• Open Access API

Open Access API

Did you know...that OpenAccess API enables unique solutions for OnGuard customers?

Lenel® OnGuard® customers continue to impress us with their innovative solutions using our APIs. Aside from the typical interfaces to HR systems and credential enrollment workflow systems, we have customers that use our APIs to interface to parking management systems, facility systems for tracking real-estate utilization, and critical event management systems that enable communication with offsite employees using mobile devices. Availability of OnGuard APIs gives companies a path to expand the value of security systems by leveraging those systems to introduce efficiencies to adjacent business processes, transforming a cost to an operational efficiency.

Lenel has provided APIs as part of its open architecture platform; this has been one key contributor to its success. The OpenAccess API continues this trend, and is also unique in several ways.

OpenAccess API...

    • Is a RESTful®, web services API
    • Offers cross-platform support (e.g. Linux®, Windows®, MacOS®, iOS®, Android®, etc.)
    • Brings Multi-threaded processing unlike our previous API set
      Includes security features such as TLS encryption and session tokens
    • Is the same API that is used in all new OnGuard applications

And because Lenel engineers use this same API in OnGuard application development, customers leveraging OpenAccess will enjoy these additional benefits:

  • A more robust API used by core product and therefore, utilized frequently in countless environments
  • Better performance as engineers continue to improve Key Performance Metrics to ensure OnGuard's leadership
  • Ever expanding capabilities - OpenAccess will continue to be extended with each release as we continue development outlined in our future roadmap
Going forward, OpenAccess is the API that will be used by all of our certified partners who may have used legacy DataConduIT® API in the past. Interfaces developed with DataConduIT will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future, however, there is no active development. All new features will be made available only in OpenAccess.