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.
Genetec announced strategic new initiatives to support its fast growth in Mexico. To spearhead these new initiatives, long time Genetec sales leader, Alain Bissada, who is currently Senior Director for Canada, is taking on a newly expanded role to include Mexico as part of his responsibilities. In this new position, Alain Bissada will be responsible for supporting the company’s wide range of public safety, industrial, enterprise, retail and banking customers in Mexico.
Genetec will unveil its next-generation mobile ALPR system at IACP 2019. Powered by Intel®Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPU, the new Genetec AutoVu™ SharpZ3 is among the first specialized in-vehicle ALPR systems in the world to use Intel’s latest deep learning and computer vision technology. The deep learning capabilities in the AutoVu SharpZ3 system will enable advanced levels of innovation in in-vehicle analytics, situational awareness, and accuracy.
Genetec announced the new camera registry module for Genetec Clearance™, a digital evidence management system that facilitates collaboration between public safety agencies, corporate security departments, businesses, and the public. The new module will be showcased at the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) conference in Chicago. Video evidence is an invaluable tool to help investigators review events and solve crimes.
CentralSquare announced that it has entered into a partnership with Genetec Inc. The partnership brings together CentralSquare’s broad and unified Public Safety Enterprise and Pro suites and flagship products from Genetec, including Genetec Citigraf™ and Genetec Clearance™. Combining these two leading technologies will enable public safety agencies across North America to smartly use existing public and private video cameras to reduce the number of victims of crimes and disasters.
Genetec announced that the city of New Orleans is relying on Security Center, the company’s unified IP security platform, to improve public safety and enhance city-wide collaboration. New Orleans is the most populous city in the State of Louisiana. The city is focused on enhancing public safety for its citizens and the 1.2 million visitors who flock to the city’s French Quarter for Mardi Gras celebrations.
MOBOTIX has taken another step towards making its technology available and integrating it in partner systems: After extensive development processes and testing, all MOBOTIX IoT camera solutions have been integrated in Gentec’s cloud-based Stratocast video management system. Genetec, the world leader in VMS, has been one of MOBOTIX’s most important technology partners for many years.
Genetec announced that Stratocast, its cloud-based video surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS), powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud-computing platform, now supports new camera models from Bosch, MOBOTIX and EUKLIS. Stratocast is designed to meet the needs of organizations that require a reliable and cost-effective video surveillance solution without the expenses and complexities typically associated with installing and managing on-premises surveillance systems.
Genetec Inc. announced Genetec ClearID, a self-service physical identity and access management system that standardizes and enforces security policies to help make organizations more efficient, compliant and secure. Available in North America on September 2019, and globally in early 2020, ClearID will be showcased at the GSX 2019. ClearID removes the day-to-day complexities of managing individual cardholders and access rights.
Genetec announced that it is now offering multiple FICAM certified options for its Security Center Synergis™ access control system. In a market that has been traditionally weighed down by limited solutions that are often proprietary, these new options offer nonproprietary, open-architecture choices to efficiently validate Personal Identity verification for federal employees and contractors. Genetec offers two FICAM-certified options.
According to a recent report published by business intelligence provider IHS Markit, Genetec has become one of the fastest-growing providers of access control software in the world. The IHS report showed Genetec rising to the number 3 position in the Americas region, and to the number 6 position globally in 2018. According to IHS Markit Genetec is the only security and public safety solutions developer to hold top-10 global rankings across all physical security industry sectors.
Genetec now has over 1,500 employees and has offices around the world. The Genetec team is proud to state that this growth has been organic and not through acquisitions “…that would just make our top line look better.” Genetec is unabashed on focusing on enterprise-size customers and not the smaller “mom and pop” customers. They are a channel driven organization and will “shake up” their channel from time to time to make sure those integrators can continue to support the Genetec customers at the level Genetec feels is necessary.
Genetec announced that it is partnering with Cylance, a business unit of BlackBerry, Limited, to bring AI-based antivirus protection to its appliances customers. Through this partnership, Genetec will offer additional cybersecurity protection. Genetec Streamvault all-in-one and rackmount appliances, storage, and workstations are expected to be shipped pre-installed and optimized with CylancePROTECT in September 2019.
According to a recent report published by business intelligence provider IHS Markit, Genetec was named the world’s number one vendor of Video Management Systems. IHS-reported results from 2015-2018 also point to the company sustaining a 24.1% CAGR for the past 3 years in this category. In the Americas, Genetec remains the leading VMS manufacturer by a wide margin for the eight consecutive years, with an 18.3% share of this $4.1 billion market.
Vintra announces an integration with Genetec Inc. unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions. Genetec customers can now benefit from FulcrumAI, Vintra’s deep learning video analytics solution integrated with Genetec™ Security Center to deliver real-time, total-environment intelligence from any camera source, fixed or mobile. Vintra has built its proprietary deep learning-powered video analytic solution, FulcrumAI, from the ground up.
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.