Genetec to add latest version of Free-Flow with its Security Center platform
MONTREAL MAY 10, 2017 Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions will showcase the latest version of AutoVu™ Free-Flow off-street parking management solution at this year’s IPI Conference and Expo in New Orleans, at booth #1115. Designed to help increase parking enforcement efficiency by providing a real-time inventory of vehicles parked illegally in monitored parking lots, Free-Flow will now be offered within Genetec Security Center, the company’s unified security platform that combines video surveillance, access control and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR).
Catching parked vehicles in violation is a challenge for many parking organizations. Business managers estimate that they apprehend less than a quarter of parking violators. With AutoVu Free-Flow, parking enforcement officers can easily identify lots with unenforced violations and dynamically adjust their patrol routes to maximize violation capture rates. A growing number of parking property owners are investigating gateless parking to reduce vehicle congestion and provide a more convenient and efficient parking experience. AutoVu Free-Flow provides the technology to forego using gates, while maintaining compliance with parking rules.
With Free-Flow now an integral part of Security Center, parking managers will be able to monitor occupancy and violations across all their parking lots, directly from one location. Genetec™ Plan Manager provides an added interactive and graphical mapping application allows operators to better visualize and manage environments. With Plan Manager and Free-Flow in Security Center, parking lot owners will now be able to dynamically navigate and oversee a large number of properties via their installed ALPR and associated video surveillance cameras for real-time, correlative coverage.
When parking occupancy reaches a certain threshold, parking managers can rely on Free-Flow to trigger actions advising customers that parking space count is low, or the lot is full or closed using third party signage within the parking property. This allows parking officers to direct customers accordingly and better-manage lots, especially in complex urban environments.
“Free-Flow provides parking officers a real-time view of how many vehicles are in parking lots across all their facilities, and how many are parked illegally. With these precise details of where and when violations are taking place, parking managers know where to dispatch officers to ensure higher compliance,” said Charles Pitman, Product Marketing Manager at Genetec. “Taking advantage of map-based information and communicating parking availability improves the customer experience. Meanwhile, business owners gain access to a trove of data that helps them make better informed parking infrastructure and policy decisions,” added Pitman
All attendees at the IPI Tradeshow (New Orleans, May 24th 2017) are encouraged to attend ‘A Pragmatic Look at Big Data: Perspectives from License Plate Recognition’. This speaking session will be presented by Charles Pitman, Product Marketing Manager for AutoVu. The talk will be held from 9:15-10:15 AM in rooms 238 and 239 of the Ernest N Morial Convention Center.
The first series of updates for Genetec Free-Flow are expected to be available at the end of May 2017. Additional updates are planned in early July 2017, and are available through any AutoVu premier or certified fixed partner. For more information and updates on AutoVu Free-Flow, visit: https://www.genetec.com/solutions/resources/autovu-free-flow-feature-focus
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: http://www.genetec.com