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Genetec and Ride Amigos Simplify the Return to Offices with New Corporate Mobility Solution

August 05, 2022

 

 

Genetec and Ride Amigos Simplify the Return to Offices with New Corporate Mobility Solution

 

Collaborative solution improves commuting, parking experiences

 

 

MONTRÉAL — Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has teamed with commute management solutions provider RideAmigos to help organizations deliver a simplified and enhanced experience to commuters returning to offices post pandemic. The solution pairs RideAmigos Commute Hub with Genetec AutoVuTM Free-Flow and Genetec Curb SenseTM .

RideAmigos Commute Hub helps employers deliver a seamless experience no matter how their employees choose to get to the office. It enables commuters to identify their best transportation options and reserve a guaranteed parking space based on their needs, such as accessible parking, eliminating the need to circle lots in search of a space, and alleviating some of the stress of getting to work.

Space availability is guaranteed via automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras. The pairing of RideAmigos’ Commute Hub with Genetec AutoVu Free-Flow and Genetec Curb Sense  gives parking officials full insight into parking demand and facility status, so they can ensure parking conditions are optimal. The solution also enables employees to choose from many transportation options such as mass transit, shuttles, carpooling, and active choices like biking to work, so they select the commute that is the most beneficial and enjoyable on any given day.

“Leaders at large organizations realize that commuting options are a critical part of the overall employee experience, particularly as people transition back to offices after being fully remote,” said Genetec Product Line Manager, AutoVu, Michael Bradner. “Streamlining the commuter experience can help boost employee satisfaction and productivity. Our goal with this joint solution is to help organizations optimize accessibility and use of parking spaces and provide or subsidize alternative transportation services to reduce the burden on employees.”

“Employers are more conscious than ever of the commute experience and they’re looking for ways to support and incentivize employees as they navigate a transition to hybrid or in-person work arrangements,” said Kathryn Hagerman Medina, RideAmigos Director of Customer Success and Marketing. “RideAmigos is pleased to partner with Genetec to make on-campus parking simple to use and manage as part of the comprehensive commute support and sustainability programs employers are running with Commute Hub.”

Using Curb Sense and Free-Flow, parking managers can instantly see and respond if a vehicle is found in a space that has not been reserved, or if an unauthorized vehicle is in a parking lot. Using an ALPR-equipped vehicle to scan parked cars and relay the details to appropriate security officials helps minimize any disruption and enhances safety. If a car is parked incorrectly in a reserved space, the security and workplace teams can review the evidence package and determine appropriate action, including issuing in-app reminders to employees about parking guidelines. This digital process increases efficiency and improves the parking experience over traditional enforcement methods along with providing a paperless and green enforcement option.

Over time, employers using this solution will gain actionable insights into parking trends on different days of the week as office attendance patterns continue to evolve. It can also empower organizations to effectively optimize demand. By offering increased incentives to use alternative transportation on high-demand days or adjusting the size and location of dedicated parking zones, organizations can use parking resources more efficiently. They can also measure the impact of these programs on reducing emissions and meeting sustainability benchmarks.

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is a global technology company that has been transforming the physical security industry for over 25 years. Today, the company develops solutions designed to improve security, intelligence, and operations for enterprises, governments, and the communities in which we live. 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, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its customers via an extensive network of certified channel partners and consultants in over 159 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com

About RideAmigos

RideAmigos is a technology company on a mission to change the way the world commutes by empowering everyone to make smarter transportation choices. Employers, universities, and government agencies around the globe use our apps and programs to influence smarter commuter behavior that reduces congestion, parking demand, and environmental impact while creating healthier, happier communities. We have helped our clients take tens of millions of cars off the road and reduce our collective CO2 footprint by 280 million pounds.

© Genetec Inc., 2022. Genetec and the Genetec logo are trademarks of Genetec Inc. and may be registered or pending registration in several jurisdictions. Other trademarks used in this document may be trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the respective product.

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Genetec helps customers break free from proprietary access control systems with next-generation Synergis Cloud Link

June 21, 2022

 

 

Genetec helps customers break free from proprietary access control systems with next-generation Synergis Cloud Link

 

Provides more features, enhanced cybersecurity, and helps future-proof security installations

 

 

MONTRÉAL, June 21, 2022Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced the immediate availability of a new generation of its Synergis™ Cloud Link PoE-enabled IoT gateway for access control. Manufactured in North America to mitigate supply chain delays, Synergis Cloud Link addresses increasing demand for non-proprietary access control solutions and provides a safe and secure gateway to a cloud or hybrid deployment.

When modernizing an existing security system, Synergis Cloud Link’s open architecture allows organizations to leverage their current access control infrastructure and easily upgrade to a secure IP-based solution. Synergis Cloud Link provides a more efficient approach to multi-site deployments and replaces the need for servers, reducing the cost of ownership. The Synergis Cloud Link IoT gateway has embedded functionalities that keep an organization’s access control running even when connection to the server is down.

The new generation of Synergis Cloud Link provides more features, enhanced cybersecurity, and helps future-proof security installations. Synergis Cloud Link features enhanced cybersecurity such as encrypted user data, Secure Boot, and an EAL6+ industry gold standard Secure Element that stores cryptographic elements.

“The need for non-proprietary access control solutions has never been greater,” said Thibault Louvet, Access Control Product Group Director, Genetec Inc. “Our new generation Synergis Cloud Link enables us to provide organizations with a powerful, secure and intelligent gateway to the latest technology while allowing them to easily connect to hybrid or cloud access control environments and keep their existing security investment including hardware, wiring, and infrastructure.”

The device is compatible with non-proprietary access control modules from the industry’s most established manufacturers including HID Global, Axis Communications, ASSA ABLOY, Mercury Security, Allegion, SimonsVoss, STid, and others. A single Synergis Cloud Link device can support up to 256 readers and electronic locks, 600,000 cardholders, 150,000 offline events, as well as monitor hundreds of zones and alarms.

 

Synergis Cloud Link features a new firmware design, improving reliability and lifecycle management and updates management. It also opens the door to containerized approach for operating software on the device, expanding its future capabilities.

 

For more information about Cloud Link, please visit: https://www.genetec.com/products/unified-security/synergis/cloud-link

 

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is a global technology company that has been transforming the physical security industry for over 25 years. Today, the company develops solutions designed to improve security, intelligence, and operations for enterprises, governments, and the communities in which we live. 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, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its customers via an extensive network of certified channel partners and consultants in over 159 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com

© Genetec Inc., 2022. Genetec, Synergis, Cloud Link and the Genetec logo are trademarks of Genetec Inc. and may be registered or pending registration in several jurisdictions. Other trademarks used in this document may be trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the respective product.

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Genetec introduces new generation of SharpV ALPR cameras

August 10, 2021

 

 

 

Genetec introduces new generation of SharpV ALPR cameras

 

Features higher-resolution sensors, motorized lenses with auto-focus, and machine learning-optimized processor to deliver high performance in the most demanding conditions

 

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 10, 2021  — Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced the next generation of its AutoVu™ SharpV ALPR (automatic license plate recognition) camera. This new version provides a future-proof fixed ALPR solution that can be deployed anywhere easily. It is built to deliver machine learning-based ALPR and vehicle analytics on the edge, ensuring high performance in all conditions.

Designed for fixed ALPR installations, the new SharpV can be up and running in minutes, thanks to multiple features like embedded 4G/LTE/ GPS and motorized lenses with zoom and auto-focus. It is ideally suited for a range of applications, such as monitoring entries and exits, capturing license plates at high-speed on city streets and highways, managing off-street parking lots and facilities, as well as covering major city access points for wanted vehicles.

With built-in illuminators, global shutter, and high-resolution sensors, the SharpV provides crisp, accurate, and greater than Full HD images at all times: day or night, in slow local traffic or on fast highways. Featuring ultra-wide sensors, the updated SharpV can capture license plates across two lanes of traffic with no loss in accuracy. This means fewer devices are needed to cover more locations, reducing total cost of ownership.

Featuring AutoVu MLC™, a powerful onboard machine-learning based ALPR engine, the new generation of SharpV goes beyond license plate identification with a full suite of advanced vehicle analytics that include vehicle classification, color recognition, travel speed estimation, and direction tracking. The onboard machine learning VPUs (Vision Processing Units) also pave the way for new vehicle characteristics and behavior analytics, which will be introduced in the future.

“ALPR is an essential part of many organizations’ toolkits. It can be used to gather operational and investigational insights to help solve crimes, enforce parking regulations, and track traffic patterns in dense urban environments,” said Stephane Varin, Product Manager, AutoVu, Genetec, Inc. “The new SharpV is easier to deploy, can cover a wider field of view, and provides more data about vehicle identification and behavior.”

The new version of AutoVu SharpV also greatly simplifies installation and maintenance. The motorized lenses enable zoom and auto-focus to be adjusted remotely at the time of installation and during routine maintenance. Embedded cellular networking equipment provides the ability to connect using 4G/LTE (where available). For more information about AutoVu SharpV, please go to: https://resources.genetec.com/en-datasheets/autovu-sharpv-datasheet

About Genetec
Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com

Genetec announces favorable conclusion in patent infringement case; Breaks silence on patent trolls

August 11, 2020

 

 

 

 

Genetec announces favorable conclusion in patent infringement case; Breaks silence on patent trolls

 

 

 

Company takes occasion of litigant’s settlement payment to make public its firm stance against nuisance lawsuits from non-practicing entities

 

 

MONTRÉAL, August 11th, 2020 — “We don’t negotiate payment with patent trolls,” said Pierre Racz, President of Genetec Inc, (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, as the company announced that a patent infringement lawsuit initiated by a non-practicing entity (NPE) was withdrawn by the NPE at an early stage of the proceedings. In a rare result, the NPE paid an undisclosed sum to Genetec. In patent litigation in the United States, it is highly unusual for a plaintiff to pay a defendant to resolve a case.

 

Genetec understands that legal attacks from non-practicing entities are an unfortunate part of the technology business, representing a reported 90% of high-tech patent litigation cases in 2019 alone1. The practice, known as “patent trolling”, involves groups that don’t create technology, but rather aggregate patents that are generally of no technological value to use as the basis to initiate IP infringement cases against businesses.

Widely disparaged by courts, legal scholars, and world leaders including former U.S. President Barack Obama, as a form of legal extortion2, these pursuits are estimated to cost businesses tens of billions of dollars per year3. Although the number of patent trolling cases has flattened1 since a landmark 2014 US Supreme Court decision4, many groups continue to attempt to leverage hoarded patents as a legal bullying tactic against companies that actively innovate. While larger firms facing this sort of litigation are more often reported on, the majority of victims of patent trolling are smaller companies or startups (below $10M in revenue)5.

“Unlike the way many other companies deal with these sorts of attacks, we do not negotiate payment with patent trolls,” said Pierre Racz, President of Genetec Inc. “Despite the potentially high cost of litigation, bending to their anti-innovation tactics only encourages their behavior and, as a matter of principle, Genetec will always vigorously defend its technology and the hard work of the people who create it. Though we have quietly followed this course since the first patent troll arrived at our door, we felt that this occasion was a good time to speak out against this practice.”

“This represents an important symbolic victory for Genetec, and a clear demonstration of our policy of never paying nuisance value settlements,” said Jean-Yves Pikulik, Director of Intellectual Property at Genetec. “While we would much rather spend our time patenting our innovations than fighting off patent trolls, we will continue to vigorously defend ourselves against NPEs and seek legal costs in lawsuits that we perceive as frivolous.”

This resolution settles all outstanding claims by the non-practicing entity against Genetec.

Sources:

1https://www.unifiedpatents.com/insights/2019/12/30/q4-2019-patent-dispute-report
2https://www.wired.com/2014/03/obama-legacy-patent-trolls/
https://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/business/extracting-a-toll-from-a-patent-troll.html
https://www.patentprogress.org/2013/02/14/obama-acknowledges-patent-troll-problem-w-transcript/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_troll

3https://www.unifiedpatents.com/insights/2019/1/2/2018-patent-dispute-report-year-in-review
https://hbr.org/2014/07/the-evidence-is-in-patent-trolls-do-hurt-innovation

4https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-298_7lh8.pdf

5https://digitalcommons.law.scu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1554&context=facpubs

About Genetec
Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com

Genetec announces keynote speakers and partner pavilion for Connect’DX Virtual Trade Show

April 17, 2020

 

 

 

Genetec announces keynote speakers and partner pavilion for Connect’DX Virtual Trade Show

 

 

 

 

Genetec President, Pierre Racz, takes on the AI hype. Starbucks, Barclays and Uber discuss their Cloud-first approach. Leading industry voices from Intel, Brekke Group and Convergint discuss security in a time of crisis

 

 

 

MONTRÉAL —Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced the keynote speakers and the details of the partner pavilion for  Genetec™ Connect’DX, the company’s first virtual trade show which will take place April 20-22, 2020.  Focused on technology, innovation and the challenges affecting the physical security industry, Connect’DX will provide an opportunity for security professionals from around the world to directly engage with each other as well as with Genetec and its partners.

AI: Genetec President takes a pragmatic view

The conference will kick off with a keynote from Genetec President, Pierre Racz who will take a look at AI and the surrounding hype. As interest in the technology reaches new peaks, inflated expectations are creating the conditions for a painful return to reality. In his address, Racz will take a much-needed pragmatic look at the state of AI technology and its real impact on our everyday lives.

 

A Cloud First approach to physical security: live panel discussion with Barclays, Starbucks, and Uber

While implementing a cloud architecture can have its fair share of complexity, some of the world’s leading brands have adopted a cloud-first approach to their global security operations. In this live panel discussion, Barclay’s Head of Technology, Daniel Lanecki, Starbucks’ Director of Global Physical Security, Traegon Hon, and Uber’s Physical Security Systems Manager, Joel Hosino, will share some candid insights into their cloud strategy and talk about how to avoid pitfalls.

 

Security Leadership in Time of Crisis

This timely talk will feature a unique line up of industry leaders in technology and physical security including Jonathan Ballon, VP & General Manager at Intel Corp., Brad Brekke, Principal with The Brekke Group, and Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint, one of the world’s largest security systems integrators.

Evolution of Security IoT

Axis Co-founder and Director of Axis AB, Martin Gren and Axis’ VP of Americas, Fredrik Nilsson will look at the rapidly evolving challenges of increasingly intelligent edge devices and advanced IoT security.

Customer-led panels

Connect’DX will provide a platform for industry leaders from across a wide range of markets to share their thoughts: Regi Flanagan, VP Car Wash Controls, Sonny’s Car Wash will talk about how to leverage the ALPR data and machine learning to improve operations and increase revenue. Rick Peck, SVP Director of Loss Prevention, TJX Companies Inc. Lenny Smith, Sr. Director of Loss Prevention and Corporate Security at Skechers USA, and Traegon Hon, Director of Global Physical Security at Starbucks will join forces in a panel to discuss how to navigate uncertain times with security technology. Zeljko Cakic, Director, IT, Airport Development Program at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority will talk about how to reduce nuisance alarms and use incident management. Christopher Slone, Senior Manager Global Security, Sykes Enterprises will share lessons learned during his company’s Access Control migration.

Partner and international pavilions

Connect’DX will also host a Technology Partner Pavilion where leading software and hardware technology vendors including: Axis Communications; BCDVideo; Bosch; Commend; Dell Technologies; Hanwha Techwin; HID Global; Intel Corporation; OPTEX; Panasonic; Vivotek and Zenitel will showcase their latest products, and native integrations with Genetec solutions in on-demand video and via live chat.

Genetec will also feature an international pavilion with French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean presentations, and live Q&As with industry experts.

 

To find out more and register, please go to: genetec.com/ConnectDX.html

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com

Genetec Firmware Vault camera firmware update service now supports Axis, Bosch, Hanwha and Panasonic cameras

April 14, 2020

 

 

Genetec Firmware Vault camera firmware update service now supports Axis, Bosch, Hanwha and Panasonic cameras

 

Firmware Vault feature helps IT administrators and systems integrators stay up to date with latest camera firmware to ensure they are protected against cyber threats

 

 

 

MONTRÉAL, April 14, 2020—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced thatFirmware Vault, the industry’s first camera firmware update service developed by an open architecture VMS vendor, now supports cameras from Axis, Bosch, and Panasonic in addition to existing support for Hanwha Techwin cameras. Designed to help IT administrators and systems integrators stay up to date with the latest camera firmware, Firmware Vault helps organizations ensure they have the latest protection from the manufacturer against cyber threats.

Outdated camera firmware presents one of the biggest weaknesses in cybersecurity defense. But for many security administrators, keeping pace with the latest updates can be very time-consuming. According to recent research* conducted by Genetec 68.4%­—or almost 7 out of 10—cameras are currently running out of date firmware.

Firmware Vault streamlines the camera firmware update process so that customers can implement the latest cybersecurity protection measures as soon as they become available, a crucial step in ensuring their organization’s resilience against cyber-attacks. Firmware Vault is available free of charge with Security Center version 5.8. and above.

“Ensuring that you are running the latest version of your cameras’ firmware can be tricky and time-consuming. Yet, when the firmware on a single video surveillance camera is out of date, your entire IT network can be at risk of a cyber-attack. Firmware Vault makes it easy to keep on top of the firmware update process,” explains Mathieu Chevalier, Lead Security Architect, at Genetec.

The Firmware Vault feature relies on the same highly secure cloud-based locker used by the Genetec Update Service to provide access to Windows and Security Center updates. When new camera firmware is available, system administrators are notified in the Security Center Config Tool. This allows them to track and download new firmware packages and the latest manufacturer cybersecurity protection measures for the connected cameras in a matter of minutes. The Firmware Vault allows users to have a unified view of all cameras and their update status so that they can take corrective action more quickly and efficiently.

For more information about Firmware Vault, please visit: https://resources.genetec.com/en-feature-notes/security-center-firmware-vault

*Source: Research conducted on a sample of 44,763 cameras connected to systems that are part of the Genetec opt-in product improvement program.

 

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com

Genetec Releases Conference Agenda for Connect’DX Virtual Trade Show

April 09, 2020

 

 

 

 

Genetec Releases Conference Agenda for Connect’DX Virtual Trade Show

 

 

Three-day global virtual event to take place April 20-22, in multiple languages across multiple time zones

 

 

 

 

MONTRÉAL—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today released the full conference agenda for Genetec™ Connect’DX, the company’s first virtual trade show taking place April 20-22, 2020.

Focused on technology, innovation and the challenges affecting the physical security industry, Connect’DX will offer a virtual meeting place for anyone looking to learn and engage with industry peers. Connect’DX will provide an opportunity for security professionals from around the world to directly engage with each other as well as with Genetec and its partners, while also providing a platform for industry leaders from across a wide range of markets to share their thoughts.

Taking place across multiple time zones, in multiple languages, Connect’DX will feature over 30 hours of on-demand content, 10 hours of live broadcast, in-depth sessions with the Genetec Technical training team, and live Q&As.

Combining panels with end-users, experts and thought leaders, educational sessions, security technology insights, and product demos, Connect’DX will give attendees an opportunity to expand on their knowledge of Genetec technology while engaging directly with the people who influence, design, and implement it. The event will also feature a Technology Partner Pavilion where leading software and hardware technology vendors from the physical security industry will showcase their latest product enhancements and native integrations with Genetec solutions.

“With trade shows and conventions being canceled all over the world due to the global pandemic, we wanted to build an event that is similar in spirit to our traditional conference experience.  We have designed an exceptional event where thoughtful talks, panels, training, and product insights become an entirely web-based, digital experience,” said Andrew Elvish, Vice President of Marketing. “Connect’DX is the place where anyone in the physical security industry can congregate to learn and exchange ideas, regardless of where they are in the world.”

The full agenda is now online. To find out more and register, please go to: genetec.com/ConnectDX.html

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

Genetec unveils next-generation mobile license plate recognition system with Intel® Movidius™ VPU technology for edge-based deep learning capabilities

October 28, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Genetec unveils next-generation mobile license plate recognition system with Intel® Movidius™ VPU technology for edge-based deep learning capabilities

 

 

 

Genetec AutoVu™ SharpZ3 goes beyond license plate identification and brings new levels of innovation in vehicle analytics, situational awareness, and accuracy

 

 

 

MONTRÉAL, October 22, 2019—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence will unveil its next-generation mobile ALPR (automatic license plate recognition) system at IACP (Chicago, October 26-29 2019) on booth #5218. Powered by Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPU (Vision processing unit), the new Genetec AutoVu™ SharpZ3  is among the first specialized in-vehicle ALPR systems in the world to use Intel’s latest deep learning and computer vision technology. The deep learning capabilities in the AutoVu SharpZ3 system will enable advanced levels of innovation in in-vehicle analytics, situational awareness, and accuracy.

“With the AutoVu SharpZ3, vehicle-based ALPR technology is about to enter a new phase in its evolution, made possible by Intel’s high-performance, low-power, deep learning VPU. By bringing powerful deep learning processing into the device itself, we are no longer limited by the constraints of traditional computer vision techniques or server post-processing. The new AutoVu SharpZ3 system will enable cities and law enforcement organizations to go far beyond simple license plate character recognition,” said Stephan Kaiser, General Manager of AutoVu at Genetec.

The AutoVu SharpZ3 system will not only be able to improve the accuracy of license plate reads in difficult environments (such as bad weather, heavy traffic, and fast speeds) but will also be able to instantly recognize additional analytics such as vehicle type, color, and more.

With future releases, the deep learning capabilities in the AutoVu SharpZ3 will enable cities to use their ALPR equipped vehicles to address other operational issues such as detecting unpermitted road construction, discovering abandoned e-scooters or bikes in unauthorized zones, and more.

“AI is driving a powerful digital transformation in cities around the world – enabling them to be more efficient, livable and secure for their citizens. By pushing AI-powered devices and solutions to the edge, forward-thinking companies like Genetec are fulfilling the true promise of IoT in smart cities,” said Jonathan Ballon, Intel vice president and general manager, Internet of Things Group.

The AutoVu SharpZ3 system also features three optical sensors in the camera to provide additional analytics such as the precise positioning of detected objects, and a modular chassis to allow users to easily add new functionalities in the field without the complication and costs of hardware replacement.

The new Genetec AutoVu SharpZ3 system is expected to become available by early 2020. For more information, please visit the Genetec booth #5218 at IACP or visit www.genetec.com/SharpZ3.

 

 

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com

Genetec achieves top-5 global market share ranking for ANPR surveillance technologies and rises to 2nd place in the Americas

March 18, 2019

 

 

 

 

Genetec achieves top-5 global market share ranking for ANPR surveillance technologies and rises to 2nd place in the Americas

 

 

 

Recent IHS ANPR report highlights importance of privacy and unification with other security systems

 

 

 

 

MONTRÉAL, March 13 2019—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions has become one of the world’s leading and fastest growing providers of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, according to a recently-released report by IHS Markit.

According to the report ANPR and Detector Sensors Report – 2018, Genetec has now become a top 5 global provider of ANPR technology for surveillance applications (which includes ANPR for access control, travel time information, parking time management, tolling and law enforcement), climbing from 10th place in 2016 to 4th place in this $453 M market.

In the Americas region—a market estimated to be worth $196.4 M in 2018 for all ANPR solutions—Genetec has jumped to second place with a 9.1% market share (moving from 7th place in 2016). This includes both sales of enforcement ANPR technology (for red light, speed and bus lane enforcement applications) and ANPR technology for surveillance.

Genetec also gained the most share of the market for ANPR surveillance equipment in the Americas, climbing to second position with an 11.5% market share of this $154.3 M industry.

“Over the last few years, Genetec has put a lot of effort into growing its global ANPR business through substantial R&D investment and in increased commercial focus. This has resulted in our Security Center AutoVu™ system becoming one of the most advanced ANPR solutions on the market,” said Stephan Kaiser, General Manager, AutoVu at Genetec.

“The global market revenues from sales of intelligent ANPR devices are forecast to reach $800 million by 2022 and increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.4%. Some of the key factors that will affect market growth include the need for increased privacy and strong data protection and an increased demand for ANPR solutions that integrate with access control technology,” said Anna Sliwon Research Analyst at IHS.

Genetec is well poised to meet these market challenges. The company takes privacy extremely seriously and follows Privacy-by-design principles, an engineering approach that calls for privacy to be taken into account throughout the whole engineering process. Security Center AutoVu™ is designed to help end users enforce local privacy laws as a default, helping protect the identities of all monitored vehicles and persons in live and recorded video—with data being immediately encrypted or deleted, as mandated by law.

Security Center AutoVu is also designed to be used as part of a unified security system including access control and video surveillance, allowing customer to use ANPR events to trigger actions and alarms across their entire security system. The Security Center platform allows them to investigate events across systems and provides unparalleled reporting capabilities.

According to IHS Markit (2017 Video Surveillance Market Share Database 2017 Access Control Intelligence Database, and 2018 ANPR & Detection Sensors Report) Genetec is the only security and public safety solutions developer to hold a top-10 global rankings across all physical security industry sectors including video management software (VMS), access control software, and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) software.

Learn more about Genetec ANPR technology: https://resources.genetec.com/product-booklets/en-genetec-autovu-ip-license-plate-recognition

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com

 

Genetec: South Grand District in St. Louis, MO, Increases Parking Lot Safety with Cloud Surveillance

February 12, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Genetec: South Grand District in St. Louis, MO, Increases Parking Lot Safety with Cloud Surveillance

 

 

 

 

 

South Grand Community Improvement District uses Genetec Stratocast to reduce license plate theft and share information with police department

 

 

 

 

 

MONTRÉAL, January 30th 2019—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced that the South Grand Community Improvement District (CID) in St. Louis, Missouri is using the Genetec Stratocast™ cloud-based video monitoring system to deter license plate theft in its parking lot and provide video access to the local police department to help reinforce security.

 

One of the services offered by the South Grand CID is free parking. At any time of the day, drivers can park in a central parking lot to visit businesses or residents. While this lot has always been convenient and safe, license plate theft was troubling nearby areas. To deter license plate theft in their own community, the South Grand CID board decided to add video surveillance to the lot. Currently, three cameras monitor the entire 90-space parking lot. Video recordings are sent over a wireless network which connects to the South Grand CID main office, just a few blocks away from the lot.

With this cloud-based video monitoring system, Rachel Witt, Executive Director at South Grand CID, can quickly and easily view video from anywhere, at any time. “Using the cloud video system, I am able to find and view the video in seconds. I can narrow down my search based on dates and time and watch the event unfold with all camera feeds up on the monitor. It’s really that simple,” commented Witt.

Only two weeks after installing the Stratocast video monitoring system, a visitor reported that their license plates had been stolen. “The visitor provided a description of the car, and a timeframe in which the incident likely happened. Using the Stratocast system, I was able to find and view the video in seconds. I could clearly see the suspect enter the lot, remove the plates and leave in his own car. Since the police are very busy here, I was able to bookmark the video recording and then notify them that the video was ready,” said Witt.

Stratocast has made it easy for the South Grand CID to give video access to local police so that when a crime is reported in the district, officers can immediately begin to conduct investigations without leaving their desks.

While the South Grand CID manages and owns the Stratocast solution, officers can log into the system and view video recordings when required. This is enabled by the Genetec Federation™ feature, which gives an organization access to manage multiple independent Genetec systems as one. A memorandum of understanding was signed so each parties’ responsibilities are clear.

“Instead of driving over and picking up a DVD, officers can directly access video from our cameras to see what happened. Not only does it help speed up investigations, it saves officers’ valuable time,” continued Witt.

The installation of Stratocast is not only helping to reduce license plate theft but it is also helping residents and visitors feel safer than ever. “Business owners, residents, and visitors have a better sense of safety when they know cameras are up. But they also need to know that we’re equipped to respond quickly to any disturbance. And that’s what Stratocast helps us achieve. With the addition of Stratocast, we’re able to show everyone that we have strengthened the security in our community,” concluded Witt.”

For a more detailed case study, please visit: https://www.genetec.com/solutions/resources/south-grand-community-cloud-video-system

 

 

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s 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. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com

 

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