Intrusion is the act of intruding, forcible inclusion or entry in an area that is not welcome. Track is the act of following the movements or trail of someone or something, typically in order to find them or note their course. Without staring monitors for 24/7, Intrusion Video Analytics can help partners to detect the act of intrusion and give alerts, and Track Video Analytics can help users to find the direction of moving object, give alert if the object goes to wrong direction.
To protect the privacy of people in public spaces, both models come pre-loaded with KiwiVision Privacy Protector™, a real-time video anonymization module that dynamically pixelates individuals within a camera’s field of view. The new appliances also include KiwiVision Intrusion Detector™ which detects individuals and objects in sensitive areas, reducing reliance on visual monitoring and helping operators detect threats faster.
If we ask Wikipedia about video analytics we get redirected to video content analysis (VCA) and information about the capability of automatically analyzing video to detect and determine temporal and spatial events.
Many different functionalities can be implemented in VCA. Video Motion Detection is one of the simpler forms where motion is detected with regard to a fixed background scene. More advanced functionalities include video tracking and egomotion estimation. Now, I don’t really know what egomotion is but I do understand video tracking.
Investment in video surveillance technology continues to increase as technology improves and security equipment becomes more affordable. Companies invest in video surveillance primarily to protect people and property, for both deterrence and more crucially for incident response. While there’s no doubt that the systems can provide a comprehensive video archive, the real challenge is whether these systems allow security and law enforcement personnel to respond quickly and effectively when security breaches occur. In large enterprise systems, entrenched video collection methods have limited effectiveness in real-time situations.
Bill Belichick, head football coach of the New England Patriots is known for driving home a simple philosophy: “Do Your Job.” We all have a simple understanding of this concept. In a football sense, you have an assignment and you execute that assignment. To make this idea work, the coaching staff must have the credibility for the players to buy in. But more importantly, the coaches must hold the players accountable for not living up to the standards. This is what sets apart Belichick from other coaches. What does that have to do with video surveillance and physical security?
Interlogix introduced TruVision® Navigator version 8.0. This latest release of the popular unified security software includes enhanced video streaming capabilities, integration with the Interlogix® UltraSync® Modular Hub systems and tighter integration with IFS® networking switches. Interlogix is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. The TruVision Navigator version 8.0 system is now a 64-bit application that supports a separate graphic processing unit (GPU) to provide smoother rendering of live and recorded video.
Avigilon Corporation announced that Avigilon Blue, its cloud platform for video surveillance, is launching in Canada. The Avigilon Blue platform is a secure end-to-end solution that enables security integrators to deliver analytics-driven video surveillance as a service. It features patented self-learning video analytics technology that is compatible with both legacy Avigilon and third-party ONVIF® compliant cameras. Powerful and easy to use, the platform enables integrators to remotely connect to, manage and service more customer sites with fewer resources.
SightLogix smart thermal cameras are being used to secure water utilities globally against unauthorized intrusions and potential sabotage. These sites select the SightLogix system for its ability to detect intruders over large outdoor areas with great accuracy and low costs, enabling the rapid, reliable, early-detection system that water utilities require. According to the US Department of Homeland Security, more than 75% of the US population receives drinking water or has sanitary sewerage treated by the wastewater system.
Johnson Controls is introducing a new, more powerful Network Video Recorder (NVR) that will provide the foundation for self-training analytics and, eventually, artificial intelligence. The hardware offers highly accurate people counting and tracking from an overhead view by distinguishing between humans and objects in the camera’s field of view. When combined with the full suite of analytics available through VideoEdge, as well as the command and control of the victor Video Management System, users are able to access insightful business data.
Johnson Controls announces 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. 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.