Review Created:
September 27, 2017
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Mercury’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 boasts 6 lines of controllers that represent various levels of distributed architecture (EP Intelligent Controllers, MR SIO Series 2, MR SIO Series 3,  M5 Bridge Controllers, MS Bridge Controllers, MI Bridge Controllers), offer great flexibility to Mercury’s OEM partners and can be connected over IP. 

Mercury’s EP Intelligent controllers are Ethernet-enabled and allow a seamless integration with any cloud-based access control system.  

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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.

Regardless of system size, our OEM partners achieve the most robust access control when they rely on Authentic Mercury controllers for flexible configurations that deliver total security beyond the door.

Mercury's Products

Mercury EP1502

EP1502 is an access controller capable of supporting 2 - 64 doors. Other features include:

  • Ethernet-enabled
  • Compatible with wired and wireless readers
  • Alarm Management

Mercury EP2500

EP2500 manages access control, alarm management, scheduled operations. It supports up to 64 doors. Other features include:

  • ‍Network enabled and web configured
  • Capable of communicating to non access control systems
  • Device manager suitable from small to large enterprises

Mercury EP1501

EP1501 is a single-door controller, perfect for companies to get access control on a budget.

  • Scalable to up to 17 doors
  • Compatible with wired and wireless readers
  • Powered-Over-Ethernet

Mercury MR52

MR52 is a dual card reader interface panel which is perfect for small companies on a budget.

  • Supports two doors (with auxillary point control and monitoring)
  • Simple to set up
  • Support many sensors and control technologies

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.

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