Qognify has announced the launch of the latest version of its renowned Cayuga Video Management System (VMS), Cayuga R17.
Cayuga R17 provides control rooms with powerful new person tracking, masking, and camera forwarding capabilities, to improve real-time incident handling and post-incident investigation.
The ability to act quickly, during a live security/safety incident, is vital to a successful outcome. Security operators need tools at their fingertips that are instinctive and intuitive, to ensure they respond appropriately, regardless of their knowledge and experience.
Efficient person tracking with multiple cameras
The Click2Track feature enables operators to easily follow persons of interest
Tracking persons of interest across a camera network, in real-time, requires a deep understanding of where cameras are located and the ability to rapidly switch between them. This is where the Click2Track feature comes in, a new advanced investigation capability that has been added to Cayuga R17.
The Click2Track feature enables operators to easily follow persons of interest, either in a real-time monitoring situation or as part of a post-incident investigation, across every camera connected to the VMS.
Click2Track feature for security management
The operator simply activates Click2Track and clicks on the appropriate highlighted area (depending on the direction of travel), displayed on the screen. They are then automatically presented with the next camera feed, the moment the subject is in its field of view, ensuring that the subject is always kept under close observation.
Carsten Eckstein, the Head of Product Management for Cayuga, at Qognify said “Click2Track enables any operator to focus their full attention on managing a situation, to obtain the best possible outcome, rather than having to know where and how to locate the next best available camera, and juggling between feeds and screens.”
New camera sharing feature
Another feature added to Cayuga R17 enables operators to work together easily. With the new camera sharing feature, a camera feed can be instantly shared with other operators, in just three clicks.
Carsten Eckstein adds, “It can often be the case that live footage needs to be shared with another operator or stakeholder, to take a decision on a course of action. In such time-critical circumstances, there is no need to involve an administrator to amend user rights, but temporary sharing can happen instantly, whenever it is vital that the transition is made on the fly.”
Adhering to data protection and privacy laws
Click2Mask feature automatically detects people in the camera view and creates a mask
The need to mask footage, prior to exporting, i. e. because of GDPR requirements, is another time-consuming process that is improved significantly with Cayuga R17. Click2Mask feature automatically detects people in the camera view and creates a mask, together with a movement trajectory that preserves a person’s anonymity, in accordance with data protection and privacy laws.
Click2Mask enables multiple areas to be masked at the same time and it can also be applied to obscure parts of the video, which could potentially leak commercially sensitive information, or compromise security.
Support for multi-sensor devices
Carsten Eckstein concludes, “Using Click2Mask can be as much as 10 times faster than the slow manual masking process, which will be familiar to many operators, working in control rooms right now.”
Other new features in Cayuga R17 include one-click alarm categorisation, enhanced support of multi-sensor devices and integration with the new Bosch INTEOX camera platform.
Easy camera firmware upgrade
Cayuga R17 also makes it easier to upgrade camera firmware, through the use of Qognify’s web-based management and monitoring platform, Umbrella. Cayuga R17 also contains language support for Japanese and Romanian languages, increasing the number of available languages for the user interface to 17 now. Cayuga R17 is available now from Qognify.