IndigoVision announces integration with S2 access control products

IP video security specialist says new S2 Integration Module was developed as a result of recent government, retail and transport projects.

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IndigoVision has announced the release of its twenty-third Integration Module, enabling data from S2 access control systems to be seamlessly managed within IndigoVision’s open platform IP video security solution. The release of the S2 Integration Module continues IndigoVision’s open approach and strategy for security systems integration, giving greater freedom of choice and better system scalability with exceptional future-proofing of security installations, says the company.

“There is a growing trend among video security manufacturers to acquire access control companies,” comments John Semple, IndigoVision’s head of product management. “Having a single manufacturer for both access control and video security may sound ideal, but there are major issues with that approach." The principal issue is that of limited choice, adds Semple -- i.e., different access control companies have strengths in different market verticals or geographies, due to specific product features or support infrastructure.

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IndigoVision says its open approach to systems integration gives greater freedom of choice, allowing customers to use the best access control system for their individual requirements. IndigoVision says the new S2 Integration Module was developed as a result of government, retail and transport projects, where IndigoVision and S2 have strong experience.

Another issue with a single manufacturer providing both access control and video is limited scalability. When multiple sites need to be connected in a single security system, those sites often have existing access control systems installed. IndigoVision notes that its open platform strategy means existing access control systems, from multiple manufacturers, can be seamlessly integrated into video.

IndigoVision's Integration Modules cover leading access control systems, including those from Lenel, Gallagher, Honeywell and Software House. "By providing both better system scalability and greater freedom of choice, IndigoVision’s open approach and strategy for security systems integration clearly delivers exceptional future-proofing of security installations,” concludes IndigoVision's Semple.

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