In contrast to proprietary enterprise access control solutions, Genetec works in an ecosystem of access control providers, delivering the following hardware products from multiple manufacturers to its customers.
It offers multiple physical security solutions such as, access control system (ACS), video management system (VMS) and auto license plate recognition (ALPR). All these solutions are related to management and security access to a place, building or infrastructures.
Genetec offers a wide range of products for different product lines including Synergis access control system. The major products offered under the Genetec Synergis access control product line are listed below:
These are the various products within each product line:
The Synergis System access control products are integrated with the Security Center client interface and the Security Center servers via the Synergis Cloud Link appliance.
Other than above listed products, Genetec also offers the products from its other partners that are 100% compatible with the comprehensive Genetec access control solutions.
Kisi's Cloud Based Physical Access Control System operates purely in the cloud, making it easy to set up and highly scalable as you expand.
Admins are able to easily establish granular controls with group, user and time-based restrictions -- just to name a few. End users have a range of unlocking options, including mobile apps available on Android and iOS, key cards and fobs.
Here are some key features of Genetec:
The Genetec Synergis is developed as a cloud solution, where the chosen hardware and software are connected to the IP network via the Synergis Cloud Link appliance.
Synergis Cloud Link is an IP-ready and PoE-enabled intelligent appliance that can manage up to 32 downstream RS-485 devices, 64 readers, 256 locks, 250,000 cardholders and 150,000 offline events.
The mobile access is enabled as an integration via the partners in the ecosystem. For example, HID Mobile Access is set and granted from the main user desktop interface. The authorizing person needs to input user mobile credentials, get a code and email the code to the user. The user is then prompted to download the HID Mobile Access app and paste the code into the relevant box, after what the authorization is activated and the mobile user can start applying the access control privileges.
To use mobile access system, you need to download an app on your mobile. Registered credentials are required to enter into the mobile application; once it is verified from the central security center, your mobile device turns as mobile HID key. You can use your mobile as a key on the door controllers to get access to the desired area or building.
Genetec is best suited for small and medium-sized businesses that want to remain mobile and free to change requirements in line with business needs, without being overburdened with long-term software licenses. However, it also works for larger organizations, especially for those that need to manage substantial amounts of data, (such as airports, education facilities, train and transit platforms, financial institutions and retailers) but don’t have the physical capacity or the authorization to hold data in the required ways.
Because it works in a wide partner network based on PoE, the Genetec enterprise access control software is convenient for rapidly changing budgetary needs of companies that can’t spare too much on robust on-site infrastructure.
Genetec provides unification of video surveillance, automatic license plate recognition with the Synergis system, making the platform appropriate for all businesses that have strict security requirements.
In one sentence, Genetec provides Access-Control-as-a-Service.
For further information about access control costs involved, take a look at our article on access control systems installation costs.
If you are looking for an alternative to Genetec, see how Kisi works here.
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