Review Created:
June 19, 2019
Vanderbilt access control pricing

Vanderbilt Bright Blue Access Control 

- Access anytime, anywhere, with a network-connected computer 

- Support for up to 32 doors and 5,000 cardholders

- Includes two on-board reader interfaces for direct connect 

- Facility lockdown via credential or external push button 

- System back-up 

- Holiday and event scheduling 

- Remote access and administration 

- Video integration

Vanderbilt Bright Blue Solutions

- Small- and medium-sized commercial offices 

- Medical and dental offices

- K-12 schools

- Property management 

- Houses of worship

- Retail

Vanderbilt Industries added access control to its growing stock of security products by acquiring Siemens’ security division in 2014. The access control system is known as ‘Bright Blue’ and integrates nicely with Vanderbilt's proprietary readers, credentials, video management system, and security management systems. The system is centrally controlled by a door and reader controller that connects to the Internet via ethernet cable. 

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Vanderbilt Door Access

Vanderbilt provides two versions of its access control system: Bright Blue and Lite Blue. Lite blue is an OP-based reader interface; this means that while the doors are connected locally, the readers communicate with the Lite Blue software through the cloud. Lite Blue can connect between two to eight doors and controller credentials for up to 5,000 cardholders. The bright blue system can control up to 32 doors, but aside from that it has the same features as Lite. With both systems, the management portal can be accessed remotely from the web browser. 

Vanderbilt offers a nice all-in-one security system complete with video, access control, and facility lockdown. The downfalls include poor product support, inability to send firmware upgrades over the air, and no mobile or biometric access credential.

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