IP CCTV Solutions Are More Intelligent Than You Think
By Data Installations & Supplies ltd
Since the first CCTV solutions which incorporated VCR recording in the 1970s, CCTV has developed into so much more. From VCRs to multiplexing to digital systems, the IP CCTV systems of today have evolved multiple times to bring a wide range of benefits to modern life One of the largest advantages of CCTV cameras is their ability to capture live footage, as well as save it for later watching if necessary. Many people understand that CCTV systems are intelligent and are used by many businesses, homeowners and Governments. But, they’re even more intelligent than you think.
What Is Video Analytics For IP CCTV?
For the past few years video analytics has become more popular as part of large scale CCTV installations. No matter the application, whether private security for businesses or to protect the general public, video analytics has driven CCTV technology further in the realms of what it’s capable of. But, what is it?
Video analytics software perfectly complements CCTV installations by incorporating and monitoring various important factors based on its application. Some of these factors include:
- Heat mapping
- People counting
- Demographic identification
- Facial recognition
- Intrusion detection
The software has intelligent analysis which ultimately supports those in front of the screen to make informed decisions. It additionally generates automatic alerts which can help with a multitude of situations, such as identifying trends with accidents that can occur. Within businesses, video analytics also can improve coordination in many areas such as car parks.
There are plenty of benefits that come with video analytics for CCTV installations, which is ultimately why they should be highly considered. Some of the benefits include:
- Video analytics is an upgrade to current CCTV systems. This ultimately saves money as there’s no need to replace entire CCTV installations. In most cases, hardware doesn’t need renewing when carrying out the installation of video analytics.
- Video analytics can be accessed on multiple devices, including smartphones, making surveillance even easier!
- Surveillance is in real time with video analytics. So not only can it be accessed from different devices, but at any time too. There are options to set up push notifications if the analytics picks up any unusual activity on your premises.
Is Video Analytics Easy To Install?
So, now you understand why video analytics can greatly benefit CCTV installation of many kinds. But, how easy is it to set up?
Firstly, one of the best things about this security system is it’s easy to configure with your pre-existing CCTV system installed. We have the ability to both set it up for you or guide you through the configuration with either your current camera systems or brand new CCTV installation cameras and system. Additionally, we’ll calibrate the cameras so they are accurate for all of the specifics you require, such as object detection and people counting. When we carry out our calibrations, we ensure the camera is at the correct height and from there, the sensors can automatically understand the information it needs to calibrate correctly with the software.
Typically, most video analytics software comes with pre-configured situations (also known as default settings) that can be utilised as a solid foundation for your requirements. These are the situations which support people counting and tracking trends in transportation settings. The default situations will work on their own, so long as the cameras are calibrated correctly with the lines of view.
Although these pre-configured settings come in handy, it’s also good to know video analytics has the ability to set up custom tasks. Depending on your business or requirements for IP CCTV, you can create custom settings which suit more complex demands. Alerts as well as other tasks can be made using script editing tools, which can help you fine tune the default settings or create brand new rules for the analytics to follow.
Due to vast advancements in CCTV technology, the field has developed to encompass many more intelligent features, such as analytics.
How We Can Help
If you have what you think are dormant cameras installed for your CCTV system, this may not be the case. We can carry out an audit on your current CCTV installation and determine if your current cameras are suitable for integrating with video analytics software. Moreover, we can install brand new CCTV cameras as well as video analytics software that works for you and your requirements.
Please contact us today for more information on these services.