As security professionals and manufacturers prepare to participate in ISC West, the largest security industry trade show in the United States, Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, is urging North American security directors to get ready for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While the initiative is led by the European Union, the territorial scope of the GDPR is global. As of May 25, 2018, any business that is collecting or storing personally identifiable information (PII) of EU citizens (including surveillance video, cardholder information and activities tracked by an access control system, and license plate numbers captured by an automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system) will be held accountable, regardless of where the organisation is based. This includes any business with offices, stores, warehouses, websites, employees or customers in the EU.Big multi-national retail chains to small and medium-sized businesses are seeking strategies for complaince across all their data collection processes Simple and cost-effective compliance Should a security breach occur that impacts personally identifiable information, companies will be mandated to report it within 72 hours. Failure to comply with these new regulations could result in up to 20 million Euros in penalties (US$25 million), or 4% of the company’s global annual turnover, whichever is higher. “With the deadline nearing, and heavy penalties looming, North American organisations, from big multi-national retail chains to small and medium-sized businesses, are seeking strategies that will make them compliant across all their data collection processes, as simply and cost-effectively as possible. At ISC West, we will be engaging our customers and partners in discussions about how to best achieve compliance,” said Christian Morin, VP Cloud Services and Chief Security Officer at Genetec. KiwiVision Privacy Protector module At ISC West, Genetec will showcase on-premises and SaaS end-to-end solutions that can help organisations achieve GDPR compliance with regards to processing operations of video surveillance data. As a trusted partner, Genetec can provide organisations with valuable insight into the extent of their GDPR obligations and on how best to design and develop their video, access control, and ALPR systems to meet compliance requirements. Of particular interest to ISC West attendees, will be the latest version of Security Centre which now comes with the KiwiVision Privacy Protector module, to enable organisations to automatically blur and mask video surveillance footage, and anonymise people to protect their privacy. Privacy Protector was recently certified for the fourth consecutive term with the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe), and is rated 'GDPR-ready'. Privacy Protector is the only privacy protecting video solution to hold this certification.
Hanwha Techwin America has announced that several of its WiseNet III and Wisenet Lite Series cameras have been certified on the Stratocast Cloud Integration for the Genetec Inc. cloud-based video-surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS) solution. Building on the two companies’ already strong partnership, this seamless integration allows end users to benefit from the combined strengths of the Stratocast cloud-based video surveillance service and Hanwha’s WiseNet III and cost-effective WiseNet Lite cameras to deploy high-reliability video solutions without incurring the costs associated with on-premises storage, software updates and ongoing maintenance. The seamless integration allows end users to benefit from the combined strengths of the Stratocast cloud-based video surveillance service and Hanwha’s WiseNet cameras IP and cloud-based video security solution “Genetec is an industry leader in IP and cloud-based video security services, and the combination of WiseNet III and WiseNet Lite cameras with Stratocast VSaaS delivers increased ROI and reduced total cost of ownership,” said Tom Cook, Vice President of Sales, Hanwha Techwin America. “As a result, many smaller and medium-sized end users are able to deploy high-quality video surveillance systems that fit within their budgets.” "The video surveillance market is continuing to adapt and realise the advantages of cloud technology in IP security—for services like Stratocast, and ‘hybrid’ options for on-premises and cloud storage. End users are becoming much more comfortable with all of these solution choices,” said Christian Morin, Vice President of Cloud Services, Genetec Inc. “With growing adoption and comfort level in hosted cloud computing and storage, requests for VSaaS solutions are naturally increasing. Genetec and Hanwha are delivering this VSaaS and camera integration, so customers with a focus on the SMB market can benefit from an affordable, hassle-free and easy-to-use cloud-based solution that delivers enterprise-grade quality and reliability." WiseNet III Series cameras Featuring the most advanced functions from Samsung, the WiseNet III Series includes 1.3MP and 2MP cameras for exceptional high definition images. Designed to meet and exceed market needs, WiseNet III cameras set the standard for professional security systems. Delivering many of the same functions of the WiseNet III Series, WiseNet Lite cameras offer essential feature sets at an extremely competitive price point.
Users of Genetec Security Center will be able to automatically view live video and audio captured on an Edesix VideoBadge BWC Edesix, provider of body worn camera (BWC) solutions, has announced its relationship agreement with Genetec Inc. (Genetec), a provider of open-platform, unified IP security solutions at IFSEC 2016. The integration relationship will enable Edesix BWCs, and associated VideoManager software, to integrate seamlessly with Genetec™ Security Center, which will offer streamlined wearable security management, support and storage for city wide surveillance and law enforcement. Integration facilitates large-scale deployment and estate management Users of Security Center will be able to automatically view live video and audio captured on an Edesix VideoBadge BWC. Edesix’s Open API’s will also allow storage of high definition video, either in VideoManager or Security Center, for maximum flexibility and control of storage. Features currently found within the Edesix solution, such as RFID touch-assign, video encryption and evidence sharing, will be accessible through the Genetec system, allowing for effective large-scale deployment and estate management. Richie McBride, Managing Director at Edesix, commented: “Body Worn Video has become a key component within the security sector, providing a greater awareness and accountability of events for its users. However, we understand that a stand-alone system can be inefficient for larger security outfits, which is why we have worked closely with Genetec to integrate our Body Worn solution to Security Center.” “With the emergence of Body Worn Cameras, end-users will need to rely on a unified, open-architecture platform to manage, analyse and archive BWC video data,” said Christian Morin, Vice President of Cloud Services at Genetec Inc. “Genetec™ Security Center offers seamless integration, encryption and management of security data with the Edesix VideoBadge, removing the multiple silos of data that the security and law enforcement sectors currently have to deal with,” added Morin. VB-300 VideoBadge The VB-300 VideoBadge represents the first generation of WiFi enabled VideoBadges from Edesix. With a 150-degree horizontal field of view, day & night recording capability and integrated pre-record function, VB-300 VideoBadges are able to record secure, unrivalled footage of incidents. Edesix will be exhibiting at IFSEC 2016 from the 21st-23rd June, on booth C1530.
Genetec will discuss its hybrid-cloud solutions at the upcoming TechSolutions conference Genetec™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions recently announced it will support the newly introduced Microsoft Cloud for Government. This new government-community cloud enables U.S. federal agencies and state and local governments to leverage Genetec cloud services, including Security Centre Cloud Archives, with the assurance that information stored in Azure Government meets the stringent security and compliance requirements of government agencies including FedRAMP and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Service (CJIS). In November 2014, Genetec unveiled its new Hybrid Cloud Archiving Service, which takes advantage of Microsoft Azure to provide a highly flexible solution for organisations to easily scale the available storage capacity of their surveillance system, and eliminate the need to invest in additional servers. With the ability to continue leveraging their existing on premise storage equipment, this hybrid cloud service provides a cost-effective solution for U.S. public sector customers that need to extend their video retention period or implement off-site recording for complete redundancy of their local system. With compliance to FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) policies, U.S law enforcement agencies will be able to leverage Azure Government to maintain recordings and data from their video surveillance systems. "Genetec is a leader in managing unified video surveillance systems for select U.S. government and law enforcement agencies and Microsoft is excited to partner with them to provide cloud storage that supports compliance with the FBI's CJIS Security Policy,” said Richard Zak, Director of Justice & Public Safety Solutions, Microsoft State & Local Government. "By working closely with Microsoft, we are able to immediately bring the benefits of the new Azure Government community cloud platform to our public sector customers" "By working closely with Microsoft, we are able to immediately bring the benefits of the new Azure Government community cloud platform to our public sector customers, giving them access to secure and highly flexible cloud-based services," comments Christian Morin, Vice President Cloud Services at Genetec. Christian Morin will discuss Genetec’s hybrid-cloud solutions, cloud archiving and partnership with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Cloud for Government at the upcoming TechSec Solutions conference, February 3rd-4th at the Delray Beach Marriott near Ft-Lauderdale, FL. The panel session titled “Get off my cloud: key questions about cloud-based security systems” is scheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd at 11:00am.
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