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Woodbine Entertainment Group updates security with Genetec platform

June 29, 2023  By  SP&T Staff

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Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has updated its security with a Genetec platform, including Security Center and Clearance.

Founded in 1881 as the Ontario Jockey Club, WEG owns and operates Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto and Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont.

WEG was using a combination of different security technologies deployed over a period of years, so opted for a unified portfolio of Genetec products.

“From more basic features such as tenant partitioning to full-scale cloud services and extensive integration capabilities, we had everything we needed to build a robust and progressive security deployment all within one unified platform,” said Tina Soobramanie, integrated network and security specialist, WEG, in a statement.

Today, the WEG security team works from a new surveillance operations centre (SOC) utlizing Genetec Security Center. They manage over 800 cameras across several sites as well as existing access control and intrusion detection systems within the platform. Selecting an open-architecture platform also allowed WEG to keep their existing cameras.

WEG investigators can now retrieve video from Security Center, export it into Clearance and email external agencies and internal stakeholders a secure link to the files.

Looking ahead, WEG expects to evolve the platform to support a Champions off-track betting location and additional cameras to extend coverage to hospitality areas in a new casino.

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