Sneak peak at Security Center 5.1

Genetec is gearing up for the latest release of Security Center, version 5.1, due out in the coming weeks. We've added a wide variety of LPR, access control, and video functionalities and we're definitely jazzed about getting this one out the door and into the hands of our customers. As we're approaching the release date for 5.1, here's a sneak peak of what is coming. Believe me when I tell you that this is but a glimpse of all the innovations and enhancements that will make up our next release.

General/Core functionality

  • Task-based Config Tool
  • Directory Failover/High Availability
  • Health monitoring
  • Support for multiple Active Directory servers for synchronizing users and cardholders
  • New language support for Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish, Thai, and Traditional Chinese.
  • RF Code asset management plugin
  • Backward compatibility of Directory within a single system
  • Forward compatibility of main FederationTM feature server

Access Control

  • Global Cardholder Management
  • Synchronizing Active Directory attributes to cardholder custom fields 
  • Enhanced configuration and activity reports
  • Enhanced HID unit synchronization

Video

  • Uninterrupted video streaming even when Directory is not available
  • Video trickling
  • Auxiliary Archiver
  • PTZ priority per camera
  • Timelines available in each tile (removed timeline from the dashboard)
  • In-tile digital zoom
  • In-tile PTZ zoom area

Over the next few weeks, we will look at several of these new features in greater details. Stay tuned and bookmark this post for easy links to all the new content coming up.In the meantime, here are some screenshots of Security Center 5.1:

Task-based Config Tool

Revolutionary task approach in the Security Desk now brought over to the Config Tool. We have also brought over Security Desk tasks related to configuration and management into the Config Tool.

Health Monitoring

Includes real-time notifications, health statistics and health history reports. Our user interface's Tray now includes notifications for health events.

Global Cardholder Management

Allows our customers to synch cardholders, credentials, and badge templates between independent sites, each with their own directory.

Timeline in every Security Desk display tile

New event-to-action wizard

Revolutionary task approach in the Security Desk now brought over to the Config Tool. We have also brought over Security Desk tasks related to configuration and management into the Config Tool.

Event color coding (visual cues related to priorities)

Allows users to assign colors for various events which then appear both in the event list and in display tiles.

Visual Tracking Preview

Can now view video of adjacent cameras directly in a tile.

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