Genetec Inc. announced plans to support the Allegion Schlage AD-Series of hardwired and wireless locks. Through this integration, the Schlage AD 300 and 400 Series can be seamlessly integrated into Genetec Synergis — the IP-based access control module in Genetec Security Center, the company’s unified IP security platform that combines access control, video surveillance and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR). This integration will offer a cost-effective and scalable solution for a wide range of customers, including higher education, healthcare and commercial real estate institutions. Customers can expect to enroll Schlage AD-Series into their Synergis access control system in Security Center version 5.5 (expected in Q2 2016), and will be available through the Genetec Channel Partner Program.

The addition of Allegion to the Genetec technology partner ecosystem will also give systems integrators access to an ever greater choice of industry-standard hardwired and wireless electronic locks. In many cases, overall system design and deployment will be greatly simplified, allowing Genetec certified channel partners to leverage wireless locks that significantly reduce installation time and labor costs typically associated with hardwired solutions, without having to compromise on reliability.

“The integration with Allegion Schlage AD-Series locks with the Genetec Synergis access control platform enables organizations to extend the reach of their locks without compromising security,” said Robert Gaulden, director aftermarket and electronic sales at Allegion Inc.

Through this integration, users will be able to leverage interchangeable reader modules that integrate legacy card technologies with newer ones as budgets permit for a phased implementation of new IP-based technology. Existing Allegion customers will also be able to migrate to a true IP access control solution while maintaining their existing investment in Schlage access control hardware.

“Genetec is pleased to be able to team up with Allegion,” said Derek Arcuri, product marketing manager, Genetec Inc. “Now, customers can leverage the Synergis access control solution in Security Center to deploy a scalable IP-based system that brings together both traditional wired access control with Allegion’s family of hardwired and wireless electronic locks.”

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