Next Gen Access Means an 'IP Door'

February 2008
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Feb2008, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p50
Trade Publication
An interview with Stephen Pineau, chief executive officer (CEO) of Viscount Systems Inc. (VSI), is presented. When asked on will Internet Protocol (IP)-based readers improve reliability, he replies that if networks fail, IP-based readers can function in a degraded mode, and it can use high availability measures that are not typical with control panels. Furthermore, he said that in an IP world, the only difference between an intercom, a camera, and a card reader is the type of data.


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