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VIDIZMO: An Alternative to Genetec

By Maham Zaidi

The venture capitalist Marc Andreessen once said that software is eating the world. You don’t have to look very far to see that in action. Talking about the tech-savvy world we live in now, where everything has become digital and has also affected consumer behavior as well. Consumers look for user-friendly, easy-going devices that offer peace of mind and convenience to make their workflow smooth. The same is the case for criminal justice departments as well. While running short on time, they need fast and easy solutions to get criminals behind bars ASAP!  

We see how technology trends in law enforcement have taken a fast track, such as: 

  • Virtual reality training 
  • Artificial intelligence  
  • Wearable tech 
  • Social media 
  • Smartphones 
  • Digital evidence management software 

And many more to name, but all these gadgets have been brought to aid the police force to do their work efficiently and effectively for which their requirements should be fulfilled. Let’s see some of the problems that consumers are facing. 

Problems Customers are Facing 

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If we would like to buy a product, firstly we would like to know the complete information regarding it, the specifications, features, what it offers, and how it can help us. If that information is not readily available for the consumer, then ah oh! It is a hassle! While buying digital evidence management products, we need to be very keen and particular about consumer needs.  

Some digital evidence management websites are a big NO-NO when it comes to being user-friendly. Consumers find it convenient when they can quickly get what they want, and it fits their requirements, but they must read about the product when they visit the specific website. So many technicalities kill the motive of buying of the consumer. Product is available, but no further information makes it painstaking for consumers to search rigorously and tiresome, which gets them demotivated, which is not a good sign.  

So many websites ask for sign-ins for specific information about the products, which makes a consumer annoyed. Consumers looking for digital evidence management products do not have the time to go through 400 to 500 pages of user guides or stick to their screens to keep searching for the right product. They need instant, reliable, and fast solutions to their problems! Which yeah, technically isn’t available... oh well. 

In the digital era where various video gadgets and vast video data is all over the place, there are significant storage issues as well for which relevant software is needed to get the job done, flexible options that can fit according to the requirement of the customer, which is hard to get at one site, again a whole new process of searching starts which consumes more time and that means more criminals running free on the streets! 

Eye-Catching Features for Public Safety 

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Public safety & law enforcement agencies have increasingly started using digital records as evidence, such as surveillance videos, electronic documents, audio recordings, camera pictures and others in the court of law. As such, they have been overwhelmed by the need to collect, store, manage, analyze and share large amounts of digital evidence from various sources such as bodycams, dashcams, CCTV cameras, phone call recordings, and more.  

The main trending features that every public safety agency looks for are artificial intelligence, automatic transcription, flexible deployment, evidence security, chain of custody, role-based access control, redaction, intelligent search, integration, various portals for different stakeholders and many more. 

In the niche digital evidence management market, we see various companies work for public safety and offer multiple products for their customers, and cater to their needs differently. In the list comes Genetec as well. If we talk about a digital evidence management system, Genetec will not be a known name preferred. It has a relatively more minor brand image in the digital evidence security market. 

Their evidence management system is known as Genetec Clearance. However, the company provides a video management system and physical security, their forte, not specifically for digital evidence management. They provide consumers with physical security solutions more than software solutions that consumers require. We all know that software is a game-changer. Suitable hardware won’t just do.  

Simplicity: 

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VIDIZMO website has all information readily available and can lead to specific features and adequate information to provide to the customers. Genetec has exceptional physical security products and different specifications. Still, while searching the website, the product information is not readily available, making it difficult for consumers to know about its features and decide what they want to buy. Hidden information precisely for product-based companies leads to a drop in sales due to consumer confusion and inability to decide. 

Multi-Tenancy: 

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Multitenancy is vital in this techno world. MSSPs can manage and monitor multiple security systems for numerous customers all in one place. They have a public communication and evidence sharing process by community connect but no multi-tenancy. When MSSPs can centrally manage everything with multitenancy, they can increase scalability, reduce cost, and improve security. VIDIZMO, on the other hand, provides different portals for more accessible and smoother evidence ingestion and communication with the public, public defenders, prosecutors, police officers etc., keeping safety intact and in mind. 

Storage Solutions: 

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We all know how data is all over the world now and crossing tera to petabytes. Globally, Internet video traffic will reach 127.8 Exabytes per month in 2020, up from 33.7 Exabytes per month in 2015. Globally, total Internet video traffic (business and consumer, combined) will be 79% of all Internet traffic in 2020, up from 63% in 2015, according to CISCO. All this data needs to be stored and managed quickly and efficiently, and how will we do that? Through flexible deployment options for various customers, which could be cloud solutions, on-premise or hybrid, but when it comes to Genetec, they provide the only cloud-hosted solutions, which will not be able to cater to the on-premise or hybrid customers. In an on-premises environment, enterprises retain all their data and fully control what happens to it, for better or worse. Companies in highly regulated industries with extra privacy concerns are more likely to hesitate to leap into the cloud before others because of this reason. Also, different customers look for additional requirements, so Genetec will only be able to cover cloud solutions.  

While VIDIZMO is giving all three storage solutions and flexible deployment options for customers' specific requirements, providing on-premise, cloud and hybrid solutions, making data storage easy and reliable. 

Information Available Easily: 

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Websites are the first impact on a buying potential of a consumer, it provides information, keeps them engaged and grasped, also leads them to the right product but some sites require sign-ins on every additional information and are not user friendly which makes it difficult for consumers and is also a setback. Genetec, while providing such various products, lacks in this area as well. As soon as we go towards the specifications of the products, it requires a sign-in that makes the consumer confused about their choice as lack of information can make them demotivated, and going for an in-depth search is not everyone’s go-to. VIDIZMO is more user-friendly, and all the information is readily available on the website to clarify every doubt a consumer has in their mind. Every product and service is adequately defined and will successfully guide the consumers towards their desired product with different information resources, such as blogs, white papers, brochures, used cases, etc. 

Digital Evidence Management: 

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Genetec is more focused on physical security rather than software. In contrast, VIDIZMO is a one-stop digital evidence management system, providing all essential features in one platform, making it easier for consumers to fulfill their requirements. Genetec does not provide all features of digital evidence management entirely; it is scattered with less information available on it and also not so well known in the market when it comes to digital evidence management software. VIDIZMO is a more go-to option in regard to digital evidence management systems. 

Conclusion 

If you are looking for a one-stop-shop for physical security, then Genetec is your choice. Still, if you want an all-rounder in digital evidence management software with exceptional features, then VIDIZMO is the best choice available. 

Yes! VIDIZMO is the solution to most of your problems. The best-in-class video streaming, CMS, and Digital Evidence Management System. Recognized in IDC Marketspace*, VIDIZMO Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) simplifies and streamlines ever-increasing digital evidence by providing a robust platform to ingest, store, manage and share evidence in a centralized repository while ensuring the highest levels of security and compliance like CJIS. DEMS can be deployed on-premises, on the cloud, or in a hybrid infrastructure. A full-proof digital evidence management software solution, with all modern, latest features, user-friendly, easy-use website, and all information on features and specifications easily available with no sign-ins to bug you!  

Recognized in IDC MarketScape*, VIDIZMO Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) streamlines the process of securing, managing, searching, analyzing, and sharing ever-increasing digital evidence.

VIDIZMO is:                                                    

  • Customer-centric 
  • Flexible 
  • Intelligent 
  • Compliant  
  • Reliable 

Law enforcement must manage a large volume of evidence, segregate content department-wise, protect evidence integrity, prepare legal transcripts and analyze sensitive data. This is time-consuming and takes their attention away from their primary job – serving and protecting the people. A centralized evidence management solution will help law enforcement agencies cut down on time & resources for searching, organizing, analyzing, and sharing digital evidence. 

Artificial intelligence technologies hold immense potential to solve business challenges in a data-driven age of digital ubiquity while driving organizational efficiency, workforce productivity, cost savings, and market competitiveness. Your organization can harness a broad range of artificial intelligence solutions, such as facial, speech, and object recognition, OCR, machine transcription and closed captioning, multilingual translation, powerful in-video search, and much more to help transform your business potential in a wide range of use cases. VIDIZMO realizes the importance of safeguarding your digital evidence. To maintain the highest levels of security, VIDIZMO provides an array of customizable controls for its digital evidence management solutions such as single sign-on authentication, controls for access and permissions, audit logs, content segregation, DRM encryption more to ensure the security and privacy of your data. 

Learn more about VIDIZMO 

It is necessary to maintain the integrity of digital evidence to present it in a court of law. Ensure evidence authenticity by maintaining a complete chain of custody and leveraging features such as end-to-end encryption, access control, and more. Redact Sensitive Data from Digital Evidence Law enforcement agencies often need to redact certain events and personal identifiable information (PII) from evidence to identify the suspect. Effectively redact sensitive information from audios and videos before releasing them to the public and meet compliance requirements such as GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and more. VIDIZMO Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) eliminates data silos to store, search, analyze and share evidence from a single, centralized location. Use one system to save all digital evidence from multiple sources (dashcams, bodycams, CCTVs, etc.). 

Control and track digital evidence in the evidence library. Evidence library helps law enforcement agencies overcome resource constraints and comes to grips with the challenges associated with digital evidence management by providing case folders, metadata, and tagging to organize, manage, and analyze digital evidence. This allows law enforcement officers to save precious time otherwise spent on administrative tasks related to evidence. 

“Consolidate and Manage All Digital Evidence in One System 

For law enforcement agencies, quickly receiving and sharing evidence for inter and intra-agency collaboration is essential for more compelling cases. Traditional methods for sharing evidence, such as physical storage devices, can be timely and inefficient. Enable law enforcement agencies to digitally transmit and collect evidence using DEMS for a faster and more secure process. 

Officers often must search through piles of evidence which diverts their focus from more important tasks such as field operations. DEMS AI-powered search helps officers quickly retrieve evidence and search inside evidence to find faces, objects, spoken/displayed words, and more, so they can spend more time on their field and less time chained to their desks. Save time in manually preparing legal transcripts 

Take control of ever-increasing digital evidence with a secure Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) to simplify ingestion, storage, sharing, and tracking of evidence in a centralized repository with VIDIZMO. 

In short, VIDIZMO is your go-to buddy when facing problems in digital evidence management systems. 

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Posted by Maham Zaidi

Tags: Digital Evidence Management, Genetecalternative, genetecvsvidizmo

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