Wireless Access Control Card Reader

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Apr 24, 2014

Most card readers are hardwired to a controller, but not this unit. It claims to be as easy to install as a sticker. Even better: they say it works with almost every credential type out there. So what are the downsides? Are wireless readers the next big thing in access? 

We examine the Securitron R100 reader's features, prices, and competitive strengths and weaknesses compared to traditional wired readers.

**** **** ******* *** ********* ** * **********, *** *** this ****. ** ****** ** ** ** **** ** ******* as * *******. **** ******: **** *** ** ***** **** almost ***** ********** **** *** *****. ** **** *** *** downsides? *** ******** ******* *** **** *** ***** ** ******? 

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

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

R100 *********

************* **** ********* * ******* **** ** *** ****: ** ******** ** power ** ************ *******. *** ******* ********, **** *** ***** ***** shown *****, ****** ***** *** **** ******** ***** *** ******** screws ** * **** ************ ***** **** ** **** ********. 

*** *** ****, *** ****** ****** ** *** ******* **** adhesive, *** ******** ********* ******* *****, *** ** ** ********** connected ** ***********.

Key ********

*** *** & **.** *** ******:*** *** ********* ***** ******** ****** *********** *********** **** **** II ** ** ****, ***** *** **** ********* ***** ******** ******, ******** Part * *****, ******/**********, *******, *** **** ***.

*********:***** ********** *********** *********** ** *** *** ** ****** *****, the **** **** ****** *** ********** ******* ****** *** ********. Despite ******* ******* ********* ******** ******** *********** ****** ** *** **********, ********* ******** *** ****** nonexistent *** ***** **** **** **** **** ****** ********* *** willing ** ***** **** ***** ******* ** ***** *** ****** easier.

**' (***) *****: *** **** ****** * ****** **' ***** ***** *** company ****** ** ****** ****** ** **** ******* *** *****. Given **** **** *********** *** ******* ****** **' ** *** door, **** ***** ** ****** ********** *** **** ************.

*** *******/****** *****: ******* *** ****** ** ********* ** ******* *****, **** the **** **** *** ** ***** * ****** *** ********* receiver. *** *** ** ***** ** **** '*** *******' ****** ** the ****** ****** ****** ***** *** ****** ***** ** ********* contact. *** **** ** *** ****** **** ******** ** ******* tamper ****** **** ****** ** *** **** *** ** ******* off *** ******** *******.

*** **********:*** **** ** ******* ****** **** ** ****** ******** ******** hub. *** *** ** ***** ** *** ********** **** * reader,*** **** ******* ********, ** ** *********** ** ***** **** a ******* ******. **** ********* ***** ******* ************:

*** ***.**:***** *** **** '********' ** ********** **** ** **** ***.**/*/*/*, *** R100 **** * ********* ******** ******* *****.**.*, ***** ** ******* ** ********* ****** *.* *** ******** ******* *** **** ********** ********. 

*****

****** ****** (***/**** *********) ** ********* ** ***** ***** ** $*** ***.  *******, ****** ******* ** ~$*** *** ** ********* ******* distribution.

*********

***** ******** ****** ********** *** ***** ********, **** ***** ***** or****-** ******** ***** ************, *** **** **** **** *********:

  • ******:** $***, *** **** ** ************ **** ********* **** ******* wired ************. *********** ******* **** ****** *** **** ~$***, ********** *** ****** * ******* **** ** **** ****** that **** **** **** ** ******** *********** ****** *******. 
  • *** **********:* ********* *********** ** *** **** ** ******* ****** *** the ******. ***** ***** *** *********** ******** (** ** +**** [-40 ** +***]), *** **** **** ** ********* ***** ** cannot ** ********* ** *****. **** ****** ******* *** ** locations ********* ** ** ********* ** ******** **** ***** *********** add ********** **** ** ****** ** * *********** *****.
  • ******* *******:***  ******* **** **** * ****** **** **** ** *** ******* battery. ***** *** ******* ****** **** **,*** ****** **** ****** use, **** ***** ******** ** **** ***** * **** *** doors ****** * - ** ***** *** **** ****** ****** business *****. *** *********** **** ** ***** ********* *** *** labor ** ******* **** **** ** **** **** *** ******* wired ******.

***********

** *** ** ***** ************ ***** *** ****** ** **** a ***** ****** (**** ********* ******** ** ** **** ** less), ** *** ********** ******* ** *****, ******, ** *****, *** R100 ** *********** * **** ***.  *******, *********** ***** ******* *** less ********* *** ********* ******* ******* *********** **** *********, * ***** the ******** **** ****** ****.

Comments (2)

*********** *******, * *** *** **** ***** ********* ** **** in **** *** ** ****** ** ***** ******** ************ ********** at * ***** ****, *** ******** *** ** *** ******* solution *** ***** ****.

** *** *** ******** ** *** *************, * ***** **** the **** ** ** **** ** ********* ****** ** *****. Social *********** ** * *** ****** ******* **** ******* ******** encryption.

**-** ********** ** ******** - ** **** ****** *** *** terminologies ********. * ***** ** *** * **** **** ** on * ***** *****.

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

Directory of Alarm Panel Manufacturers on Feb 16, 2017
Alarm panels are the central controller of intrusion systems. The following is a list of manufacturers of alarm panels. This directory only covers...
Customized Access Control Cans (Altronix Trove) on Feb 14, 2017
Access control installs typically require hanging at least two or three different enclosure cans, each holding individual parts.  Open wall space...
Lenel Favorability Results 2017 on Feb 09, 2017
At this point, it is not surprising that Lenel is one of the most disliked security manufacturers. From stories like Lenel Partners Angry, Lenel...
Alarm Panels - Canned vs Integrated on Feb 07, 2017
Alarm control panels generally come in one of two types: Integrated alarm controllers, with controls and the keypad in the same...
VPNs for Video Surveillance on Feb 07, 2017
Remote access in surveillance networks is a key cyber security and usability issue. With cyber attacks rising, how can users ensure their systems...
5 Most Common PoE Questions on Feb 02, 2017
In our IPVM IP Networking course, Power Over Ethernet (PoE) is a core component that students show significant interest in. The top ones...
Tyco DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion Tested on Jan 30, 2017
Tyco's intrusion system line, DSC, is one of the most widely installed brands. Their primary intrusion panel series, PowerSeries Neo, is...
Startup Targets Rapid Deployment Cameras on Jan 27, 2017
Easy to deploy "wire free" cameras have been a goal of the security industry for some time. Manufacturers, such as Micropower, have tried, and...
Wires for Burglar Alarms on Jan 26, 2017
Most commercial and many higher end residential alarm systems rely on wired sensors. These require installers to run wires between the sensor and a...
Scathing Honeywell Favorability Results on Jan 24, 2017
Honeywell is one of the biggest brands in security, with offerings for intrusion, fire, wire, video surveillance, access control, plus they own one...

Most Recent Industry Reports

'Dirty': Hikvision Attacks Genetec on Feb 20, 2017
Hikvision is angry at the growing public awareness that Hikvision is owned by the Chinese government. They took aim at Genetec,...
Directory of Alarm Company Brokers on Feb 20, 2017
Selling an RMR based business, such as alarm company, can be highly profitable, with acquisition prices of 36 to 48x RMR (equivalent to 3 to 4x...
Hikvision Hiring 50, Direct Out of College, Sales People on Feb 20, 2017
Hikvision is hiring 50, direct out of college, field sales people across the country. This is the next major expansion for the Chinese...
Simplisafe is 'Blowing The Doors Off' on Feb 17, 2017
The company alarm dealers love to hate, Simplisafe, is 'blowing the doors off' according to Michael Barnes, one of the top financial advisors in...
Hikvision OEM DDNS Devices To 'Lose Remote Access' on Feb 17, 2017
The fallout of Hikvision's DDNS discontinuation is expanding, this time hitting OEM partner Supercircuits, who reports that on June 30th: The...
Milestone: "Easy Money Days Are Over" on Feb 17, 2017
Contrary to IPVM's criticisms, Milestone has reaffirmed that glory days remain. But they admit that they 'easy money days are over': Are the...
Directory of Alarm Panel Manufacturers on Feb 16, 2017
Alarm panels are the central controller of intrusion systems. The following is a list of manufacturers of alarm panels. This directory only covers...
Panasonic Favorability Results on Feb 16, 2017
Panasonic is one of the largest brands in the world and a long term provider of both video surveillance imagers and cameras. But, like all...
Hikvision Silicon Valley and Canada R&D Expansion on Feb 15, 2017
After massive growth in their sales team, Hikvision is now planning to add two new R&D centers in North America. In this report we examine...

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