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Let's review the typical access control system in use today. Not only are the various components disconnected but they are from different manufacturers and do not and will not integrate with each other. Some use incompatible hardware, or proprietary, unsynchronized databases, or completely inconsistent user interfaces that compete for space and attention. This system is inefficient and requires just too many people to manage it. It is not the kind of system that will make people in management very happy. They know that such systems increase employee and training costs, foster unnecessary equipment expense, cause security and safety breaches, and produce mission-critical downtime. Since their budgets and management are beginning to dictate what will be used, access control systems must conform. Today, although companies need to integrate all of their security and fac... (more)