Venezuelan landmark complex implements Genetec solution

Saint-Laurent, Canada, January 6, 2008 — Genetec announced today that the largest Office and Commercial Complex in South America, Centro Ciudad Comercial Tamanaco (CCCT), has implemented Omnicast, Genetec’s IP video surveillance solution, to protect the visitors, tenants and owners of the highly trafficked site.

Located in the eastern part of Caracas, Venezuela, the landmark structure is comprised of three shopping levels with over 450 stores, 20 restaurants, a food court, 800 individual offices distributed throughout a total of five buildings. CCCT is also home to a 150-room, full service business hotel and a separate indoor parking facility with over 5,000 parking spaces.

Currently, 90 cameras are already monitoring the elevators and the main accesses to the complex, and CCCT has future plans to expand the network, to add more cameras and to link all the video footage from vital areas back to a central monitoring station. Omnicast is also currently being fully integrated with the new intelligent fire detection system as well as the building automation system, acting as the main security platform which will streamline security procedures and offer a safer shopping and work environment for all.

"With Omnicast, cutting-edge features like Federation will eventually prove to be extremely advantageous to CCCT," claims Mr. Harold Baumgarten, Vice President at Securicon Systems. "Omnicast’s Federation allows many independent Omnicast systems to be managed as one unified system, giving CCCT the possibility to easily be integrated to the hotel’s existing Omnicast system, and even possibly to law enforcement agencies for efficient response time in case of time-sensitive emergencies."

CCCT’s management decided to shift away from their outdated analog technology and migrate directly to Genetec’s network-based solution, Omnicast, upon realizing the many advantages it proposed in comparison to DVR and most other NVR based systems. Some of these advantages include improved image quality through better bandwidth management, increased ease of video footage retrieval, and most importantly significant cost savings and investment preservation of other pre-installed surveillance technologies.

To oversee the development, deployment and maintenance of the system, CCCT’s management selected local security system integrators, Securicon Systems, C.A., for their qualifications and for their experience in the successful implementation of advanced IP surveillance solutions in the region.

Genetec is happy that they were able to work in partnership with Securicon Systems, C.A. to help CCCT provide increased safety to the people that frequent the mall. "At Genetec, we work extremely hard at driving innovation in everything that we do so that our customers can truly benefit from the technology which we create," says André Cardyn, Director of Sales for Latin America at Genetec. "CCCT is a great example of how the cutting-edge features of our innovative solutions can be fully maximized so that security decisions are made more effectively, processes are more efficient and most importantly, that people are safe."

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