Sensity Systems and Genetec to Offer Advanced IoT Public Safety and Security Solution

The Two Companies’ Video Security Solution has been Adopted By Kansas City to Monitor the City’s New Streetcar Line

SAN DIEGO – April 19, 2016 – Sensity Systems Inc., provider of a leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform for Smart Cities, and Genetec Inc. “Genetec”, a leading manufacturer of open-platform, unified IP security solutions, today announced that the two companies will offer an advanced IoT public safety and security solution. Sensity and Genetec will demonstrate their solution in Booth #537 at the San Diego Convention Center at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), being held from April 26 to 28. The companies also announced that Kansas City, Missouri is deploying the solution to monitor its new streetcar line.

The IoT smart city security solution incorporates Sensity® Video Nodes, integrated with LED lights, communicating over Wi-Fi to the Genetec™ Security Center video management system (VMS) with intelligent analytics enabled on the Sensity Video Node. In addition to analytics, the Video Node can record high resolution and low-resolution streams from each of its two cameras and maintain the storage at the edge—leveraging the Genetec Edge Protocol—to be retrieved as needed.

“The significance of this particular IoT security solution is the ability for the Sensity Video Nodes, using the Genetec Edge Protocol, to maintain sensitive video data at the network edge, on the device itself, rather than transporting data back to a central location,” said Stefano Landi, vice president of Sales and Partners at Sensity. “This shift in where the intelligence resides makes possible ‘Security Without Surveillance’—safeguarding citizens’ privacy through edge-based storage and analytics, while freeing human security personnel from having to watch security video screens all the time.”

“The combination of Sensity Video Nodes and the Genetec Security Center VMS creates a more effective and seamless solution for video security and public safety applications,” said Philippe Ouimette, director of Strategic Alliances at Genetec Inc. “It also enables cities, municipalities, airports and shopping malls to adopt this advanced IoT video security at a far lower cost than traditional video surveillance systems.”

Kansas City is deploying 250 Sensity NetSense™ cameras, connecting to a Genetec Omnicast VMS, to monitor a new streetcar line in the city’s downtown area. The IoT video security system, including the cameras, is being deployed at a fraction of the cost of a traditional wired video security system. In addition, Kansas City did not have to purchase additional on-premises storage equipment to run its new security system, because the Sensity IoT platform stores video data on devices located at the network edge.

Demonstration at LIGHTFAIR – April 26-28 in San Diego – Sensity Booth #537

Throughout its LIGHTFAIR booth, Sensity will showcase joint partner solutions, such as the Sensity and Genetec advanced IoT public safety and security solution that leverages the NetSense platform as a foundational element. Additional demonstrations will include Smart+Connected Communities, Smart Parking and Traffic Management, and more for malls, cities and parking areas.

About Genetec Inc.

Genetec™ develops open-architecture software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based access control, video surveillance and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec™ is headquartered in Montréal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, certified channel partners, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec™ was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify IP physical security systems. For more information about Genetec™, visit: www.genetec.com.

About Sensity Systems

Sensity® Systems uses energy-efficient LED lighting as the foundation for its IoT platform for Smart Cities. The company enables light owners to capitalize on the LED conversion process by embedding networking technology within both retrofit and new LED luminaires. With the Sensity open, privacy-by-design, multiservice NetSense™ platform, lighting owners are able to reduce energy costs and implement a variety of Smart City applications and services, including public safety, environmental and weather monitoring, parking management and location analytics. For more information, please visit www.sensity.com.

About the NetSense Partner Program

The Sensity NetSense™ Partner Program is designed to accelerate a global ecosystem for the Internet of Things (IoT). The program expands beyond lighting manufacturer partners to help enable commercial and industrial manufacturers and service providers to deliver on the promise of IoT. For more information and a listing of NetSense Partners, visit: www.sensity.com/partners.

Sensity Press Contact: Amy Lee, Sensity Systems, alee@sensity.com, 408-841-4120            

Genetec Press Contact:  Veronique Froment, HighRez Public Relations for Genetec Inc., veronique@highrezpr.com, 603-537-9248

Sensity is a registered trademark in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Sensity Systems Inc. The Sensity logo and NetSense are trademarks of Sensity Systems Inc. in the United States. © 2016 Genetec. GENETEC, SECURITY CENTER, and OMNICAST are trademarks of Genetec Inc., and may be registered or pending registration in several jurisdictions. Other trademarks used in this document may be trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the respective products.