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:
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.
3xLogic / Infinias
Bosch Security Systems
Camden Door Controls
Cansec Systems Ltd
Digital Monitoring Products (DMP)
DSX Access Systems
Galaxy Control Systems
NAPCO Security Technologies
Next Level Security Systems
Nortek Security & Control / Linear
S2 Security Corp.
Security Door Controls (SDC)
Siemens Building Technologies
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions
Question: Okay, let’s hear it; Who did I forget?