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:

****** ** ********** ************ ****** **! **** *** **** ******** ***, *** ********, *******, *** **** weaknesses.

*******

*** ** * ** ****** ******* ******** * ***** ** platforms **** ***** ******* ** ********** *********. ********** ** *******, all ******* *** *** **** *********** ****************, *************** ** ******** ********, **** *** ******* ***** ***** simplicity *** ********** *****, *** ****-**** ***** ***** ** *********.

**** *** ******** ** ********, *** *******'* **** ******* ****** segment ** ******* *******. *******, ******** *********** ******** *** ********* readers, ******* ********** ***********, ***** ************ ****** *** ***** ***** system ************ *** ********* ** ***** ******* ** ********** ********.

Comparison *****

*** ***** ***** ********* *** ********! ****** ******** *********** ***** ** common *************** ******* **** ****** ****, ******** '********', **** ** video ***********, *** *** *** ******* ** **** ** *********:

[***************]

 

Overview *****

*** *******'* ***** ***** ***** *** ********* ***** **** **** platform, *** **** ****** ******** **** ** *** ****** *** market: 

Management ********

*** ****** *** **** ***** ********** ******** ** **** ********* ** server ********. *** ******** *** ********** **** *** **** ******** controllers *** ******** ********. **** *** ***** ** ******** *******, * key **** *** ******* ** ********* *** ************ *** ******* version ***** ** *** ***** *********** ** ********** ******** ******. At * ******* *****, *** ******* *********** ***** **** ****: 

  • ***** ****: *** ***** ******** **** **** ******** *** ******* ******/** *********** ** **-*** ****** ** **** ********, ********** to * *** ** ** ******* *** ******.  *******, **** version ****** ******* ***** ** ***** *** ***** ****** ************ and ** ******* ** *** ******.
  • **** ****: ** ********* ******* ******* **** ** ********** ** * max ** ** ******* ******* ******/** *** **-**/** ******, *** also ******** ***********, ****** *** ***********, ******** ******** ******* *** supports ** ** * ********** *******.
  • ****.***: *** ****-**** ** ****** ***** ****** ** ********* ** 8, **, **, ** ** ****** ******** **** ******** ********** in **** ****, *** **** ******** ** ******* *******, ******** image ************, ***** ****** ***********, *** *** ****** *******, *** unlimited ********** ****** *******.

*** ****** ******* **** ******** ** *****, 

  • ****** **! *********: *** ******* ******* ** ******** ******** ** ** **** sites, ********* ****** ********, ******/******** ******** ******* *******, ********* ****** support, ******** *********** ********* ******, ********* *****, **** ****, *** ******, ODBC, *** ********* ****** *********.  ***** ********* ******* ******** ******* include **********, **** *****, **** & **********, *** *** *******.

** *******, *** *** ** ******** ** ******** ******** ****** systems ********** ******** ******** ** ******* ******** *********** **** **** previously ****.

Clients *****

**** ******** ***** **** *** ****** *******, *** ****** **** concurrent ***** ******** ********** ****** *****. *** **** *** ****** varies ***** ** *** ******* *** ******** *********, *** ********* range ******* ~$*** *** * ****** ****.*** ******, ** ** ~$**** per ********* ******.

Platform ****

*** ** ********* **** ********* **** ******* *** ****** *****. *** basic First **** *** **** *** ** ****** ** ~$*,*** **** includes ********, ** **-**** **********, *** *******, *** ** *****. This ** ********** ****** **** * ******* **** ***** ******* ** ******** ******** ****** ********** ***** ****** **** ***** **** ~$*** - $**** *** ******* two **** *******.

*** ****** ***** ****.*** ********, ** ****** ******* ******** ****** between ~$*** - $***, *** *** **** ********** **** ** between $*** - $**** ********* ** *** ****** ** ******* supported. ** *******, *** '*** ****' ******* ***** **** ****** systems *********** **** *****.

*** ** * ****** *******, **** ** ****** ****** *********. Pricing *** ******* *** *** ******** *********, *** ****-******* ** the *******. ****** *** **** **** ****** ** ******, ****** distributor ********* **** ********* **** ****** ******* *** *** ****** available.

Dongle ********

*** ******** **** **********, *** ******* *** * ****** ** license ******** ** ******** ********* ** ******* ********* ** *** address. ****** ******* ******* ******** *** ** ******** **** ***** or ******** (** ********** ******** ******) ***** *****, *** ****** changes ** ******* ****** ** **** ******* *** ****** ******* in.

Wireless *******

* ********** ******** ** *** ********** ***********. *** ********* *** ********** **** ******* ******** **** ********'* AD-400 *** ****'* ****** ******, *** **** ******** **** ***** Sallis ****.  ** ******** ** *****, ******** ******* ******** **** Innovonics ******** *******, ****** *** ******** ************ ********* ****** ****** the *** *********.  ******** ******* ******** ***-****** ****** ***** **** smoke *********, **********, *** **** *******/****** ******** *****, ******** *** basic ****** ****** ** ** **** ** ***** ******** *****.

********

*** **** ********* ******* ******************* *** ********* *****. ********* ******** ******** ** *********, *** powerable **** *********** **** *** **-****, *** ***-**** **-****,  **-****, **-**, MR-51E, **-**, **-**** *** **-*****.  *** **** ******** ******* ** bridge ******** **** *** ******** ****-***** *****.

** ****,**** *****, *** **** ** ***** *********** *** *** ********* ** ***.

Reader *******

******* ******** ** *** ** ***** ** ***** ****** *** credential ******* **** ***** ******* ****** *********. ******* ******* ****** basic ******* *********** ****.  *** ****** ****** ********** ******* *** *********** *** ***, MIFARE, *** *** ******* ** *** ***, **.** *** **********. Less ****** ******* **** *****, ********* ****, **** ***, *** Morpho/Bioscrypt *********** *******.

Ongoing *******

*** ******* ** ********* ******* ** *******, *** *** ******* claims '**** ******* **** *******' **** **** ********* **********.  *** users ******* ******* **** ***'* ******** ******** *** *******, ******** tech ******* ** ** ****. **** ****** ** * ******* compared ** ***** ********* **** ******** ***** ** ***** **** ****** additional **** *** ******* *******.

*******, **** ******* **** *** ***** ******** ********, ***** ** an ***** ***-** *** *** *********. *** **** '**** *******' address ****** *** **** ******* **** *** ****** ******* ** unresponsive ** *********. *** ****, *** ***** '****** ******* *********' that **** ** ******* ********.

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

*** ****** ** *********** **** ******* *****'* ******** *** *** no ****** ** ****** ***** ** *** ***. ********! ***** *** displays **** **** *** ***** ******** ********** **** **** ******** system. ***** *** ****** ******* ******** ** *****(****** **-**, ** ***** **** ** **** ** ***** *******), ********** ********* **** *****, *********, *******, *******, *** ******** are *********.

** ****, *********** **** *** *** ***** ** '*** ******' or '*** *** ******/***', *** ****** ** *** ********** *** client *******. ****** ********* ******* **** ***** ** ******** *****, users *** ********* ***** ******* **** ******** ** ******* ** many ********* *** *** *** **** *** *** **** ***.

**********

***'* *********** **** *** ****** ******* *** ******* ****** ******* are ************* ******** ** ***** *********, ********** ******* ******* ** the *** ******. *** *******, ********* ******* **** ************************, *** **** **** ****** *** ****** ********* ******* ************ *** ** *** ***** **** support ** ******* ****** ** ****** '****** ******* *********' ** *********. ************, if *****-***** ******* *** ********** **** ***, ** ******* ******** support ********* ** ******** ** ******** *** *********** ** ******* to ***'* ********.

******* ******** ******** ** **** *** **** *** ***** ********** options ** ******** **** ** ******* ********. ***** **** ******** for * *********** ******* ** *** ********* ******, ***** ******* controllers **** *** *** **** **** *** ** *********.

******** ******* *****, *** **** *** ***** *** ***** ****** of *********** ******* ** ***** *******. *** *******, ***** ****************** **** **** ** ********, ********* ******* **** ***, *** **********, **** ******, ********, and ******** *******. *** ******* ********** *****, *** ********** **** HID's **** *****, ***** ***** ******** * ***** ********* ** well.  *** ******* ************ ****** *** ****** ** *** ** a ******* '****** *******' ********** ***********.

Other ********

**** ** **** ** ** ******* ****** ** ******* ***** ** ****** companies. **** *** **** ******:

*** ***** ***** ********* *** *** ********** ** ******? ****** reply ***** *** **** * ***** ****** ***.

Comments (6)

*'* **** ** *** * ****** ** ***'* ********* ******. I ******* ** ****** * ****** ******** ** **** ** was ******** **** *** ****** ** ** ******* **** ********* functionality **** ***'* ********* ** *** *** ******* ***'** ******** on ** ***. **** *** *** **** **** *** *** an ********** ***** ****** **** *** * **** ****** *** POTS ******* ***** ***** ** ** *** ********** *** *** communicate ** * ******* ******* ** ****** *** ** ***?

**********: * **** *** ******* ** ****** *** ********* *** ICT *****.

*** ****** ** ** *********** *****. *** **** ****** ******* manufacturers ***** * ******* ****** ******* / ********* ********* *******?

* **** ***** *** **** ** *** **** ****, **** DMP *** ***** **** **** ******* *******, *** * ***'* know ** *** ****** ******* ******* ** ***** ** *** good.

****** ** *** ** **** *** **** **** **** * great ******* ** **** ****. ****** ** ** **** ** their ******** *** ** ******* *.* **** ******** ******. **** support **** **** **** *******.

*****- ***** ** * ******* ** ***** ****** ********* ** ell

-*** ( ** *** ****** * *** ** ***** ****** Access ******* ********* ******** **** **** ******) * **** **** are ********* ***** *** *** ****** * *** **** **** their ******* ** **** ***** ******.

-**** (****** ** ****)

-** (****** ****** ** ****)

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

* ***'* ***** **** ***.

**** ******* ************ **** ** ***** *******, *** *** *** *** ** *********** ********* ****.

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

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Bosch Merges Video, Intrusion and Access Businesses on Feb 19, 2018
Bosch is merging their "video systems, intrusion detection, as well as its access control and management software business units to form a single...
Mercury Releases New Series 3 Redboard Access Panels on Feb 15, 2018
Mercury Security has their first major product release post-HID buyout, and things literally look different. The Series 3 SIO boards now are red...
Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined on Feb 14, 2018
Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams...
Simplisafe 'All New' Generation 3 Tested on Feb 08, 2018
Feared by the traditional alarm industry, Simplisafe has launched its 'all new' Generation 3 platform that they declare is "Stronger. Faster....
Arlo, Bigger Than Avigilon, More Valuable Than Axis on Feb 08, 2018
Arlo, the wireless IP camera offering that Netgear bought ~5 years ago for a few tens of millions is now doing more revenue than Avigilon and...
Axis Launches Z-Wave IP Camera on Jan 31, 2018
Z-Wave is big in home automation but not in video surveillance. Now, Axis is announcing their first camera with Z-Wave built in, the M5065, a...
Door Closer Startup Lifedoor Aims To Prevent Fire Deaths on Jan 24, 2018
A startup named Lifedoor has a device with one basic function: Close doors during a fire. Closing doors is so powerful, UL and FDNY Fire Chiefs say...
PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial on Jan 19, 2018
Powering access control with Power over Ethernet is becoming increasingly common.  However, access requires more power than cameras, and the...
"First Of Its Kind" Stove Knob Alarm Sensor (2GIG) on Jan 15, 2018
At CES 2018, 2Gig/Nortek announced the Stove & Grill Guard, a "first of its kind" sensor in the security industry, allowing users to be...
CES 2018 Show Final Report on Jan 12, 2018
This is IPVM's final edition of our 2018 CES show report. Below are already numerous images and commentary, with more coming tomorrow.   CES is...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Why 3VR Failed on Feb 16, 2018
3VR destroyed transformed ~$65 million in VC funding into a $6.9 million exit. The reason they failed is simple. They bet on analytics. They...
"Fear Mongering": Hikvision USA Cybersecurity Director Dismisses Chinese Government Ownership Concerns on Feb 16, 2018
The facts are: The Chinese government created Hikvision and is Hikvision's controlling shareholder. Hikvision's Chairman, a Communist Party...
16:9 vs 4:3 Video Aspect Ratio Statistics on Feb 16, 2018
What aspect ratio do security integrators prefer? The 'standard' 4:3 or the 'wide' 16:9 one? 100+ integrators told us what they preferred, with...
Mercury Releases New Series 3 Redboard Access Panels on Feb 15, 2018
Mercury Security has their first major product release post-HID buyout, and things literally look different. The Series 3 SIO boards now are red...
Last Chance February 2018 Camera Course on Feb 15, 2018
This is the last chance to get into the Winter camera course, starts next Tuesday. Register now. IPVM provides the best education, live online...
Hikvision DeepInMind Tested Terribly on Feb 15, 2018
While Hikvision is heavily marketing deep learning and 'AI' as their next big thing, new IPVM test results of their DeepInMind NVR shows their deep...
Genetec CEO: You Cannot Buy Trust on Feb 14, 2018
Genetec's CEO, Pierre Racz, delivered a direct message at their channel partner conference: Racz has become a focal point in the industry debate...
Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined on Feb 14, 2018
Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams...
Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R) on Feb 13, 2018
Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low...
Top Problems For Integrator Project Management on Feb 13, 2018
Security projects routinely encounter issues that jeopardize deadlines, create confusion, and shrink profits. Unfortunately, there are common...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact