Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions, today announced general availability of its unified security platform Security Center 5.6. Key enhancements include additional cybersecurity measures, a new HTML5-based web client, integration of SimonsVoss electronic locks and the Mercury Security MS Bridge, and the ability to enroll license plates as access control credentials with the AutoVu™ SharpV camera.
Security Center 5.6 is now available globally. All Genetec™ Advantage subscribers will receive this update as part of the Genetec™ Lifecycle Management program. Customers under Genetec™ Assurance can contact Genetec Inside Sales to purchase an upgrade. To contact a local Genetec reseller, please send in a request.
Version 5.6 stays consistent with the Genetec commitment for cybersecurity and ‘hardening’ measures and standards which address the changing nature of cyber threats and hazards. With advanced authentication, authorization and encryption technologies in Security Center 5.6, Genetec remains dedicated to protect organizations, security systems, their people, data and assets.
New Web Client and Improved Maps
The Security Center Web Client has been redesigned with HTML5 to offer users a more fluid and modern web experience. The Web Client ensures Security Center is accessible from any device or browser. With Genetec™ Plan Manager, operators can now monitor the live status of intrusion areas. And, embedded support for ESRI ArcGIS software adds rich layers of visual data so organizations benefit from greater context and insights of their surroundings.
Having recently become a Mercury Security Platinum Elite partner, Security Center 5.6 introduces a new integration with the Mercury MS Bridge to help end users migrate from proprietary or ‘integrated’ access control systems to a fully unified security platform.
Always expanding its ecosystem of access control hardware partners, Genetec has also integrated the SimonsVoss family of digital locks, and added a technology and distribution partnership with STid, a manufacturer of RFID contactless door readers.
Extending Access Control to the Parking Lot
AutoVu, the automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system in Security Center, lets end users extend their security coverage beyond the physical building and to their parking lots, parking decks and property perimeters. With the release of Security Center 5.6, the new AutoVu SharpV ALPR camera can be enrolled as an access control reader managed by the Synergis™ Cloud Link appliance. This allows operators to manage vehicle activity without impeding vehicle flow. And, by assigning a license plate to a cardholder as a credential, users can define specific access rights, control vehicle access to their parking lots, and run vehicle activity reports.
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Genetec develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems. For more information about Genetec, visit: genetec.com