Open Options Expands Elevator Partner Portfolio with Schindler Integration

Addison, TX (January 22, 2019) – Open Options, the leading provider of innovative access control solutions, has recently completed a technology partnership with Schindler, one of the world’s leading providers of elevators, escalators, and moving walks, allowing users yet another option with their access and elevator control solution.

New with DNA Fusion version, the Schindler third-party database interface gives users the ability to manage their elevator dispatch control through the user-friendly DNA Fusion platform. All access information is set up within the Schindler Port Technology system, and DNA Fusion allows the operator to set up special access levels that reference those Port Technology profiles. This allows cardholder, credential, and access information to be transferred in real-time to the Schindler Port Technology system.

Ideal for multi-elevator installations, this solution groups passengers with similar destinations into the same elevators. This ultimately reduces wait and travel times when compared to a traditional approach, where all passengers enter the same lift and then request their destination. Additional benefits include a single interface for access and elevator events, increased facility security and efficiency, cost savings, and much more.

"We're excited to offer a joint solution between our DNA Fusion access control software and multiple elevator management platforms, including our most recent integration with Schindler," said Open Options Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Brent Doherty. "Open Options is dedicated to providing open platform solutions, which is why we continually work with leading security providers and technologies to develop integrations that provide end users best-of-breed solutions to complement their access control system."

Open Options also has technology partnerships with other leading elevator manufacturers thyssenkrupp, KONE, and Otis.

About Open Options

Since its founding in 1997, Open Options has been a pioneer in the open platform community, focused on helping customers improve security by building trust through the most connected experience. Today, the company continues to be a leading provider of innovative access control solutions with the most experienced, highly qualified service and support teams in the industry, providing access that connects. Open Options’ flagship access control platform, DNA Fusion, seamlessly connects with leading security technologies — including video, biometrics, wireless locks, and more — to provide customers with a best-in-class security solution. Our customer-first, open business culture and dedication to customer care through the Connect Care experience are what set us apart; when you do business with Open Options, you’re doing business with real people who care about your experience. To learn more about Open Options and our solutions, visit