Smart video surveillance systems, open platforms that allow the integration of any type of hardware or software, incorporate centralised video analytic solutions in edge (analytical software embedded in a camera, for example) enhancing the optimisation and automation capabilities of the operation and management processes.
There are usually a large number of video surveillance recordings that are not viewed. Incidents and suspicious behaviour happen and may go unnoticed, with no notion that they ever existed and were not properly handled, thus preventing accidents.
We can use video analysis associated with the recording to not only better define what should or should not be recorded – much more than just motion detection – but also apply rules to already recorded images to quickly search through them afterwards to find what we want.
These advanced features apply to both recorded video as well as live video streams. Smart video systems can extract video and data from video streams and link information with other systems or applications, thus opening up a wide range of new opportunities in the fields of integrated security, business management or related to the operations and production of an organisation.
The main benefits are:
- Lower storage requirements and stress on the network;
- Faster and more accurate information allowing for better efficiency of the human resources involved;
- Faster access to relevant recordings;
- New opportunities in terms of business support tools.
It is becoming more difficult to choose the best solution, because of the increasing choice in the analytical applications market. Based on our experience and knowledge from many projects where the analytical perspective was the differentiating factor.