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Yorkdale Shopping Centre adopts Genetec Security Center

Yorkdale Shopping Centre adopts Genetec Security Center

MONTRÉAL – Genetec announced that the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto has unified its security operations based on the Genetec Security Center platform. 

While also using Sipelia, AutoVu, and Mission Control in the Genetec platform, the security team at Yorkdale has been able to enhance operational efficiency, better collaborate with local police, and take a more proactive security stance the company said.

GenetecThe Yorkdale Shopping Centre consists of over two million square feet of retail space and 270 stores, offering Canada’s largest collection of designer labels and luxury brands. It also offers visitors valet services, a museum-quality art collection, and 24/7 on-site security.

“With their proprietary video system and standalone access control solution, searching for information required the security operations team to navigate between the two systems, which slowed investigations and incident response,” Genetec wrote. “Additionally, having a closed security solution held them back from exploring new technologies such as cutting-edge cameras or system integrations.”

In searching for a new video management system (VMS), Yorkdale found Genetec Security Center and Omnicast, which provided state-of-the-art video management, unified video, access control, and data from other sensors into one system. Since implementing Security Center, the Yorkdale team said it’s been able to significantly enhance operational efficiencies.

“With Security Center, we’re shaving valuable time from investigations and response, said Luca Aiello, security manager at Oxford Properties. “Our security operators can identify potential risks, retrieve critical information, and deploy on-foot officers faster within the shopping center. Overall, we’ve become far more proactive and efficient in handling anything that comes up. That ensures we keep providing an exceptional guest experience.”

The full story of the Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s unified approach to security is available online at


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