Access control hardware review
When looking for a complete access control system, the software and access methods are only one piece of the puzzle. Hardware is just as important to your building security. Especially when you factor in installation and maintenance, access control hardware can be an expensive investment for any size business. When selecting access control hardware for your space, make sure it is compatible with any existing systems, and can scale up or back with your business. At the time of this review, Brivo offers the following hardware:
In reviewing Brivo hardware, they outsource their production, meaning the controllers and readers are manufactured by another company. In comparison, Openpath maintains full control over its hardware line. This allows greater visibility and quality assurance that the product is up to Openpath standards.
Openpath offers a more complete line of hardware to meet the needs of every business. With controller options that can support anywhere from a single door up to 16 entries, plus elevator boards, smaller businesses aren’t overpaying for doors they don’t have. Openpath’s Smart Reader Line includes the Pro Series Video and Video Intercom Readers for all-in-one security applications and a versatile Embedded USB Smart Reader for enrollment, printers, turnstile, elevators, and architectural applications. Plus,the Smart Keypad Readeroffers enhanced protection with a durable capacitive touch keypad. Visible marks on buttons, like those on the Brivo keypad reader, make it easier for unauthorized users to see which numbers are frequently entered into the keypad, and durable keys help eliminate smudges and wear-and-tear on buttons that can create a security vulnerability.
Openpath hardware is designed with convenient wiring for easy installation, and is backward compatible with legacy systems. Most importantly, because Openpath creates its own hardware, it is able to remotely service and roll out new features, so that devices are easily adaptable to future security and safety needs.