The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-05-04T22:10:27Z Genetec Clearance camera registry streamlines public/private collaboration, and helps agencies close cases faster 2021-05-04T22:10:27Z genetec-clearance-camera-registry-streamlines-public-private-collaboration-and-helps-agencies-close-cases-faster SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, May 5th, 2021—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced an update to its camera registry module for Genetec Clearance™ (Clearance) a digital evidence management system that facilitates collaboration between public safety agencies, corporate security departments, businesses, and the public. Video evidence is an invaluable tool to help investigators review events, assist the public, and solve crimes. However, the methods used to retrieve recordings from privately-owned cameras are cumbersome and time-consuming, as they rely on officers manually collecting video from the scene. The camera registry module for Clearance offers an entirely digital and automated experience to facilitate the process and provides a new avenue for law enforcement to work closely with residents and businesses in their community.“Genetec Clearance™ is now our overall case file with everything in it, including all of our evidence and case-related documentation,” said Captain Mike Bell, Identification Division Commander at the Galveston Sheriff’s Office in Texas. “Where we used to keep paper records, we now store everything digitally in Clearance—including crime scene photographs, patrol photos from cell phones, interviews, and all our reports and records. And using Clearance means that, when we have to work with case files for whatever reason, all of the data we need is right there at our fingertips.”The module allows cities and agencies to create a digital public safety program where businesses, public institutions and residents can enroll to assist with investigations. Once participants have registered their cameras, detectives can rapidly locate cameras nearby investigations and request recordings to facilitate evidence collection. Recordings are provided voluntarily by participants and are sent back to the authorities through a secure web portal. Video exports from any camera system can be shared, so business owners and residents can continue to use their existing equipment without incurring any additional costs to participate in the program. Detectives can then review and preserve videos received from these requests directly from Clearance.“Investigators are under a lot of pressure to solve cases. Our goal is to provide cities and public safety agencies technology to reduce time spent on mundane tasks and provide methods to collaborate more effectively with businesses and the public. We’re pleased to offer solutions like Genetec Clearance™ that can be used to build closer partnerships within communities and better leverage the full potential of evidence available to improve public safety,” said Erick Ceresato, Senior Product Group Manager at Genetec, Inc.For more information about Genetec Clearance and how you can create your own community participation program with the camera registry module, visit: https://info.genetec.com/clearance-camera-registry-features.html--ends-- About GenetecGenetec 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., 2021. 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 RalstonEinsteinz CommunicationsPh: +61 02 8905 0995sue@einsteinz.com.au Genetec appoints Djeffri Setiawan as first-ever Channel Sales Manager, ANZ 2021-04-25T21:58:45Z genetec-appoints-djeffri-setiawan-as-first-ever-channel-sales-manager-anz Sydney, April 26, 2021: Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions has appointed Djeffri Setiawan as its first-ever dedicated Channel Sales Manager for ANZ. In this newly created role, Djeffri Setiawan will lead the company’s channel strategy and partner ecosystem growth across the Australia and New Zealand market. Reporting to Genetec ANZ Country Manager George Moawad, he will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of all ANZ channel partners. “I’m looking forward to using my wealth of experience in the ANZ market to further expand and deepen channel relationships for Genetec,” said Djeffri Setiawan Channel Sales Manager ANZ, Genetec. “We have an established reputation for introducing pioneering best in market security solutions and I’m thrilled to be part of their expanding local team.” Djeffri joins Genetec from telecommunications carrier Nexthop where he was Head of Channel and Alliances. He previously spent nine years in various roles at Hills Limited, most recently as General Manager, IT & Networking Sales. Djeffri also held a role as Channel Account Manager at Lan1. “Djeffri brings a vast knowledge in Channel management to the table and it is extremely exciting to have such a high energy and customer focused individual as our first ever Channel Sales Manager,” said George Moawad, Country Manager ANZ, Genetec. “We will be looking to Djeffri to accelerate the momentum we have gained since unveiling our direct to the channel strategy at the end of 2020.” --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., 2021. Genetec, Omnicast, Synergis, Sipelia, Mission Control 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 0466 964 786 Genetec enhances its Advantage comprehensive maintenance program with new privacy and performance monitoring features 2021-04-07T22:20:51Z genetec-enhances-its-advantage-comprehensive-maintenance-program-with-new-privacy-and-performance-monitoring-features Sydney, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, April 8, 2021—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced the addition of privacy and performance monitoring features to its premium maintenance program, Genetec Advantage™. In addition to software upgrades, premium support, and system monitoring, Genetec Advantage now includes licenses of KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ and KiwiVision™ Camera Integrity Monitor for all new and existing Genetec Advantage subscribers*. To meet the public’s growing expectations of privacy, and to comply with global regulations, the KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ automatically obscures individuals’ faces caught within a camera’s field of view, so security operators only see what they need to see. Being able to access unobscured footage requires an additional layer of access permissions that is only used when an event warrants an investigation. An audit trail is then maintained that shows who accessed the additional information, and why. With the addition of KiwiVision™ Camera Integrity Monitor, customers can make sure that their cameras are operational and efficient at all times. The Camera Integrity Monitor notifies operators when a camera may have been tampered with, if there is a decrease in quality, or if there are abrupt changes in the position of the camera due to environmental or human causes. This is especially useful in large systems involving hundreds or thousands of cameras where it is nearly impossible to manually check each camera’s image and field of view. “As physical security systems become increasingly complex, it is critical to know that these systems are up to date, performing as they should, and integrating the latest privacy and performance features,” said Julie Gauthier, Director of Global Operations and Technical Support at Genetec. “Genetec Advantage™ is the best way to get the most out of your Genetec solution, and ensure your system is at peak performance. By providing licenses* of KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ and Camera Integrity Monitor we’re adding tools to help our customers maintain the integrity of their system, and protect the privacy of individuals within view of surveillance cameras, without sacrificing security.” For more information about the Genetec Advantage program, please visit https://www.genetec.com/support/maintenance/genetec-advantage *The number of included licenses of KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ and Camera Integrity Monitor is based on the size of the deployment. Please contact your Advantage sales representative for more details. --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., 2021. Genetec, KiwiVision Privacy Protector, 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 Contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Quest Security wins APAC Genetec Solution Innovation Partner of the Year Award 2021-03-23T21:30:00Z quest-security-wins-apac-genetec-solution-innovation-partner-of-the-year-award Sydney, March 25th 2021: Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions has named Australia-based Quest Security as its 2020 Solution Innovation Partner of the Year– Oceania at its annual Genetec APAC awards ceremony. Securitas Electronic Security was awarded Partner of the Year – Australia. Held virtually this year, the Channel Partner Awards recognised partners from each region in Asia Pacific. Other ANZ winners included Park Aid Pty Ltd who won AutoVu Integrator of the Year – APAC and across the Tasman, Datacom was awarded Partner of the Year - New Zealand. The awards are the first from Genetec since the company shifted to a direct relationship with System Integrators and Channel Partners across Australia and New Zealand. “George Moawad, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand said “Now we are working more closely with our partners, it’s even more rewarding to be able to recognise their hard work across the region. Together we are enjoying the benefits of our new direct relationship, enabling us to better understand the challenges our users face, deliver better value and ensure we can swiftly bring innovative and locally relevant solutions to Australia and New Zealand.” The full list of ANZ winners: Partner of the Year – Australia Securitas Electronic Security Partner of the Year – New Zealand Datacom Solution Innovation Partner – Oceania* Quest Security AutoVu Integrator of the Year – APAC* Park Aid Pty Ltd *Oceania comprises: Australia & New Zealand George Moawad, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Genetec --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., 2021. Genetec, Omnicast, Synergis, Sipelia, Mission Control 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 0466 964 786 Datacom wins New Zealand Genetec Partner of the Year Award 2021-03-23T19:30:00Z datacom-wins-new-zealand-genetec-partner-of-the-year-award Auckland, March 24th 2021: Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions has awarded Datacom 2020 Partner of the Year - New Zealand at its annual Genetec APAC awards ceremony. Held virtually this year, the Channel Partner Awards recognised partners from each region in Asia Pacific. Other ANZ winners included Quest Security who took home Solution Innovation Partner – Oceania, Park Aid Pty Ltd who won AutoVu Integrator of the Year – APAC and across the Tasman, Securitas Electronic Security was awarded Partner of the Year – Australia. The awards are the first from Genetec since the company shifted to a direct relationship with System Integrators and Channel Partners across Australia and New Zealand. “George Moawad, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand said “Now we are working more closely with our partners, it’s even more rewarding to be able to recognise their hard work across the region. Together we are enjoying the benefits of our new direct relationship, enabling us to better understand the challenges our users face, deliver better value and ensure we can swiftly bring innovative and locally relevant solutions to New Zealand and Australia.” The full list of ANZ winners: Partner of the Year – Australia Securitas Electronic Security Partner of the Year – New Zealand Datacom Solution Innovation Partner – Oceania* Quest Security AutoVu Integrator of the Year – APAC* Park Aid Pty Ltd *Oceania includes: Australia, & New Zealand George Moawad, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Genetec --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., 2021. Genetec, Omnicast, Synergis, Sipelia, Mission Control 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 0466 964 786 Genetec announces new version of Security Center 2021-03-17T22:01:26Z genetec-announces-new-version-of-security-center Sydney, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, March 18, 2021—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced a new version (v 5.10) of its flagship unified security platform, Security Center. Among many new enhancements, this major new release allows more system components to run in the cloud, reducing the gap between cloud and on-premises security systems. It also makes it easier to connect external systems and tap external data for use in dashboards, maps and investigations without relying on complex, specialised integrations. A practical path to a hybrid-cloud architecture: The new version of Security Center brings enterprise video surveillance customers new options to facilitate their migration to the cloud as well as support flexible hybrid-cloud architectures. Taking a step further towards unified, enterprise Video-Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS), the new version of Security Center Omnicast­™—the video management system of Security Center—enables the seamless use of tiered cloud and on-premises storage to manage short- and long-term video archives according to customer needs. It gives configuration flexibility and reporting capability, and supports various scenarios for real-time or on-demand access to video footage stored in the cloud. Depending on its recency and criticality, video can either be stored in high performance storage for fast access, or long-term storage to support flexible cost options, as well as data compliancy. To ensure maximum security, ingested video blocks are encrypted on-premises and then moved to the cloud using encrypted communications channels. “Last year accelerated the digital transformation of organisations big and small, inside and outside of the security industry,” said Francis Lachance, Director of Video & Appliances product group at Genetec, Inc. “Omnicast Cloud Storage is not just terabytes in the cloud. It’s a complete collection of media services that deliver the flexibility and sophistication enterprise customers need to successfully move to a hybrid-cloud video surveillance architecture.” Sipelia™ Communications Management, the module of Security Center that enables SIP-based communications between operators and intercom devices, has also been enhanced to offer support for cloud-based deployment. Genetec Record Fusion Service Security Center 5.10 introduces a new, no-code solution to connect external data sources to enhance an operator’s situational awareness. The new Record Fusion Service feature offers a simple, fast path to integrate third-party data streams from private or partner record publishers, such as traffic, utilities, or weather feeds to name only a few. Users can define tailored record types and consume data from a variety of sources including KML, JSON, and CSV documents, or set up a REST application listening point to which these external services can push records. The Genetec Record Fusion Service can be used across the entire unified platform to enhance awareness and response, provide contextual information on dynamic maps, be visualised in operational dashboards, in investigative reports, or in the unified monitoring interface. The service supports a broad range of applications, from displaying user-defined and filtered information on a map with custom graphical elements, to combining various records from a wide variety of sources to create custom aggregate records that are useful to specific operators or roles. The Record Fusion Service increases agility, enables highly specific and relevant data to be quickly and easily added to the platform, and makes security operators more efficient in accessing timely, contextual information. Mobility features Security Center 5.10 further taps mobile devices to reinvent the way organisations accomplish routine tasks on-the-go. Genetec Mobile, a unified app that enables users to access cameras, doors, and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) units from their smartphones, now supports Genetec Mission Control™ incidents, and standard operating procedures. This allows users to trigger or view active incidents on maps or in list format, and record incidents in the field to notify colleagues in the operation center. A new specialised portal is also available to help customers manage mustering during evacuations. The Evacuation Assistant app connects to Security Center Synergis™—the access control system in Security Center—so that when an evacuation is triggered, the system automatically starts to monitor the safety status of all personnel and visitors. When people arrive at the safety area or muster point, they can badge their credential at a fixed or mobile reader, notify the muster captain that they’re safe, or inform them that someone might be at risk. If someone is shown not to have been evacuated, the system will automatically trigger a response so that security personnel can take immediate action. For more information about Security Center 5.10, please visit: https://resources.genetec.com/blog/security-center-5-10-is-here --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., 2021. Genetec, Omnicast, Synergis, Sipelia, Mission Control 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 solutions help ensure organisations don’t have to choose between privacy and security 2021-03-02T22:10:24Z genetec-solutions-help-ensure-organisations-dont-have-to-choose-between-privacy-and-security Sydney, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, March 3, 2021— “Organisations should never have to choose between protecting the privacy of individuals and their physical security,” said Pierre Racz, President of Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions. Putting these principles into practice, Genetec provides the necessary tools for security professionals to responsibly gather and manage data, particularly video, while supporting compliance with privacy laws around the world. Genetec believes that the respect for individuals’ privacy should be the foundation of responsible and innovative design. Privacy by Design methodologies provide an essential road map for forward-thinking, ethical developers to build those principles into the products they create. This involves proactively embedding privacy into the design and operation of IT systems, networked infrastructure, and business practices from the first line of code to the third-party vendors selected for partnership and integration. With this methodology in mind, Genetec solutions are designed to help customers enhance cyber hygiene and respect privacy by making data and privacy protection features more accessible and configurable. In the physical security industry, protecting people and assets often requires organisations to collect personal data, as well as footage about individuals using public spaces in or around their facilities. But to meet the public’s expectations of privacy, and to comply with global regulations, access to this data or footage needs to be restricted and protected. Available on-demand for the Genetec™ Security Center unified platform, the KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ automatically obscures individuals’ faces caught within a camera’s field of view, so security operators only see what they need to see. Being able to access unobscured footage requires an additional layer of access permissions that is only used when an event warrants an investigation. An audit trail is then maintained that shows who accessed the additional information, and why. “Protecting the identity of people captured on video is an essential step in protecting their privacy,” said Florian Matusek, Genetec Product Group Director. “KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ is a great example of how we help our customers to meet privacy first standards of operation, and work to comply with local regulations.” Just as protecting the anonymity of people captured on video security footage is an essential step in protecting their privacy, the ability to securely share information during investigations is also fundamental in protecting data integrity and individuals’ privacy. The Genetec Clearance™ digital evidence management system allows law enforcement organisations to gather and share reliable evidence that protects everyone’s privacy. With built-in video redaction and secure user management, the identity of victims, bystanders, witnesses and police officers remains protected at all times. Genetec Clearance helps end users define who has access to sensitive data and footage without slowing down investigations and incident response. This way, end-users have control over this data so that they can adjust protection methods and processes to comply privacy legislations around the world such as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and Brazil’s General Protection Data Law (LGPD). “As a society, the invasion of privacy buys us very little and cost us very much,” said Racz. “At Genetec we do our job by making tools that society needs, but most importantly, we make these tools to conform with the social contract of the societies in which we operate.” To hear more about Pierre Racz’s thoughts on the importance of privacy, listen to the Engage podcast episode “First Principles”. --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., 2021. Genetec, KiwiVision Privacy Protector, 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 Lands Multi-Year Changi Airport Group Security Upgrade Project 2021-02-07T22:00:00Z genetec-lands-multi-year-changi-airport-group-security-upgrade-project Sydney, AUSTRALIA/SINGAPORE, 08 February 2021 –Singapore’s Changi Airport Group, one of the most innovative and technologically advanced airports in the world, has selected Genetec, Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions to enhance and upgrade its security system. The three-year project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023, will see Genetec™ Security Center, a unified security platform that blends IP security systems within a single intuitive interface, underpinning the airport’s security operations, with a specific focus on the video surveillance system across its terminals. The contract was awarded to Genetec following a rigorous competitive tender process. “Increasingly, our airport customers are understanding the deep business insights Security Center is capable of delivering, its ability to inform and create value for multiple areas of an airport business operation and improve the overall passenger and employee experience,” said Giovanni Taccori, Commercial Lead Transportation, APAC at Genetec, Inc. For more information on Genetec solutions for airports, please go to: https://www.genetec.com/solutions/industries/airports --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., 2021. 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 shares its top physical security trends predictions for 2021 2021-01-12T22:00:40Z genetec-shares-its-top-physical-security-trends-predictions-for-2021 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, January 13, 2021—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today shared its top five predictions for the physical security industry in 2021. Innovative security solutions will help businesses thrive post pandemic While the world remains optimistic for 2021, organisations will need to remain creative about how they use, update, and redeploy their security systems across their facilities. This will allow them to start thinking more broadly about the role of physical security and what it can do beyond traditional applications to deliver more value. We have already seen proof of this resilience and resourcefulness over the last few months with many organisations quickly adapting to the new needs and challenges posed by COVID-19, using their physical security technology as a strategic tool in the fight against the pandemic. In many ways, the extraordinary difficulties brought on by the current situation have put an increased focus on the role and importance of the physical security industry. And once the pandemic is finally in the rear-view mirror, we believe organisations will continue to look at their physical security technology and related data as both strategic and enterprise-shaping. Businesses will focus on privacy protection In an effort to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, many organisations rushed to implement ‘fever detection’ devices and other new sensors without necessarily having the time to consider privacy implications. Public privacy concerns related to COVID-19 contact tracing and other social challenges will continue to grow. These sensitivities will require the physical security industry to address privacy head-on and find appropriate solutions. Rather than hindering the development of new technologies, privacy will prove to be a driving force in the pursuit of responsible and innovative design, encouraging forward-thinking, ethical developers to embrace Privacy by Design methodologies. This involves proactively embedding privacy into the design and operation of IT systems, networked infrastructure, and business practices from the first line of code to the third-party vendors selected for partnership and integration. And, in the physical security industry, building a software solution from the ground up with privacy in mind means that organisations won’t have to choose between protecting individual privacy and ensuring their physical security. Privacy should always be the default option rather than the other way round, and security technology developers who take it seriously will gain distinct advantages, notably their customers’ trust. Cybersecurity risks will continue to rise While cybersecurity has been an issue for some time, it will unfortunately continue to be a vital concern in 2021. From schools and hospitals to private businesses and governments, there’s been a rise in cyber-attacks over the last year. In Q3 of 2020 alone, Trend Micro reported that there were almost 4 million email threats and over 1 million hits on malicious URLs related to COVID-19. Much of this can be linked to the overnight shift to remote work, which left companies scrambling to keep business running while also trying to secure corporate assets. This shift highlighted the fact that the traditional IT perimeter no longer exists. Businesses, organisations, and governments will need to take decisive steps to strengthen their cyber posture, or risk undermining the safety of their intellectual property, sensitive data, and personal information. Choosing trusted vendors and deploying physical security solutions that come with layers of cyber defense is critical. Security teams understand that built-in encryption, multi-factor authentication, and password management are the first lines of defense. Beyond that, taking advantage of other features such as cybersecurity risk scoring, system vulnerability alerts, and automated reminders for firmware and hardware updates are significant advantages in this heightened risk environment. Greater focus on trust in the supply chain Physical security technology has become an integral part of an organisation’s IT strategy and is, thankfully, now under the same level of scrutiny as other elements of an organisation’s technology stack. Some governments are already discouraging the use of certain products from security manufacturers, citing trust and security vulnerabilities. End users, especially in the enterprise space, are taking more time to scrutinise the manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors with whom they choose to work. This includes asking vendors more pointed questions about how they manage emerging threats, how forthcoming they are about product vulnerabilities and their partner ecosystem, and what their data and privacy policies are. For a physical security solution provider to be considered a reputable, reliable partner to their customers, they are going to have to meet more stringent requirements as part of the procurement process. Demand for hybrid cloud solutions will continue to grow According to Forrester’s recent report, Predictions 2021: Cloud Computing Powers Pandemic Recovery, global public cloud infrastructure will grow 35% to a market value of $120 billion over the next year. As online usage and remote work spiked during the pandemic, a global shift towards digital transformation, already underway, greatly accelerated. In order to thrive, physical security professionals will need to follow the lead of IT departments. In the coming year, physical security leaders should let go of the either/or division between cloud and on-premises security systems and embrace a hybrid deployment model in their physical security infrastructure. This will allow them to implement specific systems or applications in the cloud while keeping existing on-premises systems. With a hybrid cloud approach, security directors will become more agile in making decisions about how they can enhance scalability, redundancy, and availability to suit their organisation’s evolving needs. They will also be able to quickly migrate to newer technologies, minimise hardware footprint, boost cybersecurity, and reduce costs. Cloud offerings need to become an essential option to quickly adapt to changes and ensure business continuity. --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., 2021. 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 unveils new go-to-market strategy in Australia & New Zealand 2020-11-08T22:00:00Z genetec-unveils-new-go-to-market-strategy-in-australia-new-zealand SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, 9 November 2020 — Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced a new go-to-market strategy for Australia and New Zealand which will see the company now engaging directly with its expanding network of Systems Integrators. To support its new strategy, Genetec has already assumed responsibility for all aspects of its customer service program including Warranty and Returns; Advanced Replacement Program; Training; Customer Support Services; Pre-Sales & Post-Sales support; and Partner Programs. The company has also appointed key contact points for its System Integrators and engaged a third-party logistics company to deliver a seamless supply chain. “We are committed to expanding our footprint across Australia and New Zealand and this is the optimal go-to-market strategy to ensure the most sustainable and resilient business for our partners and ourselves,” said George Moawad, Country Manager, ANZ at Genetec. “As the physical security market continues to mature, a direct relationship with Systems Integrators aligns us more closely, and together brings us closer to our users. This model will enable us to better understand the challenges our partners and users face, deliver better value, and ensure we can swiftly bring innovative and locally relevant solutions to the Australian and New Zealand markets.” The Genetec Channel Partner Program has three levels : Certified, Elite & Unified Elite. The Genetec team in Australia and New Zealand will be directly responsible for all aspects of certification, training, and ongoing education designed to enhance the expertise of our System Integrators. “We’re looking forward to working directly with the Genetec team in the region,” said Umberto Tosti, Managing Director of Genetec Unified Elite Channel Partner, Fortis Security. “Being able to directly update Genetec about our customers’ priorities, problems, and opportunities, as well as rapidly access up-to-date product training, will enable us to deliver even better outcomes.” For more information on the Genetec channel partner program visit: https://www.genetec.com/partners/channel-partner-program George Moawad, Country Manager, ANZ at Genetec --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, Security Center AutoVu, Security Center AutoVu MLC, 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 Synergis™ IX awarded Class 5 Capability Certification from Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) 2020-10-27T22:19:34Z genetec-announces-synergistm-ix-awarded-class-5-capability-certificaton-from-australian-security-industry-association-limited-asial SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, October 28, 2020 — Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has received Class 5 Capability Certification from ASIAL for Synergis™ IX. The Synergis IX range of hardware devices were specifically created for the Australia and New Zealand market to work with the Genetec™ Security Center platform to unify access control and intrusion functions with video surveillance, communications and more.  The certification signifies it meets the stringent standards of AS/NZS 2201.1 2007, the Australian and New Zealand standard for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of intruder alarm systems. Typically found in government, military, financial and other high security environments, Class 5 is the highest risk profile classification within this standard. Genetec is the only open and unified ACS and intrusion solution to hold this certification in Australia and New Zealand. “We’ve been working tirelessly to achieve Certificate of Class 5 Capability for Synergis IX since we launched the product range in July 2019,” said George Moawad, Genetec Country Manager ANZ. “It’s an honour to to be the only open and unified ACS and intrusion solution to receive this level of certification. For our growing customer base in Australia and New Zealand it provides absolute peace of mind.” One such customer is NEXTDC, a leading Australian Data-Centre-as-a-Service provider, who has worked with Genetec since 2011. “We made the decision to standardise our access control and intrusion detection protocol on Synergis IX with Security Center because we were confident Genetec was laser focused on achieving ASIAL Certificate of Class 5 Capability,” said George Dionisopoulos, Head of Security, NEXTDC. “Naturally, as a data centre provider, our own customers require the gold-standard when it comes to security, and third-party verification like this is extremely important.”  According to Omdia (Informa)’s latest access control report, Genetec is the fastest growing access control software provider in the world. The report showed Genetec rising to 4th position globally (up from 6th and 8th positions in 2019 and 2018 respectively) with a growth rate of nearly five times the pace of the market. Security Center Synergis is the company’s flagship access control system. George Moawad, Genetec Country Manager ANZ --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, Synergis and their respective logos 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 kicks off new podcast series with Privacy by Design Architect and former Ontario Privacy and Information Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian 2020-10-20T22:02:29Z genetec-kicks-off-new-podcast-series-with-privacy-by-design-architect-and-former-ontario-privacy-and-information-commissioner-dr-ann-cavoukian SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, October 21, 2020— “When we talk about privacy vs. public safety, I can assure you that it is never privacy that wins, nor should it be. But what I reject, is the proposition that privacy must suffer,” insists Dr. Ann Cavoukian in “First Principles”, the inaugural episode of Engage, a new podcast series hosted by Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions. Focused on exploring key industry themes with global thought leaders spanning multiple disciplines, Engage: A Genetec podcast, examines a broad spectrum of safety and security topics, from digital transformation in business, city, and government operations, to vital technology topics including privacy, data sovereignty, and more. In “First Principles”, Engage hosts Kelly Lawetz and David Chauvin take on the often-controversial topic of privacy. “In the world of privacy, Dr. Ann Cavoukian is a formidable force,” said Andrew Elvish, Vice President of Marketing at Genetec, Inc. “While Information and Privacy Commissioner for the province of Ontario, Canada, her work on Privacy by Design sparked a global revolution on how privacy is perceived by putting the onus on providers instead of users. Today, Dr. Cavoukian champions a pragmatic, proactive approach, which she feels is especially important in an age when more personal and behavioural information is being used to track and anticipate our activities – it is an important perspective that resonates within the practice of physical security as much as it does in the wider public.” During this interview, Dr. Cavoukian who is now Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University, talks about the importance of adopting a ‘Privacy by Design’ approach to software. She argues that the old “check the box” model for privacy compliance no longer holds up when considered in light of the type and volume of information being shared. When a software solution is designed from the ground up with privacy in mind, organisations don’t have to choose between protecting the privacy of individuals and their physical security, creating a win/win for the individual and the organisation. Dr. Cavoukian believes that there can be a positive sum between privacy and security. “Get rid of the ‘versus’ and let’s embrace privacy and embed it into the code of information technologies, business practices and networked infrastructure,” she says. To listen to the full interview with Dr Cavoukian and to subscribe to Engage: A Genetec Podcast, go to www.genetec.com/engage --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 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 Communicatios Ph: + 61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Genetec is the only VMS vendor in the world to hold UL cybersecurity certification for security and life safety signaling systems 2020-10-18T22:00:00Z genetec-is-the-only-vms-vendor-in-the-world-to-hold-ul-cybersecurity-certification-for-security-and-life-safety-signaling-systems SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, October 19th, 2020—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced that Security Center Omnicast™, its video management system (VMS), has received the UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 cybersecurity certification for the second year in a row. Genetec is currently the only VMS vendor in the world to have achieved this certification. The UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) is a robust certification program that evaluates the security of network-connectable products and vendor processes. It features standardised, testable criteria from the UL 2900 series of cybersecurity standards for assessing software vulnerabilities and weaknesses in embedded products and systems. The UL 2900-2-3 Standard for Security and Life Safety Signaling Systems was created with three possible levels of certification, ranking with an increasing level of security for each tier, to specifically test physical security systems for cybersecurity robustness. Level 3, for which the Security Center Omnicast™ VMS is certified, is the most advanced. It includes a series of checks including fuzz testing, code and binary analysis, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and risk management methodology validation. “As a global safety science leader, UL is dedicated to promoting safe environments. As part of that mission, the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program is a robust cybersecurity certification program for network-connectable products, which has to be renewed every year,” said Chris Hasbrook, UL’s vice president and general manager, Building and Life Safety Technologies division. “As a vocal proponent of cybersecurity best practices for many years, we have always given fastidious attention to our own processes and operations. Being awarded this UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 Certification for the second year is another testament to our continuous commitment to cybersecurity,” said Christian Morin, CSO at Genetec Inc. Christian Morin, CSO at Genetec Inc 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., 2020. Genetec, Genetec Omnicast 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 ALPR calculator shows how a 5% increase in ALPR accuracy rates can save parking operators thousands of dollars per year 2020-09-15T22:01:16Z genetec-alpr-calculator-shows-how-a-5-increase-in-alpr-accuracy-rates-can-save-parking-operators-thousands-of-dollars-per-year SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, September 16, 2020 —While the accuracy rate of traditional rules-based ALPR systems is very good, every false positive still requires human intervention. These service interruptions not only cause customer dissatisfaction but also cost parking operators time, money, and create overall enforcement inefficiencies. To address these issues, Genetec has developed a next-generation machine learning-based engine for Security Center AutoVu™. Optimised to run on current ALPR hardware already used by customers in the field, Genetec AutoVu MLC improves plate-read performance by an additional 5%. To help parking organisations quantify the impact this increase in plate reading accuracy can have on their bottom line, Genetec has developed an ALPR calculator. By simply entering the typical citation amount, the number of days of enforcement per week, the hours of enforcement per day, and the violation rate percentage, parking organisations can use the calculator to discover they can save thousands of dollars a year. “While a 5% increase in plate reading performance may not seem like much initially, it can have a profound effect on a parking operator’s bottom line,” said Michael Bradner, Product Manager at Genetec. “Shift after shift, day after day, and month after month, that cumulative effect adds up to tens of thousands of dollars a year. With the ALPR calculator, customers can clearly see for themselves.” The AutoVu MLC is available as a firmware update for new and existing AutoVu SharpVTM hardware from Genetec certified channel partners and integrators. It does not require costly hardware upgrades and can run on AutoVu SharpV and most SharpX cameras already deployed in the field. AutoVu MLC is embedded in the new Genetec SharpZ3, one of the first specialised in-vehicle ALPR systems in the world to be powered by Intel’s latest machine learning and computer vision technology. This brings high-performance data processing and analytics to the edge to enhance deep learning capabilities that extend beyond traditional ALPR. To try the ALPR calculator, visit: https://info.genetec.com/autovu-parking-calculator.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, Security Center AutoVu, Security Center AutoVu MLC, 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 and HID survey shows higher education institutions ready to move from legacy access control systems and embrace new technology 2020-08-20T22:44:13Z genetec-and-hid-survey-shows-higher-education-institutions-ready-to-move-from-legacy-access-control-systems-and-embrace-new-technology SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, August 21, 2020 — While access control is a fundamental element of security in higher education, many aging access control systems urgently need to be upgraded, according to a survey of 1,800 higher education security and IT professionals conducted by Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions and HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions. While organisations are ready to embrace new technology, they are looking to go “beyond the door” and integrate with other security and operations systems. The survey shows that 33.76% of readers, 30.6% of controllers, and 24% of software are more than six years old. Older technologies such as barcode, magnetic stripe (mag stripe) and 125khz low-frequency proximity (prox) continue to dominate physical access control systems in higher education. More than half of survey respondents still use mag stripe, and almost a quarter still use 125khz prox. 64% of survey respondents said their current access control system experiences malfunctions. However, more than a third of survey respondents (35%) are ready to embrace more modern technology as a way of improving the experience for students, faculty, and administrators. Over half of respondents (54.2%) would be interested in using their access control credentials to support multiple applications beyond physical access, and 44% stated that better integration with other security systems/components is a key driver to upgrade their access control systems. Most colleges and universities want their students to use a single card or mobile credentials for multiple types of applications from accessing dormitory rooms and checking out books from the library to locking bicycles and paying for food, parking, and more. However, 64% of survey participants said while they want to upgrade their systems, they view costs as an obstacle. This often leads institutions to ultimately migrate to systems that fulfill minimum requirements because of cost, rather than seek the features and integration capabilities they seek. “There are new technology options that can make life easier for administrators as well as those who use the systems,” says Jason Friedberg, Commercial Head, Education at Genetec. “With ever evolving threats, and a need for increased efficiency, accessibility and privacy, security on higher education campuses is an everchanging environment. Institutions need to be prepared for these changes by upgrading to a unified video and access control solution that is flexible, connected, and easy to use.” “And while cost is seen as an obstacle, the true value is often not factored in. With a modern, unified system, ongoing costs often end up being lower than those of legacy systems because the additional capabilities of newer systems increase operational efficiencies across multiple departments,” concluded Friedberg. For more information about the Genetec and HID research findings, please go to: https://hid.gl/44D. --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 About HID Global HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.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