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Legacy access control hardware

We define legacy access control hardware as Wiegand-enabled controllers, readers, and keypad readers.

Challenges of legacy access control hardware

Legacy access control systems have served their purpose over the years but can no longer adequately meet the ever-evolving demands of modern security requirements and the dynamic hybrid work environment.

Retrofitting these systems with modern solutions not only addresses these challenges but also provides a practical and cost-effective approach to bridge the gap between legacy hardware and cutting-edge access control technologies.

Transitioning from legacy to modern access control systems

  • Controllers: Retrofitting legacy controllers (e.g. Assa Abloy, HID Global, Kantech) offers organizations a wide array of advantages, including role-based access control, advanced auditing and reporting capabilities to track account activity, seamless integration with existing enterprise applications, and more.

  • Wiegand readers: Retrofitting legacy readers (e.g. Allegion, HID, Schlage) allows for the integration of modern readers with enhanced features such as mobile credentials or biometric authentication.

  • Keypad readers: Keypad readers have been widely used in legacy systems for user authentication via PIN codes. Retrofitting keypad readers allows organizations to set up two-factor authentication, requiring non-frequent users to scan their credential and enter a PIN for an added layer of security.