Deeply Discounted Access Control (Vanderbilt)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 22, 2014

Lower cost cameras are increasingly the norm, but access control systems have not seen as much price drop.

Now, a new line aims to deliver deep discounts off traditional access control pricing.

Two years ago, IR sold off BrightBlue. Now, the company behind it is introducing a new line, Lite Blue.

In this note, we examine Vanderbilt Industries Lite Blue platform, its features, limitations and pricing, comparing it to Interlogix and Honeywell offerings.

***** **** ******* *** ************ *** ****, *** ****** ******* systems **** *** **** ** **** ***** ****.

***, * *** **** **** ** ******* **** ********* *** traditional ****** ******* *******.

*** ***** ***,** **** *** **********. ***, *** ******* ****** ** ** *********** * *** line, **** ****.

** **** ****, ** ***************** ********** **** **** ********, *** ********, *********** *** *******, ********* ** ** ********** and ********* *********.

[***************]

System ********

*********** **** **** ** ** ******** ** *** *******'******* **** ********. ***** ************* *** ************ ** *********** *** **** ******* the *********, *** ****** ** ********* ***** ** ******* ** eight, *** ******* **** ** ****** **********.

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

  • ***** ***** ***:**** **** ** ****-****** ** ** **** **** (*) ****** **** controllers. **** *********** ****** *** ******** ** * ****** ****, small ********** *** ****.
  • ******* ********** ******: **** ****** ****, *** **** **************** ** ******** *** *************** *** **** *********. ** ********** ******** ** ****** ** manage ****** ******** ** ***********:

  • ******* ************: **** ****'* ***** *********** ********* ** ******* ** **********'* line ***/* ******* **** *** *** ** ******* ** ********* **** ******* ****, intrusion, ** ****** ***** ******* **** **** & **********.
  • '******* *********': **** ****'* ******** ** **** ** *** ******* ******** portfolio, ***** ******** ******** *********** *** ** **** ** ***** management ********* ******* ********* '********' *********** ** **********/ ****** ********* hardware.
  • ******* **** *******: ****** * **** **** ****** **** ****** *** * door *******, *** ******** ****** *** ** ******** ** *** 32 **** ************* **** ************* ********** ** ********** *******.

Comparative *****

*** ********* ********* ** **** **** ** *** ****. ***** 'official ****' **** ** ********* ** ****, ********** ***** ** "**** **** **** **** ** **** **** **% ** ****** Blue's ****."

******* *** *** **** ***** (***) **** **** ** ******** MSRP ** **** **** $**** *** *** **** *********** (**) will **** **** **** $*** ****. *** * **** *****-**** system, **** **** **** **** *** **** **** $****.

Minor ************

****** ********** ******** *********-****'* ****-*** ****** **** *** *** ****** platforms, ************ *** ******* ******** ******** ************ **** *** *** Anixter.

*******, **********'* ******* ** ************ ** ********* ************** ******** ************ *** ********** ************* **** ***** *****-******** ************. ***** ** ******* ******** ** certifications *** ****** ** ******** **** ****, ******* ******** ************ may ******* ********.

Competitive **********

**** **** **** ****** ** ************* **** **** ******* ********** competitor's ***** ***** *********, **** **:

  • ********** *********(***** *******): ***** **** ***** *****, ********* ******** * **** larger ***** ** ***** (** ** **) *** **** ********* integrations, ********* ******** ***** **** **** *** *******. ************ ************ are ******* ** ********** *******. *** ****** ** ******** ** two ** *** **** *******, **** ** ***** **** ************* MSRP ******* ~$****.
  • *********'* ******-***: * ******* ****** ** *** ***** ****** ****** ******** is ******, *** ***** ********** ** ***** *****, *** ******* *********** ******* *** **** ********* *** ******* with **** **** ** *****. ********* ********** ******* *** *****, video *********** ** ******* ** * ************ ********* *******. ******* *****-**** ******* **** **** ****** ~$****.

Comments (0)

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Hikvision PanoVu Mini Tested (Multi-imager + PTZ For ~$500) on Aug 07, 2018
Hikvision has released their first PanoVu Mini multi imager, the PanoVu DS-2PT3326IZ-DE3, with four 1080p imagers, including a PTZ and integrated...
RealNetworks Free School Facial Recognition on Aug 03, 2018
The company that created RealPlayer is moving beyond media delivery and into the security space with a new facial recognition platform they have...
Panasonic 9MP Panoramic Fisheye Tested (WV-X4571L) on Aug 02, 2018
Panasonic has released their latest fisheye camera, the WV-X4571L, with 12MP sensor and 9MP resolution, claiming "extreme image quality" under...
Wave Retorts: SDS 'Desperate' And 'Defeated' on Aug 01, 2018
Distributor SDS has sued Nortek and distributor Wave Electronics alleging bribery, conspiracy, antitrust violations and violations of state laws...
Uniview Super Low Cost 4MP Tested on Jul 25, 2018
Even lower cost than Dahua and Hikvision, China's self-proclaimed 3rd place company, Uniview / UNV, is offering aggressive pricing including for...
Door Swing Tutorial on Jul 24, 2018
The direction a door swings might seem minor, but it can greatly impact door hardware selection. There are four basic ways a door can swing, and...
Avigilon "Self-Learning" Analytics And VMD Tested on Jul 23, 2018
Avigilon is a popular choice for video analytics, offering "self-learning" analytics built into their cameras as well as appliances. We tested...
Improved Security And Surveillance Bidding - 2018 MasterFormat Divisions Examined) on Jul 19, 2018
Navigating the world of system specifications and bidding work can be complex and confusing, but a standard format exists, and understanding it...
FST Fails on Jul 17, 2018
FST was one of the hottest startups of the decade, selected as the best new product at ISC West 2011 and backed with tens of millions in...
Axis ~$100 Camera Tested on Jul 17, 2018
Axis has released their lowest cost camera ever, the Companion Eye Mini L, setting their sights on a market dominated by Hikvision and Dahua. Can...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Cut Milestone Licensing Costs 80% By Using Hikvision and Dahua NVRs (Tested) on Aug 13, 2018
Enterprise VMS licensing can be quite expensive, with $200 or more per channel common, meaning a 100 camera system can cost $20,000 in VMS...
Nortek Sues SDS, Battle Over Unpaid Bill and Cancelled Lines on Aug 13, 2018
Nortek and SDS legal battle continues. As IPVM reported, SDS sued Nortek alleging bribery and antitrust violation. However, Wave fired back at SDS,...
Uniview Intrusion Analytics and VMD Tested on Aug 13, 2018
IPVM's IP Camera Analytics Shootout featuring Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision created some ill will with a Uniview distributor who...
ADT Employees Protest ADT CEO on Aug 10, 2018
So many ADT employees were so upset with ADT's CEO speech reported on by IPVM, that ADT's CEO was forced to send a mass email to employees to...
Axis / Avigilon Legal Battle Rises on Aug 09, 2018
In what is shaping up to be high-powered, will-not-back-down battle, Axis and Avigilon are squaring off in multiple legal contests. In 2017, IPVM...
Camera Focusing Tutorial on Aug 09, 2018
A camera's focus is fundamental to quality imaging. Mistakes can cause important problems. In this guide, we explain focus issues and proper...
Dahua Ban Response: NOT Chinese Government Owned on Aug 08, 2018
Dahua has responded to the US Congress passing a US government ban on Dahua and Hikvision's products. While Dahua offered the now standard...
Bad Move: ADT Markets Rival Amazon on Aug 08, 2018
Amazon may be lining up ADT as its next victim but ADT is happy to promote Amazon. Amazon has made major moves recently, including acquiring...
Hikvision PanoVu Mini Tested (Multi-imager + PTZ For ~$500) on Aug 07, 2018
Hikvision has released their first PanoVu Mini multi imager, the PanoVu DS-2PT3326IZ-DE3, with four 1080p imagers, including a PTZ and integrated...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact