ScanSource Security, based in Greenville, S.C., announced that it is now providing its reseller, dealer and integrator partners with a complete open network-based access control solution with products from ASSA ABLOY, Axis Communications, HID Global and Securitron.
The comprehensive solution includes Axis Communications’ AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, ASSA ABLOY’s HES electric strikes and other entry hardware, HID Global cards and readers, and Securitron’s electromagnetic locks, exit bars and devices. This provides resellers with an opportunity to help end users move from an analog- to IP-based solution, the company said.
“The access control market is migrating from analog to network-based products, and, with our experience and leadership in this market, offering a comprehensive access control solution from these manufacturers, coupled with our value-added services and tools, will enable our resellers to deliver high-quality products and support to their end-user customers — all from one source,” said Christie Hamberis, ScanSource’s vice president of merchandising.
“The access control market is stuck in a closed, proprietary, analog world. With the launch of the AXIS A1001, we aim to revolutionize the industry just as we did in video surveillance through open, IP-based technology to enable integrators to build flexible access control solutions for their customers,” said Bruce Stewart, business development manager, Access Control, for Axis. “Thanks to open architecture, PoE support and Axis’ deep software partnerships, integrators now have ‘one controller in the van’ to design everything from a single-door solution to an enterprise-sized system that can integrate with other security platforms.”