Milestone and Genea form new integration partnership

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Milestone Systems, a leading provider of open platform video management technologies, and Genea have successfully created bidirectional integration between the Milestone Xprotect and Milestone Kite, and the Genea Access control.

Genea has successfully integrated Milestone Xprotect video management and Milestone Kite cloud native Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) with Genea’s cloud-based access control to provide users with a centralised security solution in a single pane of glass. With these integrations, IT and security personnel can easily connect and view their facility’s surveillance video alongside the corresponding access event, such as a door held open, or door forced open.

Genea access control uses cloud-based technology to help IT and security teams monitor and secure their facilities. By integrating Genea access control with video management systems (VMS) like Milestone Xprotect and with Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) like Milestone Kite, users can quickly and efficiently respond to unauthorised access attempts and other emergency situations.

Milestone Xprotect and Milestone Kite are distinct solutions, each providing seamless integration capabilities with Genea access control. Xprotect is an on-premises video management solution, while Kite is a cloud-based VSaaS. The Genea integration provides real-time confirmation of access control status with visual monitoring in Genea’s access control. Genea’s flexibility with both Xprotect and Kite extends Milestone's rich ecosystem, affording end-users the freedom to choose the ideal solution for their unique needs.

“As leaders in our respective fields, we saw a mutual opportunity to combine our strengths and deliver an unprecedented open platform security solution,” said Tim Palmquist, Vice President, Americas, Milestone Systems. “The fusion of Genea's cloud-based access control and our Xprotect and Kite video technologies truly amplifies security options and capabilities for our customers.”

The Genea bi-directional integration with Milestone Xprotect offers functionalities such as automated responses to alarms, remote door operations, including Lock, Unlock, and Quick Grant access can be performed from the Milestone Smart Client to Genea hardware. The integration also pulls lists of active users from Genea into the Milestone application, facilitating efficient user profile management.

"We are thrilled to have these integrations with Milestone,” said Mike Maxsenti, General Manager of Access Control at Genea. “We firmly believe that cloud-based integrations like this will help our current and future customers not only improve their security but give them the flexibility and scalability they need over the long run.

By integrating Milestone on-premises and cloud-based video management technologies with Genea Access control, users will have a highly flexible, efficient and scalable solution to meet their security needs.


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