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Video analytics

Video Analytics, also known as Video Content Analysis (VCA), is a generic term used to describe computerised processing and analysis of video streams. The term is typically associated with analysis of video streams captured by surveillance systems. Video Analytics applications can perform real-time analysis of video for immediate detection of events as well as analysis of pre-recorded video for the purpose of extracting events and data from the recorded video.

Why Video Analytics

According to several studies, a human operator of a surveillance system, tasked with observing video screens, cannot remain alert and attentive for more than 20 minutes. Also, the operator’s ability to monitor the video and effectively respond to events is significantly compromised as time goes by. Video Analytics that automatically monitors cameras and alert for events of interest is an ideal solution that meets the needs of surveillance system operators, security officers, and corporate managers.

How Video Analytics work

Video analytic systems work in a series of processing steps - as a fundamental first step, the content needs to dissect what is happening in the video, frame by frame. Video analytic systems work on these two key concepts:

Motion Detection: By examining each pixel in the frame, the video analytics software is able to pick up even the slightest movement.

Pattern Recognition: Objects are distinguished within a frame. Specific objects/patterns can be programmed for recognition and will be recognised within the frame.

Once analysed, the system then qualifies these changes in each frame, correlates qualified changes over multiple frames, and finally, interprets these correlated changes. Should any change happen, i.e. object is moved, goes missing, or new object added, the software immediately recognizes it and sends out an alert.

Video analytics - Applications
SeeTec Cayuga integrated solution protects Erste Group Bank AG in ViennaSeeTec Cayuga integrated solution protects Erste Group Bank AG in Vienna
Erste Group Bank AG built a new group headquarters on the site of the former Südbahnhof railway station in Vienna, with construction work...
Mirasys Video Management System ensures transportation operations run smoothlyMirasys Video Management System ensures transportation operations run smoothly
Mirasys Video Management Solutions are being utilised in a number of transport projects which include ports, motorways, airports, trains and...
Shipment tracking made easy, with the SeeTec Cayuga product lineShipment tracking made easy, with the SeeTec Cayuga product line
Every day, 150,000 parcels are transported by the French DPD group, which makes nearly 55 million parcels per year. E-commerce is growing the...
Mirasys’ Video Management Solution boosts hotel performance, safety and securityMirasys’ Video Management Solution boosts hotel performance, safety and security
If hotel management needs to implement efficient security measures without making guests uncomfortable, with Mirasys Video Management Software...
Security ready for take off: MOBOTIX helps protect 11 million passengers at major Italian airportSecurity ready for take off: MOBOTIX helps protect 11 million passengers at major Italian airport
Security at airports has become indispensable, and entails continuously increasing requirements. The only way to keep satisfy the most demanding...
Arecont Vision cameras and Arteco VEMS software helps safeguard USS Iowa museumArecont Vision cameras and Arteco VEMS software helps safeguard USS Iowa museum
USS Iowa: A naval treasure Affectionately known as the “Battleship of Presidents” for having played host to more U.S. presidents...
BCDVideo SAS drives offer superior video storage solutions for the healthcare industryBCDVideo SAS drives offer superior video storage solutions for the healthcare industry
Video surveillance has begun offering healthcare providers more than just security; video analytics are now allowing hospitals and clinics to...
Working with an intelligent transport system: MOBOTIX instant video surveillance for buses in LAWorking with an intelligent transport system: MOBOTIX instant video surveillance for buses in LA
Montebello is located near the centre of the Los Angeles metropolitan complex with an estimated population of around 64,000 people across an area...
Vanderbilt solutions help tackle transport sector issuesVanderbilt solutions help tackle transport sector issues
Airports and ports are some of the world’s busiest environments, making safety and security a primary concern for the sector. By their very...
MOBOTIX thermal imaging cameras protect critical depots on London UndergroundMOBOTIX thermal imaging cameras protect critical depots on London Underground
Over 4.2 million people use the London Underground each day. Although not often visible to customers, during the night thousands of people are...
Video analytics - News
FLIR Systems launches FB-Series ID thermal fixed bullet camera with intrusion and perimeter detection
15 December, 2017: FLIR Systems, Inc. introduces the FB-Series ID, the latest fixed bullet thermal security camera in the FB-Series family. Combining best-in-class thermal image detailing and high-performance onboard analytics,...
Arecont Vision’s new multi-sensor release offers exciting new capabilities
12 December, 2017: A new Arecont Vision® multi-sensor sustaining release is available now, and it’s loaded with the features and product enhancements that were most requested by customers. Cybersecure cameras Arecont...
Surveillance data and artificial intelligence to drive video analytics in 2018
The security industry remains interested in capturing actionable data from video analytics and this year we saw increasing interest from non-security industries. While still a relatively young industry for our market—think of...
Video security market forecast 2018: Data security and IoT key for end users
An increase in spending on security, more focus on data security, higher demand for integrated solutions, and steady progress to move beyond the pixel race were key trends in 2017. As we look forward to 2018,...
Security market 2018 predictions: consolidation, acquisitions and partnerships
While the security industry continues to grow, increased commoditisation and the rise of low-cost cameras that are vulnerable to cyber-attacks has forced our industry to take a harder look at cybersecurity. Systems...
Video surveillance in 2017: Deep learning and cloud-based analytics broke through
2017 witnessed a continued decline in the cost of cameras. While this creates a challenge for camera companies, it creates two clear opportunities: (1) Product differentiation now relies more heavily on software...
Video surveillance 2018 forecast: AI, deep learning and video analytics will see widespread adoption
Today’s security industry has reached a critical mass in the volume of collected data and the limits of human attention to effectively search through that data. As such, the demand for video analytics is increasing...
The future is here: Artificial intelligence to become standard for smart cities
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Genetec’s KiwiSecurity privacy protector module re-certified with GDPR by European Privacy Seal
27 November, 2017: Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that the KiwiVision Privacy Protector from KiwiSecurity has been re-certified with the...
Bosch to launch “i” camera range and exhibit product portfolio at Intersec 2018
27 November, 2017: From 21th to 23th January INTERSEC 2018 in Dubai will showcase the latest products in security, safety and fire protection. Bosch Security Systems will display its innovative security, safety and communications products...
Video analytics - Products
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Now shipping: Arecont MegaVideo 4K with SNAPstream, NightView and WDR
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The 8.3MP/1080p MegaVideo® 4K dual mode network camera is the new generation of Arecont Vision’s MegaVideo cameras. This fully compliant implementation of H.264 (MPEG-4, Part 10) provides full 3840 x 2160 megapixel resolution at full video frame rates of 30 frames per second (fps) at 8MP and 60fps while in 1080p binning mode.

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The series combines a day/night mechanical IR cut filter with a choice of three ultra-high definition P-iris lenses for precise, optimal image quality. MegaVideo 4K performs exceptionally well in very low-light thanks to NightView™, making it capable of covering areas where very little light is present.

Features include SNAPstream™ (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) to reduce bandwidth without impacting image quality, scaling, binning mode, privacy masking, extended motion detection, flexible cropping, and Power over Ethernet (PoE - ...

In Focus
Arecont VisionASSA ABLOY EMEA
BCDVideoCLIQ - ASSA ABLOY
Dahua Technology LtdDelta Scientific Corporation
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SeeTec GmbHTESA
Vanderbilt IndustriesVicon Industries

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