Genetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a provider of world-class IP security solutions, announced today that Security Center 5.0, the latest version of their unified security platform, now supports Bosch G Series Control Panels for intrusion detection. With the aim of expanding the unification capabilities of the platform, Security Center 5.0 was released with native support of third-party intrusion panels; Bosch’s GV2 and GV3 models are among the first systems supported.
Ultimately, the new integration offers users a single and easy-to-use platform from which to manage and monitor their video surveillance, access control and intrusion detection systems. Users can arm and disarm panels manually via the Security Center user interface, or automatically via scheduled tasks and in response to security events. Operators can also run reports to view alarm panels’ events and alarms. Through Genetec’s Federation feature, Bosch intrusion panels integrated within remote Security Center installations can be federated back to an organization’s headquarters or central offices, allowing operators to run intrusion reports across dozens or hundreds of remote sites.
The Security Center allows users to associate video cameras to intrusion zones and alarms, thereby providing operators with the ability to perform video verification of intrusion alarms prior to dispatching security personnel or local law enforcement. On the configuration front, the Security Center will automatically discover a Bosch intrusion panel’s configuration and enrol the panel and its settings including partition and zone information, thereby making the intrusion device enrolment process as seamless and efficient as possible.
“Genetec and Bosch have a strong partnership in the video surveillance market for many years now, so we are happy to extend our partnership into the intrusion space,” says Jimmy Palatsoukas, Senior Product Manager at Genetec. “The integration of Security Center 5.0 and the Bosch G Series panels will allow customers to unify intrusion panel monitoring with access control and video, reducing the number of applications they need to run and streamlining their overall security operations.”
Bosch’s G Series Control Panels support up to 32 areas, each with perimeter and interior partitioning, offering an integrated and scalable security system for a variety of applications. With remote management capabilities, there is no need for onsite programming, or enabling and disabling of certain functions, keeping service costs to a minimum. Bosch’s G Series also supports a new touch screen keypad with built-in help menus and a bright graphical screen, making it easy for anyone to use.
“G Series is the product of choice for a wide range of commercial and government organizations. Its flexibility makes it a great fit for virtually any facility configuration,” said Tom Mechler, Product Marketing Manager, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. “The integration with Genetec allows our customers to display critical intrusion information and operate the system via the Security Center interface. Customers will benefit from improved operator efficiency and greater situational awareness of intrusion alarms.”
Genetec is a pioneer in the physical security and public safety industry and a global provider of world-class IP license plate recognition (LPR), video surveillance and access control solutions to markets such as transportation, education, retail, gaming, government and more. With sales offices and partnerships around the world, Genetec has established itself as the leader in innovative networked solutions by employing a high level of flexibility and forward-thinking principles into the development of its core technology and business solutions. Genetec’s corporate culture is an extension of these very same principles, encouraging a dynamic and innovative workforce that is dedicated to the development of cutting-edge solutions and to exceptional customer care. For more information, visit genetec.com.
About Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
The Bosch division Security Systems is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products, solutions and services. Some 12,000 associates generated sales of 1.36 billion euros ($1.93 billion) in fiscal 2010. Protection for people’s life, buildings and assets is the aim. The product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion alarm, access control, fire alarm and voice evacuation systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range. Bosch Security Systems develops and manufactures in its own plants across the world. Additional information can be accessed at www.boschsecurity.us.