Genetec Announces Updates for Security Center
Genetec says that its Security Center updates include improvements made to its map resources, as well as authentication processes, and overall system efficiencies.
MONTREAL—Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced a new version of its flagship unified security platform: Security Center.
The Canadian company explains that with a shift toward a continuous delivery approach, the newest version marks a new era in the way customers can stay up to date with the platform’s latest features and updates.
“The fast-changing security landscape is driving a requirement for rapid innovation. By adopting a continuous delivery model, we are able to deliver new features and security updates more consistently with less disruption to customers, while maintaining the ambitious scale of our innovation strategy,” explains Christian Morin, vice president of product engineering and chief security officer at Genetec Inc.
Genetec Security Center Delivers Increased User Efficiencies
According to Genetec, the latest release of Security Center provides a host of new features that includes:
Map enhancements: Genetec points out the latest version of Security Center brings new mapping enhancements, including a new map widget for dashboards and improved zoom behavior, providing a smoother experience for operators, particularly in large city-wide or multi-site deployments.
With the new map widgets, the company continues, operators can create mini-monitoring tasks in their dashboards. Users can pull cameras (or other entities) from the maps into empty tiles to view video, and easily search for entities they are interested in. The enhanced zoom feature now displays or hides layers depending on how much a user zooms in or out. This feature is designed to help operators see only what’s important at their current zoom level, preventing clutter. For instance, when zoomed out, doors and intrusion zones can be hidden, allowing operators to concentrate on cameras and ALPR units from a bird’s eye view. The hidden features will reappear as operators zoom in to the individual building level.
Authentication improvements: Another featureSecurity Center has added are new configuration enhancements for authentication services. These improvements include a new configuration wizard that walks users through the set-up process, as well as a troubleshooting window to help detect and diagnose problems, and a testing window to check that everything is working properly before deploying it into production.
These enhancements help simplify an otherwise complicated system configuration, and reduce some of the uncertainty in the process so systems integrators can get the system up and running more quickly.
Reaching new levels of efficiency: Genetec adds that as part of its continuous delivery model, the latest version of Security Center lays the groundwork for other new platform features that will simplify system configuration, management, and auditing. Genetec notes these features will benefit customers looking to lighten the load of day-to-day activities just as much as those managing large, complex facilities.
These upcoming features will be introduced throughout 2024, and Genetec boasts these new features will enable advanced workflow activities to allow operators to concentrate on tasks that need their attention.
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