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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

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

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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 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.

exacqvision-briefcam-integration

 

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.

Welcome Jeff Munson,
New Area Sales Manager

Exacq introduces Jeff Munson as the new Area Sales Manager for exacqVision network video recordersvideo management system VMS software and Illustra IP cameras in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Jeff brings more than 20 years of security industry experience. Most recently, he was a regional sales director for a video products manufacturer.

Jeff Munson

Jeff Munson
jeffmunson@tycoint.com
469.863.6271

If you have any Exacq questions, please contact Jeff.

exacqVision 7.8 Release Enables Direct Archive Search and Introduces Camera Connection Diagnostics

exacqVision 7.8, the latest release of exacqVision video management system (VMS) software, is now available from Exacq.

Software Downloads

Watch this video to see the exacqVision complete security solution and new features.

exacqVision 7.8 highlights:


Direct Archive Search

Direct Archive SearchexacqVision 7.8 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. Direct archive search is available for any exacqVision S-Series storage device and any third-party network share archive.

For customers that want to implement mobile video on vehicles such as trains, subways, and buses, exacqVision Edge+ VMS software on a camera can be used in combination with direct archive search to send video to the archive while at the station and view video from the archive while the vehicle is on duty.

Direct archive search can be enabled for exacqVision Professional and Enterprise users. To enable direct archive search, users can go to the Archiving page and select the enabled check box under the new Direct Search section and enter read-only username and password credentials that the client will use to access the network share.


Camera Connection Diagnostics

exacqVision will now provide guidance on all camera connections to resolve and troubleshoot camera connections faster. The new camera diagnostic information will reduce common technical support questions.

exacqVision_Camera_Diagnostics

Under IP Camera Information there is a new Troubleshooting Steps field that gives specific instructions to support connection scenarios for any camera manufacturer and model. Connection Diagnostics and descriptions include:

  • Different Subnet – IP of camera is on a different subnet and may not be reachable.
  • Duplicate IP – Device with the same IP address is already in the list
  • Wrong IP – Device of the same type was discovered at a different IP
  • Type Mismatch – Device of a different type discovered at the same IP
  • Bad Credentials – Camera is rejecting the username or password


Hard Disk Drive Serviceability

exacqVision will automatically run disk health checks for proactive notification when a NVR hard drive may fail.

HDD-Serviceability

On the Storage page under the Hardware tab, users can find the storage hardware disks. exacqVision will show a green check mark or red X indicating if the disk has failed or a HDD failure is impending.. Users can perform a self-test for a single disk or for all disks by clicking one of the two buttons: ‘start short test’ which typically takes seconds or ‘start long test’, which may take a few hours to complete. The status line under the properties section will display the drive failure and notify the user if a drive needs replaced. This feature is available exclusively on exacqVision network video recorders.


Bandwidth Control

exacqVision Professional and Enterprise users can configure bandwidth limitations to certain IP ranges and during specific hours to optimize traffic. Bandwidth can be customizable down to the Kbps or Mbps for greater control.

Bandwidth can be limited for:Bandwidth-Configuration

  • All Remote Client Access – affects all client traffic out of the recorder
  • WAN Client Access – affects all traffic on a different subnet
  • Defined IP Ranges – affects only the defined IP ranges

Bandwidth can be scheduled for specific days and start and end times. By default, it will be set to Everyday, All Day. For example, in retail applications, users may want to schedule WAN bandwidth restrictions around business hours so lines for credit cards can be used and during closed hours the bandwidth opens up.


MP4 Crop Export

exacqVision users can now export video files to MP4. Along with the new MP4 export feature, exacqVision provides users with the ability to crop the scene, add a subtitle and time stamp to any .EXE, .MOV or .MP4 video file.The ability to crop a scene gives users greater flexibility to meet privacy standards. In schools, administrators can crop the video event footage down to only include the necessary students involved instead of including the entire scene of students, which may violate privacy regulations.

exacqVision_mp4_export_cropping

Users can select the new scissors icon and draw a box around a specific area they would like to crop for the export, allowing them to focus on the necessary area of the event. The cropped image will add a black border with yellow text stating “cropped from original video” to the bottom of the exported file. Watermark authentication is also supported for .exe export.

Users can export files larger than 4GB. Files can still be exported as .exe, .avi and .mov in addition to the new .mp4 format.


Web Service Dashboard

The redesigned web service configuration page now displays performance and connectivity status in a new dashboard for convenient connection monitoring. The page now offers guidance and live status of server workloads and connected users. An easy to read, real-time graphic shows the current CPU and memory usage, the number of connected users and camera streams they are viewing. For further detail, the number of streams being transcoded is shown. The blue section indicates how much the web service is using and the dark gray shows how much the machine is using in total. Within a glance, users can see if the web service is encountering a high level of load. If there is a high number of users or high memory usage, it may be necessary to add hardware to improve performance.

exacqVision_WebConfigurationPage

Additionally, this page will provide guidance on connectivity:

  • Outbound Internet Connection -Confirms the web server can reach the Internet
  • Inbound Internet Connection – Confirms the Internet can reach the web server
  • Internet Address – Confirms the external IP or URL that users will enter into Exacq Mobile

Web-Service-Administration


Exacq Mobile Event List Search

Quickly find and review video associated with POS, access control and other events from your mobile app in a new list search format.

By clicking the search icon in the upper right hand corner of the app and selecting custom, a search details box will appear. Users can select the specific start/end time and up to 4 cameras to search on. Similar to the exacqVision client list search, Exacq Mobile allows users to view a thumbnail of each event and review events individually in a list. Double click or touch any of the results to view the timeline view of the specific event. Users can closely review events quickly to ensure nothing was missed in any of the scenes.

ListSearch_exacqMobile


Enterprise System Manager (ESM) License Management

Administrators can now backup and store server licenses directly from ESM. The new functionality allows administrators to easily import, export and save a large number of server licenses and view license expiration dates. On the server details page, users can select the calendar icon to save configuration, change configuration, update software or import license file. This gives ESM administrators the ability to manage all licenses for recorders monitored on the system.
Note: This feature will be released within the coming weeks.

Enterprise System Manager_License_Managment


IP Camera Integrations

We have added support for more than 90 new IP camera models in the exacqVision 7.8 release and updated over 400 new test records. exacqVision now supports nearly 3,000 IP cameras.


IllustraIllustra

  • IPS02D2ISBIT
  • IPS02D2ICBIT
  • IPS02D2ICBTT
  • IPS02D2ISBTT
  • IPS02D2ISWTT
  • IPS02D2ICWTT
  • IPS02D2OCBTT
  • IPS02D2OCBIT
  • IPS02D2ISWIT
  • IPS02D2OCWIT
  • IPS02D2OSBTT
  • IPS02D2OSBIT
  • IPS02D2ICWIT
  • IPS02D3ICWTT
  • IPS02D3ISWTT
  • IPS02D3ICWIT
  • IPS02D3ICBTT


AXISAxis Communications

  • M3044
  • M3045
  • M5013-V PTZ
  • M5014-V PTZ
  • Q8721-E
  • Q8722-E
  • M3037 client-side dewarping
  • Tampering and analytic events supported on metadata only devices

Arecont VisionArecont Vision

  • AV12276DN-NL/08/28
  • AV20275DN-NL/08/28
  • AV12586PM
  • AV1115DN(AI)v1
  • AV2115DN(AI)v1
  • AV2116DNv1
  • AV3115DN(AI)v1
  • AV5115DN(AI)v1
  • AV10115DN(AI)v1
  • Support for corridor view 90/270

PanasonicPanasonic

  • WV-SFN130
  • WV-SFN110
  • WV-SFV130
  • WV-SFV110
  • Client-side dewarping for WV-SFN480

GanzGanz

  • ZN-DNT352XE-MIR

BoschBosch

  • Autodome IP 7000 HD
  • Updates on how motion data is received

SamsungSamsung

  • SNP-6321

SonySony

  • Initial support for Sony Gen7 cameras

ACTiACTi

  • Updated driver for better support on I/Q/E/B/D models

HikVision

Hikvision

  • DS-2DE5220I-AE
  • DS-2DF6336V-AEL
  • DS-2CD4185F-I(Z)
  • DS-2DE5174-AE

VivotekVivotek

  • FE8182
  • FD836B-HTV
  • FD8138-H
  • FD8381-EV
  • FD8181

OnvifONVIF Integrations

  • W Box
  • Milesight
  • Hunt Electronic
  • OpenEye


New IntegrationsSensormatic-Synergy-Series-integration

  • Sensormatic Synergy Series electronic article surveillance (EAS) system integration to improve loss prevention within one interface
  • Selea License Plate Recognition

Download and Installation

The latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can easily and quickly 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 7.8 is available for download here.
Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try

 

The PC & Wireless Shop Selects Tyco Security Products Edge Solution

Challenge

The PC & Wireless Shop located in Canandaigua, NY is a leading local retailer and service provider in cellular phones, custom-built computers and laptops, IP security cameras, PBX phone systems and customer service.

The PC & Wireless Shop needed to upgrade its video surveillance system. With the new system, they wanted to better utilize space and find a cost-effective way to capture high quality video.

PC & Wireless Shop

Solution

Illustra-fisheye-camera_PC-Wireless-SHopThe PC & Wireless Shop selected Tyco Security Products edge technology with Illustra IP cameras pre-installed with exacqVision Edge video management system (VMS) software installed directly on the IP camera. Each IP camera acts as its own server, recording video to an onboard SD card. Tyco’s edge recording solution eliminates the need for a server while saving bandwidth and expenses.

The Illustra Edge cameras fully cover the 5,000 square foot space in the shop including the sales floor, warehouse and backroom. The
new Illustra IP cameras drastically improved the image quality.

The onboard exacqVision VMS software gives the Shop owner and employees a full-featured, intuitive VMS software to quickly search video.

edge

Benefits

Tyco’s edge solution improved image quality, installation and configuration, while saving store owners time and money.

  • Eliminates the need for server
  • Saves money on hardware and installation costs
  • Install faster with pre-configured VMS software directly on IP camera
  • Improves  reliability with video stored on SD card
  • Betters image quality to see critical details

Read the entire case study

See How Illustra Edge Works

exacqVision 7.6 Release Improves Client Performance

exacqVision 7.6, the latest release of exacqVision video management system (VMS) software, is now available from Exacq.

Software Downloads
Watch this video to see the exacqVision complete security solution and new features.

exacqVision 7.6 highlights:


Improved Client Video Performance

The exacqVision client will leverage hardware H.264 decoding if present to improve the Windows, Linux and Mac client performance. Hardware acceleration increases H.264 decoding performance. To enable client hardware acceleration, go to client options and click the Calibrate button. After running the calibration, you will receive a recommended level of GPU decoding, which you can adjust with the slider bar.

The amount of performance boost hardware decoding provides will vary by the GPU resources available on the machine. For a Broadwell i7 CPU, CPU usage decreased by up to 50% for 16 camera layouts and rendered frames per second increased by 30% for 48 camera layouts.


Area Zoom

In live view, users can utilize area zoom for pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras. This allows a user to draw a box around a specific region to instantly optically zoom in to see greater detail on objects or people in the distance. Simply hold control and left click to draw the box around the area to zoom in on. This new feature is available for Axis and Illustra PTZ cameras used within exacqVision.

exacqVision area_zoom


Second Reviewer

For European customers, exacqVision has added the ability to configure enhanced privacy restrictions requiring a second reviewer to view the live video or review recorded video. Add the option to require two people to enter passwords for live, search and export actions. By default this feature is disabled. To enable this feature, contact Technical Support for a special configuration key to import on the Systems page, security tab.
exacqVision_second_reviewer


Mapping

Within the maps page, configure a new map, add an icon and map image. Right click the camera on the map and select the new option Show Field of View. Drag the field of view to cover the appropriate area. The new functionality also allows the field of view color to be updated to a preset list of more than 10 color options. Simply right click and select Field of View Color to change the color so it appears better on the screen. Drag and drop maps and child maps anywhere on the list.

exacqVision Mapping_Field of View Icons


Windows 10 Support

The exacqVision client and server now support Windows 10.


Faster Discovery & Camera Reconnection

The exacqVision client can now automatically discover exacqVision servers on the network. Instead of having to manually type in the IP address range and brute force scan through each address, the client will automatically scan when the client is opened. Clicking the Find button on the find systems tab will initiate a rescan to find new servers.

When a network outage occurs, exacqVision will reconnect to the camera. The IP reconnection interval has been updated to reconnect every 15 seconds for up to 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, it will attempt to reconnect every 60 seconds for up to 1 hour. After 1 hour, it will go back to searching every 5 minutes. This reconnection is available for Illustra, Axis and Arecont Vision cameras.


Exacq Mobile Search

Exacq mobile_searchExacq Mobile has enhanced search functionality. Users can quickly select a pre-defined search range from 1 minute to 30 minutes or enter a custom time search to set your own time perimeters by clicking the search icon in the upper right hand corner. In the custom time search, users can easily select the hour and minutes from the clock icon. Select up to 4 cameras to view search results.
The new toolbar layout offers easier navigation for layouts, VideoPush, Cycling through cameras and searching. VideoPush allows you to push live video to any other client. The new Cycle Through Cameras icon takes you to the next two cameras on the list. To cycle through cameras, you can also do a two-finger swipe to the left or right to navigate to cameras.
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Enterprise System Manager (ESM) Remote Updates

Administrators can now perform software updates. The improved available versions page provides ESM users with quick identification of the current versions of exacqVision clients, web services and ESM itself installed across the entire environment. The Available Versions page has been updated to the Running Versions page. It shows new headers for versions, product, platform name, count and actions. Receive notifications at the top when newer versions are available.
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Users can update all exacqVision clients and web services connected to ESM directly from one interface. To schedule an update, click on the calendar icon at the top next to Web Services. Simply adjust servers to update in the servers to schedule drop down menu and then select the servers you would like updated. In the additional data, you can add notes. For ESM to update itself, there is a new light bulb icon in the footer. Clicking the light bulb will allow you to schedule a system update for ESM. Users will see a message informing them the system will be going down for an update.


New IP Camera Integrations

We have added support for more than 50 new IP camera models in exacqVision 7.6 release and updated over 250 test records. exacqVision now supports nearly 3,000 IP cameras.

IllustraIllustra

  • ADCi625 PTZ area zoom support
  • IPS02D2ICWTT
  • IPS02D2ICWIT
  • IPS02D2OCWTT
  • IPS02D2

AXISAxis Communications

  • P1364
  • M1125-E
  • P5624-E
  • P1435-LE
  • XF40-Q1765
  • M1124-E
  • Q1941-E
  • PTZ area zoom support

Arecont VisionArecont Vision

  • SurroundVideo G5 Series

Samsung LogoSamsung

  • SNO-L6083R

PanasonicPanasonic

  • WJ-GXE500
  • WV-SFV481
  • WV-SFV781L

ACTiACTi

  • I24
  • Dewarping support for B511, E929 and I73

IQeyeIQEye

  • IQM62N
  • IQD65N
  • IQM65N
  • IQM63W

dahuaDahua

  • Dewarping support for fisheye cameras

HikVisionHikvision

  • DS-2CD4535FWD-I(Z)(H)


New Integrations


Download and Installation

The latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can easily and quickly 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 7.6 is available for download here.
Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try

exacqVision 7.4 Provides Complete Security Solution

The latest version of exacqVision video management system (VMS) software version 7.4 is now available.


Complete Security Solution

exacqVision 7.4 offers a complete platform for users to manage video surveillance, intrusion and access control from one easy-to-user interface. The new DSC PowerSeries Neo native integration combined with the Kantech access control integration introduced in version 7.2, give exacqVision users greater control to operate all security operations at once, reducing complexity for security personnel while saving time and money.

Complete Security Solution

Watch the exacqVision 7.4 Overview Video


Kantech EntraPass Access Control & New DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion Integration

exacqVision 7.2 introduced the Kantech EntraPass integration providing users with the ability to control doors and locks directly from the live view page of the exacqVision client. In 7.4, exacqVision offers a complete platform for users to management video surveillance, access control and now intrusion from one easy-to-use interface. Through exacqVision CameraLinks, users can arm and disarm the system by simply clicking in live view and entering the access code.

exacqVision NEO Alarms Map

PowerSeries NEOWith the DSC PowerSeries Neo integration users can:

  • Arm and disarm the system
  • See partition and zone status on cameras
  • See partition and zone status on maps
  • Configure event linking actions
  • Configure event monitoring actions

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Exacq MobileExacq Mobile CameraLinks

Exacq Mobile also provides access to intrusion and access control actions directly from live cameras. With the new CameraLinks feature now supported in Exacq Mobile, users can receive push notifications and review video footage when the security system goes into an alarm state. CameraLinks puts the most needed commands at your fingertips improving response time.

  • Arm and disarm the system from Exacq Mobile
  • Receive push notifications for triggered alarms


Filtering

A new filtering feature gives exacqVision users the ability to find cameras and servers faster in the exacqVision client. Large-scale, enterprise installations can quickly locate a specific server by typing in the new filter box at the top of the live, search and configuration navigation trees.

The new tree filtering feature is available on exacqVision StartPro and Enterprise.

exacqVision 7.4 filtering


Health Indicators

Version 7.4 further simplifies operation with new indicators for health events. Users will now receive real-time notifications in the client when camera or recorder health needs addressed. These new health setup indicators will maximize system uptime and increase reliability.

Health Indicators are available in exacqVision Professional and Enterprise with a current Software Subscription Agreement (SSA). Power users and admins have the ability to dismiss all indicators of a certain type.

Health indicators include:

  • Archive contentHealth-Indicators
  • Archive task
  • Device failure
  • Storage error
  • Subscription expiration
  • Video throttling
  • Video loss
  • System voltage
  • System temperature
  • System fan
  • Archive connection
  • Outbound connection loss
  • IP camera connection loss
  • IP camera audio connection loss
  • Serial connection loss


Resume Export

exacqVision video export will now automatically resume exporting after a system disconnects or reconnects. With this new feature, users will not need to restart a download.


Switch Client Keyboard Command

A new command gives exacqVision Surveillance Keyboard users the ability to switch client instances from the keyboard. With this new feature, exacqVision users can seamlessly and quickly control multiple clients from a single keyboard without ever taking their hand off the joystick.


exacqReplay in Web Client

The web client now supports exacqReplay. Simply right click the camera view to replay the video in increments of 5 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 15 minutes. This will open a new pop-up window or new tab in the current browser instance.


Enterprise System Manager Coordination

In Enterprise System Manager, administrators can ensure only one user is actively making changes to the server with the new server management feature. In environments where multiple ESM servers are used, the first ESM instance will define itself as the owner of the server, while other ESM servers will no longer have the ability to change settings. This new functionality automatically syncs actions being performed across multiple servers.


New IP Camera Integrations

We have added support for more than 50 new IP camera models in exacqVision 7.4 release and updated over 175 test records. exacqVision now supports nearly 3,000 IP cameras.

Illustra IP camerasIllustra

  • IPS02P6ANBTT
  • IPP02P6ANBTT
  • IPS02P6OCWTT
  • IPS02P6BCWTT
  • IPS02P6OSWTT
  • IPS02P6BSWTT
  • IPP02P6BCWTT
  • IPP02P6OSWTT
  • IPP02P6BSWTT
  • Region of Interest supported for cameras using the Illustra3 plugin.

AXISAxis

  • F34
  • Q3505
  • Q1775
  • P5515
  • P5514
  • M3037
  • Q3709
  • Client-side dewarping available for Windows and Linux

Arecont VisionArecont Vision

  • MicroDome G2 Series
  • MegaVideo G5 Series

SamsungSamsung

  • SNF-8010 native support
  • Wisenet Lite Series including corridor mode

BoschBosch

  • Flexdome Panoramic
    • Dewarping support on Windows
  • Support for IVA events via ONVIF for CPP4 and CPP6 cameras

panasonic-300x48Panasonic

  • WJ-GXE500
  • WV-SFV481
  • WV-SFV781L

ACTiActi

  • E925

vivotekVivotek

  • CC8370-HV
  • FD8338-HV

enexxis2Enexxis

  • ZN-D2MTP-IP
  • ZN-B2MTP


Download and Installation

The latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can easily and quickly 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.

Download exacqVision Software here: http://exacq.com/downloads

Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try

exacqVision 7.2 Release Simplifies Access Control Management & Searching

The latest version of the exacqVision video management system (VMS), version 7.2 is now available.

Watch the exacqVision 7.2 Release Overview video


Kantech EntraPass Integration for Seamless Management of Entry Points

KantechThe exacqVision 7.2 Kantech EntraPass integration provides users with the ability to control doors and locks directly from the live view page of the exacqVision client. Door controls can be associated with cameras using exacqVision Camera Links. This integration puts the most needed access control commands at the operator’s fingertips to vastly improve response time to critical alarms and events.

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The integration displays door status on maps and allows for configuration of Event Linking actions triggered by EntraPass door status alerts. All exacqVision users can see the door status on linked cameras, but must input Kantech permissions to operate doors.

Kantech EntraPass Camera Links are available for:

Kantech Camera Link Events


Setup Indicators Save Significant Installation Time

Setup Indicators, available in exacqVision Professional and Enterprise with a current Software Subscription Agreement (SSA), guide installers through common configuration options to optimize their exacqVision configuration. These indicators, available only to Power Users and Admins, provide guidance on configuring motion detection, ensuring network connectivity, changing default passwords and more to ensure no installation steps are missed during configuration.

Power Users and Admins have the ability to dismiss all indicators of a certain type, for a specific system or just individual indicators. By double-clicking a setup indicator, the user is taken directly to the associated page to configure.

exacqVision Setup Indicators

Setup Indicators Include:

      • Network connection less than 1gb/s
      • No motion window set for camera
      • Motion recording scheduled, but camera doesn’t support motion
      • No email servers configured
      • Camera time is too far off
      • Server time is too far off
      • Server is using default password
      • Camera is connected to more than one server
      • Not enough licenses for all cameras
      • Client cannot listen to audio (no speakers)
      • Client cannot use 2-way audio (no mic)
      • Client disk space low
      • Client unable to connect to server
      • Estimated content & estimated archive content age
        • If the disk is not yet full, the client will predict the estimated retention


List Search

The new exacqVision 7.2 list search feature gives users another search option in addition to the Timeline and Thumbnail search features. With list search, users can greatly reduce investigation time when reviewing video associated with events, such as point-of-sale transactions, access control, and other data events. List search is available on exacqVision Start, Pro and Enterprise VMS software.

With List Search, users can:

      • See a summary of the total number events in the search
      • View an animated thumbnail of the search result
      • Adjust the size of the preview thumbnails
      • Quickly filter search results without resubmitting search query
      • Sort search result by columns

exacqVision List Search


AD/LDAP Improvements

exacqVision Enterprise AD/LDAP has been improved in this release, allowing configuration of multiple servers at one time. AD/LDAP is now supported on exacqVision Edge platforms. In addition, SSL encryption has been simplified and Service Principal Name (SPN) can now be generated from the exacqVision client.


Multistreaming Client Options

The new exacqVision 7.2 multistreaming client options improve bandwidth management in exacqVision, providing users the option to:

      • Treat all streams as “quality” streams
        • Streams with different fields of view normally register as “ROI “ streams and display as different cameras
      • Option to hide quality streams in navigation tree
        • Rely on exacqVision to pick the best stream

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push notificationsWeb & Mobile Client Updates

Exacq Mobile now includes Push Notifications, allowing users to push notifications to a mobile device when an event occurs, even when the mobile app is closed. Exacq Mobile app users can open the event in the triggered state from the notification.

In addition, the web client now supports native H.264 video encoding. This reduces the transcoding load on web servers, increasing server capacity.


ESM Alerts for Quicker Monitoring of Important Events

In Enterprise System Manager, administrators can prioritize events in order of importance. The ESM rules engine can now be used to create alerts. Alerts can be promoted to display only the most important events in the dashboard for quicker monitoring and more effective security management.


New IP Camera Support

We have added support for more than 65 new IP camera models in the exacqVision 7.2 release and updated over 325 test records. exacqVision now supports nearly 3,000 IP cameras.

IllustraIllustra
Added Illustra 825 fisheye dewarping enhancements to the zoom levels. Aspect ratios will always be 4:3 when dewarped.illustradewarping
Illustra EssentialsSupport for the new Illustra Essentials

  • IES02D1OCWIY
  • IES01D1OCWIY
  • IES02B1BNWIY
  • IES01B1BNWIY
Axis CommunicationsAXIS

  • A8004-VE
  • Q1615
  • P1365
  • Q6115
  • V5915
  • P3224-LV
  • Q6045-MKII PTZ
  • P3225-LVE
  • V5914
  • Q6114
  • Q6000
ACTiACTi

  • V2X Encoders
  • V3X Encoders
ATVATV

  • 19 new models
Open EyeOpen Eye

  • 5 new models
VeiluxVeilux

  • 5 new models
FLIRFLIR

  • Added support for motion notification

Download and Installation

The latest versions of exacqVision client and server software can easily and quickly 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.

Download exacqVision Software here: http://exacq.com/downloads

Try exacqVision software for free here: http://exacq.com/try

Exacq & Axis Provide Easy IP Entry Management Solution

exacqVision users can now watch and communicate with people by combining exacqVision’s new cameralinks feature with Axis A8004 network video door station, a new high performance intercom. Fully integrated with exacqVision, this intercom solution provides two-way audio in addition to real-time video at doors requiring manual remote entry control. This solution is most useful to verify identity at remotely controlled doors and gates.Axis intercom

CameraLinks

Together, Exacq and Axis provide customers with a quicker and easier way to improve security.

  • Increased identification and entry management
  • Improved situational awareness
  • Enhanced two-way communications
  • Easily view video, communicate with persons at an entry way and unlock or lock a door

See the integration details. View a video on how to configure exacqVision Camera Links.