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Innovation is at the core of what we do

When we started out in 1997, we knew that technology could break down barriers and broaden perspectives. Our very first IP-based video surveillance system was true to that belief. It gave customers more flexibility, scalability, and ease of use. It empowered our users to do more.

Life is better when things go smoothly

Today, we’re still focused on delivering innovation that makes life work better. As the industry leader in IP-based security solutions, it’s our aim to minimize the unknown. We build resilient, connected solutions that help businesses protect, understand, and enhance the world around them. Our solutions go beyond security. They provide operational insights that allow people to improve their business and master their environment.

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Heathrow Lands Integrated Security Solution
12.07.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Heathrow Lands Integrated Security Solution

Europe's busiest airport has multiple security challenges to overcome across 110 distinct control rooms, over 76,000 employees - and serving 80 million passengers a year.

Genetec Announces Availability of Security Center SaaS
11.04.2024 • NewsSecurity

Genetec Announces Availability of Security Center SaaS

Genetec announced the availability of Security Center SaaS from its global network of certified partners.

NIS2 Security Readiness Tips
05.04.2024 • News

NIS2 Security Readiness Tips

Security teams are getting ready for October 2024 when the European Union’s second Network and Information Security Directive (NIS2) becomes law. But what will it mean for your organisation and what steps should you take now?

Pierre Racz: Real Artificial Intelligence Does Not Exist
08.03.2024 • TopstoriesManagement

Pierre Racz: "Real Artificial Intelligence Does Not Exist"

In part one of this three-part interview series with Pierre Racz, President of Genetec, he is addressing why IP network video systems were the game changer in the industry and why he does not like the term AI.

Ready for the Next Chapter with Security Center SaaS
22.02.2024 • TopstoriesManagement

Ready for the Next Chapter with Security Center SaaS

Genetec management team took the opportunity to present their new experience center in Washington to the international press early in February

Unified Physical Security Can Help Retailers Thrive in a Changing Environment
15.02.2024 • TopstoriesSecurity

Unified Physical Security Can Help Retailers Thrive in a Changing Environment

Retail has changed dramatically in a very short time. Digital transformation is delivering new business models around frictionless, multi-channel shopping and e-commerce and, alongside it, new security challenges. Video surveillance must keep up with these developments, but without software that unifies all the security aspects, it is impossible to get on top of the data.

The Genetec State of Physical Security Report 2024 is here!
13.12.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

The Genetec State of Physical Security Report 2024 is here!

Gain insights from over 5,500 end users and channel partners.

Outsight announces Integration  of 3D LiDAR Security with Genetec
09.10.2023 • NewsSecurity

Outsight announces Integration of 3D LiDAR Security with Genetec

In an era where the demand for enhanced security solutions is paramount across most industries, the deployment of 3D lidar-based security systems marks a significant advancement for the sector.

Pierre Racz Part 3: Unsafe Computer Networks are an Annoyance for the Whole Industry
20.09.2023 • TopstoriesManagement

Pierre Racz Part 3: "Unsafe Computer Networks are an Annoyance for the Whole Industry"

In part three of this three-part interview series with Pierre Racz, President of Genetec, he is telling us why cybersecurity should be very high on everybody’s agenda to protect the industry and why going in the cloud 100% is the wrong answer.

Pierre Racz Part 2: Working on IA not on AI!
12.09.2023 • TopstoriesManagement

Pierre Racz Part 2: "Working on IA not on AI!"

In part two of this three-part interview series with Pierre Racz, President of Genetec, he is telling us about how they are matching machine learning and the human factor to solve crime. Very good engineering and understanding the limits of video analytics is a key factor in customer success.

20 Years of GIT SECURITY: All Jubilee Interviews with Industry Leaders
08.09.2023 • TopstoriesSecurity

20 Years of GIT SECURITY: All Jubilee Interviews with Industry Leaders

For our 20 year jubilee, we have interviewed many leaders in the industry about the past and the future and their take on industry-shaping developements.

Is your access control system leaving the door open for cyber attacks?
07.06.2023 • NewsIT-Security

Is your access control system leaving the door open for cyber attacks?

Security doesn’t stop at the door, nor should your access control. How can you improve connectivity to manage cyber and physical security together?

Viisights Announces Integration with Genetec Security Center
26.04.2023 • NewsSecurity

Viisights Announces Integration with Genetec Security Center

Designed to Improve Early Detection of Security and Safety Events: AI-enhanced Software Adds Behavioral Recognition Video Analytics.

Options and Best Practices for the Use of Video Analytics in the Retail Sector
20.12.2022 • TopstoriesSecurity

Options and Best Practices for the Use of Video Analytics in the Retail Sector

Recent research from the ECR Retail Loss Group (see QR code at the end of this article) shows that retailers are presently primarily focused on security benefits, with the top use case being to monitor for intrusions in and around stores and distribution centres.

Genetec Releases 2022 State of Physical Security Report
05.12.2022 • NewsManagement

Genetec Releases 2022 State of Physical Security Report

Main results of the survey: Cybersecurity concerns are on the rise; Data from physical security technology seen as ‘mission-critical’ tool for business operations; Industry embraces hybrid cloud infrastructure and unified solutions. 

Genetec Alerts Organisations to Risks of Legacy Access Control Systems in Light of Rising Cyberattacks
19.11.2022 • NewsIT-Security

Genetec Alerts Organisations to Risks of Legacy Access Control Systems in Light of Rising Cyberattacks

With the ever-increasing rise in cybercrime, Genetec is cautioning organisations of all sizes to be vigilant about the cybersecurity risk posed by legacy access control systems.  

Video Analytics in Security
04.11.2022 • TopstoriesManagement

Video Analytics in Security

Steve Green, Business Development Director at Genetec describes the status of the use of video analytics in the retail sector.

Top Concern for Physical Security Professionals Worldwide is Cybersecurity
29.10.2022 • NewsSecurity

Top Concern for Physical Security Professionals Worldwide is Cybersecurity

New Genetec research shows almost half of all respondents activated an improved cybersecurity strategy in 2022.

Genetec: Security Center 5.11 Released
09.09.2022 • NewsSecurity

Genetec: Security Center 5.11 Released

Customers will have access to every module of Security Center, such as Omnicast (video monitoring), Synergis (access control), AutoVu (automatic license plate recognition), Sipelia (intercom) and intrusion monitoring.

Make the most of every day with a unified security solution
05.09.2022 • TopstoriesSecurity

Make the most of every day with a unified security solution

Read the latest Genetec e-book to see how unification is transforming security and day-to-day operations in businesses like yours.

Can video analytics help prevent retail losses?
05.09.2022 • NewsSecurity

Can video analytics help prevent retail losses?

The latest ECR Retail Loss Group report is now available. Find out how retailers are using video analytics in their daily operations.

Leveraging the Cloud to Improve Physical Security
29.08.2022 • TopstoriesSecurity

Leveraging the Cloud to Improve Physical Security

Hybrid cloud infrastructure can support security teams, with clear benefits for storage, operations, and collaboration.

How to Use Surveillance Cameras as Radars
12.08.2022 • TopstoriesSecurity

How to Use Surveillance Cameras as Radars

Radar functionalities can be added to existing cameras that are already mounted at prime locations.

Security for Airports: Perimeter Security an Essential Component
07.06.2022 • TopstoriesSecurity

Security for Airports: Perimeter Security an Essential Component

Effective perimeter protection relies on a multi-layered approach that involves a variety of different technologies, including video surveillance, LiDAR, and trip-wire analytics

Security for Critical Infrastructure: Focus Interview
02.06.2022 • TopstoriesSecurity

Security for Critical Infrastructure: Focus Interview

For KRITIS "we recommend deploying a unified physical security platform"

Forte Partners Teams Up With Helinick and Genetec
22.05.2022 • NewsSecurity

Forte Partners Teams Up With Helinick and Genetec

Office buildings in Bucharest are becoming more interactive, efficient, and safe. Partly, that’s because Forte Partners, an innovative real estate developer, has been working with leading security providers and integrators to move building resource management forward.

Migrating to an open architecture Access Control System
11.05.2022 • TopstoriesSecurity

Migrating to an open architecture Access Control System

Open architecture platforms have transformed the access control market. Organisations have more choices than ever before when selecting software and components.

Security Installation for Europe's Largest Shopping Center
06.05.2022 • TopstoriesSecurity

Security Installation for Europe's Largest Shopping Center

Monitoring over 1,200 cameras covering 177,000 m2 of retail floor space

Genetec Report: Physical Security Industry Embraces New Technology
04.03.2022 • NewsSecurity

Genetec Report: Physical Security Industry Embraces New Technology

Genetec recently shared the results of its state of the industry report. Based on insights from over 2,000 physical security leaders from around the world, the report looks at how the role of physical security continued to evolve in 2021 as organisations adapted to changing conditions.

Genetec report: Physical security industry embraces new technology
25.02.2022 • TopstoriesSecurity

Genetec report: Physical security industry embraces new technology

Report shows insights from over 2,000 physical security leaders show changing role of security industry, accelerated move to the cloud and increasing investments in access control

Genetec Privacy Protector Re-certified with EuroPriSe
07.01.2022 • NewsManagement

Genetec Privacy Protector Re-certified with EuroPriSe

KiwiVision Privacy Protector remains the only solution with EuroPriSe certification.

Genetec: Physical Security Trend Predictions for 2022
22.12.2021 • NewsSecurity

Genetec: Physical Security Trend Predictions for 2022

Genetec Inc. has shared its top predictions for the physical security industry in 2022.

How To Prevent Security Department Burnout
26.10.2021 • TopstoriesSecurity

How To Prevent Security Department Burnout

Today, the average security operator jumps between six different security applications, often trying to manage more than 20 system events and alarms at once. Learning the ins and outs of each system, remembering response protocols, and keeping each system maintained and cyber secure add to the mounting stress that security operators face today.

Security Management: Kooi Drives up Efficiencies Across All of its Operations
08.10.2021 • NewsSecurity

Security Management: Kooi Drives up Efficiencies Across All of its Operations

Kooi secures hundreds of construction sites across the Netherlands and Europe. After a period of sustained growth, the company was faced with the logistical challenge of efficiently managing its expanding network of security assets. The deployment of Genetec Security Center, and custom developments using the Genetec Software Development Kit, have enabled Kooi to simplify the monitoring of disparate infrastructure, while also driving efficiencies across Kooi’s operations.

Safe City: Harnessing Technology to Adhere to Martyn’s Law
20.09.2021 • TopstoriesSecurity

Safe City: Harnessing Technology to Adhere to Martyn’s Law

Martyn‘s Law, more officially known as the Protect Duty legislation, is a proposed piece of ­legislation that is being backed by the UK government to improve the safety and security of public venues and spaces. There are estimated to be about 650,000 crowded places in the UK, of which only about 0.2% are prioritized to receive direct support from the state’s network of counter-terrorism experts. It should apply to any place or space to which the public have access. Evacuation procedures and planning are likely to form a key part of these proposals.

Special Focus: Stadium Security in 2021
07.09.2021 • TopstoriesSecurity

Special Focus: Stadium Security in 2021

We have been holding sports events for thousands of years, where dozens of competitors and thousands of spectators come together to race chariots or formula one cars, to throw spears or javelins, to wrestle or see who can run the fastest, to play some ball game like rugby, hockey, baseball, tennis or soccer, or even to hear some musicians at work. You would think that by now we would have safety and security at such events under control. Well, by and large, we have, but improvement is always possible. GIT SECURITY looks at some of the security products and solutions specifically conceived for stadiums, and others that add a lot to overall safety and security.

Genetec Professional Services: Experts by your side to support advances in technology
20.08.2021 • NewsSecurity

Genetec Professional Services: Experts by your side to support advances in technology

In the physical security industry, professional services are typically recognized for supporting customers in the design and deployment phases of their security systems. They also work alongside partners and integrators to optimize system performance and mitigate project risks so that the customer is reassured that their project will run smoothly and that they’ll get the most from their security investment. Although these services are valuable, the needs of most organizations are quickly evolving and traditional services are not enough.

New Omdia report recognises Genetec as fastest growing access control software provider in the world
20.07.2021 • NewsManagement

New Omdia report recognises Genetec as fastest growing access control software provider in the world

Company credits growth to increasing market demand for open and unified security solutions

Industry Report: Pandemic Forces Cloud Solutions
23.06.2021 • TopstoriesSecurity

Industry Report: Pandemic Forces Cloud Solutions

In January 2021 Genetec EMEA surveyed physical security professionals based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on the state of physical security in 2021. Following a review of submissions and data cleansing, 1,550 respondents were included in the sample for analysis. Genetec EMEA has now shared this research into ­cybersecurity as a strategic priority and the accelerating adoption of cloud infrastructure for physical security.

Stand and Deliver - What Can You Expect from Video Analysis?
29.04.2021 • NewsSecurity

Stand and Deliver - What Can You Expect from Video Analysis?

Video analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning – most people have heard these terms before and think they know what they mean. In practice, however, many quickly flounder when such technical terms need to be explained and differentiated from one another. GIT SECURITY has asked Florian Matusek, Product Group Director, Video Analytics at Genetec what role they play in video analysis.

Panasonic i-Pro Partners with Genetec
08.04.2021 • NewsManagement

Panasonic i-Pro Partners with Genetec

Panasonic i-Pro Sensing Solutions Corporation of America is partnering with Genetec to offer a cloud-based digital evidence management system (DEMS) for law enforcement customers.

Genetec: New Research on State of Physical Security 2021
31.03.2021 • NewsSecurity

Genetec: New Research on State of Physical Security 2021

Insights from over 1,500 physical security leaders highlight cybersecurity as a strategic priority and accelerating adoption of cloud infrastructure for physical security.

What Can You Expect from Video Analysis?
15.02.2021 • NewsSecurity

What Can You Expect from Video Analysis?

Video analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning – most people have heard these terms before and think they know what they mean. In practice, however, many quickly flounder when such technical terms need to be explained and differentiated from one another. GIT SECURITY has asked Florian Matusek, Product Group Director, Video Analytics at Genetec what role they play in video analysis.

Top physical security trends for 2021
28.01.2021 • TopstoriesManagement

Top physical security trends for 2021

Here is what Genetec experts believe will be the top physical security trends in 2021.

Vienna Headquarter for Genetec
20.01.2021 • NewsManagement

Vienna Headquarter for Genetec

Genetec announced the opening of its 16th global office in Vienna, Austria.