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08 October 2018
Johnson Controls simplifies enterprise-level security operations and management with victor and VideoEdge 5.3

Features include higher bandwidth, storage savings and reduced time required to maintain large deployments.

MILWAUKEE – (October 8, 2018) – Johnson Controls is announcing the latest version of the victor and VideoEdge flagship video management solution (VMS). This release features an array of tools to improve analytic reporting, and streamline device and user management across multi-location installations.

victor and VideoEdge 5.3

victor and VideoEdge 5.3 features higher bandwidth, storage savings and reduced time
required to maintain large deployments.

The victor client on VideoEdge hardware platforms allows users to leverage high-performance video streaming, audio, video intelligence and an expansive feature set for improved real-time command and management.

“This is a major step forward for our VMS platform in its ability to better suit system owners and stakeholders that appreciate the benefits of regular updates and other proactive maintenance.” said Jammy DeSousa, senior product manager, American Dynamics, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “In the past keeping up with latest and greatest firmware and cyber practices such as rotating passwords on an array of devices, like cameras and NVRs, could be a hugely cumbersome process. With version 5.3 we've greatly reduced that workload while adding capabilities for cyber security and policy compliance”

This latest release presents firmware and software management with enterprise bulk configuration that reduces the time and complexity associated with managing updates across enterprise deployments of Illustra cameras and VideoEdge recorders. Also included is the ability to efficiently manage camera and NVR passwords to adhere to cyber security policies, enriched by the new enhanced security mode which removes default accounts and requires the creation of new accounts and roles. 

Analytic functionality has been optimized with a new dashboard that displays important operational business intelligence from search results and visuals for average occupancy, conversion rates, engagement rates and more. Analytic overlay and live people counter allow built-in tools for video analytics metadata visualization by creating people counting areas and tallying entry and exit to those areas.

VideoEdge NVRs now support H.265 streaming for efficient encoding in constrained environments, saving network bandwidth and storage costs. Further, NVR camera access permissions simplify the user interface by restricting camera access, effectively hiding cameras from operators who don’t need to see them.

victor and VideoEdge offer powerful command and control to seamlessly synchronize video surveillance with access control, fire, intrusion and other systems into one powerful, intuitive interface and recording platform, allowing customers to manage their business more safely and intelligently.

For more information on the latest version of the victor VMS and VideoEdge NVRs, please visit

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.


About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions
Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit or follow @JCI_Buildings on Twitter.




    Ryan Nolan 
    Global Public Relations Program Manager 
    Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls
    Work + 1 414 524 6170
    Mobile +1 414 378 9641

    Denise Bruley 
    Director, Channel Marketing, Security Products
    Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls
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