Geutebruck CCTV Network / IP Cameras (19)
Geutebruck is giving all its systems the capacity for decentralised video recording on standard commercial SDHC cards. This so-called Nano DVR concept enables situations to be documented and analysed without a direct system link to the camera.The latest firmware for the VIPCAM-DN101/PX, an extremely high resolution day/night network camera with a hyper wide dynamic range, and for the CAM2IP, a camera server for integrating analogue cameras into Geutebruck networks, enables video data to be fed straight to the built-in SD card slots whether or not the devices have a network connection. With a preformatted 32 GB SDHC card and using the basic activity detection function or a relay contact to control recording, you can store up to 32 hours of live video in 2CIF format or significantly longer durations with lower picture rates or smaller formats (e.g. 1 fps @ 2CIF = 800 hours). You can switch the activity mode via the input contact of the digital interface, and use the output side for distributing error and status messages.The video data is stored on the card in Geutebruck's proprietary GBF format. It is password-protected and accessed using the card reader provided with the camera or server unit. The necessary GSCView viewing software is copied to the memory card after formatting so that recorded footage can be displayed on any computer with a Pentium 4 processor or better. Older VIPCAM-DN101/PX and CAM2IP devices can be updated for standalone use with the new firmware, which comes in the latest GeViScope software package. For more information, visit its homepage.Add to Compare
Geutebruck's new intelligent, day/night IP camera produces high quality, high-resolution video images in the most challenging light conditions, yet with the minimum of data. Its automatic IR-cut filter, wide dynamic range Pixim sensor and 32x electronic picture integration ensure it delivers clear, sharp pictures in very bright or dark conditions, near large areas of glass or in entrance halls. Even with full on car headlights there is no vertical smear in the picture.VIPCAM's on-board digital signal processor can run:video motion detectionactivity detectionprivacy zonesdynamic live streamingintelligent compression dynamicsdual channel streamingand new functions not yet thought of! With your chosen software upgrades configured to suit your operation, the camera only produces the picture data you actually want. And since it doesn't feed the network with data which is later discarded, its bandwidth, central processing and storage requirements are much lower, as are the associated costs. VIPCAM is a progressive scan camera so does not produce artefacts in 4CIF format. Suitable for GeViScope and re_porter-based CCTV systems, it takes its power from the network and it has input and output contacts for handling alarms and automatic responses. Compare image of normal CCTV camera (left) with Geutebruck's VIPCAM (right)Click here for larger imageAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, Network, 0.15 lux, CS mount, 7 ~ 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, 1920 x 1080, 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H.264, M-JPEG, M-PEG4, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP*, 5 W, 4 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ +50Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1280 x 720 resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.13 lux, CS mount, 24 V DC, Motion Activated, 1280 x 720, 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H264CCTV, H.264, MJPEG, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, SMTP, IGMP, ZEROCONF, QoS Layer 3, 3.2 W, 44 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F ), HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.15 lux, CS mount, 24 V DC, Motion Activated, 1920 x 1080, 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H264CCTV, H.264, MJPEG, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, SMTP, IGMP, ZEROCONF, QoS Layer 3, 3.2 W, 44 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F ), HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 2 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.001 lux, CS mount, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 1920 x 1080, 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H.264, MJPEG, RJ-45 for 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, SMTP, IGMP, DHCP, UPnP, DynDNS, SSLv2v3, SNMPv2v3, SNTP, IEEE802.1X, 4.4 W, 71 x 64 x 140, 500, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F ), HDAdd to Compare
1/2 inch, Monochrome, 800 resolution, Megapixel, 1 @ F1.2 lux, Auto Iris, C/CS mount, 12 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, 1280 x 960, 24 fps, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/6 ~ 1/500 sec, Internal, PAL / NTSC, 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, Ipv4, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, SMTP, FTP, ICMP*, 5 W, 72 x 64 x 129, 400, 0 ~ 40, Internet Explorer 6.0 and higherAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour, Network, 0.55 lux, CS mount, 7 ~ 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, 1280 x 720, 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H.264, M-JPEG, M-PEG4, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP*, 5 W, 4 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ +50Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour, Network, 0.65 lux, CS mount, 7 ~ 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, 1920 x 1080, 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H.264, M-JPEG, M-PEG4, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP*, 5 W, 4 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ +50Add to Compare
Geutebruck's new TopBC-2188 network camera is a high resolution 2 megapixel day/night camera with a 1/1.8"-CCD sensor and removable IR cut filter for brilliant picture quality round the clock. Like the others in the TopLine range, this camera supports complex operations with multi-streaming in H264CCTV, MJPEG and MPEG4 video compression formats. For the discerning security user the H264CCTV format delivers video played back with fluid motion forwards or backwards, even frame by frame, without the usual gaps or jumps produced by other H.264 implementations and through which critical details may be lost. Designed for license-free use with Geutebruck video security systems, the TopBC-2188's functions include white balance, exposure, electronic shutter (AES), back light compensation, flickerless and automatic gain control (AGC). It supports text overlay, motion detection, privacy masking, mirror function and an electronic PTZ function. For easy installation, TopLine cameras can be powered either from a local supply or centrally by PoE. The ‘TopLine' range includes eight box cameras and a fixed dome camera with various megapixel resolutions, sensor types, standard colour and true day/night options. "Our new TopLine range are all high specification cameras designed for top performance and seamless integration into our systems," comments Frank Brandtner, Geutebruck's product marketing manager. "There are types and resolutions for all kinds of application and they all provide brilliant crystal-clear pictures. In addition, our advanced compression format H264CCTV, which is specially optimised for security users, guarantees professional video surveillance with completely air-tight event recording."Add to Compare
Topping the bill at the Geutebruck Security booth was the TopLine range of high spec network cameras. Eight box cameras and a fixed dome camera offer various Megapixel resolutions, sensor types, standard colour and true day/night options. Designed for licence-free integration with its video security systems, these multi-standard cameras include support for the specialist security format H264CCTV which, unlike most H264 implementations, plays back fluid motion video, forwards and backwards, even frame by frame without any gaps. For easy installation, TopLine cameras can be powered either from a local supply or centrally by PoE. Sharing the limelight this year is Argus, a high speed, high precision, pan and tilt head which sports a thermal imaging camera. With IP66/V4A weather and corrosion-proof housings, a dirt and water repellent window, a completely maintenance-free drive system as well as an optional air blast cleaner system, Argus ensures reliable, cost-effective operation even in inhospitable and inaccessible locations such as tunnels or marine and industrial environments. Other key roles at this year’s display were taken by the high end GeViScope+ video platform whose transcoding function enables dual channel streaming and dynamic live streaming for storage and network savings, and which supports all current compression standards – H.264, H264CCTV, MPEG4CCTV, M-JPEG and ONVIF compliance – as well as audio recording, for analog and IP cameras. Operated via Pilot, the flexible three-part management console with the latest computer technology and a whole new level of individual operator comfort, convenience and performance, the GeViScope+ is demonstrating Geutebruck’s highly reliable video analytics.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, Network, 0.13 lux, CS mount, 7 ~ 24 V DC, PoE, 1280 x 720, 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H264, MJPEG, MPEG4, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP*, 5 W, 4 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ +50Add to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour, Network, 0.4 lux, CS mount, 7 ~ 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, 1600 x 1200, 12.5 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG-4, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP*, 5 W, 4 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ +50Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, Network, 0.09 lux, CS mount, 7 ~ 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, 1280 x 960, 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG-4, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP*, 5 W, 4 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ +50Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 0.65 lux, CS mount, 12~ 24 VDC, Motion Activated, 2560 x 1920, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, MJPEG/ H.264, RS-485 , TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, SMTP, IGMP, ZEROCONF, QoS Layer 3, 3.2W, 44 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ + 50Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour, 1280 x 720 resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.55 lux, CS mount, 12 ~ 24 V DC, Motion Activated, 1280 x 720, 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H264CCTV, H.264, MJPEG, RJ-45 for 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, SMTP, IGMP, ZEROCONF, QoS Layer 3, 3.2 W, 44 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F ), HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour, 2 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.65 lux, CS mount, 12 ~ 24 V DC, Motion Activated, 1920 x 1080, 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H264CCTV, H.264, MJPEG, RJ-45 for 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, SMTP, IGMP, ZEROCONF, QoS Layer 3, 3.2 W, 44 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F ), HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 5 MP resolution, Megapixel, 0.15 lux, CS mount, 24 V DC, Motion Activated, 2560 x 1920, 20 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, H264CCTV, H.264, MJPEG, RJ-45 for 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, SMTP, IGMP, ZEROCONF, QoS Layer 3, 3.2 W, 44 x 29 x 110, 210, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122 F )Add to Compare
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Enclosures containing electronics, communications or cabling infrastructure offer a simple attack point for cyber breaches and an opportunity for a physical attack on the hardware. Yet, many of these assets are housed within enclosures that provide minimal security features to offer a deterrent to any would-be attacker. This has always just been a pet hate. Walking down the high street of a town anywhere in the United Kingdom, you can often see open street communication cabinets. You can actually look directly inside at the equipment. And if I was a bad guy, I could quite easily just put my foot into their enclosure and quite quickly take out their infrastructure. Charged service for enclosures This seems crazy when a US$ 2 magnetic contact on a door can quickly tell you whether your enclosure is open or shut, and can be vital in keeping your network alive. Moreover, the operators of these systems, whether it is telecoms or internet providers, are providing a charged service to their customers, so they should really be protecting their enclosures. Why has that security level not been so readily taken into the outside world, into the unprotected environment? More sobering, if you contrast this security approach to the approach taken in the data centre world, an environment that already has multiple stringent security protocols in place, you get a very different picture. For instance, security devices can capture snapshots of anyone who opens a cabinet door in a data room, so it is recorded who has opened that door. While that is just one simple example, it begs the question. Why has that security level not been so readily taken into the outside world, into the unprotected environment? In my mind, a lot of it boils down simply to education. Network connection, easy point of cyber attacks Our preconceived idea about cyber security is some big corporation being knocked out or held to ransom by, again in our mind, someone sitting at a laptop, probably with their hood up over their head, typing away in the darkness, attacking us through the internet. But how the would-be criminal is going to come at us is just like in sport. They attack at the weakest point. Networks can be deployed in the outside world in many ways, such as cameras monitoring the highways. That means those locations will have a network connection. And that can be a point of attack in a non-secure outside world. Enclosures can be broken into by attackers Many people think, ‘That is okay because I’m going to take that ethernet device that my cameras are connected to and I’m going to put it inside an enclosure.’ However, what people do not realize is that the only thing that the enclosure is doing is protecting the ethernet device from Mother Nature. Because, without proper security, those enclosures can be broken into pretty easily. Many of them are just a single key that is not in any way coded to the device. Twofold cyber security People need to realise that cyber security is twofold. It can be carried out by hacking the network or physically breaking Therein lays the problem. People need to realise that cyber security is twofold. It can be carried out by hacking the network or physically breaking into the weakest physical point. And so, a simple boot through the open door of an enclosure can vandalise the devices inside and take down a small or large part of a network. And by definition, this meets the criteria for a cyber-attack. So, how do we go about tackling this problem? Well, security is a reaction marketplace. And for enclosures, there’s not, at present, a plethora of solutions out there for to counter these types of attacks. It can be challenging to find what you’re looking for through a quick Google search compared to searching for more traditional security protection measures. Deploying smart sensors and detectors But, under Vanderbilt and ComNet, we are currently taking our knowledge and experience from system installation and compiling it together. We’re bringing different products from different parts of our business to make a true solution. For instance, we have sensors for enclosures that detect anything from gas or smoke to open doors, detectors that will tell you if someone is trying to smash open your enclosure with a sledgehammer, or that someone is trying to lift your enclosure off of its mount. More importantly, as is not really a one-size-fits-all solution, we have developed a menu structure available that allows customers to pick and choose the ones that will best fit their own requirements.
While the application of facial recognition within both public and private spheres continues to draw criticism from those who see it as a threat to civil rights, this technology has become extremely commonplace in the lives of iPhone users. It is so prevalent, in fact, that by 2024 it is predicted that 90% of smartphones will use biometric facial recognition hardware. CCTV surveillance cameras Similarly, CCTV is a well-established security measure that many of us are familiar with, whether through spotting images displayed on screens in shops, hotels and offices, or noticing cameras on the side of buildings. It is therefore necessary we ask the question of why, when facial recognition is integrated with security surveillance technology, does it become such a source of contention? It is not uncommon for concerns to be voiced against innovation. History has taught us that it is human nature to fear the unknown, especially if it seems that it may change life as we know it. Yet technology is an ever-changing, progressive part of the 21st century and it is important we start to shift the narrative away from privacy threats, to the force for good that LFR (Live Facial Recognition) represents. Live Facial Recognition (LFR) We understand the arguments from those that fear the ethics of AI and the data collection within facial recognition Across recent weeks, we have seen pleas from UK organisations to allow better police access to facial recognition technology in order to fight crime. In the US, there are reports that LAPD is the latest police force to be properly regulating its use of facial recognition to aid criminal investigations, which is certainly a step in the right direction. While it is understandable that society fears technology that they do not yet understand, this lack of knowledge is exactly why the narrative needs to shift. We understand the arguments from those that fear the ethics of AI and the data collection within facial recognition, we respect these anxieties. However, it is time to level the playing field of the facial recognition debate and communicate the plethora of benefits it offers society. Facial recognition technology - A force for good Facial recognition technology has already reached such a level of maturity and sophistication that there are huge opportunities for it to be leveraged as a force for good in real-world scenarios. As well as making society safer and more secure, I would go as far to say that LFR is able to save lives. One usage that could have a dramatic effect on reducing stress in people with mental conditions is the ability for facial recognition to identify those with Alzheimer’s. If an older individual is seemingly confused, lost or distressed, cameras could alert local medical centres or police stations of their identity, condition and where they need to go (a home address or a next of kin contact). Granted, this usage would be one that does incorporate a fair bit of personal data, although this information would only be gathered with consent from each individual. Vulnerable people could volunteer their personal data to local watchlists in order to ensure their safety when out in society, as well as to allow quicker resolutions of typically stressful situations. Tracking and finding missing persons Another possibility for real world positives to be drawn from facial recognition is to leverage the technology to help track or find missing persons, a lost child for instance. The most advanced forms of LFR in the market are now able to recognise individuals even if up to 50% of their face is covered and from challenging or oblique angles. Therefore, there is a significant opportunity not only to return people home safely, more quickly, but also reduce police hours spent on analysing CCTV footage. Rapid scanning of images Facial recognition technology can rapidly scan images for a potential match Facial recognition technology can rapidly scan images for a potential match, as a more reliable and less time-consuming option than the human alternative. Freed-up officers could also then work more proactively on the ground, patrolling their local areas and increasing community safety and security twofold. It is important to understand that these facial recognition solutions should not be applied to every criminal case, and the technology must be used responsibly. However, these opportunities to use LFR as force for good are undeniable. Debunking the myths One of the central concerns around LFR is the breach of privacy that is associated with ‘watchlists’. There is a common misconception, however, that the data of every individual that passes a camera is processed and then stored. The reality is that watch lists are compiled with focus on known criminals, while the general public can continue life as normal. The very best facial recognition will effectively view a stream of blurred faces, until it detects one that it has been programmed to recognise. For example, an individual that has previously shoplifted from a local supermarket may have their biometric data stored, so when they return to that location the employees are alerted to a risk of further crimes being committed. Considering that the cost of crime prevention to retailers in recent years has been around £1 billion, which therefore impacts consumer prices and employee wages, security measures to tackle this issue are very much in the public interest. Most importantly, the average citizen has no need to fear being ‘followed’ by LFR cameras. If data is stored, it is for a maximum of 0.6 seconds before being deleted. Privacy Privacy is ingrained in facial recognition solutions, yet it seems the debate often ignores this side of the story Privacy is ingrained in facial recognition solutions, yet it seems the debate often ignores this side of the story. It is essential we spend more time and effort communicating exactly why watchlists are made, who they are made for and how they are being used, if we want to de-bunk myths and change the narrative. As science and technology professionals, heading up this exciting innovation, we must put transparency and accountability at the centre of what we do. Tony Porter, former Surveillance Camera Commissioner and current CPO at Corsight AI, has previously worked on developing processes that audit and review watch lists. Such restrictions are imperative in order for AI and LFR to be used legally, as well as ethically and responsibly. Biometrics, mask detection and contactless payments Nevertheless, the risks do not outweigh the benefits. Facial recognition should and can be used for good in so many more ways than listed above, including biometric, contactless payments, detecting whether an individual is wearing a facemask and is therefore, safe to enter a building, identifying a domestic abuse perpetrator returning to the scene of a crime and alerting police. There are even opportunities for good that we have not thought of yet. It is therefore not only a waste not to use this technology where we can, prioritising making society a safer place, it is immoral to stand by and let crimes continue while we have effective, reliable mitigation solutions.
Urban populations are expanding rapidly around the globe, with an expected growth of 1.56 billion by 2040. As the number of people living and working in cities continues to grow, the ability to keep everyone safe is an increasing challenge. However, technology companies are developing products and solutions with these futuristic cities in mind, as the reality is closer than you may think. Solutions that can help to watch over public places and share data insights with city workers and officials are increasingly enabling smart cities to improve the experience and safety of the people who reside there. Rising scope of 5G, AI, IoT and the Cloud The main foundations that underpin smart cities are 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Cloud. Each is equally important, and together, these technologies enable city officials to gather and analyse more detailed insights than ever before. For public safety in particular, having IoT and cloud systems in place will be one of the biggest factors to improving the quality of life for citizens. Smart cities have come a long way in the last few decades, but to truly make a smart city safe, real-time situational awareness and cross-agency collaboration are key areas which must be developed as a priority. Innovative surveillance cameras with integrated IoT Public places need to be safe, whether that is an open park, shopping centre, or the main roads through towns Public places need to be safe, whether that is an open park, shopping centre, or the main roads through towns. From dangerous drivers to terrorist attacks, petty crime on the streets to high profile bank robberies, innovative surveillance cameras with integrated IoT and cloud technologies can go some way to helping respond quickly to, and in some cases even prevent, the most serious incidents. Many existing safety systems in cities rely on aging and in some places legacy technology, such as video surveillance cameras. Many of these also use on-premises systems rather than utilising the benefits of the cloud. Smart programming to deliver greater insights These issues, though not creating a major problem today, do make it more challenging for governments and councils to update their security. Changing every camera in a city is a huge undertaking, but in turn, doing so would enable all cameras to be connected to the cloud, and provide more detailed information which can be analysed by smart programming to deliver greater insights. The physical technologies that are currently present in most urban areas lack the intelligent connectivity, interoperability and integration interfaces that smart cities need. Adopting digital technologies isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Smart surveillance systems It enables teams to gather data from multiple sources throughout the city in real-time, and be alerted to incidents as soon as they occur. Increased connectivity and collaboration ensures that all teams that need to be aware of a situation are informed instantly. For example, a smart surveillance system can identify when a road accident has occurred. It can not only alert the nearest ambulance to attend the scene, but also the local police force to dispatch officers. An advanced system that can implement road diversions could also close roads around the incident immediately and divert traffic to other routes, keeping everyone moving and avoiding a build-up of vehicles. This is just one example: without digital systems, analysing patterns of vehicle movements to address congestion issues could be compromised, as would the ability to build real-time crime maps and deploy data analytics which make predictive policing and more effective crowd management possible. Cloud-based technologies Cloud-based technologies provide the interoperability, scalability and automation Cloud-based technologies provide the interoperability, scalability and automation that is needed to overcome the limitations of traditional security systems. Using these, smart cities can develop a fully open systems architecture that delivers interoperation with both local and other remote open systems. The intelligence of cloud systems can not only continue to allow for greater insights as technology develops over time, but it can do so with minimal additional infrastructure investment. Smart surveillance in the real world Mexico City has a population of almost 9 million people, but if you include the whole metropolitan area, this number rises sharply to over 21 million in total, making it one of the largest cities on the planet. Seven years ago, the city first introduced its Safe City initiative, and ever since has been developing newer and smarter ways to keep its citizens safe. In particular, its cloud-based security initiative is making a huge impact. Over the past three years, Mexico City has installed 58,000 new video surveillance cameras throughout the city, in public spaces and on transport, all of which are connected to the City’s C5 (Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Citizen Contact) facility. Smart Cities operations The solution enables officers as well as the general public to upload videos via a mobile app to share information quickly, fixed, body-worn and vehicle cameras can also be integrated to provide exceptional insight into the city’s operations. The cloud-based platform can easily be upgraded to include the latest technology innovations such as licence plate reading, behavioural analysis software, video analytics and facial recognition software, which will all continue to bring down crime rates and boost response times to incidents. The right cloud approach Making the shift to cloud-based systems enables smart cities to eliminate dependence on fibre-optic connectivity and take advantage of a variety of Internet and wireless connectivity options that can significantly reduce application and communication infrastructure costs. Smart cities need to be effective in years to come, not just in the present day, or else officials have missed one of the key aspects of a truly smart city. System designers must build technology foundations now that can be easily adapted in the future to support new infrastructure as it becomes available. Open system architecture An open system architecture will also be vital for smart cities to enhance their operations For example, this could include opting for a true cloud application that can support cloud-managed local devices and automate their management. An open system architecture will also be vital for smart cities to enhance their operations and deliver additional value-add services to citizens as greater capabilities become possible in the years to come. The advances today in cloud and IoT technologies are rapid, and city officials and authorities have more options now to develop their smart cities than ever before and crucially, to use these innovations to improve public safety. New safety features Though implementing these cloud-based systems now requires investment, as new safety features are designed, there will be lower costs and challenges associated with introducing these because the basic infrastructure will already exist. Whether that’s gunshot detection or enabling the sharing of video infrastructure and data across multiple agencies in real time, smart video surveillance on cloud-based systems can bring a wealth of the new opportunities.
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 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.
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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