School Campus Enhances Perimeter Security with Complete Tyco Security Products Solution

 About Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Wakefield Girls High School educate students in West and South Yorkshire, England. The large campus includes about 4 buildings of varying sizes some dating back to the 16th century. A 19-person governing body and 500-person teaching and support staff work to better the education for 2,100 pupils yearly.

The Challenge

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Wakefield Girls’ High School, located in Yorkshire, England, wanted a completely unified security system to secure the perimeter of the campus, while minimizing investigation time and improving security operations. Additionally, they wanted cameras that produced clear images to identify people as well as a management system that was easy to use.

Wakefield Grammar School

The Solution

After a complete site survey and evaluation, the school selected Reflex Systems of South Yorkshire, England as their integrator.

Queen Elizabeth Grammar and Wakefield School increased its security across its five-school campus with a complete Tyco Security Products solution including:

exacqVision Kantech Onboard

“They had done quite a bit of research on everything. Once they came to us, we decided that going with the Kantech embedded software was the best decision from a future-proofing point of view,” explained Steven Ward, technical director, Reflex Systems.

BenefitsIP Camera

Improved Camera Performance

With camera performance and image quality being the two most important factors for the school, the new Illustra Pro cameras give them the opportunity to cover all entry and exit points on campus and see critical details in areas with no sunlight. The strong integration between exacqVision VMS software and Illustra cameras simplified the deployment and optimized the performance. exacqVision automatically discovers cameras and addresses in exacqVision with EasyConnect.

exacqVision EasyConnect

Reduced Hardware Expenses

exacqVision recorders with Kantech Onboard reduce the hardware expenses and amount of rack space needed with the access control system pre-loaded on the network video recorder. The recorder came pre-loaded and pre-licensed with Kantech EntraPass Corporate access control system software at no additional cost.  With the integration of access control and video into one system, they were able to improve response time to critical alarms and events. With exacqVision CameraLinks, school operators can quickly access the most needed commands from live view and further search video evidence associated with entry and exit points.

“The installation went absolutely seamlessly. We prewired extra IT points where cameras were going to be and when it came time to connect everything to the network, they were snapped in and up and working right away. It was a great experience.”
– David Butterfield
Estates and Contracts Manager
Wakefield Grammar School Foundation

Contact our sales team to learn more about how to utilize our solution for your school:

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exacqVision Integrates with Commend Intercom System

exacqVision has integrated with Commend intercom systems for unified audio and video recording. Commend camera equipped call stations and add-on camera modules support exacqVision video management systems (VMS) software.

Commend Intercom Solutions including stations, modules and servers for integration of speech, image and data can be found in control rooms throughout the world for increased security. For example, help and emergency call points for transport solutions, controlling barriers in car parks and controlling lifts in buildings.

Integration Benefits

  • Associate video with audio to properly verify identity of visitors at call stations
  • Automatic  display of video of pre and post alarm activities
  • Search and playback audio recordings from call stations with corresponding video
  • Easily set up event linking to start recording video based on audio triggers
  • Create exacqVision actions such as:
    • Output triggers
    • Email notifications
    • Exports
    • PTZ preset commands
  • Direct integration with Axis-based embedded cameras within intercom for enhanced control
Commend Integration

 

This integration requires exacqVision 8.0 or later and Commend software package version PRO2.1 or higher, Commend CCT800 utility 5.0.

Commend is also integrated with Software House CCURE 9000 and AC2000 access control system.

View the integration guides and learn more.

exacqVision 8.0 Release Introduces Suspect Tracking

exacqVision 8.0, the latest release of exacqVision video management system [VMS] software, is now available from Exacq.

Software Downloads

Watch this video to see the new features in exacqVision 8.0.

exacqVision 8.0 highlights:


Suspect Tracking

Suspect Tracking allows users to follow a person or object of interest through an entire scene faster. Users can configure CameraLinks, also seen as Associations in the client configuration, to set up a series of links between multiple camera views displayed by overlay boxes in live view. Each polygon can be customized by border and transparency and placed wherever you’d like in the range of view. By left double-clicking on the polygons in the live camera view, users can navigate through the scene following a person of interest.

Users can also dynamically build an export of suspect tracking in exacqVision search greatly simplifying finding video evidence. Start with the first camera of the scene and expand to additional cameras. Once all the cameras in the scene have been added, then bookmark the video and label for export.

Exacq Suspect Tracking

Under the Configuration page, navigate to the new Suspect Tracking tab. Click ‘New’ and draw the box on the camera view. Under ‘Area Configuration’ choose the camera and set the background and border.  A slider bar for opacity of the background and border can be set.

suspect-tracking-configuration

To configure suspect tracking faster on an enterprise system, select the ‘Generate from Map’ button. exacqVision will generate default links on the cameras based on  which camera is closest on the map.

Available for exacqVision Professional and Enterprise VMS software.


New CameraLinks

CameraLinks put the most needed controls at the user’s fingertips in live view.

  • Enable and disable digital PTZ mode from live view via the new CameraLink.
  • Access exacqReplay directly from live view within CameraLinks for an instant replay of video and audio events. View video in segments of  5 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes to 15 minutes.

exacqReplay CameraLink


Archive Bookmarks

Archive Bookmarks allows users to create a second copy of important video. Adding to the direct archive search introduced in exacqVision 7.8, archive bookmarks enhances video archiving to provide faster access to video and better manage bandwidth. Users closer to the archive location on the network can directly search video on the archive without routing data through the recorder.

Enable archive bookmarks on the archiving target location by selecting the “Archive All Bookmarks” checkbox on the Archiving Schedule page. This applies to all bookmarks created on the specific recorder and will not restrict by camera or day. Bookmarked video will not delete until the bookmark is removed from the recorder.


At-Most Rule on Archive

exacqVision users can enable a rule to define an expiration of maximum number of days of video to retain. The at-most rule applies to all video on the archive target and not defined per-camera.

On the Target tab, turn on the expiration configuration and select the number of days.


Inactivity Timeout

Operators can now configure exacqVision to timeout after a specific period of inactivity to conserve bandwidth. This new feature is configured per client. While the camera and client stay connected to the recorder, users can simply mouse over the client to resume viewing video.

exacqvision-8-0_inactivity-timeout

On the client configuration page, users can check the ‘enable’ box and specify the number of minutes to disconnect the live streams after.

View the Inactivity Timeout pop-up box to alert users the live streams will disconnect due to inactivity.


Stream Rate Control

exacqVision 8.0 introduces two new ways to configure camera stream bandwidth to the recorder. The existing constant quality setting is still available in addition to  the new constant bitrate and maximum bitrate settings. Set the stream to maintain quality or maintain bitrate to more consistently manage bandwidth and storage usage.

Constant Quality

  • Set the quality from 1-10 as in previous releases of exacqVision

Constant Bitrate

  • Set bitrate and the stream will adjust quality as needed

Maximum Bitrate

  • Set the quality from 1-100  and a maximum bitrate [Note the quality slider is a scale the same as the camera]
  • Stream maintains quality until it hits the maximum bitrate

Available for the following camera brands:

  • Illustra
  • Axis Communications
  • Arecont Vision
  • Hikvision


Camera Name and Serial Data Background

Users can now customize the text and background color for the camera name and serial data displayed in live mode to make the information easier to read in specific environments.

  • Font
  • Size
  • Effects color
  • Background Color
  • Background Opacity [0-100%]

exacqvision-8-0_serial


Exacq Mobile Add Recorders

In Exacq Mobile, users can more easily enable and disable recorders through the redesigned connection process. The new intuitive add recorder functionality reduces the time adding recorders to the system and now includes a splash screen showing details on the loading status.

  • Web services and recorders can be seen on the same screen.
  • Status shown and color coded based on if disabled or connected
  • Standard + add button

exacqvision-8-0_mobile-add-recorders


Honeywell Vista Integration

exacqVision complete security solution offers a platform for users to manage video surveillance, intrusion and access control from one, easy-to-use interface.  Introduced in exacqVision 7, a DSC PowerSeries Neo native integration combined with the Kantech EntraPass access control integration gives exacqVision users greater control to operate all security operations at once, reducing complexity for security personnel while saving time and money.

Complete Security - video access control intrusion

Now the complete security solution adds Honeywell Vista 32/128/250 BPT/FPT Turbo Series alarm panels as well as the non-turbo Vista 32/128/250 panels with additional I/O modules. This integration is available only via serial cable.

Honeywell intrusion panel

All functionality within the complete security solution:

  • Partition and zone names are read only from exacqVision
  • Arm/disarm partitions and bypass zones
  • See partition/zone status on cameras
  • See partition/zone status on maps
  • Configure event linking actions
  • Configure event monitoring actions


Enterprise System Manager Camera Inspection

View camera health, specify cameras needing immediate service and generate reports for on-site camera inspection via the new camera inspection screen within ESM.

Enterprise System Manager Camera Inspection

  • View server name and camera name at top
  • Compare a live camera view to a reference snapshot
  • Label the view as “Mark Good” or “Mark Bad”
  • Click ‘View Details’ link to drill down to a detailed side-by-side view of the camera, where it can be marked as fixed
  • Add comment, up to 500 characters, to further document  the camera repair
  • Generate a printable report that can be used on site ton simplify and expedite camera repair
  • After inspection, mark fixed

exacqCloud Health Monitoring

This feature is temporarily available within exacqCloud at no cost. exacqCloud gives exacqVision dealers real-time information on the health of your video surveillance system, so they can quickly address any problems.


IP Camera Integrations

We have added support for more than 200 new IP camera models in exacqVision 8.0 release and updated over 375 new test records. exacqVision now supports over 3,000 IP cameras.

IllustraIllustra

exacqVision 8.0 adds support for the new Illustra video intelligence analytics on the Illustra Pro 2, 3 and 5 megapixel mini-dome IP cameras to automatically analyze captured video and alert users of specific motion detected activities through event linking.

American DynamicsAmerican Dynamics

  • 22″ Public View Monitors
  • 27″ Public View Monitors
  • 32″ Public View Monitors

AXISAxis Communications

  • Q3615
  • Q3617
  • Q3708
  • P3707
  • A8105

SamsungSamsung

  • SND-L6012
  • New SUNAPI2 driver for upcoming cameras

PelcoPelco

  • Optera family
  • Client-side dewarping for Optera

PanasonicPanasonic

  • WV-SW397B PTZ
  • Client-side Windows x64 dewarping support
  • SmartCoding support

HikVisionHikvision

  • 164 new models

ACTiACTi

  • E927
  • E921
  • B54
  • E919
  • E98

dahuaDahau

  • Client-side dewarping support for fisheye cameras


VivotekVivotek

  • FD816B
  • FE9181
  • FD8182

ONVIFONVIF Integrations

  • GeoVision
  • Unv


New Integrations

Hartmann ControlsHartmann-Controls Protector.net Access Control

exacqVision now supports integration with Hartmann Controls Protector.net web-based access control system for faster response to critical alarms with immediate video verification.

  • Auto detects cameras within exacqVision
  • Supports multistreaming cameras
  • Links access control events to video
  • View live and recorded video

CommendCommend Intercom system

exacqVision has integrated with Commend intercom systems for unified audio and video recording. Commend camera equipped call stations and add-on camera modules support exacqVision VMS software.

  • Associate video with audio to properly verify idetity of visitors at call stations
  • Search and playback audio recordings from call stations with corresponding video
  • Easily set up event linking to start recording video based on audio triggers
  • Create exacqVision actions such as output triggers, email notifications, exports, PTZ preset commands
  • Direct integration with Axis-based embedded cameras within intercom for enhanced control

briefcamBriefCam Syndex Video Synopsis

exacqVision now integrates with BriefCam Syndex video synopsis. exacqVision users can review and analyze a day’s worth of video in minutes through one interface.  As an approved exacqVision Certified Software Application, users can save money and rack space by installing BriefCam Syndex on exacqVision A-Series or Z-Series recorders.

  • Find evidence faster by scheduling a quick synopsis of exacqVision video with timestamp data through the BriefCam integration
  • Conduct a rapid review of video with visual timestamps on people and objects
  • Quickly narrow your search by clothing color, direction of movement, duration, speed and more
  • Export key video footage to easily share with law enforcement

KiwiKiwiSecurity Video Analytics

exacqVision integrates with KiwiVision video analytic software to give users an accelerated response to events within one interface and access to business and traffic intelligence.

  • View live and recorded analyzed video with visual analytic data
  • Actuate soft triggers on exacqVision to:
    • Record video and audio
    • Output triggers
    • Send email notifications
    • Export video
    • Command PTZ presets
  • Optimize video quality for better detection of events in outdoor scenes with video enhancer
  • Automatically pixelate people and faces to address privacy protection

The latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can easily be copied over existing versions while retaining all user settings. The latest versions are available through “Check for Updates” in the “About” box in the exacqVision software.

exacqVision server software is available in both Windows and Linux versions, and the exacqVision client software is available in Windows, Linux and Macintosh native versions. Any version of exacqVision client can connect to any version of exacqVision server.

exacqVision 8.0
 is available for download here.
Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try 

exacqVision Integrates with KiwiSecurity Video Analytics

exacqVision now integrates with KiwiVision video analytic software to give users an accelerated response to events within one interface and access to business and traffic intelligence.

KiwiSecurity

    • View live and recorded analyzed video with visual analytic data distinguishing people, objects, dwell time, queues and more via RTSP connection
    • Gain a better understanding of traffic patterns and visitor activity throughout the store by actuating soft triggers on exacqVision to:
      • Record video and audio
      • Output triggers
      • Send email notifications
      • Export video
      • Command PTZ presets
    • Optimizes video quality for better detection of events in outdoor scenes with video enhancer
    • Automatically pixelates faces through KiwiVision® Privacy Protector® to address confidentiality concerns

This integration requires exacqVision 8.0 or later and KiwiVision Server version 3.10.

Learn more about this integration on our partners page.

exacqVision Integrates with BriefCam

BriefCamExacq announces a new integration with BriefCam Syndex video synopsis. exacqVision users can review and analyze a day’s worth of video in minutes through one interface.

Briefcam gives exacqVision users a method to rapidly review view, search and analyze events occuring over a period of time quickly. BriefCam separates the dynamic, moving objects from the static background to determine relevant distinct objects on the screen. Learn more about how Syndex works.

BriefCam Interface

 

Integration Benefits

  • Find evidence faster by  scheduling a quick synopsis of exacqVision video with timestamp data through the BriefCam integration
  • Conduct a rapid review of video with visual timestamps on people and objects
  • Quickly narrow your search by clothing color, direction of movement, duration, speed and more
  • Export key video footage to easily share with law enforcement

Approved Certified Server Application
exacqvision-z-series-hosted-csaSave money and rack space by installing BriefCam Syndex on an exacqVision A-Series or Z-Series recorder as an approved Certified Software Application. Exacq has tested and approved BriefCam Syndex software to run properly on an exacqVision NVR simultaneously with the exacqVision server software.

This integration requires exacqVision 7.8 or later.

Learn more about this integration on our partners page. If you have questions, contact your local sales representative.

exacqVision Integrates with Hartmann Controls Access Control System

exacqVision now supports integration with Hartmann Controls Protector.net web-based access control system for faster response to critical alarms with immediate video verification.

Hartmann Controls develops the protector.net access control system, a web-based software utilizing the latest Microsoft Technologies for users to administer access control from any browser-enabled device.

Hartmann Controls

This integration features:

  • Auto detects cameras within exacqVision to quickly find cameras within the list
  • Supports multistreaming cameras for multiple views from a single camera and to optimize video storage
  • Links access control events to video for instant search and playback minimizing investigation time
  • View live and recorded video within access control web interface

This integration requires exacqVision version 7.8 or later with a current exacqVision Professional or Enterprise license using Protector.net version 2.7.

To learn more about configuring the integration, visit our access control integration page.

Watch this video to see how it works.

exacqCloud Gives Ednetics Proactive, Turnkey VMS Monitoring

About Ednetics

Since 1997, Ednetics has been providing technology solutions to the educational and public markets including video surveillance and IP-based access control.

The Challenge

Ednetics, a video surveillance and IP-based access control dealer for education environments, needed a way to better manage their end user installations and improve their servicing and software updating.

ednetics

The Solution

As an exacqVision Elite dealer, Ednetics had the opportunity to utilize exacqCloud to proactively service their customer’s video security system. exacqCloud gives Ednetics a dashboard to manage and monitor exacqVision recorders for many of their end users.

Today, Ednetics has more than 150 recorders and 9,000 cameras connected to their exacqCloud instance.

exacqCloud enables us to provide our customers with the proactive, turnkey support they need. Now with exacqCloud, we are calling our customers instead of them calling us.” — Dave Teague, Director, Ednetics Protect™

exacqCloud Monitoring

Benefits

  • Increase revenue with service contracts for remote and onsite monitoring
  • View all software updates from one, centralized database
  • Easily identify trends with cameras, systems and firmware
  • Configure baseline notifications to send an email when a camera or recorder is offline

Read more about how Ednetics utilizes exacqCloud to increase value and service contracts.

Sign up for exacqCloud today.

exacqVision Celebrates 10 Years of VMS Software Releases

exacqVision celebrates 10 years of open architecture video management system VMS software releases. exacqVision has evolved into a leading industry VMS platform. Pioneered by a group of video industry veterans, Exacq initially released its intuitive exacqVision software in the summer of 2006.

While 90 percent of startup companies fail, Exacq emerged as a growing, innovative video security company. In the past decade, the exacqVision product has grown to more than 3 million camera licenses deployed worldwide. Continuously adapting to the ever-changing needs and demands of newer security technologies, Exacq achieved a strong brand presence with a large, loyal customer base in the corporate, retail, education and banking verticals in North America.

exacqVision 10 year_2

With just over 150 employees employed by the Exacq division of Tyco Security Products, Exacq has experienced notable growth since its inception in 2006. Throughout the first two years, exacqVision sales grew 262 percent. In 2013, Exacq was acquired by Tyco Security Products for $150 million to increase the brand presence in the rapidly expanding network video security industry.

exacqVision VMS Software 10 years

Key exacqVision highlights:

As we begin our next decade in VMS software development, we would like to thank the staff, partners, sales team and end users for their contributions to the success of exacqVision.

Download a free trial of exacqVision now to see how the software looks now.

New Online Hard Drive Replacement RMA Request Form

exacqVision Elite dealers can now log into the Exacq Customer Portal to automatically create an RMA for an in-warranty hard drive replacement.

HDReplacementRMARequestForm

How it works:

  • Simply select the drive replacement button under the RMA tab
  • Certify that the system is running exacqVision 7.8 and is reporting the appropriate drive failure message
  • Enter the system serial number
  • Verify the shipping address, receiver’s name and phone number
  • A hard drive of matching capacity will be shipped within 1 business day
  • Check the status of the RMA at any time through the portal
  • Upon receiving the replacement drive, ship the failed hard drive back to Exacq within 5 business days

Log on to the portal now to see how it works.

Request portal access.

If you are interested in becoming an exacqVision dealer, learn more now or apply online.