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Putting community safety first

The company’s new Community Connect initiative wants to build ties between a city’s public and private sectors

Genetec wants to increasing public safety and collaboration inside cities and communities
Genetec wants to increasing public safety and collaboration inside cities and communities

Technology provider Genetec has teamed with Microsoft CityNext, Axis Communications, Schréder and New York City to present its latest community safety initiatives and security software solutions.


In association with its technology partners, the company is showcasing the following at Smart City Expo World Congress:


Microsoft pavilion (C301) – Genetec will join Microsoft to demonstrate Citigraf, its new decision support system that unifies public safety operations across city departments. Genetec will also share information about its new Community Connect initiative -- using Microsoft Azure cloud to provide public-private video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) which connects directly to local law enforcement departments;


Axis Communications (B200) – Genetec’s unified, open-architecture platform, security centre, works in collaboration with Axis Communications’ sensor and camera technology for citywide incident management, CCTV security solutions, traffic flow, and mobility;


Schréder (F646) – Genetec will join Schréder to demonstrate how public spaces can be safer with smarter lighting and unified security solutions for better citywide surveillance and video analytics;


New York City pavilion (D451) – Genetec will join the City of New York to demonstrate how a collaborative, unified citywide security programme has successfully improved urban safety.


Committed to increasing public safety and collaboration inside cities and communities, Genetec’s product range is outlined in more detail below:

  • Community Connect is a new initiative designed to help build ties between a city’s public and private sectors and encourages community-driven solutions to enhance public safety and livability. Built on Genetec Stratocast video surveillance as a service (VSaaS), Community Connect can offer greater security through high definition (HD) video surveillance. Business owners can view live and recorded video from their laptop, tablet, or smartphone 24/7. Community Connect subscribers can selectively share camera feeds with law enforcement, allowing officers to monitor video during an incident to expedite response and investigation
  • Citigraf is a public safety decision support system which combines the data and information of disparate sensing systems to generate a clearer, unified image for better situational awareness. With a common operating picture, citywide law enforcement and public safety agencies can quickly evaluate an event with all relevant supportive intelligence, to facilitate a fast response time; from detection to on-scene response. Citigraf helps law enforcement and security organisations benefit from better planning, detection, response and prevention of incidents
  • Clearance is a digital evidence management system that can help speed up investigations by allowing law enforcement and security agencies to securely collect, manage, and share evidence from different sources—including body worn cameras, CCTV, and sound recording devices
  • AutoVu is automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system that automates reading and identification, making it easier for law enforcement, municipal, and commercial organisations to locate vehicles of interest and enforce parking restrictions. With specialised AutoVu ALPR cameras mounted on law enforcement vehicles, officers are automatically alerted to any hits from chosen regional or national hotlists, including: stolen vehicles or license plates, wanted felons or amber alert suspects.

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