New analytics offering from Vivotek
March 2015, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Vivotek, locally distributed through Westcon Security Solutions, has released its first video content analysis (VCA) application package, following the début of the Vivotek Application Development Platform (VADP), an open platform that integrates video analytic within its cameras.
The VCA package includes three key functions, namely: field detection; line crossing detection, and object counting. With this new technology, data is analysed directly on-camera to provide solutions for business applications in addition to traditional security use cases.
Advanced field detection allows users of VCA to define a zone in the field of view for automated monitoring. Whenever a person or object enters or leaves this zone, movement is automatically detected and a notification is sent to the video management server or other back-end infrastructure.
Line crossing functionality sets up a virtual line within the camera’s field of view. Any crossing of the line is immediately detected, regardless of the direction from which the line is crossed. Field detection and line crossing detection can also be used to demarcate a zone in the field of view corresponding to an area in physical space where access is restricted.
“The object counting feature is particularly valuable for retail applications, providing quantitative data on variables like in-store traffic and shopper behaviour, as well as for transport-related applications, to track the number of passengers and vehicles,” says Gert Byleveldt, business practice lead at Westcon Security Solutions.
Software that accesses the precise numerical data provided by the object counting algorithm means that users of VCA will have a basis on which to make reliable business decisions, improve service, increase operational efficiency and perform in-depth analysis.
In the business sector, VCA’s three key functions aid to improve the customer experience by shedding light on areas within the business that can be improved upon. This gives organisations the opportunity to adjust staffing levels, or determine sales conversion rates along with many other possibilities.
“The use of surveillance cameras is expanding from the traditional security role and into business applications. Vivotek offers a platform for developers to create powerful software plug-ins that will benefit retailers and customers with the combination of VCA and the Application Development Platform,” Byleveldt concludes.
For more information contact Westcon Security Solutions – Electronic, +27 (0)11 233 3333, email@example.com, www.westcon.co.za
- The role of performance management systems in CCTV surveillance effectiveness
June 2017, Leaderware, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
The potential for the detection of incident or crime conditions will vary from environment to environment making it difficult to have a general performance standard for CCTV operators.
- New country managers appointed for Milestone Middle East and Africa
June 2017, Milestone Systems, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Milestone Systems is responding to high demand by appointing two new country managers, stressing the importance of the Middle East market and its dedication to Africa.
- Eurobyte to distribute Uniview
June 2017, Eurobyte Technology, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Eurobyte has announced it is the official distributor of the Uniview range of surveillance technology products in the South African market.
- Hikvision and Cisco collaborate on cybersecurity
June 2017, Hikvision South Africa, This Week's Editor's Pick, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Cyber Security, News
Cisco is sharing its professional cybersecurity management experience and technologies with Hikvision, facilitating Hikvision’s globalisation process.
- Batteries for backups
June 2017, IT infrastructure, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
For the surveillance industry, downtime is not only critical, in some instances it could be life threatening. You can’t afford to have a sub-standard battery as your last line of defence.
- Integrating access with everything
June 2017, Suprema, neaMetrics, Integrated Solutions, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management
Suprema enhances its solutions through third-party integration with NX-Witness, Avigilon and Arteco.
- Integrated mobile surveillance
June 2017, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
An effective mobile solution is made up of many parts and all of these need to be seamlessly integrated if the solution is to deliver the value required.
- 30 days to a safe city
June 2017, Dahua Technology, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Dahua Professional Surveillance System transforms Cutral-Có, Argentina, into safe city in 30 days.
- Tyco adds cyber security features
June 2017, Tyco Security Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products
Tyco introduced the latest exacqVision VMS (8.4) release enhancing both onsite and network security with features that benefit the user, integrator and IT department.
- IndigoVision launches Control Center v14.2
June 2017, News, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Products
IndigoVision has launched version 14.2 of its security management solution, Control Center with new features which improve the user’s experience.
- Pelco drives analytics innovation
June 2017, Pelco by Schneider Electric, Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Pelco by Schneider Electric has announced plans to form strategic alliances with industry analytics providers to expand VideoXpert Video Management System (VMS) capabilities.
- Explosion-protected cameras
June 2017, Axis Communications SA, Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Axis Communications has announced three new explosion-protected cameras for use in sensitive industrial areas.