Genea Access Control Integrated with Rhombus Video Management

Genea Access Control Integrated with Rhombus Video Management

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.  

Genea Access Control Integrated with Rhombus Video Management

Benefits of integrating Video Management with Access Control

Genea recently announced a full API-based integration between Rhombus’ video management and Genea Access Control. Genea expects that the integration will improve the overall security experience of its client base. 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 enters the office, the system will identify this person and tag him or 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 a user tries presenting another person’s key card to the system, Rhombus’ facial recognition will note the discrepancy and alert the security team. 

The system also notes tailgating scenarios. If one person passes through the doorway and holds the door open for a colleagues or visitor, 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 has integrated with other video management systems. Genea emphasizes that the company does not charge extra fees for out-of-the-box integrations.

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