Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

By Brian Rhodes, Published Nov 18, 2020, 12:10pm EST (Info+)

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** ****** *****, ****** ******* **** expanded *** ********* *** ******** *** available ** **** ***** *******. **** has ********* *** ******* ** ****** or ****** ******* **** ***** ******* already *********.

********** *** ******** **************, *****, **** ***********,****,****** ******, ** ****/******** *****, ** ****** systems ** *** ** ****** ******* these *** ******** *** **********, ***** may ** ********* ** ********* ** access ****** ******/ ********* ** *** them.

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

******* ****** ***** ** ******: *** platforms *** ********, ** *** ****** to ********.

**** ************* *** **** **** *** platforms*** ** '*** ** ****' *********, ***** ****** ******* * ****** with ************ *********** ********* *** *******.

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***** ******, **************' ******** **** *****-******** ********(********* ****** **** *********) *** ******* customers *** ******* ********** ** **** a ****** *** ********* ****** ******** to **** **.

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

*** ***** ******** **** *** **** planning ** ****** ** *** **** of *** ******* ****** *** ** reused. *** ****** ***********/ ***** ** otherwise ********** *** *********** ********* ** current ******* ******* *** ******* ********** to ******.

***** *********** **** *****, *******, *** power ******** *** ** ******** **** little *****, ***** ********* **** **** types ** **** *********** *** **** credentials *** ** ******-********, *** *** costs ** ****** ************ *** ******* run **** *** ***** ** **** thousands ** *******.

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

** **** *****, *** ******* ****** to ****** ****** *** ** ******* so **** *** ****** ** ******** system ************** *** ********* *** ** pulled **** *** *** ******.

*******, *** ***** ****** ** **** this *** *** ** *******, *** often ******* ******* **** ******* ************ for * ****** ** **** ***** the **** ** ********.

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**** ********* ******** *** ** ************* complex. *** *******,******** *****'* ******* *** ********* *-**** 800/8000 ** *-**** ************ **** **** **** ********* *****, several ******** *********, *** ***** **** not ****** ** *** **** ***** converted *** *** ** *** *** version.

******, ** *** *-**** *******, *** typically **** ***** ****** ******* ** migration, **** **** **** ** ******** recreated ** ******* ******** **** * new ******, ********* * ****** *********** cost *** ***** ****** *** ********.

**** ****** ******* ***** ********* ********* and **** ******* ********** ********, *** these ******* *** ********* ********** *** highly ********, **** ***** ****** **********.

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

******* ************ **** ** ***** ********* out * ******** **** ******* ****** to * *** ******. ** **** cases, * ****** *** ******* ******** hardware ************ **** ******* ******** ** stock *********** ********.

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***** ******** ******** ** *** ********* available, ******* ******** ******* ******* ********'* takeover ******* *********** ************.

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

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Notification ** *****

******* *** ****** ** **** '***********' migrations, ***** ********** ***** ** **** due ** ************* ********. ********* ***** of *** ******, *** *** ********** planning **** ******* **** *** *********** of ********** ****, ** ********** ** guards, **** ******* ****** ******** **** a ****** ****** *******.

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*** ** *** **** *********** ***-***** I *** ******** * *********** **,*** cardholder ******** *********. *** ********* ******** was **** **** *********** ** ********* information ** *** ** ******* ***** database. ** *** ** **** * non-disclosure ********* ** *** *** *** structure *** **** ** *** ** create * **-****** **** *********** **** of ******** ** ** *** ***********. Sometimes *** ******* **** ** *** conversion ***'* *** ******** ** ****** - **** *****! *** ****** ******* an ********** ****** ** **** ********.

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** ** **********, ******* *** ******* part ***'* *** ******** ** ******. Those ******, ***** ********* * *********** amount ** ****, *** ******* ****** straightforward ** *******.

*** ******** **** ** ****** ** almost ****** *** ******* ****, ********** with ***** *******.

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*** ********* ****, ****** *** ******* database ******, ** ** **** ** the *******. ** **** ** * system **** *** **** ** *** a ****** ** ******* *** *** headend ****** ** * ********* **** a **** ** **** ** ***** take ** ******** *** *** *****. More ***** **** *** ** ** quicker *** ******* ** **** *** composite ***** ****** **** ****** ** label *** *** ********** ***** *** the ***** ****!!

******* *********** ***** ** ** *** existing ****** *****'* **** **** ******** reports. *** ****, *** ******, *******, readers *** ** **. **** ** the *** **** ***'* **** *** of ***** ***** ** *******. *** easiest * **** **** ** *** as ******* *** *** ****** ** FCWinx.

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**** ******. ******** ******** * ****** system **** * **-*** **** ***** system. - *** *** ****** **** traditional *****-**-********** ******, *** *** ****** uses **** ******* **** **-***. ********* this ***** ****** **** *** ********** to ****** *, ****** * ** reader *, *** ** * *********** resistor, *********** ******** *** *** ******. Most ** *** ********* ** ***** ended ** ******* ****** **** **** response ** *** ** **** ********, so ** ******* **** **-*** ****** principles **** ** ********.

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*** **** **** ** *** ** almost ****** **** *** *******. **** way ** *** **** *** *** system *** ** **** ********* ** the ******** *** ***'* **** ** worry ***** ******** **** ***** ** the ****** ** *** *** **** known **** *****.

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***** ** **** ******* ** *** Mercury/Life ****** *** ****** ****? * don't ***** * **** **** **** an ********* **** ** **** *********. Not **** ** *** *** ** me ***** ****** ****!! 😂

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*** *** ******* ***** **** ***?

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** **, **** ** * ******* from *** *****.

****: * *** **** ****** ****, I ***** *** ***** ** **** reversed.

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**** *** *** ******* ***** ***.

*** ** ******** ** **** ***, my ************ **** ** *** **** so * *** *** ***** *** for **** ***.

****: **** ******** **** **** ****...*** the **** *** *** **** **** to **** * *******.

**, **** **** **** ********!

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**** ** ****? *************? *********** **'* one ** *** ******* ************* *** there *** **** ** ******* **** in **** **** ** *******. **** people ***'* *** ** ** ***** 800 ** **'* **** ****** ** use, *** *** ********* ** **** outdated **** *****, *** *** ******* path ** ****** *********.

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** *** *** ********** *** ****, I'd ** ***** ** ****** *** report ** ***** **. ****** *** me ****.

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*** *** ******** ******** *** **** the ******* ****** ********** *** ************* panels. ************* *** **** * ***** these **** ***** ************ ** ** January *** ** **** **** ****. I *****'* **** *** ************* *********** but * **** **** ******* ** the **/**** ***********. *** *********** **** is **** ** *** **/**** ****** were ********* ** ******* ** ***** that *** ** **** *** *** expansion. ** ** ** **** ** add ** *** ****** ** **** to **** * ********** ********* **** for *** *** ******.

**** **** *********** ** * ***** goes *** *** **** **** ** relocate ** ******* ********. ** ***** is **** *** **** ***** **** to ******* * ***** *** ***** supply ***. *** * **** ******** by ******* ** ** *******!

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*'** ****** **** ** *********** ******** times ** ****** ********. **** *** never ******* ******, **** **** *** simplest ** ********. * ****** ****** enough, ******* *** *******. ** **** so, * ***** ********* ****** ***... One *** *** ******** ** ****, and *** *** *** ********** ** hold. *** *** ***** *** ** none *** *** ** ***, ** this ****, ** **** ******* ** abide **.

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