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Genetec introduces transit portfolio to unify security and operations

Unified portfolio lowers transit agencies’ security risks, improves internal collaboration, and automates routine responses

June 2, 2020  By  SP&T Staff

Genetec Inc.

To help security, IT, operations and vehicle maintenance staff work together, Genetec Inc. today announced a portfolio of solutions designed to help transit organizations unify their security and operations from a single intuitive interface.

The Genetec Transit Portfolio enables key stakeholders to work in sync using a solution that unifies wayside and onboard security with operational and intelligence products that leverage their existing security infrastructure to bring additional insights.

Most on-board and wayside systems are built on separate, closed architectures that require costly custom updates and integrations to communicate with other systems in a limited way. Transitioning to a single, open platform under a single pane of glass helps unify systems while laying the foundation for coordinated processes, efficient incident response, and collaborative work.

This makes it easier to build internal processes to increase an agency’s overall operational efficiency.


Additionally, transit agencies are increasingly being solicited for information from external partners. A unified system establishes an infrastructure that facilitates sharing data while keeping it secure.

“To meet evolving demands and travelers’ expectations, transit agencies need to find creative ways to provide a safe and seamless journey for their customers, while also having the right systems and protocols in place to ensure efficient operations”, said Jermaine Santoya, industry marketing manager for Intelligent Mobility at Genetec. “Using a unified security platform allows them to track all events in their vehicles and premises, record and retrieve actionable information efficiently, and provide an optimal experience for all commuters.”

At the core of the Genetec Transit Portfolio is the Genetec Security Center platform which unifies video management, access control and Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) capabilities.

With the Security Center Omnicast video management system (VMS), transit agencies can monitor their infrastructure and vehicles to help protect commuters and staff using a wide range of industry-leading cameras, encoders, and CCTV equipment.

Security Center Synergis access control system secures entrances for staff and commuters, improves compliance, while leveraging existing network and third-party access control devices.

Security Center AutoVu automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) makes it easier for parking management teams to enforce parking restrictions by locating and counting vehicles of interest like buses, taxis, and car-sharing services, and providing a real-time inventory of vehicles on access roads and in monitored parking lots.

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