This is another article in Security.World’s Company Grows series. We were fortunate to catch up with Pierre Racz, Founder, President and CEO of Genetec and chatted about how Genetec has grown over the years. Pierre Racz is not your typical growth company CEO in that he is first and foremost an engineer. He has a master of the underlying technologies, however, he has a keen sense of the market, where he and his company, Genetec, fits into the marketplace. Racz also is atypical in that he has been able to stay current on new technologies, grow his company past the pure entrepreneur stage, and now runs an industry leading video management software company.
The new Bosch Video Management System 8.0 (BVMS 8.0) from Bosch offers stitching, GPU (Graphics Processor Unit) decoding and 64-bit function – all of which allows surveillance operators to respond faster to incidents by monitoring a greater number of video cameras concurrently. The BVMS 8.0 offers an additional cost-efficiency, and it supports the latest ‘fusion’ dual-sensor technology.
Genetec announced that the KiwiVision Privacy Protector® from KiwiSecurity has been re-certified with the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe). The European Privacy Seal is awarded to IT-based products that are compatible with European data protection laws and excel in privacy protection. -GDPR-Ready- KiwiVision Privacy Protector is the unified real-time video anonymization module in Genetec™ Security Center, the company’s comprehensive, open-architecture security platform that combines video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics.
IPVideo Corporation announced it will be showcasing its Mobile Command Vehicle and actively demonstrating its C3fusion® IoT Management and command center platform at booth #729 at the ISC East Show at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC on November 15th and 16th.
In a move that offers a modern approach to traffic operations, Genetec announced the launch of a next-generation software platform called Genetec Traffic Sense™. Designed to deliver greater oversight and efficiency for traffic operations, Traffic Sense brings a unified view of traffic systems, taps into emerging technologies such as video and data analytics, and introduces a higher level of automation to speed up resolution of road incidents.
Arteco has added intelligent face recognition capabilities to its suite of video event management solutions to allow organizations to gain more intelligent data from investments in video surveillance platforms. Arteco Face Recognition (AFR) delivers rapid, accurate and scalable face recognition capabilities to meet evolving security and safety needs. Its powerful algorithms address common challenges in analytics, such as lighting, pose, occlusions, motion, crowds and expression.
Johnson Controls announced that its exacqVision video management system (VMS) now integrates with Databuoy Corporation’s ShotPoint acoustic gunshot detection and localization system to speed response time and heighten the decision-making process for local responders during active shooter situations.
Vicon announced the installation completion of an end-to-end Vicon surveillance solution for Shelbyville, Indiana’s new Major Health Partners (MHP) medical complex and surrounding campus. The enterprise solution combines video management capabilities for cameras throughout the main hospital, oncology center, orthopedic center and administrative data services building.
Milestone open platform IP video management software (VMS) is combined with network cameras from Axis Communications to provide ongoing security upgrades for the City of Hartford, Connecticut. The police can prevent and respond fast to incidents throughout the city, as well as manage the swell of activities during public events. The Milestone open architecture has enabled integrations with third-party analytics software from BriefCam, The Hawkeye Effect, and ShotSpotter that help the police department save time and maximize efficiency.
Close collaboration between Police Departments, city officials, and businesses is key to ensuring that life gets back to normal following an incident. To this effect, Genetec has developed Community Connect, an initiative designed to help build ties between a city’s public and private sector and encourage community-driven solutions that enhance public safety and livability. Several cities across the US have successfully implemented this program with great results.