Genetec Inc., a renowned technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced the latest deep integration to result from its enduring partnership with Bosch Security Systems (“Bosch”). Users of the widely deployed Bosch MAP 5000 intrusion alarm panels can now directly connect to Genetec Security Center through the Intrusion Manager, combining intrusion, video and access control into one intuitive interface. Facility and security managers have traditionally been required to manage intrusion settings and alarms manually through a keypad or via a separate system. This results in inefficient task switching to understand the context of an alarm, longer response times and a disconnected overview of security and operations. Access control records However, integration with Genetec Security Center ensures operators can monitor all intrusion events on dynamic maps alongside other security data such as video footage or access control records. This provides a fuller real-time understanding of what is happening in the facility so that organisations can react faster and contribute to more efficient day-to-day operations. The integration also provides customers with additional intrusion management capabilities. The integration also provides customers with additional intrusion management capabilities This includes the ability to operate all intrusion systems from a central location, an alarm persistence feature that identifies where alarms originated, and a specialised interface to ensure operations can quickly arm specific zones while continuing to monitor the rest of the system. Furthermore, it offers the potential for customers to take advantage of other integrations and modules available within Security Center. Intrusion alarm panels For example, with Genetec Mission Control, users can go beyond monitoring and implement a comprehensive decision support system that ensures each intrusion event is handled in compliance with the organisation’s standard operating procedures. “This integration further deepens our long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship with Bosch, bringing true value to our joint customers and partners,” commented Francesco Serra, Vice President, Sales, Europe at Genetec. “While our existing intrusion management features have long helped customers to manage their systems more easily and to catch intruders faster, this new integration allows us to extend those benefits to new areas across Europe.” The Genetec plug-in for the Bosch MAP 500 series intrusion alarm panels is immediately available for installation through approved integrators.
Genetec Inc. (‘Genetec’), a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions announces a number of strategic hires in Europe to support the company’s sustained growth in both Europe and the Middle East. Francesco Serra, has taken on the role of Vice President of Sales for Europe, based in the Genetec European headquarters in Paris. Having held senior roles with Siemens, Avaya and Polycom, Francesco brings over 25 years of management experience in the technology industry. His extensive background in sales and sales management will be an asset to the Genetec leadership team as the company continues to accelerate its growth in this region. New market opportunities Georges Tannous has taken on the new position of Director of Marketing for Europe, Middle East, Turkey and Africa In his new role, Francesco will be responsible for driving the Genetec European sales and channel operations to deliver on the company's ambitious growth plans. “We are excited to welcome Francesco to the Genetec team. His industry experience and sales acumen will help us to continue to propel our business forward in Europe by building on our existing successes and opening up new market opportunities under his leadership,” added Michel Chalouhi, Vice-President of Global Sales at Genetec. With over 15 years of experience in global partner management, and an MBA from Western University's Ivey school of business, Georges Tannous has taken on the new position of Director of Marketing for Europe, Middle East, Turkey and Africa. End-user awareness Also based in Paris, Georges will lead the company’s EMEA marketing teams and guide the continued growth of the Genetec brand in the region while continuing to oversee the company’s global portfolio of strategic technology alliance partners. A key player in the global Genetec Marketing Leadership program, Georges will work closely with the sales organisation to build powerful demand generation, channel engagement, and end-user awareness programs. “Francesco and Georges are experienced leaders with impressive track records of driving high-performance sales and marketing teams. They bring considerable experience to our European sales and marketing organisation, as we continue to accelerate our growth and expand into new regions such as East Central Europe,” said Guy Chenard, Chief Commercial Officer at Genetec. Business intelligence solutions Security industry veteran Jakub Kozak, has joined Genetec to become the company’s new Regional Sales Manager Continuing the sales and marketing expansion in Europe, security industry veteran Jakub Kozak, has joined Genetec to become the company’s new Regional Sales Manager for East Central Europe. Having held senior sales position in the region with Axis communications, and L3 Technologies, Jakub will be responsible for expanding the company’s footprint in Eastern Europe. With ever-increasing increasing market demands for powerful, enterprise-class IP video surveillance, access control, license plate recognition, and business intelligence solutions, Genetec has enjoyed a compound annual revenue growth rate (CAGR) of 30 percent for the last 10 years. With flagship European customers that include Paris, Rome and Schiphol airports, The Danish Police, Twickenham Stadium, and The University of Hull, the company is continuing its rapid expansion in the region and is looking to further add to its global team of 1,300 talented employees.