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Genea integrates access control with Milestone Systems VMS

August 21, 2023  By  SP&T Staff

Milestone Systems announced Genea’s integration with Milestone XProtect and Milestone Kite.

Genea has integrated Milestone XProtect video management and Milestone Kite cloud native Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) with Genea’s cloud-based access control to provide users with a centralized security solution in a single pane of glass. According to the company, these integrations enable IT and security personnel to connect and view their facility’s surveillance video alongside the corresponding access event, such as a door held open, or door forced open.

Genea access control uses cloud-based technology. Milestone XProtect is an on-premises video management solution, while Kite is a cloud-based VSaaS. The Genea integration provides real-time confirmation of access control status with visual monitoring in Genea’s access control.

“As leaders in our respective fields, we saw a mutual opportunity to combine our strengths and deliver an unprecedented open platform security solution,” said Tim Palmquist, vice-president, Americas, Milestone Systems, in a statement. “The fusion of Genea’s cloud-based access control and our XProtect and Kite video technologies truly amplifies security options and capabilities for our customers.”


The Genea bi-directional integration with Milestone XProtect offers functionalities such as automated responses to alarms, remote door operations — including Lock, Unlock, and Quick Grant access — can be performed from the Milestone Smart Client to Genea hardware. The integration also pulls lists of active users from Genea into the Milestone application, facilitating user profile management.

“We are thrilled to have these integrations with Milestone,” said Mike Maxsenti, general manager of access control at Genea. “We firmly believe that cloud-based integrations like this will help our current and future customers not only improve their security but give them the flexibility and scalability they need over the long run.”

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