Genetec and Alutel Mobility Extend Access Control with Mobile Reader Capabilities

Strategic relationship with Alutel brings mobility to Security Center Synergis with mobile readers that can generate access events, virtual areas and geo-fence alerts from any location

MONTREAL, August 11, 2017 - Genetec Inc. (“Genetec"), a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions, today announced that its technology partner Alutel Mobility, a manufacturer of mobile access control systems, now offers extended access control capabilities to open areas like transport facilities, construction sites, mining, oil and gas operations, and education establishments without having to rely on physical readers or installations. Alutel Mobile is available now for Genetec ™ Security Center, the company’s unified, open-architecture platform that combines access control, video management systems and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR).

Alutel worked closely with Genetec to integrate their mobile readers with Security Center. By taking advantage of the Genetec software development kit (SDK), Alutel developed integrated functionality in Security Center Synergis™ that allows its mobile readers to function the same way as traditional readers and panels or electronic locks. These mobile readers can synchronize cardholder information, badges, schedules, and access rules, while also reading barcodes and QR codes, which trigger alarms and generate valid and invalid access events, depending on rule configurations.

Installed on smart phones and tablets, Alutel Mobile can read popular credential types including: HID, Prox, HID iCLASS, TWIC, PIV, and AWID. Even when the mobile reader is disconnected from Synergis, an offline mode ensures uninterrupted service. Virtual areas can be created with defined geo-fences in areas of interest that trigger an 'event' when a device enters or leaves that zone. Mustering reports can be generated in real-time during evacuation scenarios, helping to know how many employees are 'checked-in' safe, and who remains unaccounted for.  

"Alutel Mobility expands the access control possibilities for Genetec Security Center end-users by adding access control features capable of working in places without physical installations," said José Grudzien, President of Alutel Mobility. "By using smartphones and rugged tablets running on iOS or Android, every client can affordably benefit from this mobile extension."  

"As Genetec continues to be recognized as a leading innovator for access control technology, partners like Alutel Mobility help extend the enterprise capabilities for a greater number of customers," said Thibaut Louvet, Genetec product group director for access control research and development.  

To learn more about Alutel Mobility applications for Genetec Security Center, contact: [email protected].

To learn more about Genetec Security Center, contact: [email protected].

About Genetec

Genetec develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems. For more information about Genetec, visit: genetec.com

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