|The Paxton and Milestone integration associates cameras with doors and displays real-time video footage as video events and access alarms occur
Paxton, provider of electronic IP access control and door entry solutions has announced the integration of its networked access control system, Net2, with Milestone Systems. The integration allows the user to display access control events and monitor video surveillance cameras from the, Milestone XProtect Smart Client.
Paxton has developed a plugin using Milestone’s MIP SDK 2016, that can be added to the Milestone XProtect (VMS) linking Paxton Net2 access control information to the Milestone XProtect Smart Client interface.
The integration associates cameras with doors and displays real-time video footage as video events and access alarms occur. The software can be configured so pop up notifications instantly gain the operator’s attention to an event of interest. Doors can be locked or unlocked directly from the XProtect Smart Client interface, where user information and events can be displayed to provide full visibility to the operator on who is accessing areas throughout a site.
Combining access control with VMS
Paxton provides industry-leading access control systems which meet the challenges and trends of the security market. With over 30 years’ experience, they offer engineering excellence, creating simple, yet intelligent and innovative products with simplicity designed in, ensuring they are straightforward to install, use and maintain. Net2 is their popular access control solution. The security system offers centralised administration and control of sites ranging from one to hundreds of doors, and thousands of users.
Milestone Systems was founded in 1998 and is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software. Its technology is easy to manage, reliable and provides flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems.
Integrated security solutions
Reinier Tuinzing, Strategic Alliances Manager, Americas, at Milestone Systems, said, “We are very pleased to strengthen the long-term partnership between Paxton and Milestone. As mutual proponents of open platform software, this latest integration offers our customers the choice to operate their access control from the XProtect video client.”
Chris Wilson, Paxton’s Product Manager, said, “We are pleased to work again with our long-standing partner, Milestone. Integrating with the XProtect Access 2016 plug-in will bring even more simplicity and convenience to our dealers and customers. With the robust platforms offered by both companies, dealers and end users alike can rest assured they have selected a great solution for their physical security needs.”
Delivering assured quality video and access control solution
The integration between Paxton Net2 with Milestone XProtect VMS using XProtect Access 2016 is a Milestone Certified Solution. This means that the interoperability has been fully tested and documented in four key areas: functionality, usability, performance and partner assessment.
This provides the assurance that the integration will function and perform as a proven, certified solution, which delivers confidence to those specifying, implementing and operating the combined video and access control solution.