Carrier Fire & Security Americas Corporation, LenelS2 Division is a global leader in advanced physical security solutions, including access control, video surveillance and mobile credentialing. The LenelS2 technology includes web-based and mobile applications enhanced by cloud-based services. Incorporating open architecture, LenelS2 provides scalable, unified security management solutions to customers ranging from global enterprises to small and mid-size businesses. With industry-leading education, technical support, professional services, and custom solutions, LenelS2 remains committed to creating a superior experience for every customer, every time.
LenelS2 was the first open architecture security platform to help customers achieve ultimate integration flexibility on every aspect of their system, from access control and video management to operating systems and databases. Today, LenelS2 provides solutions for corporations worldwide, including Fortune 100 firms, financial institutions, universities, and government facilities. With the OnGuard solution, LenelS2 continues to advance its capabilities to support end users with current and even more critically future security requirements. The open architecture that allows OnGuard to integrate seamlessly with advanced third-party technologies also enables cost-effective system migration and protection of legacy investments.
LenelS2 was established in 1991 as an IP based access control and identity management software company and was named Lenel, headquartered in Rochester, New York. The company’s vision was to provide superior, cutting edge software solutions to the security marketplace while continuing to evolve a seamlessly integrated suite of product offerings. The OnGuard platform was launched in 1995 as a security system solution enabling customers to achieve ultimate integration flexibility on every aspect of their system, from access control and video management to operating systems and databases. LenelS2 continues to expand the portfolio offering to include seamlessly integrated video solutions, alarm integration and building management solutions.
LenelS2 was acquired by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 2005 under its UTC Climate, Controls & Security division (CCS) and ultimately was a part of the Fire and Security Products group. In 2010 UTC acquired GE Security, which was the parent company of the current Casi Rusco Picture Perfect access control system. As years passed, UTC also acquired S2 Security in 2018, and subsequently merged it with Lenel to form LenelS2. UTC announced the company's intention to separate its commercial businesses, Carrier, and Otis, into independent entities in November of 2018.
In April of 2020, LenelS2 became a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of healthy, safe, and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. In addition, Carrier Global Corporation is a global leader and provider of HVAC, refrigeration, building automation, fire safety and security products and is an industry leader across its portfolio including industry-leading brands such as Carrier, Kidde, Edwards, LenelS2 and Automated Logic.