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Mag Locks/ Passive Entry - Best Integrations?

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As our home renovations finally come to wrap, I'd like to integrate mag locks with passive entry. I'm still running into the following problems and would greatly appreciate your input!

Residents (Unsolved) : I'd like to place RFID enabled key card or fob in our wallets/ on our keychains that could be swiped at any of the four main entrance doors. Shame is that C4 doesn't have anything to manage this. I think I have to go completely out of envelope with this being the best product I've found: http://www.sdcsecurity.com/ippro.htm

Staff (Partly Solved) : I'd like to give them a mixture of RFID fobs or access codes that limit entrance times based on the user profile. So, same as above but also the use of the new C4 door station so that I could issue codes to people that don't need a permanent fob. I'm completely unsure of how I would link the C4 door station to the IP PRO Door Access Control software above :-(

Products: https://www.control4.com/docs/product/ds2-door-station/data-sheet/english/revision/A/ds2-door-station-data-sheet-rev-a.pdf

http://www.sdcsecurity.com/ippro.htm

http://www.sdcsecurity.com/IPRW.htm (One without a keypad as C4 door station covers this)

Guests (Solved): The new C4 door station seems to be a great solution for this. Whether at a driveway gate or a door - a guest could ring - and on touch screens throughout the house and also on enabled C4 remote aps - we will see a photo of who is at the station. This is a great integration - funny enough it would stay completely inside of C4 scope except a callout to IP Pro to unlock whatever door station we ask to trigger (more coding fun).

And before anyone gives me any snarky comments about ask a dealer - lets assume I've asked several and that neither C4 nor the maker of this seemingly industry best door controller software are working well together :-) - I'm looking to the collective here for best practices and help. Or send me the contact of someone who can!

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The new Doorbird video doorbells have RFID readers. I'm not sure that this helps you though. I don't think they provide the integration you're wanting - at least not yet. 

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@WhyPhy Too funny. Looks like Doorbird has the following attributes for Passive Entry: RFID Video, but lacks a physical keypad for entry by code. 

I would add that their website seems to indicate they integrate with C4 though that might not mean much.

Certainly a step in the right direction. Thanks for the info.

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The new Doorbird D21DKH and D21DKV have a keypad, but it may be overkill for what you're wanting to do as it focuses on multi-dwelling units. Doorbird definitely integrates with control4 for doorbell video and intercom. Where I'm uncertain is management of user codes. My suspicion is that would all need to be managed through the Doorbird ecosystem. 

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What I'm using for access control at my new house is an ELK security system integrated to C4. External (outside) Wiegand-compatible keypads / RFID readers provide the external access control, both for keyfobs and numeric codes. Each external Wiegand keypad connects to an ELK Alarm keypad inside the house.

These UHPPOTE keypads are compatible with HID-style prox cards, which are a step up from the older low-frequency cards. Low-frequency readers are cheaper and more widely available/compatible, but I'm hoping these will work out. 

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=UHPPOTE+Metal+Keypad+IP65+Wiegand+125KHz&ref=nb_sb_noss

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