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Genie Heads To ADI Global EXPO – South

Genie will be heading to ADI Global Expo – South, offering live demonstrations of our latest  Access Control solutions.


The event will be taking place at the Twickenham Stadium in London, on Thursday 2nd March The expo starts 9.00am, with presentations from industry experts throughout the day. Be sure to visit Genie on Stand 34 as we’ll be showcasing products from our latest Access Control Solutions including Virdi Biometric readers.

It’s FREE to attend if you register in advance! We hope you will be able to join us as this is an event you do not want to miss, with refreshments throughout the day and a lunchtime spread. To find out more info register here.

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New Three-Year Product Warranty on Wish IP and AHD Products.

Genie are proud to announce a new three-year product warranty on our WISH IP and AHD Products.

Customers will now benefit from a full 3-year warranty on our flagship WISH CCTV product range, available in AHD and IP. The new warranty applies to purchases made on 1st January 2017 onwards. This extended, comprehensive warranty period is one of the ways that Genie intends to provide exceptional service to its customer base. To know they can count on our commitment to ensuring our WISH range’s operational continuity – today, tomorrow and well into the future.

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 “We are naturally very pleased to be able to extend the warranty period on our proven WISH ranges of IP and AHD systems”

John Boorman- Sales and Marketing Director

For further information on Genie’s warranty information, click here.

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Genie Heads To Security Twenty ’17

Genie will be heading to Security Twenty ’17, offering live demonstrations of our latest Network IP and Access Control solutions.

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The event will be taking place at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, on Thursday 9th February. The conference starts 9.30am, with presentations from industry experts throughout the day. Be sure to visit Genie’s stand as we’ll be showcasing products from our latest Wish IP range which is integrated with Immix and, our latest Virdi Biometric readers.

It’s FREE to attend if you register in advance! We hope you will be able to join us as this is an event you do not want to miss. To find out more info register here.


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Genie CCTV Announces January 2017 Price Increase

Important Notice : 3rd January 2017 Price Increase


“Dear Customer

No doubt you will have seen some price increases appear from various security equipment manufacturers during the last couple of months mainly as a result of the continued poor currency exchange rates.

Genie CCTV Ltd anticipated this many months ago, and as such our stock holding has been fairly high in recent months, compared to the same period in previous years, in order to facilitate your requirements at the best pricing levels.

Sadly though, Genie CCTV Ltd will also now require to increase our prices across all product ranges from the beginning of January 2017.

Whilst nobody really likes to hear bad news regarding price increases, I’d like to stress that our prices remain frozen now, which will hopefully enable you to take full advantage, and thereby purchase your CCTV and Access Control products and systems now at the most competitive prices available in the market.

Please do take the opportunity now to look at your weekly/monthly usage of all Genie CCTV products and gain that extra saving now by ordering your stock before the new price comes into effect on the 3rd January 2017.

We do thank you for your business and we look forward to being of service again.”


Kind Regards

John L Boorman

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Genie’s Virdi AC5000 Fingerprint System is Now Approved for UK Government Use

Genie announced today that its flagship biometric fingerprint authentication system – VIRDI AC5000SC – is now approved for UK government use. For more information please contact the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).


The system is networkable or standalone, and will be included in CPNI’s trusted Catalogue of Security Equipment (CSE).

“We are pleased to hear that the our widely popular Fingerprint Authentication System is now fully approved for UK Government use. Our customers and their clients will clearly benefit from a trusted and proven biometric fingerprint system”-  John Boorman Sales and Marketing Director at Genie

The AC5000 is an IP65 rated system that can detect “fake” fingerprints available in Black and White housings, and includes a customised LED display. Join us at the UK Security Expo (London Olympia, 30 Nov- 1 Dec, 2016) for live demonstrations on stand F20. Attendance is FREE.

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Genie Heads to the UK Security Expo 2016

Genie returns to the UK Security Expo this year to showcase their latest Security Solutions.


Genie heads to UK Security Expo 2017


Join us at London’s Olympia on Stand F20, this November 30 – 1 December, where we we’ll be exhibiting at the UK Security Expo 2016!

The two-day exhibition supported by the Home Office and CPNI is organised for influential key purchasers from Government, Transport, Intelligence, Defence, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, CNI and the Private Sector.

Genie will be showcasing a variety of our latest security solutions ranging from our Immix integrated Wish IP range, Access Control, ANPR, Body Worn Cameras and In Motion Identification. We are most excited about showcasing our latest solution designed for rapid deployment in remote locations; the Eco Mobile Surveillance Trailer.


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For live demonstrations of our latest products and solutions, please visit us on Stand F20. Attendance is FREE, Click to Register.



Security Supplies Open Day

Genie Heads To The Security Supplies Show

We are excited to announce that Genie will be heading to the Security Supplies Show in Dorset next month.

The show will take place at the Hamworthy Club in Wimbourne, on Tuesday 6th September. With free parking and a BBQ from 5pm, this is set to be Security Supplies’ biggest event yet.

There’ll be a complimentary food and drink voucher for each attendee, along with a free entry to a prize raffle you do not want to miss!

Be sure to visit us on our stand, we’re very excited to be showcasing our lastest products from our Network IP range including our brand new H.265 Products.


Get more info and register to attend here.

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Genie Heads To The North West Fire and Security Exhibition 2016

Genie will be returning to the North West Fire and Security Exhibition, offering a hands on experience of what we can offer.

The event will be taking place at the DW Stadium (South Stand Suite) in Wigan, on Wednesday 7th September, starting at 10am with a breakfast roll upon arrival. Along with presentations from industry experts, there will be a lunch buffet served at 1pm with a business card raffle you do not want to miss.

Be sure to visit Genie’s stand as we’ll be showcasing products from our latest Wish IP range which is integrated with immix. We are most excited about showcasing our latest solution designed for rapid deployment in remote locations; the Eco Mobile Surveillance Trailer.

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We’ll also have our AC5000 : Virdi Fingerprint Terminal. With fake fingerprint detection, touch keyboard and multi-language settings.

For more information and to register your attendance head to the AIM Monitoring website.

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Wildlife Monitoring Case Study

Wildlife monitoring is an essential part for keeping track of animal movement patterns, habitat utilisation, breeding programmes and more. Mainly used by large organisations such as animal trusts and wildlife parks, there is a steady rise in the use of CCTV technology for wildlife monitoring. We were approached by photographer and author of CCTV for Wildlife Monitoring, Susan Young, to assist with her research for Natural England Reserves and, Woodland Trust Devon.


The Challenge

Wildlife monitoring is traditionally carried out using what are known as a Trail Cameras. Often the disadvantages of using these Trail Cameras would be the night time images, with poor detail and clarity due to the lack of IR. The user often ends up having to compromise the picture quality for its portable feature. In hindsight it is suitable for portable monitoring for short periods, but CCTV cameras are professional equipment designed to provide high quality images in various environments.

Susan was challenged with developing a portable solution for her wildlife research. Requiring reliable robust equipment that will survive in harsh environments but have a low power consumption. As the required power was coming from batteries, a low total current draw was essential to keep down the cost and weight of the batteries.

For wildlife recording it is essential to have: scheduled recording which can be implemented together with motion-detection recording; a pre-record feature so that valuable footage is not lost while the system is triggered by motion (a major problem with trail cameras). Adjustable motion recording sensitivity, the ability to record to an SD card as well as reliable operation from a battery are additional valuable feature. The proposed system would need to be able to operate in harsh environments over a long period of time.


Genie supplied Susan Young with the Compact SD-DVR single channel Digital Video Recorder which provides high resolution video and audio recording. The DVRs were configured for motion triggered recording with prerecording enabled to ensure that the desired footage was captured. As both the DVR and cameras are low voltage with very low current draw it as an ideal solution for the need of a battery powered system. In conjunction to the DVR’s Susan used a Genie High resolution low voltage IP67 rated camera to capture the required footage in both day and night time.

With the combination of our ZD2812IR/ACW  analogue camera’ power consumption, quality images, noise reduction, smart IR and other advanced features were also valuable. The system coped well with the UK weather and conditions. Working almost continuously from Spring to Autumn on the first deployment and then from Spring to Summer the following year.  The system proved to be most useful when capturing fast moving wildlife (such as bats seen in the video below), reducing the loss of motion.

The benefit of having in-motion recording and scheduled recording is to maximize on recording capacity and power efficiency as the system is only recording when there is motion or as per schedule.

Young solved the weather problem by putting the DVR and battery in a waterproof case. The box was securely chained to a tree and covered with camouflage, keeping it hidden and secure within a public park.


Susan successfully completed her research for her book, CCTV for Wildlife Monitoring. Concluding the many advantages of CCTV. Primarily being that there’s a higher quality imagery compared to the traditional remote camera setup.

Her work has not only highlighted the limitless scale of CCTV used to capture animals in their habitats but, its availability to all wildlife enthusiasts whether they’re an amateur, ecologist or animal conservation institution.




“The Genie SD-DVR is the only recorder in its class that I have found that has the required features at a reasonable cost.”

“Few suppliers seem willing to give after-sales support. Genie was recommended to me as a manufacturer of good products, and the fact that the company was in the UK and approachable was a great plus in its favour.”

–Susan Young (Photographer and Author)-

For further information on CCTV for Wildlife Monitoring visit Susan Young’s book of the same name is available for purchase now.


Download Wildlife Monitoring Case Study PDF