ***** large.

Wireless ********* ******

*** ** **********'* ******* technical *************** ** *** option ** *** ******** to ******* *********** (** nodes) ** *** ****** master **** ** ********* to *** ******** ***** portal. *** ***** ***** hardwired ********** ** ******** as ** ******.

******* ********* ****** *** 'WiMAC ********' *** ***** up ** '*** ****', line-of-sight:

Wireless **** *******

*** ******* ***** ** its ******** ******* ****** is *** ** *** strongest **** *************** ******** to ***** ************-**** ****** systems **** ****, *******, and *******.

*********** *** ***** **** between *********, ** **** within *********, ****** ********** bids ** ** ********* 'thousands ** ******* ****' than ***-******** ***********.

WiMAC ********

*** '*****' ******** ****** ***.**.* ***** ** the ****** *** ********, *** *** ******* tells ** *** '* mile **** ** *****' claim ** *** ******* unobstructed ********* ****, *** the **** ********* ***** for ******* *********** ******* walls *** ***** ** ~450 ****.

******, *** **** ******* 450 **** ******** ** much **** ********** **** typical ******/ **** ********** ranges, ******** ********** ***** us **** ******* *** WiMAC ******* *** **** wired *** *** ******* powered, ******* ********* *** responsiveness *** ******.

******* ********** ******** ***.**.*** *** ******** ************* used, ***** **** *** ranges:

**** *** *** ******** or ****** **********'* ******** claims, *** *** **** modest *** **** ****** distance ****** *** ********** with *** **** ********** device ***********.

Platform ****

********** ** ********* ***** competitive **** ******* ***** access *********. *** ******* explained **** ***** ******** is **** ******* ************ and ****** ******* ******* ~$750 *** **** (********* on ***** ****** ** doors, **** ***** *** site ******* ****** *** price), *** ******* ******* pricing ** **** ******** with ******* ******* ******.

** *******, *** **** per ******* ** $** - $** *** *****, per ****, ***** ** consistent **** *********** **** Brivo *** *******, *** resellers ***** ****** *********** services ** ***** ****** work ********* **** ****** prices ********* ** **** vendor.

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

********** ************ *** *** line ** **** ***********, each ******** ********, *****, and *** ***********.

****** **** ******* ** access, *** ******* **** not *** ***'* ******** nor ** ********** ******* ***** ************* ***/*******, ****, ** ISONAS.

*********** *********** ****** ****** risk ** *********** ****** over ********* *******, *** at *** **** **** essentially ********** *** ****-**** opportunities *** ******* *** will ******* ******* *** installing *** *** *********.

Weak ********** *******

* ******** ** ********** is *** *******'* **** of ******* *******, ********** only **** ******* *** 125 *** ***********, *********** excluding ** **** ****-******** projects.

** *******, ***** ***** system ***** ****** ***** 13.56 *** ****** *** OSDP *******, *** ********** admits *** ***, ******* us '**** ***** *** on *** *********** *******'.

** *** ***** ** the *******'* ****** ******, the********,*************** (***** *****), ********** formats *** ******* ** the****** ******* *** ******** 125 *** *******.

***** *** * **** fit *** **** ********** systems, ** *** ******* a *****, ****** ******** for ***** *** ***** security ****** *******.

ProdataKey ** ******* ****

****** *** ********* ** ProdataKey, *** ********** **** between *** **** *** door *********** *** ** intercepted.

*** **** ** ********** to '*** ** *** middle' ******** ***$** ****** ** ************** **** **** ** physically ********* *** ****** in *** ***** ** reader *****:

Mobile ***** ** ******

*** ******* ** ******** a ****** ******,***** **, ***** ** * rebranded ******* ********/****** **** ****.

****** *** ***** ****** reader, **********'* ******* **************'*'*****' ******* **** ******* which **** ** *** opening * **** ** located, *********** ******** ********** the ****** ** ********* simply ** ******* ***** by.

*** *******'* ***** ***** shows *** **** ****** and **** ********, *** interestingly *** ******* *** available ** *** **** Nortek *******:

**********'* *** **** ****** substantial ************ **** ********, with ********** **** *** credential ********** *** ****** door ****** ******* ******* via*** **.

*******, **** ********, ***** IO **** *** *** performance **** ******** ** competitors. *** **** ** limited ** *** *** formats, ** ******* ****, and *** ** *******, large **** ****** **** may *** ** ******** for **** *******.

Distribution ***** ******* *** ********

********** ***** *************** ******** ************ *** online *******, **** ** ****** agreements ** ******** ******.

** *** **, *** company ***** ******* *** and *******, *** ******* a ****** ** ******* distributors **** ******** ********, CPSG, *** ************* ****.

*******, ************ ***** *** limited ** ******** ********** like ***** *** ******* only, *** ** ***** to ****** ***** ******** and *** ********* *******,********* **** ******** ** dealers**** *** *******.

Video ***********

********** ***** ******* ******** as *** ******* ***** integration, **** **** ******** accepting **********'* *** **** the *** *** *-*** communication ** ******, ******** local **** ******** *** overlaid ******.

*******, *** ******* ***** us *** ******* **** expand ** ****** ******, with ***** ******* ** advanced ***** ******* ******.

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**********'* *********** **** *** distribution ******** *** ******* advantages ******** ** ****** systems ******* ** *** SMB ****** ***********,*******,****, ** ******** ***** *******.

*******, ****** ********* ****** like*************.******** **** **** **** remote ********** ****** *******, with **** ******* ******** video ********* ** ********, 13.56 *** ********* *** OSDP *******.

Other ********

**** ** ******* ****** ******* ******* profile, **** ** ** ongoing ****** ** ******* posts ** ****** *********.

Comments (6)

***** *** ** ** evaluation ** *** ****** control?

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

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**'** ****** *** ******** and **'* ******* ** me **** **** **** some ************ **** **** into *** ******** ** 'enterprise' ******** **** ******* elevator ******* *** ***'* have *** ***** ********* reporting ********** ** ****-******** capabilities...  *******- **** **** been **** ****** ** work **** *** *** platform ** ***** ******* to *** *** ******* or '****-***' ***********.

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******* ********** **** *** is *** **** **** a *** ********** ** manage *** ******.  ** did * ***** *** install *** *** ********* internet ********** *** ***** up *** **** ***** 5 **** *** *+ hours ** ** ******'* add ***** ** ******* the ******.  * ****** wish *** ***** ***** systems ***** **** * local ****** **** *** WAN ** ****** ** down.

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**** ***** **** ******** and ***** ********** ? 

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**** ** ** *** it’s * ********* ** inside. ** ***** *** demo **** ** *** a ****** ***** *** was *** ** **** way. ***** **** ** see *** *** ***** hardware ***** **** **** way.

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