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Introducing Tyco 360° Radar Detection

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

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

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

Streamlined Features for Accelerated Task Performance with exacqVision v19.09

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Designed for Optimal Performance

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

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

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

 

Safeguard Against Cyber Attacks Across Devices

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

exacqVision Now Integrates with Percolata

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

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

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

exacqVision Now Integrates with MASterMind

As part of the Connected Partner Program, Exacq and MAS Monitoring are joining forces to offer a powerful integrated solution. This integration allows customers to utilize verification services and live video from exacqVision’s Network Video Recorder (NVR) to efficiently receive calls at the monitoring station call center when an event occurs.

MASterMind provides consolidation and integration capabilities for multiple security-related systems, including intrusion, digital video, fire detection, and access control. Its integrated design permits the MASterMind database to become the main repository for all security and compliance-related data throughout the entire system. This centralized management provides an enterprise-wide view of relevant activity across the organizational landscape from a single source.

exacqVision VMS software is incredibly scalable, integrating with more than 4000 IP, analog, or hybrid cameras. Exacq offers network video recording solutions for small-single camera systems to large, complex systems. When exacqVision software records events, these events can be automatically sent to the MAsterMind database where video can be viewed, mapped, and more.

Mastermind includes interfaces and support for common alarm industry receivers and signal format protocols. The MASterMind receiver interface library includes support for over 60 receiver classes and over 100 signal format protocols.

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

EXACQVISION V19.06 ENHANCES SECURITY WITH AUTOMATED FEATURES AND A NEW ACCESS CONTROL INTEGRATION WITH C•CURE 9000

V19.06 introduces newly automated and time-saving features that enhance the intuitive functionality that exacqVision is known for. The latest release of exacqVision is firmly grounded in cybersecurity, cloud solutions, unification, and automation – driving the industry forward with solutions that meet critical business needs.

exacqVision v19.06 Feature Highlights

Save administrative time with automated video transfer

Data accessibility is crucial, and the latest version of exacqVision delivers more robust failure management for Enterprise Manager customers by automating video transfer in the event of a server failover.  This saves significant time for administrators, and provides accessibility to video when it matters most.

Respond faster with dynamic access control from exacqVision

With the release of v19.06, exacqVision offers a dynamic integration with C•CURE 9000, where users can control door actions in Live mode, use metadata to search video, and trigger actions from control panel information at no additional cost.

 

Mobile connectivity, simplified and cybersecure

With cybersecurity and scalable technology top-of-mind, Exacq has introduced a cloud-hosted web relay service to connect mobile app users to video without any inbound connectivity to the NVR. NVRs with an active Software Subscription Agreement (SSA) will receive unlimited cloud relay connectivity.  NVRs without an active SSA will receive cloud relay connectivity with limited resolutions suitable for mobile devices.  This provides easy access to video while ensuring sites remain cyber-resilient.

 

Ensure critical recordings are stored in exacqVision with ONVIF support

Knowing video is still recording even when the network is down or the NVR is offline offers peace of mind and ensures critical surveillance video is not lost. Now exacqVision can retrieve video recorded on the camera from selected and tested ONVIF Profile G-conformant cameras after a network connection has been re-established.  Video recorded to a camera’s SD card is automatically pulled to the exacqVision server and integrated into the recording timeline. Users can take advantage of this feature for both free-run recording or event-based recording.

 

Fine-tune motion zone and sensitivity settings for Illustra camera users

exacqVision v19.06 offers enriched motion configuration settings for Illustra camera users, now allowing the configuration of up to three motion zones, each with its own motion mask and sensitivity.

 

ENTERPRISE MANAGER + EM-SERIES THE MOST INTUITIVE WAY TO PROACTIVELY MANAGE THE HEALTH OF YOUR ENTERPRISE VIDEO SYSTEM

Tapping into the power of Exacq’s enterprise level video security features just got a whole lot easier with the launch of the new EM-Series hardware platform dedicated to running Enterprise Manager software, which is now an integrated part of the exacqVision Enterprise edition VMS.

Through an intuitive dashboard, the Enterprise Manager provides ready access to enhanced health monitoring, user management, administration of software updates, high-availability capabilities and much more. The powerful combination of EM-Series servers running Enterprise Manager simplifies management of exacqVision VMS software and provides customers with the features that are indispensable in distributed enterprise environments.

exacqVision Enterprise Management:

Enterprise Manager: An Integrated Part of exacqVision Enterprise

  • Advanced user management significantly reduces administration time and error
  • System health monitoring ensures proactive response to potential issues
  • Dynamic client connection management streamlines user experience
  • Camera inspection workflow ensures safety and compliance
  • Scheduled version updates and configuration backups help avoid prolonged downtime

 

exacqVision EM-Series Servers: Robust, Performant Platform for Large-Scale Deployments

  • Specifically designed to run Enterprise Manager software
  • Monitor and manage up to 2,000 exacqVision recorders
  • RAID 6, redundant power supply, and enterprise-class hard disk drives
  • Enterprise friendly operating systems
  • Safeguard against cyber attacks across devices

 

Enterprise Manager:
An Integrated Part of exacqVision Enterprise

Advanced User Management Significantly Reduces Administration Time and Error

Manage by logical groups

Large enterprises often have complex organizational memberships – employees who work in various departments, contractors who shift between jobs, etc.  Enterprise Manager streamlines the administrative process by letting you define logical groups and associate users and NVRs to those groups.

Build hierarchies to easily cascade user roles

Administrators can now define how organizational groups are related to one another in hierarchies. This allows them to quickly assign NVRs and users to a group and its sub-groups, while also providing the ability to configure exceptions to group memberships that will cascade throughout the hierarchy to ensure consistency across the enterprise.

Expedite deployments by defining camera and device permissions from one screen

From a single screen, an administrator can leverage dynamic filtering of camera names to define users’ roles to specific cameras that span multiple NVRs. For enterprises with dozens or hundreds of NVRs, this saves a significant amount of time over navigating to each individual NVR to define the specific camera restrictions.

 

System Health Monitoring Ensures Proactive Response to Potential Issues

Intuitive dashboards and detailed reports improve response to ensure continual uptime

Enterprise Manager dashboards shows healthy, warning and error status for all cameras and NVRs at-a-glance, to ensure the fastest response to service issues and avoid down time. Detailed reports that show graphs of event trends, SSA status, network identification, and overall system health help security teams more quickly identify NVRs or cameras in need of service.

Customizable, push-driven notifications free up time and help avoid missed events

Quickly and easily set up natural language notification rules for any of 30+ events on specific cameras or NVRs for individual people or groups. From one screen, Enterprise Manager lets you easily create these event links and email profiles, and provides “lasts at least…” rules to ensure noisy systems do not generate too many events.


Dynamic Client Connection Management Streamlines the User Experience

Automatically synchronize permissions with camera access for faster connectivity

Enterprise Manager eliminates the manual process of granting camera access to a user who has been given permissions on a new NVR. By dynamically leveraging the user’s global credentials, Enterprise Manager provides faster connectivity to NVRs.

Support for Active Directory and LDAP for single sign-on

To increase security and compliance, more businesses are using single sign-on throughout their enterprise. Enterprise Manager helps perpetuate this by dynamically authenticating domain credentials via single sign-on for the client, eliminating the need for users to type in usernames and passwords.

Camera Inspection Workflow Ensures Safety and Compliance

Ensure camera scene quality with workflow-driven reviews

Enterprise Manager can capture reference images for every camera and provide review workflows to compare the current scene to the reference scene.  Scenes that don’t meet the quality of the reference image can be marked for technician follow-up.  Easily filter reviews by last review date, camera name and other criteria to help segment image reviews of large environments.

Avoid Prolonged Downtime with Configuration Backups and Version Updates

Manual and scheduled backups

The Enterprise Manager supports manual and scheduled backup of NVR configurations to enable faster recovery of security operations and improve safety.  Once backed up, configuration files can be restored if unwanted configuration changes are made.  With multiple backups, recovery from un-intended configuration changes is also possible.

Easily schedule version updates

Admins can also use Enterprise Manager to easily schedule software updates across the environment – either caching the update for NVRs to pull from, or having the NVRs pull directly from exacq.com.  Enterprise Manager can also push notifications to clients to prompt users to update their client version to ensure they have the very latest enhancements and fixes to ensure optimal operation.

 

exacqVision EM-Series Servers
Robust, Performant Platform for Large-Scale Deployments

 

Built for Performance, Redundancy and Easy Maintenance

Specifically designed to run Enterprise Manager software

exacqVision EM-Series servers were specifically designed and qualified to run the Enterprise Manager software, which is pre-loaded and configured to ensure a smooth and hassle-free user experience.

Monitor and manage up to 2,000 exacqVision recorders

The exacqVision EM-Series servers offer large-scale deployments a robust, performant platform to monitor and manage up to 2,000 exacqVision Enterprise recorders.

RAID 6, redundant power supply, and enterprise-class hard disk drives provide continuity

Losing data on a video security system can be frustrating and costly. The EM-Series is an enterprise-class server complete with RAID 6, redundant power supply, and front-loading hard disk drives that make it easy to service.

 

Enterprise friendly operating systems

EM-Series servers ship with Windows Server 2016 or Ubuntu Linux 18.04 to satisfy the technology, security and compliance requirements of an enterprise IT department.

 

Safeguard against cyber attacks across devices

exacqVision EM-Series have been designed to be resilient against cyber-threats. This solution includes role based access control that allows administrators to restrict access to functions by user role. Safeguard controls include an enhanced security mode which forces the use of complex, non-default passwords and encrypted communications. EM Series adheres to the rigorous standards of the Tyco Cyber Protection Product Security Program. The holistic approach to cyber protection is aimed at providing peace of mind to our customers. Our security mindset begins at initial design concept and is supported through deployment, including a rapid incident response to meet the comprehensive and evolving cybersecurity environments.

EXACQVISION V19.03 SUPPORTS ENHANCED MAP LINKING AND ON-SCREEN CAMERA DISPLAYS

exacqVision v19.03 is the latest version of the popular VMS software known for its intuitive feature set and simple configuration and maintenance. The features introduced in this latest version provide users with greater flexibility and freedom for business-optimizing results.

exacqVision v19.03 Feature Highlights:

Respond More Quickly to Security Events

    • Enhanced map linking and navigation provides much-needed control and oversight
    • Advanced camera on-screen display configuration can save valuable time

 

Protect Video and Ensure Undisrupted Operations

    • Continuous recording with Hanwha cameras maintains system uptime
    • Improved failover experience for faster recovery

 

Feature Details:

Respond More Quickly to Security Events

Enhanced map linking and navigation provides much-needed control and oversight

Enterprise users can now more quickly navigate multiple maps of their facility – easily linking parent maps, child maps to parent maps, and vice versa. This provides much-needed control and oversight to security operators who need to respond quickly to security events, no matter where they occur.

 

Advanced camera on-screen display configuration can save valuable time

exacqVision users can now customize their cameras’ on-screen display (OSD) to show useful information such as city, state, asset tag or a custom description of the camera. This can save costly time spent searching for cameras that need maintenance, as well as help identify precisely which camera may have recorded critical video. Messages can be displayed on multiple lines in various font colors and text styles to help indicate levels of urgency or categories of information.


 

Protect Video and Ensure Undisrupted Operations

Continuous recording with Hanwha cameras

exacqVision now supports direct SD video recording capabilities with Hanwha cameras. When connectivity between supported cameras and an exacqVision NVR fails, video records directly onto the camera’s SD card. Once connectivity is re-established, recorded video transfers back to the exacqVision NVR and is automatically stored at the correct date and time. This continuous ‘uptime’ offers peace of mind to customers who use Hanwha cameras to maintain a safe work environment

Improved failover experience for faster recovery

In the event of a server failover, the exacqVision Client saves the user’s Live settings and dynamically switches live video from the failed primary server to the spare server. This includes video and audio, serial data, Maps, Groups, Views, and Event Monitoring profiles. Enterprise customers can set up automatic failover with an Enterprise Manager license and a properly licensed spare server, or they can set up manual failover with just an Enterprise license.

This release also adds faster detection of NVR failure with Enterprise Manager, signficantly cutting the detection time from 30-240 seconds to 5-20 seconds.

EXACQVISION CLOUD DRIVE STORAGE OFFERS A SIMPLE, RELIABLE WAY TO STORE AND SEARCH VIDEO IN THE CLOUD

As a leader in video solutions, Exacq recognizes that many customers are turning to cloud solutions to provide an offsite copy of video that ensures protection against natural disasters, theft and other events while reducing capital expenses and increasing accessibility. exacqVision Cloud Drive storage helps security and IT teams lower their Total Cost of Ownership by eliminating some of the unnecessary hardware costs and management of storage infrastructure.

Feature Highlights:

  • Securely store and search video in the cloud
  • Search video using exacqVision Client or Exacq Mobile
  • Allocate cloud storage across cameras on an NVR
  • Annual subscriptions purchased through distribution

Feature Details:

Securely Store and Search Video in the Cloud

exacqVision Professional and Enterprise customers can now archive event video and bookmarks to the cloud, and retrieve it from any device with an Internet connection. This allows them to augment their local storage solution with cloud storage, or create an offsite copy of critical video to ensure it is protected against natural disasters, theft and other site-specific events. Video stored in the cloud is always encrypted, ensuring that only the customer can access video stored there.

Search Video using exacqVision Client or Exacq Mobile

No special settings are required to find your video, regardless of whether it exists on local storage or cloud storage. Video in exacqVision Cloud Drive is seamlessly accessible through the exacqVision Client or via Exacq Mobile for iOS and Android operating systems.

Allocate Cloud Storage across Cameras on an NVR

Purchase a subscription by the number of days you wish to retain video and configure one or more cameras on an NVR to send event video to the cloud. Unlike some cloud video providers, Exacq doesn’t restrict subscriptions to individual cameras.

Annual Subscriptions Purchased through Distribution

Annual subscriptions for exacqVision Cloud Drive storage are available for exacqVision Professional and Enterprise customers and can easily be purchased through channel distribution partners.

UNPRECEDENTED DATA INSIGHT, CONTINUOUS UPTIME, AND INTUITIVE EXPERIENCE THE FOCUS OF EXACQVISION 9.6

Having access to the massive amount of data that is generated by surveillance cameras and security systems is only part of the equation; understanding and reacting to that data is the most effective way to keep employees, visitors, and assets protected. exacqVision 9.6 allows users to harness the power of their data with reporting capabilities that provide unprecedented event insight. The latest version also provides important new features and integrations that ensure continuous surveillance and an even more intuitive user experience.  

v9.6 Feature Highlights: 

Complete Security to More Effectively Protect People and Property 

  • Visualization of data and trends provides actionable insight  
  • Integration with DMP intrusion panels offers more options for complete security solution
     

Ensure Undisrupted Security  

  • Continuous recording with Axis cameras, even in network loss 
  • Encrypted video streams from Axis and Samsung cameras  

 

More Intuitive, Global Experience 

  • Select Default Client Language 

 

Feature Details: 

Complete Security to More Effectively Protect People and Property 

Visualization of data and trends provides actionable insight  

A new Report Mode option within the exacqVision Search page gives users the ability to interpret events captured by the VMS and make more effective business decisions based on potential trends. By better visualizing analytic, recording, and event data, security operators can more efficiently evaluate and respond to events such as aberrant ‘door open’ alarms in restricted areas or unusually high numbers of motion detected events for a certain camera. This insight provides the high level of awareness required to mitigate potentially dangerous trends.  Data sets are also exportable in a CSV format and can be imported into other BI applications, which means users aren’t limited to analyzing data solely within exacqVision.g 

 

New integration with DMP intrusion panels strengthens exacqVision as a complete security solution 

exacqVision now integrates with DMP intrusion panels, giving users more options to build their complete security solution. By leveraging this powerful integration, users can arm, disarm, and bypass zones and partitions from the exacqVision client, as well as use DMP alarms to trigger other events within exacqVision. The ability to seamlessly execute arm/disarm actions vs. simply receiving alarm system events is an important distinction from other VMS systems’ intrusion integrations, and allows customers to better protect their businesses.   

 

Ensure Undisrupted Security  

Continuous recording with Axis cameras, even in network loss 

exacqVision 9.6 now supports direct SD video recording capabilities with Axis cameras, minimizing lost video due to unexpected network or NVR outage.  With this feature enabled in Axis cameras, motion events are always recording to the SD card.  If connection is lost between the camera and NVR, the video that was recorded during that time will transfer back to the exacqVision NVR upon reconnection and is automatically stored at the correct date and time. This offers peace of mind to customers who use one of the industry’s most popular camera lines to maintain a safe and compliant work environment. 

 

Encrypted video streams from Axis and Samsung cameras  

The growing complexity and interconnectivity of security systems has driven the need for more secure communication between cameras and video servers, and exacqVision 9.6 now offers an optional feature to encrypt the video streams from Axis and Samsung cameras to the video server. Encrypting the video stream ensures data can only be interpreted by the server itself, meaning any third-party that intercepts this stream is unable to decrypt or make use of this data in any way. This additional layer of security offers the cyber protection necessary to keep a customer’s system continually secured. 

More Intuitive, Global Experience   

Select Default Client Language  

Already known to be an intuitive VMS, exacqVision 9.6 further simplifies the experience by allowing users to specify the language they want the exacqVision Client to display in, as well as easily switch languages without requiring complicated changes to the computer settings. Not only does this eliminate tedious and error-prone processes for the user, it simplifies region-specific installation and support for integrators.