Decrypting exported video files - Security Center 5.6

Security Center User Guide 5.6

Security Center 5.6

To view exported video files in Security Desk or the Genetecâ„¢ Video Player that are encrypted (GEK files), you must decrypt them.

What you should know

If you try to open a GEK file from the Vault tool or from Windows file explorer, you are required to enter a password before viewing the video.


  1. From the home page, do one of the following:
    • Click Tools > Vault.
    • Open the Video file explorer task, and select the folder that contains the encrypted GEK video file.
  2. Navigate to the folder that contains the encrypted GEK video file, and select it from the report pane.
  3. Select the encrypted video file, and click Decrypt file ().
  4. In the Encryption key field, type the password that was specified when the file was encrypted or exported, and then click Decrypt.


The video file is converted into a G64 or G64xfile. The video file can now be viewed in a Security Desk tile or the Genetecâ„¢ Video Player.