Genetec: Security Center vs. Omnicast

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Aug 29, 2011

VMS developer Genetec now offers 2 fundamental options for video surveillance applications - Security Center and Omnicast. The two are not simple licensing options where one version is a subset of another (e.g., a Pro and a Standard), Security Center and Omnicast have important functional differences. Moreover, Security Center aims to address a broader markeet. In this note, we compare the two so you can understand the tradeoffs involved.

Earlier this year, Genetec released version 5.0 of their Security Center security management system. This release added native video management to the Security Center platform. Previously, video was added to Security Center via an Omnicast plugin, requiring the user to install a separate Omnicast server. This was a notable improvement as it made it more attractive to use Security Center

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