Salto Access Control Reviewed

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 07, 2013

Salto's access control system, using credential based networking, claims to be at least 50% less expensive than traditional access control offering. While the company's strongest market has traditionally been Europe, the company is pushing into the Amercias and beyond. Will Salto's credential based networking disrupt the access control market? In this note, we examine the company and weigh its strengths and weaknesses.

*****'* ****** ******* ******, ***** ********** ***** **********, ****** ** be ** ***** **% **** ********* **** *********** ****** ******* offering. ***** *** *******'* ********* ****** *** ************* **** ******, the ******* ** ******* **** *** ******** *** ******. **** Salto's ********** ***** ********** ******* *** ****** ******* ******? ** this ****, ** ******* *** ******* *** ***** *** ********* and **********.

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*** ******* ***** **** ************* ****** ****** *** *** ** *********** ** * '******* *******'. ** will *** **** *** *********** ** *** ******, *** ******** the ************'* ***** ***** ******** * **** ********:

Key ******

*** '**** **-****' ****** *** ******* *********** ******** ** '***********' hardwired ****** *******:

  • ****** ********* ****:***** *** ********** **** ****** ****** ****** ***********, ******** ** that **** ******* *** ****** *** ** *** ****-*** ******** use *** ******** ** ****** ****** * ******** *** ************ of ********/******* ***** ** ******.
  • (******) *******:*** ******** ** **** ***** *** ** **** ******* *** powered ** *********, **** **** * *** ********* ****** '*******' control ***** ** '***** ****' ** *** **** *** ********** system. 
  • ****** *******:****** ************* *******, **** ******* *** **** ***** ** ******** schedules, *** ****** ** **** ****'* **** *** ************ ****** to ********** *****, **** **** ***** ******* *** *** ******* to *** ******** ****'* **.
  • ***********:******* *********** ****** ************** ** *** ********* (**: ***********, **********, cabling, ***** ********), * ***** ****** ** **** ********* **** those *********. ** ***** **** ***** ***** ** * ******* below.

***** ***** *********** ** **** ******* *** ****** ******** ***** are ********, *** *** ***** **** *** ********** **** ** 'read/write' ***** ** ****** *** ***** ****** * ****** ** where ** ******* ******** ** ***** *******.

System ******

***** ********** ******* * '*******', ** * ***** (******) ********** placed ** ******* *********. ***** ** ****** *** ****** ****** to **** ******* ** **** **** ** **** ***** * facility.

 

*** ******* ****** ** *** **** **** ***** ******** *******:

  • *******:*** ****'* ********** ** ******* ** ***** *** ******* **/**/** hour ******. ***** ************* ****** ***** * ************* ****, ** lost ** ****** ***** *** ************* ***********.
  • **** ****** *****/*********:******* ** **** ****'* ****** ****** *** ****** ** *** hotspot, ******** ******* ** ********* ***********.
  • ****** **** *******:** *****/***** **** **** ****** *** ** ******** ** *** system, ***** ******* *** ****** ** **** ********** *** ********** push ** **** *****.

*******, ******* ***** *** ****** *** ****** **** *** ***** as ****:

  • ***** *****:* **** **** ******* **'* ******* ** ****** ** **** card, *** *** **** ***** **** ******* **** ** *** head *** ** **** *******.
  • ******* ******:*** ***** ***** *** ******* *******. ** *** ******* ***** is *** ** * ********** ****, ** ***** ****** *** door's ** ** ****** ** *** ****, *** *** **** uploads **** ***** ** *** *******.

**** *****, **** **** ** *** ****** **** ** ********* with * ***** ******** *******. **** ******** ********* ******** ******** ******** on *** ****, *** ******** * ******, *******, *** ******** hardware, *** **** *** ******* ********** *****. *** ******** ** battery ******* *** ********* *******. *******, ******* ***** *** ********* as '******' ****** ***** * *********** ****** ***********.

Retrofit *********

**** ******** *********** ** *** ****** ********. ***** ****** *********** 'retrofit *****' *** *** *** ******* ******** **** **** **** devices *** ******* ***** *****. *******, ********* **** ** *** Salto ****** ******* *** ********* *** ********** ****:

Credential *******

***** ***** *** ***********, *** *** **** *** ************ **** Salto *** *** ** * ******. *******, *********** *** ********** with *** ***** **** *******, ********* ******, ******, *** *******. Systems ***** **** ******** ****** *** ** ********** ** **** with ***** ******* (**: ******* ******, ********* *******) *** ***** credentials *** ** **** *** ***** ************.

*******

***** ****** **** *** ******** *** ** *** ********** ********** much ** *** ************** ********* ****** ** ** ****** ******* system. 

  • ********:*****'* ********** ******** ****** **** ~$**** - $****, ********* ** ************ online ********. *** ***** ****** ******* ******** **** ****** ******, while *** **** ****** ***** ** ********* ******.
  • ********:*** **** ** '******* *****' ****** ******* ~$*** *** ~$****, based ** ******* ** *** **** *** ********* **** ********** and ***** ********.  ***** ******** *********, **** ** *** ******** support *** *****.
  • ********:**** ***** ******** **** **** **** $****, **** ** ******* of ~$***. **** ** ****** ** ********** ******, ****** ******* compatibility, *** ****** **** **** (**: **** ******, ******, ** padlocks)
  • **** *********:******** ********* *** ****** ** ~$***, *** **** ********* ******** as ********** (*******) *****.
  • ***********: ***** ******** ***** ***** ** ***** ******* ~$*.** - $12.50/ ****, **** *** **** ********* ****** ***** *** ******.

***** ****** * ******* *** **** ******** ** *** ********, although ******** ******** ******* *** ** *********.

Comparative *****

********** **** ***** *** * ***** ****** **** ***** ******* $800 - $**** *** ****. ** **********, **** '********' ****** systems ***** ******* $**** - $**** *** ****, ******* ******* cost ******* ** ***********.

** **********, ***** *********** *** ****** *** **** **** ******* offsets. *** *******, *****'* ****** **** ***** ~$**.**, ***** *** specific ************ ****~$*.** ****.

******* ** * ******** ******** ** *****'* ******, **** *** average **** ******* ~**% - **% **** *** ****. ***** offers *** ******* ** ******* ***** ******* *** ******* ** expanding ***** *** **** ********.

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*******, *** ****** **** *** ** *** ***** ****** *** all ************. ******* ******* ********* *******:

  • ** **** ***** ******:* ********* *********** ** **** ***** ********** ******* ********** ***** from *** ********** *****. ***** **** *** **** **** ** a ***** *** ** ****** ********** **** *** ** *******, traditional **** ********* ***** ******* ******** ********** *** * ****** method ** ***** ****** *** ****** ****** ****.
  • ** ******** *******:******* *** **** ** **** ******* **** ** ********** **** a ****, ******** **** '******** ********' ** *** ***** *** not ******** **** ******* *******.
  • **** ** ********:*****'* *********** **** ****** *** **** ******, *** ***** ****** expansion **** ***** ******* *** ***** ******* **** ***** ***** in *** **** ******, *** ******* ** ***** *******. ************, tech *******, *** ***** ******* *** *** ** ******* *** in *** *******. ******** ** ********* *** *********, ***** ** still ********** ******* ** **** **********, **********, *** ***********.

Hotel ***** ******

** **** ****, *****'* ****** *** ** ******** ** *****-**** access, ***** *** ********** ******* **** *** *********** ** **** instructs * **** ******* ** *** ** ****. **** ******* rely ** *** ********** ** ****** *** ******** ** *** lock, **** *** *******, *** **** **** ** ******* *****. For **** *******, *** ******** ****** *************.

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

  • ******** *************:* ***** ****** ******** ********** ******** ******** **** ** * specific ******, ***** ***** ***** ************ ** ******** ******** **** using *** '***' ****** *****.
  • ****-***** *************:*****'* ****** ******* *** **** *** '*****' ****** ** *** credential, ****** ********* ********** **** *** ******* ** ******* ***** attempts. * ***** ****** **** '******' ******** ** *** **** and ***** ** ** ******* **** ** *** **********.
  • ********** ******:**** ***** ******* *** *********** ******* ** ********* *****, ***** on ****. ***** *** *****-*** **** ** ******* ********* ***** make ***** *** *********** ****** ***********, ********** ****** ******* *** durable *********** **** *******, *** *********** **** ******* *** ***** sizable ******* ** ****.

Comments (9)

******* ******** ** ** ***'* **** ***** ** ** ***********, unless ******* *********** **** ** *** ***** ***** **** *** updates **, *** **** ** **** *** ******* **** *** invalidation *********** ** **** ** ** *** ****, ******* ** the ******** ******* **** ***'* **** *** ***** ***** *** door.

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

*** ****** *** **** *****

(**********: ** ********** ** ****** ******* ****** **** ** ***** integrated ** *****)

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***** ********** **** * *** "**** ******" ****** ******* ******* to **** * ******** "******" ********.

*** ********* ***** *** *** *******-******** *****, ***** **** ******* is ******** (*** ********, *** *******), *** ********** ******* *** "full ******" ******.

*** ***** ******** ***** (***** **** ********* ***** *** **** been ********* **** ****** ******* ** ***) ***** *** ***** locks ***** *** **** ** **** ***** **** **** ****** doors. ** ******* ** **** ***** ** *** ********* ***** in * *******.

**** ***, *** *** *** ******* ** ********** ****** ******* on * ****** ****** ** ***** (************ ** ******, ***** locked ** ***** * ***, ****** ******* ** ****** **** can ****** **** ******) **** *** ***** ********* *** ** an "****-******-****" ******.

**** * ****** (** **********) ********, *** ** *** ****** that ****** ******* *** *********** ** *** ****'* ***** ***** they *** ** ** ****** "*******" ******: *** ****** *** then ********* **** *** ***** **** (******, *******) ******* *** online ****** *** *********** **** *** "**** ******" ******'* ********. You *** ** ******* *** ****** ** ******* ****** **** like *** ***** **** ****** ******.

** *** ***** ***********, *****'* ******** ******** ** *** **** used, *** ** *** *********** (********* *** ** *** *********** of *** ******* *****) ** **** ******* *** ****** ******'* user *********.

********** ************ **** **'** ****:

***** (*** ***** ***** *** ** *** *********** ******* - the *****'* *********)

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*********** ********* (*********/*******/******** *** ******; ********** ****** *** *****)

**** ******* **** *** ****** **** * * **** ********, your **** ******** ****** ** *** *** ****? ** **** card ******* **** ***** ** *****? *** *** **** ** handled ****.

******,

* **** **** * ***** ***** ** ************* ** *** Salto ******** *** **** **** * ****, *** *** ******* the ****'* ****** ****** ** ****** ***** * ******* ****** of **** (***'* *** ** *****). **** *** **** **** comes **** ** *** **** ***** *** ********, ** **** pass ******* * ********* **** ******** **** ** "****** *******" reader **** **** **** *************** **** *** *** ****** ****** for *** **** ** *****. *** **** **** *** **** on *** **** ***** ** ******** *** **** ** **** (there ***** ***** ** **** **** ***) ******* ****** ** have *** **** ***********.

*** ******** *** ************* ****** ** *** **** ** ******** bothering *** **** **** (** ** ***** ********* ** ** a *****-***** **** **** ** *** ***** **** ** ** employee ******** ***** *** **** **** **** ******* ** *** inside *** ****).

* **** **** **** *** *** **** **** "**********" ********** off ** *** **** ** **** ** * ******** ******.

*****, ****:

**** *** ******** *** ******** *** **********? ** ***** ******* your ******* ********, *** ******* ** ** ******** *** ***-*********** in *** ******* ** **** ****, ** ***** ** ******* to ****.

******,

@ ******:

*** ********* ************ ** *********** *** ** ****** *** ********, but *** *** **** **** ***** ** * '******** ******' where **** *** ****** *** *** *** ******** ** * vacation, *** **** *********** **** **** ****** ****.

** ******, *****, **** **** *** *********, ***** ** ** a '***** ***********' **** **** ** ** ******** ******** ***** per ***, ** ************* ***** ***** ** ***** ******** ********* may ** * *** ****...

** *****, * **** ** ******* ****** *** ****** ******** we **********- ** *****. (***** *********** ************)

** *** **** *** ********** ***********, *** ** ****, *'* quite *********.

* ***** ********** ***** **** ******* ***** ***, **** ***** "card-connected" *******, ****** ******* ***** ******* ******* **** *** ******** part ** *** (*** **** ***** ******* **** ** ***** Evernote).

** **** ** *********** ** *** ** **** ******* ***** traction, *** ** **, ** **** *******.

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