Genetec Wins IFSEC 2013 ‘Access Control Product’ of the Year

BIRMINGHAM, UK, May 15, 2013 - Genetec™, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a leading provider of world-class unified IP security solutions was awarded the Access Control Product of the Year award for its Synergis Master Controller (SMC) at this week’s prestigious 2013 IFSEC and Firex Awards. Judging panels rated the Genetec SMC features best-in-class for its fast and efficient set-up, affordable integration, and the most future-proof investment for security installations.

Introduced in February 2013, the Genetec SMC is an intelligent IP controller designed to secure any organisation's facilities and buildings. When modernizing an existing access control installation, it allows organisations to migrate to an IP-based access control solution while leveraging their network infrastructure, existing equipment and wiring. The benefits of unification across security and IT applications can therefore be realised without the need to rip out and replace.

"Genetec continually challenges itself to anticipate the technology needs of our customers, finding and validating an innovative and creative solution to unifying legacy access control systems was a key achievement for our product development team," said Pierre Racz, Genetec CEO. "We are honoured that the Genetec Synergis Master Controller is being recognized by the market and our customers as a powerful catalyst for building a unified, IP-based security management solution."   The Genetec SMC is radically different from similar products on the market as it offers open access control and provides native support of widely-deployed and non-proprietary security modules from leading access control and hardware vendors.

For further information about the Genetec Synergis Master Controller, or to speak to a senior Genetec spokesperson, please contact Robert Hickling at [email protected] or on +44 (0)20 8971 6400.

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company's flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: genetec.com

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