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exacqVision 8.4 adds features to address cybersecurity and user experience

exacqVision 8.4 adds critical cybersecurity features demanded by IT departments, while improving the operator experience. The VMS supports HTTPS to encrypt the communication between supported cameras and the NVR, and users can now easily configure security certificates used by exacqVision Web Services for HTTPS communication.

Focused on enhancing usability, exacqVision 8.4 boasts a low contrast GUI designed to address the link between interface ergonomics and operator fatigue. Combined with other features such as two-way audio with Exacq Mobile, PTZ support for Suspect Tracking and more, this release raises the bar for system protection, video performance and intuitive user experience.

Software Downloads

exacqVision 8.4 Highlights:

  • exacqVision
    • HTTPS support from Camera to NVR
    • High Contrast and Customizable GUI
    • Event Duration Rules
    • Enhanced Suspect Tracking with Jump to PTZ Presets
  • Web Client and ExacqMobile
    • Integrated HTTPS configuration with Web Services
    • Exacq Mobile Microphone Support
  • Enterprise System Manager 4.8
    • exacqVision Client Launch with ESM
  • Integrations
    • Integration with Bentel Absoluta and Bosch intrusion products
    • Camera and ONVIF integrations

exacqVision Enhancements

HTTPS support from Camera to NVR

HTTPS can now be used to encrypt the communication and information exchanged between exacqVision NVRs and supported cameras (it’s important to note that the video itself is not encrypted using HTTPS). Illustra and Axis camera models are supported at this time.

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Low Contrast and Customizable GUI

A new low contrast GUI option helps decreases operator fatigue and improves attention to detail in darkened environments. You can create your own GUI theme with easy to edit XML and easily switch between them.

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Event Duration Rules

exacqVision now offers additional flexibility when configuring events.  You can configure email notifications to send when events start, end or both.

event duration

Enhanced Suspect Tracking – Jump to PTZ Preset
Suspect Tracking links can now be configured to jump to specific PTZ camera presets, enabling faster tracking of suspects through an entire scene.

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Web Client and ExacqMobile

Integrated HTTPS configuration with exacqVision Web Services

HTTPS is now easier to deploy on the exacqVision Web Service. Within the configuration page, a free, signed security certificate can be generated and applied to the server. Once deployed, all communication between web browsers and the ExacqMobile app is encrypted when using HTTPS.

  • Fully configured from GUI
  • Free signed certificate issued by Let’s Encrypt
  • Obtained, configured and renewed automatically
  • Can also specify your own certificateIMAGE

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ExacqMobile Microphone Support

ExacqMobile now supports the use of the microphones built into phones & tablets, allowing security operators a more flexible way to interact with the security environment.

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Enterprise System Manager (ESM) 4.8

exacqVision Client Launch from ESM

Now, you can launch an exacqVision Client directly from the ESM interface for the quick configuration of server settings.

client launch

Integrations with Bentel Absoluta and Bosch B-Series & G-Series intrusion panels

exacqVision now supports Bentel Absoluta and Bosch B-Series & G-Series intrusion panels, with complete control from the exacqVision interface.  Monitor door access, lock or unlock doors, and arm or disarm alarm systems all from exacqVision and Exacq Mobile.

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Camera Integrations

With this release, exacqVision adds more than 100 new camera models bringing the total number to more than 3,100 cameras. We’ve added models from Illustra, Axis, Panasonic, Arecont, Samsung, Vivotek, ACTi, Pelco.

Illustra Flex 2MP PTZ

Illustra Flex

Illustra Pro 12MP Fisheye
Illustra Fisheye

Additional ONVIF Integrations

  • Support for multi-channel encoders that consume 1 license per 4 channels using the ONVIF plugin.
  • Integrations with new camera models from:
    • ViewZ
    • GeoVision
    • FLIR
    • Advanced Technology Video
    • HDPro
    • Siqura Surveillance

 Visit our IP Camera database to check for support and integration details.

Learn more about the exacqVision VMS portfolio and our entire line of IP & Hybrid NVRs.

exacqVision 8.2 Improves Mobile Experience, Searching, and Incident Response

exacqVision 8.2 offers new features that make the VMS even more powerful and intuitive. Whether you have a small, stand-alone installation (exacqVision Start), a large, corporate environment (exacqVision Professional), or a multi-national enterprise (exacqVision Enterprise), our VMS portfolio is scalable and easy to quote, configure & service.

The latest release offers a better mobile experience, faster searches and improved incident management and response.

Software Downloads


exacqVision 8.2 Highlights:


 Exacq Mobile Enhancements

  • Supports audio playback of live audio streams

 audio playback

  • Supports Inactivity Timeout
    • Configured per-device
    • Default value set globally on webservice configuration
    • Conserves bandwidth
  • Supports Door Monitoring
    • When integrated with Kantech EntraPass access control systems, Exacq Mobile now displays a list of doors with the ability to view associated cameras, control door operations, and jump to live video


Custom System, Camera and User Attributes

Custom System, Camera and User AttributesexacqVision now allows you to define custom fields for servers, cameras and users to better manage your surveillance environment.

For example, define address, asset tag or department info for servers and then display these values in the Systems page.   Or define location and asset tag information for cameras and display/export in the camera list.

Use these attributes to display, sort and filter:

  • System Information page
  • Camera recording page
  • Systems page
  • Right-click on video panels
  • Hover text on users


Email Video Preview

Configurable clip duration for emailed video improves response to incidents and protects personnel responding to alarms. Extend the video to ensure the preview shows the triggering event by specifying the pre-event and max number of seconds for a video preview clip -up up to 10MB.

Email Video Preview


Refined Search Date/Time Entry

One of the most frequently used interface controls in exacqVision is the Search criteria input, and we have refined exacqVision to accept a broader range of keystrokes to enter date and time information and to provide clear feedback when the entered text is invalid.

  • Typing or selecting the start date/time now moves the end date/time
  • Entering an end time before a start time is now highlighted in red
  • Arrow, comma, period, slash, colon, dash all move to next field


Enhanced File Manager & Burn Dialog

 Actions correlated to burning to disc are much more streamlined.

Enhanced File Manager & Burn Dialog


New Camera Integrations

  • Ip CamerasOver 90 new camera models
    • Illustra Essentials
    • Axis
    • Arecont Vision
    • Hikvision
    • Samsung
    • Vivotek
    • ACTi
    • Sony
    • Ganz
    • RivaFlex
    • Inaxsys
    • Hunt
    • Flir
    • ICRealtime
    • Siqura
    • Innotech
    • Brickcom
    • Milesight
    • HDPro
    • Oncam
    • Geovision
  • Over 400 new test records
  • Over 3,000 camera models total

For a complete list, visit our IP Camera page.


New ONVIF Integrations

  • Motion and input trigger support for Brickcom, HDPro, Flir, Milesight
  • Innotech Eclipse support
  • OnCam – updated dewarp libraries
  • GeoVision – updated dewarp libraries including Windows x64


Enterprise System Manager Enhancements:

  • Maintenance Mode allows you to set servers to “not monitored” and silence “noisy” servers during maintenance
  • Aggregates server and camera events to reduce server load, database size and simplify administrative monitoring.

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 8.2
 is available for download here.
Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try 

Learn more about the exacqVision VMS portfolio and our entire line of IP & Hybrid NVRs.

Introducing the New exacqVision M-Series All-in-One Recorder

The new exacqVision M-Series with camera power management (CPM) is the easiest IP video recorder to quote, install and service. This recorder adds to the existing LC-Series PoE recorder and includes exacqVision VMS software, server, and integrated PoE and PoE+ camera power ports.

exacqVision M-Series
Features:

  • Easy to Install – No external switch required with 4 or 8 PoE camera ports
  • Reduces installation time – Simply plug in cameras and start recording with exacqVision EasyConnect
  • Automatically configures IP cameras for motion-based recording
  • Saves maintenance trips by remotely power cycling individual PoE cameras
  • Pre-licensed for out of the box deployment – Includes 8 exacqVision Start licenses
  • Stores up to 2TB of video

The M-Series PoE recorder comes with three years of unlimited software updates and hardware warranty.

New Exacq On-Demand License Creation

The updated Exacq license key generator allows exacqVision dealers to automatically license systems being monitored by exacqCloud any time.

 exacqVision dealers have exclusive access to exacqCloud, a real-time, web-based health monitoring service to generate more profitable recurring revenue, at no costSign up now and create your first instance and attach your first server.

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With exacqCloud and the new on-demand license key generator, you can:

  • Immediately license any recorder that is being monitored by exacqCloud
  • Simply press the new ‘generate temporary license’ button to quote camera licenses
  • Automatically pushes a 30-day temporary license key within 2 minutes. Upon purchase of quoted license, automatically pushes the permanent license key.
  • Save time and money with no required return visit to apply the permanent license

exacqCloud Introduces New Camera Inspection Available to Dealers at No Cost

New remote camera inspection service available in exacqCloud. For a limited time, you can utilize the new remote camera inspection feature within exacqCloud at no cost! Sign up today!
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  • Visually compare live camera views to reference images for all cameras on the system remotely
  • Save time by identifying and denoting cameras that need adjusting before going on site
  • Easily document notes regarding the camera view and see the historical data
  • Simplify on-site camera services by generating camera assessment reports

To implement this feature, refer to our Knowledge Base article or contact exacqcloud@tycoint.com to set up your web service.

exacqCloud is exclusively available to exacqVision dealers. There is no cost to use exacqCloud; get started now.

exacqVision LC-Series Network Video Recorder with Increased Storage

The exacqVision LC-Series IP and hybrid network video recorders now offer increased storage at the same price.

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  • Store up to 12TB of video
  • Connect up to 32 cameras, 16 analog and 16 IP
  • Pre-loaded with exacqVision VMS software

View the new part numbers and learn more about the exacqVision LC-Series NVRs.

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:

Read more about this success story.

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.

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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.

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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%]

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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

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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.

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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.