Wireless Access Primer

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 24, 2013

In the past few years, one of the most interesting developments in access control has been the introduction and growing adoption of wireless access control devices. These devices eliminate wiring to the door, making retrofit of existing buildings simpler and potentially more cost effective from a cabling standpoint. However, they present some unique challenges of their own which must be realized before implementation.

When considering wireless access control, we recommend you consider the following key items:

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