Living on the edge

Issue 2 2021 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Unless you are a member of Aerosmith, ‘Living on the Edge’ refers to devices and their capabilities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and digital transformation movement.

The principles of intelligent devices are captured in their capability of being:

Instrumented – ability to self-monitor their status and report back.

• Integrated – part of some sort of network.

• Intelligent – ability to program them.

However, from a security or surveillance perspective, there are several pros and cons to these types of intelligent devices or cameras. One of the cons is the increase in cost for businesses due to the device's or camera's intelligence, integration and ability to be instrumented.

With the increase of intelligent cameras that can now offer video content analysis (VCA) comes various challenges, such as information safety, storage, security, bandwidth limitations and GSM coverage, which are classical issues faced by South African or African organisations.

Secutel Technologies offers the SecuVue solution which provides a cloud video surveillance platform utilising software that can be incorporated into existing smart or analogue cameras. The solution has greatly assisted many South African enterprises to solve the major challenge of GSM coverage and bandwidth limitations. SecuVue is event-driven, therefore allowing the reduction of ‘false positive’ alerts.


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