by Brianna Crandall — January 8, 2020 — Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence, recently announced the new camera registry module for Genetec Clearance, a digital evidence management system that facilitates collaboration between public safety agencies, corporate security departments, businesses and the public.
Video evidence is an invaluable tool to help investigators review events and solve crimes. However, the process of retrieving recorded evidence from surveillance cameras deployed by cities and private businesses located nearby an incident can be cumbersome and time-consuming, which can lead to delays in an investigation and increase the risk of evidence being missed, points out Genetec.
The new camera registry module in Genetec Clearance simplifies the video request process and improves collaboration between businesses and public safety agencies. Organizations can share a registry of the cameras they’ve deployed — including surveillance cameras, body cameras, and on-board recorders from different manufacturers — to allow authorized users to rapidly identify cameras of interest and request video to assist in an investigation.
The ability for administrators to customize request forms and their required approval workflow also ensures protocols are followed when releasing video to a requesting party. Once a request is approved, encrypted recordings can automatically be sent to an authorized investigation, while also maintaining the chain of evidence. Genetec Clearance supports a variety of video codecs, so recipients can easily review recordings from a web browser without having to download and install a separate video player.
Erick Ceresato, Genetec product manager, explained:
The Genetec Clearance camera registry allows organizations to reduce the time to fulfill access requests and share video evidence between stakeholders operating across different systems, departments, and jurisdictions. The technology allows organizations to maximize the use of their staffing and provides investigators faster access to evidence to help enhance their response and focus on public safety within their communities.
For more information about Genetec Clearance and the new camera registry module, visit the Genetec website. The Montréal, Canada-based technology provider serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.