Avoid Vendor Lock-In
Symphony AC eliminates vendor lock-in by supporting a wide range of controller hardware, including systems from Axis, HID, Mercury, ZKAccess, Allegion, and Assa Abloy. In addition, it integrates with industry-standard intrusion, HVAC, and elevator control panels. Controllers from different vendors may be used within the same deployment, appearing together in a hierarchical list that expands to show connected devices like door contacts, strikes, and readers.
Link Access Control Events to Video
Symphony AC monitors all events generated by the access control devices, including card swipes, door activity, trigger activations, schedule changes, and operator activity. Access control events can be used to trigger alarms in the Symphony VMS Alarm Console as well as within the AC software itself in either an alarm window or on a graphical map. When displayed in the Symphony VMS, the alarms are linked with video, enabling security personnel to immediately view events as they occur as well as post-incident analysis. On-screen commands, such as alarm mask, door unlock, or auxiliary device activation/deactivation, are also supported.
Simplified Deployment and Support
Managing building security via the deployment of both Symphony AC and Symphony VMS simplifies installation, training, and support requirements. Help is available from a single phone number or email address, and issues can be resolved without being bounced back and forth between vendors. Licensing is also simplified. Both Symphony AC and Symphony VMS use per-device licensing, meaning you only need to license for your immediate requirements. You retain the option to add additional doors, devices, or cameras at a later time, without having to upgrade or install new software.
Zones, Access Levels, and Schedules
Symphony AC enables site owners to divide the building into logical access zones and enable/disable access based on user access levels. Access can also be controlled based on business schedules as well as individual employee vacation dates. For example, access to public areas may be uncontrolled during business hours but require a card swipe after hours.
Point and Click Report Generation
System administrators can easily generate historical event reports based on various criteria, including by person, reader, and event type. Reports can be exported as PDF, CSV and XML formats for use in other applications.
Symphony AC includes a Personnel Manager module to easily administer and provision access privileges for employees. The software module supports access levels, templating, activity history, custom fields, vacation times, PINs, and photo upload (via files or TWAIN-compatible cameras). User data can also be pulled from HR systems, Active Directory, SQL Server, Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) sources, and text/CSV files.
Import Existing Configuration Data
Symphony AC is designed to work with a wide variety of third-party systems and includes a data import utility for scheduling regular updates using Active Directory, Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), comma-separated values (CSV), and tab-delimited text data sources. This enables the system to be integrated with HR databases and other systems to streamline building and employee operations.
Symphony AC uses an open architecture that enables organizations to manage access control and other building devices from multiple vendors from a single, easy to use interface.