Hardware Thread, Proximity card systems in Technical; Do you need to get 3 quotes for different systems that acheive the same thing or 3 quotes for 3 ...
7th March 2011, 10:14 AM #31
Do you need to get 3 quotes for different systems that acheive the same thing or 3 quotes for 3 different suppliers installaing the same solution?
The other main one is Paxton.
There are all sorts of other rfid access control systems out there including some poe only stuff as well.
7th March 2011, 10:17 AM #32
When you two get time (frosty and localzuk) could you go through this thread and let me know if there would be any issues with any of the questions i've asked through the course of this thread concerning those two systems you've mentioned?
I think those will be the three we get quotes from.
Has to be 3 quotes providing similar systems rather than 3 quotes for the same system from different installers.
Originally Posted by plexer
7th March 2011, 10:42 AM #33
Access It Data:
Ad Integration - no. When we first set up the system we exported all staff from SIMS instead in a csv and set up that way. It was easier for us as we have very little staff turnover so we decided to keep it simple and just set up a new staff member\user as tehy come and go.
Printers - Ours are HP MFP's and we use Pcounter. Pcounter is AD intigrated and can be used with MFP's etc. Access It is not integrated into print managment (Sorry didn't read thread properly - my bad!)
We have our own HID reader in the office to provision cards and of course print our own with our own design dependent on who the end user is; Sixth Former, Staff Member, Contractor etc.
Think that was all the queries...happy to answer anymore q's :-)
7th March 2011, 11:45 AM #34
We also use the Salto system provided by AC Leigh.
Very good system, all staff and students have cards (some have fobs or wristbands as well) - we have around 20 doors on the system and expanding it year on year.
Very cost effective, and it just sits there and works.
Be happy to go through more details with you if required, just PM me.
7th March 2011, 11:56 AM #35
Active Directory - No integration. We didn't have enough users to need to do any integration, so we manually set it up. However, you can import from .csv.
Printers - there's no reason why it can't integrate in one way or another. We use PaperCut MF here and if you get the right USB card readers (ie. keyboard emulating ones) you can get them to work with Ricoh copiers at least. (We haven't done this yet). However, this would require you to put the ID numbers as scanned from the cards into your Papercut/Active directory separately.
You can print cards directly from the management program, to a card printer. Or get them printed externally and then import them using a desktop reader.
The system has all the standard access control abilities - timed access, alarms, etc... It can also be integrated with alarm systems and lighting, so for example, a person could swipe their card and it would trigger the alarm to disable, and all the corridor lighting to turn on school-wide.
We get ours installed by a couple of local security companies (TLS and Coomber Security). However, speak to Paxton and they'll point you to your nearest one.
7th March 2011, 01:30 PM #36
All I woudl say is to make sure your specification document nails down exactly what you wish to acheive especially if you are quoting from 3 suppliers for 3 different systems.
5th April 2011, 12:09 PM #37
Copier support for card readers is something of a black art.
Originally Posted by localzuk
some copiers will take anything keyboard emulating
some require the PID and VID of the USB reader to be added to a "white list" on the machine
some require a separate license on the machine to effectively enable the USB port so a card reader will work
some only work with readers supplied from the copier manufacturer - these often need drivers installed first on the machine.
some copiers are so closely tied to a print/copy solution that they make it so only 1 type of reader will work and don’t open that up to other applications running on the machine.
As you say Paxton and Ricoh MFD's not an issue. Paxton use (in our experience) two types of technology for the cards its either HiTag2 or Mifare both types of readers are readily available. Ricoh copiers are pretty good at accepting cards as well, assuming they have the right SDK (ESA) version.
I won’t bore you with what is actually read from the card or how different readers can read different numbers from a card.
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