Lenel has been and will continue to be an innovative leader in the Enterprise Access market. If the differentiation you mention of S2’s internal video component deserves mention then comments regarding Lenel’s 10 year partnership with Milestone are warranted. Say what you will but it’s not your typical 3rd party strategic partnership.
BTW- LenelS2 reps get paid to sell Milestone. I don't think the same can be said about any other 3rd party VMS. Hence, I don't think LenelS2 treats Milestone as just another 3rd party VMS that participates in their OAAP. Therefore, ...
If the differentiation you mention of S2’s internal video component deserves mention then comments regarding Lenel’s 10 year partnership with Milestone are warranted. Say what you will but it’s not your typical 3rd party strategic partnership.
As always, your opinion is valued and noteworthy. v/r
To be fair: Lenel has had their "unified" video and access in LNVR going since the early 2000s. LNVR is still kicking it old school. Lenel actually deployed a few new solutions within the past 2 years to leverage it further, including an updated HTML5 client for event monitoring, and html5 dedicated video viewer (Surveillance)
This is being continuously buried by the Milestone partnership push, and I'm with you Brian: integrated does not function anywhere like an 'integration'
They are a software company now, like most larger entities. If they can navigator the corporation, they can make it work. They migrated some really good video and security folks into Lenel when Interlogix closed. Hopefully we'll all be stronger when we come out the other side of this. I can't image having their overhead right now.
Given their pricing structure, using another access control company could be a wise move. Everything LENEL comes at a HIGH premium with POOR support in my experience. Even Lenel VARS have vastly different pricing structures on parts/training/installs.
Lenel may come out of this OK but it would be in their best interest for longevity to rethink their organization and pricing structures.