Security Hardware and Technology

Give Credit Where Credit is Due When It Comes to Making Integration Easier

One technology leader is making a positive impact on the rise and functionality of electronic security. Operating behind the scenes, you may not be aware of the important role this company plays.

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Lack of synergy among security solutions can be a real restraint when it comes to systems integration. One company’s technology makes it much easier with flexible, adaptable hardware built on an open architecture platform. Mercury Security occupies a distinct manufacturing niche in the security and access control market. The company offers innovative OEM hardware that makes it possible to use a variety of different manufacturers’ products to create an end-to-end integrated system solution.

In collaboration with technology partners since 1992, Mercury hardware allows options. The end result is products with more functionality and features. The capabilities incorporated into the system make them more interoperable.

An open hardware platform minimizes the use of proprietary products and allows customers to be assured they are positioned for future growth as their requirements evolve and change. Mercury Security offers a solution that eliminates the need to rip and replace hardware due to upgrades or enhancements.

Lenel, a leading security systems provider, and Mercury Security have collaborated since 1995 to deliver open access control solutions to security professionals around the globe. To recognize this significant and long-established business relationship, Mercury has named Lenel its first-ever Platinum Premier partner. Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

“Our valued business relationships are essential to Mercury’s business and ongoing growth,” said Matthew Barnette, president of Mercury Security. “We consider a range of factors when we look at our technology collaborators. Lenel’s commitment and our joint success drove the formation of a new Mercury partner program category, with the appointment of Lenel as the first to obtain Platinum Premier status.”

Ron Virden, managing director, global access solutions, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, said that the status recognition by Mercury builds on the rich history between the two companies. “Lenel’s focus on software and Mercury’s hardware expertise, combined with a mutual commitment to deliver powerful end-to-end solutions, has created a great value proposition for our customers,” said Virden.

Mercury Security conducts development and manufacturing operations at a plant in Long Beach, California. Products from the company are primarily marketed to security equipment manufacturers. Among them, in addition to Lenel, Mercury Security provides different options for Honeywell, Johnson Controls/Tyco, Avigilon, Genetec, Open Options, RS2 Technologies, Feenics, IDentiCard, Keri Systems, Maxxess, S2 Security, Vanderbilt, Schneider Electric, Video InSight, Allegion, Assa Abloy, Innovonics and more. Mercury’s enhanced feature set also supports standards such as BACnet and OSDP v2.

Mercury Security hardware is intended to support and simplify difficult or complex installations. Capable of integrating legacy installations of third-party access control hardware, products offer such features as input supervision, biometric reader support, multiple reader modes and card formats, event monitoring and filtering, access and alarm management, scheduled operations, and data security capabilities. Ethernet-ready, fault-tolerant panels are designed to efficiently manage a large network of access control panels within any design system.