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Switching Between VMS and Access Control During Incidents is a Thing of the Past

June 30, 2021

When Qognify announced the latest version of its Ocularis video management system (6.0) in December 2020, one of the most ground-breaking additions was the bi-directional event interface. This new functionality addresses one of the biggest painpoints security operators have in handling incidents in real-time – juggling between the VMS and access control system.

When an incident is in progress and every second counts. Switching between the VMS and access control system to obtain a clear operating picture and take the necessary actions, distracting and waste precious time. The new bi-directional interface within Ocularis solves this problem, as access points can now be controlled directly from the VMS user interface. This powerful capability has now been enhanced further by the news that Qognify has joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program and the entire Qognify portfolio including Ocularis, Cayuga and VisionHub has received LenelS2 factory certification.

With Ocularis now interfaced with Lenel’s OnGuard® access control system, security operators are alerted to events from including “access granted” and “door opened.” Conversely, live and archive videos from cameras managed by Ocularis can be displayed in the OnGuard system.

John Marchioli is the OAAP Product Management at LenelS2 and he comments on this important interface: “Qognify has completed required factory testing at LenelS2 to validate the functionality of its interfaces to the OnGuard system. These interfaces provide great options for end users who prefer expanded integrated security solutions.”

For more information about Ocularis 6.0 and the new bi-directional interface click here