Taking a Look at Video Analytics

Video Analytics

With the right parameters in place, video analytics can be a powerful tool in monitoring CCTV footage.

As more businesses are installing CCTV systems, it’s important that we take a look at how we’re actually using those systems. If we’re not able to effectively monitor the numerous hours of surveillance footage that are captured, then CCTV systems aren’t doing the job that is intended. That’s where video analytics come in. Video analytics is intelligent software is used in combination with raw video footage to help review and determine what parts are worth watching and to call to the user’s attention events that may otherwise go unnoticed.

What Can Video Analytics Do For You?

We typically think of video surveillance systems as being something that is constantly monitored, with a security guard propped up, mug full of coffee, watching everything unveil life in front their eyes. The reality is that having an actual human being monitor every single bit of security footage is typically not feasible and certainly not efficient. Instead, many business owners are turning to video management software to define critical areas or events that need to be monitored.  It takes away the “human factor” that has scientifically proven that human attention spans are simply inefficient.

Video management software allows you to save both time and effort by picking out the important bits for you. This is through a few kinds of intelligent monitoring, including motion detection, facial recognition, people counting and even directional anomolies. Some software is able to recognize long lines at a checkout and send out an alert, whereas other software can detect loitering and let the proper security channels know.

How Does it Work?

There are numerous kinds of video analytics software. Some of it is installed directly onto your camera platform, whereas other forms of video analytics software come as a 3rd party program you purchase. These typically do the same things however and are able to monitor video feeds and alert you to anything that may be out of the defined parameters that you would expect to see in a business or operation.

While they generally do the same thing, each software does that work a bit differently depending on the manufacturer and what the software platform is. The important thing to keep in mind is that you must set the right parameters for video analytics software to be effective. If shoplifting is a concern, working alongside someone who knows the ins-and-outs of a video analysis software may be able to develop the right parameters to catch someone in the act. Because video analysis software is intended to work for the specific needs of each business owners, it’s a personalized solution that can be used to tackle whatever security concerns you may have.

Get in Touch with FiberPlus

FiberPlus has been providing fiber optic structured cabling and data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region and for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:

  • Structured Cabling (inside and outside plant)
  • Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
  • Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Public Safety DAS
  • Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
  • Support Services
  • Specialty Systems
  • Design/Build Services

FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.

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