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exacqVision 6.6 Releases Focuses on Failover

The latest version of the exacqVision Video Management System (VMS), Version 6.6, is now available. The focus of this release centers around server failure detection and automatic recovery. With added support for over 100 new cameras in this release, the exacqVision VMS now supports nearly 2,200 IP camera models.

exacqVision 6.0 logoexacqVision 6.6 is available for download

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ESM Failover for exacqVision

The new Enterprise System Manager (ESM) Failover feature ensures the high availability of mission critical security video and data. ESM Failover helps avoid downtime by:

  • Continually monitoring exacqVision recorders for possible failures
  • Automatically moving functionality to “spare” servers in the rare event of a failure
  • Manual ESM Failover mode for maintenance of exacqVision recorders

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Restore recording functionality within minutes!

15 secondsHow fast is ESM Failover?
ESM failover is designed to detect a server failure within 15-30 seconds. This setting is configurable, so a long delay could be set to avoid failover during a reboot, for example. A manual failover mode also exists for performing tasks like system maintenance. In the event of an actual system failure, the spare recorder can be up and running within a matter of minutes.

Failover

What Fails Over?

  • Z-SeriesCameras
  • Recording Schedules
  • Users
  • Event Linking
  • Saved layouts, Views, Groups and Maps
  • Serial Profiles
  • Archiving configuration
  • Notification Rules
  • Auto Export Rules

Failover does not change the network identity of the protected recorder or spare in order to prevent duplicate IP addresses. Analog cameras and analog inputs are not part of ESM Failover due to wiring requirements of analog devices. Also note that the spare server storage doesn’t need to match the protected server, but should simply provide enough storage for anticipated downtime.

Failback
ESM will automatically failback to the protected recorder when available.The video from a failover remains on the spare server until manually moved back to the protected server.

Failover Requirements

Failover requires spare recorders, typically in the same family as the primary recorder, each with enough capacity to store video for the anticipated duration of the downtime. Failover also requires exacqVision camera licenses for the cameras being recorded. ESM Failover requires the Enterprise Server Option on an exacqVision server along with ESM running on a separate server.

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EasyConnect Enhancements

The EasyConnect feature on the exacqVision VMS allows users to find, assign, address and connect certain IP cameras to their network automatically. EasyConnect enhancements in exacqVision 6.6 keeps the camera list fresh, guides administrators to the camera configuration page, and links to camera connection diagnostics to simplify the process even more.

EasyConnectThe power of IP cameras with the simplicity of analog.

Easy Connect


New User Views Functionality

exacqVision 6.6 now allows users to create views based on user permission settings.This feature allows Administrators and Power Users to control the camera views for specific users. It also allows individuals to create personal views that cannot be used by any other exacqVision user.

User Views


Updated Event Monitoring

Event monitors automate client reactions to events (for example displaying a video of the front door when the front door is accessed). When used properly, event monitors convey situational awareness in busy environments to active users. exacqVision 6.6 provides increased flexibility and power to always display the most important video using the Event Monitor feature.

  • Use Event Monitoring to always keep YOUR most important live video in front of your users
  • Now with faster and easier set up of Event Monitoring rules
  • Apply new filters to the event list to find specific events
  • Drag any camera into Event Monitoring panel to see video
  • Higher ranked events fill in as they occur

Event Triggers


Brute Force / Dictionary Hacking DetectionHack Protection

Brute force hacking occurs when hackers try to guess network passwords with dictionary powered scripts. exacqVision 6.6 monitors login attempts and deters these attacks.


New IP Camera Support

We’ve added support for over 100 new IP camera models in the exacqVision 6.6 release and updated over 450 new test records, bringing the total number of supported IP cameras to nearly 2200!

IP Cameras

New native driver IP camera support and updates for the following cameras models are included in this release:

  • PanasonicPanasonic
    • Enhanced support for 3/5/6 Series
      • 4 multi-streams
      • 60 FPS

       

  • Samsung
    • SamsungSNF-8010(VM)
    • SNB-6010
    • Advanced camera features:
      • Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
      • Auto-focus
      • Flip-mirror-rotate

       

  • BoschBosch
    • NDI-50022-V3
    • NBN-40012-V3
    • Dinion IP Starlight 8000 MP

     

  • VivotekVivotek
    • FE8181(V)

 

ONVIF Integrations


Mobile SpeedSearch

SpeedSearchSpeedSearch is now available on our mobile clients. SpeedSearch enables scrubbing through video without downloading all the video frames, making it ideal for searching over lower bandwidth devices (3G, 4G, LTE).


Enterprise System Manager version 3.0

In addition to the failover feature discussed above, ESM can now be used to manage a single user across many exacqVision servers, keeping the user’s permissions in sync and resolving user permission conflicts. With ESM version 3.0, users can be assigned to groups for easy management of multiple users. Another new feature of ESM includes the ability to automate client configurations, importing systems into the client specified for each user.

ESM Groups


Z-Series Hot SparesexacqVision Z-Series logo

The exacqVision Z-Series recorders are now available with hot spares, for automatic replacement of failed drives. This is accomplished by defining one or more drives as hot spares in the RAID array. If a drive should fail, that volume is automatically brought online to replace the failed drive. A drive installed after repair automatically becomes the new hot spare.

Hot Spare


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

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Tips for Selecting a Cost-Effective, Efficient Municipal Security System

Challenged with patrolling a large area and protecting thousands of residents and hundreds of businesses, local governments and police departments need an efficient video surveillance system. Today, municipalities face a variety of new security challenges including geographical disparity, scalability and remote monitoring.

Camera on Building

Government and municipal projects often have tight budget restraints and require a cost-effective surveillance system that covers a large area while providing expansion opportunities for future security needs.

Union City, N.J., and Prospect Heights, Ill., are two cities that have recently implemented cost-effective video surveillance systems. As a result, each city has seen a reduction in crime rates and a vastly improved public safety system by considering the following elements in their solution.

View Video Remotely
To provide a successful municipal surveillance system, find a video management system (VMS) software that law enforcement officials can easily use remotely. Police departments need to view live and recorded video from their desks, phones or vehicles from anywhere throughout the city, day or night.

Prospect Heights Police Department strategically placed cameras in the highest risk public areas. With exacqVision VMS software all government officials can download the free Exacq mobile app or run the free client software on any web browser. This allows them to assess situations as they are happening and provide guidance to on-the-scene officers. Additionally, the exacqVision software has given them the opportunity to monitor their risk, assess the environment they are entering and prioritize issues immediately from their devices. Remote video monitoring enhances situational awareness, enabling them to respond quicker and more effectively at crime scenes.

Implement a Wireless Solution
When tasked with monitoring a city consisting of thousands of residents, consider implementing a wireless mesh network for the most effective security system. In Prospect Heights, Illinois, the surveillance system acts as a force multiplier, allowing the police department to keep more officers patrolling the streets and letting the cameras cover high crime areas. With this solution, video from the cameras is transported wirelessly to a nearby building and then transmitted to the police station over the secured network. The wireless system connects the police department with the community  areas for real-time viewing of activities. By leveraging this capability, Prospect Heights can monitor crime in neighborhoods without the need for full-time police officers to constantly patrol the area.

Police Station VMS Monitors

Be Resource Efficient
Replacing an entire security system can be very expensive. As an alternative, law enforcement officials can leverage their current infrastructure, wiring and analog cameras while also updating their security system. This maximizes the initial security investment while providing the flexibility to upgrade the system later. Union City, N.J. was able to utilize their existing analog infrastructure while also adding new technology, while Prospect Heights Police Department fully integrated the surveillance system with their broadband wireless network to better leverage resources.

Find an Easy-to-Use VMS Software
Simplify the process of searching and exporting video by selecting an easy-to-use VMS software. Most police departments and local governments suffer from lack of time and limited resources. The exacqVision client greatly improved operations and reduced investigation time for Prospect Heights Police Department. In the event of a reported crime, police officers can use the exacqVision VMS software for post-incident investigation and research. Officers can quickly search the exacqVision client for the time of the incident and can then export real-time evidence and footage to be used in court if necessary. Chief of Police Jamie Dunne noted, “The exacqVision software has allowed us to quickly capture video clips of incidents that we have used to bring criminal investigations to successful conclusions.”

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Prepare for Future Growth
Communities continually grow and crime hot spots change. Therefore, municipalities need to be forward thinking when designing a security solution. Scalable solutions provide an easy method to add cameras and expand the security system as the population demographics adjust. Prospect Heights initially designed their wireless security solution with future additions in mind. They accounted for the ability to add cameras moving forward and adjust the system as needed.

Visit our Solutions page to learn more from these Case Studies, or contact our Sales team and we’ll answer your questions.

JM Lexus Improves Customer Satisfaction and Saves Money

LexusJM Lexus, the only retail automobile dealership owned and operated by JM Family Enterprises, is the world’s largest volume Lexus dealership since opening in 1992.

The Challenge
JM Lexus wanted to build a security infrastructure that would replace an aged analog system with a state-of-the-art IP system. With millions of dollars of inventory, they needed a reliable security system to perform three vital functions: management, security and real value-added benefits for JM Lexus customers.

The Solution
JM Family deployed exacqVision Z-Series servers with pre-installed exacqVision Enterprise VMS software. The new enterprise-class video security system has greatly improved business operations, saved time searching for important video and increased the level of trust between JM Lexus and its customers.

Service officers monitor video from multiple JM Lexus Family locations in the security operations center.
Service officers monitor video from multiple JM Lexus Family
locations in the security operations center.

 

Benefits

  • Minimize additional service expenses and saved $85,000 to date
  • Store at least 30 days of video
  • Better manage business operations and traffic flow
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Faster navigation and search capabilities
  • Better image quality in low-light conditions

Brad Schafer“The biggest benefit beyond the cost savings is the level of trust the security system has brought to our relationship with our customers. At the end of the day, we can show our customers video evidence from start to finish of their car repair, which has given them 100 percent assurance and faith in JM Lexus.”    – Brad Schafer, Fixed Operations Director, JM Family

 

Download Case StudyRead the entire case study here.

JM Family Lexus selects exacqVision Z-Series and Axis IP cameras to secure their dealerships.
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