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IDENTIFYING A MORE EFFECTIVE FACIAL MATCHING SOLUTION

Tyco AI is an ever evolving, deep learning solution that infuses artificial intelligence into the Tyco security portfolio. Enabled by the powerful algorithms in Tyco AI, object classification, behavior and facial recognition analytics become exponentially faster and more accurate, enabling the industry-leading suite of Tyco’s automation solutions for access control and video surveillance to produce critical and customizable operational intelligence data for nearly any customer application.

According to a Forbes Magazine article, 75% of enterprises are relying on AI-based platforms and solutions for network security today. While not quite as widespread, AI in physical security is beginning to take hold as designers leverage machine learning to perfect AI-enabled security applications, including facial matching solutions.

As you’d expect, there are some important differences amongst the many facial matching offerings available today. While there are certainly more than three, this trifecta of differentiators stands out:

INFORMATION THAT IS ACTIONABLE FOR APPROPRIATE RESPONSES

Deep learning technology enables software to differentiate between humans, animals, objects, time of day, and weather conditions, and analytics can help distinguish between normal and suspicious behavior.  When you add human interpretation to assign classification to faces for context,  you achieve faster and more effective responses that are appropriate for each situation.

The Exacq Facial Matching solution lets you register facial images in different classifications (e.g. persons of interest, employees, guests, etc.) vs. a catch-all watch list so you can react appropriately to alerts and deploy the correct personnel.

Better response is a cornerstone of good security. Facial matching solutions must deliver the details that matter wherever you are – not a generic email notification that leaves you guessing about the nature of the alert.

 

Using Exacq Mobile with Exacq’s Facial Matching solution, you can automatically receive notifications to your mobile device with a visual display of the matched face when a POI event occurs.

 

Superior situational awareness that drives appropriate responses

 

A SOLUTION THAT IS INTEGRATED WILL PROVIDE BETTER RESULTS

Professionals across all kinds of industries including retail, healthcare, finance, etc. are looking to bolster security and efficiency by automating tasks and processes so security personnel can focus on things that add greater value.

Integrating solutions like facial matching with a video management system will hasten deployment, strengthen security and maximize efficiency. With the Exacq Facial Matching solution, facial registration cameras and rules, and facial match alerts are all configured directly in exacqVision VMS for quick deployment as well as easy management.

exacqVision gives you one comprehensive and intuitive management interface

ACCURACY AND PRIVACY ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE

If you are part of the 75% the Forbes article identified as looking for AI-enabled security tools like Facial Matching, you are undoubtedly interested in accuracy and privacy – two areas that have dogged Facial Matching (and AI-solutions in general) for years.

 

Data accuracy is dependent on data quality, and a big factor in achieving that quality is in the IP cameras you may have already vetted as trusted components of your security system.  While some facial matching systems will work with only select IP cameras, Exacq’s Facial Matching Solution lets you use any compatible IP HD camera and then leverages deep learning to provide reliable and accurate recognition of faces (even with hats or glasses) with minimal false positives.

 

Privacy concerns are ubiquitous when considering facial matching solutions and there is a perception that widespread adoption will inevitably lead to a loss of privacy. This is where trusted partners with proven compliance programs have a distinct advantage over manufacturers with less established programs and procedures.

 

As part of Johnson Controls Product Security Program, Exacq solutions are created in a culture focused on cyber resilience and are deployed with dedicated support to help keep customers’ data safe and secure.

 

BE PICKY: ACTIONABLE INFORMATION IN AN INTEGRATED FACIAL MATCHING SOLUTION FROM A TRUSTED PARTNER

If you work in retail loss prevention, or healthcare or finance security, you know all too well the need to quickly and accurately detect and act on incidents that can affect the wellbeing and bottom line of your organization.

 

The Exacq Facial Matching solution combines the power and accuracy of Tyco AI’s deep learning with the flexibility and robustness of exacqVision VMS to help you enhance and transform your physical security environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Sophisticated Performance from an Affordable NVR

 

The G-Series PoE network video recorder offers an easy-to-use video recording solution for customers looking to utilize the full sophistication of exacqVision MS on an affordable NVR, without the hassle of wiring cameras to a power supply.

Customers have substantial flexibility on camera choices and provides a simple plug-n-play setup. The G-Series PoE also doubles as a live-view monitoring station, with 8 full-HD simultaneous streams at 15fps, providing a high-quality experience when viewing live or searching stored video. With a generous PoE budget, it delivers 15 watts simultaneously on all ports, and up to 30 watts on any port. For select camera models, just plug a camera into one of the PoE ports, and the NVR automatically finds and configures the camera and starts recording.

Shipping with free IP camera licenses that complement either 4 or 8 PoE ports and unlimited software updates for 3 years, the G-Series is a versatile, cost-effective network video recorder.

Currently the G-Series PoE is only available in the United States and European Union.

For more features and specifications, please refer to the G-Series PoE Data Sheet.

Tyco HD Encoder

The Tyco HD Encoder offers an attractive, simple solution for customers looking to take advantage of high definition video and the affordability of analog HD cameras, providing a seamless way to achieve full integration with exacqVision.

 

 

Customers with both HD and SD analog cameras can integration with modern VMS systems, leveraging the benefits of IP while utilizing their existing analog infrastructure. The Tyco HD Encoder is an out-of-the-box solution, providing streams at H.264 and supports up to 4MP resolution.

Tyco provides comprehensive solutions by offering everything you need to simplify support and maximize uptime. Using a single vendor for both NVR and encoder makes purchasing and setup seamless, minimizing support complexities or compatibility issues that can arise down the road. The Tyco HD Encoder is fully supported by exacqVision, making it easy to add into existing systems or as part of a new system.

For more features and specifications, refer to the Tyco HD Encoder Data Sheet.

Spot Trends and Simplify Updates for Large Scale Deployments with the new EM-Series 500

Administrators that need to spot trends or monitor camera health can do so easily with exacqVision Enterprise Manager. With the newest addition to our Enterprise solution, the EM-Series 500 server is equipped to help you monitor and manage up to 500 network video recorders. This server comes pre-loaded and pre-configured for a seamless out-of-the-box experience.

 

 

Through the intuitive dashboard of Enterprise Manager, you can maintain large user bases, maximize uptime, and easily transfer camera licenses between NVRs, leveraging the benefits of an enterprise-level solution on a robust, performant platform. Using a single vendor for software and hardware needs can also minimize installation and maintenance complexities. Featuring RAID 6 and front-loading hard disk drives for uninterrupted operation, the EM-Series is an ideal and cost-effective solution for installations in the retail, education, and government markets.

Introducing exacqVision Facial Matching Solution at NRF 2020

exacqVision’s new Facial Matching solution debuts this weekend at the NRF 2020 show in New York, January 12-14. Using highly accurate deep learning analytics, Facial Matching provides immediate recall of recognized visitors that arrive on premise, such as a suspected shoplifter returning to the store, or to detect persons of interest entering a high-profile sporting event or a place of business.

Surveillance with the retail industry is a crucial part of loss prevention and operational safety. Whether your surveillance needs are for a single location or if you are a large retailer with multiple sites looking to optimize storefront operations, prevent shoplifting or fraudulent activities, the intuitive features of exacqVision can help:

  • Match faces prior to loss prevention instances
  • Match faces to prior loyal customer events
  • Register faces based on events or manual tagging
  • Scan faces upon entry and send notification on match
  • Send push notifications to Exacq Mobile with the date, time, and image of matched person of interest
  • Manage cases, easily transfer camera licenses, and the ability to push video to public view monitors with exacqVision Enterprise Edition VMS software
  • POS Integration with keyword triggers and transaction details overlaid on camera

In a retail setting, exacqVision Facial Matching continuously compares faces against saved profiles, even with hats, glasses and facial hair, providing instant confirmation of the presence of persons of interest with color-coded facial bounding boxes. Integrated directly into exacqVision for easy configuration and deployment, the solution can capture and automatically enter into the database acceptable facial views triggered by Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) pedestals or Point of Sale (POS) keywords, growing the database of faces with minimal user interaction. Users can also be added manually into the system.

In addition to retail businesses, Facial Matching is also ideal for the education, healthcare, and commercial business markets. This solution is currently being offered in an early adoption phase before the official market launch in 2020. For more information, or to inquire about participating in a field trial of this new solution, please contact Jordan Linback, exacqVision product manager.

Enhance security and communication with ONVIF 2-way audio support with exacqVision 19.12

New in exacqVision 19.12, ONVIF camera integration supports the ability to talk and listen through IP cameras equipped with audio I/O. This new feature is perfect for businesses who utilize entryway cameras to authorize visitors. Operators can hear what a visitor is saying and communicate back using the camera’s outbound audio.

Exacq continues to enhance enterprise management capabilities, camera licenses can now be bulk purchased and unused licenses stored within Enterprise Manager to deploy as needed. Additionally, camera license SSAs will not age on Enterprise Manager.

 

 

This new software release also offers exacqVision Edge support to Illustra Pro Gen3 customers, providing a way to run exacqVision Edge on the Pro Gen3 cameras.

 

 

 

Exacq Mobile features a more mobile friendly camera-user experience and improved performance when viewing multiple camera streams. By tapping a camera panel, mobile users can display a full-screen view of the stream, as well as access camera-specific options. Tapping a single-camera panel no longer disconnects a user from other live streams, providing a way to quickly jump to other streams when navigating back to the multi-camera live view.

Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) stream management is now built into the exacqVision server, allowing users to configure an RSTP stream for a camera directly from the exacqVision client, which is much more user-friendly for customers integrating with exacqVision.

Introducing Tyco 360° Radar Detection

An ideal answer for advanced perimeter security needs, Tyco 360° Radar Detection offers long-range protection, which means quicker detection of breaches for areas seeking upgraded perimeter safety, such as power plants, transportation hubs, critical infrastructure and other governmental, industrial and commercial sites. An end-to-end site solution providing a cost-effective integration with existing video management systems.

Tyco 360° Radar Detection easily integrates with exacqVision software, providing an easy-to-use, flexible, and scalable solution that offers video analytics for license plate recognition, heat mapping and intrusion detection. With exacqVision, the user can effectively monitor video, audio, and data in real time.

With a high level of power efficiency, on-board signaling and processing, and superior performance in all weather and lighting conditions, Tyco 360° Radar Detection is a site solution that ensures 24/7, 360-degree coverage for sites of all sizes. The radars are available in 250, 500, and 1,000-meter range sensors, with accessories and management software also available for purchase. Download the product data sheet to learn more.

Streamlined Features for Accelerated Task Performance with exacqVision v19.09

Whether your role is installing exacqVision, monitoring live video, or administrating enterprise deployments, exacqVision 19.09 provides streamlined features to accomplish exacqVision tasks.

Administrators using Enterprise Manager can now transfer camera channels of a license between Network Video Recorders (NVRs) at no charge with a current Software Subscription Agreement (SSA). An administrator can easily transfer any unused channel of a license to another NVR. This feature saves significant time by enabling administrators to perform transfers immediately, without the delay of purchase order processing.

The Live Camera page within exacqVision now offers keyword filtering on any defined camera attribute, providing fast filtering of thousands of cameras. Using metadata to define camera attributes permits rapid camera filtering and allows users to create dynamic live groups, rather than relying solely on the camera name. Filtering results quickly makes it easy for users to view all cameras in the same building or on a specific street, and other use cases where producing fast results matters most.

For installers integrating Illustra cameras, Illustra’s built-in profiles can now be selected from exacqVision, offering pre-built camera configurations for a wide range of scene types. Exposure profiles provide a way to automatically adjust camera settings according to how the camera is used, optimizing streams for the type of scene. Streamlining this configuration process for installers by providing access through exacqVision is convenient and reduces installation time.

Learn more about new integrations to the Connected Partner Program from Tyco, offering license plate recognition from Vaxtor, retail analytics and cloud-based forecasting from Percolata, and alarm verification from I-View Now.

EXACQVISON C-SERIES TAKES THE GUESSWORK OUT OF LIVE VIDEO MONITORING

The new exacqVision C-Series takes the guesswork out of sourcing a system for a live video monitoring station. Built to achieve the kind of performance that the video security industry demands and guaranteed to achieve specific decode and display frame rates, the new C-Series monitoring station is the best way to experience exacqVision VMS.

Tailor-made to meet the needs of video surveillance market, the C-Series supports 16-32 video streams at full HD and ensures smooth playback during live monitoring or search. The C-Series offers three options – Standard, Pro, and Pro Plus – each with unique hardware capabilities.

 

Designed for Optimal Performance

Available with a Windows 10 or Ubuntu 18.04 operating system, these video monitoring stations are designed to deliver optimal performance and are easy to install. VESA-mountable, the C-Series systems can easily be placed on the back of a display monitor, wall, or other environment with space constraints.

Male Operator Talking On Walkie-Talkie While Looking At CCTV Footage

For exacqVision NVR customers, the C-Series brings an automatic advantage of consistency to the hardware ecosystem currently in place, streamlining installation, setup, and the customer support experience – all from one vendor – and ships with a 3-year warranty.

 

Safeguard Against Cyber Attacks Across Devices

exacqVision C-Series Video Monitoring Stations have been designed to be resilient against cyber-threats. Our C-Series products are gated, analyzed, tested, and required to meet or exceed the rigorous standards of the Johnson Controls Cyber Solutions Product Security Program for every consecutive release. The holistic approach to cyber protection is aimed at providing peace of mind to our customers. Our security mindset begins at initial design concept and is supported through deployment, including a rapid incident response to meet the comprehensive and evolving cybersecurity environments.

exacqVision Now Integrates with Percolata

As part of the Connected Partner Program, exacqVision and Percolata are joining forces to offer a powerful integrated solution using data from employees, traffic sensors, marketing calendars, historical information, and video from exacqVision’s VMS to create customized heat mapping and reports.

Percolata’s Forecast as a Service gathers and forecasts shopper traffic and transactions with 4x higher accuracy for retailers using weather forecasts, marketing calendars, and other data via proprietary deep learning technology. Percolata’s cloud-based forecaster reduces inventory and labor costs, while improving both revenue and marketing effectiveness. Easily integrating with exacqVision, this solution can increase conversion rates in retail businesses with a higher precision forecast.

To see the expanded list of features of this integration, read our full integration sales sheet.