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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

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ISC West Recap

ISC West, held on April 6 – 8, 2016, drew large crowds to the Tyco Security Products / Exacq booth. The booth was buzzing with activity all three days of the show. Here’s a recap in case you missed the show or want more detail on the new exacqVision products introduced and demoed.

ISC West Exacq

exacqVision LC Series Una

At ISC West, we introduced our new exacqVision LC-Series Una network video recorder. Una comes with either 8 or 16 remotely managed PoE+ camera ports built in and pre-licensed exacqVision VMS software, simplifying camera installation and reducing hardware needs. Simply plug in cameras and start recording with exacqVision EasyConnect. Learn more about exacqVision Una.

exacqVision Una
exacqVision 7.6 Video Management System (VMS)

We also offered demonstrations of exacqVision v7.6. This newest version of our video management system software improves client performance, adds a new area zoom feature, provides robust camera mapping tools, and incorporates a second reviewer feature. Learn more about the new video security and surveillance features in exacqVision 7.6.

Complete Security Solutions

We were also pleased to demonstrate the integration of the exacqVision video security solution with the DSC PowerSeries Neo intrusion security solution and the Kantech EntraPass access control solution. The ability to integrate and control these security solutions from a single interface reduces system complexity and improves the efficiency of the entire security operation.

Complete Security Solutions

Exacq Honored with Secured Cities Award

Exacq was presented with the Security Innovation Award from Secured Cities for its Gold winning project in the public safety security sector: How the City of Hollister Successfully Used Technology to Manage a Very Large-Scale Active Event.

Smart Cities AwardWith exacqVision, the Hollister Police Department revolutionized the management, resource deployment and information delivery to provide security for the 2015 Hollister Bike Rally. The Biker Rally brings tens of thousands of bikers together for a three-day event in a 12-block area. SurveillanceGrid Integration Inc. worked with the Hollister Police Department, the City of Hollister IT Director and City Officials to manage a safe, public event. exacqVision video management system (VMS) software was deployed to three walls of monitors throughout three command centers. exacqVision VMS software acted as a force multiplier to improve coverage and situational awareness. Read more about the success of the project.

Exacq Receives Arecont Vision North American Technology Partner of the Year Award

Exacq received the 2015 Arecont Vision North American Technology Partner of the Year Award during ISC West. exacqVision VMS software provides recording, management and support for more than 315 Arecont Vision IP cameras. Exacq offers a single license for the innovative SurroundVideo and OMNI Series, which has 4 sensors positioned in either a 180 degree or 360 degree configuration or completely user configurable in the case of the OMNI. Together, Arecont Vision and Exacq have thousands of installations in almost every vertical ranging from small to large, enterprise-class locations around the world.

Arecont Award

Thanks again to those that were able to visit us in our booth at ISC West this year. Please visit our website to learn more about our products. If you didn’t have the opportunity to speak to your local sales representative at ISC West, visit our sales team page and contact us today.

Camosun College Utilizes Tyco Security Products for Complete Security Solution


Camosun College is a multi-campus, community college with a student population of approximately 16,000. Located in Victoria, British Columbia, the college offers more than 160 academic programs and includes two campuses.

With new construction taking place on campus along with renovation, Camosun College sought an integrated security solution that could integrate with their existing Kantech access control system and existing cameras while also cost-effectively upgrading to newer, easier to use IP technology.

Camosun College


Camosun College selected Tyco Security Products to provide a complete security solution. Tyco’s video surveillance, intrusion and access control system allowed the college greater control to operate all security systems from one, easy-to-use interface.



  • Saves time and money with faster response to critical alarms
  • Quicker investigations and simpler for employees to navigate
  • Easy operation through one integrated interface
  • Cost-effective migration from analog to IP video system
  • Support for entire security system from one company
  • Protect campus’ students, staff and visitors
Camosun Case Study

Kantech Access Control Onboard exacqVision Recorders

The new exacqVision Kantech onboard recorders introduce exacqVision A-Series and Z-Series Windows network video recorders (NVR) that come pre-loaded and pre-licensed with Kantech EntraPass Corporate access control system at no additional cost. Having the access control system loaded onto the video server saves users hardware, power and cooling costs while also reducing the amount of rack space required.

Kantech Onboard
Powerful, cost-effective access control with Kantech Onboard 

  • Manage a few or thousands of doors with broad features of Kantech EntraPass Corporate
  • Intuitive door control and video monitoring with integrated exacqVision VMS softwareexacqVision-CameraLInks-for-Kantech-Access-Control

Save money with a complete security solution

Combining live and recorded video with access control unifies security functions as an all-in-one solution, reducing duplicate efforts and saving time and money.

  • Pre-licensed Kantech Corporate can be activated at no charge by Kantech Corporate dealers
  • Save hardware maintenance and power costs by eliminating dedicated access control server
  • Improved response time to critical alarms and events with included Exacq MobileEntraPass Web or EntraPass Go mobile app
  • Quick access to the most needed access control commands through exacqVision CameraLinks

Each exacqVision recorder includes a three-year hardware warranty and three years of exacqVision free software updates. Learn more about exacqVision Kantech onboard.

View our commonly asked questions. These recorders will be available to ship starting Monday, February 15.

If you have any questions, contact your local sales representative or call 317.845.5710.

Top 4 exacqVision Features & Products Released in 2015

As this year comes to a close, we look back at 2015 and many new innovative features released in exacqVision video management system (VMS) software.

1. CameraLinks enabling a Complete Security Solution

CameraLinksIntroduced in exacqVision 7.0, CameraLinks allow users to configure overlay controls that will display when hovering over a camera in live view. exacqVision Professional and Enterprise users now have the most important commands at their fingertips. CameraLinks improves response time to critical alarms and events. Integrated with Kantech EntraPass and DSC PowerSeries Neo intrusion system, exacqVision users can operate their video, access control and intrusion from the live view page of the exacqVision client. CameraLinks enables exacqVision users to control their complete security system from one, easy-to-use interface. The complete security solution reduces complexity for security personnel while saving time and money.

Users can complete customize their CameraLinks. Through the camera settings page, the text color, font, style, transparency and location on screen can be adjusted to fit any specific needs.

Overlay controls include:

• Audio inputs and outputs
• Alarm outputs
• Input triggers
• Soft triggers
• Serial data
• Manual record
• Arm and disarm the system

2. Setup Indicators

Setup indicators, available in exacqVision 7.2 to Professional and Enterprise users with a current SSA, guide installers through configuration changes that will optimize their exacqVision installation. These indicators are available to power users and admins and provide guidance on configuring motion detection, ensuring network connectivity, changing default passwords and more to ensure no installation steps are missed. By double-clicking an indicator, users are taken directly to the associated page to immediately configure, saving them significant time.In version 7.4, setup indicators expanded to include health indicators. Users receive real-time notifications in the client when camera or recorder health needs addressed. The health indicators maximize system uptime and increase reliability.

Indicators include:

• Archive content
• Device failure
• Storage error
• Subscription expiration
• Video loss
• System voltage
• Outbound connection loss
• IP camera connection loss

3. exacqCloud

Exacq launched the new exacqCloud platform for Exacq dealers to easily manage and monitor exacqVision recorders for many end users. exacqCloud decreases dealer response time and lowers costs with proactive notification of health events. With exacqCloud, dealers can continuously monitor critical video recording components like recorder uptime, camera uptime, temperature warnings, recording requirements not met. Exacq certified dealers who have implemented exacqCloud in their business this year have found they have reduced time consuming, expensive diagnostic trips and sent out better prepared technicians faster than ever before.See how one Exacq dealer has benefited from using exacqCloud this year.

Exacq Cloud

4. VideoPush for Mobile

VideoPush enables exacqVision Enterprise users to instantly push selected cameras, layouts, tours, groups or entire views to a mobile device. Video can be sent and shared directly with officers on patrol or other remotely stationed employees for on-the-go collaboration. If suspicious activity occurs in a specific area, an operator can push the video directly to the mobile device of the person closest to the activity to take immediate action. The Exacq mobile app is available for free download on iOS (Apple), Android, Kindle Fire and Windows Phone 8 devices.


What features would you like to see from exacqVision in 2016? We welcome your suggestions and feedback to continue to make the exacqVision client better for your needs.

Thank you for selecting exacqVision, and we look forward to continuing to improve our products for you in 2016!