Genetec is a global provider of IP video surveillance, access control and license plate recognition solutions unified in a single platform, called Security Center. Genetec works with partners on six continents to help provide safer, more secure environments for small to medium-sized and enterprise-class businesses in over 80 countries.
Security Center™ is Genetec’s unified security platform that seamlessly blends Genetec IP security systems within a single intuitive interface to simplify your operations. Take advantage of a highly flexible platform and industry renowned security systems to match your organization’s security needs.
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. With support for a wide range of industry-leading cameras, encoders and CCTV equipment, Omnicast is built to scale and adapt to the changing demands of your security department.
Global Systems Integrators is a Genetec Certified Partner.
IP Network Video systems offer a number of advantages over traditional analog systems. Convenience, cost effectiveness and overall efficiency of the CCTV system all play a part in the decision to make the change to IP.
As the market strives to reduce the amount of staff needed to operate security systems, IP networks allow further centralization. A single operator can monitor remote and wireless cameras from anywhere on the network, and the video can be stored remotely as well. And while many competitors offer point-to-point wireless capability, Bosch allows wireless access anywhere on the network.
Simplified installation at lower costs
Rather than requiring extensive coax cabling like analog systems, IP Network Video systems connect through CAT-5 or wireless communication systems that already exist in many buildings.
Reduced storage costs
When CCTV video moves into the networked world, it allows you to take advantage of IT -technologies like network attached storage and storage area networks, which can hold huge amounts of data. The system is using dedicated high-density storage servers rather than relying on a single hard drive. The video on those servers can then be shared with anyone anywhere on the network.
IP uses the benefits of Internet technology to create a more reliable security system. It can automatically redirect video traffic to a backup storage system in the event of a power failure or network outage.
IP networks offer improved flexibility for enlarging a CCTV system. It is not only easy to add cameras, but also to add storage space and distribute it across the network. Plus, IP networks are uniquely able to support multiple viewers. In the same way that an e-mail server can send the same data to multiple people at the same time, the network switch has the ability to clone the video and use the same data multiple times.
Modern IP systems use MPEG-4, which makes more efficient use of the network than M-JPEG. For times when lower quality would be sufficient and would help control the amount of storage used, IP gives you the ability to customize the quality of the video output based on your viewing needs and storage capacity.
Global Systems Integrators is a Bosch Certified Security Dealer.