Avigilon Broadens Access Control Portfolio

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Video surveillance and access control provider Avigilon Corporation on June 16 introduced the latest version of its access control manager (ACM) platform to its product portfolio.

Originally a video surveillance provider only, Avigilon got into access control in May 2013 with the purchase of Red Cloud.

ACM 5.2 provides an IT-friendly solution for organizations of all sizes. This latest version extends the reach of Avigilon's access control offering with a wider range of applications and enhancements that includes the introduction of the Access Control Manager Professional appliance and a deeper integration with the Avigilon Control Center (ACC), Avigilon’s VMS.

"Small- to medium-sized projects with 32 doors or less make up a large portion of the worldwide access control market. Our latest version of ACM provides broader capabilities that enable us to better serve this segment of the market," said Ian Povey, Avigilon’s director of product marketing and product management, in a prepared statement.

Avigilon’s Access Control Manager Professional supports access control installations of up to 32 reader licenses, to address the physical security needs of small to medium-sized sites. ACM Professional is ideally suited for compact spaces and requires minimal power or IT infrastructure.

Access Control Manager 5.2 also features a strengthened integration with the Avigilon Control Center software, deepening Avigilon's end-to-end offering and enabling end users to create a comprehensive security solution.

Users of ACM and ACC can monitor both video and access control events and alarms through a single platform, enabling quicker response times and more efficient management of building security. Avigilon's Alarm Gateway technology allows users to intelligently manage and map alarms between both systems. With the added ability to link alarms to identity profiles stored in the system, administrators can create specifications, unique to their organization, for a deeper level of security.