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:
- Presentation Builder & Timeline Bookmarks
- Scheduled Clip Downloads
- Map Importing
- Point-of-Sale Enhancement
- victor & VideoEdge Silent Installation
- Email Reports
- Role & Privilege Enhancements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- C•CURE monitoring stations
- C•CURE adminstration workstations
- C•CURE go
- victor Application Server web service
- victor Unified client
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.
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:
- 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.