Open Options and OnSSI Announce Bidirectional Access Control and VMS Integration

Addison, TX (November 7, 2017) – Open Options, the leader in open platform access control solutions, and OnSSI, a top provider of video management solutions, have expanded their existing technology partnership to provide a two-way integration between the Ocularis and DNA Fusion applications, allowing access events to be shown in the VMS client.

Open Options has supported an integration with OnSSI for several years that allows DNA Fusion users the ability to pull up live and recorded video based on access events, utilize video tool tips from the camera tree, view video graphics on maps, and handle PTZ camera controls all through the DNA Fusion interface.

With OnSSI’s Ocularis version 5.4 VMS solution, users now have the option to view and manage DNA Fusion events through the software’s event manager. Events are simply filtered through a proxy configurator where the operator can select specific events to be surfaced in the Ocularis interface.

Additional features of the integration include the option to bundle events for streamlined alert actions, associate cameras to certain types of events, export a video clip and send as an attachment via email, and various other improvements for an enhanced customer experience.

“This integration between Ocularis and DNA Fusion provides users with the ability to easily combine access control and video into a powerful, effective, and intelligent solution that increases both security and situational awareness,” said Mulli Diamant, VP of International Business Development, OnSSI. “Because Ocularis and DNA Fusion are both built on open architecture platforms, this integrated solution is capable of delivering more robust intelligence across multiple platforms.”

“The introduction of this new functionality by OnSSI has allowed Open Options a simple yet powerful way to deliver our access control events and system data into the Ocularis interface. This expanded integration benefits the end user by giving them a choice in where they can monitor and manage their unified security system,” said Brent Doherty, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Open Options.

About OnSSI

On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) was founded in 2002 with the goal of developing comprehensive and intelligent IP video surveillance management software. OnSSI’s Ocularis IP security and surveillance VMS platform increases security, reduces operational costs, and helps organizations move closer to prevention. Ocularis delivers open architecture, flexibility, and scalability for a range of applications including education, gaming, government, healthcare, manufacturing, public safety, transportation, and utilities. OnSSI is headquartered in Pearl River, New York and has representation in over 100 countries. With its acquisition of Germany-based VMS company, SeeTec GmbH and the launch of Ocularis 5, OnSSI continues to drive global expansion and technological innovations.

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