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Video Analytics, also known as Video Content Analysis (VCA), is a generic term used to describe computerised processing and analysis of video streams. The term is typically associated with analysis of video streams captured by surveillance systems. Video Analytics applications can perform real-time analysis of video for immediate detection of events as well as analysis of pre-recorded video for the purpose of extracting events and data from the recorded video.

Why Video Analytics

According to several studies, a human operator of a surveillance system, tasked with observing video screens, cannot remain alert and attentive for more than 20 minutes. Also, the operator’s ability to monitor the video and effectively respond to events is significantly compromised as time goes by. Video Analytics that automatically monitors cameras and alert for events of interest is an ideal solution that meets the needs of surveillance system operators, security officers, and corporate managers.

How Video Analytics work

Video analytic systems work in a series of processing steps - as a fundamental first step, the content needs to dissect what is happening in the video, frame by frame. Video analytic systems work on these two key concepts:

Motion Detection: By examining each pixel in the frame, the video analytics software is able to pick up even the slightest movement.

Pattern Recognition: Objects are distinguished within a frame. Specific objects/patterns can be programmed for recognition and will be recognised within the frame.

Once analysed, the system then qualifies these changes in each frame, correlates qualified changes over multiple frames, and finally, interprets these correlated changes. Should any change happen, i.e. object is moved, goes missing, or new object added, the software immediately recognizes it and sends out an alert.

Video analytics - Applications
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MOBOTIX thermal imaging cameras protect critical depots on London UndergroundMOBOTIX thermal imaging cameras protect critical depots on London Underground
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Arecont Vision cameras and Arteco VEMS software helps safeguard USS Iowa museumArecont Vision cameras and Arteco VEMS software helps safeguard USS Iowa museum
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LILIN bank surveillance solutions protect against threats such as robbery, fraud & violence through cutting-edge functionalityLILIN bank surveillance solutions protect against threats such as robbery, fraud & violence through cutting-edge functionality
LILIN can equip all branches with the best-of-breed video surveillance security equipment and systems. Teller windows, processing rooms,...
Video analytics - News
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Diving Into AI And Deep Learning At NVIDIA’s San Jose Conference
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Qognify To Showcase Comprehensive Security Solutions Portfolio At IFSEC International 2017
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PureTech Systems Delivers First ALERT Truck Mobile Surveillance System For Border Security
May 17, 2017: PureTech Systems announced the delivery of the first ALERT Truck Mobile Surveillance System, a collaborative border surveillance platform designed and sold by PVP Advanced Electro-Optical systems, Inc. (PVPAEO). A...
Axis Communications Reimagines Showrooms With Innovative UK Experience Center
May 12, 2017: Axis Communications, the global provider of intelligent surveillance technology, yesterday held the official launch of the new Axis Experience Center in Luton. The event was a chance for Axis’ partners to meet with the...
NVIDIA Paves Path To AI Cities With Metropolis Edge-to-cloud Platform For Video Analytics
May 9, 2017: Paving the way for the creation of AI cities, NVIDIA has unveiled the NVIDIA Metropolis™ intelligent video analytics platform. Metropolis Deep Learning Metropolis makes cities safer and smarter by applying deep...
Milestone Community Days 2017 To Showcase Partner Solutions And Industry Trends Highlights
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Zhejiang Uniview Technologies Becomes Quantum Value-added Reseller And Strategic Alliance Partner
May 5, 2017: Quantum Corp. announced that Zhejiang Uniview Technologies Co. Ltd., a video surveillance system integrator, has agreed to become a Quantum value-added reseller and strategic alliance partner. Uniview...
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