Open Options Integrates With Milestone XProtect Access Control Module (ACM) for an Easy-To-Use Access Control Interface Within XProtect Smart Client

Carrollton, TX and Copenhagen (April 1, 2014)–Open Options, a leading provider of open platform access control, has expanded their integration with Milestone XProtect Video Management Software (VMS) to include the new Access Control Module (ACM).

The Milestone XProtect integration includes a new interface to their new add-on, the XProtect® ACM. While Milestone XProtect® VMS has been accessible from within Open Options DNA Fusion access control software for several years now, the new ACM integration allows Milestone XProtect users to access Open Options DNA Fusion access control software from within the XProtect Smart Client.

Milestone introduced the ACM in late 2013 to provide access control dedicated functions in the XProtect Enterprise, XProtect Professional, and XProtect Express Smart Clients to enable users to effectively monitor events, manually control passage, and conduct access event investigations. The plug-in based integration framework of the XProtect ACM allowed Open Options to integrate and provide another choice in bringing a unified solution to the end customer.

“Open Options is very excited to be demonstrating the interface between DNA Fusion and Milestone’s XProtect Access Control Module at ISC West.  The recent introduction of the ACM add-on by Milestone has allowed Open Options a simple yet powerful way to deliver our access control events and data into the XProtect Smart Client.  This expanded integration benefits the end customer by giving them a choice in where they monitor and manage their unified security system,” said Brent Doherty, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Open Options.

“We are very excited that Open Options, a long-time Milestone Solution Partner, sees the benefit of providing customers with the ability to send access control events to the XProtect Smart Client,” said Reinier Tuinzing, Milestone Systems Strategic Alliance Manager, Americas. “There are increasing requests by Milestone customers who want the option to view the access control events on the XProtect Smart Client, and the XProtect Access Control Module supports Milestone Solution Partners to quickly and easily accomplish that integration.”

Accessing DNA Fusion from within the XProtect Smart Client offers an array of valuable features including the ability to:

·         View live events and alarms.

·         View personnel photos along with card information at the door for visual verification. 

·         Associate video and cameras with access-controlled doors.

·         Add overlay buttons for door control (momentary unlock, change reader mode, etc.).

·         Add overlay buttons for direct commands such as facility lockdown.

·         Aid in investigations by filtering searches to easily find what is needed.

Open Options will demo the Milestone Systems XProtect ACM this week at “the largest physical security trade show in North America” – ISC West in Las Vegas, April 2-4. Design your ISC West schedule now by adding Open Options booth #6103 to the ISC West 2014 Show Planner:

About Milestone Systems

Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the global industry leader in open platform IP video management software. The XProtect® platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-in-class solutions to video enable organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners. For more information, visit


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