The Highly Commended Access Control Product Award was presented to Milestone Systems from Denmark – for the Milestone Xprotect Access Control Module. The judges commented. ”Milestone Systems aims to unite access control and video in this innovative purpose designed integration interface allowing for global third part interoperability. A great contribution towards a more open access control market.”
An interesting thing about this year's edition of the DIA was that many many of the nominated manufacturers were listed in the "wrong category". Axis and Milestone would usually be categorised as CCTV finalists, but this time they were nominated in the Access Control section. RCO Security, a successful access control manufacturer was represented in the Alarm & Detection category, where we also had Flir Systems, normally belonging to the CCTV category. It seems to be that the different product categories are getting closer to each other each year.
"Add to this that the outcome of this year's DIA included Axis as the winner of the access control category followed by Milestone Systems, in both cases the motivations from the jury were that they represent open platform technology, which can be regarded as a clear statement from the DIA panel of judges. Proprietary systems are after all dominating the access control market of today, but things are slowly changing towards more open technology, even in the access control field," concluded Lennart Alexandrie, publisher of Detektor International and CEO at AR Media International said.
Read more about Milestone Systems and the award.