Genetec Inc. Achieves Mercury Security Platinum Elite Partner Status

New Status Reflects On-Going Commitment to Innovative Access Control Integrations with Mercury Solutions

Montréal, QC, March 1, 2017 - Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions today announced that Mercury Security, the global leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware, has chosen Genetec to join its group of Platinum Elite Partners. The Platinum Elite Program recognizes Mercury's select business partners who demonstrate sustained market growth, and access control technology based on an open architecture with the deepest levels of integration with Mercury solutions.

By achieving Platinum Elite Partner status, Genetec will be able to further enhance its collaborative relationship with Mercury by serving as an extension of both companies engineering and development teams. Together, Genetec and Mercury will be able to collaborate even more closely to provide advanced solutions that address the increasing demand for a more open approach to update legacy access control modules to a unified, IP-based system.

"As a Mercury Security technology partner and reseller for just a few short years, we take pride in having achieved Platinum Elite status so rapidly," said Derek Arcuri, Product Marketing Manager at Genetec. "With our shared commitment to developing advanced access control solutions based on an open architecture, we are confident we will make the market's transition to IP access control and unified security as simple and cost efficient as possible for our joint customers and integrators," added Arcuri.

"Genetec has grown to become a leading force in the Access Control industry, and a trusted partner to Mercury," said Matt Barnette, President of Mercury Security. "We are pleased to add them to our chosen group of Platinum Elite Partners and look forward to working even more closely with their engineering and development teams to deliver open, Authentic Mercury based solutions to the market."

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:

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