Review Created:
September 27, 2017
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Mercury Security’s hardware and cloud-based access control

The company is innovation-driven and offers scalable and open hardware that can be used for both legacy and cloud access control systems. 

The interoperability of Mercury Security hardware is attributed to Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) which is extensible to IP environments.

Mercury Security's controllers are Ethernet-enabled and allow a seamless integration with predominantly HID based access control systems.  

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Kisi's Cloud Based Physical Access Control System operates purely in the cloud, making it easy to set up and highly scalable as you expand.

Admins are able to easily establish granular controls with group, user and time-based restrictions -- just to name a few. End users have a range of unlocking options, including mobile apps available on Android and iOS, key cards and fobs.

Authentic Mercury controllers support:

  • Open Supervised Device Protocol  (OSDP) and Secure Communication Protocol (SCP) for bi-directional, secure communications
  • Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) for standards based integrations
  • BACnet for streamlined building automation and control
  • Common Internet and network standards

What companies can find this hardware useful?

Being one of the most trusted hardware suppliers Mercury Security has gained a reputation of a manufacturer that provides robust security of a next-generation level. The fact that over 90 organizations of the Fortune 100 companies use Mercury’s products speaks for itself. Thousands of companies worldwide chose Mercury as a reliable partner and installed over 3 million of controllers produced by the manufacturer. Both large corporations and small firms can benefit from the high-performing solutions. Mercury’s intelligent controllers serve as access control platforms for controlling from single to 64 access points to suite any company’s needs.

Cons of Mercury Security hardware

  • Not all of the access control companies write software that is compatible with all Mercury platforms
  • Users should be aware of the ancillary costs (wiring, installation costs, work of electrician, etc.) that may be added on top of the hardware/integration costs.

Looking for an alternative?

For further information about the costs involved, you can take a look at our article: access control systems installation costs.

If you are looking for an alternative to Mercury Security, you can look at an overview of our pricing here.

Note: This article has been updated to reflect on HID Global's recent acquisition of Mercury Security. Kisi Security has no affiliation or partnership with Mercury Security.

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