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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
April 18, 2018

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Genetec launches AutoVu Flexreader for hardware-free ANPR capabilities

The new AutoVu Flexreader from Genetec provides supported IP video surveillance cameras with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) capabilities and can be added to an existing Genetec security system without the need to buy ANPR hardware.

Organisations and enterprises use existing IP cameras to identify and track the licence plates of vehicles entering or leaving their premises.

Genetec customers, such as retail groups and businesses with ungated carparks, can extend their security operations to access the full ANPR feature set of Security Center AutoVu, including data-mining tools and graphical reports.


  • Identify potential threats as soon as they appear by automatically identifying vehicles entering a facility and match them to existing watchlists
  • With Security Center AutoVu’s flexible list management, unknown or suspect vehicles can trigger specific alarms and activate video surveillance recording to reduce response time and support investigations
  • Automates processes to improve efficiency – for instance by opening vehicle gates and garage doors an employee or registered visitor is detected, and staff are instantly notified of the arrival of suppliers and certain visitors
  • Complete vehicle audit trails, including licence plate number, date, time, coordinates, licence plate origin, and associated videos to support investigations

Genetec says

“In the past, customers who wanted to take advantage of the unified ALPR experience offered by Security Center had to use dedicated ALPR units, which provided more capabilities than necessary for certain applications,” said Robert Amante, AutoVu’s product manager. “With AutoVu Flexreader, we are making it easier for customers to take advantage of the deep feature set AutoVu provides.

“Now, they can re-use their existing security infrastructure equipment to augment their system with ALPR in a cost-effective manner. Interested customers should request a demo to ensure AutoVu Flexreader meets the requirements of their application.”

About Genetec

Genetec is a Montreal -headquartered technology company that specialises in security, intelligence and operations. Its flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics.

Founded in 1997, the company has increasingly focused on cloud-based solutions as well as ensuring its products – and those of its partners – are comprehensively hardened against myriad cybersecurity threats.

Genetec provides a wide range of solutions to customers through an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in more than 80 countries.

Genetec is exhibiting at IFSEC International, 19-21 June 2018, ExCeL London. You can find them on stand C200. Register now.

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