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VICTOR UNIFIED VMS AND VIDEOEDGE NVR VERSION 5.0 FOCUSES ON IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY

The latest version of victor Unified Video Management Systems and VideoEdge Network Video Recorders presents a contemporary User Interface (UI) that enhances operator productivity and new analytic features that improve a customer’s visibility of their entire environment.

victor and VideoEdge 5.0 adds a rich feature set that includes license plate recognition, perimeter detection, camera-based failover redundancy and several other advanced surveillance features, delivering greater command and control capabilities when time is of the essence.

VideoEdge 5.0 Feature Highlight

Highlights of the 5.0 Release:

Features in Detail:

New user interface offers task-based workflows for increased efficiency and better overall operator experience

victor’s transformed interface has been redesigned to offer a task-based workflow approach. The new UI moves from an antiquated ribbon bar to a contemporary navigation pane (complete with tool tips) to significantly reduce the number of clicks needed for day-to-day surveillance activities.  This focus on efficiency is well-illustrated by the new “home” view that automatically remembers frequently used operator actions and presents those in a “Recent Items” tab upon login.

The new UI is available in dark and light theme options; the dark option is well-suited for dimly lit command center environments and has been proven to reduce eye strain while improving video quality.

Far beyond a simple re-skin, the new interface simplifies forensic investigating and live viewing and provides the foundation for UI consistency across all victor and VideoEdge applications. And, while the change in UI is dramatic in appearance and increased operator efficiency, the changes are so intuitive that the learning curve is surprisingly short.

VideoEdge 5.0 New User Interface

Speaking of improved user experience…

We have enhanced victor’s Dynamic Views by adding right-click options to bring up device lists and detailed information about those devices (name, IP address, health status).

VideoEdge 5.0 Dynamic View
Right-click options streamline operations

In addition, we have simplified an operator’s ability to view alarms and events with ‘filter and sort’ options in the Event Viewer.

VideoEdge 5.0 Event Viewer
Filter and sort options provide a much cleaner view of alarms and events.


License Plate Recognition helps identify, track and analyze vehicles for improved outdoor surveillance

License Plate Recognition (LPR) from victor and VideoEdge helps security operators identify, track and analyze vehicles for improved outdoor surveillance and better awareness of surroundings. This analytic can identify license plates in both stop & go and slow-moving traffic (≤ 20mph), and will trigger real-time alarms and automatically begin recording when blacklisted vehicles enter a restricted area.

Operators utilize “fuzzy match” with Smart Search, victor/VideoEdge’s forensic search engine, to identify commonly confused characters, such as 8 and B, to generate a list of possible matches. Smart Search can also place asterisks (*) and question marks (?) to correlate recorded video and searches when only a portion of a license plate number is known.

For optimal performance, we recommend Illustra Flex IP Bullet or Illustra Pro 2MP Mini-Dome cameras, or equivalent IP cameras with WDR and high shutter speed.

Object Perimeter Detection analytic rule triggers an alarm when a zone is approached or breached

The new perimeter detection analytic rule, now included in the VideoEdge Video Intelligence and Analytics package, can trigger an alarm if a configured zone is approached or breached, and can be used for real-time alarms or forensic analysis.

VideoEdge TrickleStor technology provides edge-based failover redundancy

VideoEdge’s new TrickleStor feature adds cost-effective redundancy by allowing the video that is recorded on Illustra IP cameras’ SD cards to trickle back to the VideoEdge NVR in the event of communication failure or network outage.  If communication between the NVR and cameras is interrupted, the camera automatically detects the anomaly and begins recording to its internal micro SD card, storing up to 128GB of video depending on the camera. Once the connection is restored, the recorded video is then seamlessly transferred back to the NVR’s hard drive.

 

New integration with Shooter Detection System

The new integration with Shooter Detection System’s gunshot detection solution ties immediate gunshot detection alerts with victor and VideoEdge to pull cameras to the shooting incident.

This enables operators to rapidly identify shot location on a floor plan, and provide emergency response instructions for instant situational awareness to a shooting event into one interface.

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Penn State Upgrades Security System with Tyco Security Products Solution

The Challenge
Penn State University wanted to move to a single security and event management platform for its residence halls and other group facilities on campus.

Penn State

The Solution
Penn State selected a unified Tyco Security Products solution to protect and manage its campus.

Benefits
  • Improved image quality to quickly identify activity in a variety of lighting conditions
  • Reduced expenses retooling locks and replacing lost cards
  • Easily managed access rights and track activity of each user with powerful audit trail
  • Accelerated investigation searches with intuitive video management system interface
  • Streamlined and automated processes

Fond-du-Luth Casino Upgrades to Tyco Security Products IP Solution

The Challenge
Fond-du-Luth Casino in Minnesota recently went through a major renovation. During construction, Fond-du-Luth wanted to upgrade to a full IP video surveillance system while still remaining open to the public 24/7. The casino needed a video management system that would simplify everyday tasks and IP cameras that would provide clear image quality and greater coverage.

The Solution
Fond-du-Luth Casino selected a complete Tyco Security Products solution to cost-effectively migrate from analog to IP.

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New American Dynamics RAID Storage System Reduces Downtime

American Dynamics has released a new version of the RAID Storage System for VideoEdge network video recorders (NVR). This includes enhancements to the NVR archived storage and improved battery back-up capabilities to reduce downtime and ensure your data is properly backed up.

Key Features:
  • Store critical video and audio longer
  • Minimize video loss and hard drive failure with RAID 5
  • High reliability with redundant power supplies and hot swappable drives
  • Expandable to 630TB of video storage with expansion unit
  • Cost-efficient, reliable storage solution optimized for video surveillance
  • Reduces power/cooling costs and total cost of ownership
  • Supports iSCSI and Fiber FC interfaces
  • Ideal for mid-large-sized installations or cloud data centers

Using an American Dynamics RAID storage system gives users one unified solution to administer and monitor video storage and recorders. This single user interface reduces the complexity and cost of integrating disparate solutions.

Learn more about our RAID storage system.

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.

Application Engineers

American Dynamics understands the needs of the field and has a team of application engineers to provide support in developing solutions.

Project Configurations

Our application engineers provide extensive experience in project consulting and pre-sales support. If you need assistance designing the most effective security solution, our trained team can help you:

  • Walk you through using the IP Bandwidth & Storage Calculator to properly estimate storage needs
  • Provide configuration suggestions for camera placement, storage calculations,
  • Understand bandwidth requirements
  • Select appropriate options for servers
  • Offer CAD drawings of configurations
  • Recommend video security installation best practices

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Pricing & Inventory Questions

The Tyco Security Products application engineers can answer questions within a few hours about products in stock or the timeline for delivery of a desired order. Additionally, they can assist with return material authorizations (RMA) if necessary.

Sales Support

The application engineers can also assist with customer meetings and presentations. Tyco provides this resource for dealers to collaborate with in-house sales engineers to create winning sales presentations and demos for customers. Additionally, they can answer technical questions and troubleshoot customer issues.

Contact Our Application Engineers

To contact the team, email videoapps@tycoint.com or call +1.800.507.6268 option 2.

VideoEdge Go Mobile App Now Available for Android

The VideoEdge Go mobile app is now available for Android devices. Access live and recorded video from your VideoEdge network video recorders with the VideoEdge go mobile app. This allows you to conduct investigations and stay up to date on activity in their facilities any time of day from your mobile device.

VideoEdge Live Video

VideoEdge Go allows users to:

  • Immediately view and respond to events from anywhere any time of day
  • Download free for any number of users
  • Search and playback recorded video
  • Save images and video clips to device image gallery to quickly send via email or text message
  • Create fixed views from multiple recorders or sites for easy daily use
  • Control PTZ cameras or perform digital zoom functions

The latest mobile app version supports VideoEdge 4.2 and higher. Android v4.4 and above is recommended.

Download the app now
VideoEdge Go App

The VideoEdge Go mobile app is also available for iOS.

If you have any questions, contact your local sales representative.

New VideoEdge Rackmount NVR Offers Greater Capacity and Reliability

The new American Dynamics line of VideoEdge rackmount Network Video Recorders (NVR) will replace the existing VideoEdge NVR R720. These NVRs provide greater storage capacity and reliability with enhanced features.

VideoEdge NVR Storage

  • Increased storage capacity – Store up to 96TB of video
  • Uninterrupted operation – Video preservation in the event of one drive failure with RAID5 storage
  • Protects against single power failure with redundant power supplies
  • Pre-loaded with VideoEdge v4.7 for easy video management

Learn more about the new American Dynamics VideoEdge Rackmount NVRs. If you have any questions, contact your local sales representative.

Airport security soars on strength of integrated platform

Ever expanding and seemingly always in flux, airports present great opportunities but also major challenges for security integrators and security technology providers.

Airport Security Today

Today’s modern airports are security-centric enterprises that have multi-faceted surveillance and access control systems. Although airport security was heightened after the terrorist attacks in the United States on 9/11, anytime these facilities undergo some degree of modernization or add to their footprint, they are presented with the prospect of taking security to the next level.

However, any changes to an airport security system must take into account the substantial technological investment that has already been made as well as the importance of keeping the systems manageable on 24/7 basis.

About Izmir Airport

At Turkey’s Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, this blending of old and new occurred as the airport constructed a new domestic terminal with a security system that needed to mesh with the one in the existing terminal installed more than 10 years earlier.

While the airport’s operator TAV-Ege was eager to introduce IP-based products into the new terminal, it also wanted to leverage its existing and still highly functional components from the old terminal such as analog cameras.

Izmir Airport

Solution

To meet the airport’s needs, together with the help of integrator Sensormatic Guvenlik Hizmetleri, Tyco Security Products presented airport officials with an integrated solution that could accommodate the 700 analog cameras from the old terminal, while also handling the 600 new IP cameras from the newly constructed building.

The installation of modern VideoEdge network video recorders (NVR) from American Dynamics and backbone systems like the victor unified security solution and Software House’s C-CURE 9000 security and event management platform ensured that the airport would manage both old and new cameras and access systems seamlessly from a single platform.

Izmir Security Center

The new unified platform also brought a fuller feature set to the airport, offering video analytics within the NVRs so security staff could:

  • Recognize and address threats more easily
  • Save time with real-time alerts of objects abandoned
  • Intelligent, powerful analytics automate security operations
  • Greatly reduce time searching for incident evidence
  • Presents better control of restricted areas through the C-CURE access control system
  •  Brings together CCTV and access so system operators can now view video along with any alarms that occurs

Even as the capabilities of the system have increased, however, the ability to manage it remains intuitive and straightforward, which is critical in a potentially high-risk environment like a major airport.

Izmir Security camera

As Turkey’s fourth busiest airport, Tyco Security Products complete solution has poised Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport for growth and scalability to allow for future system upgrades and even camera additions if warranted.

And as more airports undergo this type of expansion, the demand for integrated solutions that bring old and new systems together should only increase.

Read the entire case study.

Learn more about how Tyco Security Products
can help you easily migrate from analog to IP.