S2 NetBox

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S2 NetBox

S2 NetBox is a full-featured, web-based access control and event monitoring system that supports up to 32 portals. Features such as person record and cardholder management, event and alarm monitoring, threat level escalation and reporting are accessible from any web browser. There is no software to install.

A solid-state appliance, S2 NetBox is fast and reliable. The system works with existing infrastructure and peripheral devices, making it easy to deploy. S2 NetBox is flexible and scalable, supporting up to seven application blades and up to 32 S2 Nodes. In addition, S2 NetBox tightly integrates with S2 NetVR series video management systems, providing unified system management and administration. Integration with third party video management systems is also supported.

S2 NetBox serves a range of applications from small businesses to field offices of large enterprises. As organizations grow, migration to S2 NetBox Extreme is seamless. Large, distributed enterprises can also centrally manage multiple S2 NetBox controllers with S2 Global.

Access Control

  • Portals: Supports up to 32 doors or other access points
  • Event and Alarm Monitoring: Includes comprehensive event logging, notification and escalation
  • Threat Level Management: Provides configurable system status and response actions such as system lock downs
  • Person Record Management: Maintains detailed, credential-driven user records and access history
  • Reporting: Offers pre-defined and custom reports


  • Web Interface: Delivers browser-based, unified system management and administration
  • Solid-State Design: Extends product lifecycle, lowering total cost of ownership
  • Blade Support: Houses up to seven S2 application blades for access control, inputs, outputs and temperature probes
  • Video Integration: Works with S2 NetVR series video management systems and other third party video systems
  • API Support: Integrates with third party products such as human resource databases via an open source API
  • Automated System Management: Automatically discovers S2 Nodes and handles system backups
  • Mobile App: Allows for mobile security management using S2 Mobile Security Officer

S2 NetBox Series Product Comparison


S2 NetBox

S2 NetBox Extreme

S2 NetBox Enterprise 50

S2 NetBox Enterprise 100

S2 NetBox VR

S2 NetBox VR Quatro

Access Control

Simultaneous Users  5 10 25 35 5 2
Portal Capacity 32 128 1,792 7,168 32 8
S2 Node Capacity 32 64 128 512 32 8
Photo ID Badge Production Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Reports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Person Data Audit Trail   Yes Yes Yes    

Video Management System Integration

S2 NetVR Series Yes Yes Yes Yes Included Included
S2 NetVR Capacity 4 16 64 128 Included Included
S2 NetVR Camera Capacity 256 1,024 4,096 4,096 16 8
Concurrent S2 Client Connections
(S2 NetBox, S2 Magic Monitor,
S2 Mobile Security Officer)
5 10 25 35 5 2
Third Party Video
Management Systems
Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Third Party VMS Camera Capacity 32 256 1,024 1,024    

Other Integrations

Intrusion Panels Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Locksets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mercury Panels Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  


Solid State Yes Yes Yes Yes   Optional
Partition Support   Yes Yes Yes    
High Availability       Yes    
RAID Storage       RAID 1    
Mobile Device Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

S2 NetBox Series Product Comparision