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Dahua Technology's TPC-BF2221-HTM Thermal Body Temperature Monitoring Camera is part of the Dahua WizMind Series. Featuring two video channels, it can realize high accuracy temperature measurement. This series is designed for preliminary body temperature screening. 256 × 192 Vanadium Oxide Uncooled FPA Athermalised lens (thermal camera), focus-free Smart linkage with strobe light and audio Temperature Accuracy ±0.3°C with black body Temperature Measurement Range: 30°C to 45°C IP67; Micro SD storage Dahua WizMind includes a wide range of project-oriented products that adopt industry-leading deep learning algorithms, such as IPC, NVR, PTZ, XVR, thermal camera and software platform. Focusing on customers’ needs, WizMind provides precise and reliable and comprehensive AI products for verticals. Precise Powered by AI chip and deep learning algorithms, WizMind delivers accurate detection and recognition of human and vehicle, enabling users to rapidly and precisely act on what really matters. In addition, it provides accurate and effective AI search to locate targets, and various human-based data for business analysis. Reliable Strict component selection to ensure the high product reliability. With thorough testing of front-end cameras, back-end device and platform, WizMind injects reliability into all of its solutions. Comprehensive Focusing on human and vehicle, WizMind provides various applications solutions such as face recognition, privacy protection, video metadata, stereo analysis, ANPR, illegal parking, etc. Moreover, WizMind combines deep learning algorithm with thermal imaging technology to help users achieve ultra-long distance monitoring in harsh environments, highly accurate non-contact temperature measurement with only ±0.3℃ temperature difference, and early detection of fire.
Hikvision announces the launch of a new generation of its signature AcuSense products, with significant updates. “Hikvision AcuSense products were introduced in 2018, with the idea of making intelligent alarms and services available to small businesses and residential customers for the first time,” says Frank Zhang, President of International Product and Solution Center at Hikvision. “In a nutshell, AcuSense technology enables security personnel to focus on human and vehicle events rather than insignificant objects, so they can act more efficiently which helps save time and costs, while end users can get full control of their security system anytime, from anywhere.” Improved alarm accuracy The latest Hikvision AcuSense devices are engineered with an upgraded deep learning algorithm, which analyzes live video streams and labels them as “human,” “vehicle,” or “other events.” Those labeled as human and vehicle will trigger alarms for security staff, while other events such as rain drops, animals, or the movement of foliage, for example, will be drastically disregarded. The result is a striking reduction in false alarms – now with an accuracy approaching 98%. In this way, security personnel can focus on genuine security issues and take action. Additionally, related videos are automatically sorted by categories for easier search. Enhanced motion detection with human / vehicle classification Customers familiar with Motion Detection will appreciate the capabilities of AcuSense technology as well. Taking users’ habits into full consideration, Hikvision designed AcuSense products to integrate human and vehicle classifications with motion detection. More specifically, when motion is detected, the system analyzes whether or not it is associated with a human or a vehicle, and whether an alarm should be triggered. So, when users enable the motion detection function, they can enjoy the same level of alarm accuracy afforded by Hikvision’s AcuSense technology. Flashing light and two-way voice conversation When real-time deterrence is needed, Hikvision also offers camera models with a flashing light and auditory warning. As soon as an alarm is triggered, the built-in light flashes. Simultaneously, security personnel can communicate with the person who triggered the alarm to confirm their authorization, thanks to the built-in speaker and microphone in the camera. Of note, the latest AcuSense cameras even support customized audio tracks, which can be pre-recorded to suit various environments. Better performance in low-light environments The latest AcuSense camera lenses are equipped with an aperture reaching up to F1.4. This technology allows more light to enter the lens, for optimized image brightness, and better performance in low-light environments. Larger detection area Compared with previous AcuSense cameras, this new generation extends target classification distances from 10, 15, or 22 meters to 20, 25, or 30 meters, depending on the model. Customers can choose from 2 MP, 4 MP, or 4K resolutions, as well as dome, turret and bullet housings to suit their specific installation requirements. For more information about the latest generation of Hikvision AcuSense products, visit https://www.hikvision.com/en/products/IP-Products/Network-Cameras/Pro-Series-EasyIP-/
Hanwha’s new PNM-9085RQZ multi-directional camera features motorized varifocal lenses for precise control of focal length, angle of view and zoom for each direction. Each sensor supports remote PTRZ (pan, tilt, rotate, zoom) control for efficient installation and easy adjustment. The 20MP (5MP x 4) PNM-9085RQZ features built-in IR illumination for each sensor. The PNM-9085RQZ allows users to quickly change the camera to 180/270/360 degree configuration as well as custom presets, merging an element of multi-imagers and PTZ presets.
Launched by Dahua Technology, Dahua WizMind is a full portfolio of solutions composed of project-oriented products including IPC, NVR, PTZ, XVR, Thermal and software platform which adopts industry-leading deep learning algorithms. Focusing on customer’s requirements, WizMind provides precise, reliable and comprehensive AI solutions for verticals. Series Overview Equipped with advanced HiSilicon chip and fast lens, Dahua WizMind Dual-Lens series network camera provides excellent image effects. With advanced deep learning algorithm, the camera supports various intelligent functions, such as people counting, queue management, stereo analysis, perimeter protection and face detection, which provides better intelligent apllication solutions based on scenes. Functions Smart Codec ( H.265+ & H.264+ )With advanced scene-adaptive rate control algorithm, Dahua smart encoding technology realizes the higher encoding efficiency than H.265 and H.264, provides high-quality video, and reduces the cost of storage and transmission. StarlightDahua Starlight technology mainly applies to the environment of low illuminance, and it can provide clear colorful video. Even in the environment of ultra-low illuminance, the technology can guarantee the good image effect. ePoEDahua ePoE technology provides a new way to accomplish long distance transmission between IP camera and network switch. It allows more flexible surveillance system design, improves reliability and saves construction and wiring cost. Face DetectionDahua Face Detection technology can detect the face in the image. With deep learning algorithm, the technology supports detecting, tracking, capturing and selecting the best face image, and then outputs face snapshot. Perimeter ProtectionWith deep learning algorithm, Dahua Perimeter Protection technology can recognize human and vehicle accurately. In restricted area (such as pedestrian area and vehicle area), the false alarms of intelligent detection based on target type (such as tripwire, intrusion, fast moving, parking detection, loitering detection and gathering detection) are largely reduced. Stereo AnalysisWith deep learning algorithm and scene 3-dimensional information, Dahua Stereo Analysis technology can recognize people's behaviors, such as Fall detection; people approaching detection; people No. error; stay detection; violence detection , and then generates alarm signals and triggers linkage. Protection (IP67, IK10, wide voltage)IP67: The camera passes a series of strict test on dust and soak. It has dust-proof function, and the enclosure can works normal after soaking in 1 m deep water for 30 minutes. IK10: The enclosure can stand the punch more than 5 times from a 5 kg hammer falling from a height of 40 cm (Impact energy is 20J). Wide voltage: The camera allows ±30% input voltage tolerance (wide voltage range), and it is widely applied to outdoor environment with instable voltage.
A thermal imaging camera is an effective screening device for detecting individuals with elevated skin temperature. This type of monitoring can provide a rapid screening approach at high-traffic areas, like airports, hospitals, office buildings, and other areas where people congregate, to help identify those whose body temperature is elevated. Using a non-contact screening solution is one of the current measures to discover quickly individuals with elevated skin temperature (EST). The detection method is designed to help initial screening of EST, with use of medical equipment to further verify symptoms, while reducing manual testing time and the safety risk to those involved in detection. Hikvision’s Temperature Screening Solution, with various product types and wide range of applications, is designed for the detection of skin-surface temperatures to achieve rapid and safe initial screening in public areas. Its flexibility means it can be used in a multitude of scenarios. Meanwhile, efficiency and cost is important for users. The question is, what is the best solution for their needs? Temperature Screening With Fast Deployment For high-traffic scenarios, such as: urban traffic (train station, bus station, subway, airport, etc.), buildings (such as schools, enterprise parks, office buildings, shopping malls, etc.), a temporary temperature screening scheme can be used. Fast deployment is achieved separately with various devices (thermographic cameras / thermographic hand cameras / metal detector doors etc.) This temperature screening with fast deployment is economical and practical, and the deployment process and subsequent disassembly are easy and convenient. The temperature measurement accuracy is guaranteed to be within ± 0.5 ° C or ± 0.3 ° C (with a Blackbody calibrator) to meet the needs of initial screening. Temperature Screening With Access Control In enterprises, schools, factories, communities and other internal areas where people are moving through, the MinMoe wall-mounting touch-free temperature screening terminal (DS-K1T671TM-3XF) can be used. The touch-free nature of the terminal makes access easier and safer, suitable for long-term temperature screening with access control for any building with a high footfall of people. Temperature Screening On Patrol The temperature measurement on patrol solution can also be called a manual inspection program on the move. It can be quickly put into use at fixed entrances and exits for emergencies, for example at external events or building sites, or checkpoints. It can also be used for flexible inspection in high-speed exits, cabins, and engine rooms. Not only that, Hikvision thermographic bullet cameras support simultaneous temperature screening of multiple people, which can greatly improve the detection efficiency in busy scenarios. And There’s More Additionally, for some countries or regions that require people to wear masks, Hikvision also provides a solution that includes a DeepinMind NVR as well as the thermographic cameras. This delivers a special interface that can visually display temperature and mask status. Hikvision thermal temperature screening products have already been used in airports, ports, office buildings, and other places where many people congregate all over the world. They are providing fast and effective screening as an important part of the fight to maintain public safety and to help public health management.
Effective video surveillance of an area requires clear, sharp and hi-res images so the operator has complete situational awareness in any weather or light conditions. Cameras continuously film monitored areas and so acquire an abundance of data-rich images. The complexity and volume of information can cause operators to lose attention, making the whole system vulnerable to mistakes and false alarms. It is now possible to reduce these critical issues, which exponentially increase a security system’s risks and operating costs, by using video analysis applied to surveillance cameras. Analyzing video footage has become essential to the intelligent management of images and alarms. It ensures that potential intrusions that could threaten people, goods or property are detected and prevented. Videotec is proud to announce that is has released a “robust and smart” video analysis technology, integrated into ULISSE EVO cameras, that offers an end-to-end solution for preventative detection of intrusions in outdoor monitoring applications of critical infrastructures, industrial sites and perimeters. Videotec Analytics is the result of more than 10 years of research and design, carried out by a team of R&D professionals, cooperating together with prestigious international universities and research centers and is designed to be extremely reliable and proactive and be simple to configure and easy to use. Outdoor surveillance specialists The ULISSE EVO camera with Videotec Analysis technology comprises robust algorithms for accurate PTZ detection and precise and smooth auto-tracking, even in the most adverse external environmental conditions. The operator will have complete situational awareness no matter the circumstances. The Advantages of Videotec Analytics ULISSE EVO with Videotec Analytics means: Maximum preventative anti-intrusion efficiency A reduction in human error and therefore Reduced storage space needed: only necessary footage is recorded. Optimal external operation in the most critical and complex atmospheric conditions The GeoMove&Track function allows two ULISSE EVO to communicate with each other through intelligent language, create advanced actions, and perform a tracking based on the geo-coordinates of the target. It gives the immediate benefit of having a complete, turnkey positioning and tracking solution, guaranteed by Videotec. Unbeatable detection performance even at long distances, thanks to the analysis of detail-rich high-definition images. Reduced time and effort needed to monitor, detect and search the recordings for anomalous events. The resulting security system is highly efficient, reliable and convenient. How does Videotec Analytics work? Every time there is an alarm, the auto-tracking automatically activates and event metadata is sent to the VMS via the ONVIF protocol. Simultaneously, the security operators are then alerted and recording starts. The ULISSE EVO keeps the moving target at the center of the frame and zooms in on the target to make recognition easier. The metadata sent to the VMS system can be used to frame the target with a bounding box for clear identification of the subject or it can be used to activate alarms or begin recording. How to configure Videotec Analytics A simple initial configuration allows ULISSE EVO to detect an object or person present in a sensitive area. Depending on the rules set by the user, an alarm is displayed and auto-tracking activated if an object enters, exits, or appears or stops more than allowed in an area. Thanks to an intuitive management interface, up to ten rules for each pre-set can be configured quickly. Any violation of these rules will activate auto-tracking and other scheduled actions. line crossing (the target crosses a line in one direction or multiple directions) entering/leaving area (the target enters or leaves a specific area) appearing in area (the target appears in a specific area loitering (the target stays in a specific area longer than a defined time) target classification (for people and vehicles) function of detection mask (disables detection activity in a part of the image) Function of video tampering detection (an ONVIF alarm occurs if the camera lens is obscured or covered to block the view) Calibration and target classification with Videotec Analytics The operator can calibrate, via a very intuitive web interface, the scene’s point of view, so it is possible to render the targets in 3D. Targets can be put into three categories: generic object, person, vehicle. Targets will then trigger an alarm based on their size and so false alarms as a result of irrelevant objects appearing in the frame are drastically reduced. Videotec know-how and technology Videotec’s ULISSE EVO range with Video Analytics offers an integrated professional outdoor solution that is more robust and performs better than any other PTZ on the market. Videotec puts its all-in-one products through hundreds of validation tests in order to guarantee optimum robustness and reliability. As well as this, the electronics and networking are chosen from the industrial and automotive sector in order to ensure operation in the most critical environments. Mechanics, electronics, positioning, networking, software, video analysis algorithms and firmware are developed end-to-end by Videotec’s own R&D team. Videotec bases the development of its products on the concept of cyber-sustainability, where support, updates and training about the products span an interval that is larger than each single product lifecycle and assist integrators and customers keeping their systems protected. ULISSE EVO therefore offers Videotec’s guarantee of being a reliable, cyber-safe, future-proof platform that is easily integrable with third-party products.
Increase safety and reduce risk on board your transit vehicles with March Networks® RideSafe MT Series IP Recorders. These all-IP units deliver highly-reliable video surveillance recording and management in a compact, rugged design that is ideal for mid-sized vehicles – like student and patient shuttles and paratransit buses. Available in 4-channel and 6-channel models, the RideSafe MT Series solution enables operators to capture everything that’s happening on the bus, inside and out. Whether you have one or a thousand vehicles, this plug-and-play recorder can operate as a standalone unit programmable through embedded software, or be remotely managed and monitored daily using March Networks Command™ for Transit video management software. Video from the recorder can also be integrated with existing CAD and AVL systems and mobile routers. Key RideSafe MT Series features include: Front panel LEDs for easy recorder diagnostics, including operational, recording and video export status Embedded Linux OS, to ensure reliable and secure video recording Real-time health monitoring, alerting operators to camera, recorder and network issues before they affect performance Vehicle metadata integration from CAD/AVL systems and accelerometers for accurate re-enactments, driver monitoring and investigations Configurable recording policies based on schedule, motion, incident/event and other user-definable variables Powerful video management software, providing the advanced tools and features needed to manage entire fleets Automated video and data extraction over WiFi or 4G networks Extended thermal range (ETR) models available
The Evolution Stainless Steel cameras, part of Oncam’s Specialist Camera Range, are unique to the 360-degree video surveillance market as they are the only ones certified for tough environments, indoor and outdoor. The 05MP and 12MP versions have been specifically designed to meet the needs of customers operating in demanding environments such as Food Processing, Industrial, Maritime and Ports and Safe City applications. The cameras’ resilient Stainless Steel 316 housing is manufactured for enhanced corrosion resistance. The IP66, IP67, IP68, IP69K, and NEMA 4X and 6P ratings make the enclosure fit for harsh environments, while its IK10+ rating makes it resistant to impacts of 40 joules. The NSF certification and HCV EU mark make the camera range unique, guaranteeing compliance with standards for commercial food equipment in both North America as well as Europe. The only 360-degree fisheye camera in a stainless steel housing, Oncam’s new and improved camera range is available for surface and pendant mount installations. A matching stainless steel arm allows for wall, corner and pole mounting. Evolution 05 Stainless Steel: EVO-05-SS2 Evolution 12 Stainless Steel: EVO-12-SS2
VIVOTEK FD9187-HT is indoor dome network camera equipped with a full HD sensor enabling resolution of 2560 x 1944 at 30 fps. And FD9187-HT also supports standard 1920x1080 resolution at 60 frames per second. Featuring VIVOTEK SNV and WDR Pro technology, FD9187-HT is capable of capturing high quality image whether in high contrast or low light environment. The FD9187-HT offers remote focus lens for different user scenario. IR illuminators are equipped with 50 meter effective range for better night visibility. For indoor applications, PIR sensor is built-in to detect unexpected events. Employing VIVOTEK's Smart Stream III technology and H.265 codec support, the FD9187-HT reduces bandwidth up to 90%* while keeping great image quality. Additionally, powered by VIVOTEK Smart Motion Detection technology, the FE9187-HT can learn how to differentiate between the motion of people and objects, which make it enable to reduce the false alarms and have higher accuracy.
The ConteraCMR® NVR Appliance is designed to offer powerful IP recording in an affordable, compact chassis. It is equipped with an on-board 8 or 16 channel PoE switch, with a recording capacity of up to 24 channels, allowing for Plug and Play connection with AV Costar and ONVIF cameras or RTSP video streams. With full integration to ConteraWS® (Web Services), the NVR Appliance offers centralized user management, single sign-on convenience, mobile apps and a web client that allows for easy remote connection to your recorders. Network setup is fast and easy using ConteraWS and eliminates the need for port forwarding or DDNS. The ConteraCMR NVR Appliance runs on a secure Linux® OS and comes preloaded with ConteraVMS® Server software as a turn-key solution.
Hikvision has launched a full range of LED displays, providing seamless, high-definition and colorful imaging. Developed and manufactured internally, Hikvision’s LED displays offer indoor fine pitch LED, indoor fixed LED, outdoor LED, and transparent LED technologies to cover a wide range of customization needs. Hikvision has years of experience in providing monitoring screen displays for surveillance centers, and launching the new LED display product line also marks the entry of Hikvision into the global, commercial digital signage market, and yet another milestone in the company’s continuous expansion from the security field into new business areas. The new LED displays from Hikvision are designed specifically to meet the growing market demand from enterprise and public safety organizations, advertising companies, and the entertainment industry. The new LED displays were engineered to become the ideal option for monitoring centers, meeting rooms, indoor and outdoor advertising screens, live spectator events, and a host of other scenarios. With outstanding image rendering technology, Hikvision’s LED displays bring users true-to-life images and video with exquisite, high-definition picture. Equipped with the unique Pix Master image processing technology, the displays offer improved image sharpness, dynamic contrast, saturation, and enhanced clarity from all directions. Other features include: Remote control: Users can operate the displays remotely with an easy-to-use multi-function card; One-click color-temperature mode-switching: Support for one-click switching among multiple color-temperature modes changes the picture to suit virtually any application; Automatic dehumidification: This feature reduces the rate of malfunctioning lights by 30% on average, effectively lengthening the lifespan of each display; Blue light filtering: With over 90% of blue light converted to low-energy light, viewers will benefit from effective and responsible eye protection. Additionally, Hikvision’s LED displays simplify splicing several screens together due to its standardized structure, which enables easy installation and maintenance and supports common 1080p and 4K resolutions with accurate proportion.
Launched by Dahua Technology, WizSense is a series of AI products and solutions that adopt independent AI chip and deep learning algorithm. It focuses on human and vehicle with high accuracy, enabling users to fast act on defined targets. Based on Dahua's advanced technologies, WizSense provides intelligent, simple and inclusive products and solutions. System Overview Dahua PTZ AI network camera adopts advanced CNN deep learning algorithms to support smart capture and perimeter protection with high accuracy. Together with infrared illumination and Starlight technology, the camera is the perfect solution for dark, lowlight applications. The series combines a day/night mechanical IR cut filter for the highest image quality in variable lighting conditions during the day, and True WDR for applications with direct sunlight or glare. Functions Perimeter ProtectionAutomatically filtering out false alarms caused by animals, rustling leaves, bright lights, etc. Enables system to act secondary recognition for the targets. Improving alarm accuracy. Starlight TechnologyFor challenging low-light applications, Dahua’s Starlight Ultra-low Light Technology offers best-in-class light sensitivity, capturing color details in low light down to 0.005 lux. The camera uses a set of optical features to balance light throughout the scene, resulting in clear images in dark environments. PFA TechnologyPFA technology has innovatively introduced new methods of judgment to ensure the accuracy and predictability of the direction of subject distance adjustment. The result is a set of advanced focusing algorithms. PFA ensures clarity of the image throughout the process of zooming and shortens focus time. The realization of PFA technology substantially improves user experience and increases product value. EnvironmentalDahua cameras operate in extreme temperature environments, rated for use in temperatures from -40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to +158 °F) with 95% humidity. Subjected to rigorous dust and water immersion tests and certified to the IP67 Ingress Protection rating makes it suitable for demanding outdoor applications. Wide Dynamic RangeThe camera achieves vivid images, even in the most intense contrast lighting conditions, using industry-leading wide dynamic range (WDR) technology. For applications with both bright and low lighting conditions that change quickly, True WDR (120 dB) optimizes both the bright and dark areas of a scene at the same time to provide usable video. Auto-trackingThis feature controls the pan/tilt/zoom actions of the camera to automatically track an object in motion and to keep it in the scene. The tracking action can be triggered manually or automatically by defined rules. Once a rule is triggered, the camera can zoom in and track the defined target automatically. Smart H.265+Smart H.265+ is the optimized implementation of the H.265 codec that uses a scene-adaptive encoding strategy, dynamic GOP, dynamic ROI, flexible multi-frame reference structure and intelligent noise reduction to deliver high-quality video without straining the network. Smart H.265+ technology reduces bit rate and storage requirements by up to 70% when compared to standard H.265 video compression. SMD PlusWith Deep-Learning Algorithm, Dahua SMD Plus filters the motion detection alarm triggered by non-concerned target and recognizes human and vehicle effectively, sending alarms when human and vehicle intrude.
System Overview With advanced deep learning algorithm, Dahua Lite AI series network camera supports intelligent functions, such as perimeter protection and smart motion detection. In addition, with full-color technology, it provdes a better image effect in the condition of low illuminance. Functions Full-colorWith high-performance sensor and large aperture lens, Dahua Full-color technology can display clear colorful image in the environment of ultralow illuminance. With this photosensitivity technology, the camera can capture more available light, and display more colorful image details. SMDWith intelligent algorithm, Dahua Smart Motion Detection technology can categorize the targets that trigger motion detection and filter the motion detection alarm triggered by non-concerned targets to realize effective and accurate alarm. Smart Codec (H.265+ & H.264+)With advanced scene-adaptive rate control algorithm, Dahua smart encoding technology realizes the higher encoding efficiency than H.265 and H.264, provides high-quality video, and reduces the cost of storage and transmission. IVSWith advanced video algorithm, Dahua IVS technology supports intelligent functions, such as tripwire and intrusion. WDRWith advanced Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology, Dahua network camera provides clear details in the environment of strong brightness contrast. The bright and dark area can get clear video even in high brightness environment or with backlight shadow. Protection (IP67, wide voltage)IP67: The camera passes a series of strict test on dust and soak. It has du st-proof function, and the enclosure can works normal after soaking in 1 m deep water for 30 minutes. Wide voltage: The camera allows ±30% input voltage tolerance (wide voltage range), and it is widely applied to outdoor environment with instable voltage.
The FUJINON SX800 camera system marks FUJIFILM's successful entry into the surveillance systems market. FUJIFILM presents the new long-range camera module FUJINON SX800 to the surveillance systems market. With a full HD camera and an optically stabilized, 40x zoom lens from FUJINON, two high-performance components are integrated into one system. This innovation is the result of years of experience in digital cameras and a dedication to the highest optical quality. Thanks to its powerful 1/1.8" image sensor, the long focal length range of 20 mm to 800 mm and state-of-the-art image processing technology, the FUJINON SX800 is ideally suited for aerial surveillance. In modern society, the security needs of citizens are constantly increasing. Surveillance cameras with long focal lengths are not only used to address sensitive issues such as border security but are increasingly being incorporated into public infrastructure such as airports, seaports and motorways. Long range surveillance systems must cope with special challenges. For optics with long focal lengths, the smallest vibrations are sufficient to compromise the image information. Heat haze or fog in the air also impair image quality. And, a focus drive that is too slow leads to safety-relevant information loss. However, with the development of the new FUJINON SX800, FUJIFILM has found a way to minimize the impact of these challenges. Instead of developing a surveillance camera and a separate matching lens, the concept of a fully integrated system consisting of camera and lens has been realized. In addition to the high-quality zoom optics, the FUJINON SX800 has a powerful combined optical and electronic image stabilization mechanism that provides angle correction of up to ±0.22 degrees. The integrated high-speed autofocus provides a sharply focused image in less than a second, while a fog filter and heat haze reduction technology helps prevent weather interference. The system provides consistently sharp images – even of objects several kilometers away. In addition, the integrated design of the new FUJINON SX800 reduces the high adjustment effort normally required for camera installation. As of Q3 2019, the FUJINON SX800 will be available as both a mobile stand-alone device and as a system that can be integrated into a pan-tilt head.
System OverviewWith advanced deep learning algorithm, Dahua Lite AI series network camera supports intelligent functions, such as perimeter protection and smart motion detection. In addition, with full-color technology, it provdes a better image effect in the condition of low illuminance. Functions Full-colorWith high-performance sensor and large aperture lens, Dahua Full-color technology can display clear colorful image in the environment of ultralow illuminance. With this photosensitivity technology, the camera can capture more available light, and display more colorful image details. SMDWith intelligent algorithm, Dahua Smart Motion Detection technology can categorize the targets that trigger motion detection and filter the motion detection alarm triggered by non-concerned targets to realize effective and accurate alarm. Smart Codec (H.265+ & H.264+)With advanced scene-adaptive rate control algorithm, Dahua smart encoding technology realizes the higher encoding efficiency than H.265 and H.264, provides high-quality video, and reduces the cost of storage and transmission. IVSWith advanced video algorithm, Dahua IVS technology supports intelligent functions, such as tripwire and intrusion. WDRWith advanced Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology, Dahua network camera provides clear details in the environment of strong brightness contrast. The bright and dark area can get clear video even in high brightness environment or with backlight shadow. Protection (IP67, wide voltage)IP67: The camera passes a series of strict test on dust and soak. It has dust-proof function, and the enclosure can works normal after soaking in 1 m deep water for 30 minutes. Wide voltage: The camera allows ±30% input voltage tolerance (wide voltage range), and it is widely applied to outdoor environment with instable voltage.
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 3.0 MP TVL resolution, HD, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, 0 lux, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 3 ~ 9, Wide Dynamic Range, 2048 x 1536, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/6 ~ 1/8000 s, Zoom, 22 W, 242 x 95 x 70, 1,150, -40 ~ +50, IP66, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2 MP TVL resolution, HD, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, 0 lux, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 3 ~ 9, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/6 ~ 1/8000 s, Zoom, 22 W, 242 x 95 x 70, 1,150, -40 ~ +50, IP66, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 5 MP TVL resolution, HD, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, 0 lux, 24 V AC, Motion Activated, 3 ~ 9, Surface , 2592 x 1944 , Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/6 ~ 1/8000 s, Zoom, 22 W, 242 x 95 x 70, 1,150, -40 ~ +50, IP66 , 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
Part of Hikvision’s TurboHD line, this camera transmits 1080p images over coax or UTP cable. Key features include: 2MP CMOS sensor with 120dB WDR capability. Installer-friendly up-the-coax (UTC) on-screen menu control Remote zoom/focus lens for easy setup and configuration Heater that enables the camera to withstand a broad range of temperatures Smart IR and true day/night allow for high quality night-time imagesAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1080p TVL resolution, HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, Motion Activated, 2.8 ~ 12, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25 ~ 1/50,000 s, > 52, Internal, PAL / NTSC, Zoom, 1Vp-p Composite Output(75 ohms / BNC), 10 W, 301 x 101 x 108, 700, -30 ~ +60 C (-22 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1.3 MP TVL resolution, HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.01 lux, 12 V DC, 2.8 ~ 12 , Wide Dynamic Range, 1280 x 960, Auto Gain Control, 1/25 ~ 1/50,000s, > 62, Internal, PAL /NTSC, 1 Analogue HD output, 4 W, 92 x 85 x 270, 1000, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 700 TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), 0 Lux with IR, 0.0014 Lux @ (F1.4, AGC ON), 0 Lux with IR lux, CS mount, 24 V AC, 976 x 582, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, PAL: 1/50 ~ 1/100,000s, NTSC: 1/60 ~ 1/100,000s, > 62 , Internal, PAL, NTSC, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ohm /BNC), 15 W, 117 x 97 x 255, 2500, -30 ~ +60 C (-22 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 700 TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Pan Tilt, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), 0.0001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512), 0 Lux with IR 0.0014 Lux @ (F1.4, AGC ON), 0.00014 Lux @ (F1.4, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512), 0 Lux with IR lux, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, 2.8 ~ 12, Wide Dynamic Range, PAL: 976 x 582, NTSC: 976 x 494, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL: 1/50 ~ 1/100,000s, NTSC: 1/60 ~ 1/100,000s, > 62 , Internal / Power, PAL, NTSC, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ?/BNC); Test monitor out [1Vp-p composite output (75 Ohms/BNC), device line, 9.5 W, 97 x 85 x 315, 2100, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 700 TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Pan Tilt, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), 0.0001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512), 0 Lux with IR 0.0014 Lux @ (F1.4, AGC ON), 0.00014 Lux @ (F1.4, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512), 0 Lux with IR lux, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, 2.8 ~ 12, Wide Dynamic Range, PAL: 976 × 582, NTSC: 976 × 494, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL: 1/50 ~ 1/100,000s, NTSC: 1/60 ~1/100,000 s, > 62 , Internal / Power, PAL, NTSC, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ohm/BNC); Test monitor out [1Vp-p composite output (75 ohm/BNC), device line, 9.5 W, 97 x 85 x 315, 2100, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 600 TVL resolution, HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, Color: 0.001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), 0.0001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512), B/W: 0.0001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), 0.00001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512) lux, C/CS mount, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, Wide Dynamic Range, PAL: 752 × 582, NTSC: 768 × 494, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL: 1/50 ~ 1/100,000 s, NTSC: 1/60 ~ 1/100,000s, > 62 , Internal / Power, PAL, NTSC, Zoom, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ohm/BNC), 5 W , 69 x 56 x 113, 400, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1280 x 720 TVL resolution, HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 12 V DC, 3.6, 1280 x 720, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/25(1/30) s ~ 1/50,000 s, > 52, Internal, NTSC, PAL, 4 W, 95 x 83 x 211, 700, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Hikvision, a supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has reported a greater number of visitors to its stand than ever before, at this year’s IFSEC International security exhibition at London’s ExCeL. Showcasing a host of new developments across the Hikvision range, visitors to the company’s stand were shown a number of key products and new additions to the Hikvision range, proving the company is not simply a video surveillance manufacturer - but a total end-to-end system solutions provider. PanoVu Series At the head of the range was the latest 16MP PanoVu Series camera. Designed for wide-area security monitoring applications, the PanoVu Series camera combines 8 sensors with a high-powered PTZ camera, allowing end-users to replace or support multiple cameras with just one 180, or 360 degree view PanoVu camera, delivering a highly detailed panoramic display. PanoVu’s advanced functionality incorporating video analysis and multiple target-tracking algorithm, was shown to deliver highly-effective alarm indication of intrusion detection, line crossing, and region entrance and exiting. Turbo HD 3.0 Solution Alongside this was the acclaimed Turbo HD 3.0 Solution, which upgrades an analog system to 5 MP-resolution, making high-definition surveillance systems possible without the costly replacement of existing coaxial cables. Engineered with high-calibre H.264+ compression, Turbo HD 3.0 technology reduces bitrates by up to 50% while maintaining high-quality video. Thermal Camera Range Also featured on the stand was the new Thermal camera range. Offered in static and PTZ versions, thermal only, or thermal and video imaging with 36x optical zoom, their thermal imaging capability extends to up to 1200m at resolutions up to 640 x 512 pixels, no matter what the light level or weather. Standard Hikvision cameras were also displayed adapted for License Plate Recognition (LPR) applications, using free-to-download software, adding further application functionality. Also demonstrated were new Hikvision intercom systems, including designer styled intercom door stations, with vandal proof and built-in biometrics / face detection models too. For door entry systems, Hikvision displayed a selection of new access control readers. Targeting Numerous Vertical Markets Meanwhile, Hikvision also introduced a series of security solutions for vertical markets, including Retail, Transportation, Building and much more. For instance, for mobile CCTV applications including buses, coaches and trains, Hikvision displayed their new PTZ camera designed for vehicle use – complete with magnetic base, 3G/4G control and built-in WIFI, 8-hour on-board battery and two SD card slots. “We are really pleased with the record numbers of visitors to the Hikvision stand at IFSEC 2016,” said Cynthia Ho, Vice President at Hikvision. “As an end-to-end security solutions provider, we were delighted to demonstrate our expanded range of security products to our UK and international customers, and look forward to supporting their business growth throughout another successful year.”Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1920 x 1080 TVL resolution, HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, 0.001 lux, C/CS mount, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, Motion Activated, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25(1/30) s ~ 1/50,000 s, > 52, Internal, NTSC, PAL, Zoom, 1Vp-p Composite Output(75ohms/BNC), 4.5 W, 69 x 57 x 149, 400, -30 ~ +60°C (-22 ~ +140 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 700 TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 2.8 ~ 12, Wide Dynamic Range, PAL: 976 x 582; NTSC: 976 x 494, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL: 1/50 s ~ 1/100,000 s; NTSC: 1/60 s ~ 1/100,000 s, > 62, Internal, NTSC, PAL, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ohms/BNC), 4.5 W, 88 x 89 x 258, 1,350, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 700 TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Pinhole, 0.006 lux, 12 V DC, 3.7, Wide Dynamic Range, 976 x 582, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/50s ~ 1/100,000s, > 62, PAL, 1Vp-p Composite Output (75ohms/BNC), 2 W, 30 x 31 x 21, 200, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 600 TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, 0 lux, 12 V DC, 2.8 ~ 12, 752 x 582, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/100,000s, > 62, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 1Vp-p composite output (75 Ohm/BNC), 7.5 W, 88 x 89 x 258, 1,350, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 720 TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 12 V DC, 2.8 ~ 12, 1280 x 960, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL: 1/25 s ~ 1/25,000 s; NTSC: 1/30 s ~ 1/30,000 s, > 62, Internal, NTSC, PAL, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ohms/BNC), 5 W, 105 x 87 x 267, 1,350, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 600 TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 2.8 ~ 12, 720 x 480, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/30 ~ 1/15,000 s, > 52, Internal, NTSC, 1Vp-p Composite Output(75 ohms / BNC), 5 W, 88 x 89 x 256, 1,350, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 720 p TVL resolution, HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 12 V DC, 3.6, 1280 x 720, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/25(1/30) ~ 1/50,000 s, > 52, Internal, 3.5 W, 70 x 150, 360, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 1MP TVL resolution, HD, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0 ~ 0.1 lux, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 2.8 ~ 6, Wide Dynamic Range, 1296 x 732, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25(1/30) ~ 1/50,000s, >62, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 4 W, 70 x 155, 300, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 1MP TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, 0.005 lux, 12 V DC, 2.8, Wide Dynamic Range, 1280 x 720, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25 ~ 1/50, 000 s, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 1 HD analogue output/1 CVBS output (75Ω/BNC), 1.5 W, 32 x 32 x 22, 200, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 2MP TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0 ~ 0.005 lux, C/CS mount, 12 V DC, 24 V AC, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25 (1/30) ~ 1/50,000 s, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 1 HD analogue output/1 CVBS output (75Ω/BNC), 3 W, 69 x 54 x 56, 175, -30 ~ +60 C (-22 ~ +140 F), 0 ~ 80Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 4K TVL resolution, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0 ~ 0.003 lux, C/CS mount, 12 V DC, 24 V AC, Wide Dynamic Range, 3840 × 2160, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/12.5 (1/15 ) ~ 1/10,000 s, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 1 HD analog output, 10 W, 145 x 58 x 70, 520, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 1080p TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0 ~ 0.01 lux, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 2.8 ~ 6, Wide Dynamic Range, 1964 x 1116, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25 (1/30) ~ 1/50,000 s, >62, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 4 W, 97 x 100 x 47, 300, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IK07, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 7MP TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), 1 ~ 1/100,000 s lux, 100 ~ 240 V AC, 3392 x 2008, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1Vp-p composite output (75 Ω/BNC), 30 W, 180 x 153 x 636, 6,500, -20 ~ +60 C (-4 ~ +140 F), IP54, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
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The safeguarding of premises through the monitoring of entrance and exit points has traditionally been a very manual aspect of security. Human operators have been relied on to make decisions about who to admit and deny based on levels of authorization and the appropriate credentials. The access control business, like many industries before it, is undergoing its own digital transformation But the access control business, like many industries before it, is undergoing its own digital transformation; one where the protection of premises, assets and people is increasingly delivered by interconnected systems utilising IoT devices and cloud infrastructure to offer greater levels of security and protection. Modern access control solutions range from simple card readers to two factor authentication systems using video surveillance as a secondary means of identification, right through to complex networks of thermal cameras, audio speakers and sensors. These systems, connected through the cloud, can be customized and scaled to meet the precise requirements of today’s customer. And it’s the ease of cloud integration, combined with open technologies and platforms that is encouraging increasing collaboration and exciting developments while rendering legacy systems largely unfit for purpose. Remote management and advanced diagnostics Cloud technology and IoT connectivity means remote management and advanced diagnostics form an integral part of every security solution.Cloud technology and IoT connectivity means remote management and advanced diagnostics form an integral part of every security solution. For example, as the world faces an unprecedented challenge and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause disruption, the ability to monitor and manage access to sites remotely is a welcome advantage for security teams who might otherwise have to check premises in person and risk breaking social distancing regulations. The benefits of not physically having to be on site extend to the locations within which these technologies can be utilised. As an example, within a critical infrastructure energy project, access can be granted remotely for maintenance on hard to reach locations. Advanced diagnostics can also play a part in such a scenario. When access control is integrated with video surveillance and IP audio, real-time monitoring of access points can identify possible trespassers with automated audio messages used to deter illegal access and making any dangers clear. And with video surveillance in the mix, high quality footage can be provided to authorities with real-time evidence of a crime in progress. Comprehensive protection in retail The use of connected technologies for advanced protection extends to many forward-looking applications. Within the retail industry, autonomous, cashier-less stores are already growing in popularity. Customers are able to use mobile technology to self-scan their chosen products and make payments, all from using a dedicated app. From an access control and security perspective, connected doors can be controlled to protect staff and monitor shopper movement. Remote management includes tasks such as rolling out firmware updates or restarting door controllers, with push notifications sent immediately to security personnel in the event of a breach or a door left open. Remote monitoring access control in storage In the storage facility space, this too can now be entirely run through the cloud with remote monitoring of access control and surveillance providing a secure and streamlined service. There is much to gain from automating the customer journey, where storage lockers are selected online and, following payment, customers are granted access. Through an app the customer can share their access with others, check event logs, and activate notifications. With traditional padlocks the sharing of access is not as practical, and it’s not easy for managers to keep a record of storage locker access. Online doors and locks enable monitoring capabilities and heightened security for both operators and customers. The elimination of manual tasks, in both scenarios, represents cost savings. When doors are connected to the cloud, their geographical location is rendered largely irrelevant. Online doors and locks enable monitoring capabilities and heightened security for both operators and customers They become IoT devices which are fully integrated and remotely programmable from anywhere, at any time. This creates a powerful advantage for the managers of these environments, making it possible to report on the status of a whole chain of stores, or to monitor access to numerous storage facilities, using the intelligence that the technology provides from the data it collects. Open platforms powers continuous innovation All of these examples rely on open technology to make it possible, allowing developers and technology providers to avoid the pitfalls that come with the use of proprietary systems. The limitations of such systems have meant that the ideas, designs and concepts of the few have stifled the creativity and potential of the many, holding back innovation and letting the solutions become tired and their application predictable. Proprietary systems have meant that solution providers have been unable to meet their customers’ requirements until the latest upgrade becomes available or a new solution is rolled out. This use of open technology enables a system that allows for collaboration, the sharing of ideas and for the creation of partnerships to produce ground-breaking new applications of technology. Open systems demonstrate a confidence in a vendor’s own solutions and a willingness to share and encourage others to innovate and to facilitate joint learning. An example of the dynamic use of open technology is Axis’ physical access control hardware, which enables partners to develop their own cloud-based software for control and analysis of access points, all the while building and expanding on Axis’ technology platform. Modern access control solutions range from simple card readers to two factor authentication systems using video surveillance as a secondary means of identification Opportunities for growth Open hardware, systems and platforms create opportunities for smaller and younger companies to participate and compete, giving them a good starting point, and some leverage within the industry when building and improving upon existing, proven technologies. This is important for the evolution and continual relevance of the physical security industry in a digitally enabled world. Through increased collaboration across technology platforms, and utilising the full range of possibilities afforded by the cloud environment, the manufacturers, vendors and installers of today’s IP enabled access control systems can continue to create smart solutions to meet the ever-changing demands and requirements of their customers across industry.
Large event venues spend significant resources on physical security, and the vast majority invest in video surveillance systems as a way of monitoring public areas such as parking lots, garages and seating, as well as “backstage” areas such as loading docks and offices. Even though the camera footage is often preserved for investigating incidents, for the most part, video footage goes untapped because – realistically – security staff cannot constantly and efficiently monitor cameras in real-time or review the high volumes of archived video. Video Analytics Powered by Artificial Intelligence Increasingly, event venues are overcoming this challenge and maximizing this video data by investing in intelligent video surveillance. In this article, I’d like to explore how the combination of traditional surveillance and groundbreaking video content analytics enables event venues to not only optimize physical security and safety, but also improve customer service, streamline operations, and gather valuable business intelligence. Deep learning and artificial intelligence-based video content analytic systems detect, identify, extract, and catalog all the objects that appear in video footage, based on classes and attributes such as gender, appearance similarity, color or size. This – along with behavioral detection, such as object interactions, dwell times, and navigation paths, as well as face and license plate recognition – enables searchable, actionable and quantifiable analysis of video. The technology makes it easy for users to accelerate post-event investigations, improve situational awareness, and derive critical business insights from video data. Accelerate post-event investigations, improve situational awareness, and derive critical business insights Accelerating Investigations and Real Time Response Where there are crowds, it’s not uncommon for medical or criminal incidents to transpire. In the aftermath, security teams must quickly understand the scene and, by making video searchable, video analytics helps them efficiently gather information or evidence from multiple camera. Whereas a manual search of video footage would require hours, if not days, of valuable time and staff resources – while being subject to human error – a video content analytics system enables effective multi-video search using a variety of filters, so that post-incident investigations can be focused and, thereby, accelerated. For instance, if witnesses claim that a man in a yellow shirt caused a disturbance and then drove away in a blue pickup truck, security could filter video to review instances where people or vehicles matching those descriptions appeared, and then focus their investigation on relevant video evidence. For the same example, if the perpetrator was still at large in the venue, security managers would want to track the person’s movements and, ultimately, apprehend him. Using the same cataloged metadata that drives video search, intelligent video surveillance accelerates real-time response to developing situations from threats and suspicious behaviors to emergencies, or even any behavior that requires closer monitoring or intervention. Something as mundane as an unwieldy queue forming at a concession stand, can translate into alerting logic that increases operators’ situational awareness and ability to effectively intervene when time is of the essence. By understanding developing situations in real-time, they can respond more quickly to prevent or solve a problem. Rule-based real time alerts Users can configure rule-based real-time alerts, based on specific scenarios – such as when people counts in the defined space next to the cashier are higher than the specified threshold, indicating a queue, or when vehicles are detected dwelling in a no-park zone or sensitive security area. In the case of the offender in the yellow shirt, security could configure alerts to notify for appearances of men in yellow shirts or blue pickup trucks within the event complex. If they’re able to extract the perpetrator’s face or license plate from the video search, security officers can also identify and track the specific person and vehicle of interest. Intelligent video surveillance users can compile “watchlists” Object recognition is helpful for tracking specific, identified threats, but it can also be leveraged for locating missing persons or vehicles or offering VIP services to guests who comply. Intelligent video surveillance users can compile “watchlists” – that include persons of interest, such as past agitators, recognized criminals or terrorists, missing persons or VIPs – to be alerted when matches for these faces appear in video. Face recognition can also be used to differentiate recognized employees from visitors that are not authorized to be in certain spaces, to prevent security breaches. Because camera conditions aren’t always optimal for “in the wild” face and license plate recognition – where lighting conditions or camera angles don’t always allow for a pristine face or plate capture – it is critical to have a comprehensive video content analysis tool for triggering alerts based object classifications and non-personally-identifiable parameters is critical. Optimizing Operations Based on Business Intelligence While having real-time situational awareness is crucial for proactive intervention to developing situations, understanding long-term activity and trends can be equally important for an events venue or stadium. With video analytics, video surveillance data can be aggregated over time to generate statistical intelligence, trend reports, and data visualizations for operational intelligence. This capability transforms video surveillance from a siloed security tool to an intelligence platform with broad value for business groups across the organization: Marketing departments can gain visitor demographic information for targeted advertising and product placements. On-site retailers can uncover how visitors navigate their stores and the products or spaces that draw the most attention. Property management can follow heatmaps demonstrating where visitors dwell and the durations they stay at certain exhibits or areas, to base rental and leasing fees on actionable and quantifiable intelligence. Operations managers can more effectively plan and hire staff for events, by analyzing visitor traffic trends, entry and exit points and occupancy statistics. Video surveillance data can be aggregated over time to generate statistical intelligence For these reasons and more, event organizations that already rely on CCTV networks, should consider how to better leverage those existing investments to deliver substantial value across the organization: By making video searchable, actionable and quantifiable, intelligent video surveillance empowers event managers to enhance public safety and physical security, while also streamlining operations and improving customer service.
News reports and opinion columns about face recognition are appearing everyday. To some of us, the term sounds overly intrusive. It even makes people shrink back into their seats or shake their head in disgust, picturing a present-day dystopia. Yet to others, face recognition presents technology-enabled realistic opportunities to fight, and win, the battle against crime. What are the facts about face recognition? Which side is right? Well, there is no definitive answer because, as with all powerful tools, it all depends on who uses it. Face recognition can, in fact, be used in an immoral or controversial manner. But, it can also be immensely beneficial in providing a safe and secure atmosphere for those in its presence. Concerns of facial recognition With the increased facial recognition applications, people’s concerns over the technology continuously appear throughout news channels and social media. Some of the concerns include: Privacy: Alex Perry of Mashable sums up his and most other peoples’ privacy concerns with face recognition technology when he wrote, “The first and most obvious reason why people are unhappy about facial recognition is that it's unpleasant by nature. Increasing government surveillance has been a hot-button issue for many, many years, and tech like Amazon's Rekognition software is only making the dystopian future feel even more real”. Accuracy: People are worried about the possibilities of inaccurate face detection, which could result in wrongful identification or criminalization. Awareness: Face recognition software allows the user to upload a picture of anyone, regardless of whether that person knows of it. An article posted on The Conversation states, “There is a lack of detailed and specific information as to how facial recognition is actually used. This means that we are not given the opportunity to consent to the recording, analyzing and storing of our images in databases. By denying us the opportunity to consent, we are denied choice and control over the use of our own images” Debunking concerns The concerns with privacy, accuracy, and awareness are all legitimate and valid concerns. However, let us look at the facts and examine the reasons why face recognition, like any other technology, can be responsibly used: Privacy concerns: Unlike the fictional dystopian future where every action, even in one’s own home, is monitored by a centralized authority, the reality is that face recognition technology only helps the security guard monitoring public locations where security cameras are installed. There is fundamentally no difference between a human security guard at the door and an AI-based software in terms of recognizing people on watchlist and not recognizing those who are not. The only difference is that the AI-based face recognition software can do so at a higher speed and without fatigue. Face recognition software only recognizes faces that the user has put in the system, which is not every person on the planet, nor could it ever be. Accuracy concerns: It is true that first-generation face recognition systems have a large margin for error according to studies in 2014. However, as of 2020, the best face recognition systems are now around 99.8% accurate. New AI models are continuously being trained with larger, more relevant, more diverse and less biased datasets. The error margin found in face recognition software today is comparable to that of a person, and it will continue to decrease as we better understand the limitations, train increasingly better AI and deploy AI in more suitable settings. Awareness concerns: While not entirely comforting, the fact is that we are often being watched one way or another on a security camera. Informa showed that in 2014, 245 million cameras were active worldwide, this number jumped to 656 million in 2018 and is projected to nearly double in 2021. Security camera systems, like security guards, are local business and government’s precaution measures to minimize incidents such as shoplifting, car thefts, vandalism and violence. In other words, visitors to locations with security systems have tacitly agreed to the monitoring in exchange for using the service provided by those locations in safety, and visitors are indeed aware of the existence of security cameras. Face recognition software is only another layer of security, and anyone who is not a security threat is unlikely to be registered in the system without explicit consent. The benefits In August 2019, the NYPD used face recognition software to catch a rapist within 24 hours after the incident occurred. In April 2019, the Sichuan Provincial Public Security Department in China, found a 13-year-old girl using face recognition technology. The girl had gone missing in 2009, persuading many people that she would never be found again. Face recognition presents technology-enabled realistic opportunities to fight, and win, the battle against crimeIn the UK, the face recognition system helps Welsh police forces with the detection and prevention of crime. "For police it can help facilitate the identification process and it can reduce it to minutes and seconds," says Alexeis Garcia-Perez, a researcher on cybersecurity management at Coventry University. "They can identify someone in a short amount of time and in doing that they can minimize false arrests and other issues that the public will not see in a very positive way". In fact, nearly 60% Americans polled in 2019 accept the use of face recognition by law enforcement to enhance public safety. Forbes magazine states that “When people know they are being watched, they are less likely to commit crimes so the possibility of facial recognition technology being used could deter crime”. Saving time One thing that all AI functions have been proven to achieve better results than manual security is speed. NBC News writes, “Nearly instantaneously, the program gives a list of potential matches loaded with information that can help him confirm the identity of the people he’s stopped - and whether they have any outstanding warrants. Previously, he’d have to let the person go or bring them in to be fingerprinted”. Facial recognition can also be immensely beneficial in providing a safe and secure atmosphere for those in its presence With AI, instead of spending hours or days to sift through terabytes of video data, the security staff can locate a suspect within seconds. This time-saving benefit is essential to the overall security of any institution, for, in most security threat situations, time is of the utmost importance. Another way in which the technology saves time is its ability to enable employees (but not visitors) to open doors to their office in real-time with no badge, alleviating the bottleneck of forgotten badge, keycode or password. Saving money A truly high-performance AI software helps save money in many ways. First, if the face recognition software works with your pre-existing camera system, there is no need to replace cameras, hence saving cost on infrastructure. Second, AI alleviates much of the required manual security monitoring 24/7, as the technology will detect people of interest and automatically and timely alert the authorities. Third, by enhancing access authentication, employees save time and can maximize productivity in more important processes. The takeaway AI-enabled face recognition technology has a lot of benefits if used correctly. Can it be abused? Yes, like all tools that mankind has made from antiquity. Should it be deployed? The evidence indicates that the many benefits of this complex feature outweigh the small chance for abuse of power. It is not only a step in the right direction for the security industry but also for the overall impact on daily lives. It helps to make the world a safer place.
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