Genea access control integration with Exacq’s exacqVision video management system merges access control and video surveillance. By incorporating exacqVision into the Genea ACS, you can quickly trigger alarm events or camera actions from the same intuitive interface. For easy viewing, you can display live and recorded views and video tours from exacqVision on the Genea system.
Setting Up Your Genea ACS + Exacq’s exacqVision video management system
1) Navigate to the 'Integrations' tab in your admin dashboard.
2) Go to 'Video Management Systems' integrations, and click 'Install' under the exacqVision integration.
3) Now is the time to add ExacqVision Servers. To do so, click +New. Enter your exacqVision host server name, username, and password. Click Save.
4) Once added, it will be listed under ExacqVision servers. You can edit the server details, sync the cameras from exacqVision to Genea or delete the specific server under actions.
This setting allows you to sync the list and other details of the cameras from the exacqVision Video Management System. When you change the name of the camera or add or remove any cameras from the host server, it doesn't get reflected on the access control application by itself, it is needed to sync the cameras whenever any change is done on the EV side.
5) Next step would be to map the cameras to your doors. In order to get instant access to the right video feed at the right time, the application needs to know which cameras are monitoring which doors.
To map your cameras to your doors, click the '+ New' button.
Select the host server from which the camera needs to be mapped. Once the camera is mapped to the corresponding door, save the mapping.
You can now see the saved entry in the door-camera mapped list.
CAMERA LINK OFFSET
This setting enables you to customize the offset time for the camera link in order to sync the access event and camera times. The internal clock of cameras may drift from the true time and vary from room to room. And access events being critical, it is necessary that we display the exact video clips against a particular access event in the activity log. To ensure the correct video clips are displayed along with access events, this setting can be used.
You may set your system to capture video of an event up to 10 seconds before, or up to 10 seconds after the camera time stamp. To set, move the slider next to the 'Camera Link Offset (seconds)' to the desired number of seconds.
Congratulations! You're now ready to start monitoring your access logs with exacqVision cameras!
Now that your system is linked, you’ll have the ability to view any access event or notification. In your application activity log, you’ll see a new column titled 'Camera'.
Video Player Features
The video player is useful in playing the recordings of the camera; for example, to track door events by instantly rewatching the segments of CCTV video for analytical purposes.
The Video Player is designed with a number of useful features that will allow you to inspect the video footage with ease.
Camera Wall is a complementary video management feature available with exacqVision integration, that provides an intuitive and simple user interface to monitor live feeds from the cameras within your Genea application. Genea's built-in camera wall allows you to view your cameras from multiple remote locations on a single screen. You can change the arrangement and preview the layout of the cameras, for your security needs.
Set up an effective and personalized video monitoring system within minutes!
The camera wall feature allows every admin to personalize their wall views. This is a user-based feature and allows you to create a monitoring wall for yourself. Admins can set up different camera wall views with their own logins to the Genea application.
To set up your own camera wall, proceed as below:
1. Navigate to Control Center > Camera Wall from your Genea admin dashboard.
2.Select the cameras you wish to view on the wall from the drop-down.
3. You can change the arrangement and preview layout of the cameras, as per your requirements. Click 'Fullscreen' to make the camera view that's currently on your screen fill the browser window. Press keyboard Esc to exit the full screen.
Once the camera wall is set up within the application, you will be able to monitor your cameras from the wall view.
If your firewall blocks the outgoing events, then you may need to configure rules to add the below IP address to the whitelist:
IP Addresses for Genea's Exacqvision server calls for production:
If you have any questions about this integration or have any feature requests, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.