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Genetec announces new version of Security Center

Genetec Security Center 5.10 reduces the gap between on-premises and cloud-based security systems


March 23, 2021
By SP&T Staff

Genetec Inc. announced a new version of its flagship unified security platform, Security Center.

The new version of Security Center brings enterprise video surveillance customers new options to facilitate their migration to the cloud as well as support flexible hybrid-cloud architectures. The new version of Security Center Omnicast­ enables the use of tiered cloud and on-premises storage to manage short- and long-term video archives according to customer needs. To ensure maximum security, ingested video blocks are encrypted on-premises and then moved to the cloud using encrypted communications channels.

“Last year accelerated the digital transformation of organizations big and small, inside and outside of the security industry,” said Francis Lachance, Director of Video & Appliances product group at Genetec, Inc., in a prepared statement. “Omnicast Cloud Storage is not just terabytes in the cloud. It’s a complete collection of media services that deliver the flexibility and sophistication enterprise customers need to successfully move to a hybrid-cloud video surveillance architecture.”

Security Center 5.10 introduces a no-code solution to connect external data sources to enhance an operator’s situational awareness. Users can define tailored record types and consume data from a variety of sources including KML, JSON, and CSV documents, or set up a REST application listening point to which these external services can push records.

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The Genetec Record Fusion Service can be used across the entire unified platform to enhance awareness and response, provide contextual information on dynamic maps, be visualized in operational dashboards, in investigative reports, or in the unified monitoring interface.

Security Center 5.10 taps mobile devices to reinvent the way organizations accomplish routine tasks on-the-go. Genetec Mobile, a unified app that enables users to access cameras, doors, and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) units from their smartphones, now supports Genetec Mission Control incidents, and standard operating procedures.

A new specialized portal is also available to help customers manage mustering during evacuations. The Evacuation Assistant app connects to Security Center Synergis so that when an evacuation is triggered, the system automatically starts to monitor the safety status of all personnel and visitors. When people arrive at the safety area or muster point, they can badge their credential at a fixed or mobile reader, notify the muster captain that they’re safe, or inform them that someone might be at risk. If someone is shown not to have been evacuated, the system will automatically trigger a response so that security personnel can take immediate action.


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