Genetec forms technology partnership with Allegion
Genetec Inc. plans to support the Allegion Schlage® AD-Series of hardwired and wireless locks. Through this integration, the Schlage AD 300 and 400 Series can be seamlessly integrated into Genetec™ Synergis™, the IP-based access control module in Genetec Security Center.
By SP&T Staff
Genetec’s Security Center is a unified IP security platform that combines access control, video surveillance and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR). This integration will offer a cost-effective and scalable solution for a wide range of customers, including higher education, healthcare and commercial real estate institutions.
“Genetec is pleased to be able to team up with Allegion to offer our end-users a greater choice in access control hardware, whether they are designing a new physical security system or updating an existing one,” says Derek Arcuri, product marketing manager, Genetec Inc. “Now, customers can leverage the Synergis™ access control solution in Security Center to deploy a scalable IP-based system that brings together both traditional wired access control with Allegion’s family of hardwired and wireless electronic locks.”
Customers can expect to enroll Schlage AD-Series into their Synergis access control system in Security Center version 5.5 (expected in Q2 2016), and will be available through the Genetec™ Channel Partner Program.
The addition of Allegion to the Genetec technology partner ecosystem will also give systems integrators access to a greater choice of industry-standard hardwired and wireless electronic locks. In many cases, overall system design and deployment will be greatly simplified, allowing Genetec certified channel partners to leverage wireless locks that significantly reduce installation time and labor costs typically associated with hardwired solutions, without having to compromise on reliability.
“The integration with Allegion Schlage AD-Series locks with the Genetec™ Synergis™ access control platform enables organizations to extend the reach of their locks without compromising security,” said Robert Gaulden, director aftermarket and electronic sales at Allegion Inc.
Through this integration, users will be able to leverage interchangeable reader modules that integrate legacy card technologies with newer ones as budgets permit for a phased implementation of new IP-based technology. Existing Allegion customers will also be able to migrate to a true IP access control solution while maintaining their existing investment in Schlage access control hardware.