ZKTeco/ZKAccess Company Profile and Higher Margin Guarantee Examined

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 30, 2016

A budget access manufacturer has entered the North American market, but it is not Hikvision or Dahua.

This player, ZKAccess, has recently set up shop as an a locally managed subsidiary in the USA, but touts the low prices and volumes from overseas hardware manufacturing and potentially can cost hundreds less per door than traditional manufacturers.

The low-price promise is so pronounced, they openly guarantee higher margins for installers:

In this note, we examine ZKAccess, their competitive position, and how they stack up against other access control manufacturers.

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Controller ****** *******

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Biometric ******* **. ***********

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Distribution ************

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Advanced ******** ******

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Weak ***** ***** *******

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Lacking **********, ***** ********

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Comments (10)

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