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  • Access Control Panels & Software

    This thread will start with a list of panel & software manufacturers, and questions, answers and comments on them.
    Here's a start.

    Software and panels:
    Continental Access
    Keri Systems
    Amag
    Honeywell (formerly Northern Computers)
    GE (formerly ITI, which was formerly NCS)
    GE (Infographix)
    Hirsch
    Corby
    Keyscan
    Bosch (formerly Radionics)
    Secura Key
    IEI
    Doorking
    HID (primarily readers but branching out)

    I'll add more as I think of them.
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    IMO you have some decent brands there.

    I like AMAG and spec it at times. They are owned by G4 Falck and spend a good amount of R&D dollars. Good integration.

    GE is going through an identity crisis- I cannot figure out which line will get cut and when but InfoGrafix is up there on the chopping block. I think Casi will stay.

    I rarely see a Conti system any more. we are replacing one at a Boston area college mainly due to the lack of quality dealers in the area.

    Honeywell has two tiers- the old Northern Win Pak pro and the more robust Nexwatch (though I think they changed the name yet again. Powerful but I do not like its GUI and it is a bear to program. It is used by many BioPharms for some reason, though.

    Keri makes a good system for smaller applications.

    I personally like Lenel and Software House for large scale integrated systems.
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    • #3
      We use a system called Cards FT which is a magnificent piece of software driven equipment, really easy to install, configure and manage. It not only runs access control but security as well and the two are seamlessly integrated.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ian View Post
        We use a system called Cards FT which is a magnificent piece of software driven equipment, really easy to install, configure and manage. It not only runs access control but security as well and the two are seamlessly integrated.
        Who makes it? I googled it and couldn't find it, at least not in the first couple pages.
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        • #5
          oops, sorry, that should have read cardax...not cards..Its manufactured locally here in New Zealand.

          http://www.cardax.com/default.aspx

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          • #6
            Software House
            DSX
            Casi

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            • #7
              apacs

              Here Apacs is really popular. Don't treat it as a spam but apacs 3000 is probably the most used software for access control in Russia.
              I want to know about western european software products for access control. Do you know where I can find more info about Apacs?
              The hardest thing in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn...
              http://www.hid.su - access control systems news and solutions.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by vadim View Post
                Here Apacs is really popular. Don't treat it as a spam but apacs 3000 is probably the most used software for access control in Russia.
                I want to know about western european software products for access control. Do you know where I can find more info about Apacs?
                You got that in english?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by integrator97 View Post
                  You got that in english?

                  Welcome to the forums.
                  Thanks, i know it's in English . Russians need to secure access control too. So do you know anything about Apacs software? I could not even find their web-site.
                  Last edited by vadim; 06-08-2008, 03:08 AM.
                  The hardest thing in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn...
                  http://www.hid.su - access control systems news and solutions.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by vadim View Post
                    Thanks, i know it's in English . Russians need to secure access control too. So do you know anything about Apacs software? I could not even find there web-site.
                    Maybe this will help you,

                    http://www.apollo-security.com/index...d=27&Itemid=26

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vadim View Post
                      Thanks, i know it's in English . Russians need to secure access control too. So do you know anything about Apacs software? I could not even find there web-site.
                      I meant that the link you provided goes to a Russian (?) site. I can't read russian.
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                      • #12
                        Yes, that was russian web-site. Sorry, i did not mention that.
                        We just started to work with HID panels and need to learn a lot. I hope this is а good place for finding advices .
                        The hardest thing in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn...
                        http://www.hid.su - access control systems news and solutions.

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                        • #13
                          I do not know anything about installation or integration, but as an end user I love Win-Pak. It is very intuitive for people who are use to Microsoft programs (as most of us laymen). I can usually train someone to effectively us it in about two (2) hours if they have used access control systems before and about a day if they have not.
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                          • #14
                            You're the first person I've ever had say they like win-pak. I've changed alot of systems off of win-pak, because people hated it. Maybe it was just that ADT couldn't make it work right, I don't know.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by integrator97 View Post
                              You're the first person I've ever had say they like win-pak. I've changed alot of systems off of win-pak, because people hated it. Maybe it was just that ADT couldn't make it work right, I don't know.
                              I would imagine that ADT is a major part of the issue. I was looking through some old notes on the access control system a few months back. It seems that regardless of the service agreement ADT had not been doing regular maintenance on the Win-Pak server. It got pretty ... interesting for them after two (2) years with out any scheduled maintenance. The biggest issue was a complete lock out. Whenever an employee swiped there was no telling which door would unlock. Although there was a one in eight chance of the correct door opening I still look at it as a lock out.
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