Genetec announced a number of strategic hires in Europe to support the company’s sustained growth in both Europe and the Middle East. Francesco Serra, has taken on the role of Vice President of Sales for Europe, based in the Genetec European headquarters in Paris. Having held senior roles with Siemens, Avaya and Polycom, Francesco brings over 25 years of management experience in the technology industry. In his new role, Francesco will be responsible for driving the Genetec European sales and channel operations.
IONODES announced that it has joined the Genetec™ Technology Partner Program as a Silver Partner. Genetec is a leading provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions. IONODES’ Secure Display Stations, which offer a secure and reliable video wall and spot monitor solution, is now fully integrated with Genetec Security Center. The integration is available as of Security Center 5.7 Service Release 5 and the related products are now listed in the list of supported devices from Genetec.
Genetec has become one of the world’s leading and fastest growing providers of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, according to a recently-released report by IHS Markit. According to the report “ANPR and Detector Sensors Report – 2018”, Genetec has now become a top 5 global provider of ANPR technology for surveillance applications, climbing from 10th place in 2016 to 4th place in this $453 M market.
Genetec will unveil a new version of Security Center, the company’s open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Version 5.8 will ensure that users can optimize their physical security environment while benefiting from greater visibility into their operations.
Genetec announced that the South Grand Community Improvement District (CID) in St. Louis, Missouri is using the Genetec Stratocast™, cloud-based video monitoring system to deter license plate theft in its parking lot and provide video access to the local police department to help reinforce security. One of the services offered by the South Grand CID is free parking. At any time of the day, drivers can park in a central parking lot to visit businesses or residents.
Genetec announced that Mercury Security part of HID Global, the global leader in OEM access control technology, has awarded Genetec the highest level in their partner program, Platinum Premier. The Platinum Premier status recognizes Mercury’s select business partners who demonstrate continued market growth, strong integration with Mercury solutions, and shared interest in the open architecture approach to access control.
Pivot3 has completed an advanced certification of its hyper-converged infrastructure with Genetec™ Security Center software. The combination of Pivot3 and the Genetec unified security platform delivers a robust integrated security and IoT solution designed to support the complex requirements of video-intensive, mission-critical environments.
Genetec announced that Security Center Omnicast™, its video management system (VMS), received the UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 cybersecurity certification. A long-standing advocate for cybersecurity and the ‘Security of Security’, Genetec participated in the UL evaluation process, which today validates its resilience against cyber-attack with the highest Level 3 (L3) assessment certification.
To protect the privacy of people in public spaces, both models come pre-loaded with KiwiVision Privacy Protector™, a real-time video anonymization module that dynamically pixelates individuals within a camera’s field of view. The new appliances also include KiwiVision Intrusion Detector™ which detects individuals and objects in sensitive areas, reducing reliance on visual monitoring and helping operators detect threats faster.
As you know, security is a fast-paced industry that touches the lives of hundreds of millions of people every day. What we do and what impacts us has the potential to effect organizations, communities, and governments around the globe. This is one of the reasons why a look at the top five trends for the year ahead cannot be taken lightly. After careful consideration, here’s what I think will be impacting our world in 2019.