Schlage Partners With Vision Database Systems
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of Schlage contactless smart credentials and readers, announced that it will enter into a technology partnership with Vision Database Systems (VDS), a supplier of ID issuance, management, and ID tracking solutions.
VDS has recently leveraged their development capabilities to integrate their ID management program with Schlage’s high security access control reader and credential products. The partnership will let VDS customers pair open architecture smart credentials and readers from Schlage with the ID issuance, management, and tracking services offered by Vision Database Systems.
"Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is pleased to announce a partnership with a veteran ID technology company like Vision Database Systems, which brings nearly 20 years of ID industry experience to the table,” said John Menzel, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies director of business development. “Their ability to interface with our smart credentials with an equal level of security, utilizing various cryptographic techniques, really sets them apart from the competition. By combining our high security open architecture credentials with their system integration capabilities, we can provide solutions that are much more secure and more flexible than others on the market. This flexibility proves, once again, the importance of an open architecture system over a proprietary credential solution."
“Given our history in the ID Carding space, we are proud to be the first ID software solution with inline encoding and decoding of the non-proprietary Schlage card, which allows our customers to provide 21st Century security with an optimal ROI but, most importantly, lets our customers control the destiny of their ID card programs,” said Emil Bonaduce, president of Vision Database Systems.
Over the last 15 years, VDS has made IDMS ID carding software an open industry standard which interfaces to most popular plastic printers and works well with access control systems, library, food, and even some prominent proprietary campus software. It has been instrumental with helping more 50 of the largest colleges in the United States navigate from magnetic stripe cards to proximity cards and, now, to popular smart card technologies, while keeping investments in their infrastructures secure.