I’ve been looking for a solution that either works with an existing intercom, or replaces it. In other words, an NFC lock that can be opened with 12V or an intercom with NFC. Of course, I can add an xEM Access Controller v2 but want a cleaner solution that doesn’t need weatherproofing.
Being able to add a compatible doorknob to the system would be nice. But as long as both locks work with the same chip, not being able to manage everything in one place is not a dealbreaker.
Right now, I’ve looked at the Paxton Entry, the Hikvision 2 wire and IP intercoms, and the GeoVision GV-CR1320.
The Paxton would be the hardest to install and it’s somewhat expensive. But it appears to have a dual frequency reader:
Compatible with Paxton, MIFARE® and HID™ 125kHz Proximity tokens, when enabled using Genuine HID Technology™ 125kHz
Hikvision 2 wire systems are meant to replace old intercoms and support 125khz and 13.56mhz card readers. Apparently they support a lot of RFID and NFC tags. But I still have to dig deeper into their documentation. And I don’t like that it’s a Chinese company.
I’m still looking into the details of the GV solution but it appears to be an access control system with an intercom botched on…
Of course, finding a local distributor for these systems and testing the range with a glass vial tag first would be ideal. Once I’m sure that everything will work together, I can start filling my hands with implants…
Does anyone have any experience with these systems? And how good is the range?