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Genetec launches latest release of flagship security platform

Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has announced a major new release of its flagship unified security platform, Security Center.

According to the company, with version 5.11, customers will have access to every module of Security Center, including Omnicast (video monitoring), Synergis (access control), AutoVu (automatic licence plate recognition), Sipelia (intercom) and intrusion monitoring, right out-of-the-box.

Christian Morin, Vice President of Product Engineering and Chief Security Officer at Genetec, says, "With Security Center 5.11, customers, existing or new, can now benefit from all the value that a unified security system provides right out of the box. This simplified offering eliminates any barrier to entry for organisations looking to get the most out of their security system and move to a unified system."

Beyond simplifying the path to unification, Security Center 5.11 includes a wide spectrum of features as standard, including KiwiVision analytics (Privacy Protector, People Counting, Security Video Analytics, and Camera Integrity), Visitor Management, advanced mapping functions, threat level management, and more.

New Genetec Web App

The new version of Security Center features the brand-new Genetec Web App, a map-centric, portable, and intuitive interface that can be deployed on any machine/device with a modern browser such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge, Genetec states.

This allows customers to monitor their facility, quickly respond to incidents in real time, follow guided procedures, collaborate with other operators, and manage card holders, from wherever they are.

A security system for everyone in the organisation

The new Genetec Web App extends enterprise security beyond the SOC (Security Operations Center) and enables users who are not traditional security operators to interact with the security platform based on their role and needs.

The app may be used by a security manager wanting to look in on a satellite location remotely, or by a receptionist who needs to manage visitor access, for example. With event monitoring, cardholder management, and incident management, the Genetec Web App goes beyond security monitoring, in an intuitive, lightweight, web-based interface.

Simplified reporting

The Genetec Web App also simplifies investigations of specific events or incidents where very little is known about what happened except for where and when it occurred, the company states. Operators can produce reports that focus on specific types of events or investigate everything within a specific area and time range.

Enabling the path to the cloud

Security Center 5.11 brings compatibility with the upcoming Streamvault Edge. Ideally suited for multi-site operations such as banking, retail, or businesses with remote or unmanned sites, Streamvault Edge simplifies the migration of existing security equipment to a hybrid-cloud architecture, Genetec states.

The solution makes cameras cloud ready and enables secure local storage on cloud managed appliances while removing the need for advanced IT expertise at remote sites.

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