Genetec Access Control Company Profile

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 02, 2016

Genetec is certainly best known for its VMS capabilities, but they have had their own access control management software for many years. Indeed, their main pitch is 'unification' of both VMS and ACS in a single software solution.

In our 11th access company profile, we examine Genetec's Synergis access control platform:

  • Comparing Genetec to their access competition
  • Examining their management and client software
  • Reviewing their product and support costs
  • Covering their hardware and wireless support
  • Explaining their video integration
  • Examining Genetec's cloud capabilities
  • Detailing competitive weaknesses

Genetec Access Tested

For more granular detail and a full test of Synergis, see our Genetec Access Test report. Inside that report, we include screencasts and commentary on the platform's features.

Profile

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