Genetec Partners With Access Giant

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 27, 2013

Over the last few years, Genetec has expanded from simply being a VMS to offering access control, and now increasingly being a 'unified' solution. Indeed, the ability to unify access and video is heating up, as Avigilon's recent access control acquisition shows.

Now, Genetec has partnered with Assa Abbloy, the 800 pound gorilla of access control. What does this partnership mean and what does it consist of? How will it impact the market? In this note, we break down the technical details from speaking with Genetec and analyze its strengths and weaknesses.

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Comments (3)

Is this the begining of a run towards consolidation in the industry spoken of by some in the forums here...?

No. It strikes me as a regular partnership between two bigger names in the industry but not much more.

The drawbacks of "stand alone" locksets are notable, including the maintenance costs of replacing batteries, longer operational cycle times, and non-centralised management of settings and users. They simply do not provide the needed performance for 'high security' and high volume openings served by door controllers, readers, and electrified hardware.

I would believe integration into Genetec would alleviate two of these concerns, basically making battery replacement the only issue? I would understand high-sec / high volume, but really? Kind of odd making these statements when the article is about an integration that fundamentally fixes these problems with wireless stand-alone... or am I missing something?

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