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Penn State Upgrades Security System with Tyco Security Products Solution

The Challenge
Penn State University wanted to move to a single security and event management platform for its residence halls and other group facilities on campus.

Penn State

The Solution
Penn State selected a unified Tyco Security Products solution to protect and manage its campus.

  • Improved image quality to quickly identify activity in a variety of lighting conditions
  • Reduced expenses retooling locks and replacing lost cards
  • Easily managed access rights and track activity of each user with powerful audit trail
  • Accelerated investigation searches with intuitive video management system interface
  • Streamlined and automated processes

Tyco Security Products’ Cyber Protection Program’s Security Audit Tools Address Device Vulnerabilities

A recent analysis of Internet of Things device traffic identified various IoT connected devices that were exhibiting potentially dangerous behaviors including using plain-text HTTP protocol for authentication or firmware updates, leaving them susceptible to sniffing and man-in-the-middle attacks.


As part of its Cyber Protection Program, Tyco Security Products considers security at the beginning of the product development process resulting in features and capabilities needed to secure the product in its environment.  For example, VideoEdge NVRs provide a Security Audit page that allows integrators and end-users a single view of their security posture of the device.

The audit page is an important tool for customers, giving them visibility on all accounts with remaining default passwords, enable / disabled status of ports and protocols such as HTTP, TLS certificates, and user security configurations such as password complexity, auto logout, account lockout.

Tyco Security Products’ is committed to cybersecurity.  Our holistic Cyber Protection Program combines best practices in secure product development, testing and evaluation, rapid response to potential vulnerabilities, and configuration guidelines for compliance.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month. As a trusted global leader, Tyco Security Products has developed a Cyber Protection Program and dedicated cyber protection team to lead the way in identifying, informing and developing cyber secure physical security products.

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Cyber Security Assessment

Today’s businesses are faced with unprecedented threats from sabotage, theft of intellectual property and compromised sensitive data. Have you considered how your physical security products affect your cyber security?

TSP Cyber Protection Program Flowchart


Take a look at our infographic and assessment quiz to see if you are asking the right questions and taking the next step to be cyber secure.

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Learn more about Tyco’s industry-leading Cyber Protection Program.

Cyber Security Language

Security breaches are in the news today more than ever before. Security integrators and security officers must work with IT departments to ensure the physical security system is successfully deployed, maintained and upgraded on the network with minimal impact and without compromising network security.

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To create a complete cyber secure environment, IT and security departments must effectively work together. However, physical security and IT often use the same words to mean different things – resulting in everyone being confused. Sometimes security integrators and security officers even avoid the IT department due to the misunderstanding.

For example, IP may mean intellectual property to a corporate security officer but internet protocol to IT security professionals. Or perimeter may mean the exterior building wall to the security officer and network connection to the outside to the IT professional.

To make sure all departments are speaking the same, common language, we suggest developing a list of terminology definitions that everyone can use.

Terms to be Clearly Defined:

  • IP
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  • Key
  • Patch
  • Firewall
  • Vulnerability
  • Social engineering
  • Perimeter
  • Intrusion detection
  • Bandwidth
  • Directory
  • Security logs
  • Revocation
  • Signature

Having a common subset of terms will help you understand how to ask the right questions and quickly comprehend the answers. After establishing your company common language, clearly explain the information you need from IT to be able to define the network and security requirements.

Learn more about the Tyco Security Products Cyber Protection program.

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.

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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 Integrates with Hartmann Controls Access Control System

exacqVision now supports integration with Hartmann Controls Protector.net web-based access control system for faster response to critical alarms with immediate video verification.

Hartmann Controls develops the protector.net access control system, a web-based software utilizing the latest Microsoft Technologies for users to administer access control from any browser-enabled device.

Hartmann Controls

This integration features:

  • Auto detects cameras within exacqVision to quickly find cameras within the list
  • Supports multistreaming cameras for multiple views from a single camera and to optimize video storage
  • Links access control events to video for instant search and playback minimizing investigation time
  • View live and recorded video within access control web interface

This integration requires exacqVision version 7.8 or later with a current exacqVision Professional or Enterprise license using Protector.net version 2.7.

To learn more about configuring the integration, visit our access control integration page.

Watch this video to see how it works.

See Tyco Security Products at ASIS 2016

ASIS 2016Visit the Tyco Security Products booth #1801 at ASIS 2016 in Orlando September 12-14, 2016 to see the latest security solutions in video, access control and intrusion systems.

Connected Partner Booths
You can also find our solutions displayed in the following Connected Partner Program booths:

Partner Booth #
Bosch 2727
Deister Electronics 1342
DMP 2513
EyeLock 1307
March Networks 1614
Morse Watchman 3651
Pelco 2300
Rightcrowd 1357
Salto 2434
Shooter Detection Systems 963
Stanley   2001

ASIS 2016
September 12-14, 2016
Orange County Convention Center
9899 International Dr.
Orlando, FL
Request a meeting with us

Register today to get a free pass to the exhibit hall.

Learn more about our Tyco Security Products Connected Partner Program.

exacqCloud Gives Ednetics Proactive, Turnkey VMS Monitoring

About Ednetics

Since 1997, Ednetics has been providing technology solutions to the educational and public markets including video surveillance and IP-based access control.

The Challenge

Ednetics, a video surveillance and IP-based access control dealer for education environments, needed a way to better manage their end user installations and improve their servicing and software updating.


The Solution

As an exacqVision Elite dealer, Ednetics had the opportunity to utilize exacqCloud to proactively service their customer’s video security system. exacqCloud gives Ednetics a dashboard to manage and monitor exacqVision recorders for many of their end users. Today, Ednetics has more than 150 recorders and 9,000 cameras connected to their exacqCloud instance.

exacqCloud enables us to provide our customers with the proactive, turnkey support they need. Now with exacqCloud, we are calling our customers instead of them calling us.” — Dave Teague, Director, Ednetics Protect™

exacqCloud Monitoring


  • Increase revenue with service contracts for remote and onsite monitoring
  • View all software updates from one, centralized database
  • Easily identify trends with cameras, systems and firmware
  • Configure baseline notifications to send an email when a camera or recorder is offline

Sign up for exacqCloud today.