Review Created:
April 23, 2018
Paxton Access Control

Access Control Systems Products of Paxton

Two most famous access control systems by Paxton are the Net2 range and the Switch2 range.

Net2 Entry door access control can work independently or with the Net2 access control software. The Net2 range is a plug-and-play intercom solution that consists of three main subcomponents:

  • Net2 Entry Monitor
  • Net2 Entry Control Unit
  • Net2 Entry Panels

The monitor has the following characteristics: a color touchscreen, can be used with a handset or in hands-free mode, and can be placed on a desk or a wall. It includes a video voicemail option and both IP and PoE expansion options. The software (a free and a paid version) is compatible with Windows XP or Vista and can manage up to 50,000 users and thousands of doors. The control unit is an interface between the panel and the door and it is used as a PoE to the monitors. The panels have the following technical characteristics: tilted cameras for angled view; capability to read EM, Paxton, and MIFARE® tokens; SIP compatibility, integrated keypad and RFID reader, an IP and PoE expansion options.

Switch2 access control system by Paxton consists of a single door control unit that can be combined with other Paxton access control components, such as the Proximity, Cardlock and Touchlock readers and keypads.

Additional components are tokens, accessories like exit buttons, adaptors and power supplies’ and with the Net2 hands-free interface. The Net2 hands-free interface uses wireless technology and can convert older P models into hands free units.

With Kisi Access Control You Also Get

Looking for an alternative?

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.

Cloud and Mobile Access Component of Paxton

The cloud-based component of Paxton door access systems is called Paxton BLU. Anyone can manage the Paxton BLU system from a smart device or a PC that is connected to the Internet. Paxton BLU is designed for remote sites that don’t have other access control alternatives. It is based on a dealer- managed system, allowing for maintenance without site visits.

The mobile access Net2 iOS app has been discontinued.

Some Net2 door access control components have the following prices:

  • Paxton Access Net2 Plus Door Access Control System 682-493-US: $337.42
  • Paxton Access Net2 plus 1 door controller - 12/24V 2A AC/DC PSU, Metal cabinet 682-810-US: $597.45
  • Paxton Access NET2 ENTRY - SINGLE DOOR KIT 337-900-US: $1,180.45

Types of Organisations Best Suited for Paxton

Paxton is suited for all types of organizations that like to have PC Windows-based access control, including small and medium-sized companies, as well as large corporations and government departments that continuously have the need to upscale the existing systems.

types of organisations suited for paxton
Paxton works for small and large companies Source

Paxton may not be ideal for startups who need to remain mobile and don‘t like investing too much in fixed access control architecture which are locally hosted. 

On the other hand, with Kisi's cloud-based software, startups or companies who are mobile can easily move their operations without huge disruptions. This helps to save much time, effort and money.

What are the alternatives?

For further information about access control costs involved, take a look at our article on access control systems installation costs.

If you are looking for an alternative to Paxton, see how Kisi works here.

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