Genetec Announces AutoVu™ Flexreader™

New Server-Based Solution Transforms Security Center Supported Video Surveillance Camera into License Plate Recognition Device

MONTREAL, April 10, 2018 - At ISC West 2018 on booth (#26065), Genetec Inc. (“Genetec"), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions will unveil AutoVu™ Flexreader™, a new offering that brings powerful ALPR (Automatic License Plate Recognition) capabilities to suitable IP video surveillance cameras supported by the Genetec™ Security Center unified platform.

AutoVu™ Flexreader™ enables organizations to move beyond simple plate capture and use their existing IP cameras to identify and track license plates of vehicles entering or leaving their premises. End users can additionally benefit by extending their security operations - especially for businesses and retailers - to access the full ALPR feature set of Security Center AutoVu™, and take advantage of valuable data-mining tools and graphical reports.

"In the past, customers who wanted to take advantage of the unified ALPR experience offered by Security Center had to use dedicated ALPR units, which provided more capabilites than necessary for certain applications," said Robert Amante, AutoVu Product Manager at Genetec. "With AutoVu™ Flexreader™, we are making it easier for customers to take advantage of the deep feature set AutoVu provides. Now, they can re-use their existing security infrastructure equipment to augment their system with ALPR in a cost-effective manner. Interested customers should request a demo to ensure AutoVu™ Flexreader™ meets the requirements of their application," added Amante.

For security professionals, AutoVu™ Flexreader™ can help identify potential threats as soon as they appear by automatically identifying vehicles entering a facility and match them to existing hotlists. With the flexible list management features of Security Center AutoVu, unknown or suspect vehicles can trigger specific alarms and activate video surveillance recording to help decrease response time and support investigations.

AutoVu™ Flexreader™ can also automate processes to improve efficiency. The system can open vehicle gates and garage doors when the vehicle of an employee or registered visitor is detected, or instantly notify staff of the arrival of suppliers and visiting VIPs. It can also provide security professionals with complete vehicle audit trails, including license plate number, date, time, coordinates, license plate origin, and associated videos to support investigations.

For retail organizations and other businesses with ungated parking lots, AutoVu™ Flexreader™ unlocks new business intelligence insights in the behavior of vehicles and visitors accessing their facilities. Using data collected by the cameras, AutoVu™ Flexreader™ can track who is accessing a facility and when, monitor repeat visits, measure length of stay, and more.

AutoVu™ Flexreader™ is expected to be available worldwide in April 2018 through any Genetec AutoVu certified integrator. For more information please visit: https://resources.genetec.com/en-datasheets/autovu-flexreader-datasheet.

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company's flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: genetec.com

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When a vehicle is detected (using a hardware or software trigger), the local module streams black & white video footage from the camera to the server-based engine, which analyzes images and returns license plate data and snapshots for storage and display within Security Center. When a vehicle is detected (using a hardware or software trigger), the local module streams black & white video footage from the camera to the server-based engine, which analyzes images and returns license plate data and snapshots for storage and display within Security Center.

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