Newest Version of victor Brings Greater Functionality, Intuitive Design to Video Management

Streamline centralized license management and robust remote system access via enhanced web client

WESTFORD, MA. October 21, 2016 –– Tyco Security Products introduces version 4.9 of the American Dynamics’ victor Video Management System and VideoEdge network video recorders (NVR), with more powerful, intuitive features designed to put greater system functionality and key information in the hands of security system operators and administrators.

License management for VideoEdge NVRs has been streamlined within victor 4.9 with a new centralized licensing option, greatly reducing the time installers spend updating system licenses. Using the victor Application Server License Manager, administrators can conveniently and easily assign and reallocate licenses for cameras and analytics throughout the entire enterprise system from a single license file.

VideoEdge now automatically configures and optimizes second stream video transmission to reduce bandwidth usage within victor for streams displayed on mobile devices or other constrained environments. This also enables motion detection to be configured automatically out of the box. Automatic motion detection enables Smart Search capabilities and Smart Streaming so users will always have these capabilities available to them without additional setup. Additionally, VideoEdge offers video analytics support for Illustra Pro IP mini-dome cameras.

Push to talk audio allows an operator to transmit an audio message recorded on their victor client to one or more VideoEdge NVRs on the network for output on a public address system. This new feature gives administrators the capability to deliver critical communications during time-sensitive events more quickly and to a wider audience.

Among the key features added to this latest version of victor web is Personnel Activity Monitoring, which monitors system admits and rejects in real time. The easy-to-navigate interface enables administrators to easily view and edit personnel-related credentials and clearances. Cardholder images can be displayed based on granted or rejected access or other events for easier investigations or reporting.

Other improvements to the victor web client also put more powerful and intuitive remote VMS management capabilities into the hands of security system users. Additions include:

  • System-wide health monitoring that tracks real-time recording, streaming and information processing data for all connected devices from any supported browser. Use of optional dashboards enable users to avoid outages and quickly identify system issues such as CPU usage, disk usage, network usage, connected cameras per recorder and current firmware version.
  • Interactive maps that can be imported from victor Client for intuitive system navigation.
  • A virtual PTZ function that offers users the ability to select a fixed camera view and zoom in to view greater detail in a specific area.
  • Extended retail and business information reporting options give users greater insight into key areas such as store performance, building access and more.

For more information on the victor 4.9 Video Management System, visit

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About American Dynamics

American Dynamics video technologies from Tyco Security Products are now part of Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. American Dynamics continuously advances video technology via its IP solutions, while leaving no customer behind – ensuring backwards compatibility at every step. The American Dynamics portfolio features everything required for a complete, state of the art video surveillance system including a powerful enterprise analytics platform.

American Dynamics solutions work seamlessly with Tyco Security Products access control products, as well as with other important business applications, to provide customers with greater ease of operation and faster access to the information they need in critical situations. To learn more about American Dynamics solutions, visit

Tyco Security Products is now part of Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. With its world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions, Tyco Security Products employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential. Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.