Smarter City Security: Genetec is Mapping the Path to Success (Video)

Securing growing cities is no longer the sole responsibility of law enforcement.

Various public organizations, private businesses, architects, city planners, community groups and the public at large, all play a role in keeping cities vibrant and safe.

This is why more cities choose Genetec to enhance city-wide surveillance and security:

  • Increase collaboration among city organizations to improve incident response
  • Streamline operations and maximize technology investments to reduce expansion costs
  • Leverage existing security infrastructure for operational benefits, improving city vibrancy and livability
  • Implement and uphold privacy and security policies to keep citizens’ best interests top of mind

(At Genetec, we 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. Courtesy of Genetec and YouTube)

See What’s Happening in Your City, Any Time, Anywhere.

Omnicast™, the video surveillance system of Security Center, our unified security platform, has been chosen by numerous cities– such as Almere and Cincinnati– to expand their city-wide surveillance.

(Omnicast is the IP video management system of the Security Center platform that provides organizations of all sizes the ability to deploy a surveillance system that truly matches their security needs. Courtesy of Genetec and YouTube)

Omnicast helps your team effectively handle incidents and increase situational awareness as your city evolves. With a flexible and open architecture, Omnicast also helps you to reduce costs by implementing phased growth plans, choosing your own hardware, capitalizing on existing city network infrastructure, and even preserving your older analog technology.

Grow your video surveillance system to reach thousands of cameras, and facilitate video and data sharing by bringing all public and private cameras under one solution using the Genetec™ Federation™ feature.

The Genetec™ Federation™ Feature Supports Multi-Stakeholder Model

According to Pervez Siddiqui, Director, Strategic Markets in an article titled “Unifying City-Wide Surveillance Systems”, [Federation™] allows cities to extend security coverage by accessing video streams from private entities in emergencies, while retaining the autonomy of each individual system.”

(Maintain freedom to grow your system and integrate with preferred third-party technology. Deep integration with our partners’ technology means that you can take full advantage of third-party products. Courtesy of Genetec via jdsecuritychannel and YouTube)

As described in an article called “Bridging the gap between Detecta and local neighbourhoods in São Paulo”, more cities recognize the efficiency and cost savings of city-wide collaboration.

Considering the Cloud for City-Wide Expansion

To address the growing demand for video surveillance, Genetec offers a Cloud portfolio. Cities can leverage the cloud to easily expand surveillance efforts without having to procure and maintain servers, leading to significant savings.

Leverage the cloud to add new cameras with ease, extend video retention periods, and ensure availability of video archives in case of disaster recovery; many applications are possible.

Extend Video Retention Period
Extend Video Retention Period

It doesn’t have to be all cloud or no cloud. Grow your existing server-based systems with Genetec™ cloud services by implementing a Hybrid Cloud Model.

3 Genetec™ Solutions for Greater Mobility and Privacy

  1. Support for Body Wearable Cameras – Connect to fixed and wearable cameras from one easy-to-use interface
  2. Mobile Connectivity – Access video from mobile devices or in-vehicle laptops to improve emergency response
  3. Privacy Features – Configure highly-granular user privileges, rules, and authentication to keep video secure and protect citizen privacy

Connect Anywhere at Any Time

Security Center
Security Center provides users with remote access to their unified security platform through a suite of mobile and web apps. No matter their location, personnel can view live or recorded video, control PTZ cameras, and review access control events and system alarms. Mobile and web access extends the ability to react to any situation and to remain connected to Security Center no matter your location.

5 Benefits for City-Wide Surveillance

Security Center is the unified platform that enables you to manage all of your security and business systems seamlessly.

Security Center standardizes common security operations from multiple systems such as monitoring, reporting, alarm management and configuration, and makes all tasks easily accessible via a single intuitive application.

Unify Your Operations

Unify Your Operations

Work from a single and intuitive interface for video, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) and more, and centralize your operations by increasing multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Stay on Budget

Stay on Budget

Implement a phased growth plan, leverage Genetec™ cloud solutions and choose your own hardware to minimize costs.


Manage It All from a City Map

Manage It All from a City Map

Monitor all of your cameras, doors, and systems using map-based layouts of your city and facilities.


Prioritize Security and Privacy

Prioritize Security and Privacy

Rely on password protected logins, encrypted client-server communications, and granular privileges to keep video and data secure, always.


Free Up IT Resources

Free Up IT Resources

Minimize maintenance with in-service upgrades, software and hardware backwards compatibility, and advanced health monitoring features.

To Learn More, visit the company website at Genetec.