Genetec™ and Mercury Security announced a closer technology partnership geared to benefit both Genetec and Mercury customers with a broader, open-platform choice when moving to Genetec’s Synergis IP access control solution. Genetec customers will be able to leverage Mercury’s complete line of door controllers and associated modules for both new and existing systems.

This expanded partnership addresses a trend in the security industry as demand grows for a more open approach to update legacy access control modules to a unified, IP-based system. End customers now will have a truly “open-system” approach when utilizing the Authentic Mercury platform with Synergis — a fully unified, next-generation IP access control system that can be seamlessly unified with video surveillance, intercom communications, and intrusion panel integration, the companies described. This collaboration also will enable Genetec to offer the full line of Authentic Mercury hardware to its channel of dealers, systems integrators and value-added distributors.

Genetec’s newest unified security appliance, SV-32, will integrate directly with the complete line of Authentic Mercury hardware. This includes direct integration of intelligent controllers such as the EP2500, EP1502, and PoE-enabled EP1501, in addition to the MR series of reader, input and output modules. Genetec also will integrate Mercury’s M5 Bridge family of products, allowing customers with legacy Casi Micro/5 systems to leverage their existing investment in enclosures, wiring and readers as they migrate to Authentic Mercury hardware and a Genetec Synergis access control management system.

“Mercury Security and Genetec have been technology partners for years, and this tighter relationship will benefit both our end users and industry integrators,” said Frank Gasztonyi, CTO of Mercury Security. “We are very excited about Genetec’s expanded interface through the Authentic Mercury platform and open approach to the security industry. With Mercury’s system level philosophy for access control, the integrated solution will provide customers with a comprehensive top down approach versus door by door deployment.”

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