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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
BCDVideo SAS drives offer superior video storage solutions for the healthcare industryBCDVideo SAS drives offer superior video storage solutions for the healthcare industry
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Erste Group Bank AG has built a new group headquarters on the site of the former Südbahnhof railway station in Vienna, with construction work...
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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...
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Montebello is located near the centre of the Los Angeles metropolitan complex with an estimated population of around 64,000 people across an area...
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Airports and ports are some of the world’s busiest environments, making safety and security a primary concern for the sector. By their very...
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...
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Over 4.2 million people use the London Underground each day. Although not often visible to customers, during the night thousands of people are...
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Hang Nadim International Airport (Indonesia) has demonstrated considerable growth ambitions in recent years, as the airport is becoming a major...
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Thanks to this solution, the San Nicolás shopping mall in Antioquia, Colombia, has upgraded from its manual people-counting procedure into...
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Europe's first private business park, Paris Nord 2, prides itself on the resources it offers – and with good reason. Spread over some 300...
Video analytics - News
DICE Corporation is at forefront of video monitoring with Matrix Universal Video event management system
18 August, 2017: DICE Corporation, a research and development company specialising in technologies for the alarm and security industries, recently launched an all-new video monitoring platform that promises to transform the way...
LifeSafety Power to reveal new solutions and integrations at ASIS 2017
18 August, 2017: LifeSafety Power continues to turn the power category upside down with never-before-seen analytics in product solutions, readying to unveil some of the most innovative changes to the industry during ASIS, September...
How intelligent IP cameras enhance predictive analytics
For many years, video analytics have enabled end users to detect specific people or vehicles entering restricted areas, capture license plate information, scan crowds for specific individuals and much more....
UK First Security of State Damian Green visits IndigoVision Technology UK HQ
14 August, 2017: IndigoVision were delighted to welcome the UK First Security of State, Damian Green, to their design headquarters in Edinburgh UK. Mr Green’s visit was in recognition of the innovation and global...
How NERC/CIP compliance is boosting US power grid security
9 August, 2017: Protecting power grids is essential to deliver electricity that serves millions of consumers. Transmission substations are a component of the power infrastructure that presents unique security challenges. These...
From counter-terror to retail: Gaining actionable data from videos
Nowadays, there is a lot of hype around data and its utility for almost any industry – from security and law enforcement to business operations and retail. While we are inundated with information about data and...
Genie launches new Video Analytics
7 August, 2017: The British manufacturer of IP video, CCTV and Access Control solutions is proud to introduce customers to their new Video Analytics. The new surveillance solution ensures that their customers have the best possible...
Wavestore’s V6.8 VMS delivers performance and functionality improvements to systems integrators and end-users
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Milestone Study: Intelligent video surveillance key to retail business growth in Singapore
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Qognify launches Qognify Extend Situation Management solution
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Video analytics - Products
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Arecont Vision SurroundVideo Omni G3 multi-megapixel camera
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The SurroundVideo® Omni G3 is an industry game-changing, first-of-its-kind omni-directional, remote-configurable, multi-sensor, multi-megapixel camera built to provide outstanding high resolution video coverage for a wide range of applications. The unmatched coverage and capabilities of the SurroundVideo Omni G3 provides organisations of all sizes with the flexibility to deploy a surveillance camera system that truly matches their current and future requirements for complete situational awareness. 

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SurroundVideo Omni G3 is available with a choice of 12- or 20-megapixel (MP) resolutions. The number of cameras required for a project can be dramatically reduced with a single SurroundVideo Omni G3, thanks to its four customisable remote sensor gimbals. Installation is fast and easy. Install the hinged mounting plate, connect the PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) IP cable, and then remotely configure the cam...

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