AMAG Releases Symmetry V8.1 Access Control

AMAG Technology has released Symmetry™ V8.1 Access Control software.  Symmetry V8.1 is available in all product editions:  Symmetry Business, Professional, Enterprise, Homeland and Global.  Symmetry products give customers a comprehensive end-to-end software platform so users can manage all their security needs while reducing risk and meeting industry compliance.

“The Symmetry V8.1 upgrade delivers many access control, intrusion and video enhancements to our software,” said AMAG Technology’s Access Control Product Manager, Andy Goodwin.  “Key improvements provide increased functionality, additional third party integrations and compatibility with our new web-based Symmetry GUEST Visitor Management System.”

The software fully integrates with the latest version of the Symmetry CompleteView Video Management System.  Symmetry CompleteView VMS offers dynamic tools, thumbnail search capability, and a Design Wizard to easily design a video security project. 


The recently introduced Identity Verification capability has been expanded to be fully operational with any camera or video management system connected to Symmetry. A new feature allows viewing of one large single video image as an alternative to three smaller live images. 

Symmetry V8.1 integrates with AMAG’s new Symmetry GUEST Visitor Management System.  The new cloud based system provides pre-enrollment, advanced self-service features for visitors and an improved customer experience, while improving lobby traffic flow, increasing security and reducing costs.


Symmetry V8.1 now integrates with ASSA ABLOY’s Sargent and Corbin Russwin IP-Enabled Locks, which allows users to expand access control to include doors not normally included in a traditional security system.  Users can expand their access control system in this way by simply adding a software license.  No Symmetry hardware or extra wiring is needed.

Advanced activity filters in Symmetry V8.1 allow users to further drill down to see specific activity of interest in real-time.  The filters provide precision, which helps pinpoint movement in investigations.

Alarms generated during construction and maintenance periods can distract and inconvenience control center employees. In a new Maintenance Mode feature, alarms and events from specified door controllers can be diverted to a separate alarm filter within Symmetry during maintenance periods. 

The Symmetry software prevents the removal of hardware devices if still logically integrated with other items of equipment.  A list of connected devices or interfaces now appears at the point of requested hardware deletion making the process more straightforward for the technician.

Symmetry V8.1 now supports integration with the latest DMP XR550 burglary and intrusion panel.  The integration allows users to gain access and disarm an area using a single access card.  Alarms from the DMP XR550 panel will appear in Symmetry, providing one user interface to manage alarms.

Genetec Security Center v5.3 is supported by Symmetry V8.1 in a two-way integration through a separate Symmetry plug-in.

Symmetry V8.1 now supports Microsoft Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise operating systems, so users already using 10 or those who are looking to upgrade to 10 will be compatible.

For more information about Symmetry V8.1, call 310-518-2380 or visit

About AMAG Technology

AMAG Technology’s Symmetry™ Security Management Solutions can be found in a wide spectrum of markets: government, commercial, education, transportation, healthcare, utilities and banking. Symmetry architecture has been rigorously tested and approved for federal government compliance by Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM), HSPD-12 and FIPS-201 regulations. 

Headquartered in Torrance, California with sales and support located throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC, AMAG provides customers with industry leading security solutions. AMAG Technology is part of G4S plc, the leading global integrated security company which has operations on six continents and 611,000 employees. As AMAG Technology looks to the future, the next generation of products will bring the core aspects of security to evolve beyond integrated solutions – Symmetry.

About G4S

G4S is the leading global, integrated security company, specializing in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all of our markets.

G4S is active in over 100 countries and has 611,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit