IP Door Reader Comparison

Access Control Door Readers

Network-attached door access control systems connect to your network. The door reader and the controller can be located at the door and use Power over Ethernet (PoE). There are several choices described below.

Comparison of Door Access Systems

Door access control can be implemented using intelligent network-attached IP reader-controllers or by using an IP controller with attached readers.

IP Controller with Reader(s) IP Reader-Controller
Readers connect through the controller to the network. Up to two readers can be connected to the network-attached controller

Enterprise Controller plus Readers

The reader-controller connects directly to the network. There are two types of network-attached readers:

Controller at the door with attached readers

Access Controller with readers

 

Reader Controller

Access control-Reader-controller

 

 


IP Door Reader Comparison

Professional Door Access Systems

Isonas Reader-Controller

The Isonas access control system includes intelligent readers. The controller includes all the Power for the electric lock It also provides connections for door sensors, relays, Request to Exit (REX) buttons, motion detectors, and more. The Isonas reader/controller supports mobile credentials.

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Biometric Reader-Controllers

Biometric Reader/controllers use your fingerprint or facial features as the credential. These IP reader-controllers hold all the biometric information inside the reader/controller. They are powered over Ethernet.

This series of reader/controllers also includes proximity door reader/controllers (without biometrics).

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Enterprise Access Control System

Access Controller with Slave Readers

The Hartmann door access system uses a separate network-attached IP controller. The controller can be located at the door or placed in a central location and can support more than one door. This access control system uses Slave Door Readers.  Read More …

IP Access Controller

The access controller connects to the network and one or more slave door readers can be connected to it. The controller connects to the network and is managed by access control management software.  Read more about the access controller …

Slave Door Control Readers

IP Network Attached Door Access ControlSlave or dumb Proximity door readers connect to a separate controller.

The door readers use proximity (or “prox”) credentials. There are several types of credentials that can be used with these readers such as 125KHz frequency or the Smartcard or Mifare technology that use 13.56 MHz. Both types are contactless credentials that are activated when they are close to the reader (in proximity).

The slave readers are sometimes called Wiegand readers because they use the Wiegand interface to connect to the controller. Read more about door readers …

Door Readers for Mobile Credentials

You can also add mobile credential door readers that use your smartphone as the credential.

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For more information about credentials read our article, Comparison of Door Access Credentials.

Access Control System Comparison

The reader-controllers such as the professional biometric IP readers and Isonas reader/controller include a built-in access controller. The Isonas system is the easiest to install while the Hartmann Enterprise access control system is more flexible and provides increased functionality.

Take a look at our article, IP Door Access Systems Wiring for more information about installation and the wiring topography of these access control systems,

What is IP Door Access Control Technology

This new IP access control technology doesn’t use a central access control box so the installation is much easier.  The intelligence is at the door with the reader instead of being in the central control box. You can start with one reader and add new readers as you need them. For more information about how this new IP access control technology compares to the old technology, take a look at our page Access Control Systems.

The latest IP readers support various card credential RFID proximity formats.  Besides using credentials, you can use pin codes or even your smartphone to open the door.  You can select readers with a keypad, and those that can operate indoors or outdoors. They are available with trim kits and pre-cut pigtail wiring (10′ or 25′).  The readers accept HID, proprietary proximity credentials (like Isonas), smartcard, MiFare, or Bluetooth mobile credentials.

Since these door readers attach to the network and use PoE (just like IP cameras) they are very easy to integrate allowing you to create a complete security and safety system.

We provide complete integrated systems so please contact us (914-944-3425) for help designing your system.

Read more about all the IP door access control systems.