Genetec Announces Technology Collaboration with Allegion
Genetec announced plans to support the 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, the company’s 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 establishments. 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 Schlage to the Genetec technology partner ecosystem will also give systems integrators access to an ever-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.
“We are excited to announce our collaboration with Genetec,” said Robert Gaulden, Allegion’s U.S. Director, Aftermarket & Electronic Sales. “Bringing together leading solutions for enterprise-class access control software and responsive and durable locks is a win for our customers. The integration of Schlage AD-Series locks with the Genetec Synergis access control platform enables organizations to extend their solution without compromising security.”
Through this integration, users will be able to leverage the lock platform’s adaptability to upgrade the security level on credentials without the need to replace the full lock.
Existing Allegion customers will also be able to migrate to a true IP access control solution without having to reinvest in additional or replacement access control hardware.
“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,” said 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 wired access control with Schlage hardwired and wireless electronic locks," added Arcuri.
When Synergis and Schlage locks are deployed alongside Genetec video surveillance products, users will be able to view all of their lock events and activities seamlessly linked with live or recorded video, giving security professionals a more complete, unified view of their organization’s security.