What's new in 5.10?
The latest release of Genetec Security Center, our unified security platform, is now available. Security Center 5.10 bridges the gap between on-premises systems and the Cloud with new connected services, a more powerful web client, and the ability to deploy our communication module, Sipelia, in the Cloud
This new version makes it easier to connect external data sources to your system, coordinate response in the field, and scale your system to your operations.
Interested in learning more? Keep on reading!
Migrate at your own pace
Moving to the Cloud is not an all-or-nothing decision. Many organizations have taken the leap and moved their entire system to the Cloud. For others, legacy systems, mission criticality, or infrastructure concerns have led them to take a more gradual approach.
Today, the majority of new systems are connected to the Cloud in some form. Last year, 78% of new Security Center systems deployed were connected to the Genetec Update Service, a four-fold increase in just three years*. Security Center 5.10 takes advantage of this trend. Omnicast Cloud storage is a new connected service for our video management system that extends on-premises storage to allow users to scale capacity up and down, making it easier to optimize costs.
The Performance tier gives operators and investigators immediate access to recent archives. The Long-term tier offers a cost-effective storage option for archives that aren’t immediately needed. Video is automatically transferred between tiers based on system policies. For the full details, download the Omnicast Cloud storage feature note.
Security Center web client gives users a unified experience from any computer. Version 5.10 enables the full management of access control credentials and access rules, from creation to modification and deletion. Combined with existing administrative features, this lowers the need to rely on installed clients. Find out more about the web client.
Finally, Sipelia, the unified communications management module of Security Center, is now available as a service. Deployed in the Cloud and fully managed by Genetec, you can now expand your on-premises system in a hybrid deployment, or unify your security in a fully SaaS environment.
*Source: Research conducted on a sample of 25,870 systems that are part of the Genetec opt-in product improvement program.
Bring in data with a point-and-click interface
Security Center allows access to a constantly growing ecosystem of over 900 systems, sensors, and applications. Its extensive software development kit (SDK) provides a solution to integrate systems unique to your environment. But the rapid pace of technology development, combined with the different operational systems available means that code-based integration can be too time-consuming or costly for some use cases.
The new Record Fusion Service role provides a no-code path to bring external data into your Security Center system. Through a simple point-and-click interface, you can import data from Excel, CSV, JSON, or other common structured data files. You can then map out columns of data to custom Security Center fields and tailor the way it’s displayed. From there, you can use this data to trigger events, provide situational information on dynamic maps, or as part of reports and dashboards.
The Record Fusion Service role also creates a lightweight REST API for your custom data sources, enabling direct integration with external systems.
New ways to use security data on the go
Security Center 5.10 delivers new ways to leverage data from your system on mobile phones. The new Synergis Evacuation Assistant task uses your access control data to help you monitor emergency evacuations. It displays the status of individuals potentially in danger. Available through a web portal optimized for mobile phones and tablets, it can be accessed at rally points as well. Check out the video below to see it in action:
Genetec Mobile is also seeing its biggest update since its launch two years ago, with the introduction of mobile incidents! You can now view active Mission Control incidents on the go and trigger new incidents at your location, in just a few clicks. This is a great way to extend tracking to situations detected on patrols, such as vandalism, or from reports by citizens, like a missing child or someone acting suspiciously.
Grow your access control system seamlessly
Last year, Synergis, our access control system, was named the fastest-growing access control software solution in the world by Omdia. Version 5.10 enhances the scalability of Synergis with support for up to 600,000 cardholders in a single system. Combined with Global Cardholder Management, you can seamlessly manage employees around the globe.
Administrators also get new tools to more efficiently manage their evolving system and maintain its resilience. The Security Score widget, which tracks system compliance with cybersecurity best practices, now automatically monitors the use of access control recommendations. And since maintaining up-to-date firmware is one of the key strategies to keeping a system secure, users can now schedule firmware updates for devices managed by Synergis Cloud Link. This means that you can centralize upgrades and reduce the time required to perform this essential task.
Ready to upgrade?
This is just a glimpse at all the new features and functionalities available with Security Center 5.10. If you’d like to learn more or would like to upgrade your current system, contact your Genetec Channel Partner or Genetec representative today.