Genetec 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. Version 5.5 gives administrators greater control and protection of their security infrastructure. 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. In this latest release, 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. Genetec offers two flavors of its Software Development Kit (SDK). The Basic SDK is a freely available package used to connect to Security Center and access configuration information, events and alarms in real-time, as well as make changes or add new tasks to the monitoring client app. An advanced SDK package offers all the elements of the Basic SDK with access to additional tools required by more complex integrations, and is available through Genetec certified channel partners.