EasyLobby announces integration of its SVM software with UTC Fire & Security’s GE access control systems

Needham MA, March 22, 2010 – EasyLobby, a leading provider of secure visitor management solutions, has announced the availability of an add-on software module that tightly integrates EasyLobby's SVM (Secure Visitor Management) software with UTC Fire & Security’s (UTCFS) line of GE access control systems, including Picture Perfect, Facility Commander Wnx, Secure Perfect and Diamond II. As part of the announcement, UTCFS has also become an authorized reseller for the full line of EasyLobby visitor management products, and will be offering the integrated solution to its dealers and customers worldwide.

With the software integration module, customers using SVM and UTCFS access control will be able to issue different levels of access to visitors, contractors and employees directly from the EasyLobby SVM visitor form. When a visitor or contractor is badged using SVM, the person’s name and photo, the employee being visited, the access level granted, the card number, and the expiration date/time is automatically passed from the SVM database to the UTC database, and the prox card (or barcode) is activated in real-time. In addition, when the visitors checks out of EasyLobby, the UTC system is immediately notified and the card is deactivated. Cards do not need to be pre-programmed, and they can be re-used.

"More and more of our customers are implementing this type of integration between our visitor management system and their access control system to provide access to a turnstile, door or elevator," said Howard Marson, CEO of EasyLobby. "The tight integration with UTCFS allows our joint customers to quickly and easily grant proximity card (or barcode) access to those visitors or contractors that require it, without having to expose the access control system to their guards and receptionists working in the lobby."

"Our customers are asking for a more complete, integrated solution for lobby management and access control," said Peter Boriskin, Sr. Product Manager for UTCFS/GE. "The addition of EasyLobby to our security product offering helps us satisfy that need."

Pricing and Availability

The EasyLobby-UTC integration module, plus EasyLobby's full suite of visitor management and web pre-registration software, and a broad array of value-added peripherals (passport/license/business scanners and readers, badge printers, cameras, signature pads, barcode scanners, fingerprint readers, card readers, etc.) are available immediately from both UTCFS and EasyLobby, or select dealers worldwide.