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Investigation management tools enhance victor Video Management System

Tyco Security Products has introduced version 4.8, the newest version of the victor Video Management System (VMS) and VideoEdge network video recorders (NVR , in turn adding several new investigative tools to further simplify incident reporting for busy surveillance operators.

The newest version of victor enables operators to quickly build and edit video clips of a specific incident, reducing the time spent searching for video evidence from hours to just minutes.

Using the new clip builder and image editor features, operators can split, cut, crop, delete and add relevant segments of video to a clip while also adding information directly on the image to better document actions occurring in the scene.

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These new incident management tools make case reporting faster and more efficient for internal and external law enforcement investigations.

Operators tracking a subject can now use victor’s surveillance window recording tool to collate with ease all the related video clips into a single file to capture the entire incident, without having to collect the clips individually from multiple recorders.

All streaming video in a selected layout can be simultaneously recorded into a single clip file for export or internal viewing.

Investigation and productivity tools

“The ability to quickly and efficiently collect the right evidence immediately following an incident is a critical time saver in building a case,” said Stuart Bettle, video product marketing manager EMEA at Tyco Security Products.

“These latest enhancements to the powerful victor platform provide an industry-leading suite of enterprise-class investigation and productivity tools. The intuitive interface is designed to maximise operator time and resources in mission-critical Control Room environments.”

The new schedule clip download tool enables surveillance operators to schedule the automatic retrieval of reoccurring video clips they need to review daily, saving on bandwidth usage and freeing up operator time spent manually queuing video for download.

Schedule clip download allows users to customise the length of the clip, saving location and clip expiration. Users can also create and save custom surveillance layouts.

Beyond the standard layouts, end users can define number of rows, columns and aspect ratio and merge cells together to create the view that works best for their specific needs.

Enterprise customers can apply corporate branding to deactivated surveillance panes for added customisation options.

Additionally, victor offers enhanced camera management capabilities, including 360 fisheye camera client-side dewarping for exacqVision NVRs. Client-side dewarping records one video stream and eliminates the possibility of redundant recording, allowing users to zoom in and navigate within the image for greater detail.

End users will also be able to specify minimum and maximum camera recording rates and receive notifications on their specified levels through the VideoEdge NVR and VideoEdge Hybrid NVR Client or through victor. This gives VideoEdge customers automated recorder monitoring to ensure optimal storage capacity.

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Zaun acquires CCTV developer EyeLynx in bid to offer complete perimeter security solutions for end users

Perimeter fencing manufacturer Zaun has acquired EyeLynx Limited, the specialist developer and manufacturer of video and electronic security solutions. The acquisition enables Zaun to offer complete perimeter security solutions to its ever-growing end user customer base.

Jay Patel and Francisco Feijoo, the founders of EyeLynx, have continually delivered comprehensive solutions using their SharpView software. Indeed, the company has actively collaborated with Zaun for more than two years now, rendering this purchase the natural next step forward for both organisations.

Commenting on the deal, Zaun’s co-founder and director Alastair Henman explained: “Jay and Francisco are great guys with an exciting product. The synergy of that product with our customers is plain to see, so we look forward to helping the tie-up thrive in the years ahead. We’re giving Jay and Francisco all the support they need to develop state-of-the-art perimeter protection solutions that integrate with Zaun’s fencing products. As well as growing EyeLynx, this development also moves Zaun towards an integrated perimeter security systems offering.”

The deal is signed at EyeLynx's Chessington office by (from left to right) Alastair Henman, Jay Patel and Francisco Feijoo

The deal is signed at EyeLynx’s Chessington office by (from left to right) Alastair Henman, Jay Patel and Francisco Feijoo

Working out of offices in Chessington, Surrey and Zaragoza, Spain, EyeLynx has created SharpView, the highest performance system for HD MegaPixel CCTV. Built-in capabilities for Video Content Analysis mean that SharpView is also “the smartest recording and management system” in the security sector.

EyeLynx’s Pharos system is the only true Rapid Deployment High Definition (HD) surveillance system on the market with Edge Recording Cluster capability to incorporate an intelligent recorder, management software and wireless communications all in the same unit. Using the SharpView recording engine, Pharos can accommodate multiple slave PTZ cameras of any make connected into the master.

Cameras record in HD on a 24/7 basis and, whenever a perimeter zone is compromised or a potential intruder approaches too close to the fence, Pharos will send a snapshot alert to the Control Room operators for visual verification or to assigned personal mobile devices (such as those belonging to the local police chief or the nearest constable to the reported breach).

Screen shot from the EyeLynx Zaun RDS SharpView Manager

Screen shot from the EyeLynx Zaun RDS SharpView Manager

Zaun and EyeLynx have already developed a rapid deployment CCTV tower with embedded cabling and an integrated power cabinet in the post base to enable quick and easy on-site set-up without the need for heavy machinery. Remote connectivity is achieved over wireless 3G or 4G.

Only the master unit needs a SIM card, which helps beam the video intelligence to a workstation or mobile device into which anyone authorised can dial-in to view live footage or rewind and replay from any of the cameras.

The system was successfully deployed at the Conservative Party’s Annual Conference, which took place at the ICC in Birmingham last week.

EyeLynx in operation at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham

EyeLynx in operation at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham

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