RS2 Access Control Company Profile

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jan 13, 2016

Inside we examine RS2 Technologies Access It! line for best customer fit, key features, pricing, and main weaknesses.

Profile

RS2 is a US access company offering a range of platforms from small systems to enterprise platforms. Regardless of version, all systems use the same core Mercury Security hardware, differentiating by software features, with the primary focus being simplicity for occasional users, not full-time guard staff of operators.

With the emphasis on software, the company's most popular market segment is simpler systems. However, advanced integration features for biometric readers, visitor management integration, video surveillance system and other alarm system integrations are available as extra modules or enterprise versions.

Comparison Graph

The table below contrasts RS2 AccessIt! versus relative competition based on common differentiation factors like system size, platform 'openness', ease of video integration, and how the product is sold or available:

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