Not since Axis public and prolonged agony with AVHS, has a major manufacturer bet as heavily as Genetec is now doing on the cloud.
Genetec started with Stratocast, which took a similar small camera count approach as Axis AVHS, with similar poor adoption (their most famous customer here).
Genetec is not giving up. Indeed, they are taking an aggressive 'cloud first' strategy more deeply integrating cloud services with its flagship Security Center platform adding Cloud Archiving, Cloud Cameras, and AutoVu Plate Reader Cloud in the past year as well as offering free camera channels and storage to attract users.
In this report, we test:
- Stratocast - the stand-alone small camera count cloud offering
- Cloud Cameras - federating Stratocast into Security Center
- Cloud Archiving - extended cloud archiving for Security Center
- Cloud LPR - processing LPR in the cloud, integrated within Security Center