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Genetec Inc’s Synergis product, the IP access control part of its management software Security Center, is now able to manage SALTO’s stand-alone battery-operated locks. Synergis customers can replace traditional mechanical locks with Salto SVN-enabled locks to secure doors and entrances that were traditionally too expensive to network with either wired or wireless locks, the firms say.

Using RFID (radio-frequency identification), SALTO SVN stand-alone locks (such as escutcheons, electronic cylinders, locker locks and electronic padlocks) communicate with a central server by using a smart data-on-card system as their network: all access data is stored on and distributed by the keycard. When presenting the keycard to an offline stand-alone door, locker, cabinet or server rack, this controls access rights to that door; and thanks to two-way communication, the door also writes data like access rights, blacklist information or battery status back onto the card. The keycard then transmits this data back to Synergis via online wall readers that are able to update and receive information from the cards, anytime and anywhere in the building.

Derek Arcuri, Access Control Product Marketing Manager at Genetec says: “Customers who rely on traditional mechanical brass keys for interior openings like doors, cabinets and lockers are all too familiar with the tremendous costs and loss of time associated with rekeying and lock reprogramming. The integration between SALTO SVN and Security Center Synergis unlocks an opportunity for customers to efficiently heighten their security without the added expense of adding network access to each interior opening.”

The SALTO range of SVN supported locks includes the XS4 range of escutcheons, electronic cylinders, and the SALTO platform. By using a SALTO SVN system, customers can cut out the need to replace locks when security is breached due to the loss of theft of mechanical keys. Access cards and locks can be updated, restricted or deleted remotely.

Bill Wood, President of Salto Systems, North America, says: “For customers who wish to include offline locks in their managed access control infrastructure the only option was – until now – to replace these standalone locks with more expensive hard wired or wireless options. The SALTO SVN-enabled locks are not only priced similarly to traditional locks, but they can now be integrated and managed within Synergis through the movement of SALTO SVN smartcards.”

The SALTO XS4 platform is available through Genetec and its certified resellers. Visit:


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