Software House Access Control Company Profile

By Brian Rhodes, Published May 02, 2016, 11:51am EDT

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

Profile

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*-****, ******** *****'* ****** platform, ** **** *** supported ** * ****** dealer *******.*-**** ** ********* **** ** larger, **** ******** ********* who **** ** ********* access **** ***** *******, especially *** ****** ******** operations. The **** *-**** ********* ******** ********** *** core ****** *******, *** also **** ***** ********** security *** ******** ********** systems ********* ***** ************ and *********/**** ******.

*** **** ******* *******,*-**** **** **.*, ******** ***** *****, alarm ***** **********/********, *********, ******* **********,***** ************ ** ****** events, ***** **** *******, intercom/mass ************, ******** ****/ floor **** ******** *********, and ****** ****** ******** and ********* ** ******* like *******.

Comparison *****

*** ***** ***** ********* C-Cure **** ****** ******** competition ***** ** ****** differentiation ******* **** ****** size, ******** '********', **** of ***** ***********, *** how *** ******* ** sold ** *********:

Management ********

*-**** ******** *** **** ***** management ******** ********** ** *******. The *** **** ****** versions, **** ****** *** Enterprise, *** *** **** controllers *** ******* *** same ****** ******* ********, but ****** ** *********** - ********** ******** *** unifies ******** *****, ***** Site ******* *********** ******* a ****** **** ****.

****** ******* ******** *** **** **** access ******** **** ********** management, **** ********, *** integration ******* ** ***** surveillance, ********* *******, *** intrusion/fire *******. 

  • **** ******: *** **** ******** is ********* ** */**/**/** supported ****** ******** ************ on ** ****, ** GB ***, **** *** port ***** **** * 240 ** *** ** default.  ***** ***** *** also ***** **** ** Video **** **** (*** section *****).  **** ******* come ********* **** *** client ** *-****'* ** Badge *******.

  • **********: *** ****** ******* supports * ****** ****** (MAS) *** ** ** 40 *********** ******* (***), that *** ** **** Server **********.  *** ******* value ** *** ********-**** enterprise ******* ** **** it ******** * ****** interface ** ****** ******** application *******. *** ***** limit ** * ****** enterprise ****** ** *,*** readers *** **,*** ******* and ******** ***** *** application ******, *** **** the ****** ****** ** SAS *** ********** ***, system ****** *** *** practically ****** *** **** limited ** ******** ******. The ******* ********** ******* the ********** **** **** Server ******** ******* ** ***** in *** ****** ** reader ******* ***** *** server, *** *** ******* to *** ** ********* with ******** *** *********.

*** **** ********, ********** modules **** ******* **********, video ************ ******** *** alarms *********** *** ******** from *** **** ******* and *** ********.

Platform ****

*-**** ** ****** ************* similar ** **** *** competitors***************** ********, *** ********* **** the *** *** ** commercial ****** *******. *-****'* simple '****' ***** *** quickly **** **** ********** feature ******* *** ************ with ***** ******* *** added. 

* ** **** ***, containing ********, * ** reader ***** ********** *** 16 **-*** *** ********* mullion ******* ***** ~$****, or ~$*** *** *******. However, * * **** '*******' ***, containing ********, ** ****** ***** ********* ********** *** 4 ****** **** ******* costs ~$****, ** ~$*** per *******. ******* **** ********** ******** ***** ranges ******* $*** - $750 ********* ** *** number ** ******* ******, but ***** **** ****** volumes. **** ** *** include ***********, ** ***** which *** *** $*** - $*** *** *******.

******* ******** *********** ******* is ******* ******* **** that *** ***** **** consider. In *******, *** *** cost **** ***** ******* **% - 25% ** *** ***** value ** * ******'* software ******** *** ******* and **** ** ***** in ***** ** ******* ********* software ******** *** ******* **** factory ***********.

*-**** ** * ****** product, **** ** ****** public *********. ******* ******* is *** ******** *********, but *** ** ***** included ** *** ********* and ******* ********** ********.

Appliance ********** **** 

********* ***** **** ******* come ***-********* **** ******** Dynamics' ********* *** *** ******* * ** camera ******** **** *** be ******** ** ** IP *******.  ****** ******* includes**** / ***** ******** *** **** ***** *** Party ****** **** ****, Arecont, *********, ****, *****, and *********.

Five ********** ******* ********

*-**** **** ******* ******* 5 ********** ******** ********, but *** ********** ** a *** ** **.  The ******** ******** ********* a ******* ** ~$*,*** - $*,*** ******** ******* competitive ********* **** ****** for **** **** ***.

*** *******, ****** ************* ********* ***** ** extra $*,*** *** ****** after *** ****** ******** client ** ****.  

Wireless *******

*-**** ******** *** ***** third-party ******** ******* ****** offered ** ****, ********, and *****.  *** ******** also ******** *******/**** **-* wireless [**** ** ****** available] ****, **** ******* a **** ***** ** standalone ***** *** ******** controllers ********** ******* **** and ********* ************.

Hardware ********

****** **** *********, *-**** is ******** ******** *********** does *** ********* ******* 3rd ***** ***********. *** company's ********* ***** ********** line ******** **** ** an ***-** ***** *********** with * **** ** to ** ***** ** * single *********. ** *******, ***** controllers ******* ******** *** sizes ***** ** ************** ***** *********, *** *** **** offers ******* ****** **** support **** ***** **** a ****** **** ***** controller (**: ******** & ***** ** lines) **** ***** *********.

*** ***** ***** ********* general ******** ** *** proprietary ******:

********, *-****'* ***** *********** are *********** *** *** used ** ***** *********, essentially ******* ******** ******* locked ** *-****.  *********** to ** **** *-**** require ******** *********** ** both ******* ********** ******** and ********** ********.

Reader *******

** *******, ****** ******* is ****, *** *-**** supports **** ******* *******. **** ******* *********** nearly *** ********** ***, MIFARE, *** *** ******* of *** ***, **.** MHz **********.

*******, ***-******* ********* ****** support ** ****** *******, listing **** **, ***/******** and * ****** ***** ********* - ****** **** *** Stone ****.  **** ********** access ********* **** **** broader *******.  *** *******, Lenel ******** ******** **** 15 ********* ******* *******, including ********* **** ******, Fujitsu, *** ******, *********/*******, and *******.

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

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*-**** ***** ******* ******** ****** Tyco ****** ***** *** American ********, **** ****** compatibility ********* ** ******** support.

** ***** ** *********, video ****** *** ********** as ******** ** *** access ******* ***** ******, including *********** ******* *** door ******** ******. *** default *********** *********** ****** recordings ** ** ******** by ****** ****** (**: 'forced ****') ** ** system *** ****** (**: individuals ******** **** * specific ****) ** * tight ****** *** **** in **** ***** ********* with *** ********* ** systems **** *******.

No ***** ********

******** ***** **** *** offer * ****** ****** version ** *-****, ******* relying ** ***** ********** or *******. ********** ***** may *** ** ********* their *** '******* *****' server ***** ***** ******** versions, *** *** ************** and ********** ** ***** systems ** *********** ** any *-**** ******* ***********.

********, ***** ** ** factory ****** ****** ** preconfigured ******** *********, ******** Software ***** ***** ** this ** ****** ** change ** *** **** software ******* *******.

Remote/Web ****** *******

*-**** **** ***** ***-** modules *** **** ******** web ****** **** ******** granular ****/********** **********, **** door *******, *** ***** integration. *** '*-**** **' ****** *** ** compatible **** *** *** Android ******* *** ** optimized *** ********** *** tablet *******. *** ***** video ***** ********* *** rather ******* *** ************* management *** ****** *********** abilities **** *** ***** or *******:

*** ***** *** ******* C-Cure *** ****** ** have ****** ******, *** ****** ****** ********* of *** ****** ** an ********* ******** ** other ***** ***** ****** systems **** **** **, like********* ***-**********.

Previous *-**** ******** *** ** *****

***** ********, *-**** **** was *** *** **** version **** ** ******** House.  *** ******* **** sold *-**** ***/****, ** older ******* ***** ******* more **** ** ***** ago *** ****** ********* as * ****** ********. However, **** ******* *** been *** ** ***** and *** ***** ** expansions **** **** *******.  A *** ** ********* products *** ********* ******* programs **** **** ********* to ******** ****** ******** since ****, *** *** the ******* ******* **** be ******** *** ****** support.

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*-****'* ******* ************ ** high ******** ***** ******** to ********* *** *** typical *** ****** ******* market ********. *-**** ****** a ****** ******* ****** of ************ *** ******** ******** management ******* **** ****** unused ** *** ******** for **** ****** *****. ***** * *-**** ******** *** spend ~$****+ ** ****** an ******* **** ******** and ********, ***** * lighter *** ******** **** Tyco *******, *******, *******, or ****** ***** ***** 15% - **% ****. C-Cure ******* **** ** larger ***** **** ****** security ***** *** ***** a ******* ** ****-*** management ********. *******, *** the ******** ** ****** users, **** ********* ******* abound.

**** ***-***** **** *************** with ******** ******* ********* costs. *** *******, ***: *** ******** ***** *********** Costs ****** **** *********? ** *******, *** *** cost **** ********* ******* 20% - **% ** the ***** ***** ** a ******'* ******** ******** and *******. ***** *** agreements *** *** *********, maintaining *** **** ******* version ** *-**** **** for ******* ** ********* enforced ****** ******* ** given. *******, *-**** ******** to ** **** ****** support *** ** ********* in ******** *****, ****** than ** ** ****** contracted *********.

***** *-**** ****** * powerful, ******** **********, *** user ********* ** ****** crowded *** *** ** challenging ** ******** *** even ******* *****. *** to *** ******* ******* to ******** *** ********* or **** ******** ***, ********* access ******* ** ****** can ** ************* ******:

******* ********* ************ *** users: *-**** **** *** restricted ************ ******* ****** dealers. ***** ****** ******* are ****-********* ** **** global *****, ********** ** North *******, ***** *** find ******* ******* ******* to **** * *** local ******* *** **** simple ****, *******, ** upgrades.

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.

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

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...

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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