Genetec Announces Security Center 5.3 at ISC West 2015
At ISC West 2015, on booth # 10053, Genetec, a manufacturer of unified IP security solutions, will unveil Security
Center 5.3. This latest version of the company’s open-platform security
system software will offer an array of new features encompassing IP video
management, access control and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR)
systems. The leading areas of focus will include simplified tools for security
investigations that promote collaboration and information sharing between
operators and public and private organizations, along with features that
optimize the use of existing hardware resources to better equip organizations
to secure their people and assets. Security Center 5.3 is expected to be
available to Genetec channel partners and end-users in Q2 2015.
With the growing adoption of multi-megapixel cameras and introduction of 4k
devices, Security Center 5.3 will greatly improve system performance when
managing high-resolution video streams. Through the use of hardware-acceleratedvideo decoding, Security Center 5.3 will leverage workstation graphics
cards and embedded graphics processing units (GPU) to decode video and reduce
processing demand on the CPU. With affordable, off-the-shelf graphics cards,
organizations can now minimize their need to purchase new workstations, as they
deploy higher resolution cameras within their system. Operators will also have
the flexibility to view more cameras, at higher resolutions and frame rates,
while also benefiting from greater playback fluidity when reviewing video.
Security Center 5.3 will also introduce an enhanced investigation and video
export workflow that simplifies evidence sharing with investigators and law
enforcement. With the new Incident
Recording feature, operators will be able to easily record video sequences
from multiple cameras to storyboard an incident from beginning to end, and then
seamlessly export them into a single video clip for review by other
investigators. Exported incidents can be reviewed in the enhanced Genetec Video
Player, eliminating the need for a full client application, while ensuring the
authenticity of watermarked video.
In an on-going commitment to provide greater flexibility to manage archived
video, Security Center 5.3 will introduce the new ArchiveTransfer feature, enabling organizations to dynamically manage the Archiver
where video recordings are stored, to optimize their use of hardware and reduce
storage costs. Extending video retention periods or to transfer redundant
archives to the cloud is also made possible through the newly available Genetec
Cloud Archives service, allowing customers to easily increase their storage
capacity, without the need to purchase additional on-site servers.
For physical access control, Security Center 5.3 will offer a variety of new
functionalities that will give organizations greater oversight when securing
access in their facilities. Enhancements will include:
- New First-Person-In rules that provide granular control
of access points when supervising staff is not on-site;
- Two-Person rules to mandate multiple cardholders when
badging into higher security rooms; and
- Visitor Escort mode that requires visitors be
accompanied by staff when moving through a facility.
Security Center 5.3 will also support 256-bit custom card formats,
empowering organizations to better leverage smart card technology with more advanced
and secure card formats.
The Genetec Federationfeature in Security Center has been implemented across many organizations
to centrally monitor remote independent sites equipped with video, access
control, and intrusion systems. Security Center 5.3 will extend these
capabilities with support of AutoVu ALPR systems within a federated
environment, providing the ability to share license plate recognition data and
entities between independent sites. ALPR Federation will also facilitate
sharing data between private and public agencies, while providing participating
organizations with full control over what information is shared while
maintaining all license plate data stored in their local system.