Proxy Access Control Tested

By Brian Rhodes, Published May 09, 2019, 11:02am EDT

Silicon Valley Access Startup Proxy raised $13.6 Million in May 2019, focusing on mobile physical access control.

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Beyond the fund raising, Proxy made a big claim at ISC West 2019: 'Works with all existing access systems' citing nine well-established, and even proprietary, access brands like C-Cure, LenelS2, RS2, and others:

We purchased a Proxy reader and tested multiple functions including:

  • Compatibility With Existing Access Systems
  • Operation With Other Common Credentials (HID 125 kHz, Generic 125 kHz, HID iClass Legacy, HID iClass SEOs, MIFARE Classic, MIFARE DESFire EV1 & EV2)
  • App vs. Web Portal Operation
  • The Platform's Strengths & Weaknesses Compared To Others
  • Proxy vs. Openpath and HID Global

Key ********

** *** ****,*****'* *** *************** ******* ****:

  • ****-** ******** *******: ** ********* *****'* reader **** * *********** 3rd ***** ******, **** the **** ******* **** typical ********** ***** *****. Our **** ************ **** both ******* *** ****** OSDP *** *********.
  • ******** **** **** *******: ***** ******** ******** credential *******, *** ** tested ***** ****** **** physical ********** *****. *** tests ***** ********** *************, although *********** ***/*** **** reads *** *** ****** formats.
  • ******** *********: ** ******** ** tested ******, *** **** Proxy ****** ***** ****** to ******, *******, ** deny ****** ** ***********. Some ** *** ***** app ********* *** *** test ********, *** *** core, ******* ****** ******** did.

*******, *** **** ** the ****** ***** **** weaknesses **** ********* ********* market ******:

  • ***** ***** ********: ** *** ******* round ** *******, *** 'Smart *****' ******* ** the **** **** ******* working. ***** ******** *** unit *** ** *** not ********** ******* ******, but *** ******* ********* is *** ******* (** well *********) ** ****-****** sensitive ****** *********.
  • **** ****** **********: *** *** ******** and ****** ******* *** readers *** ***** *** testing ***** ** ** difficult ** ****/*** ** bright, **** *****.
  • ******* **** ***********: *****'* **** ****** are ******* *** *** most ****** '****** *******' profile ** *** *********.
  • ************** ****: *** ******'* **** are ****** **** *** app *** ****** ** downloaded *** ******* *** by ***** *********, * common ****** ** ***** access *******.

Proxy *** ****** ********** ******

*** **** ********** ****** of *****'* ******* ** that ** ** * 3rd ***** ****** **** to *********** **** *** majority ** ******** ****** systems.

** ******** ********** ****** *******, ***** *** ****** access ****** **** ** purchased **** **** ******, typically ** * **** of ~$*** *** $**/***** in ******* *** **** (May **** ******: ******** now ****** * '*******; $20 **** ******** *****), Proxy's '******' ********* * reader (** ******* ******** a ****)*** ~$*** *** ~$**/***** in ******* ******** ****.

Compatible **** ******** ****** *******

***** ***** **** ***** because ***** ****** ******* reader ******** ** ****** systems **** *********** ******* - ***. ******* ** OSDP.

*** ***** ****** ****** has ******** *** ************* uncommon ** '*******' *******, like *** *** **** connectivity, *** * ****** credential ***** *********. *******, many '***********' ********* *** also *******, **** ******** card ****** ************* *** standard ************* ********* **** controllers.

App ********

******* ** ***** *** administering *****, *** ********'* free *** (********* ** both *** *** *******) allows ****** ** ********* most ** *** ***** reader ********* *** ******* users ** ******** **** the ******.

**** *** ****** ** testing, ******** ******* **** made * ****** ** times *************, *** ********* sporadic *** ***** ** crashes **** *****.

*******, ***** **** ********* tested ********, ********* **** 'updating ****** *******' ******* do *** **** ********.

** ******** ** ******* mobile ********** ******, ***** also **** *** ******* to ******* ****** '******' events **** *** ******.

** **** ***** ******** in *** ***** *****:

Some ********* ***** ******* *** ******

*******, **** ****** ***** functions ***** **** ** done *** *** ******** web ******. *** ******** of **** ****** ** below:

Works **** ***** **** *******

** ******** ** *****'* proprietary ****** **********, ******* also ******* ******* ***** of ***** *** ****.

*** ******* **** ******* major '********' *********** ********** formats **** *** ******:

  • *** *** ***
  • ******* *** ***
  • *** ****** ******
  • ****** *******
  • ****** ******* *** & EV2

*** **** ********** ***** on *** *******, *** was ******* ** ******* only *** '**** ****** Number' (***) ** ***'* iClass *****.

***** ********* *** ********, clarifying *** ****** ************* is **** ** * partnership ***********:

*****/****** *** ******** ******** by ******* (*** ** is *** ******* ***** key, ** *******), ** have ********* **** **** for **** ************* -- no ****** ** ******** the *****. ******* *** a ****** ******* *** programming ****, *** * secure ******** ** ** where **** *** ** so. *** **** ** supported **** ***** ** the **** ** *******'*. We ** ****** **** our ********* ******* **** process ** **** ***'* have ** **** **** multiple *******.

*** **.** *** ****** formats ***** '******' ******** reader ****, ***** ***** can ** ************ ** match.

** ********, ********** ****** produced ** *****'* ****** Credentials *** ** ********** to ***** ******** **********/****** Facility ***** *** '***' values:

**** ************* ** ******* to *** **************** ** Proxy **** *** ***** access *******, *** *** credentials ******** *** ** configured ** ***** *** formats ******** ** *** host ******.

System *******

*****'* ******** ** ** up *****, *** **** cost, *** *** ***** based ****** **** *** an***** ******* ******* ******* ****** ********** *******.

***** *** **** ******* service ****** **** $** per *****/ *** **** for *** ***** ****, ranging ** ** ~$** per ***** *** ****** for ***** ***** ******* service **** ******** *** hardware **** ** *** readers.

*** **** *****, ******* for * ****** ****** door ******* ******** **** an ****** ******* ****** equipped **** * ***** Pro ****** ** $***, then $** *** *****.

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

*** ****** ********* ***** of *** ****** ******* ~40' ** ** '***** contact' **** ***, *** the ****** **** **** for **** '******' ****** as ******. ** ****, a ************* ** ***** unlocking *** **** ** they **** ****** ** a ****.

***** ********* *** '****-******' range ** **** *** web ****** *** *** app:

***** *******, **** ***** will ****** *** '*******' ranges, *** *********** ******* closer **** **' ** Proxy ******* **** **** to ****** '-*' ** '-2' ****** ** ***** auto-unlock *****.

Sensing *** '*******-**-****' (***)

** *********** ********* *********** for *** '****-******' ******* is ** * **** of ***, ********** ** maglock ******* *****.

***** ******* ******* ** the '****' ** ****** side ** ***** *** be **** ** ****** user ********* ****, *** release *** ******* ****** the **** ******** ******* the ****.

** *** ****, *** performance ** *** '****-******' detection *** ******** *** never ****** ** ****** accurately ** **** **** one ******* ********.

*******, **** **** ** unlock ********, ****** ******* ************, *** heavily ********* *** **** safety *****, *** ** **** point ***** ***** ***** not ******* *** ******* defined ** ****, ********** because *** ****** ****** on ***** ****** * powered-up, *** *********** ***** to ****.

**********with ***** ****

* ********* ******* *** high-security *********** ** **** Proxy **** *** ***********'* '****** *******' *******, *** *** ******* and **** ******** ********* 'Legacy' **** *******.

**** ***** ** *** clearly ****** ** **********, simply ******** '**** ******** *******', *** *** *** additional ******** ** ******* the *****.

** ** *** ** our ****, *** ******** controller ********* ** ***** via **** **** ** downgraded ** *** *** older *******. ** ********* both ** **** ***** (firmware *.**.*.*) *** ***/******* Security **-**** (******** ******* Firmware) ** ******* **** compatibility.

***** ********* *** *** to ****, **********:

** **** ****** ******* at **** ****, ** is ** *** *******.

** ****, *** ***** of **** *********** *** unclear ******* ****** ** an ***** **** **** is ****** * ****** look ** ** *** general ****** ******, *** will ******* ******** ** an ******** ****.

Reader ********** **** ** ***/****

* ********* ******* **** outdoor *** **** **** deployments ** *** ******** of *** ******* *** light *** ******* ****** on *** ******.

*** ******* ****** ***** is ********* ** ***, especially **** ****** ******** shines ******** ** *** device:

*** ****** ****** ** rated *** ****************, *** **** ******* openings **** ** **** to *** *** ****** otherwise, *** ***** *** not **** ** ** either ****** ** ******* feedback **** *** ******.

Wire ******* ****** ********* ** ***

*** *******-***** ****** ******* attached ** *** ****** uses ******** *** ********* to *** '*****/*****' **** to ****** *** ******/******** terminal, *** *** ***** black ******** ********* ** the '*****' ********* ****.

** *******, *** ******* or ******* ********** ** the ***** **** *** cause *********** ********, *** Proxy's ****** **** **** that ****** *** ********* takes ******* **** ** note *** ****** ******.

* ****** ******** ***** be ****** ** ***** the ***** **** ********** or **** (** ** most ***** ****** *************), thereby ******* *** ******** noting *** *******.

Size ********** ** ***** *******

** *******, ***** *** 'mullion *****' ***** *** approximately *** **** **** as ***** ******* ******* units.

*** ***** ***** ******** Proxy ** ******** *** AWID' **-**** *****:

** *******, ***** ***'* mullion **** ****** **** fit **** ******** ****** or **** ******** **** boxes. *** ****** ******** a *-*** ********* **** plate.

Device ****

*** **** ***** *****'* internal ********* ** *** basic *** ******* *******/ undownloadable ** **** *** app *** *** ******.

**** ** * ******* that ****** ***** **** downloading *** *********** *********** logfiles **** ***** ******** systems.

**** ********* ** ** existing *** ***** ****** system, *** *** ****** noting ********** ********** *** unlock ****** ** ****** available, *** *** ********** 'denied' ****** ******** ** the ****** **** *** be ******.

Compared ** ********

***** *** **** ** a ****** ****** ****** in ****** ******, *** upside *** ****** ***** or ******** ******** ******* untapped ****** *****.

*****'* ******* ********* ******** to ******** ** * lower ******* **** *** retrofitting ******** ******* *** mobile. ** ******** ****** for * ******* /** users **** **** ~$*,*** in ******** *** ~$*** per ***** ** ******* fees *** ******** * 'forklift' *********** ** ** existing ******.

******** **** ** *****'* ~$1,700 ** ******* *** ~$100 *** ***** ** service **** **** *** be *********** *** ** compatible **** ** ******** access ******.

May ****: ******** ******** **** ***** ******* & ******** ******

******** *** ******* **'* own ******** ** ***** Proxy's ******* ******* ***** and ***** ********* '****** *******' ********* ****** *** ******** to ******** *******.

***** ********'* ******* ************ pricing ** ********** ** $20/month *** ******, *****'* hardware **** *** ****** is ***** *****.

** ********, ** **** asked ******** *** ******* and ******* ** *** 'Mobile *******' ****** ** compare ** *****'* **** unit, *** ** **** update **** ** *******.

Compared ** *** *****

***'* ***** ******** *** SE ******* *** ****** in ***** ** *****, and *** ***** ******* substantial ***********/ ***** ** the *********** ****** ********** market.

*******, * ********** ********** with *** ** **** Origo ** ****** ***** according ** *** ****** of ***** ******** ** an ******* **** ** ~$6/yr *** **** ** ~$0.50/month *** ****. *** smaller *******/ ******* ** users, *** ***** **** of *****'* ***** ~$**/***** fee *** ****** ** more ********* **** ***.

*** ** ******* * reader / ** **** system, *** ***** **** cost ~$***/ ****, ******** to ~$*,***/ **** *** the ********** **** *****.

Comments (7)

*** **** *** ****** communicate **** *** ***? What ** ***** ** no ******** ****** ** place, ** **** ********* that *** ** ********* as * *** ******? 

*** *** **** *** and/or **** ** *********** with *** ******.

***** ***** ***** ******** with * '***** *****' to ******* ** ***** (from *** **** - image *****), *** ***** from *******/********* *** *** app, ** **** *** have *** ***** ** functionality * ****** ****** system **** ********** *****/*********, **** ****** ******, and *********.

 

***** ******* *** * very *********** *******. ***** there *** **** ********* types ** *************, * ratio ** ** *********** per **** ** * consistent ******* **'** **** in *** *** *****. At **** ***** *** cost ********** ***** ** $168 *** *** **. $240 *** ***** /****/****, supporting **** ********** ** cost.

** **** ******* *** competitive ******** ******* ***** with ******** **** ********:

May ****: ******** ******** **** ***** ******* & ******** ******

******** *** ******* **'* own ******** ** ***** Proxy's ******* ******* ***** and ***** * ******** '****** *******' ****** *** ****** *** ******** to ******** *******.

***** ********'* ******* ************ pricing ** ********** ** $20/month *** ******, *****'* hardware **** *** ****** is ***** *****.

** ********, ** **** asked ******** *** ******* and ******* ** *** 'Mobile *******' ****** ** compare ** *****'* **** unit, *** ** **** update **** ** *******.

***** ******* ***** ************* ** **** ******, specifically ********** *** ******* of$*** ***** **** *****-***** ******** **** *** the (~$***) '***' **** tested ***** ** ****** *** bigger '********' ***********:

*** ****** ****** *** pricing ** ************ ******** for ***********, ********** ********** and ***** ************* **** are ********* ** ******** buildings *** *********. *** pricing ******* *** *********-**-****** user ****** **** ***** pricing ******** ** ***** of * ***** ****** count, ***** ** ****** to ******* *** **********. 
 
**** *** ***** ** apply ***’* ******* ** that ****** ***** ** becomes **** ******, **** quickly ** ** **** seen ** *** ******. Especially **** ******* **** large *********** *** ********** properties **** **** ** enable *** ** **** of ********* ** *********, or *** ********* ** daily ********, ***********, *** guests ******* ********* ****** who *** **** *** of *** ********. ** believe *** ******* ** perfectly ****** ** **** scale.
 
** *** ******* **** (such ** *** ******* 5 ******* / ** person ****), ** ***** our *****-***** **** **** is * **** ****-********* solution ***** ** *****’* need *** ********** ******** of ********** ******** *** wiring - ***** *** most ********* **** ** such * *****. ** fact, ** **** * number ** ********* ** the **-*** ****** **** that **** **** ***** mobile, **** ** ****** or ***** ** ***.
 
**** ******** ** *** alternative, *** **** ******* unbeatable ** **** ******* - ******** ** **** lack *** ******** ** other *******, ** ** often *** **** ***** sites ****. *** ** they **** **** ****** spaces, **** *** ****** migrate ** *** ******* with *** ***** ******, without ****** *** ********** they **** ** **** readers ***** **** **** for ******* ***** *** continue ** ****** ** one ******* ******.
**** **** ********* ************ on ********* ** ***** during *******:
 
Blown ***** ********: 
** *** **** **** Edge ***** ***** ****’* have ****** ******* **********. We **** ***** ********* this, *** *** ******* builds **** ****** ********** protection ** *** ******* lines ** ***** **** problems. 
 
On *** ***** ****:
**** **** ** ******* the ***** **** ********** or **** ** **** it ******* *** ********** and ******* **** **** practices - ** *** adding **** ** *** to-do **** ** ************ for **** *******.
 
Weak ****** **********:
**** ** *** ** make * ******** ******* not ***** *** ***** and ****** *** *** in ***** ****** ***** (which ** *** ******** we *** **** **** customers **** ********** ***** loud ******* **** ******* next ** ****) ** accessibility ** ******, ******** spaces. ** ***** *** best *** ** ***** this ** ** ***** admins ** ********* ***** settings ****** *** *** to **** **** ******** environment. ** *** ******** to ******* **** ******* in * ****** ******.
 
Partial **** ***********:
********** ***** **** *** that ***** ***** ** be **** ******* *** standardization ****** **** ** means ** ******* ****. Our *** ******* ** indeed ******* **** ** the **** ***** ** most ***** ****-******* ******* in *** ******, *** the **** **** *** many ******** ******** ***** hinge ** *** ************ of *** ****** *** full ******* *** ***** varies ****** ***************, ** you ********* ***** ***. We *** *********** ********* to **** ** **** in *** ******* **** to ***** *** **** rolling ** ****** ******* implementations ****** **** ****** supported ** *** ********* (it **** ** * firmware ****** *** **, so ******** *********** **** be **** ** *******). This ** ********* ** all **** ** **** on ** ** ********, and **’** ** *** part ** ******* ** and ********* ****** ** do **. ** **** updated *** ******* ** reflect *** ***** ** OSDP ******** **** **********.
** *****' ***** ** market/buyer/installer *********** ***** **** 'OSDP *******' ******** *****, IPVM ** ***** ** in-depth ****** ***** **** profile ********* *** ********** the ******** ***** ** it ****** ****** ** the ******. *** **** on *** ***** ** in ***** *** ****** days.

******* *****-**, *** **** is ******* *** ** keep **-****** *** **** Memebership.

** **** ********** ******** all **** **** ****** the ******* *** *********...

* **** ***** ** well *** * *********** is ** **** ******. Happy ******.

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