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Genetec introduces new subscription-based ownership model for Security Center

Genetec, a leading provider of open architecture, unified IP security solutions, has announced a new subscription model for its flagship unified security platform designated Genetec Security Center.

Security Center Subscription introduces new flexible ownership and payment options that allow customers to gain access to Security Center on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis. Subscribing customers receive the same local, on-premises version of Security Center and pay for it on a monthly or annual basis, as opposed to purchasing the entire system up front.

When purchasing on subscription, customers also benefit from the Genetec online support resources and qualified support professionals’ expertise either by phone or through live chat, as well as access to Security Center Cloud services with risk-free trials included in the price.

Security Center Subscription is available immediately through the new Genetec self-service portal.

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Changing business model

A recent Gartner industry report noted that, by 2020, more than 80% of software vendors will change their business model from traditional license and maintenance to subscription, regardless of whether the software resides on-premises or in the cloud.

Along with the flexibility and affordability of a subscription model, the Gartner report finds that the value of short-term predictability trumps long-term costs, particularly when the ease of adding or relinquishing licenses is included in the picture.

The subscription model also moves the purchases from capital expenditure (CAPEX) to operational expenditure (OPEX). This enables customers who are looking to upgrade their systems to Security Center to do so from operational budgets allocated to their older, less capable security software.

“In the past few years, companies like Adobe, IBM, Oracle, Netflix and many other software companies have adopted flexible buying models with impressive success, offered as Technology-as-a-Service via the cloud or as a traditional on-premises installation with monthly or annual renewals,” said Andrew Elvish, vice-president of product management and marketing at Genetec.

“Genetec is leading the way in the physical security industry by offering customers an alternative ownership option for our successful video surveillance platform. Not only will customers enjoy the same fully-featured version of Security Center, but they will do so with lower up front expenditures, predicable recurring costs and access to the latest releases and Genetec support resources, all at no additional charge.”

Introducing Security Center Compact

As part of its new subscription model, Genetec is introducing Security Center Compact, a new entry-level edition of Security Center.

Only available through subscription, Security Center Compact supports up to 25 cameras and provides an easy ‘no training required’ option for customers with basic video management requirements.

A good fit for smaller sites, Security Center Compact systems can also be linked to larger systems through the Genetec Federation feature, allowing for centralised monitoring (as seen with city-wide surveillance and multi-site businesses or campuses).

The Compact edition features all of the camera integrations available in the enterprise edition of the software such that customers can choose the vendors they want to work with and design a system that best suits their business.

In addition to providing smaller site video surveillance, Security Center Compact offers a clear path as an organisation’s security needs evolve over time. Security Center Compact end users can simply update their subscription and purchase a higher edition of Security Center as their system grows, in turn avoiding the need to install and/or re-deploy new system software.

Introductory 90-Day Trial for Compact Edition

Beginning this month, Genetec-certified channel partners can sign up for a 90-day trial of Security Center Compact. To take advantage of this limited-time promotion, channel partners should visit the Genetec Channel Partner Portal for an instant download.

*For more information about Genetec Security Center Subscription and Genetec Security Center Compact visit: http://www.genetec.com/subscribe

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Axis introduces first model in new series of multi-sensor fixed domes with panoramic overview

Axis Communications’ new Q3709-PVE Network Camera has three 4K sensors that together provide a detailed 180º overview of a large area, outdoors as well as indoors, in an efficient one-camera installation.

The cameras provide video with “unparalleled” streaming performance, smoothly capturing movements in high detail at 30 frames per second (fps).

As the first camera in the new Q37 Series. the Q3709-PVE provides situational awareness of large areas, making the camera ideal for city surveillance applications as well as logistic centres, airports and train stations.

“An effective one-camera installation providing overview and image detail at the same time is an efficient way to ensure that surveillance needs are met in large open areas,” commented Erik Frännlid, Axis’ director of product management.

“Multi-sensor cameras are also well-suited in applications such as squares, stadiums, parking lots and perimeter surveillance where large areas need to be monitored in high image detail in order to ensure complete situational awareness.”

Axis Communications' Q3709-PVE Network Camera

Axis Communications’ Q3709-PVE Network Camera

Installation is easy, reliable and cost-efficient. No focusing is required since the lenses are factory-focused.

The camera comes in a stylish and discreet design with a removable weather shield that protects against rain, snow and sunlight and allows for an easy ‘blend’ with the local environment.

These cameras provide a “perfect” 180° overview in up to 33 Megapixel resolution. They offer a video streaming performance of 3 × 4K at 30 fps or 3 × 11 Megapixels at 20 fps.

Further features of the Q3709-PVE include the following:

  • outdoor-ready with IP66 and NEMA 4X ratings
  • vandal-resistant with an IK10 rating
  • operational in a wide temperature range with standard Power over Ethernet (PoE+)
  • video motion detection and tampering alarm

The cameras are supported by the Axis Application Development Partner Program and Axis Camera Station. They also include support for edge storage, Axis Camera Application PlatformAxis Video Hosting System and ONVIF for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities.

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