By: Jesse Davis West September 05, 2018

FaceFirst, a globally recognized leader in facial recognition, and Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open architecture, unified IP security and public safety solutions, today announced a strategic alliance. Through this relationship, the biometric algorithms in FaceFirst will integrate with Genetec™ Security Center, enabling Genetec customers to benefit from greater contextual awareness and real-time threat prevention afforded by the facial recognition capabilities in the FaceFirst system.

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The FaceFirst platform is currently being used by Fortune 500 retailers, law enforcement agencies, transportation centers, military, and other organizations to instantly identify potential threats, prevent crime, and protect public spaces. Through this integration with the unified Genetec Security Center platform, FaceFirst will now be able to provide the rich ecosystem of cross-industry Genetec customers with the power of facial recognition.

“The integration of these two powerful security solutions will contribute to helping make the world a safer place,” said Roger Angarita, Vice President of Product at FaceFirst. “Genetec end-users will now have broader options to get fast access to facial recognition capabilities that can protect public places and retail stores, as well as control access to the world’s most sensitive locations.”

Through this seamless integration, Genetec end-users will receive alerts of potential threats entering a location through the Security Center alarm dashboard in real time. Potential thieves, violent criminals, intruders, and unauthorized visitors can all be instantly identified to ensure on-site security personnel can formulate an appropriate response as quickly as possible. This integration makes it easy for Genetec customers to add the power of facial recognition to their security operations to increase situational awareness on-site.

“Genetec is happy to offer its end-users greater access to an expanding array of powerful face recognition capabilities,” stated Jordan Jaumeau, Director of Development Partnerships at Genetec. “This strategic relationship with FaceFirst will give security professionals a way to maximize awareness, security and identity management across a diverse subset of industry verticals,” added Jaumeau.

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

About FaceFirst
FaceFirst is the global market leader in highly effective facial recognition for retailers, law enforcement agencies, transportation centers and other great organizations. The patented FaceFirst platform is designed to be scalable, fast and accurate while maintaining the highest levels of security and privacy. FaceFirst provides surveillance, access control, mobile face recognition, biometric data and an underlying software platform that leverages artificial intelligence to fight theft, organized retail crime and in-store violence. FaceFirst is proudly designed, engineered and supported in the USA. For more information about FaceFirst, visit: http://www.facefirst.com/