Since 1995, Lenel, a provider of advanced security systems, and Mercury Security, a leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware, have collaborated to deliver innovative, open access control solutions to security professionals around the globe.
To recognise this significant and long-established business relationship, Mercury has named Lenel it’s first-ever Platinum Premier partner. Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
New Mercury partner programme category
“Our valued business relationships are essential to Mercury’s business and ongoing growth,” said Matthew Barnette, President of Mercury Security. “We consider a range of factors when we look at our technology collaborators. Lenel’s commitment and our joint success drove the formation of a new Mercury partner programme category, with the appointment of Lenel as the first to obtain Platinum Premier status.”
The companies hit a significant milestone with the celebration of their 20-year relationship in September 2015, followed by the November 2016 release of the jointly-developed InfoGraphics bridge board for Facility Commander™ Wnx (FC Wnx), Diamond II and Sapphire customers – available only through Lenel.
Ron Virden, Managing Director, global access solutions, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, said: “This announcement builds on the rich history between our two companies. Lenel’s focus on software and Mercury’s hardware expertise, combined with a mutual commitment to deliver powerful end-to-end solutions, has created a great value proposition for our customers.”
Lenel has simultaneously reinvented the OnGuard experience to make it more Web and mobile friendly
Joint commitment to advancing the industry
Over the last two years, both companies have experienced an exciting period of innovation. Mercury released new hardware to Lenel, including the LNL-1300e IP single door and alarm panel interface, and the LNL-4420 advanced dual reader controller with increased system capacities. They also provided different options for Honeywell, Tyco and legacy Lenel systems customers to move from their formerly proprietary hardware to open Mercury solutions. In addition, Mercury enhanced their feature set in areas such as BACnet and OSDP v2 support.
In that same time, Lenel has released four major versions of its leading OnGuard® platform, supporting all of Mercury’s new boards, migration solutions and many new features.
Virden went on to say that, “Lenel has simultaneously reinvented the OnGuard experience to make it more Web and mobile friendly, plus we released our exciting BlueDiamond™ mobile credentialing solution, which includes encrypted Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) communications to many of the Mercury panels we offer.”
“Both companies continue to innovate individually and collaboratively to deliver significant customer benefits, and Lenel’s new Platinum Premier status truly reflects Lenel and Mercury’s joint commitment to advancing our industry,” added Barnette.