Notorious spammers like Longse, Cantonk, and Wodsee have flooded the video market with nuisance emails touting ultra low cost cameras for years, but is electronic access control the next target?
Access has been a relative safe-haven for manufacturers and installers alike who have not needed to fight the substantial pricing pressures from product coming from overseas. However, signs are here that access is the next target.
In this note, we examine:
- Access control spam offerings being sent
- Software functional issues
- Hardware functional limits / omissions
- Business barriers
- 'Upscale' offerings expanding from Hikvision, Dahua and ADI W-Box