Genetec Partners With Access Giant

Author: 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.

Gunning *** *** **********

** ********* *****, **** *********** **** *********** ********* ******* ********* ****** ********* ************ ******** *****.************** ********* ********** ****** ******* * **** **********, *** *** move *************** ******* *** ******** **** ** '****** ******* ****' *************.

Integration ********

*******'* ************ ********* *** ***** *********** ******* ***** **************** ********** *** * ***** ** ****'* ********** ****** ******* locks **** *************************.************ **** ***** ***** *** ***** ****** *** ** ***** suspect*********** * *** ******.

****'* *********** ** *** ******* ** ********** ****** ******* ********* as **** ** **** ******** ********* (****** ********* ** ***** access ******* ****** **** ********** ******** *****).

*********** *** ********** ******* *** ***** '**********' **** ********* (******** the *******-***** ***** *** ****), ** **** ************ ***** * broad, *** ******* ** *** ****** ****** ** *** *******: "stand *****" *******/******** *****.

Stand ***** **** *** ****

***** ***** ****** ******* ******* ******* **** *********** ****** *******. The **** ********** *** ***** ******* ********** ****, *** ** 'unitized' ******* **** ******* * ******, ********** ****/*****, *** ****** lever********* * ****** ******. ***** ***** ** *** ******* *******, and ********* *** ** ******* ********* **** ******** ***** ******* modification. "***** *****" ***** *** ** ********** *********, *** *** battery *******, *********** **** ** *** **** ********* ********** ** a ********* **** - *** ******** *** ***** *********.

**** ****** *******/*** ************ ******* ***** ********* **** ******* ******* that **** ********* *** **** *** ********* **** **** ***** of ************ *****. *******, "***** *****" ***** *** ******** ****** systems ** * ****, **** ********** ********* ** * ****** device.

*** ********* ** "***** *****"*********** *******, ********* *** *********** ***** ** ********* *********, ****** operational ***** *****, *** ***-*********** ********** ** ******** *** *****. They ****** ** *** ******* *** ****** *********** *** '**** security' *** **** ****** ******** ****** ** **** ***********, *******, and *********** ********.

*** **** *******, *** *** ****** ** *** ***** ***** ****** ******* **** **** *******.

Assa ***** ***** **** **** **********

****'* '**********' ********* *** ** ********* **** *********** **** *********** ones ($*** - $**** **** *** ****) *** ************ **** ***** **** ****** *** ******. ********** ******* ****************** ** ******** ***** ***** ** *** ***********, ******** ******* and *********** *** *** *********. *******, ***** ** ******** **** existing **** ******** ************, *** ********** ******** ***** ******* $*** and $****:

*************:

*******:

************ ***** ******** ***** **** ********* *** ~$*** *** ****, ***** *** simple ******* *******, ******** ** *********** ***** ********* ***** $***+ and ***** * ******* * ***.

***** '**********' ***** *** ********* ******** ** *********, ****** ** corridor *****, *** *** *********** ********* *****, ********* ****** ********. *******, ***** ***** ***** doors **** ***** ******* ******* ** ** ************ **** ********** access ** * ***** ******* ****.

Requires ***

****** *** ****/*****, **** ********* ************ ********* *********, *** ************ **** ***** ***** ***** ***** ******* ****** / ****** *** ******** ****** ********** ***** (******* ** **** *******). 

** * **** ** **** ******* ******** *** *** ********** ** hub, *** *** **** ********* ** **** ******, *** ******* it. *******, ****** ********* ** ****'* "**********" ************ ***** **** when *** ** ********* ** ** **** ******** ***, *** system ******** '**********' *********** ** **** ***** *** ********* ** connected ** ******** ***** *******.

Competitive **********

********'* *********** ********** **** *********** ********* **** *** ******** ** *** ***** *********** ******* ********** ***** ********** *** ** **-***** ****** platform. ************************ ****** *********** **** '****' ****** ******** **** *** *** Mercury, *** ***** ***********'* ********** *************, *** **** *** **** **** ****'* ***** ***** **** lines.

*******,*******'* *********** **** **** ***** ********* ******* *** *** ********. While **** *********** **** ***** ****** ******* ********* ** ******, no *** ****** ******** ****'* ********** *********. ** ***** ** delivering *** ******** *********, **** ****** ************&* / ************* ****** ******* **** ** *** ************ ********. ***********,*******'* **********/*************** ** "***** *****" ***** **** ***** ************ *** ** leveraged **** ************** - ** ********* **** **** ***** **** not **** *********.

**** *********** *******'* *********** **** ****** ******* ********** ******************** *****, *** **** *********** ** **** **********. *** ********** ********** invested ** ********* *** *********, **** ************ ** *** ******** to ******, *** *** *** *** ******** *********. **** ********* have ********* ******* ************ *** ***** **** *** ************ **** the **** ***** ** "******************".

*******, *******'* ***** ** ***** ********** ** **** ******** *** '****' than ***********(*****) ********** *****'*(******** ********) *********, *** * '**********' ******* ********* **** ******* could ******* **** ********* ***********.

ASSA ABLOY *******

*** ****, ****'* **** *** ** **********, *** *** ****** the ************ **** *** ***. **********'* **+ ************* ***** ****** ******* *********:

  • ***: *** ** *** *****'* ******* ****** ********** *******, *** has ******** **** *** ***** *********** *** *** ***** ******** products
  • ****: *** ******** ********* ** *** '*** *******' ****, *** one ** *** ****** ****** ** ******** ********.
  • ***: * ******* ******** ** ******** *******, **** ****** ****** verticals.
  • ******: *** ** *** ******* ***** ** '****-********' ******* ********, whose ********* ******** *** '******* ****' ***-*-**** *********

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?

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Software Only VMS vs NVR Appliances on May 23, 2018
Should you buy your own PC/server and load VMS software on it or get a turnkey appliance (both hardware and software, e.g., NVR, Hybrid DVR) from a...
Dahua Intrusion Analytics And VMD Tested (Poorly) on May 21, 2018
Dahua ships basic analytics on practically all their cameras, ranging from low cost to high end. To see how these analytics work in real world...
Best Manufacturer Technical Support 2018 on May 21, 2018
While 5 manufacturers made the worst technical support 2018 list, only 3 stood out as providing the best technical support to 190+ integrators in...
Cybersecurity for IP Video Surveillance Guide on May 18, 2018
Keeping surveillance networks secure can be a daunting task, but there are several methods that can greatly reduce risk, especially when used in...
Forced Entry / Duress Access Tutorial on May 17, 2018
Even though access control normally keeps people safe, tragedies have revealed a significant issue. If users are forced to unlock doors for...
Dahua 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (NK8BR4) on May 16, 2018
Continuing our coverage of 12MP sensor fisheye cameras, we bought and tested the Dahua NK8BR4, examining: Default vs. Optimized...
Worst Manufacturer Technical Support 2018 on May 16, 2018
5 manufacturers stood out as providing the worst technical support to 190+ integrators in new IPVM results. These integrators answered: In the...
Access Visitor Management Systems Guide on May 11, 2018
"Who are you, and why are you here?" Facilities that implement Visitor Management Systems hope they never need to ask that question to anyone,...
Axis 12MP Stereographic Camera Tested (M3058-LVE) on May 10, 2018
Axis has released the M3058-PLVE, a 12MP sensor, stereographic panoramic camera and Axis' first with integrated IR claiming images "sharp to the...
N3N "Truly Open Visualization Platform For Physical Security" Profile on May 09, 2018
A Cisco-backed startup, N3N, claims to deliver "the world’s first and only truly open visualization platform for physical security." The company...

Most Recent Industry Reports

BREAKING: US House Passes Bill Banning Gov Use of Dahua and Hikvision on May 24, 2018
Today, the US House of Representatives has passed H.R. 5515, a bill that includes a ban on the US government's use of Dahua and Hikvision. This...
Hanwha Wisenet X Analytics and VMD Test on May 24, 2018
Continuing our updated testing of camera analytics, we tested Hanwha's Wisenet X analytics for over two weeks in multiple scenes, indoors and out,...
Ambitious Mobile Access Startup: Openpath on May 24, 2018
This team sold their last startup for hundreds of millions of dollars, now they have started Openpath to become a rare access control small...
Amazon's "Dangerous New Face Recognition Technology" Says ACLU on May 23, 2018
The ACLU has caused a stir, with a new report Amazon Teams Up With Law Enforcement to Deploy Dangerous New Face Recognition Technology,...
Software Only VMS vs NVR Appliances on May 23, 2018
Should you buy your own PC/server and load VMS software on it or get a turnkey appliance (both hardware and software, e.g., NVR, Hybrid DVR) from a...
Buy Arecont: Top Bid $10 Million Cash on May 22, 2018
Last year, Arecont had a deal for a purchase price of $170 million (see Failed Arecont China Acquisition). This year, Arecont has a deal for a...
Installing Box Cameras Indoors Tutorial on May 22, 2018
This tutorial starts our physical installation for video surveillance series, starting with Box Cameras, one of the oldest and most basic types....
The Hikvision Smart Classroom Behavior Management System on May 22, 2018
Hikvision's rapidly growing offering of analytics, which we most recently examined with Hikvision's ethnic minority analytics, is now going into...
Dahua Intrusion Analytics And VMD Tested (Poorly) on May 21, 2018
Dahua ships basic analytics on practically all their cameras, ranging from low cost to high end. To see how these analytics work in real world...
Exacq Improving Technical Support, Responding To Integrator Complaints on May 21, 2018
Exacq had been a long-term favorite of integrators, but since their 2014 Tyco acquisition, Exacq has fallen in IPVM integrator studies (though...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact