Leading provider of unified IP security solutions, Genetec has announced a strategic partnership with wireless locking solutions specialist Salto to unify IP access control with wireless locking technology. As part of the partnership, Salto SALLIS wireless technology will be integrated with the Genetec Synergis IP-based access control solution.

This integration will enable users to optimise their operations and reduce their expenditures for years to come. Synergis will allow end users to consolidate their new or existing wired and wireless access control systems into one, and centralise monitoring and reporting. Customers will also be able to manage a single cardholder and credential database without having to work with separate wireless systems or duplicate credentials.

The Genetec and Salto partnership will help users easily bridge the gap between IP access control and wireless locking solutions, expand the reach of existing access control systems, and reduce the installation costs typically associated with wired solutions for doors where wireless technology makes more sense.

According to Jimmy Palatsoukas, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Genetec, both companies serve customers around the world and the partnership will help deliver joint solutions that will respond to local needs as well as those of multi-site and multi-national installations looking for wireless options.

Jennifer Stack, Vice President Marketing - Salto Systems adds that Genetec and Salto share a culture of innovation and their combined solution will offer unprecedented level of power, flexibility and affordability.

Salto electronic locks will communicate wirelessly with SALLIS routers, which in turn are integrated with Synergis through the Genetec Synergis Master Controller (SMC). The SMC is an intelligent and universal device that manages a growing portfolio of wired and wireless access control devices from leading hardware vendors. The SMC will be able to support both RS-485 and IP-based Salto routers, offering customers alternative installation scenarios.

When Synergis and Salto SALLIS locks are deployed alongside Genetec video surveillance products, it will also be possible for users to view Salto wireless lock events and alarms seamlessly linked with live or recorded video.  This gives security professionals a more complete view of their wireless installation than what is possible with traditional access control products.

The integration with Salto SALLIS is expected to be completed by the end of fiscal Q2 2014 and will be showcased for the first time at IFSEC International 2014 in London in the Genetec booth # F1210.