Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”),a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions today announced it has added STid, a French developer of RFID door controllers to its growing ecosystem of supported access control partners. Through this agreement, the STid Architect® series of ergonomic and highly secure RFID readers, which is supported by the Genetec Synergis™ access control system in Genetec Security Center, will be available through Genetec and its certified global network of resellers.
Thanks to the Genetec open-architecture strategy, Synergis end-users now have even more choice for their access control management with the addition of the STid Architect series of ergonomic and highly secure RFID readers. By easing complex ordering processes and reader configurations, Genetec customers can choose the modular, vandal-proof, and highly configurable access control hardware from STid-with a simplified ordering, installation, and maintenance process.
"With STid as an active technology partner in our expanding ecosystem of access control partners, Genetec is able to provide customers total control and choice over the security of credential data from readers to the Synergis access control system," said Derek Arcuri, Product Marketing Manager at Genetec.
The STid Architect series offers secure end-to-end control of an organization's access control data, from reader to controller, using stringent encryption and authentication methods. With STid readers, customers can manage their own secret keys to read Desfire EV1 cards. The STid readers are available with a standard Wiegand interface or with a secured communication channel that mitigates the risk associated with credentials tapping or man-in-the-middle attacks. This is particularly interesting for compliance reasons in instances where keys cannot be stored on the reader itself.
"STid is in a great position to grow its presence in the North American market with strategic partners like Genetec," said Vincent Dupart, Chief Executive at STid. "Customers are looking for secure, open, and user-friendly solutions-three key success factors that give STid and Genetec solutions stand-out options in their respective markets," added Dupart.
Genetec develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators, and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems. For more information about Genetec, visit: genetec.com