The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-05-07T22:05:08Z Genetec helps organisations monitor occupancy levels and ensure compliance with physical distancing regulations 2020-05-07T22:05:08Z genetec-helps-organisations-monitor-occupancy-levels-and-ensure-compliance-with-physical-distancing-regulations SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, May 8, 2020— As many retailers, restaurants and public venues get set to start reopening in the coming days and weeks, the need to enforce physical distancing measures is critical. To help these organisations monitor their occupancy levels and ensure compliance with regulations, Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced a new Occupancy Management Package. The Occupancy Management Package includes analytics and reporting tools that enable organisations to tap into their security system to count the number of people in a store or similar business area, visualise data, and alert employees when occupancy limits are being reached. Audit reports can also be easily produced to demonstrate a business’ compliance with physical distancing regulations. With this new package, organisations can define policies that adhere to local guidelines for occupancy, and mobilise their operations to limit the risk of transmission. Live occupancy data is displayed in clear, graphical ways. When occupancy limits are being reached, employees who are responsible for monitoring the situation can receive alerts on a mobile device, via email, or on their Security Center dashboard so they can take appropriate action. “As public-facing organisations get ready to re-open, they are looking for ways to align security measures in adherence with physical distancing regulations to keep their staff and patrons safe,” said Rob Borsch, Practice Leader – Retail and Banking at Genetec, Inc. “In order to enforce these strict occupancy rules, they will need to do more than just count the number of people entering their premises – they will need to know how many people are inside a store or restaurant at any given moment, continuously monitor this data, and be able take action when thresholds are reached.” To learn more about the Genetec Occupancy Management Package please consult the data sheet. 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 Inc., 2020. 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. Press Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: + 61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Genetec prioritises digital initiatives for 2020 to help customers and partners stay connected and informed 2020-05-04T22:00:00Z genetec-prioritises-digital-initiatives-for-2020-to-help-customers-and-partners-stay-connected-and-informed-5 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, May 5, 2020—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced that it is significantly expanding its digital initiatives to make it easier for customers and partners to stay connected and informed over the coming months. Following the success of Connect’DX, the Genetec virtual trade show and conference, the company is planning a similar event in the fall. Genetec is also ramping up its education programs with the immediate online availability of its entire technical curriculum including instructor-led classes, bespoke training, and self-paced learning options. Genetec also announced it will significantly reduce attendance at major in-person trade shows, conventions and conferences for the rest of the year. “The whole Genetec team is motivated and engaged to help the people who put their trust in us,” said Pierre Racz, President of Genetec, Inc. “These initiatives are about doing the right thing for our customers, our employees, and the industry as a whole. While we are all keen to get back on the road and interact with our customers and colleagues in person, I would much rather lose business than put a single customer or employee at risk.” Connect’DX, the Genetec Digital Experience Over 8,200 industry professionals from all over the world registered for Connect’DX. Each of the 4,750 attendees who participated in the event spent an average of 9 hours each attending expert panels, educational sessions and product demos, and visiting partners’ booths, leading to a total of 20,057 unique presentation views and 22,426 booth visits. Over 40 hours of content from Connect’DX is now available on demand from the registration page, for existing registrants, and the post show registration page for newcomers. Building on the success of its first virtual trade show, Genetec is planning another Connect’DX event this fall. An invitation-only gathering, it will be targeted at partners, consultants and end users. The company is also announcing a bi-weekly podcast that will explore the everyday challenges of managing and improving security, operations and intelligence with a practical look at real-world solutions and best practices. More information on both initiatives will follow in the coming weeks. “We are presented with a significant opportunity to reassess our in-person events model and think in nontraditional ways,” said Andrew Elvish, Vice President of Marketing at Genetec. “Looking ahead, we will be putting the emphasis on our signature in-person events such as our Connect series, and in the near term focusing on digital experiences that deliver a high level of engagement without having to travel. The overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from everyone who participated in our first digital experience, Connect’DX, clearly demonstrates that the physical security industry is ready to embrace new ways of connecting, networking and learning.” Online training and certification To ensure continued access to its training and certification classes in spite of the current travel restrictions, Genetec is making its entire course curriculum and instructor-led classes available online, leveraging the latest learning technologies. In the last 6 weeks, the Genetec education team has already remotely trained over 900 professionals and is ramping up its schedule of offerings with live training courses across all time zones while also offering opportunities for self-paced learning. Bespoke training is now also available online with a dedicated instructor. “Our team is fully committed to providing the best learning experience possible to all our customers around the world. After rigorously testing and vetting new approaches, we are offering a comprehensive technical training curriculum in a fully virtual environment, making use of several great tools and new techniques, including: our Learning Management System, a practice environment within Microsoft Azure, how-to videos, revamped exam scenarios, and hardware simulators, to name a few,” said Nadia Boujenoui, Vice President of Customer Experience at Genetec. “We have pushed hard to ensure multiple online training options are available to customers but some things haven't changed, including the individual attention from our talented instructors, our trainer-to-student ratio, and rich discussions with other professionals during our live courses, all of which are key to effective learning.” A full course catalog and training calendar are available on the Genetec website. For more information, contact training@genetec.com 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 Inc., 2020. 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. Press Contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Genetec Appoints new Regional Sales Manager for New Zealand 2020-04-22T22:00:00Z genetec-appoints-new-regional-sales-manager-for-new-zealand-1 Sydney & Auckland, 23 April, 2020—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced that it has appointed Cameron Watton as Regional Sales Manager for New Zealand. In this newly created position, Cameron will work with Genetec channel partners to drive new business and continue to expand Genetec marketing penetration and revenue across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. He will be the first full-time employee based in New Zealand. “Cameron has extensive experience and a strong network in the security market in New Zealand which makes him ideally suited to help accelerate our regional growth,” said George Moawad, Genetec Country Manager ANZ. “This newly created senior sales position aims to take our New Zealand sales efforts to the next level.” Prior to joining Genetec, Cameron was the National Projects Manager at Optic Security Group overseeing the company’s entire project management team. Prior to this, he spent six years at Fortlock Group, most recently as Account Director where he managed large accounts valuing up to NZ$10 million. Cameron has extensive experience in Account Management and Project Management. Commenting on his appointment, Cameron Watton said, “I am proud to be joining the Genetec team in ANZ and look forward to spearheading efforts in New Zealand. Genetec is experiencing rapid growth and I am looking forward to working with our channel partners and the ANZ team to further expand the Genetec footprint.” Cameron is based in Auckland. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing and Commercial Law from The University of Auckland and completed an Advanced Project Management diploma at Auckland University in 2017. 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 Inc., 2020. 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. Media contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications for Genetec ANZ sue@einsteinz.com.au 02 8905 0995 or 0466 964 786 Genetec Firmware Vault camera firmware update service now supports Axis, Bosch, Hanwha and Panasonic cameras 2020-04-14T22:04:37Z genetec-firmware-vault-camera-firmware-update-service-now-supports-axis-bosch-hanwha-and-panasonic-cameras SYDNEY,AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, April 15, 2020—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced that Firmware 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 latest camera firmware, Firmware Vault helps organisations 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 organisation’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 Inc., 2020. 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. Press Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Genetec makes its digital evidence management system available at no-cost to help organisations collaborate remotely 2020-04-08T23:03:00Z genetec-makes-its-digital-evidence-management-system-available-at-no-cost-to-help-organisations-collaborate-remotely SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, April 9, 2020— Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced that it is making its digital evidence management system, Genetec Clearance™ (Clearance), available free of charge to any organisation looking to efficiently share digital evidence, from wherever they are. Genetec Clearance allows organisations to manage and distribute media and files from surveillance systems, body cameras, cellphone footage from bystanders and witnesses, and other sources, while avoiding the need to create or distribute physical copies. Public safety agencies, and other organisations are having to quickly adopt new strategies to address the changes to daily operations to allow them to continue to collaborate with different stakeholders in order to fight crime and solve cases faster. They need to implement precautions to ensure the wellbeing of officers, first responders, their staff and the public. To assist organisations to continue to work together effectively when remote, Genetec is making Clearance available at no cost until December 31st, 2020. Video is a valuable tool to solve crimes, but receiving video often requires officers or other staff to go on-site and collect recordings on USB or disks. With Genetec Clearance, access to case and incident information can be shared with authorised stakeholders at the click of a button, while preserving all user activity to maintain the chain of evidence. There are no file size restrictions in the application, and videos are automatically converted to a browser-friendly format, avoiding the need for recipients to download and install standalone video players. Organisations who sign up for a new Genetec Clearance trial account will be provided a free, personalised remote on-boarding session to assist with the configuration of the account and walkthrough of the application. General sessions focused on Genetec Clearance are also planned during the Genetec DX virtual trade show (April 20-22nd 2020) and more detailed webinars are scheduled on Wednesday April 29th, Thursday May 7th, Wednesday May 13th and Wednesday May 20th. --ends-- 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 Inc., 2020. Genetec, Genetec Clearance, 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. Press Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Genetec announces immediate availability of AutoVu™ SharpZ3 next-generation mobile license plate recognition system 2020-03-18T22:00:00Z genetec-announces-immediate-availability-of-autovutm-sharpz3-next-generation-mobile-license-plate-recognition-system SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, March 19, 2020— Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced the immediate availability of its next-generation mobile license plate recognition system. The new AutoVu™ SharpZ3 goes beyond traditional license plate identification and brings new levels of insight in vehicle analytics, situational awareness, and accuracy. Ideally suited to meet the needs of parking managers who use mobile ALPR as part of their enforcement activities, the new SharpZ3 can help them track the types of vehicle (car, van, truck, bus, motorcycle) in parking lots or around the city, and analyse the evolution of the mix of vehicle types over time. For law enforcement officers who use mobile ALPR to aid investigations, the SharpZ3 allows patrols to flag vehicles based on vehicle type and color where no license plate was identified by a witness. “Traditional ALPR systems solve traditional parking and law enforcement challenges, like finding vehicles of interest and parking violators,” said Stephan Kaiser AutoVu General Manager at Genetec. “The SharpZ3 tackles emerging problems that are not served by current technology, helping customers gain new insights into the types of vehicles in their city and how their streets and curbs are used.” The AutoVu™ SharpZ3 is among the first specialised in-vehicle ALPR systems in the world to use Intel’s latest machine learning and computer vision technology to unlock new insights through innovative analytics. 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 record additional vehicle characteristics such as, vehicle type, color, and more, in real-time, and without requiring large amounts of bandwidth. Designed with a third optical sensor, the AutoVu SharpZ3 can accurately capture multiple plate designs in complex urban environments. These include flat, embossed, reflective and non-reflective license plates. The extra sensor will also allow more precise positioning of vehicle data on maps to provide more precise occupancy data than before. With its modular design, the SharpZ3 gives users the flexibility to add new functionalities over time. This reduces the complication and cost of hardware replacement. With future releases, the machine learning capabilities in the AutoVu SharpZ3 will enable a number of new potential applications such as enabling cities to use their ALPR-equipped vehicles to address other operational issues including detecting unpermitted road construction, discovering abandoned e-scooters or bikes in unauthorised zones, and more. The AutoVu SharpZ3, and the complete portfolio of Genetec security, operations and intelligence solutions will be on display April 20-22, 2020 at Genetec Connect’DX (#GenetecConnectDX), the company’s three-day, live, virtual tradeshow. To receive all of the pre-show information, get first access to the agenda, and early bird session registration details be sure to sign up on the Connect’DX pre-registration page today. For more information about the AutoVu SharpZ3, please visit: https://info.genetec.com/AutoVuSharpZ3.html. --ends-- 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 Inc., 2020. Genetec, AutoVu, 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. Press Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications sue@einsteinz.com.au Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 Genetec Announces Live Virtual Trade Show, Connect’DX 2020-03-12T22:00:00Z genetec-announces-live-virtual-trade-show-connectdx SYDNEY, Australia, March 13, 2020—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence is pleased to announce that it has opened pre-registration for its first virtual tradeshow, Genetec Connect’DX, taking place April 20-22, 2020. Building on the company’s strong culture of innovation, Genetec has designed Connect’DX to connect physical security professionals from around the world directly to Genetec experts and industry leaders. In what would normally be a busy conference calendar including such events as ISC West, IFSEC and Intertraffic, all postponed due to COVID-19, the business wants to be sure to engage and support its customers as they normally do in-person. “Our team looks forward to bringing Genetec solutions directly to the customer and we are happy to do so in a new way this April. Though we love connecting in person, we’re excited by the opportunity to bring everyone together online,” said Andrew Elvish, Vice President of Marketing at Genetec. “We’re ready to showcase our portfolio of physical security solutions, discuss key trends and technologies that effect our industry and provide a preview of what is to come from our product teams,” he said. While the complete Connect’DX agenda and keynote speaker list is yet to be published, the event is shaping up to include: Sessions on key trends & new technology Keynotes from industry leaders including Pierre Racz, Genetec President Genetec product demos and Q&As with the product team Panel discussions on industry topics including privacy, cyber security and cloud Free training sessions from our training department To receive all of the pre-show information, get first access to the agenda, and early bird session registration details be sure to sign up on the Connect’DX pre-registration page today. --ends-- 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 Inc., 2020. 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. Press Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications sue@einsteinz.com.au Tel: +61 02 8905 0995 Genetec Introduces Security Center for Airports to Unify Airport Security and Operations 2020-02-19T22:00:00Z genetec-introduces-security-center-for-airports-to-unify-airport-security-and-operations SYDNEY/MONTRÉAL, February 20, 2020—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence today announced Security Center for Airports, a new solution designed to help airports of all sizes manage and optimise their security and airport terminal operations. Available immediately, Security Center for Airports enables security managers, control room operators, terminal and ground handling staff as well as passenger experience managers to work together using a single unified product tailored to their unique needs. Security Center for Airports empowers customers to create a safer environment, improve airport operations, enhance passenger experience, while reducing the overall costs of operations and increasing non-aviation revenues. “Traditionally, airports would have to work with a multitude of single-purpose products that don’t interconnect to build their global security operations centers (GSOCs),” explained David Lenot, Airport Practice Leader at Genetec. “This would often create a very complex operating environment leading to slow security response time. But with the growing volume of passengers, airports need help to guarantee safe travel, and many airport security teams are rethinking their security technology strategy. With Security Center for Airports, control room operators, terminal operations, and ground handling can all work in sync to ensure their airport runs like clockwork.” “From parking, shopping and dining to check-in and take off, our airport, like any other, must provide a safe and efficient experience for travelers,” said Daniel St-Pierre, Deputy Director, Operations & IT Security at Aéroports de Montréal. “The Genetec unified platform helps us make the passenger journey seamless while also improving operations, and making the airport a safer environment for everyone that passes through our doors.” In addition to video management (Security Center OmnicastTM ), access control (Security Center SynergisTM) and Automatic License Plate recognition capabilities (Security Center AutoVuTM), Security Center for Airports features a number of airport-specific capabilities including: Security Center Flight Business Logic: Correlates flight information with other operational resources to provide a clear picture of your environment. Automates surveillance and operation management based on flight and gate information so security teams are always in sync. Security Center Boarding Route Management: Uses Security Center SynergisTM to define specific routes and streamline boarding and deplaning operations. Enables airports to leverage shared or common use of their infrastructure while enforcing stronger border control for gates servicing domestic and international passengers (ex. differentiates passenger flow based on varying clearance levels). Security Center Restricted Area Surveillance: Relies on multiple intrusion detection technologies (radar, LiDar, fence intrusion detection, video analytics, drone detection, etc.) to detect potential threats across wide areas to strengthen tarmac, aircraft, traveler, and staff security. Automatically tracked on geographical maps, moving targets are intuitively displayed and validated against ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance—broadcast) position of aircraft so that airport security personnel assess and respond to threats in less time. Security Center Passenger Analytics: Security Center Passenger Analytics is an advanced analytics solution that extracts valuable insights from sensors like security cameras. Available in Security Center dashboards and a dedicated web client, Security Center Passenger Analytics helps measure and visualise passenger counting, queues, and occupancy to predict the passenger flow and send notifications to mitigate bottlenecks. Genetec Airport Portfolio In addition to the new Security Center for Airports, Genetec offers a broad portfolio of solutions for airports including: Genetec Mission ControlTM: A collaborative decision management system, Mission Control empowers airports to move beyond simple alarm management by collecting and qualifying data from thousands of sensors and spotting the most complex incidents, and guiding security teams in their response following airport-specific processes and compliance requirements. Genetec ClearanceTM: A collaborative investigation management system, Genetec ClearanceTM helps speed up investigations by allowing users to securely collect, manage, and share evidence from different sources with stakeholders within and outside an airport. For more information about Security Center for Airports and the Genetec Airports portfolio, please visit: https://www.genetec.com/solutions/industries/airports/airport-security-solutions --ends-- Suggested Tweets: #SecurityCenterforAirports enables airports to optimise terminal operations & build a smoother passenger experience. Learn more: #SecurityCenterforAirports enables security operators & ground personnel to work in unison to #secureairports, optimise terminal operations & build a smoother passenger experience. Learn more: 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 Inc., 2020. Genetec, Genetec Clearance, 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. Press Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications sue@einsteinz.com.au Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 Genetec Appoints new Regional Sales Manager for ANZ 2020-01-20T22:30:00Z genetec-appoints-new-regional-sales-manager-for-anz Melbourne, 20 January 2020—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced that it has appointed Dominic Papalia as Regional Sales Manger for Australia and New Zealand. In this newly created position, Dominic will work with Genetec channel partners to drive new business and continue to expand Genetec marketing penetration and revenue across Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania (Southern Region). “Dominic brings with him a wealth of sector expertise and channel sales experience and will play a pivotal role in accelerating our growth across Australia and New Zealand,” said George Moawad, Genetec Country Manager ANZ. “Genetec is experiencing dynamic growth across ANZ and this newly created senior sales position aims to take our regional sales efforts to the next level.” Prior to joining Genetec, Dominic spent 3 years as Regional Sales Manager for video security solutions company Avigilon, where he was responsible for video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras and access control solutions. Previously, he spent almost three years as Business Development Manager for CR Kennedy & Company where he oversaw account management for CCTV resellers and integrators. Dominic also has extensive sales and business development experience with LG Electronics, InFocus Corporation and Hewlett Packard. Commenting on his appointment, Dominic Papalia said, “I am joining Genetec during a period of rapid growth for its Australia and New Zealand business and look forward to working with our channel partners and ANZ team to further increase our market share. Genetec has an impressive and innovative product portfolio and I am proud to be joining the expanding ANZ team.” Dominic is based in Melbourne. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media/Video Studies, Photography minor from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. 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 Inc., 2020. 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. Media contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications for Genetec ANZ sue@einsteinz.com.au 02 8905 0995 or 0466 964 786 New Genetec research shows almost 4 in 10 security cameras can be at risk of cyber-attack due to outdated firmware 2019-12-05T22:30:00Z new-genetec-research-shows-almost-4-in-10-security-cameras-can-be-at-risk-of-cyber-attack-due-to-outdated-firmware-1 SYDNEY/MONTRÉAL, 06 December 2019— Outdated camera firmware, and failing to change default passwords present some of the biggest weaknesses in cybersecurity defense. As the number of interconnected security devices keeps on growing, keeping pace with the latest updates can be tricky and very time-consuming. According to new research* conducted by Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence, as many as 68.4%­—or almost 7 out of 10—cameras are currently running out of date firmware. Installing the latest firmware is not just about accessing exciting new features, warns Genetec. It ensures the latest cybersecurity protection measures are implemented as soon as they become available, a crucial step in ensuring an organisation’s resilience against cyber-attacks. “Our primary research data points to the fact that more than half of the cameras with out of date firmware (53.9%) contain known cyber security vulnerabilities. By extrapolating this to an average security network, nearly 4 out of every 10 cameras are vulnerable to a cyber-attack,” said Mathieu Chevalier, Lead Security Architect at Genetec. The research conducted by Genetec also showed that nearly 1 in 4 organisations (23%) fail to use unique passwords, relying instead on the same password across all cameras from the same manufacturer, leaving an easy point of entry for hackers once only one camera has been compromised. Until recently, IP cameras came with default security settings, including admin login information that is often publicly available on the manufacturers’ websites. While most camera manufacturers now request users to set up a new password and admin credentials at installation, businesses, cities and government organisations with older equipment never updated their passwords, potentially compromising the other critical data and systems that reside on their network. “Unfortunately, our research shows that the “set it and forget it” mentality remains prevalent putting an entire organisation’s security and people’s privacy at risk. All it takes is one camera with obsolete firmware or a default password to create a foothold for an attacker to compromise the whole network,” added Chevalier. “It is critical that organisations should be as proactive in the update of their physical security systems as they are in updating their IT networks.” For more information about how to keep your infrastructure cyber secure, please visit: https://resources.genetec.com/cybersecurity *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 Inc., 2019. 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. Press Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications sue@einsteinzcommunications.com.au 0466 964 786 or 02 8905 0995 Suggested Tweets: @GenetecInc research shows that almost 4/10 security cameras are at risk of #cyberattack due to outdated firmware. Learn more about #cyberrisks and how to protect your organisation in our on-demand webinar https://tinyurl.com/cyberisk @GenetecInc research shows that 23% of organisations fail to change at least one default security camera password, putting their infrastructure at risk. Learn about cybersecurity best practices in our on-demand webinar https://tinyurl.com/cyberisk NEXTDC excels in Customer Experience with Genetec Security Center 2019-09-09T22:00:00Z nextdc-excels-in-customer-experience-with-genetec-security-center Sydney - Australia, 9 September, 2019 - Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced that long-time customer, NEXTDC, Australia’s most trusted data centre provider, has broadened its use of physical security systems beyond pure security, to improve business operations and drive an enhanced customer experience. Since 2011, Genetec has played an important role in supporting NEXTDC’s vision to deliver on its brand promise guarantee – to power, secure and connect the critical infrastructure that drives local and international organisations. Following a period of rapid growth, NEXTDC partnered with Genetec to build a comprehensive physical security strategy using Genetec solutions to design a unique and seamless customer experience that would not compromise on the security posture of its facilities. “The way we have deployed the Genetec unified security platform nation-wide has evolved into a key differentiator for our business,” said David Dzienciol, Chief Customer Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology at NEXTDC. NEXTDC uses the Genetec™ Security Center to manage access control (using Security Center Synergis™), video surveillance (using Security Center Omnicast™), as well as all connected video devices and access points in all its data centres that also include video access control intercoms. With its second generation of data centres, NEXTDC opted to leverage the Security Center Federation™ feature which allows for centralised monitoring, reporting and alarm management across all ten of NEXTDC’s data centre sites. It is powered by a highly scalable architecture that synchronises cameras, doors and other managed hardware, access points and solutions. Built on role-based protocols determined by NEXTDC, Genetec Security Center offers its security and customer service employees appropriate access to the video surveillance system, video analytics and reporting, access control, two factor authentication systems, and intercoms. George Dionisopoulos, Head of Security and Customer Service, NEXTDC said, “The Federation feature links our entire national footprint, and means our team has the visibility and control we need to monitor our facilities effectively right across the country, protect against and prevent security breaches and ensure a secure environment. We can operate a streamlined team, yet provide assistance as required at any of our data centres, servicing our customers exceptionally, every time.” The enhanced customer experience starts right from the first swipe of an ID access card, when Security Center alerts the security and customer service teams who is swiping in at which door. Customers are recognised and greeted by security personnel. If they need assistance as they make their way through the data centre, no matter where in the country the data centre is, a customer service team member can remotely open a door or speak to them via a nearby intercom to provide the necessary support. “Rigorous access protocols and robust security are ensured,” said Dzienciol. “And so is the customer’s right to have optimal and frictionless access to the data hall and racks containing his or her organisation’s critical information.” NEXTDC has developed an intelligent service management platform, designed to better deal with multi-faceted requests like when a customer needs access to a data hall, requires parking and has to pick up an item delivered to the data centre. Combining its service management platform with the Genetec unified security platform delivers one single pane of glass for physical security and other managed systems to inform the efficient handling of customer request tickets. David said that this has driven true savings in terms of fewer touch points on each request ticket. The time to approve customer tickets has dropped from several days to just a few minutes. According to David, “Our customers’ needs continue to evolve, so it’s important we move with them. When it comes to access control in line with security standards, our customers are looking for auto approval and self-service. With the level of intelligence built into our security posture through the help of Genetec solutions, we have been able to reduce the number of front of house and security staff that customers need to engage with each time they visit. This enables us to help our customers get to where they need to be, quickly and efficiently. With the support of Genetec, we can offer a frictionless experience that does not compromise on security.” “NEXTDC is very forward-thinking, taking a broader view of physical security to derive additional return on its original security infrastructure investment,” said Philippe Ouimette, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Genetec. “As an organisation it understands the potential for leveraging its physical security systems and the Genetec Security Center platform, not only to deliver on the promise of security to its customers, but to better its business operations and the overall customer experience.” ### 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 © Genetec Inc., 2019. 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. About NEXTDC NEXTDC is an ASX200-listed technology company and Asia’s most innovative Data Centre-as-a-Service provider. We are building the infrastructure platform for the digital economy, delivering the critical power, security and connectivity for global cloud computing providers, enterprise and government. NEXTDC is recognised globally for the design, construction and operation of Australia’s only network of Uptime Institute certified Tier IV facilities, and the only data centre operator in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability. NEXTDC has a strong focus on sustainability and operational excellence through renewable energy sources and delivering world-class operational efficiency. Our data centres have been engineered to deliver exceptional levels of efficiency and the industry’s lowest Total Cost of Operation through NABERS 5-star energy efficiency. NEXTDC as a company has been a certified carbon neutral organisation under the Australian Government’s Carbon Neutral Initiative in line with National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) for Organisations. Our Cloud Centre partner ecosystem is Australia’s most dynamic digital marketplace, comprising >560 carriers, cloud providers and IT service providers, enabling local and international customers to source and connect with cloud platforms, service providers and vendors to build complex hybrid cloud networks and scale their critical IT infrastructure services. NEXTDC is where the cloud lives®. Press Contacts: Australia – New Zealand Richelle Gillett Senior Consultant, Einsteinz Communications richelle@einsteinz.com.au +61 419 891 710 or +61 2 8905 0995 Sue Ralston Senior Consultant, Einsteinz Communications sue@einsteinz.com.au +61 466 964 786 or +61 2 8905 0995 Genetec Partners with BlackBerry Cylance to include AI-based antivirus in its appliance portfolio 2019-07-17T22:20:22Z genetec-partners-with-blackberry-cylance-to-include-ai-based-antivirus-in-its-appliance-portfolio Sydney, Australia July 18, 2019—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced that it is partnering with Cylance, a business unit of BlackBerry, Limited (NYSE:BB; TSX:BB), to bring AI-based antivirus protection to its appliances customers. Through this partnership, Genetec will offer additional cyber security protection to its Streamvault™ family of infrastructure solutions by including CylancePROTECTÒ out-of-the-box at no additional cost to its customers. Genetec Streamvault™ all-in-one and rackmount appliances, storage, and workstations are expected to be shipped pre-installed and optimised with CylancePROTECT in September 2019. “Genetec is committed to creating secure solutions from the ground up and have practices in place to help identify and mitigate risk for our customers. Cyber security is at the core of our development process and we see that cyberthreats are evolving faster than ever. With CylancePROTECT, Genetec is delivering the latest in prevention-first, predictive security technology to Streamvault customers and providing them with up-to-date protection, without compromising appliances guaranteed performance,” said Francis Lachance, Director, Video and Appliances at Genetec. CylancePROTECT protects endpoints and organisations from compromise by combining the power of artificial intelligence to block malware infections with additional security controls that safeguard against script-based, file-less memory, and external device-based attacks. Unlike traditional endpoint security products that rely on signatures and behavior analysis to detect threats in the environment, CylancePROTECT uses machine learning, not signatures, to identify and block known and unknown malware from running on endpoints. The software delivers prevention against common and unknown (zero-day) threats without an internet connection. It continuously protects an endpoint without disrupting the end-user and provides minimal impact on system resources. “For years, traditional antivirus prevention products relied on signatures as their primary threat protection method. Assuming all attacks on a business had been seen before, using signatures made sense. However, today, malware mutates daily, even hourly, making signature-based prevention tools obsolete. In mission-critical industries, such as the physical security industry, organisations need to think beyond traditional antivirus. We are pleased to partner with Genetec as we share the same passion for protecting our customers against cyber-attacks,” said Steve Rossi, Global Director of OEM sales at Cylance. Because it uses very little computing power, CylancePROTECT will not affect the smooth running of Genetec appliances, allowing customers to benefit from proactive threat detection without monopolising crucial resources. In addition, with no Internet connection or signature updates required, CylancePROTECT will protect remote endpoints connected to the Genetec 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 (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 Inc., 2019. Genetec, Genetec Streamvault, Genetec Synergis 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. Media Contact: Richelle Gillett Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 richelle@einsteinz.com.au Genetec Announces Synergis™ IX, a New Line of Hybrid Access Control and Intrusion Hardware for the Australian and New Zealand markets 2019-07-03T00:23:34Z genetec-announces-synergistm-ix-a-new-line-of-hybrid-access-control-and-intrusion-hardware-for-the-australian-and-new-zealand-markets-1 SYDNEY, Australia -- 3 July 2019 – Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced Synergis™ IX, a new line of hardware that combine access control and intrusion monitoring. The Synergis IX devices are designed to work with the Genetec™ Security Center platform to unify access control and intrusion functions with video surveillance, communications and more. Synergis IX is available immediately in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) from Genetec partner Hills Limited (ASX: HIL). By adopting a line of hardware combining access control and intrusion devices in a single platform, customers can significantly reduce installation time and total cost of ownership, while achieving operational efficiencies and gaining greater insight into their security environment. “For both regulatory and practical reasons, our customers in Australia and New Zealand require hybrid solutions that offer both access control and intrusion in one device. Synergis IX provides this all-in-one access control and intrusion monitoring solution but opens the door to greater efficiency through Security Center, which unifies video surveillance, communications and other security systems under the same platform,” said Thibaut Louvet, Director of Access Control Product Group at Genetec Inc. Featuring a broad range of hybrid controllers, modules, readers, and keypads, Synergis IX enables users to control and monitor a scalable number of intrusion areas, doors, cardholders, and other field devices regardless of geographical location. With digital certificate support, claims-based authentication, and end-to-end encrypted communications, security throughout every layer of the architecture is ensured. “The security market in Australia and New Zealand continues to grow at an exponential rate, with a tremendous appetite for solutions that enable customers to manage all of their security systems on a single interface. We are excited to work with our partners Hills Limited to bring Synergis IX to the ANZ market," said Daniel Lee, Managing Director for Genetec APAC. To find out more about Synergis IX, please visit: https://www.genetec.com/solutions/all-products/synergis/synergis-ix SUGGESTED TWEET: Synergis IX provides a gateway to #UnifiedSecurity through the @Genetec™ Security Center platform. Read the #PressRelease to learn more: (link) 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 © Genetec Inc., 2019. 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. Press Contacts: Australia – New Zealand Richelle Gillett Senior Consultant, Einsteinz Communications +61 419 891 710 or +61 2 8905 0995 richelle@einsteinz.com.au Sue Ralston Senior Consultant, Einsteinz Communications Genetec Takes #1 Global VMS Vendor Position According to Latest IHS Report 2019-06-17T22:00:00Z genetec-takes-1-global-vms-vendor-position-according-to-latest-ihs-report SYDNEY, Australia – 18 June 2019 — According to a recent report published by business intelligence provider IHS Markit (NASDAQ: INFO), Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, was named the world’s number one vendor of Video Management Systems (VMS). IHS-reported results from 2015-2018 also point to the company sustaining a 24.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for the past 3 years in this category. (High Res photo available) In the Americas, Genetec remains the leading VMS manufacturer by a wide margin for the eight consecutive years, with an 18.3% share of this $4.1 billion market. Genetec has also taken the number one position in the $1.7 billion market for back-end video surveillance equipment in the Americas. In the rest of the world, Genetec grew its VMS revenue at a fast rate: In EMEA, Genetec revenues grew by 20.5% in 2018, while in APAC (excluding China), Genetec grew its revenues by 22.5%. “As a privately owned, independent manufacturer of IP-based physical security solutions, we reinvest a much higher proportion of our annual top-line revenue into R&D than most,” states Pierre Racz, President, Genetec Inc. “Our independence and single-mindedness have helped us earn the trust of enterprise and government users. We want to delight the customer. Circumstances have propelled us to be outspoken about privacy and cyber-security.” “These factors, along with good-fortune, strong partnerships and a great team, are some of the factors that explain the appeal of our solutions,” explains Racz. "We will continue to lower the friction with which our customers integrate new sensors and other systems into the decision-making of their operations.” 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 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. 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 © Genetec Inc., 2019. 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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