Recognitive technology steps forward

May 2017 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions

Kedakom entered the South African market this year with a series of road shows highlighting the company’s products. These included a range of surveillance and body-worn cameras, as well as a range of solutions for command and control centres and its own NVRs with advanced analytical capabilities.

Kedacom provides carrier-class video surveillance core devices and supplementary software systems, helping users establish command and control centres based on IP video applications with more than 100 000 channels. Highlights include powerful networking systems, high reliability, abundant professional functions and a track record of high profile clients in the public and private sector.

Recognitive NVRs

In a traditional video surveillance system, cameras capture video streams or snapshots which are transmitted to a backend storage device. Access to the data means logging into the storage systems and searching for the relevant information.

The next level of technological advancement was all about ‘smart’ video surveillance systems that allow features such as tripwire drawing and warning area masking that tracked breaches of virtual lines. The above has limitations though, for example, managing multiple targets, change of target sizes, light intensity and the time it takes to interrogate the data etc.

This is where Recognitive technology closes the gap. The Kedacom range of Recognitive solutions use sophisticated image recognition algorithms and high-performance chipsets to identify and classify objects, including human faces, human bodies and multiple moving targets. The technology has a huge range of functions including the ability to trace target movement, determine speed, direction and characteristics like size, colour and type.

The backbone of the technology is the Kedacom Recognitive NVR. It combines Smart Video Synopsis and Recognitive analytic algorithm features. Smart Video Synopsis compresses video data into brief video clips and automatically extracts photos of moving objects with reference to their colour, size, direction, speed and other characteristics that can be individually or collectively set up.

Users can browse video clips of moving targets and use snapshots and defined characteristics to narrow down their search and quickly find relevant data for quick decisions. The intelligent NVRs revolutionise traditional video retrieval using numerous target characteristic metrics, style filtering and recording timeframes. This is just one of the analytic features that help streamline surveillance and organisational efficiency.

The Recognitive NVRs support any standard ONVIF camera and thus are interoperable with other major camera brands as well. The NVR’s modular architecture allows for up to 64 channels.

Success stories

In Europe Kedacom has a vibrant client base that has implemented the intelligent tracking systems to simultaneously track and capture critical live video streams and snapshots that make it possible to pre-empt malicious or dangerous activities. Another success story is the Turkey border. The technologies on this project include industrial grade NVRs with RAID storage and laser PTZ cameras for full HD surveillance. Other projects include, the Safe City Project in Suzhou China where up to 60 000 cameras are managed under one system.

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