LenelS2 and Milestone Systems Expand Partnership
LenelS2, provider in advanced security systems, and Milestone Systems, an international open platform developer of networked video management software (VMS), announced a 10-year agreement for LenelS2 to distribute Milestone products globally. The companies had a previous agreement for North America. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group.
The joint offering of LenelS2 OnGuard® access control and Milestone XProtect® video management software through the LenelS2 channel lowers the total cost of ownership for end users and integrators by offering reduced licensing fees and efficient pre- and post-sales support. This integration, which has been successful through the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) and Milestone Certified Solution, provides customers with tight, efficient interoperability between the OnGuard and Milestone XProtect systems.
“We’re excited to expand this proven, integrated access-video offering to customers globally,” said Jeff Stanek, president, LenelS2. “This strategic integration will provide our partners the benefit of a leading, unified offering from the top VMS and access control solution providers in the global security industry. This integration includes a seamless user experience and specific interface enhancements across our systems, a direct outcome of the collaborative effort.”
“Customers have reacted very well to our collaboration,” said Kenneth Hune Petersen, chief sales & marketing officer, Milestone Systems. “Rather than being locked into a single provider, customers can work with two leading companies that have real synergies. As security threats become more sophisticated, continuous innovations with strong interfaces between industry leaders are in demand. That’s what this alliance delivers.”
“We are excited that this agreement has been expanded into a global partnership,” said Stephane Baudena, managing director, Fire & Security Products, EMEA, LenelS2. “This will allow us to leverage the momentum and proven success achieved by the North American team.”