In our 12th access control company profile, we examine AMAG Symmetry access control platform:
- Comparing AMAG to their competition
- Examining their management and client software
- Reviewing their product and support costs
- Covering their hardware and wireless support
- Explaining their video integration
- Detailing competitive weaknesses
Symmetry [link no longer available] is AMAG's access platform sold and supported by a global dealer channel. Symmetry is used by a variety of users who might use other VMSes and Intrusion Alarms, but do not typically need to integrate a diverse selection of other systems. For many advanced features, AMAG sells various add-on modules including intercom control [link no longer available], elevator controls, mustering [link no longer available], threat event mass notification [link no longer available], digital guard tours, in addition to its own VMS, a Salient OEM named CompleteView [link no longer available], and central intrusion management [link no longer available].
AMAG is owned by security conglomerate G4S with ~$9 Billion 2015 revenues and 600,000+ employees. In North America, G4S has 7 different business units specializing in security guards, systems integration, guard-staff, corporate security, investigations, and risk assessment. AMAG is the core product and Symmetry is the base software platform for many G4S offerings [link no longer available].
The table below contrasts Symmetry versus relative competition based on common differentiation factors like system size, platform 'openness', ease of video integration, and how the product is sold or available: