Have you dreamt of combining multiple security solutions into one dashboard? Now you can.
Genea Access Control has partnered with Rhombus Systems to bring security teams a streamlined way of monitoring their workplace(s). The powerful integration allows teams to view security footage within the Access Control dashboard, eliminating the need to log in and navigate across multiple systems. This native video management integration goes a step further with other unique features.
Benefits of Video Management + Access Control
The API integration between Rhombus’ video management and Genea Access Control improves the overall security experience. The integration helps IT and security teams improve the speed at which they respond to emergencies. Since video is transmitted directly to the Genea Access Control dashboard, teams can quickly react when an incident occurs.
Some of the features include:
- Door Mapping- Link security cameras to door access events.
- Real-time Video Feeds- When an incident takes place, an alarm will trigger
- Facial Recognition- Rhombus identifies employees based on the credentials created in Access Control.
- Event Markers- Quickly scrub to an access event for review.
- Intuitive Video Player
“This is an important integration with a well-respected provider,” said Product Director Matija Abicic. “Rhombus is a key emerging player in the security industry, and we’re looking forward to working with them.”
How the API Integration Works
Genea is a cloud-based system that runs on non-proprietary hardware. An added benefit of the cloud is its ability to quickly sync different security tools (unlike their on-premises counterparts). In the case of the Genea-Rhombus integration, two things are needed: Rhombus video management (security cameras, platform) and Genea Access Control (dashboard, door alarms). With this equipment, integrating is easy. Users only need to enter an API token (a string of numbers) to link the two systems.
Mapping Doors with Rhombus Video Management
The Genea-Rhombus integration gives users the ability to map door alarms to security video feeds. When a door event occurs, such as the door being forced open, video from the Rhombus video management system appears in the Genea Access Control platform. Users can quickly see what is happening and react in the case of an emergency.
Access Control with Facial Recognition
Whether streaming live or playing back recorded video footage, the Genea-Rhombus integration includes a facial recognition feature. This tool helps identify the people coming and going from a given workspace.
For example, if an employee named Amanda enters the office, the system will identify her and tag her within the video player’s timeline. This feature gives security teams an easy reference point when skimming through footage.
The Genea-Rhombus integration is particularly important when monitoring for anti-passback and tailgating scenarios. If Desmond attempts access by using Amanda’s key card, Rhombus’ facial recognition will note the discrepancy and alert the security team.
The system also notes tailgating scenarios. If Amanda uses her key card, passes through the doorway, and holds the door open for Desmond, the system will raise an alert.
“Genea takes tremendous pride in strengthening relationships with our customers and partners,” Abicic said. “Ultimately, integrating with an innovative technology such as Rhombus does just that.”
Genea Access Control Connects Your System
Did you know Rhombus is not Genea’s only video management integration? Genea is always adding additional integrations, giving IT and security teams the tools they need most. Unlike other access control providers, Genea does not charge extra fees for out-of-the-box integrations. Curious to learn more?