by Brianna Crandall — August 27, 2018 — Vanderbilt, a global provider of state-of-the-art security systems, and Genetec, a global provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions, recently announced an integration partnership designed to give facilities managers (FMs) and other end-users centralized control of their intrusion detection systems.
This strategic relationship is developed through the integration of Vanderbilt SPC-label intrusion detection panels with Genetec Security Center. This certified integration will benefit end-users with centralized monitoring, control, and reporting of information and events from the Vanderbilt SPC intrusion system inside Genetec Security Center.
The Vanderbilt SPC system protects businesses, properties, and assets for users who want an intrusion detection system that offers versatile operation and comprehensive alarm management functionality. Using cloud services, end-user apps, and a dedicated software suite, SPC provides cutting-edge intrusion detection.
Genetec Security Center is a unified security platform that blends internet protocol (IP) security systems within a single intuitive interface to unify and simplify operations. From access control, video surveillance, and automatic license plate recognition to communications, intrusion detection, and analytics, Security Center is designed to empower an organization through enhanced situational awareness, unified command and control, and connectivity to the cloud.
The integration allows for several features such as synchronization, monitoring, and reporting on activities related to SPC.
John O’Donnell, product manager at Vanderbilt, explains:
The Vanderbilt SPC system provides a powerful integration platform, and with the integration to Genetec Security Center it will provide our mutual customers with a unified platform for their security and video needs.
For instance, system users can monitor SPC panel state changes in real time using the Monitoring and Maps task in Security Desk. They can also create event-to-actions for events that are sent from the SPC detection unit, or silence alarms on intrusion detection areas in Security Desk using the intrusion detection area widget. Reports on activities related to SPC intrusion detection areas can also be generated.
The Genetec extension will allow support for the SPC 4000, 5000 and 6000 series systems. This is available from Genetec on systems running Security Center version 5.6SR1 and later.
Louis-Rene Bergeron, commercial lead for External Systems Integration at Genetec, commented:
Genetec is excited to welcome this integration of the Vanderbilt SPC intrusion panels as a supported part of our own open-architecture, unified IP security platform in Security Center. As a growing number of our enterprise, government, retail, transit and education end-users unify their access control systems with their video management systems, intrusion monitoring and detection is a critical operational necessity. Vanderbilt technology is a valuable add into our ecosystem of technology partners.