Genetec's Expanded Hardware Examined (SV-PRO)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 19, 2012

Historically, VMS provider Genetec has been a software only, hardware agnostic provider. This has made small and mid-sized deployments more complex and expensive, reducing Genetec's competitive positioning. Now, Genetec has significantly enhanced their own appliance line, introducing a larger scale appliance and integrating access control and video surveillance in a single 'box'.

In this update, we will look at these changes, how the compare to existing models and competitive options from Dell, Milestone, NLSS, Intransa and Pivot3.

SV-PRO ********

*****-***** * ****** ********* **** *** ****** ******** *** ***-***** installations **** *** ********* ********:

  • ****-**** ***** **** ********* *** * ** ** ******
  • *, *, ** ** ** ** ******* **-*****. **** ** currently *** *********.
  • *-**** **** ******* *********, ********* **** *** **-**** *******

*** **-*** *** ** **** **** ******** ****** ** ****** video-only ** ********** ***** *** ****** **************. ** ***** **** mode, ** ** *** ******* **** * ***** ** *** Mbps ********** *** *********. *** ******* *** ** ******* **** a ***** ** *** **** ********** *** ********* ** *** unified *************. 

*** ********* ***** ***-****** **** ******** ******, ****** ******** *** purchased **********. **** ******* ** ** *******:

  • *****-***: $*,*** ***
  • *****-***: $*,***
  • *****-****: $*,***

*******'* ******** ****** **** ********* ******* *********** ******** ****** ******* and ** ****** *********, ********* ** ****** ******* ******** ***** than **** (*-**%).

Lack ** ****

** **** *** **** ** **** ******* ** *** **-*** surprising. ******* ******* ** **** **** *** ** ***** ** a ***** ****. ***** ********* ****** *******, **** **% ** *********** ********** **** *******, **** **** disappoint **** ***********, *** **** **** ** **** ***** ******* if **** ** * ***********.

SV-16 *******

*****-**, * ***** **** ****** *********, *** **** ********* ***** 2010. **********, ** *** ****** **** * *********** ******* ** Omnicast *** ** ** ** *******. ** ** *** ******** loaded **** ******** ******, **** ** ****** ** ******* ** a *****-**** *************, ** ***** ******* *** ***** ******* ** a *****/****** "*******" *******. *** ***** *** **** ************ ** Omnicast, *** **-** ** ***** ********* ********* **** **, ** well. 

*** ******* **-** ** *********** *********, **** *** ********* ****:

  • ***** ****, **** *** ** ***: $*,*** ***
  • *****/******, **** *** ** ***: $*,***
  • ****** ********** *******: $***

*** *****-**** ************* ** *** **-** *** *** ******* ** price, **** ******** ****** *** ******** ******* ******* *** ****. Note **** ****** ******** *** **** **********, *** ****** ******** are **** ** ******, ** **** ** *** ****** ******** is ********* **** *******.

SV-PRO **. ****

*** ******* ** *** **-*** ******* ** ***** * $*** premium *** *******'* ***-**** ** *** ******, ** **** ** the ******* ** *** **-*** ***** * ***** ****** ******** configuration, ***** *** ****** ******* ******. * **** **** ** ******* configuration ** * * ** **-*** ******* *** ***** $*,***. This ******** *** **** ******** **************, ** **** ** * 3-year ********** ********, **** ** ******* **** *** **-***. * * TB **-***, ** *** ***** ****, *** * ****** ***** of ************* $*,***. 

SV-PRO **. ********/******

*** *****-**-******* ***********, ***** *** **-*** ** *********** ***, ************-******** appliances **** ** ******** *** ****** **** ****** ** **-**% higher ** *****, ** ****. *******,** ** ***** ** *** **** **** ******, ******* *** *** **** ******* *** ***** ***** ********* larger ****** *****. *** ***** ******-*** *******, **** ***** ****** counts, *** **-*** ** **** ****** *** * ***. ******** and ******, *******, **** ***** ******* ** ****** ***** ******* of *******, *** ******** ******* *** **********, *** * ****** fit ** **** *****.

SV-16 **. **** *** **

*** **-** ** ****** ** ******* *** ****** ***********: ******* ******* *****, *** ***** ****** **. *******, ***** *** ******* ****** ** ******** *** **********:

  • *** **** ******* ***** ** ******* ** ******** ** ** 16 ******* *** ** *****, ****** *** **-**'* ********. **** also ******** ******* *** ******* **-** ********, ** ******** ** the *** **** ********* ** *******.
  • *** ** ******** ** **** ** *- ** **-****** ******, utilizing ***** ** * ********* ********, **** * *********** ******. It ** ******* ** ******** ** ** ** *****, *** supports **** **'* *** *********** ********** ********.

***** *** ****** ******* ** *-******/*-**** **-** ** *******:

  • **-**, ******* + * ****** ********: ~$*,*** ********* ****** *****
  • **** ******* *****:~$*,*** ******
  • ** ****** **, *-******: ~*,*** ********* ****** *****

*** **-** ***** ** ******* ***** *** *******, ****** **** lower ****-******** ********. **** *** ** *** *** ** ** issue, ********* ** ******** ****. *** ***** **********, ** *****-**** projects, ***** ***** ** ***** **** **** **********, *******.

SV-16 **. ********* ********* ***

*** ******** ******* ***** *** ******* *******, *** **-** *** Milestone ********* *** *** ********* ******, ****** **** ** **** differences ** ************:

  • *** ********* *** ** * *****-**** *********, ** *- *** 16-channel ********, **** ** ** * ** ** ******* ** board. ** ** ******** ** ** ** ***-**-*** ***, **** to ****** ******* ** *****, ** ******** ** *********.
  • *** **-**, ** *** ***** ****, ** * *****-******* ******** PC, ******** **** *** ********* ** ****** ******* **********, *** viewing. *** **** ************** **** *** ********* *** ** *** ability ** ****** ** ** ***** ***** ** ****** *******. Milestone ***** ******* ********** ****** *** ************ **** **** ** third-party ******* *** **** *************, **** ********* ******** ******* ** above, *** *********.

********* *** *** ** *******, ** *** *** *********:

  • **-**, ***** **** + ** ****** ********: ~$*,*** ***, ********* street *******
  • ********* ********* ***, **-*******: ~$*,***, ********* ****** *****

********* *** * ****** ******* *********, ** ******** ** *** fact **** ** ****** *********** ** ******. **** *** ** an ********* ****** ** **** *********, ****** ***** ******** *** often ******** ******** **** **** ***, **********.

***********

***** *******'* *******-********** ********** *******, **** ** *** ****** **** be ************ ** ***** ********, ** **** ** *** ********* substantial ******* ** ************* *************. *******, **** **** ****** ****** most ** ******** ******* *******, **** *** **-*** ****** **** an ****** *** ******* ********** ** ***-**** *******, ** ******* to **** *******, *** *** **-** ********* * **** ****-********* option *** ***** *******. *** ***** *** **** ************ ** Genetec, **** ******** ******* *****, *** **** ** ********** ********** in *** ******* **-** ** * **** ********* ***** ** deploying ***** *** ****** ****** **** *********.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Scathing Honeywell Favorability Results on Jan 24, 2017
Honeywell is one of the biggest brands in security, with offerings for intrusion, fire, wire, video surveillance, access control, plus they own one...
Integrator Service Vehicle Guide on Jan 23, 2017
Few assets are as commonly used by integrators and installers as their service vehicles. 125 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their...
ADT Launches Canopy - Professional Monitoring For DIY Devices on Jan 19, 2017
The intrusion industry has criticized DIY security systems for years, claiming systems like Canary or Scout cannot match professionally installed...
Paxton Hosted Access - Disruptive Low Dealer Pricing on Jan 19, 2017
Paxton is entering the hosted access game, with BLU, at a cost that is a fraction of key competitors. The different approach could be very...
Geovision Launches Direct Cloud Offering on Jan 18, 2017
Add cloud, subtract integrator. Geovision has launched myGVcloud, an offering that allows consumers to buy cameras and cloud services directly...
Cut in Half, Everfocus Shifts Strategies on Jan 17, 2017
The race to the bottom impact continues. Now, Everfocus, who used to be one of the larger budget providers, is shifting strategies after years of...
Genetec Favorability Results on Jan 16, 2017
In the race to the bottom and flight to 'solutions', Genetec has taken a contrary path. The company remains independent, focusing up market,...
Free VMS Software Directory on Jan 13, 2017
Many Video Management Software (VMS) providers offer free versions, either open source, for a limited number of cameras or for a limited amount of...
Video Surveillance Storage Duration Average Is 1 Month on Jan 06, 2017
IPVM statistics show that 1 month duration for video surveillance storage is, by far, the most common used. However, in contrast to 2012, there...
Introduction To Burglar Alarm Systems on Jan 04, 2017
While alarm systems are popular, balancing between the right level of protection, the appropriate components and an acceptable price can be very...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Avigilon Responds to Direct Sales Discussion on Jan 24, 2017
In a discussion, an integrator posted that an Avigilon inside sales rep contacted him, mistakenly believing he was an end user, looking to set an...
WDR Shootout 2017: Low vs High Cost Cameras on Jan 24, 2017
Multi-exposure WDR was once only available in expensive cameras but in the past few years, this capability has become available even in sub $200...
Scathing Honeywell Favorability Results on Jan 24, 2017
Honeywell is one of the biggest brands in security, with offerings for intrusion, fire, wire, video surveillance, access control, plus they own one...
2Gig Expands Into Commercial Intrusion With Vario on Jan 23, 2017
2GIG, an alarm product manufacturer best known for their wireless products, has introduced a new line of wired panels aimed at the commercial...
Integrator Service Vehicle Guide on Jan 23, 2017
Few assets are as commonly used by integrators and installers as their service vehicles. 125 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their...
Goodbye Samsung, Hello Wisenet X on Jan 23, 2017
Samsung is gone but Hanwha is back. Their latest generation Wisenet X, touts a slew of new high end features including H.265, WiseStream II,...
Vivotek Favorability Results on Jan 20, 2017
Financially, Vivotek is doing relatively well. The company did ~$130 million in 2015 revenue and 2016 revenue (through Q3 reported) was up more...
PR Firm Pleads Don't Scrap PR Spending on Jan 20, 2017
PR is not dying, warns pleads PR firm. Take 40+ year old industry PR firm LRG, who recently lamented the 'misconceptions' that: Traditional PR...
Getting Started With Your IPVM Membership on Jan 20, 2017
Here's how to get started and get the most out of your IPVM membership. Books for Members All members can download the 3 member-only books below...
Jim Cramer Sucks Up To Knightscope on Jan 19, 2017
Credit must be given to Knightscope. They are raising money right now and despite their $80 million pre-money valuation against a lowly sub $1...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact