Geutebruck pictures a world with less data and higher service standards
Geutebruck pictures a world with less data and higher service standards

The H.264 compression process is widely regarded as the most efficient video process for compressing moving images, because, with suitable computer resources, it can generate the lowest band widths for a given image resolution and quality.  However, most H.264 standard compression processes ignore the fact that large amounts of bandwidth and storage capacity could also be saved by avoiding the generation, transmission or storage of images (or extra resolution) which are not going to be required by the user.  This is a pity because it means that considerable wastage and unnecessary infrastructure costs are incorporated into video security systems. To appreciate the extent of this you only have to look at how many workstation monitors out there are being sent four Full-HD resolution data streams when they can actually only display four D1 or one Full-HD feed.  Geutebruck decided to do better. Going back to basics, but remaining within the H.264 standard, it produced H264CCTV, a process much better adapted to video security systems, their routine functions and the needs of their users. So, when H264CCTV is employed in a control centre, H264CCTV-supporting cameras send the four images for the workstation monitor in D1 resolution until such time as the operator asks for full screen display. Then the selected camera switches its data stream to full-HD and the others cease transmitting to the viewer. This eliminates unwanted images and unusable resolution, and slashes bandwidth and processing loads. The unusual way H264CCTV’s video frames are linked together helps it avoid many typical H.264 problems.  It doesn’t produce artefacts if an individual data package is lost in the network.  It doesn’t over-burden the display processor and hang up the system when cameras are switched. - Instead, its fast and easy decoding ensures that switching at 25fps is well within the processor’s comfort zone. - It doesn’t make viewing and investigation difficult with jumps or jerks, but always replays video with smooth motion, even fast forward, backwards and frame by frame. And, with H264CCTV, event searches don’t just offer you the nearest frame with metadata attached, but always deliver precisely the frame you asked for. Then there’s the costly compromise many H.264 system users have to make between recording more frames per second than they really need, or viewing fewer frames per second than they’d really like, or both.  This frustrating situation arises because the chained frame formations in most H.264 implementations make it impossible to discard individual frames to create streams with different picture rates for different purposes. On the other hand, the independent control of recording and live video qualities was a basic requirement in the design of the H264CCTV structure so it ensures that users can have dual streams with exactly the quality of service they require. For more about H264CCTV and products which use it visit www.geutebrueck.com

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Geutebruck's re_porter hybrid recorder out now in a special /econ edition
Geutebruck's re_porter hybrid recorder out now in a special /econ edition

re_porter, Geutebruck's high-performance hybrid recorder is now available in a special edition at a special price, dispatched from the German factory within 24 hours.re_porter/econ processes up to 19 video channels and an audio channel. It supports analogue, network and megapixel cameras from all well-known manufacturers, and enables easy migration from analogue to digital. Ideal for many kinds of application, re_porter/econ is particularly well equipped to deliver event recording with high picture rates per camera. With preconfigured software and a wide range of options, installation is quick and customisation easy. The future-proof design based on digital signal processors and software updates means you can maintain state-of-the-art functionality indefinitely. re_porter/econ comes with a 500 GB hard disk and an English language operating system which you can change via the desktop script if required.Other features:Preinstalled high-grade activity detection and a versatile backup function.Supports virtual matrix control of live and recorded video from analogue and network cameras.Scalable - can have any number of re-porter systems in a network; licensed for simultaneous database access for 10 users.Dual-channel streaming - parallel live quality recording of video and sound with live-stream fed into network.Negligible latency - normal control of PTZ and dome cameras.Superb image quality, irrespective of stream content.Smooth playback with multi-camera synchronisation, live, fast-forward, slow motion and reverse.Very efficient compression - very low data volumes.

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Geutebruck makes multi-standard video processing the new standard
Geutebruck makes multi-standard video processing the new standard

At Security Essen 2010, Geutebruck is showcasing the new re_porter-IP/SE, an entry-level IP server; the GeViScope-AS/R, a new high performance GeViScope-based video analysis platform; as well as a new independent SD card ‘Nano DVR' facility for their IP video sources VIPCAM-DN101/PX and CAM2IP. But perhaps the most significant development on their stand is the new generation of software for GeViStore and GeViScope platforms. Its new ‘omnibrid' multi-standard video processing enables M-JPEG and H.264-based standard as well as specialist video surveillance ones (MPEG4CCTV, H264CCTV) to be used in the same system. It supports the use of analogue, digital, megapixel, ONVIF-compliant and even 16/9 HD-format cameras. And its real-time signal trans-coding enables IP cameras to be used for Geutebruck video analysis processes without needing any additional integral functions. With new operating software, the boundaries are fluid - the future really is 'omnibrid'. The new re_porter-IP/SE is an ideal entry level solution for pure digital video surveillance systems. It supports up to 20 IP cameras and handles M-JPEG, MPEG4CCTV, H264CCTV as well as H.264 standard formats from many different kinds of digital video source. To reduce demands on networks and storage space the re_porter-IP/SE can process and store any data fed into it. It has 16 contacts for event-controlled recording and 8 relays for direct communication with third party systems.

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Geutebruck’s new G-Scope/1000 series of compact NVRs
Geutebruck’s new G-Scope/1000 series of compact NVRs

Some projects seem to ask the impossible, they demand high performance video systems but lack space for the hardware. However, now there’s the Geutebruck G-Scope/1000 series of high performance NVRs with enhanced temperature stability and compact, 302 x 250 mm x 2HU cases.  Equipped with a 1TB database and ideal for building into ATMs or fitting into tight spots, this new series of devices is also attractively priced for retail outlets and other operations with just a few video cameras. The units support multiple compression algorithms including H264CCTV, H.264 and MJPEG formats with freely configurable resolutions and offer highly sophisticated recording and networking capabilities. The G-Scope/1044 processes up to 4 analogue and 2 IP video sources at once, while its pure IP equivalent, the G-Scope/1006 supports up to 6 IP inputs. Despite diminutive dimensions these G-Scope/1000 models boast the traditional Geutebruck performance and functionality and punch well above their weight.  Technical features include: TCP/IP based digital video matrix functionality iSCSI support for external storage PLC-based video management functionality (using GeViPLC) Dynamic user interface adaptations triggered by events or user profiles Geutebruck’s Omnibrid multi standard video compression technology Integration of unlimited systems via network (LAN/WAN) using TCP/IP Eight sabotage controlled binary inputs and four relay outputs For more information on this range of NVRs and all Geutebruck video security solutions please visit www.geutebrueck.com

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Geutebruck’s new re_porter model with hot swap HDD for image evaluation outside the network
Geutebruck’s new re_porter model with hot swap HDD for image evaluation outside the network

Geutebruck’s new re_porter-IP/XRdB is designed as an attractive solution for situations where it is necessary or desirable to review image data outside the network. Its two 2TB hard disks are configured for RAID level 1 so they store identical data. One disk is built in, but the other sits in a sturdy hot swap mount which can be removed with the system still running. This hot swap facility enables you to evaluate the whole database at another station, completely separately, away from the CCTV system and the network. – The GSCSpeedView-XRdB evaluation and playback station has been specially conceived for this purpose. With one hard disk removed, the re_porter-IP/XRdB continues to operate storing all video data on its fixed disk until a new HDD is inserted and it can automatically mirror the data onto the new HDD. This system was developed to meet the particular needs of a video surveillance operator with remote sites where there is no network or where the video is to be reviewed by police or other third parties who have no access rights to the operator’s network.  If an incident is reported at a remote location monitored by the re_porter-IP/XRdB then the video surveillance operator informs the police or other security service provider. An officer goes to the site, taking along an empty hard disk unit. To swap the hard disks over, he presses the button on the front, waits a second or two until the flashing light goes out, then uses a special key to release the disk unit, which can then be pulled out and replaced with the empty one.  When the key is turned again and the button depressed, the system automatically mirrors the recorded video onto the new disk. The officer takes the recorded disk to the reviewing station where he just inserts the disk, turns the activation key and the recorded video material can be displayed. For more information visit www.geutebrueck.com

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Geutebruck's re_porter hybrid recorder now with Dual-Sensor high-end video detection for perimeter surveillance
Geutebruck's re_porter hybrid recorder now with Dual-Sensor high-end video detection for perimeter surveillance

Geutebruck's re_porter hybrid recorder for small and medium-sized projects is now also available with licence activation for high-end outdoor VMD and Dual-Sensor detection. The new re_porter_sensor range of DSP-based recorders with up to 19 video channels and an audio channel are specially configured for perimeter surveillance applications and ideally suited for event triggered recording with high picture rates per camera.  The Dual-Sensor is an exceptionally reliable detection system in which Geutebruck's virtual video motion detector and its video analysis package both monitor the same video signal. This arrangement combines their different technological strengths, eliminates weaknesses and halves unwanted alarms. Dual-Sensor recognises objects by size, speed, direction of movement and status, and reports when selected target types exhibit particular behaviours. Previously only available for GeViScope platforms, Dual-Sensor is proven to outperform rivals, deliver genuinely useful information and get very, very close to eliminating all unwanted alarms. Like other re_porters, these recorders support dual channel streaming, digital matrix functionality, and come with high-grade activity detection and flexible backup functions. Thanks to the DSP-based design, easy software upgrades can maintain the state-of-the-art functionality indefinitely.Features / technical data:Application specific system reporter_sensor. The flexible hybrid recorder for digital storage and transmission of video signals using GEUTEBRUCK's optimized MPEG4CCTV compression. Especially suitable for perimeter surveillance using video motion detection and video analysis. The unit can handle up to 16 analog or digital video signals and 1 audio channel. It offers a versatile backup function and is equipped with pre-installed activity detection. The unit supports DualChannelStreaming to simultaneously record picture and audio data in live quality as well as send a live stream out to other systems via the 1 Gbit Ethernet port. The unit offers all required functions needed for a TCP/IP real virtual digital matrix switcher.MPEG4CCTV comes with the following feature list: Variable GOP length (VGL), variable frame rate (VFR), variable bit rate (VBR) with constant quality, low latency times, optimized picture presentation even in rewind mode and time synchronous playback. Supports recording and display of IP cameras from different vendors.

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 New high end IP video server and storage solution from Geutebruck
New high end IP video server and storage solution from Geutebruck

The GeViStore-IP/8Bay is Geutebruck's new redundant storage server system for IP applications requiring high performance and high survivability.  It is a complete solution designed to meet high end video security requirements in stand-alone and networked applications in environments such as airports, prisons, power plants, pharmaceutical companies and casinos.  Built from high quality server components, the GeViStore-IP is extremely failure resistant with a redundant power supply and integral hot-swap level 5 RAID for the 14 TByte video database.  The unit records 800 images per second and streams 800 images per second simultaneously.  It has virtual matrix functionality for analogue, IP, standard CCD and megapixel cameras and processes up to 1600 pictures per second for display on a separate display computer in full D1 resolution. - A performance achieved by running Geutebruck's GeViScope video management system on latest server hardware components under the operating system Windows 2008 Server. -  Yet the GeViStore-IP is small enough to fit in two 19" rack units, and this efficient use of hardware, space and energy keeps operating costs small too.The GeViStore-IP has a hardware surveillance function to enable easy diagnosis of any malfunctions.  And besides two 1GBit Ethernet ports, it also has a special administration network port which supports remote server management to BIOS level through a standard web browser. - Thus avoiding travel delays and ensuring that problems can get immediate expert attention. 

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Digital video recorders (DVRs) - Expert commentary

A three-point plan for enhancing business video surveillance
A three-point plan for enhancing business video surveillance

Cyber threats hit the headlines every day; however digital hazards are only part of the security landscape. In fact, for many organisations - physical rather than virtual security will remain the burning priority. Will Liu, Managing Director of TP-Link UK, explores the three key elements that companies must consider when implementing modern-day business surveillance systems.  1) Protecting more than premises Video surveillance systems are undoubtedly more important than ever before for a huge number of businesses across the full spectrum of public and private sector, manufacturing and service industries. One simple reason for this is the increased use of technology within those businesses. Offices, workshops, and other facilities house a significant amount of valuable and expensive equipment - from computers, and 3D printers to specialised machinery and equipment. As a result, workplaces are now a key target for thieves, and ensuring the protection of such valuable assets is a top priority. A sad reality is that some of those thieves will be employees themselves. Video surveillance system Of course, video surveillance is often deployed to combat that threat alone, but actually, its importance goes beyond theft protection. With opportunist thieves targeting asset-rich sites more regularly, the people who work at these sites are in greater danger too. Effective and efficient surveillance is imperative not just for physical asset protection, but also for the safety From this perspective, effective and efficient surveillance is imperative not just for physical asset protection, but also for the safety of colleagues as well. Organisations need to protect the people who work, learn or attend the premises. A video surveillance system is, therefore, a great starting point for companies looking to deter criminal activity. However, to be sure you put the right system in place to protect your hardware assets, your people, and the business itself, here are three key considerations that make for a successful deployment. 2) Fail to prepare, and then prepare to fail Planning is the key to success, and surveillance systems are no different. Decide in advance the scope of your desired solution. Each site is different and the reality is that every solution is different too. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all solution and only by investing time on the exact specification can you arrive at the most robust and optimal solution.  For example, organisations need to consider all the deployment variables within the system’s environment. What is the balance between indoor and outdoor settings; how exposed to the elements are the outdoor cameras; what IP rating to the need? A discussion with a security installer will help identify the dangerous areas that need to be covered and the associated best sites for camera locations. Camera coverage After determining location and coverage angles, indoors and outdoors, the next step is to make sure the cameras specified are up to the job for each location. Do they have the right lens for the distance they are required to cover, for example? It is not as simple as specifying one type of camera and deploying it everywhere. Devices that can use multiple power sources, Direct Current, or Power over Ethernet well are far more versatile You have to consider technical aspects such as the required level of visual fidelity and whether you also need two-way audio at certain locations? Another simple consideration is how the devices are powered. Devices that can use multiple power sources, Direct Current or Power over Ethernet as well are far more versatile and reliable. Answers to these questions and a lot more need to be uncovered by an expert, to deliver a best-of-breed solution for the particular site. 3) Flexibility breeds resilience Understanding exactly what you need is the start. Ensuring you can install, operate and manage your video surveillance system is the next step. Solutions that are simple to install and easy to maintain will always be favoured - for example, cameras that have multiple sources of power can be vital for year-round reliability. Alongside the physical aspect of any installation, there is also the software element that needs to be considered. The last thing organisations need is a compatibility headache once all their cameras and monitoring stations are in place. Selecting cameras and equipment with the flexibility to support a variety of different operating systems and software is important not just for the days following the installation, but also to future-proof the solution against change.  Easy does it Once the system is up and running, the real work of video surveillance begins. Therefore, any organisation considering deploying a system should look to pick one that makes the day-to-day operation as easy as possible to manage. And again - that is all about the set-up. Cameras can also provide alerts if they have been tampered with or their settings changed The most modern systems and technology can deliver surveillance systems that offer smarter detection, enhanced activity reporting so you learn more about your operations, and also make off-site, remote management easy to both implement and adjust as conditions change. For example, camera software that immediately notifies controllers when certain parameters are met - like motion detection that monitors a specific area for unauthorised access. Cameras can also provide alerts if they have been tampered with or their settings changed without proper authorisation. Remote management of HD footage What’s more, the days of poor quality or unreliable transfer of video are long gone. The high-quality HD footage can be captured, stored, and transferred across networks without any degradation, with hard drives or cloud-based systems able to keep hundreds of days of high-quality recordings for analysis of historical data. Finally, the best surveillance solutions also allow for secure remote management not just from a central control room, but also from personal devices and mobile apps. All this delivers ‘always-on’ security and peace of mind. The watchword in security Modern video surveillance takes organisational security to the next level. It protects physical assets, ensures workplace and workforce safety, and helps protect the operations, reputation, and profitability of a business.  However, this is not just an ‘off-the-shelf purchase’. It requires proper planning in the form of site surveys, equipment and software specifications, as well as an understanding of operational demands and requirements. Investing time in planning will help businesses realise the best dividends in terms of protection. Ultimately, that means organisations should seek to collaborate with vendors who offer site surveys - they know their equipment best, your needs, and can work with you to create the perfect solution.

Get the most from investments in building security
Get the most from investments in building security

From analogue to digital, from stand-alone to interlinked, building systems are in a state of transition. Moreover, the rate of change shows no sign of slowing, which can make it difficult to keep up to date with all the latest developments. If asked to pinpoint the single biggest driver of this revolution, one could point out the growing clamour for platform convergence. A security guard in a building doesn’t want to use different systems to check video cameras, fire alarms or if someone has entered a restricted area: – it simply isn’t efficient. For similar reasons, a building manager wants a single interface to control heating and lighting to match fluctuating occupancy levels, particularly in a hybrid working model. Applying the digital glue The demand from end-users for system convergence is growing, but to achieve full interoperability you still need to apply some ‘digital glue’ and that requires expertise. Yet bringing together disparate systems from different manufacturers can be problematic. Just as you get things to work, someone upgrades their solution and your carefully implemented convergence can start to come unstuck. Managing an implementation can quickly become more complicated, today’s quick-fix can become tomorrow’s headache This is one of the principal issues with all types of new technology; not everyone will choose the same path to reach the desired goal – it’s the old VHS/Betamax argument updated for building management and security systems. Managing and maintaining an implementation can quickly become more complicated than it first appears and without proper oversight, today’s quick-fix can become tomorrow’s technical headache. Effective support for a hybrid workforce Today’s hybrid workforce is a response to the pandemic that looks set to become an established part of working life for many companies across the world. Security systems have a massive role to play in facilitating this transformation that goes beyond simple intrusion detection, access control, and video monitoring. They can identify the most densely populated areas in a building to comply with social distancing guidelines and provide efficient use of space. The insights gathered from a security system can also be used to identify patterns of behaviour, which can then be used for planning and directing the use of building space to help create the best possible working environment while also minimising heating, lighting, and air conditioning expenditures. Identity credentials can help manage compliance with industry regulations by limiting access to certain areas Similarly, identity credentials – either biometric or mobile-based – can help manage compliance to industry regulations by limiting access to certain areas only to approved employees. Creating and maintaining the appropriate level of functionality requires a combination of innovative solutions and industry experience. The complete security package It’s not just physical security that’s important – cybersecurity is a major focus, too. Bringing together both the physical security and cybersecurity realms is increasingly becoming a ‘must have’ capability. What is evident is that the pace of technological change is faster than ever. Today’s functionality simply wouldn’t have been possible just a few years ago, while today’s leading-edge developments may seem commonplace in five years.

Convenience and cost savings make cloud managed video surveillance a popular choice for many businesses
Convenience and cost savings make cloud managed video surveillance a popular choice for many businesses

Cloud-based technology can reduce IT costs, streamline application management and make infrastructure more flexible and scalable. So, it’s no surprise that cloud video surveillance solutions (also known as video surveillance as a service or VSaaS) are gaining momentum in a big way. In fact, according to recent reports, the VSaaS market is forecasted to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 10.4% by 2025. But some company owners may wonder – what services does a cloud model deliver and is such a solution right for my business? This article aims to help you determine what cloud video surveillance solution is right for your business and the benefits you can enjoy if you decide to deploy a VSaaS solution. Full cloud-based recording vs cloud-managed First, a bit of clarification on cloud video surveillance models, as definitions can vary from provider to provider. A full cloud-based recording solution is one in which both video recording and management are done offsite (for example, cameras streaming directly to the cloud). While this model can be a good option for some, many large enterprise businesses simply don’t have the bandwidth capacity or network resources required to upload all of their videos to the cloud. Even with the bandwidth capacity, this can be a cost-prohibitive model when hundreds or thousands of IP cameras are involved. A full cloud-based recording solution is one in which both video recording and management are done offsite But that doesn’t mean enterprise businesses can’t take advantage of cloud-managed video surveillance. With this solution, video recording and storage happen on your premises (with network video recorders (NVRs) or a video management system (VMS)), but the video management aspect is handled in the cloud by a third-party provider, usually as a subscription-based service. The provider hosts the central video server overseeing your on-premises devices. Some providers also allow you to back up portions of the video to the cloud, so you can store and share video evidence or select clips needed for investigations. This model combines the performance benefits of local recording with the convenience and cost savings of the cloud. Centralised video surveillance solution Perhaps the greatest benefit of using this type of cloud-managed video surveillance solution is centralisation. Because all of your devices are centrally managed in the cloud, you don’t have to travel to a distant location to update a recorder or camera’s software – it’s all done remotely by the provider from a central location. This can save you both time and money, especially since it’s necessary to consistently monitor the configuration settings on cameras and NVRs to ensure they’re correct and functioning properly. If your hardware malfunctions and it isn’t detected immediately, instances of lost video can occur. And business owners know that losing video evidence of theft or fraud could have significant consequences to the efficiency and effectiveness of an investigation. Round the clock monitoring Some providers monitor for changes in cameras’ field of view, so if a camera is blocked or moved, you’ll be alerted  With a cloud-managed model, you can rest assured that if a camera goes down or another technical issue arises, the provider will know and will handle it immediately so you can avoid unnecessary truck rolls, which can be costly. Some providers will even monitor for changes in your cameras’ field of view, so if a camera is blocked or moved, you’ll be alerted right away. This type of around-the-clock monitoring eliminates your need for an in-house data centre and the IT staff necessary to maintain the video system. This is particularly important if you don’t have the infrastructure or the personnel to host your own video networking equipment. You can also save time with the deployment of your video surveillance solution since your provider will get your system up and running quickly. There’s no need to worry about setting up or configuring the central server or any application software – it’s all taken care of by your provider. Flexible and cost-effective In many cloud-managed solutions, you can also skip the large upfront capital cost of a video surveillance investment and pay a monthly fee for all of these services. This is particularly helpful if it’s difficult for your organisation to make large capital investments. You may or may not have to invest in onsite devices (cameras and NVRs), depending on the provider you choose. Some providers will allow you to finance your hardware, while others will want you to purchase it upfront. Many cloud providers also offer robust web clients for viewing video and conducting investigations remotely Many cloud providers also offer robust web clients for viewing video and conducting investigations remotely. These do not require any local downloads, which saves you time and money by avoiding the need for additional IT resources. It also alleviates worrying about whether or not you have the latest version, as the clients are automatically updated. And if you don’t want to spend a lot of time on video analysis, some cloud-managed models offer predefined reports on what’s most important to you. For example, a list of potentially suspicious transactions matched with video – so you can quickly scan to investigate. Getting the right solution Determining whether a cloud-managed video surveillance solution is right for your business is a big decision involving many factors, including your business’s size, bandwidth, and network infrastructure, and overall budget for physical security. By considering the points above, the hope is that you can more easily determine which model is best for your business.

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SAFR Facial Recognition for live video integrated with Geutebrück VMS
SAFR Facial Recognition for live video integrated with Geutebrück VMS

SAFR from RealNetworks, Inc. announced that its SAFR facial recognition system for live video is now integrated with the Geutebrück G-Core VMS (Video Management System). SAFR for Geutebrück is an AI layer that runs on top of the G-Core VMS which provides advanced video analytics that saves time and increases the efficiency of surveillance operations. The best-in-class integration features live video overlays that display event details, streamlined enrolment of individuals appearing on the Geutebrück VMS directly into the SAFR identity database, and custom alarms and notifications that notify security personnel of SAFR events directly within the VMS. Face matching in live video feeds With so many cameras deployed, it’s impossible for security staff to monitor them effectively. SAFR matches faces appearing in live video feeds against watchlist images more effectively (99.87%), and with less bias, than humans. This enables security personnel to prioritize feeds that require review while providing them the key information they need to respond to persons of interest more quickly. SAFR also recognises individuals wearing masks with remarkable accuracy (98.85%). The enroled or reference image is displayed side by side with the face detected in the VMS video. Operators have instant access to the enrolled person’s face image to confirm match events. Automated identification The integration automatically enrol faces into the SAFR database via Geutebrück G-Core VMS “Manual monitoring is expensive and inefficient. AI can perform real-time, automated identification of persons of interest, and identify previous offenders the moment they return and before they cause new incidents,” said Brad Donaldson, VP, Computer Vision & GM, SAFR.  “Our powerful API and plugin architecture makes industry leading integrations such as the one achieved with Geutebrück possible.” Integration benefits The tight integration enables operators to automatically enrol faces into the SAFR database by simply drawing a marquee around a face in the Geutebrück G-Core VMS. Operators can use SAFR’s information overlays within the VMS video feeds, making it easy to quickly and accurately separate unknown people and potential threats from authorised personnel. System admins can easily configure which face recognition information is captured and recorded in the VMS. Additionally, operators have the ability to search Geutebrück video feeds for alerts using a person’s name, watchlist name, or ID class (threat, no concern, concern, stranger). Effortless experience "As a world class provider of video security software solutions in mission critical environments, we are thrilled to offer SAFR’s superior technology for face recognition as part of a comprehensive solution.” “The seamless integration of SAFR’s AI-powered analytics together with Geutebrück’s ultra-robust video management software makes day-to-day operational tasks an effortless experience with the highest reliability," comments Norbert Herzer, Product Manager, Geutebrück.

Security & Safety Things partners with Link Analytix, SAIMOS and CVEDIA to provide video analytics solutions for retailers
Security & Safety Things partners with Link Analytix, SAIMOS and CVEDIA to provide video analytics solutions for retailers

Security & Safety Things GmbH (S&ST), together with its partners, is offering packages of smart security cameras and video analytic solutions designed to provide retailers with immediate solutions to practical challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. AI tech on cameras in retail stores In an effort to assist retailers operating their shops in compliance with COVID-19 regulations, these packages will include test cameras running the S&ST operating system. Integrators and end-customers can choose and deploy AI applications on these cameras to address operational challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These apps are offered by S&ST’s development partners. Uses for applications include: Occupancy management Face mask detection Social distancing monitoring Real-time occupancy and face mask detection solutions A face mask detection app, offered by Geutebrück, enables efficient monitoring of people Security & Safety Things’ developer partners include Link Analytix, which is offering Retail Flux, a real-time occupancy solution designed to limit risk of infection for both shoppers and employees. SAIMOS has developed the SAIMOS Counting app, which can be used to monitor multiple entrances and exits to track occupancy in real-time and manage visitor access through automated displays at entry points. A face mask detection app, offered by Geutebrück, enables efficient monitoring of people to ensure compliance with prescribed hygiene concepts. This solution is able to recognise if an individual is wearing a protective mask and instantly notifies unprotected persons to onsite staff or remote operators via a connected Video Management System. SAIMOS also offers a feature for face mask detection in their counting app. Talos Social Distancing app CVEDIA’s Talos Social Distancing app features a foot traffic algorithm designed to detect and analyse at-risk areas for physical distancing in corporate or public spaces. This app detects people and the distances between them, while providing additional visual analytics that allow companies to improve current COVID-19 practices.

Geutebrück brings contactless real-time face-mask detection, body temperature video security solution
Geutebrück brings contactless real-time face-mask detection, body temperature video security solution

Body temperature measurement, detection of face masks and the counting of visitor flows - Geutebrück has expanded its portfolio to enable the retail trade, public authorities and operators of public transport and industry to adjust their protective measures to the current situation. Without having to resort to biometric data, the intelligent and highly available video security systems process images in real time. This way, both customers and personnel are being protected, and compliance with official regulations or prescribed hygiene measures is being controlled and documented. Contactless measurement of body temperature When measuring body temperature people are automatically screened. Fields of application are where many people come together, e.g. in companies, manufacturing plants, train stations, at airports, in public or private institutions. The automated face mask detection verifies compliance with such precautions and can - when connected to an access control system - allow or block entry to a building. Suitable for any facility with public access. Visitor management for restricting number of visitors Visitor counting and routing is of particular interest to shop owners, who need to ensure that the number of customers in their premises is kept below the maximum. As with all Geutebrück solutions, the most recent developments are GDPR-compliant and protect the privacy and personal rights of all those involved. "Our clients are facing unknown challenges in the current situation. Our solutions can help in many fields to overcome such challenges by means of visualisation and automatisation - yet without reaching capacity limits", says Christine Heger-Essig, Chief Technology Officer.

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