Software House Access Control Company Profile

By Brian Rhodes, Published May 02, 2016, 11:51am EDT (Info+)

In our 12th access company profile, we examine Software House's C-Cure access control platform:

Profile

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Comparison *****

*** ***** ***** ********* *-**** **** versus ******** *********** ***** ** ****** differentiation ******* **** ****** ****, ******** 'openness', **** ** ***** ***********, *** how *** ******* ** **** ** available:

Management ********

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Wireless *******

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********, *-****'* ***** *********** *** *********** and *** **** ** ***** *********, essentially ******* ******** ******* ****** ** C-Cure.  *********** ** ** **** *-**** require ******** *********** ** **** ******* management ******** *** ********** ********.

Reader *******

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Comments (4)

Just a small correction to your report, which for the rest seems like a very useful document.

The SALTO integration which was presented at ISC West 2016 is actually not a SALLIS integration but a powerful SALTO SHIP integration which allows not only for wireless locks to managed from C-Cure but also all SALTO Data-on-Card locks (SVN), which makes it suitable for very large installations and put access control on doors where in the past you would most likely have put a purely mechanical solution.

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Hello Marc. I corrected this bit in the note above. Thanks!

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Great review. In my opinion, Software House's disadvantage is the 8 door reader controller. If one piece of hardware goes bad you have 8 doors down. Most other manufacturers use groups of 2 reader controlers in a panel. Also, being proprietary scares some end-users off . And according to my techs, tech Support is poor. Sales support not good either.

They do have a good mobile app and some good 3rd party partners. BIRS, Elpas, Lynx, etc...

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To be fair with their proprietary hardware, it is solid as a rock, once you installed and configure the system properly, it runs forever.

Agreed 100%, tech support is the worst on the market.

Also, just to clarify another IPVM user comment, SWhouse has 2/4 doors panel IP controllers.

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