Genetec wins award at 2013 IFSEC and Firex Awards

BIRMINGHAM, UK—14 May, 2013— Genetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a leading provider of world-class unified IP security solutions was awarded the Access Control Product of the Year award for its Synergis Master Controller (SMC) at last night’s prestigious 2013 IFSEC and Firex Awards. Judging panels rated the Genetec SMC features best-in-class for its fast and efficient set-up, affordable integration, and the most future-proof investment for security installations.

Introduced in February 2013, the Genetec SMC is an intelligent IP controller designed to secure any organisation’s facilities and buildings. When modernizing an existing access control installation, it allows organisations to migrate to an IP-based access control solution while leveraging their network infrastructure, existing equipment and wiring. The benefits of unification across security and IT applications can therefore be realised without the need to rip out and replace.

“Genetec continually challenges itself to anticipate the technology needs of our customers, finding and validating an innovative and creative solution to unifying legacy access control systems was a key achievement for our product development team,” said Pierre Racz, Genetec CEO. “We are gratified that the Genetec Synergis Master Controller is being recognized by the market and our customers as a powerful catalyst for building a unified, IP-based security management solution.”

The Genetec SMC is radically different from similar products on the market as it offers open access control and provides native support of widely-deployed and non-proprietary security modules from leading access control and hardware vendors.

For further information about the Genetec Synergis Master Controller, or to speak to a senior Genetec spokesperson, please contact Robert Hickling at or on +44 (0)20 8971 6400.