IPVMU Certified | 02/09/15 09:45am
We are in the opposite boat. We started with Lenel OnGuard VMS only and are now moving from Picture Perfect to Lenel for access control. Right now our OnGuard VMS is totally standalone, no connection with access control and BA/FA. The OnGuard VMS does enough to suit our needs and I am looking forward to getting some integration with the access control and alarm side.
What version are you on and what features are you looking for that OnGuard does not provide?
You should take a look at OnSSI or Exaq Vision. Both are top shelf VMS platforms that are certified bidirectional with Lenel.
*Disclaimer - I work for Genetec *
as you mentioned, Lenel is indeed a very large player in the access control space and has been a Genetec technology partner for years. Our plugin to Lenel is bidirectional, meaning you have the option to either receive and view Lenel events within Genetec's Security Center platform, or call up video from Genetec from the Lenel interface.
In terms of analytics, we offer partnerships with plenty of analytics companies, including real-time analytics (AgentVI, IBM, Bosch, Sony, etc) and search optimization analytics such as Briefcam.
If I may ask, where (country/region) are you based out of? I'd be happy to put you in contact with the right resource. We have done many large Genetec deployments integrated to a Lenel system, so this would not be new to us.
My apologies David. Genetec most certainly should have been on my meager list.
Thanks for your input. We our a Midwest organization. And Genetec is certainly a consideration.