Access Control Manufacturers | The List

Access Control System Manufacturers
The term “Access Control” can mean different things. In the electronic security industry, we use it to describe a system that can centralize the connection and management of physical doors and passageways. The connection is made through hardware (circuit boards) and the management is done with software. Easy enough.

Here’s where is gets confusing; when companies that sell products designed to interface with access control systems go to market they often call themselves “access control” providers. But, without a centralized system (controller and software) to drive these products, they can only operate stand-alone. For example, A biometric/thumbprint reader on door “A” may work on its own but when you add a second one on door “B” they can’t connect with each other or be controlled together. They must operate independently.

In order to have a discussion about systems and technologies, we need to speak the same language.

Here’s a list of manufacturers I consider to be complete access control system solution providers based on the following criteria:

CRITERIA
The Access Control Manufacturers on this list must:

1.) Be a primary source of a complete (hardware & software) access control product offering.
2.) Provide a solution for multiple doors and credential management through a single interface.
3.) Have access control product information or marketing materials available online.
4.) Have product available for purchase directly or through North American distribution channels.

THE LIST
3M
3xLogic / Infinias
Avigilon
AMAG Technology
Axis Communications
Bosch Security Systems
Brivo Systems
Camden Door Controls
Cansec Systems Ltd
Continental Access
David-Link
Detex Corp.
Digital Monitoring Products (DMP)
DoorKing
DSX Access Systems
EC Key
EverFocus
Facekey
Galaxy Control Systems
Genetec
HID Global
Honeywell Security
ICT
IDenticard Systems
Identive
Interlogix
Kaba ADS
Kantech
Keri Systems
Keyscan
Lenel
Monitor Dynamics
NAPCO Security Technologies
Next Level Security Systems
Nortek Security & Control / Linear
Open Options
Paxton
PCSC
Quantum Secure
RBH
RISCO Group
RS2 Technologies
S2 Security Corp.
SALTO Systems
SecuraKey
Security Door Controls (SDC)
Sielox
Siemens Building Technologies
Software House
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions
Viscount Systems
Xtralis
ZKAccess

Question: Okay, let’s hear it; Who did I forget?