How Does Video Analytics Impact Video Surveillance?

Posted by Amy Hite on January 4, 2018

Many construction and renovation sites use a video surveillance solution to monitor safety and security issues, for time lapse capabilities, or a combination of the three. A common misconception is that security cameras can increase the safety of a construction site. On their own, unwatched surveillance cameras are unable to deter criminal activity or help prevent workplace negligence. Trained UCIT security operators, who watch live surveillance feeds remotely, utilize video analytics to efficiently deter theft, vandalism and property damage at construction sites.

What is Video Analytics and How Does it Impact Video Surveillance?

Video analytics is a software that evaluates patterns and activity from a video surveillance feed. It is able to detect motion and can distinguish between the movement of a tree branch and an actual security threat. Security Magazine published an article on video analytics trends and how it will impact video surveillance. Construction site security operators can receive instant alerts when suspicious activity that falls outside the pre-set guidelines occurs.

The video surveillance data that is collected from the analytics can be used to update security protocols of a construction site. For example, what if criminals constantly enter your site from the same area? This will show up in the video analytics data so if you choose, you can install more preventative measures like flood lights or additional gates.

Video analytics can help reduce false alarms. Pre-defined parameters can adapt to changing environmental factors and can be set to disregard low security threats like a bag blowing in the wind. Live remote video surveillance operators can use video analytics to augment their monitoring. If an activity registers outside of the pre-set parameters, it immediately notifies the construction security operator who can then examine the video to determine if there is suspicious activity occurring. Once it's confirmed, the security operator can call the local police. Crimes in progress typically receive a higher priority from responding police officers. This increases the probability of arresting suspects before they can cause additional damage or leave the construction site.

UCIT Online and Stealth Monitoring are the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 11 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. UCIT proactive video monitoring watches over 17,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. UCIT’s remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (866) 756-7847 or contact UCIT today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the UCIT web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.

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