Genetec released a new version of its flagship unified security platform. With version 5.11, customers have access to every module of Security Center, including Omnicast (video monitoring), Synergis (access control), AutoVu (automatic license plate recognition) Sipelia (intercom), and intrusion monitoring.

"With Security Center 5.11, customers, existing or new, can now benefit from all the value that a unified security system provides right out of the box,” said Christian Morin, vice president of product engineering and chief security officer at Genetec. “This simplified offering eliminates any barrier to entry for organizations looking to get the most out of their security system and move to a unified system.”  

Beyond simplifying the path to unification, Security Center 5.11 includes a wide spectrum of powerful features as standard, including KiwiVision analytics (privacy protector, people counting, security video analytics, and camera integrity), visitor management, advanced mapping functions, threat level management, and more.

Web app

The new version of Security Center also features the Genetec web app — a map-centric, portable, and intuitive interface that can be deployed on any machine/device with a modern browser, such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge. This allows customers to monitor their facility, quickly respond to incidents in real time, follow guided procedures, collaborate with other operators, and manage card holders, from wherever they are.

The web app extends enterprise security beyond the security operations center (SOC) and empowers users who are not traditional security operators to interact with the security platform based on their roles and needs. The app may be used by a security manager wanting to look in on a satellite location remotely, or by a receptionist who needs to manage visitor access, for example. 

The app also drastically simplifies investigations of specific events or incidents where very little is known about what happened except for where and when it occurred. Operators can easily produce reports that focus on specific types of events or investigate everything within a specific area and time range.

Simplified path to the cloud

Security Center 5.11 brings compatibility with the upcoming Streamvault Edge. Ideally suited for multisite operations, such as banking, retail, or businesses with remote or unmanned sites, Streamvault Edge simplifies the migration of existing security equipment to a hybrid cloud architecture. The solution makes cameras cloud-ready and enables secure local storage on cloud-managed appliances while removing the need for advanced IT expertise at remote sites.