Security Systems News

MAR 2017

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www.securitysystemsnews.com Ma RC h 2017 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS suppliers 34 products, such as Synergis for access con- trol, and we are certainly going to be one of the top 10 access control companies this year." He also pointed to the success of Genetec's Mission Control, a decision support system that provides organiza- tions with heightened levels of situational intelligence, visualization, and complete incident management capabilities, and Genetec Clearance, a collaborative case management system designed to speed up investigations by enabling organizations to collect, manage, and share any kind of multimedia evidence amongst a diverse group of stakeholders. With a focus on easing collaboration between investigation stakeholders, the Genetec Clearance pricing model removes per-seat/per-user charges, and does away with billing surprises common on other evidence management platforms, according to the company. Genetec will be showcasing these prod- ucts and more at ISC West in April, and the company gave a sneak peak at some of the other highlights for the show, includ- ing the recently announced Genetec Retail Intelligence application. Designed to help marketing, operations and merchandising teams understand in-store shopper behav- ior, Genetec Retail Intelligence leverages existing security infrastructure investments to deliver business insights. Presented through an intuitive web dash- board, this new product gathers information and performance metrics across single or multiple store locations and deeply inte- grates with point of sale systems so that store traffic and conversion rates can be better understood and contextualized with a variety of other variables. The company will also unveil Security Center 5.6, which has key new features including an updated and modern HTML5- based web client, new security hardware integrations to SimonVoss electronic locks and the Mercury Security MS Bridge, and the ability to use license plates as access control credentials with the new AutoVu SharpV camera. The automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) camera delivers unique physical access control capabilities when paired with the Synergis Cloud Link appliance. Other highlights for ISC West include the latest capabilities of its Synergis access control system, part of its Security Center unified offering. As a Mercury Security Platinum-Elite partner, Genetec now offi- cially supports a new integration to the Mercury Security MS Bridge that allows organizations to economically migrate to an open and modern access control platform while protecting their existing investment. Genetec VP of marketing Andrew Elvish said all of this innovation is the result of a company culture that fosters creativity and entrepreneurship. "We have all embraced a new organiza- tional structure that includes smaller, more autonomous self-functioning teams, which allows the teams to be more nimble in how they address the customer, and as a result we have seen a ramp-up in our ability to get things to market a lot quicker," Elvish explained. This product innovation also reflects "this move in Genetec away from just straightfor- ward video surveillance and access control and much more toward a joined-up think- ing around how people experience security in their every day lives," he said. "A central preoccupation of the team at Genetec is how we take our technology and bring it into people's businesses, into governments, in a way that actually helps them improve security as well as the everyday flow of their operation." "We have moved the discussion away from pixels to the bigger picture, so hence the slogan we came up with—pixels need perspective," added Racz. "A big focus is helping our customers to be able to do a lot more with less, which is what Mission Control does, increasing the productivity Genetec provides view into company culture of security personnel." A great example of how Genetec is work- ing with customers to create total solutions is The Centre Hospitalier Urbain (CHU) Sainte-Justine, a hospital in Montreal that hosted a press tour as part of the Genetec summit. To help keep patients safe, the hospital relies on Genetec's Security Center for unified video surveillance and access con- trol throughout the hospital and parking areas. Since 2010, the hospital has steadily increased its number of IP security cameras, which today is 750 Bosch and Panasonic cameras. The hospital chose Security Center because of its open architecture, which supports use of some of the existing infra- structure and legacy systems as the facility gradually increases its cameras and doors. Continued from page 1 Fabrice Brunet, CHU Sainte-Justine president & CEO, noted that there has been a "significant culture change at the hospital," over the past eight years led by the efforts of Julie Carpentier, emergency preparedness and security coordinator for CHU Sainte-Justine. For a hospital with a staff of 5,457 employees, including 4,416 trainees and students, the mission is "to protect people and infrastructures against any situation that would compromise the normal activi- ties, and to prevent and prepare the organi- zation for a quick response and recovery," said Carpentier. The security staff includes 75 employees working full or part time, who help run four security operation centers as well as the management of access control, key systems, video surveillance and interventions for emergency situation or crisis management. In addition to increasing security and surveillance, the overall vision is "to make response more effective, prepare employees to react adequately, and be able to investi- gate and develop an expertise in hospital security and emergency preparedness," Carpentier said. Beyond the introduction of new products and a site visit to CHU Sainte-Justine, a big focus for the summit was cybersecurity, and the discussion was opened with an eye-opening keynote from Hart Brown, senior vice president, practice leader - orga- nizational resilience at HUB International, the eighth largest insurance brokerage in the world. Brown, who is also a certified ethical hacker, showed how easy it is today to create cyber havoc for a person or com- pany, giving an example of a live real-time hack and live data breach, "so you can see what the back-end of all of this looks A Genetec press tour of The Centre Hospitalier Urbain (CHU) Sainte-Justine, in Montreal, visited one of the center's four control rooms, featured above. G ENETE c see page 36 Together we can Educate Heal Nourish

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