Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) has received Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) Certification confirmation for the integration of OnGuard® access control 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1 via Milestone XProtect Access 2017 R2. With this certification, Lenel customers using Milestone VMS can view and manage the OnGuard access control events from the XProtect user interface, improving their operational efficiency.
Prior to this integration, customers were required to switch over to the Lenel OnGuard Alarm Monitoring application for managing access control events. Now customers have the option to manage and view traditional access control events in the Milestone XProtect interface depending on their operational preference.
“The OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) embodies Lenels commitment to providing our customers with as many options as possible to create a security solution that perfectly meets their needs,” said John Marchioli, Director of Strategic Alliances, Lenel
Through the Lenel OAAP Certification, OnGuard users not only gain a wealth of customizable solutions, but also the assurance that any interface they choose has been tested and certified by Lenel for stability and uninterrupted OnGuard functionality.
“Customers increasingly are demanding the efficiencies that come from unifying operations of multiple security systems, whenever possible. Lenel and Milestone share the same business goals of open platform architecture that enables just such beneficial integrated solutions,” stated Reinier Tuinzing, Strategic Alliances Manager – Americas, Milestone Systems
For years, security operators have been using multiple systems in parallel to accomplish their safety goals, many from various manufacturers with disparate protocols and structures. Thanks to open platform Application Program Interfaces (APIs), this scenario is becoming a thing of the past. Time is saved and situational awareness is improved for more appropriate, faster responses.
Certifying the integration with documented results of the testing ensures partners and customers greater confidence in both the installation and operation of the combined solution, worldwide. More information on these can be found in the Milestone Solution Finder.
Milestone also offers two free online eLearning courses on how to install and configure both integrations between Lenel OnGuard and Milestone XProtect VMS. These courses are available on the Milestone Partner Learning Portal in the Developing and Configuring Integrations eLearning category. Anyone who sets up a My Milestone login, including end users, can access these free eLearning courses.
This progression of the strategic alliance between Lenel and Milestone supports the announcement made in April of this year that the companies’ combined offerings are now available in the Americas through the Lenel sales channel, and with reduced licensing fees.