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ACM Systems

ACM Systems

The Motorola Solutions access control platform scales to the changing needs of your facility, with flexible solutions that range from the Access Control Manager (ACM) enterprise system to the entry-level ACM Embedded Controller™ system. These powerful access control systems are 100% browser-based, require no client software installation, and are fully integrated with Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software. Together, it delivers a ready-to-deploy, high-performance solution to secure your site.

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ACM System
For Enterprise Facilities & IT Professionals
For Small and Medium-Sized Facilities & Everyday Professionals

Built with IT professionals in mind, the ACM™ system connects to a physical or virtual server that is optimized for immediate deployment to provide the uncompromising performance and scalability that enterprises require.

checkIntegrate with open-field hardware from leading manufacturers
check Exchange identity information with multiple directories and database types
checkSoftware integrations enable wireless locks, biometrics, intrusion panel management, video verification and visitor management

Easy to configure and navigate, the ACM Embedded Controller system uses open-field hardware from HID Global combined with factory-installed software from Motorola Solutions to provide an entry-level access control platform for small and medium-sized facilities.

checkNo server required – ACM software is factory installed on the controller to save time and costs
checkAutomatic configuration of doors, inputs and outputs after each interface panel is created
checkSimplified navigation structure is easy to understand and you're never more than two clicks away from most operations


System ACM System ACM Embedded Controller System
Card Readers 1 – 2,048+ 4 – 16
Max. Operators 500,000 10
Max. Simultaneous Operators 50 2
Max. Identities 500,000 2,000
Max. Stored Transactions 150,000,000 25,000
Custom Reports check remove
Software Integrations check remove
Biometric Integration check remove
Alarm Management check remove
Identity Management & Badging check remove
Hot Standby Auto Fail-over check remove
RAID & Hot-Swap Components check remove

Access Control Manager (ACM) Appliances are hardened, Linux-based servers that are ready to go the moment it’s plugged in. ACM™ Appliances allow you to start with what you need on individual appliances, then simply add doors to expand as your facility grows. Built-in peer-to-peer replication technology replicates identity data to additional appliances across sites with no additional software or hardware required, promoting data consistency and streamlining data entry. Hot standby-auto failover maintains multiple layers of redundancy and resiliency for maximum uptime.

ACM Professional
ACM Enterprise
ACM Virtual

ACM Professional provides small to medium-sized facilities with powerful features at a lower cost of ownership. This all-in-one appliance is an ideal choice for facilities looking to start with a small desktop machine and expand as their needs change.

ACM Enterprise and Enterprise Plus is suited for larger enterprises that are looking to protect people and property across multiple locations. Requiring only 1U of rack space, these appliances leverage open-field hardware investments and integrate with existing IT and physical security systems.

ACM Virtual is designed for facilities that have migrated their IT infrastructure to a secure, private cloud environment. It is Partner Ready for VMware vSPHERE and supports Microsoft Hyper-V for deployment on a virtual server. This eliminates the need to maintain a separate, stand-alone server or dedicated network appliance – providing a scalable design while reducing capital and operating expenditures.


Edition Professional Enterprise Enterprise Plus Virtual
Appliance Type Small form factor
1U rack mount chassis 1U rack mount chassis VMware vSphere®
Microsoft Hyper-V
Card Readers 16 – 32 16 – 400 16 – 2,048 16 – 2,048
Max. Simultaneous Operators 10 20 50 50
Max. Identities 75,000 250,000 500,000 500,000
Max. Stored Transactions 75,000,000 150,000,000 150,000,000 150,000,000
Storage 500 GB
1 TB
(7.2K RPM SATA 6 Gbps)
1.3 TB (4 x 480 GB SSD RAID5) 1 TB SSD*
Processor 3.7 GHz Intel® Pentium®
G5400 (4 MB cache, 2C/4T, 65 W)
Intel Xeon E-2124
3.3GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T, turbo (71W)
3.8 GHz Intel Xeon
E3-1270 v6 (8 MB cache, 4C/8T, Turbo, 72 W)
3.8 GHz Intel Xeon
E3-1270 v6 (8 MB cache, 4C/8T)*
Memory 4 GB (1 x 4 GB)
(2.6 GHz DDR4 Non- ECC)
8GB 2666MT/s
32 GB (2 x 16 GB)
(2400 MT/s DDR4 UDIMMs)
32 GB*
Network Interface 1 Gigabit Ethernet Intel 1 Gigabit Ethernet Broadcom 5720 1 Gigabit Ethernet Broadcom 5720 1 Gigabit Ethernet*
Replication remove check check check
Hot Standby Auto Failover remove check check check
RAID & Hot-Swap Components remove remove check remove
Redundant Power Supply remove remove check remove

* System recommendations.

Software Downloads

ACM Embedded Controller (v ACM EC,ACM Hardware, ZIP 1628526316 file_downloadZIP File

Product Datasheets

ACM Virtual Datasheet
ACM Enterprise and Enterprise Plus Systems Datasheet
ACM Professional Datasheet

Product Installation Guides

ACM Embedded Controller Installation Guide
4-Door ACM Embedded Controller Kit Installation Guide
8-Door ACM Embedded Controller Kit Installation Guide
16-Door ACM Embedded Controller Kit Installation Guide

Product User Guides

ACM Embedded Controller User Guide
ACM 6 Virtual Getting Started Guide
ACM 6 Professional Getting Started Guide
ACM 6 Enterprise Getting Started Guide
ACM 6 Enterprise Plus Getting Started Guide
ACM 5 Virtual Getting Started Guide
ACM 5 Professional Getting Started Guide
ACM 5 Enterprise Getting Started Guide
ACM 5 Enterprise Plus Getting Started Guide

General Catalogs

Motorola Solutions Video Security and Access Control Commercial Product Catalog
Motorola Solutions Video Security and Access Control Public Safety Product Catalog