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New from the IP security software product firm Genetec Inc is its security platform Security Center 5.6. The new version has more cybersecurity measures, a new HTML5-based web client, integration of SimonsVoss electronic locks and the Mercury Security MS Bridge, and the ability to enrol vehicle number plates as access control credentials with the AutoVu SharpV camera.
Security Center 5.6 is now available. All Genetec Advantage subscribers will receive this update as part of the Genetec Lifecycle Management. Customers under Genetec Assurance can contact Genetec Inside Sales to buy an upgrade.
Version 5.6 has authentication, authorization and encryption. The Web Client has been redesigned with HTML5 to offer users what the developers call a more fluid and modern web experience. Security Center 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 layers of visual data so users gain the developers say greater context and insights of their surroundings.
Having recently become a Mercury Security Platinum Elite partner, Security Center 5.6 introduces a new integration with the Mercury MS Bridge to help users migrate from proprietary or ‘integrated’ access control systems to a unified platform. Genetec has also integrated the SimonsVoss family of digital locks, and added a technology and distribution partnership with STid, the French manufacturer of RFID contactless door readers.
AutoVu, the automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system in Security Center, lets users extend their security coverage beyond the physical building and to their car parking. With the release of Security Center 5.6, the new AutoVu SharpV ALPR camera can be enrolled as an access control reader managed by the Synergis Cloud Link appliance. This lets operators, it is claimed, 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.