Schneider Electric makes splash with MSP integration

April 10, 2024
Energy industry giant Schneider Electric announced a new partnership with IPConfigure to integrate video surveillance solutions into the company’s buildings platform.

As the security industry kicks off a parade of technology innovation at ISC West Wednesday, energy industry giant Schneider Electric announced a new partnership with IPConfigure to integrate video surveillance solutions into the company’s buildings platform.

IPConfigure, a leading managed service provider of business security, will integrated into Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Buildings platform.

The companies say the combination of Schneider Electric's Access Expert and Security Expert products with IPConfigure's Orchid video management system (VMS) will provide “a comprehensive and integrated solution for protecting people, assets, and data.

"The partnership with IPConfigure reflects Schneider Electric's commitment to a digital future that offers our channels and customers long-term technology solutions that modernize and future-proof buildings," said James Mylett, Senior Vice President of U.S. Digital Buildings at Schneider Electric.

"Matching the needs of the customer with both Schneider Electric and IPConfigure's standard of providing a single-source, simplified security management and building operations tool has always been top priority, in addition to excellent service, insight and leadership for our products."

EcoStruxure and Orchid Security Solutions are currently being used by global and national enterprises, including some of the largest fast-food companies, retailers and school districts in the U.S. Features of Orchid that will be integrated with EcoStruxure include:

On-Premise and Cloud Options: Orchid supports single to multi-site configurations locally or via the cloud. It offers solutions for both private networks, hybrid cloud (local recording with cloud management) or pure cloud configurations.

OS and Hardware Agnostic: Orchid can be installed on Windows or Linux devices to record thousands of different camera models using open standards such as Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF).

  • Scalable Recording Environments: Orchid enables the recording and management of any number of cameras, locations, and users through a single interface, accommodating from one to an unlimited scale seamlessly.
  • Customizable Interfaces: Orchid utilizes open standards, providing a complete web browser interface and an open API for seamless third-party integrations. The accessible RESTful API enables effortless customization and script development for both technology partners and customers.
  • Seamless User Access: A refreshingly intuitive, browser-based interface has been shown to encourage swift adoption and increased usage of the camera system. Single Sign-On integrations automatically adjust users to allow secure access throughout changing roles in the organization. Easily grant permissions access to selected capabilities, cameras, and locations with specific users and user groups.

"Our Orchid video management platform embodies simplicity at its core, offering users a seamless and straightforward solution," said Christopher Uiterwyk, CEO of IPConfigure. "Pairing it with EcoStruxure equips users with the precise technology needed to swiftly and decisively address their digital security needs with unparalleled efficiency and effectiveness."

Orchid's integration with Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure Buildings platform will put leading video security technology into EcoStruxure's existing energy management tools that outfit new and existing buildings with smart technologies that enable measurement of energy usage.

This integration extends both companies' global reach, delivering deployment for global architectures and substantial benefits to multinational customers seeking enhanced security and energy efficiency solutions.

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