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The Video Surveillance Report 2022


Genetec expands access control platform with SimonsVoss e-locks

Genetec is collaborating with electronic locks supplier SimonsVoss.

The technology partnership will see Genetec, a provider of open architecture software, hardware and cloud-based solutions for security and public safety,  integrate the SimonsVoss SmartIntego Digital Locking Cylinder, Smart Handle and Padlock wireless locks with its access control core system, within Security Center, Genetec’s internet protocol (IP) security platform.

The partnership will target higher education, healthcare, retail sectors well as governmental institutions.

Customers will be able to enroll SimonsVoss locks into their Synergis access control system with version 5.6 of Security Center, expected to be available in the second quarter of 2017 through Genetec’s channel partner programme.

The cost of hardwired access control installation increasing, due to increasing compliance requirements and complexity of buildings’ and sites’ infrastructure. Wireless access control can save customers money and can enhance an organisation’s security across staff, visitors and property, both in terms of physical and intellectual property and assets.

For systems integrators, the integration will offer a greater choice of industry-standard wireless electronic locks. Overall system design and deployment will be simplified, allowing Genetec-certified channel partners to use wireless locks and reduce installation time and labour costs, which hardwired systems entail.

“The integration of our SmartIntego locks with the enterprise-class Synergis access control software from Genetec, will enable a scalable access control solution that meets today’s needs as well as provide an easy pathway to future upgrades,” said Bernhard Sommer, managing director at SimonsVoss, which is headquartered in Germany.

Check out the latest solutions from Genetec and SimonsVoss at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Genetec on stand F500 and SimonsVoss on D1500. Get your free badge now.


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