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Firas Jadalla, Regional Director - MEA, Genetec

Genetec announces new unified security platform

DUBAI, April 21, 2017

Genetec, a provider of open-architecture security and public safety solutions, has announced the general availability of its unified security platform Security Center 5.6.

The platform’s 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 enrol license plates as access control credentials with the AutoVu SharpV camera, said a statement from the company.

All Genetec Advantage subscribers will receive this update as part of the Genetec Lifecycle Management programme, it added.

Customers under Genetec Assurance can contact Genetec Inside Sales to purchase an upgrade, it said.

Version 5.6 stays consistent with the company’s commitment for cybersecurity and ‘hardening’ measures and standards which address the changing nature of cyber threats and hazards. With advanced authentication, authorisation and encryption technologies in Security Center 5.6, Genetec remains dedicated to protect organisations, security systems, their people, data and assets.

The Security Center Web Client has been redesigned with HTML5 to offer users a more fluid and modern web experience. The Web Client ensures the platform is accessible from any device or browser, said a statement.

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 organisations 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.  

AutoVu, the automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system in security Centre, lets end users to 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, it stated.

Security Center 5.6 is now available globally, it added. – TradeArabia News Service




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