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Pelco by Schneider Electric, a global manufacturer of surveillance and security products and technologies, has joined forces with AMAG Technology, a manufacturer of access control and security products. The integration provides a truly integrated and scalable access control and surveillance system management solution enabling end-users across a wide spectrum of applications to make faster and more informed decisions. “The integration of Pelco’s VideoXpert VMS and AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control System provides security professionals with an extremely powerful and versatile system management and control solution,” says Jonathan Lewit, director of technology leadership, Pelco by Schneider Electric. “By engaging with industry leaders like AMAG, Pelco continues to focus its attention of providing users with meaningful innovation that delivers the best combination of performance, functionality, and cost-efficiency they need to best protect their facilities, assets, and people.” Pelco’s VideoXpert VMS and AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control System provides a number of versatile ways to combine surveillance and access devices with software into a unified Security Management System. The integrated solution is standardized for any IP LAN, WAN, or VPN network and is designed for minimal bandwidth use. For small systems, a single PC can host both VideoXpert and Symmetry, acting as both the client and server. Other benefits of the VideoXpert VMS and Symmetry Access Control System integration include: a user interface design with graphical map capability; comprehensive alarm handling features; and the capability for unlimited client workstations, card readers and card holders. As an added bonus, video badging and visitor management software is also included. “As security professionals continue to look for ways to increase efficiencies and control costs, there’s a driving demand for system solutions that seamlessly integrate high performance surveillance and access control technologies,” says Dave Ella, vice president of products and partner programs, AMAG Technology. “With the integration of our Symmetry Access Control System and Pelco’s VideoXpert VMS, users of all sizes, have access to an extremely powerful solution that we believe surpasses their expectations.” Pelco by Schneider Electric is a member of AMAG’s Symmetry Preferred Partner Program. The Program assists companies wishing to develop and certify an interface between their product and Symmetry and provides a clearly defined route for manufacturers to achieve a trusted solution that is tested, certified, and supported by the Partner. As a Symmetry Preferred Partner, Pelco has previously integrated their Endura and Digital Sentry VMS solutions with the Symmetry Access Control System.