If you currently have Diamond II, Sapphire or Picture Perfect as your security platform and have discovered that the hardware has been declared end-of-life, you might think your only options are to keep using your existing system without any support or to replace the platform entirely. As you may be well aware, replacing an entire security system is a costly endeavor, one that you might not be interested in implementing at the moment. Fortunately, you do have options that won’t leave you stranded or hemorrhaging cash from a budget line item you simply didn’t plan for.
We highly recommend migrating your end-of-life hardware to Lenel OnGuard platform for a multitude of reasons. Here’s why.
Lenel offers a variety of user-friendly open platform security, fire, and video systems that not only integrate flawlessly with one another, but make migrating with existing infrastructure a breeze. There’s a reason why Lenel has been the standard system that we here at TED Systems have been using to great success for our clientele for decades. Let’s delve a little deeper into why Lenel is the ideal system for migrating end-of-life hardware.
You don’t have to replace your entire infrastructure
As we mentioned above, one of the most attractive features of migrating end-of-life hardware to Lenel is that you don’t have to completely gut your existing system. You’ll have to replace the components, but most of your field devices can remain in place. When faced with end-of-life hardware, this benefit is preferable to gutting your infrastructure and starting over, saving you time and money along the way.
Lenel makes transitioning easy
One of the primary reasons why we vouch for Lenel is because they make transitioning end-of life hardware beyond easy for businesses and technicians alike. Lenel provides all the tools and resources you need to make the transition including a Migration Readiness Kit, planning sessions, and deployment tools. Lenel has configured all of this so that you can transition specifically from Picture Perfect, Sapphire, Topaz, and other systems to Lenel.
Lenel is a trusted and recognized UTC brand
When GE sold off its security division to UTC United Technologies in 2010, Lenel went with it. To this day, Lenel is a preferred brand used globally by one of the world’s foremost climate, controls and security companies. We can extol the virtues of Lenel’s product line all day, but a stamp of approval from UTC is the best it gets.
You will eventually have to make a change
It can be a challenge justifying a new platform when your current one seems to be working just fine. But those days are numbered. It’s only a matter of time before you will encounter an issue in your current system and you will have no support to rectify it. Waiting too long to make a change will cost you in downtime, expensive repairs, and the eventual gutting of your whole system. If your hardware is nearing the end of its life, it’s highly advised that you, at the very least, start thinking about it and planning a budget for updating to a new system.
Upcoming End of Support Dates
Diamond II and Sapphire End of Support— December 2018
FCWnx and Picture Perfect End of Support— December 2020
Put a Plan in Place
As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is particularly true when it comes to your security system. You can’t risk an unsupported platform to keep your assets safe.
By simply putting a plan in place to migrate your current system, you’ll save yourself time and money down the line. The good news? It doesn’t cost you anything for TED Systems to visit you and perform an onsite evaluation. Let’s put a plan in place together.