According to IPVM, the world’s leading information source for security professionals, it’s Artificial Intelligence (AI)/video analytics. IPVM takes a poll of security system integrators each year and over half the respondents chose video analytics as the number one trend.There is no real surprise here as video analytics has been the top choice the past few years.
What are video analytics?
Motion detection and recording on motion is an analytic that has been in use for a few years, and one that people are most familiar with. On the immediate horizon are features like facial recognition, tracking people by their clothing worn, slip & fall, crowd gathering & object removal, and more. Also, cameras can be used for license plate recognition (LPR). LPR is now in use in many parking applications, where letters and numbers on a license tag can be read while the vehicle is stopped or moving and can also be used as a credential for entering the property, similar to an access badge or an RFID reader.
Video analytic capabilities come with some models of cameras sold, installed on a network video recorder, or in 3
party software applications. The value proposition is that the analytics can be set to proactively alert someone to a programmed event and allow for immediate viewing/recording of this event. Having employees sit viewing multiple banks of monitors, looking for someone/something suspicious may soon be long past!
Governments are using package left behind analytics at train stations and airports now, and soon your business might use this kind of smart analytics to alert you when a package has been removed or stolen from a designated inventory area.
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