Genetec announced the immediate availability of a new generation of its Synergis™ Cloud Link PoE-enabled IoT gateway for access control. Manufactured in North America to mitigate supply chain delays, Synergis Cloud Link addresses increasing demand for non-proprietary access control solutions and provides a safe and secure gateway to a cloud or hybrid deployment.
Following a pandemic-exacerbated rise in data breaches and ransomware attacks, Genetec guided public sector organizations on how to reduce cyber vulnerabilities of physical security systems that are often overlooked. IP security cameras and other security devices were put in place to protect people, assets, and environments. But the same network connectivity that enables organizations to monitor operations and update software remotely presents a path into the network for cyber criminals. If they are not sufficiently modern or properly shielded, they can pose significant risk to cybersecurity. An attack that originates in a camera or door controller can find its way through the network to block access to critical applications, lock files for ransom, and steal personal data.
Genetec announced the appointment of Leon Langlais as Chief Product Officer for the APAC region. In this newly created position, Langlais will be responsible for defining the company’s strategic product and services vision to ensure that Genetec offerings are well suited to the needs of the APAC region. Based in Singapore and working in close collaboration with the region’s Managing Director, Daniel Lee, and the full APAC team, Langlais will keep a close connection with head office, and play a key role in connecting regional priorities with the company’s main objectives.
ISC West 2022 in Las Vegas became an event to celebrate Genetec’s 25 year anniversary in business. Industry partners Axis Communications dropped by the Genetec booth and hand-delivered an anniversary present to Genetec CEO Pierre Racz. Axis Communication co-founder Martin Gren and VP of Americas Fredrik Nilsson presented the gift of an original Axis Neteye 200 alongside a current model IP-camera and best wishes for 25 years.
At ISC West (booth #13062), Genetec will unveil AutoVu Cloudrunner™ (“Cloudrunner”), a new cloud-based vehicle-centric investigation system (VCIS) that detects, analyzes, and securely stores highly accurate vehicle identification data to support public safety investigations. Cloudrunner enhances community-led policing initiatives and provides law enforcement agencies, community associations, and campus security teams with a reliable way to identify vehicles connected to crimes, day and night, and in any weather condition.
Genetec will unveil Streamvault Edge™ at ISC West (Genetec booth #13062). The Edge is an innovative new line of connected appliances that enables the easy transition to a hybrid-cloud infrastructure and marks the beginning of a new edge platform strategy for Genetec. Ideally suited for multi-site operations such as banking, retail, or businesses with remote or unmanned sites, Streamvault Edge enables organizations to modernize their security infrastructure while leveraging existing legacy sensor infrastructure. The Edge enables the gradual migration of security systems to a hybrid architecture without disrupting operations.
To celebrate Data Privacy Day, Genetec Inc. shares practical guidance on how organizations can secure their operations in a way that respects everyone’s privacy. To date, 107 countries and several states in the U.S. have established legislation that secures the protection of data and privacy. This follows in the footsteps of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe, which has issued €1,059,520,456 in fines since its establishment in 2018. Despite that, only 59% of organizations say they meet all GDPR requirements.
Genetec announced that its KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ has been re-certified with the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe) for the sixth consecutive two-year term. KiwiVision Privacy Protector is the only solution to have received the European Privacy Seal certification for its ability to protect the identity of individuals within video surveillance recordings. KiwiVision Privacy Protector is the only solution to have received the European Privacy Seal certification.
Genetec shared its top predictions for the physical security industry in 2022. Within months of the pandemic, businesses were deploying different solutions to track occupancy in their buildings and control social distancing. Almost two years later, this trend is still growing because they’re seeing value from the data collected. Beyond safety objectives, organizations will embrace the use of spatial analytics data to reduce wait times, optimize staff scheduling, and enhance business operations.
A recent spree of “smash and grab theft,” a category of organized retail crime (ORC) in major U.S. cities has retailers and shoppers on alert this holiday season. The size, audacity, and violence of incidents in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago have drawn major media attention, but ORC has been a growing threat for decades. Genetec shared insights into the phenomenon and strategies for addressing it. The National Retail Federation reported a 60% rise in ORC in the U.S. since 2015, with nearly 70% of retailers seeing an increase in 2021.
Genetec announced that it has successfully completed the System and Organization Controls (SOC 2) Type II audit for its portfolio of cloud solutions and the ISMS (Information Security Management System) that governs them. Internal controls at Genetec are built on the best industry practices and aligned with SOC 2 criteria and requirements. This allows Genetec to have the proper governance, controls, procedures, and safeguards in place to protect customer data from cyber-attacks.
Genetec announced the industry’s first enclosure management solution that gives traffic managers and engineers the ability to remotely manage, monitor, and secure traffic enclosures. Utilizing Cloud Link Roadrunner™, an industry-specific NEMA TS2 (National Electrical Manufacturer Association) compliant hardware, combined with the latest in access management software, the new enclosure management solution replaces traditional mechanical locks and enables customers to know and control who, how, and when their remote enclosures are accessed.
o comply with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)’s stringent regulations for the credentialing of employees and contractors, airports have to undertake complex and time-consuming processes to issue and administer badges or face hefty fines. To help airports of all sizes automate and simplify this process, Genetec announced its new Geneec™ Security Center Airport Badging Solution (ABS).
Suprema announced the successful integration of its biometric access control products with Genetec Security Center. Through this integration, Genetec Synergis can be paired with Suprema access control devices to allow users to verify access credentials with fingerprints and facial recognition along with existing RFID cards and PIN numbers. Biometric data such as fingerprint and facial recognition records can be quickly registered through either the Security Center software or Suprema’s BioStar 2 software,.
TELUS and Genetec Inc. are joining forces to simplify video surveillance for small and medium-sized businesses in Canada through the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of the cloud. This collaboration bundles TELUS security cameras with the Genetec cloud subscription-based video monitoring solution called Stratocast™. With Stratocast, businesses no longer need to operate expensive video recording hardware that can only store and stream footage onsite because they can easily monitor their video from multiple locations through cameras that are connected to the cloud.
Genetec Inc. has deployed its Security Center unified platform to enable the City of Chattanooga’s ‘Dragonfly Community Connect,’ a public-private policing initiative to enhance public safety in the Tennessee community. Through the initiative, when calls come into the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) to report a crime, the Real-Time Intelligence Center (RTIC) can check with participating businesses in the area to see if they are able to share video from their security cameras.
OPTEX has announced its award-winning REDSCAN PRO LiDAR Sensors are now fully integrated with Genetec Security Center, to provide enhanced perimeter protection for the highest security sites. The announcement follows a long period of engagement between the two firms, even prior to the launch of the latest OPTEX sensor series, to ensure the data and algorithms could be fully integrated and interpreted by the Genetec Security Center platform.
Genetec will showcase the latest version of Security Center, the company’s flagship security and analytics platform; the latest generation of its AutoVu Sharp V ALPR cameras, and Mission Control, the company’s situational intelligence and decision management system. Genetec will also feature solutions to help organizations migrate from their obsolete access control systems and replace outdated technology that could leave them vulnerable to cyber threats.
Genetec announced the next generation of its AutoVu™ SharpV ALPR camera. This new version provides a future-proof fixed ALPR solution that can be deployed anywhere easily. It is built to deliver machine learning-based ALPR and vehicle analytics on the edge, ensuring high performance in all conditions. Designed for fixed ALPR installations, the new SharpV can be up and running in minutes, thanks to multiple features like embedded 4G/LTE/ GPS and motorized lenses with zoom and auto-focus.
Genetec Inc., has once again been recognized as the fastest-growing access control software provider in the world. The report shows Genetec displacing traditional access control vendors, and claiming the number two position globally (up from 4th in 2019). Genetec credits its continued growth to the strength of its unified security platform, Security Center, which features access control solutions that easily tie in with video surveillance, ALPR, analytics, and more.