Video surveillance systems are typically installed to record video footage of areas of interest within a facility, around its perimeter or in outdoor areas which require observation, with a view to “catching” (allowing the user to be able to observe) and recording events related to security, safety, loss prevention, operational efficiency and even business intelligence.
Video Analytics enhances video surveillance systems by performing the tasks of real-time event detection as well as post-event analysis, while saving manpower costs and increasing the effectiveness of the surveillance system operation.
Video Analytics for Real-Time Alerts
Through the implementation of various image processing algorithms, Video Analytics can detect a variety of events, in real-time, such as:
By defining the set of events that the surveillance system operator wants to be alerted to, the Video Analytics software continuously analyzes the video in real-time and provides an immediate alert upon detection of a relevant event.
Agent Vi’s Vi-System can detect a wide variety of events relating to people, vehicles or static objects – in real-time – and generate alerts according to the definitions and preferences of the surveillance system operator.
Video Analytics for Investigation
In addition, Video Analytics algorithms may be implemented to analyze recorded video, a task that is challenging and time consuming for a human operator, especially in cases whereby a large amount of video must be reviewed. Through rapid analysis of recorded video, Video Analytics can perform the following tasks:
Through the use of search queries, the surveillance system operator defines the event or analysis desired in a specific segment of recorded video. The Video Analytics system analyzes the video and provides the search results through an automated search, without requiring any additional intervention from the operator.
Agent Vi’s Vi-Search can analyze recorded video and present results in seconds. Results range from the location of specific targets (people, vehicles or objects) or events from within the stored video, to motion path analysis, traffic analysis and statistical analysis.
Moving to an all IP-based solution required that we look for a highly-scalable video analytics offering that would allow us to deploy hundreds of cameras while eliminating the need for additional server hardware and keeping operational costs down. Agent Vi’s software allowed us to do that…Diana Simon , Security Manager, Iberia Airlines