Genetec Announces Next Generation SV-16 Network Security Appliance


Third Generation Turnkey System to Feature Hardware Advancements and Larger Storage Capacity

Genetec-LogoGenetec, a manufacturer of unified IP security solutions has announced the SV-16v3 network security appliance. The latest addition in the Genetec SV family of network security appliance will be powered by an Intel® Core i3 processor for greater processing speed, flexibility and value for customers. It will also offer connectivity to the Genetec Cloud Archives Service for extended video retention and reduced storage investment. The new SV-16v3 will be shown at ASIS 2015 in Anaheim, CA (Sept. 28- Oct.1st) in booth #2639, and is expected to be available via the Genetec worldwide distribution network before end of 2015.

With support for the Security Center Mobile and Web Client, the SV-16v3 network security appliance will provide real-time notifications, alarm management and video viewing within Security Center from any location. The pre-installed SV Control Panel will offer a streamlined step-by-step set-up and configuration wizard for quick deployment.  An automatic update tool will assure the latest software versions are installed as soon as the system is set-up.

The SV-16v3 has been redesigned with a new case and packaging to maintain a consistent small form factor. New internal hardware updates and software will provide better recording and support for local video decoding, doubling as an operator workstation that provides a convenient and versatile solution for small camera and door count deployments.

“The SV-16v3 is one of the most versatile turnkey network security appliances for both our enterprise and small-and-medium size businesses including retail and banking, and it comes complete with a full version of Security Center. The new hardware and storage features will ensure top performance for any end-user,” said Jimmy Palatsoukas, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Genetec, Inc.

About the SV-16

The Genetec SV-16 network security appliance provides a turnkey system for deploying a unified or standalone video surveillance and access control system. Designed to support up to 16 edge devices and display video and access control events locally, the SV-16 appliance provides an ideal solution to enable customers to consolidate multiple remote sites within a single security environment, or for use in small installations with the need to unify security operations such as video surveillance and access control. The SV-16 is compatible with a wide range of IP cameras, encoders, readers and door controllers, supported by a comprehensive ecosystem of technology partners, allowing customers to choose the hardware that will best suit their application needs.

The SV-16 provides a unified view of video and access control events, allowing operators to rapidly respond to incidents, with access to powerful search and reporting tools that help accelerate investigations. Operators can verify cardholder pictures against live or recorded video associated to access control events for doors within the system, and automatically trigger alarms based on video and access control events.

Because Security Center is an open-architecture platform, customers can choose to use the edge devices from their preferred vendors with the SV-16. This flexibility enables customers to preserve existing edge devices, and reducing the overall cost of transitioning to a new system. As new hardware is released to the market, customers wanting to upgrade their system can take advantage of hardware integration packs to integrate new edge devices with their SV-16.

For organizations requiring a security system that will span multiple sites, the SV-16 allows customers to easily deploy Security Center across distributed locations, while maintaining all monitoring operations as part of a single system. With support for Security Center Federation, independent sites can also choose to share access to some or all their cameras with other departments and organizations to facilitate centralized monitoring across multiple locations, while maintaining the local autonomy of each site.

About Genetec

Genetec develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and license automatic plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec Inc. is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, 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 physical security systems. For more information about Genetec, visit: