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Genetec adds license plate recognition in latest upgrade

Security Centre 5.6 also introduces new web client, access control and video device integrations.

Genetec adds license plate recognition in latest upgrade
Genetec customers can now assign a license plate to a cardholder as a credential.

Genetec, a provider of surveillance software solutions, has announced general availability of its unified security platform.

Key enhancements in Genetec’s flagship Security Centre include additional cybersecurity measures, a new HTML5-based web client, integration of SimonsVoss electronic locks and the Mercury Security MS Bridge, and the ability to enroll license plates as access control credentials with the AutoVu SharpV camera.

Security Centre 5.6 is now available globally. Genetec Advantage subscribers will receive this update as part of the Genetec Lifecycle Management program while those under Genetec Assurance will have to purchase an upgrade.

The Security Centre Web Client has been redesigned with HTML5, ensuring Security Centre is accessible from any device or browser. With Genetec Plan Manager, operators can now monitor the live status of intrusion areas. And, embedded support for ESRI ArcGIS software adds other layers of visual data so organisations benefit from enhanced context and insights of their surroundings.

Having recently become a Mercury Security Platinum Elite partner, Security Centre 5.6 introduces a new integration with the Mercury MS Bridge to help end users migrate from proprietary or ‘integrated’ access control systems to a fully unified security platform.

Always expanding its ecosystem of access control hardware partners, Genetec has also integrated the SimonsVoss family of digital locks, and added a technology and distribution partnership with STid, a manufacturer of RFID contactless door readers. 

Extending access control to the parking lot

AutoVu, the automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system in Security Centre, lets end users to extend their security coverage beyond the physical building and to their parking lots, parking decks and property perimeters.  With the release of Security Centre 5.6, the new AutoVu SharpV ALPR camera can be enrolled as an access control reader managed by the Synergis Cloud Link appliance. This allows operators to manage vehicle activity without impeding vehicle flow. And, by assigning a license plate to a cardholder as a credential, users can define specific access rights, control vehicle access to their parking lots, and run vehicle activity reports.

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