Genetec Inc. announced version 5.5 of Security Center, the company’s open architecture, unified IP security platform that combines access control, video surveillance, ALPR and communications. Security Center 5.5 offers a new disaster recovery mode, enhanced levels of authentication and encryption, augmented video archiving and export management capabilities, and new choices of supported access control hardware. With capabilities designed to help organizations better secure their sites, version 5.5 gives administrators greater control and protection of their security infrastructure. Security Center 5.5 is available now via the Genetec worldwide channel partner distribution network.

With a new disaster recovery mode that allows the configuration of multiple failover directory servers at remote sites, Security Center 5.5 allows customers to implement more elaborate disaster recovery plans for their security platform. Map-centric monitoring offers enhanced, fluid map scaling for zooming effortlessly in and out of maps — from floorplans to satellite imagery — along with the option to geo-reference dynamic objects on a map with actual geographic coordinates for greater awareness, and add new map layers.

Building on the advanced cybersecurity measures introduced in Security Center 5.4, and the company’s ongoing commitment to Security of Security, version 5.5 offers a “hardened” protocol that protects against potential hacking and non-authorized internal access. By default, only secured media stream requests are accepted, ensuring the app or person making the request is authenticated to avoid any unauthorized requests.

Security Center 5.5 also features new access control capabilities to improve organizational security, protect sensitive information, and increase customers’ choices of access control hardware.

Through the support of the latest firmware running on the Synergis Cloud Link appliance alongside Mercury Security controllers, organizations are able to extend the reach of their security platform with Allegion Schlage AD-300 hardwired and AD-400 wireless electronic locks. Organizations can also unify controller-based and electronic lock-based security systems in the process for a more inclusive approach to access control.

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