Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

By Brian Rhodes, Published Nov 18, 2020, 12:10pm EST

Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons.

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Switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes in database conversions, hardware configuration, and credentials support.

However, in this post, we address the important factors driving changes and key issues to handle. These include:

  • New Access Tech is Driving Change
  • Lacking or Lagging Manufacturer Support
  • The Complexity of Migrations and Updates
  • Why Changes Are Costly
  • Drop-In Hardware Replacement Is Not Typical
  • Cutover Planning Is Crucial

New **** ************ ***** *******

IPVM Image** ****** *****, ****** systems **** ******** *** developed *** ******** *** available ** **** ***** systems. **** *** ********* the ******* ** ****** or ****** ******* **** older ******* ******* *********.

********** *** ******** **************, *****, **** ***********,****,****** ******, ** ****/******** *****, if ****** ******* ** not ** ****** ******* these *** ******** *** technology, ***** *** ** motivated ** ********* ** access ****** ******/ ********* to *** ****.

Lacking ** ******* ************ ******* ****** ****** ***

******* ****** ***** ** change: *** ********* *** orphaned, ** *** ****** to ********.

**** ************* *** **** with *** ************ ** '*** ** Life' *********, ***** ****** ******* a ****** **** ************ diminishing ********* *** *******.

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***** ******, **************' ******** **** *****-******** shutdown(********* ****** **** *********) set ******* ********* *** dealers ********** ** **** a ****** *** ********* access ******** ** **** to.

**** *** '**** *****' changes, ***** **** *** system ********** *** ******** with '******** *************' ** mind, ***** ***** *** become *********/**** ****** ** procure, ********* ******* *** focus ** **** ******* platforms, *** ***-***** *** find *** ***** ***** and ***** ****** *** older ******* ** ** unwelcome ****** ** ******.

Reuse *******: **** ****** ******* ***********

*** ***** ******** **** ask **** ******** ** update ** *** **** of *** ******* ****** can ** ******. *** forced ***********/ ***** ** otherwise ********** *** *********** equipment ** ******* ******* becomes *** ******* ********** to ******.

***** *********** **** *****, readers, *** ***** ******** can ** ******** **** little *****, ***** ********* like **** ***** ** door *********** *** **** credentials *** ** ******-********, and *** ***** ** buying ************ *** ******* run **** *** ***** of **** ********* ** dollars.

Migration ********** *******

** **** *****, *** process ****** ** ****** access *** ** ******* so **** *** ****** of ******** ****** ************** and ********* *** ** pulled **** *** *** system.

*******, *** ***** ****** to **** **** *** can ** *******, *** often ******* ******* **** systems ************ *** * period ** **** ***** the **** ** ********.

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**** ********* ******** *** be ************* *******. *** example,******** *****'* ******* *** upgrading *-**** ***/**** ** C-Cure ************ **** **** **** different *****, ******* ******** utilities, *** ***** **** not ****** ** *** data ***** ********* *** use ** *** *** version.

******, ** *** *-**** example, *** ********* **** every ****** ******* ** migration, **** **** **** be ******** ********* ** entered ******** **** * new ******, ********* * hidden *********** **** *** labor ****** *** ********.

**** ****** ******* ***** migration ********* *** **** upgrade ********** ********, *** these ******* *** ********* customized *** ****** ********, with ***** ****** **********.

Drop-In ******** ************ ********

******* ************ **** ** often ********* *** * rewiring **** ******* ****** to * *** ******. In **** *****, * system *** ******* ******** hardware ************ **** ******* versions ** ***** *********** hardware.

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***** ******** ******** ** not ********* *********, ******* products ******* ******* ********'* takeover ******* *********** ************.

Cutover ******** ** *******

****** ******** ** ** upgrade ** ********* ** avoid **********. ****** ***** surveillance, ***** ******** ******* result ** ** ******, updating ****** ******* *** mean *** ******** ** entire ***** ** ** jeopardy.

***** * ****** **** may ''*******" ** ** entirely *** ****** ** once, *** ******** ** uncommon *** *****, *****-**** systems. **** ********, *** critical ***** ****** ** consider ***:

Notification ** *****

******* *** ****** ** have '***********' **********, ***** activities ***** ** **** due ** ************* ********. Informing ***** ** *** change, *** *** ********** planning **** ******* **** the *********** ** ********** keys, ** ********** ** guards, **** ******* ****** recovery **** * ****** system *******.

Cardholder *********

*** ******** ** ***** for *** ******** ****** must ** ***** ** the *** ******. ***** 'Transfer *******' *** ** available, **** ********* ** not ******* **** **** migration, ********** *** ****** tables ** *** ********. In **** *****, ******* utilities *** ** * poor *** ** ******** large ******* ** ****.

***** ******** ********** ********* falls ******* *** ***** of **** ******** ********* and **********, ******* ****** be ***** **** ******** the **** ********.

  • ****** **********: ****** ********** *** migration, ****** * ****** for ******** ** ********** occurs.
  • **** **** * ****: ****** ********, *** importation ****** **** ***** from * **** ** the **** ********, *** the ******.
  • ****** ** *** '***** proprietary ******': ********* **** **** the **** ***** ****** helps ***** **********. *********, a **** ******** ****** be ******** **** * .CSV ** ***** ***** ASCII ********* ****.
  • ** *** **** *** Process: **** * ****-******** import ****** *** **** hours ** ********. *** sites **** ********* ** users, *** ******* *** require * *** ** more. ********** ********* ** a *** ** ********** the ******* *** ****** lead ** **********.
  • ********: ***** *** ****, the ******** **** ****** be ****-******* ** ******* completeness *** ********.

*** ******** ****** *** represent ******** ** ***** of ***** ** ********, and *** ****** ** contains *** ******** ********** to **** ********. ******* of *** *****, **** should ** ***** ** perform *** ******* ********* to *** ************'* ************.

Cut *** ******** **** ** * ****

******* ** '******** *** switch' *** ******* ** a *** ****** ** all *****, * ****** approach ** ***********. ** this ***, ** ****** site ** *****-**** ******** is *** ******** *** at **** ** ******* in ************* ** ******** changes. ********** *** ******* process ****** *** **** building ** ** ********** 'dialed **' *** **** 100% ********** ****** *** next.

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*** ** *** **** challenging ***-***** * *** involved * *********** **,*** cardholder ******** *********. *** incumbent ******** *** **** than *********** ** ********* information ** *** ** convert ***** ********. ** had ** **** * non-disclosure ********* ** *** the *** ********* *** then ** *** ** create * **-****** **** spreadsheet **** ** ******** to ** *** ***********. Sometimes *** ******* **** of *** ********** ***'* the ******** ** ****** - **** *****! *** always ******* ** ********** reader ** **** ********.

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** ** **********, ******* the ******* **** ***'* the ******** ** ******. Those ******, ***** ********* a *********** ****** ** work, *** ******* ****** straightforward ** *******.

*** ******** **** ** things ** ****** ****** the ******* ****, ********** with ***** *******.

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*** ********* ****, ****** the ******* ******** ******, is ** **** ** the *******. ** **** is * ****** **** has **** ** *** a ****** ** ******* and *** ******* ****** is * ********* **** a **** ** **** it ***** **** ** actually *** *** *****. More ***** **** *** it ** ******* *** cheaper ** **** *** composite ***** ****** **** having ** ***** *** the ********** ***** *** the ***** ****!!

******* *********** ***** ** if *** ******** ****** doesn't **** **** ******** reports. *** ****, *** inputs, *******, ******* *** so **. **** ** the *** **** ***'* have *** ** ***** types ** *******. *** easiest * **** **** as *** ** ******* for *** ****** ** FCWinx.

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**** ******. ******** ******** a ****** ****** **** a **-*** **** ***** system. - *** *** system **** *********** *****-**-********** wiring, *** *** ****** uses **** ******* **** RS-485. ********* **** ***** wiring **** *** ********** to ****** *, ****** 1 ** ****** *, etc ** * *********** resistor, *********** ******** *** old ******. **** ** the ********* ** ***** ended ** ******* ****** like **** ******** ** end ** **** ********, so ** ******* **** RS-485 ****** ********** **** be ********.

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*** **** **** ** one ** ****** ****** pull *** *******. **** way ** *** **** out *** ****** *** we **** ********* ** the ******** *** ***'* have ** ***** ***** shutting **** ***** ** the ****** ** *** not **** ***** **** there.

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***** ** **** ******* of *** *******/**** ****** can ****** ****? * don't ***** * **** ever **** ** ********* open ** **** *********. Not **** ** *** OCD ** ** ***** handle ****!! 😂

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*** *** ******* ***** this ***?

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** **, **** ** a ******* **** *** field.

****: * *** **** ground ****, * ***** the ***** ** **** reversed.

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**** *** *** ******* ccure ***.

*** ** ******** ** this ***, ** ************ ends ** *** **** so * *** *** after *** *** **** one.

****: **** ******** **** your ****...*** *** **** and *** **** **** to **** * *******.

**, **** **** **** together!

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**** ** ****? *************? Considering **'* *** ** the ******* ************* *** there *** **** ** mention **** ** **** type ** *******. **** people ***'* *** ** of ***** *** ** it's **** ****** ** use, *** *** ********* is **** ******** **** Lenel, *** *** ******* path ** ****** *********.

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** *** *** ********** the ****, *'* ** happy ** ****** *** report ** ***** **. Please *** ** ****.

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*** *** ******** ******** you **** *** ******* Bridge ********** *** ************* panels. ************* *** **** I ***** ***** **** being ************ ** ** January *** ** **** year ****. * *****'* done *** ************* *********** but * **** **** several ** *** **/**** conversions. *** *********** **** is **** ** *** GE/Casi ****** **** ********* in ******* ** ***** that *** ** **** for *** *********. ** if ** **** ** add ** *** ****** we **** ** **** a ********** ********* **** for *** *** ******.

**** **** *********** ** a ***** **** *** you **** **** ** relocate ** ******* ********. If ***** ** **** you **** ***** **** to ******* * ***** new ***** ****** ***. Not * **** ******** by ******* ** ** opinion!

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