George Moawad - country manager ANZ, Genetec.

Genetec has received Class 5 Capability Certification from ASIAL for the Synergis IX access control solution.

The Synergis IX range of hardware devices were specifically created for the Australia and New Zealand market to work with the Genetec Security Center platform to unify access control and intrusion functions with video surveillance, communications and more.

The certification signifies it meets the stringent standards of AS/NZS 2201.1 2007, the Australian and New Zealand standard for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of intruder alarm systems. Typically found in government, military, financial and other high security environments, Class 5 is the highest risk profile classification within this standard. Genetec is the only open and unified ACS and intrusion solution to hold this certification in Australia and New Zealand.

“We’ve been working tirelessly to achieve Certificate of Class 5 Capability for Synergis IX since we launched the product range in July 2019,” said George Moawad, Genetec country manager ANZ. “It’s an honour to to be the only open and unified ACS and intrusion solution to receive this level of certification. For our growing customer base in Australia and New Zealand it provides absolute peace of mind.”

One such customer is NEXTDC, a leading Australian Data-Centre-as-a-Service provider, which has worked with Genetec since 2011.

“We made the decision to standardise our access control and intrusion detection protocol on Synergis IX with Security Center because we were confident Genetec was laser focused on achieving ASIAL Certificate of Class 5 Capability,” said George Dionisopoulos, head of security, NEXTDC.

“Naturally, as a data centre provider, our own customers require the gold-standard when it comes to security, and third-party verification like this is extremely important.”

According to Omdia (Informa)’s latest access control report, Genetec is the fastest growing access control software provider in the world. The report showed Genetec rising to 4th position globally (up from 6th and 8th positions in 2019 and 2018 respectively) with a growth rate of nearly five times the pace of the market. Security Center Synergis is the company’s flagship access control system.