Mercury Security’s Hardware and Cloud-Based Access Control
The company is innovative and offers scalable and open hardware that can be used for both legacy and cloud-based access control systems.
The inter-operability of Mercury Security hardware is attributed to Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), which can be extended to IP environments.
Mercury Security's controllers are ethernet-enabled and allow a seamless integration with predominantly HID-based access control systems.
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 on integrations
- BACnet for streamlined building automation and control
- Common Internet and network standards
Which companies can find this hardware useful?
Being one of the most trusted hardware suppliers, Mercury Security has gained the reputation of being a manufacturer that provides robust security on 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 choose Mercury as a reliable partner and have installed over 3 million of controllers produced by the manufacturer. Both large corporations and small firms can benefit from its high-performing solutions. Mercury’s intelligent controllers serve as an access control platform 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 the 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 on access control systems installation costs.
Note: This article has been updated to reflect HID Global's recent acquisition of Mercury Security. Kisi Security has no affiliation or partnership with Mercury Security.