American Dynamics Introduces victor 4.8.1

The latest version of American Dynamics victor video management system (VMS) software and VideoEdge intelligent network video recorders (NVR) simplifies administration and speeds up security investigations. Version 4.8.1 includes the following new features:

Watch this video to see the new features in this release.


Presentation Builder & Timeline Bookmarks 

victor introduces the ability to create timeline bookmarks and package all incident-related materials into an incident report for a single, concise loss case. To reduce post-event investigation time, operators can drag and drop notes, maps, images and other documents into a case to stitch together succinct video evidence of an event for use by law enforcement, human resources or risk management personnel. Navigate through the video by moving the red bar to the left or right. By right clicking the incident, users can export the incident report to a folder that contains all the components of the case. When playing back the incident, the entire case will be displayed with all related case material.

To save post-event investigation time, the new timeline bookmark feature allows operators to mark video for quick replay when something of interest has been observed. Marked event video can quickly be imported into case investigations.

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Scheduled Clip Downloads

Operators can improve their bandwidth management by scheduling video clip retrieval for off-peak network times when more network resources are available. Scheduling clip downloads gives security operators the ability to queue sizeable clips or a substantial number of clip downloads for the end of their shift or during down times. To access this feature, users must first ensure the remote directory is configured.victor_4.8.1_scheduled_clip_downloads

When creating a clip, users can select save and then under the clip saving configuration on the right-hand side of the screen, select a specific time from the “Download” drop down menu. Choose from several pre-populated times or choose specify to enter a custom time. In the “clips” tab, users will see a tool tip showing the time and date of the download.


Map Enhancements

victor users can increase their awareness of an overall site layout by adding a geographic information systems (GIS) map. For example, these GIS maps show landmarks around campuses to improve knowledge on how to approach an area where security action is needed. Simply go to the” Builds” tab and choose “New” under “Maps.” Users can now select the checkbox for “GIS Maps” and  see a dropdown of background maps for operators use.

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This version of victor also includes enhancements for Unified client. allows C•CURE 9000 map importing to save setup time and further unify with the access control system. To import a map, go to the Builds tab and select Show C•CURE Maps. This will display all the maps within the C•CURE 9000 system. victor also imports map objects such as doors for automated map setup.  Each icon on the map is fully functional upon import so users can right click to lock and unlock doors and open in swipe and show.

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Point-of-Sale Enhancement

For retail applications, victor 4.8.1 enhances the point-of-sale (POS) display to show receipt data alongside the corresponding live video for instant visual verification and simplified monitoring of fraud and theft. Retail companies can more quickly identify if something suspicious is employee fraud or just cashier misuse with the new POS text streaming.

The receipt data can be shown along with or without video. POS receipt data can sync with one or multiple cameras.

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victor & VideoEdge Silent Install

The new victor silent install simplifies the installation process for victor servers. Security installers will now be prompted through a pre-installation form and checklist before installation. This will automate the installation process to ensure no configuration areas are missed minimizing configuration time.


Email Journal Reports

To save reporting time, users can now configure reports and email them directly from victor. First, users must configure their email preferences under the “setup” tab and “system values” section. Configure the mailbox address, SMTP server password, SMTP port number and SMTP FQDN. To run the report, go to “Home” tab, under “Reports and Data Visualization” update the available date range, reports category and template. Users then simply click the “Execute” button at the bottom of the display to run the reports. Users also can email the Excel report as an attachment.

View a video on configuring this new feature.


Role & Privilege Enhancements

This version of victor includes enhancements for Unified client improves the synchronization between setting operator permissions for victor roles and Software House C•CURE 9000 privileges. This consolidates an operator’s setup, saving time and unifying video security and access control.

Roles are the permissions that dictate the functions an operator can and cannot perform within victor.  You can name the new user while also selecting which clients the user should have access to by checking the box next to any of the following:

Each role starts with full system access by default. To save time, uncheck the “allow view all” check box to remove access to all systems.

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Users can also select the configuration buttons that a user can see.

Under the device access section at the bottom, select the “Type Exceptions” icon to give privileges to certain actions including:

  • Show
  • Edit
  • Find in Journal
  • Find on map
  • Instant Playback
  • Live audio
  • Run PTZ
  • Search and Retrieve
  • Update PTZ

Users can also select the “Object exceptions” icon to see all the servers and cameras on the system. For each device, users can update the actions for those specific devices by unchecking the boxes on the right hand side.

ISC West 2016 Review

ISC West, held on April 6 – 8, 2016, drew large crowds to the Tyco Security Products / American Dynamics booth. We hope you had the opportunity to stop by and speak to our representatives on the latest American Dynamics features. In case you missed us, here’s a brief recap of all the new programs and functionalities demonstrated in the booth.

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victor & VideoEdge version 4.8.1

ISC West attendees received an advanced preview of the latest features being released in victor and VideoEdge version 4.8.1.

  • Presentation Builder – Streamlines case management by consolidating all event documentation into one package for simplified evidence exporting and digitally authenticating video clips.
  • Scheduled Clip Downloads – Improve bandwidth management by scheduling video clip retrieval during off-peak network times
  • Point-of Sale Enhancement – Instant visual verification with receipt data displaying alongside corresponding video
  • Map Importing – Save setup time by unifying with Software House C•CURE 9000  map importing

Watch the short demonstration below as Chris Hanna shows the new victor 4.8.1 point-of-sale (POS) enhancement.

New Cyber Protection Program

Tyco Security Products introduced its new cyber protection program for victor, VideoEdge, Software House C•CURE 9000 and Illustra at ISC West. This new program presents a holistic approach to cyber security awareness for physical security through a six-part program:

  • Secure Product Development Practices
  • Inclusive Protection
  • Configuration Guidelines
  • Rigorous Testing
  • Rapid Response
  • Educate and Advocate

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Physical and cyber attackers have more sophisticated tools and understanding of network-based systems than ever before, shining a spotlight in particular on the vulnerabilities of security implementations for government and large, multinational customers.

Will Brown, Senior Engineering Manager, Regulatory and Product Security, presented Tyco Security Products cyber security insights during his panel session, The Convergence of Physical and Cyber Security: Recognizing the Readiness of IP-Based Systems, at ISC West. In case you missed the session, here are a few takeaways:

Cyber Security Presentation

  • Ask your manufacturer about their cyber security program and their tactics for protecting against cyber security attacks
  • Configure access control and video system to be compliant with relevant industry standards such as FISMA
  • Ensure your online footprint does not lead to a potential attack

Download our cyber protection program guide to learn more.

If you missed us at ISC West, feel free to reach out to your local sales representative to find out more.

American Dynamics Training Product Voucher Available

American Dynamics offers hands-on learning experience on the installation, deployment and configuration of VideoEdge network video recorders (NVR).  The victor and VideoEdge Installer training classes are held throughout North America. This three-day training class covers the basic configuration of victor Application server and victor unified client.

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Course topics include:

  • VideoEdge software
  • NVR archiving
  • NVR failover
  • Point-of-sale integration on victor
  • Video analytics
  • Third-party integrations
  • victor backup

View the available training classes.

New Product Vouchers Available

Attend an American Dynamics VideoEdge Installer training class from April until June 30, 2016 and receive a voucher to be used when purchasing American Dynamics IP video security solution products. All attendees who pay in excess of $1,000 for the training will be eligible for a voucher. Each voucher will be for $1,000 off VideoEdge, victor and Illustra products. Vouchers will be handed out at the completion of the training class.

Redeeming Vouchers

To redeem a voucher, attendees must include the voucher number on their purchase order at the time of submission. The Tyco Security Products orders department will verify the validity of the voucher. The voucher must be redeemed by September 30, 2016. Vouchers that are not used by September 30 will be forfeited.

If you have questions regarding American Dynamics training, contact our training department at +1.561.912.6552 or annewilson@tycoint.com.