Published on 13 March, 2014
Genetec™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions, recently announced AutoVu Managed Services, a new turnkey License Plate Recognition (LPR) solution. Ideally suited for municipal and university parking authorities as well as police departments with LPR-enabled vehicles, AutoVu Managed Services simplifies the deployment and maintenance of mobile LPR systems. Configured to meet the unique requirements of each customer, AutoVu Managed Services eliminates the need to commission and maintain servers or other IT infrastructure and can be deployed and updated without involving an organisation's IT staff.
“License plate recognition is a powerful force multiplier for parking and law enforcement users. However, our customers tell us their IT teams are often overtaxed, which slows down the deployment process and makes maintenance and support more complex,” said Stephan Kaiser, AutoVu General Manager at Genetec. “By choosing Genetec managed services, customers can focus on their core activities and leverage AutoVu LPR faster, with the benefit of better service and preventive maintenance,” added Kaiser.
Just like an on-premise version of the AutoVu LPR system, AutoVu Managed Services automates license plate reading and identification, making it easier for law enforcement, municipal, and commercial organisations to locate vehicles of interest and enforce parking restrictions. AutoVu Managed Services responds to widespread customer demand for a faster, more cost-efficient alternative to commissioning servers and IT infrastructure when deploying a new mobile LPR system.
Hosted on the highly reliable Microsoft Windows Azure cloud-computing platform, AutoVu Managed Services follows Genetec’s commitment to bring physical security software to the cloud. AutoVu Managed Services customers benefit from the same high-end features and performance as an on-premise system via state-of-the-art encryption and transmission protocols, assuring data is reliably managed and secured at all times.
Experienced Genetec technicians handle system installation and configuration for AutoVu Managed Services, as well as the connection with third-party hardware and software, such as permit management systems, pay-by-phone services and pay stations. Once the system is up and running, Genetec technicians monitor performance and can remotely update settings and install upgrades, further reducing the burden on IT staff. This allows customers to focus on their primary tasks of protecting the public or enforcing parking by-laws.