Genetec Stratocast in ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards (Video)

Genetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a leading provider of world-class unified IP security solutions, is pleased to announce their Genetec Stratocast™ has been nominated to compete in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Fully integrated into the Genetec unified security solution, Stratocast, is a powerful Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) solution powered by Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Azure cloud-computing platform.

The solution delivers high-end and reliable video surveillance service for small and mid-sized businesses without the costs and complexities associated with installing and managing on-premise hardware and storage.

(Connect to your business wherever you go with Stratocast’s cloud-based monitoring system. Courtesy of Genetec and YouTube)

Stratocast also offers a perfect hybrid solution for Genetec enterprise customers to easily deploy video surveillance within satellite or remote locations.

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Record Video in the Cloud

Stratocast is a unique service that records video in the cloud, eliminating the need for any on-premises servers.

With no servers or software to install, organizations can deploy their video surveillance system in no time, and without requiring any IT involvement for on-going maintenance or updates.

With the ability to seamlessly connect to Security Center, organizations can leverage Stratocast camera connections to easily set up cameras across multiple distributed locations, and monitor video from a central site.

Stratocast Overview

Stratocast™ is an affordable, yet powerful Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) solution.
Stratocast™ is an affordable, yet powerful Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) solution.

Hassle-Free Installation & Maintenance

Stratocast offer organizations a simple solution to centrally monitor distributed sites, or extend the coverage of their existing Security Center system to remote locations.

The service is easy to deploy, requiring no software installation, port forwarding or network setup, and allowing administrators to manage camera configurations remotely.

Organizations can now significantly reduce deployment costs and on-going maintenance, making it an ideal solution for sites where IT staff, resources, and budget are limited.

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Ensure Video Availability & Security

Leveraging a network of globally distributed data centers, Genetec ensures Stratocast availability and access to video that is backed by a 99.5% Uptime Guarantee.

All video is stored in triplicate in the cloud, providing redundancy of recordings, and greater durability against hardware failure.

To ensure the privacy of data and video, the system undergoes annual Security Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments, while all communications between the on-site system and the cloud is encrypted using TLS.

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Deploy an Enterprise-Class Surveillance System in the Cloud

By leveraging Stratocast alongside Genetec FederationTM-as-a-Service capability, organizations can deploy a fully cloud-based Security Center system.

Ideal for enterprise organizations that require a solution to centrally monitor multiple distributed sites, this strategy reduces IT involvement by automating all software updates and maintenance.

The service’s highly elastic architecture enables additional sites to be added as an organization expands their operations across new locations, without commissioning any hardware.

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Stratocast Deployment Options

Organizations can rapidly deploy Stratocast as a standalone solution across their sites and monitor video from web and mobile apps.

Enterprise customers can also monitor Stratocast cameras from a central Security Center system, providing access to advanced functionality, while still maintaining all infrastructure in the cloud.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Monitor video and search archives from Stratocast web and mobile apps or from Security Center
  • All video is stored in triplicate in the cloud, ensuring greater protection of recordings
  • 99.5% Uptime Guarantee backed by a Genetec SLA
  • Video can be correlated with other system events, including alarms, access control, and intrusion events, in Security Center

Key Benefits

  • Record video in the cloud to eliminate the need for on-site servers
  • Rapidly deploy cameras without any network configuration required
  • Centrally monitor all cameras from a web app or from Security Center
  • System updates and maintenance are seamlessly automated and managed by Genetec
  • Subscription-based service provides greater purchase flexibility

Genetec at a Glance

Genetec develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry.

Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform.

A global innovator since 1997, Genetec is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries.

Genetec was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems.

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At Genetec, they believe that, in order to create and maintain thriving public spaces, groups, including urban planners, city managers, security experts, enterprise executives, and community leaders, must work together to achieve true public safety.

And a cornerstone of this open and collaborative approach is the development and implementation of multipurpose technology.

Forward-thinking technology can provide a platform that facilitates communication and collaboration to improve public safety and support the advancement of the city and its interests.

Genetec’s tools and solutions extend beyond physical security to contribute to the betterment of the daily lives of citizens.

Genetec in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Genetec Stratocast will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Video Data Storage Solutions.

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to Genetec on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

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