Genetec has partnered with Vidcie to provide mobile video surveillance capabilities to law enforcement and security professionals.

Genetec, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions, and Vidcie, a specialist in mobile live video streaming services have announced the integration of Vidcie Lookout wearable camera systems with the Genetec unified security platform, Security Center.

Available in the latest release of Security Center, the integration allows Vidcie Lookout cameras to be easily enrolled within a Genetec system and seamlessly viewed and recorded alongside other video devices.

Vidcie on-body cameras provide law enforcement officers and security personnel with on-demand, hands-free live streaming video that can be transmitted from the field over cellular or Wi-Fi networks. When connected to Security Center, Vidcie cameras extend coverage and add new levels of situational awareness to security operations.

This integration will provide operators with greater awareness of real-time events from agents on patrol, as well as the ability to remotely record video streams from the scene of an incident for evidence. Intelligence built into the Vidcie server software and cameras provides dynamic real-time adaptation of video streams across mobile networks to ensure reliable, low-latency video output for the viewer.

With the integration of Vidcie cameras in Security Center, organisations can extend their surveillance operations by equipping personnel with wearable, hands-free cameras that offer a first-person point of view, or that can be used as a mobile video device in fixed positions for temporary events that require surveillance. The use of on-body cameras allows law enforcement, emergency response, and corporate security personnel to maintain video communication when either planned or unexpected events go beyond the sight of fixed surveillance perimeters.

Morgan Pasnon, Senior Technology Alliance Manager at Genetec explains that Security Center is based on an open architecture, enabling Genetec to forge partnerships with innovative technology developers and integrate new cameras when they are released.