Genetec announced that Security Center Omnicast™, has received the UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 cybersecurity certification for the second year in a row. Genetec is currently the only VMS vendor in the world to have achieved this certification. The UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) is a robust certification program that evaluates the security of network-connectable products and vendor processes.
BCD International released its Harmonize Conductor iDRAC plugin, which integrates with the core Genetec Security Center platform. Built on the Genetec SDK platform, the BCD Conductor leverages many advantages that are found within Security Center such as the creation of entities, event-to-actions, and role fail-over. BCD Conductor enhances the user experience by introducing virtual machine management while staying true to the Genetec platform.
Genetec Inc announced that City Council District E in New Orleans has taken an innovative approach to address illegal dumping using Security Center, the unified security platform from Genetec. Illegal dumping is a problem in most cities around the world but enforcing laws to prevent it can be quite difficult and resource-intensive. To catch culprits in the act, law enforcement or other city staff have to physically watch known sites and wait to spot illegal dumping activity.
While the accuracy rate of traditional rules-based ALPR systems is very good, every false positive still requires human intervention. These service interruptions not only cause customer dissatisfaction but also cost parking operators time, money, and create overall enforcement inefficiencies. To address these issues, Genetec has developed a next-generation machine learning-based engine for Security Center AutoVu.
According to Omdia (Informa)’s latest access control report, Genetec is the fastest-growing access control software provider in the world. The report showed Genetec rising to 4th position globally with a growth rate of nearly 5 times the pace of the market. Enterprise, government, education, and public safety organizations are moving away from proprietary solutions in favor of secure access control solutions that are part of a unified physical security platform.
Today, the resilience of cities depends on the open communication and connection between a wide variety of systems and organizations including health officials, businesses, traffic control, public works, schools, transit authorities, hospital administrations, among many others. To help public safety organizations navigate options and evaluate different technologies, Genetec and Intel have co-authored an e-book called Enhancing Public Safety: Considerations for building Safer, Smarter Cities.
Pierre Racz, President of Genetec as the company announced that a patent infringement lawsuit initiated by a non-practicing entity (NPE) was withdrawn by the NPE at an early stage of the proceedings. In a rare result, the NPE paid an undisclosed sum to Genetec. The practice, known as “patent trolling”, involves groups that don’t create technology, but rather aggregate patents that are generally of no technological value to use as the basis to initiate IP infringement cases against businesses.
A new ECR report, authored by Professor Emeritus Adrian Beck of the University of Leicester, calls for retailers to leverage video analytics more strategically, to control costs, improve operations, and increase profitability. Commissioned by the ECR Retail Loss Group and supported by an independent research grant from Genetec the report offers practical advice for retailers on extracting maximum value from their video surveillance systems.
According to latest research from its video surveillance and analytics intelligence service Omdia, Genetec continues to build its position as the world’s number one developer of video surveillance software with a widening share of the market. Overall, Genetec grew at three times the pace of the market and demonstrated the fastest growth of all leading software companies across all geographies based on Omdia reported 2018 and 2019 data.
As hospitals, manufacturing establishments, large retail stores, and public-facing businesses strive to put in place health screening measures to minimize the risks of outbreaks, they often have to rely on manual processes that are time-consuming and error-prone. To address the challenge, Genetec is working with customers on new ways of using Genetec Mission Control™, the decision support system of Genetec Security Center, to help automate the screening process for employees and visitors entering facilities.
Transit agencies have traditionally relied on multiple single-purpose proprietary systems that don’t interconnect. To help security, IT, operations and vehicle maintenance staff work together, Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced a portfolio of solutions designed to help transit organizations unify their security and operations from a single intuitive interface.
As many retailers, restaurants, and public venues get set to start reopening in the coming days and weeks, the need to enforce physical distancing measures is critical. To help these organizations monitor their occupancy levels and ensure compliance with regulations, Genetec Inc. announced a new Occupancy Management Package. The Package includes analytics and reporting tools that enable organizations to tap into their security system to count the number of people in a store.
Genetec announced that it is significantly expanding its digital initiatives to make it easier for customers and partners to stay connected and informed over the coming months. Following the success of Connect’DX, the Genetec virtual trade show and conference, the company is planning a similar event in the fall. Genetec is also ramping up its education programs with the immediate online availability of its entire technical curriculum.
Insight Enterprises announced its partnership with Genetec. The collaboration will drive digital transformation for cities, providing end-to-end delivery and management of a unified data platform across a city’s departments. A 2018 McKinsey report predicts that, globally, cities are expected to add 2.5 billion new residents by 2050 and are already home to half the world’s population. Such a population boom places growing pressures on infrastructure and the environment.
Genetec announced the keynote speakers and the details of the partner pavilion for Genetec Connect’DX, the company’s first virtual trade show which will take place April 20-22, 2020. Focused on technology, innovation and the challenges affecting the physical security industry, Connect’DX will provide an opportunity for security professionals from around the world to directly engage with each other as well as with Genetec and its partners.
Genetec announced that it has released a new reporting function for its Security Center Synergis (Synergis) access control system that is designed to help organizations find all people who went through a door in close proximity to someone thought to be contagious. It is conceivable that they may have contaminated the door handle or other surfaces or left aerosol contaminants in their passage. This report helps identify all people who are at increased risk of being in contact with contaminants or contagious individuals.
Genetec announced that it has opened pre-registration for its first virtual tradeshow, Genetec Connect’DX, taking place April 20-22, 2020. In what would normally be a busy conference calendar including such events as ISC West, IFSEC and Intertraffic, all postponed due to COVID-19, the business wants to be sure to engage and support its customers as they normally do in-person.
Genetec announced Security Center for Airports, a new solution designed to help airports of all sizes manage and optimize their security and airport terminal operations. Available immediately, Security Center for Airports enables security managers, control room operators, terminal and ground handling staff as well as passenger experience managers to work together using a single unified product tailored to their unique needs.
Genetec announced Security Center Transaction Finder, a Point of Sale integration tool with exception-based reporting capabilities, designed to help retailers speed up their investigations. Embedded in the security system, Security Center Transaction Finder correlates POS data with the corresponding video, with the ability to bring in additional sources such as analytics as an added feature which eliminates the need to jump between different platforms.
While artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a household term, it’s far from being a household reality. While machines are making huge steps forward, they are not capable of thinking or acting like humans. What they are really good at, however, is combing through a huge amount of data to provide deeper insights to help humans make informed decisions more quickly and efficiently. In 2020, we can expect machine learning to continue to make huge strides in the security sector.