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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
Mirasys’ Video Management Solution boosts hotel performance, safety and securityMirasys’ Video Management Solution boosts hotel performance, safety and security
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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...
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 has built a new group headquarters on the site of the former Südbahnhof railway station in Vienna, with construction work...
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...
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...
Hang Nadim International Airport relies on FLIR for fail-proof perimeter protectionHang Nadim International Airport relies on FLIR for fail-proof perimeter protection
Hang Nadim International Airport (Indonesia) has demonstrated considerable growth ambitions in recent years, as the airport is becoming a major...
Video analytics - News
Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis Live delivers wireless surveillance solution for smart cities
17 October, 2017: Digital Barriers has announced a new frontier in wireless surveillance streaming solutions for Connected Cars and smart cities using EdgeVis Live running on the NVIDIA Jetson TX1 AI supercomputer. EdgeVis Live from...
New Bosch FLEXIDOME and DINION IP cameras revolutionise video data for smarter business decisions
17 October, 2017: Bosch introduces a complete new lineup of intelligent cameras within its midrange portfolio. The all-new fixed FLEXIDOME camera and DINION bullet IP 4000i, IP 5000i and IP 6000i cameras now have Essential...
Genetec announces launch of Citigraf: New public safety decision support system
15 October, 2017: Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced the launch of its new public safety decision support system, Genetec Citigraf™....
Dallmeier presents DF5210HD-DN/IR - new HD IR network camera for 24-hour-video surveillance
15 October, 2017: With the DF5210HD-DN/IR Dallmeier introduces a new high definition IR network camera. The infrared camera has been developed with special attention to changing lighting conditions for 24-hour-video surveillance. ...
Advanced threat detection: How video analytics is evolving to meet the need for speed
In the digital age, speed has never been more critical. Customers expect an instant response to a query. Executives expect sales data on their tablets in front of them in real-time. A site manager at an oil refinery...
Arteco video management solutions integrated with Hanwha Techwin Wisenet 5
9 October, 2017: Arteco, a global provider of event-driven intelligent video management solutions, announced that its Video Event Management and Video Intelligence Solutions are now compatible with the new Hanwha Techwin Wisenet 5...
Hanwha Techwin’s Bob (H.Y.) Hwang discusses company rebranding and plans for future change
5 October, 2017: You may not have consciously noticed, but a major manufacturer of video surveillance solutions, which was previously known as Samsung Techwin, has successfully changed its name to Hanwha Techwin and at...
Dahua Technology PSPO 3D Scene Flow Method ranks top in KITTI Flow 2015 Benchmark
5 October, 2017: As is shown on the KITTI Vision Benchmark Suite official website, Dahua Technology PSPO 3D Scene Flow Method set a new world record and took the 1st place in KITTI Flow 2015 Benchmark on September...
Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence key security themes at ASIS 2017
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Bosch AUTODOME IP 4000i and 5000i cameras open new chapter for applications beyond security
3 October, 2017: Until now, level of detail has been the key quality parameter for surveillance cameras, as clear images at all times was the most important feature for high security. True, security personnel must see all relevant...
Video analytics - Products
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Now shipping: Arecont MegaVideo 4K with SNAPstream, NightView and WDR
Now shipping: Arecont MegaVideo 4K with SNAPstream, NightView and WDR

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.

3 ultra high-definition IP lenses

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
FLIR Commercial Vision System B.V.Hikvision
LTV Europe Sicherheitstechnik GmbHMOBOTIX AG
Nedap Security ManagementPelco by Schneider Electric
Promise TechnologyPyronix Limited
Seagate TechnologySeeTec GmbH
TESAVanderbilt Industries
Vicon Industries

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