Vi-Search is Agent Vi’s innovative video search and analysis software, which enables rapid and effective retrieval and presentation of specific video segments, events and data from vast amounts of recorded video.
While video recording is a basic component of most surveillance networks, the recorded video is rarely utilized due to the lack of an automated and time-efficient solution that enables search and analysis of such stored video. In response, Vi-Search automates the search and analysis process and allows for true leveraging of the valuable information contained in the stored video.
The software analyzes the video stream, generates metadata describing the scene content, and allows for later retrieval and analysis of the video through an automated search within the stored metadata.
Vi-Search offers an extensive set of intuitive search parameters and capabilities, including search by:
Target Type – People, Vehicles, Static Objects
Event Type – Moving, Stationary, Crossing a line, Occupancy, Crowding
Filter by Color and/or Size
Search within defined time frames
Search on selected cameras or group of cameras
Search for Similar Targets – Once a target is observed, a simple search can be conducted to locate additional appearances of the same or similar target in the recorded video
Vi-Search provides search results in multiple unique displays, offering a range of different search and analysis functionalities:
The “Event Thumbnails” view enables a search for particular events or targets in a specified group of cameras and within a distinct time frame. Suitable for forensic analysis and investigations, the search results are displayed in thumbnails, with each thumbnail representing a query match highlighting the relevant target (person, vehicle or static object). For each result the recorded event video can be instantly played back, and the user can choose to save or export each search result.
The “Statistics Report” view presents search results graphically for a specified group of cameras. Suitable for business intelligence and operational efficiency applications, Vi-Search can conduct people or vehicle counting and generate statistical reports according to distinct time frames (minutes, hours, days, weeks, months etc).
Target Path / Location
The “Target Path / Location” view displays the motion paths of moving targets (persons or vehicles) or an overlay indicating the location of objects that were added to or removed from a defined area. Suitable for both forensic analysis and time-critical security and law enforcement applications, users have immediate access to the video segment relating to each path / location.
The “Heat Map” view offers a visualization of the traffic within the camera’s field of view. Suitable for business intelligence and operational efficiency applications, particularly for the retail market, users can make operational decisions based on the locations of the highest and lowest traffic areas.
The “Site Map” view is designed to project motion data gathered from individual cameras deployed at one site onto a complete site map. By using "Site Map" view, a user can see the "Target Path / Location" and "Heat Map" functionalities on a larger map, showing multiple camera displays in one view.
The “Video Summary” view enables debriefing of multiple search results through one condensed clip by displaying all results as a single continuous clip. Using this view, events which occurred over the span of a few days can be condensed into a video clip of a few minutes only.
Vi-Search enables utilization of stored video for a wide variety of security, safety, law enforcement and business intelligence applications:
Business Intelligence and Operational Efficiency applications can benefit from statistical analysis of human or vehicle traffic in specific areas and in distinct time frames. Retail chains and other businesses or organizations can better understand and predict traffic patterns to efficiently allocate resources, provide better customer care, and improve operational procedures.
Forensic Analysis of security or safety incidents often requires search through vast amounts of stored video to pinpoint and analyze certain events, or to trace events back to their origin. Through its wide range of search parameters and capabilities, Vi-Search enables users to locate an event in the stored video with high precision in a matter of seconds. A stand-alone file containing the relevant video segment can be easily extracted and saved as evidence.
Time-Critical Security and Law Enforcement Operations require quick and effective responses to events as they occur. Once there is knowledge of a criminal or terrorist activity, events can be traced back for immediate investigation, providing law enforcement agencies with a full picture of the event including origin and evolution. In this way, deployment and tactical responses are better informed, improving crisis management.