Video Analytics for High Security Applications

Posted by Amy Hite on October 26, 2015

The term video analytics refers to the computerized processing of video streams to help detect suspicious events in real-time or extracting events and data from per-recorded video for the purpose of discovering criminal patterns or activity. Often referred to as video content analysis, it was once used only by federal or local law enforcement officials. It is now available for industrial and commercial applications by IP security camera manufacturers and video surveillance providers.

Video analytics can help combat crime proactively by recognizing certain data and patterns in real time using:

  • Pattern-based analytics. These can be defined manually, programmatically (algorithms), or through human-mediated machine-assisted learning looking for evidence of malicious or unexpected behavior. Video pattern-based algorithms recognize the movements and characteristics of people and vehicles, while ignoring any activity that isn’t relevant to a scene.
  • Motion analysis. Motion detection in a camera system is different from motion detection in an alarm system assists VAC's to search and spotlight potential targets. Extensive research and data collected on movement signatures are incorporated into databases along with the software algorithms gives clues to suspicious individuals that may be planning criminal activity.
  • Facial recognition. Some software applications is advanced to the point it can recognize facial and behavioral patterns of known criminal suspects within 20 feet. Video analytics show that software uses biometrics analysis which combines a persons body patterns; the way they walk, their timing, the motion of their hands when they talk; all these patterns are unique to each individual.

Video analytics is always-on technology. Security personnel can't be everywhere all the time, and an video operator can monitor an area 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When time is of the essence and there is a large volume of recorded video to go through, video analytics can be employed to make the task more efficient. Video content analysis ensures only video that potentially include the event in question is retrieved. The video stream is tagged by video content analysis software the with appropriate labels during recording, so it can automatically search through days of stored video to find the right video footage in a matter of seconds. If you require high security live monitoring by professionals skilled in recognizing suspicious persons, behaviors or objects contact us for more information.

Stealth Monitoring proactive live surveillance with video analytics can detect and deter crime for greater security while reducing security guard and other expenses. A Stealth operator could identify unusual activity, activate an audible warning to deter thieves, and call the local police. Stealth can protect your shopping center, apartment complex, office building, industrial site and auto dealership from vandalism and theft with proactive live monitoring.

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