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Genetec introduces transport-focused portfolio to unify security and operations

04 June 2020

TRANSPORT COMPANIES have traditionally relied on multiple single-purpose proprietary systems that don’t interconnect. To help security, IT, operations and vehicle maintenance staff work in unison, Genetec has developed a portfolio of solutions specifically designed to help these companies unify their security and operations from a single intuitive interface.

The Genetec Transit Portfolio enables key stakeholders to work in sync using a solution that unifies wayside and on-board security with operational and intelligence products that leverage their existing security infrastructure to bring additional insights.

Most on-board and wayside systems are built on separate closed architectures that require costly custom updates and integrations to communicate with other systems in a limited way. Transitioning to a single open platform helps unify systems, while also laying the foundation for co-ordinated processes, efficient incident response and collaborative work. This makes it easier to build internal processes to increase an agency’s overall operational efficiency.

Additionally, transport companies are increasingly being solicited for information from external partners (neighbouring transit agencies, law enforcement and city services, etc). A unified system establishes an infrastructure that facilitates the sharing of data while keeping it secure.

“To meet evolving demands and travellers’ expectations, transit agencies need to find creative ways in which to provide safe and seamless journeys for their customers, while also having the right systems and protocols in place to ensure efficient operations,” said Jermaine Santoya, industry marketing manager for intelligent mobility at Genetec. “Using a unified security platform allows them to track all events in their vehicles and premises, record and retrieve actionable information efficiently and provide an optimal experience for all commuters.”

Core platform

At the core of the Genetec Transit Portfolio is the Genetec Security Center platform which unifies video management, access control and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) capabilities.

With the Security Center Omnicast video management system, transit agencies can monitor their infrastructure and vehicles to help protect commuters and staff using a wide range of cameras, encoders and CCTV equipment.

The Security Center Synergis access control system secures entrances for staff and commuters and improves compliance, while also leveraging existing network and third party access control devices.

For its part, Security Center AutoVu ANPR makes it easier for parking management teams to enforce parking restrictions by locating and counting vehicles of interest like buses, taxis and car-sharing services, as well as providing a real-time inventory of vehicles on access roads and in monitored parking lots.

Transit-specific capabilities

The Genetec Transit Portfolio also includes a number of transit-specific capabilities:

*Security Center Fleet Monitoring provides a unified, non-proprietary solution to configure and interact with the different devices on board each vehicle in a fleet to provide live video, GPS localisation and vehicle telematics.

*Security Center Transportation Sensor Management gathers data from a wide variety of sensors to count people or vehicles entering the premises, track occupancy and serve as triggers for procedures.

*Sipelia Communications Management extends a transit organisation’s security with SIP-based communications that promotes collaboration between colleagues through embedded audio and video calls, while simultaneously allowing operations staff to manage PA systems as well as incoming and outgoing calls with intercom devices. 

Additional options in the Genetec Transit Portfolio encompass the following:

*Genetec Mission Control is a collaborative decision management system that empowers transit agencies to use their existing sensors and security devices to collect and qualify data in order to identify complex situations and incidents. Once incidents are identified, the system launches a response that allows operators to follow transit-specific processes and meet compliance requirements.

*The Genetec Clearance collaborative investigation management system can help speed up investigations by allowing agencies to securely collect, manage and share evidence from different sources with both internal and external stakeholders.

*Last, but by no means least, Streamvault is a line of turnkey security infrastructure solutions ranging from workstations through to fully-furnished servers and hardened on-board computers for vehicle fleets.

*For more information on the Genetec Transit Portfolio visit: https://www.genetec.com/solutions/industries/transit