Tyco Kantech New Combo Door Controller Reviewed

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Feb 18, 2014

Installing enterprise access control is expensive for just one door and creates a challenge in specifying small or stand alone systems.

While new controllers are rare, Kantech has released a combo door controller to bridge the hardware gap for standalone deployments. Is this a smart move that will allow Kantech to keep customers away from the likes of Lenel, Honeywell, and Software House? We examine the controller and its impact in the note below.

********** ********** ****** ******* is ********* *** **** one **** *** ******* a ********* ** ********** small ** ***** ***** systems.

***** *** *********** *** rare,******* *** ******** * combo **** ********** ** ****** *** ******** gap *** ********** ***********. Is **** * ***** move **** **** ***** Kantech ** **** ********* away **** *** ***** of *****, *********, *** Software *****? ** ******* the ********** *** *** impact ** *** **** below.

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Kantech ******* ****

****** ******* ** ********* proprietary ** * ****** vendor *** ****-**-**** *** brand **** ******** *** software. Unlike *****, ***** '****************' standards **** ***** ****** mixing *** ******** **********, efforts ** ****** *** much ******. ******, **** an ****** ****** ********** an *********** **** ** not ****** ********* ** the ******** ******* ***, they *** ***** **** trying ** **** **** awkward ********* ** *****, not ***** **** ** meet *** **** ** all.

*******, * **** *******, is ** ********* ** these '***' **********. ***** *** ** the ****** *** **** common ******, ******* ** proprietary *** ******. ***** 'large' ****** ****** **** Lenel, *********, ******** *****, and *** *** **** this **** ******* - design ******** ** **** the ****, ** **** being ******** ** ***** platforms.

SA-550 *** ********

************'* ****** ****** ****, combo ****************** ** **** *** needs ** ********* **** only *** ****, ** a ****** ** ****** non-networked *****:

*************, ******, ** ********* customers *** **** **** a ****** **** (**: cash ******) ** ** controlled, *** ****** **** specifying * ***-******* ********** for **** *********** *********** supplied ** ******* ******, the **-*** ******* *** existing ******* ****** ** bid *** ***.

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

  • ********** **** ****** & Keypad: *** ********** ******** two ***** ** ********** readers ** *** ********** itself. *** **** ******** Kantech's ****** **** ** 26-bit ***** ***/** ****** ID *****.
  • ***** *****: *** **** stores ** ** **** transactions, ************ *** * USB ******.
  • ****** ***********: *** **** software *** *********** *** SA-550 ** ***** ** a *********** *** ****** to *** ********** ** USB ******.
  • **** *****: *** * single **** ********** ***** are ****** ** ********** users *** *** ***** available.
  • ***-*********: **** ** ***** to *********** *** **********, it **** ** **** at *** **** ******, since ***** ** ** provision ** ******* ** a **** ******. *** card ** ******** ******* must ** ***** *** keypad ** ** *********** settings ** *** ******.

*****: *** **-*** ** less ********* **** **** 'single ****' ***********, **** a ****** ***** ~$*** from *******. ***** **** price **** *** ******* mandatory ********** **** ***** supplies, *********** *****, ** credential *****, *** ******** price *** * ******** installed **** **** *** components ** many *****:

  • *** **-*** **********: $***
  • ** *** ***** ******: $35
  • ** *** ******** ******: $250
  • ************* ****/*******: $**
  • * ***** ***** @ $60/hr: $***

******** **** **** ******* other '**********' ***** **** may ******* **** *******,*** **** ~$**** *** *** **** *****, and *** **-*** *** be * ********** *********** for *******'* ********* **** to ********.

********

******** ******* ******* ***** to ******* *** ****. In * ****** ***** with *** ********** ****** controllers, *** ** *** allows **** ** ******* the ******** ** * customer **** *** *** be ****** ** **** elsewhere.

***** *******:******* ******* ** *** integrated ****** *** ****** within *** ****. *** only **** **** ***** up ************ ****, *** it ******* ************* **** and ****** **** ** well.

*********

**** ********** ** *** for ********. **** ** why:

  • ******* ****: *** ****** biggest ******** **** **** unit ** ****** *** are * ******* ****** or ********, ** ** not ********* ** ***.  Even ******* *** '**********' operation **** ***** ** main (***********) ******, *** unit ** *** *** sale *** ****** ******** distribution.
  • *** *********: *** *** constraint of *** **-*** ** that ** ** *** networkable ** ***** *********** or *******. ***** ** no ********* *** ******* management ** '********' ********.
  • ******* ***********: ***** **** being ***-********* ***** *** fact *** **-*** *** only ** ********** **** other ******* *** * relay ****** ** *** controller. ** **** ****, tying ****** **** * video ****** ******* ********** the ******* ** * camera, *******, ** ***/*** which **** **** ******* the ****** ** ******, not ******* *********** **** card ** ****** ** credential ****** ******* ***.

The ***** ****

****** * ******** ******** of *** ****** ** that ** ** * combo **********, **** ****** and **** ********** ******* in * ****** ******. In ****-******** ** ********* applications, *** **** ** unsecuring (unlocking) * **** ***** with******** *** ***** **** off *** ****. ******* ********* **** risk ** ******* * separate **** ****** *** relay ******* ** *** controller *** ** ********* safely ** *** ******* (safe) **** ** *** door, *** *** ********** cost ** ***** ***** (~$110) *** ********* ******* labor **** *** **** to**** *********, **** ****** options.

Filling *** ***

******* *********** *****, ******** *****, *** Honeywell *** ***** ***** system ********, *** **** often *** **** ****** and ******** *** ********* operation.  *** *******,***** *******/ ********** ********* ****** ** ****** ** meet *** * ** 2 **** ****** ****, but ****** ******* $*** - $**** *** *****, less ******** *** ************.  Even ****** **** ****, ***** **** ** networked ** *******, ***** ~$*** - $*** *** the **********/****** ************ ** ~$*** **** than *** **-***.

*** ******** ******* *********, the **-*** **** *** be * '********' ****** for ********** ***, *** could ***** * ******** stopgap **** ***** ******* from ******** **** ******** platforms *** ***** ********.

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