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Johnson Controls introduces the exacqVision Facial Matching solution, an Artificial Intelligence enabled system that provides immediate notification of persons of interest who are returning to a retail business, venue, or other premise. Tyco will be displaying the solution at Booth 4142 at the NRF 2020 show in New York, January 12-14. Using highly accurate deep learning analytics, exacqVision Facial Matching serves as a “front door host,” with immediate recall of recognised visitors that arrive on site, such as a suspected shoplifter returning to the store, or to detect persons of interest entering a high-profile sporting event or a place of business. Deep learning capabilities “The power of exacqVision Facial Matching comes from its deep learning capabilities for accuracy as well as in its extensive integrations with exacqVision and other retail tools, such as electronic article surveillance and point of sale systems,” said Ryan Hulse, senior product manager for Exacq. “Leveraging these tools for a complete automated detection and notification system significantly lessens the burden on staff who have a whole host of other responsibilities to fulfil.” Tyco AI harmonises video and access control solutions, streamlining the management of a facility The engine behind exacqVision Facial Matching is Tyco AI an ever-evolving, deep learning solution that will take analytic capabilities such as object classification, behaviour and facial recognition to the next level, using powerful algorithms that customise solutions to specific end user installations. To further automate this approach, Tyco AI harmonises video and access control solutions, streamlining the management of a facility through a surveillance infrastructure rather than by disparate systems or operator intervention. Electronic Article Surveillance In a retail setting, exacqVision Facial Matching continuously compares faces against saved profiles, even with hats, glasses and facial hair, providing instant confirmation of the presence of persons of interest with color-coded facial bounding boxes. Integrated directly into exacqVision for easy configuration and deployment, the solution can capture and automatically enter into the database acceptable facial views triggered by Electronic Article Surveillance pedestals or Point of Sale keywords, growing the database of faces with minimal user interaction. Users can also be added manually into the system. Once a profile has been created and that individual returns to the business, users can receive a push notification through the Exacq Mobile app with the date, time, and image of the person of interest. Personnel will then be able to take appropriate action based on the event. The exacqVision Facial Matching also provides businesses of other types the ability to reference visitors against a known database of terminated employees or other persons of interest, whether they are returning to the same location or to another facility. For example, if a recently terminated employee returned to the workplace within a certain amount of time, Exacq Facial Matching will provide instant notification.
Johnson Controls has introduced a simplified approach to enterprise video management with its improved exacqVision Enterprise edition video management solution. Enterprise Manager, which was formerly sold separately as the Enterprise System Manager, is now an integrated part of the exacqVision Enterprise edition VMS, giving users ready access to enhanced health monitoring, user management, update management and high-availability capabilities at no additional cost. exacqVision EM-Series server Exacq is also launching a new exacqVision EM-Series server to offer large-scale deployments a redundant, performant server platform on which to run the Enterprise Manager software. The Enterprise Manager running on the EM-Series server can now monitor and manage up to 2,000 exacqVision Enterprise recorders. “Customers with large, distributed environments require efficient management capabilities to deploy, maintain and update large deployments.” said Ryan Hulse, exacqVision Senior Product Manager, Building Technologies & Solutions. “Those customers now have access to enhanced management features with exacqVision Enterprise, providing an enterprise solution that is more intuitive than most others in the market.”
Johnson Controls announced that its exacqVision video management system now integrates with Databuoy Corp.’s ShotPoint acoustic gunshot detection and localisation system to speed response time and heighten the decision-making process for local responders during active shooter situations. Indoor and outdoor gunfire ShotPoint is an automated sensor-based system that reliably detects indoor and outdoor gunfire. Through the integration of ShotPoint’s camera cueing feature and exacqVision’s web client, designated responders are able to observe and react to a situation as it unfolds. Both an initial retrieved JPEG image and a video clip are made available based on exacq camera IDs within the shot zone. ShotPoint’s shot zone reports, which identify a specific area where a gunshot occurred, are associated with various cameras via a look up table within Shotpoint. This association enables customers to more accurately manage their video surveillance cameras in real-time during an active shooter incident. Enhancing situational awareness “Combining Shotpoint’s instantaneous shot detection with associated exacqVision surveillance imagery enables everyone involved, from first responders to site security personnel, to enhance their situational awareness,” said Ryan Hulse, Senior Product Manager, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “Knowing where shots are being fired and being able to see those areas leads to better decisions in critical, time-sensitive situations.”
exacqVision now supports HTTPS communication between the NVR and some of the industry’s leading cameras Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces the latest release of the exacqVision VMS (8.4) which adds critical cybersecurity features demanded by IT departments while enhancing the user experience. exacqVision VMS 8.4 exacqVision now supports HTTPS communication between the NVR and some of the industry’s leading cameras, adding a new layer of protection to security deployments. Users can also easily acquire and configure security certificates used by exacqVision Web Services for HTTPS communication, ensuring all communication to web browsers and Exacq Mobile is encrypted. This latest release further strengthens Exacq Mobile by supporting the use of the microphone on smart devices This latest release further strengthens Exacq Mobile by supporting the use of the microphone on smart devices. The flexibility of audio support allows security operators to conduct both digital and physical patrols to better manage entrances where two-way audio exists without having to be at their workstations. In addition, new integrations with Bentel and Bosch intrusion systems allow users to arm and disarm the alarm system from the exacqVision Client or Exacq Mobile, and receive notifications with associated video of events directly in Exacq Mobile. HTTPS to deploy web-based solutions “We recognise the importance of protecting business infrastructure against cyber-attacks, and that certainly includes customers’ security and surveillance systems,” said Ryan Hulse, Senior Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. “Using HTTPS whenever deploying web-based solutions is an essential part of that protection, and exacqVision 8.4 makes that much easier. Using the free and open Let’s Encrypt certificate authority allows the entire process to be automated.” Already known for its intuitive user experience, exacqVision now features a low contrast GUI designed to address the direct link between interface ergonomics and operator fatigue. Combined with other powerful features such as PTZ support for Suspect Tracking and configurable Event Thresholds, this release raises the bar for system protection, video performance and intuitive user experience.
The M-Series is easy to install, utilizing exacqVision EasyConnect to find, address & connect Illustra & other IP cameras to the network automatically & self-configure for motion-based recording Tyco Security Products introduces the new exacqVision M-Series, a cost-effective network video recorder that is easy to install and use. The exacqVision M-Series expands the all-in-one recorder category Exacq launched last March with the LC-Series PoE+ recorder. Similar to the higher-capacity, higher PoE power LC-Series, the M-Series includes integrated PoE camera ports and the feature-rich exacqVision START video management software, which can easily be upgraded to the Professional or Enterprise software. Unique PoE video solution Users can connect up to eight IP cameras per recorder and can view and administer live and recorded video directly from the recorder using the included exacqVision client or remotely using a web browser or exacqVision client on a separate computer. The free Exacq Mobile app also allows users to view live and recorded video on iOS or Android mobile devices. “It’s always our goal to provide the most cost-effective, intuitive video solutions to our customers,” said Ryan Hulse, Senior Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. “The exacqVision M-Series does exactly that – bringing unique PoE camera management and reliable video recording performance at a price point that is appealing to smaller applications.” Remote monitoring with ease of installation Like all exacqVision recording solutions, the M-Series is very easy to install, utilising exacqVision EasyConnect to find, address and connect Illustra and other IP cameras to the network automatically and self-configure for motion-based recording. This enables users to simply plug in their IP cameras and start recording, significantly reducing installation time and labour. To further simplify maintenance, the M-Series recorder enables users to remotely monitor and control power to individual cameras with no separate switch management software required. Save