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The Video Surveillance Report 2022

Genetec Inc

Security Center 5.6 launched with new HTML5-based web client

Security Center 5.6 includes a new HTML5-based web client for better web viewing, integrations for access control and video technologies, license plate recognition as a credential, as well as more cybersecurity measures.

According to Montreal-headquartered Genetec, the main enhancements to the latest version of Security Center, a unified security platform, include the integration of SimonsVoss electronic locks and the Mercury Security MS Bridge.

With Genetec’s automatic license plate recognition high definition camera system, AutoVu SharpV, it is also possible to enrol license plates as access control credentials.

Security Center 5.6 is available globally, with Genetec’s ‘Advantage’ subscribers able to receive the update. Genetec’s ‘Assurance’ customers can contact Genetec Inside Sales to buy an upgrade.

Version 5.6 is consistent with Genetec’s ongoing cybersecurity commitment and measures designed to tackle the changing nature of cyber threats and hazards. The platform includes advanced authentication, authorisation and encryption technologies.

Security Center Web Client has been redesigned with HTML5 to provide a more fluid and modern web experience that enables the platform to be accessible from any device or browser. Features include the ability for operators to monitor the live status of intrusion areas.

As a Mercury Security Platinum Elite partner, Security Center 5.6 integrates with the Mercury MS Bridge to enable end users to go from proprietary or ‘integrated’ access control systems to a fully unified security platform.

AutoVu lets end users to extend their security coverage beyond the physical building and to their parking lots, parking decks and property perimeters. Its function as an access control reader allows operators to monitor vehicles without impacting traffic flow. 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.

Genetec has been confirmed as sponsor for Borders & Infastructure Expo, which debuts at IFSEC 2017 in June. They will also showcase the latest version of Security Center and their other security solutions on stand F500 at the show, taking place 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Get your free badge now.


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