Genetec Cloud-Based Service Helps Secure 2015 Special Olympics World Games in LA
The Los Angeles Police Department used Genetec’s Federation-as-a-Service to connect the LAPD’s command post to monitor 400+ security cameras.
MONTREAL — Genetec, a manufacturer of open-platform, unified IP security solutions, has developed Federation-as-a-Service (FaaS) to enable organizations with distributed security systems to centralize their monitoring options. The company also says it will reduce the operational costs associated to monitoring and maintaining multi-site systems.
The FaaS cloud-based service is now integrated within Genetec Security Center 5.3. It can monitor events, status information and alarms from video devices, doors, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras and intrusion panels between all participating sites in real-time, while also allowing independent sites to maintain local autonomy of their system.
With Genetec responsible for hosting and managing the Federation infrastructure in the cloud, the company says FaaS helps minimize on-site hardware and simplifies the administration and maintenance required to manage a central monitoring system. According to the company, it’s one of the reasons the Los Angeles Police Department decided to use FaaS to secure the athletes and attendees of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
“Without Genetec Security Center and Federation-as-a-Service, we would not have been able to secure the same level of awareness during the Special Olympics World Games,” said Dennis Kato, LAPD Commander of the Special Olympics World Games Organizing Committee. “Genetec was instrumental in making our unified command post work and without the Genetec solutions in place, we would not have been able to function as efficiently as we did during those 12 days.”
During the event, the LAPD leveraged FaaS to connect its command post to monitor more than 400 video cameras that were spread throughout multiple venues, including the University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California and select athletic complexes and event facilities in Los Angeles and the nearby city of Long Beach.
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