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

Isonas Cofounders Split, Launch Partner/Competitor on Nov 16, 2017
Breaking up is hard to do, especially when door access security is at stake. But that is exactly what has happened at Isonas. Senior employees...
Mobile Credentials (BLE / NFC / Apps) Guide on Nov 14, 2017
One of the biggest trends in access for the last few years has been the marriage of mobile phones and access cards. In this guide,...
Long Range Access Control Readers Tutorial on Nov 10, 2017
One of the classic challenges for access control are parking lots and garages, where the user's credential is far from the reader. With modern...
Hikvision 4K IR PTZ Tested (DS-2DF8836IV-AELW) on Nov 10, 2017
The IR PTZ trend continues, now with 4K resolution, with Hikvision releasing its DS-2DF8836IVAEL-W camera, a 4K 1/1.9" PTZ model specifying 200m IR...
Selecting Access Control Readers Tutorial on Nov 09, 2017
Given the variety of types available, specifying access control readers can be a daunting process. However, focusing on a few key elements will...
Assa August Smartlock Pro Tested on Nov 07, 2017
Failures and set backs in the smartlock business have been commonplace (e.g., Lockitron Admits Failure and issues from our 2017 Kevo test). But...
Axis M3106-LVE Mk 4MP Camera Tested on Nov 06, 2017
Axis has released the latest in their low(er) cost M series outdoor cameras, the M3105-LVE Mk II, a 4MP turret model specifying 15m IR, their...
Ingram Micro: The Blind Lead The Blind on Nov 02, 2017
Ingram Micro, as a huge as they are overall, with $40+ billion in annual sales, has never been a force in physical security, despite, or perhaps...
Avigilon Access Control 2017 Examined on Nov 01, 2017
For more than 4 years, Avigilon has been in the access control business, since their May 2013 acquisition of RedCloud. Since then, Avigilon has...
ONVIF Wire Free Camera Tested (Netgear FlexPower) on Oct 31, 2017
Totally wire-free cameras are a hot growth market. But they have had one major problem: Proprietary. IPVM has tested Netgear's Arlo and Arlo Go,...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Panasonic Unified Surveillance Strategy Analyzed on Nov 17, 2017
Panasonic is now a "Unified Surveillance" offering, as their ASIS 2017 booth proclaimed: Looking to make a comeback in the security industry,...
Amazon Cloud Cam Is Poor (Tested) on Nov 17, 2017
Retail behemoth Amazon has entered the surveillance market with the Amazon Cloud Cam, the eyes of its just-announced Amazon Key delivery...
Nest Secure Alarm System Tested on Nov 16, 2017
Google's expansion continues, this time into home security with their Nest subsidiary's move into alarm systems. They paid more than a...
Dahua Forbes 'Next Web Crisis' Vulnerability Dispute on Nov 16, 2017
The buffer overflow vulnerability in Dahua products is not in dispute, in fact we covered it when it was first published. What is in dispute is...
Isonas Cofounders Split, Launch Partner/Competitor on Nov 16, 2017
Breaking up is hard to do, especially when door access security is at stake. But that is exactly what has happened at Isonas. Senior employees...
Hikvision China Criticizes The WSJ on Nov 15, 2017
Hikvision, through the Chinese government's authoritative news service, has criticized the WSJ investigation into Hikvision. In this...
PoE UPS Tested (Energy Reconnect) on Nov 15, 2017
In security, backup power is important, but most often requires UPS systems or extra cabling to devices for low voltage power. Now, some have...
Axis Commits To Long-Term Firmware Support on Nov 15, 2017
With the rise of cyber security awareness, and a general increase in hardware reliability, "software warranties" may prove more valuable than...
Hikvision NVR 4.0 Improvements Tested on Nov 14, 2017
Hikvision has released firmware version 4.0 for select NVRs, touting two years of research and development, and claiming "the new generation GUI...
Vivotek Remote Stack Overflow Vulnerability on Nov 14, 2017
A stack overflow vulnerability in Vivotek cameras has been discovered by bashis, the security researcher who has also found vulnerabilities in...

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