Genetec and Vidcie partner for wearable cameras
Genetec and Vidcie, provider of mobile live video streaming services, have announced the integration of Vidcie Lookout wearable camera systems with the Genetec unified security platform, Security Center.
Vidcie on-body cameras provide law enforcement officers and security personnel with on-demand, hands-free live streaming video that can be transmitted from the field over cellular or Wi-Fi networks. When connected to Security Center, Vidcie cameras extend coverage and add new levels of situational awareness to security operations.
With increased use of wearable cameras by law enforcement and public safety agencies, the integration provides operators with greater awareness of real-time events from agents on patrol, as well as the ability to remotely record video streams from the scene of an incident for evidence. Intelligence built into the Vidcie server software and cameras provides dynamic real-time adaptation of video streams across mobile networks to ensure reliable, low-latency video output for the viewer.
Available in the latest release of Security Center, the integration allows Vidcie Lookout cameras to be easily enrolled within a Genetec system and seamlessly viewed and recorded alongside other video devices. With the integration of Vidcie cameras in Security Center, organizations can extend their surveillance operations by equipping personnel with wearable, hands-free cameras that offer a first-person point of view, or that can be used as a mobile video device in fixed positions for temporary events that require surveillance. The use of on-body cameras allows law enforcement, emergency response, and corporate security personnel to maintain video communication when either planned or unexpected events go beyond the sight of fixed surveillance perimeters.
“Because Security Center is based on an open architecture, we are able to forge partnerships with innovative technology developers and integrate new cameras when they are released. With the addition of Vidcie cameras to our ecosystem of partner devices, we can now provide support for purpose-built, wearable cameras for law enforcement, public safety, and corporate organizations that require a mobile, hands-free solution to extend their surveillance operations,” said Morgan Pasnon, Senior Technology Alliance Manager at Genetec.
“Vidcie adds real-time point-of-view mobile video to existing fixed surveillance and increases the coverage provided by Genetec Security Center. Our unique mobile video service enables unprecedented remote visibility and quick, effective situational response by public and private security personnel,” said Ron Callison, Director of Channels and Alliances at Vidcie.