Britain's National Exhibition Centre chooses Genetec for its unified video security and traffic management system

The NEC occupies a 610-acre site, with more than 186,000 square meters of covered exhibition space across 20 interconnecting halls


The NEC is now also leveraging Genetec Security Center for two very unique business applications. On the video side, the security team has set up a dedicated exhibitor server and is leasing video surveillance services to exhibitors during trade shows and events. With temporary cameras installed, this revenue-generating application is facilitated by partitions in Security Center. On the LPR side of the system, the NEC has made a VIP parking service available to visitors by using AutoVu for gated access control. Exhibitor attendees can now go online and book their VIP parking in advance, using their vehicle number plate. Upon entering the parking lot, the AutoVu cameras scan the vehicle number plate, compare it to the pre-paid database, which then allows or denies entry.

The next plans the NEC have for the continued extension of its Omnicast installation, is to provide remote video access to the police. Beyond that, the NEC also plans to implement the same security system design at its sister venue, The National Indoor Arena in central Birmingham. Thanks to the Federation features of Security Center, which seamlessly bridge independent sites as one virtual system, the NEC will be able to monitor all activities across all their sites from their main Operations Centre, while still keeping server and storage facilities independent.