13 Things Today’s Cameras Can Do for the Average Facility

You might not think that state-of-the-art video surveillance technology is within reach of the average facility. But, that’s not true. Today’s technologies are within the grasp of the average facility, delivering license-free intelligent video and audio analytics technology that alerts building managers to abnormal activities in real-time. This increased situational awareness can help prevent or minimize damage or harm during an event by prompting a rapid and efficient response.

Camera Features

  1. Tamper detection – Detects when a camera’s direction is changed due to impact, sudden loss of focus, painting, or blockage
  2. Image stabilization – Cameras can detect shaking or vibration and digitally stabilize the image
  3. Fog detection – Cameras can detect the presence of fog or steam and automatically improve image quality
  4. DIS with gyro sensor – An internal gyroscopic sensor is used to detect vibration in an image and work to stabilize the affected image
  5. HLC – Low light feature that blocks sources of intense light such as vehicle headlights in order to maintain a clear image
  6. PTZ handover – Strategically placed cameras can be used to trigger PTZ presets, patrol patterns, and target tracking based on detected events

Video and Audio Analytics

  1. Face detection – Identi­fies vital facial features and issues alerts when a face is present
  2. Virtual line crossing detection – Triggers an alarm when objects are detected crossing a pre-defined virtual line or perimeter
  3. Loitering detection – Triggers an event when an object enters and rests in a designated virtual zone
  4. Intrusion detection – Triggers an event when movement is detected in a designated virtual zone
  5. Appear/disappear detection – Detects the appearance or disappearance of an item in a designated virtual zone
  6. Enter/exit detection – Detection of objects entering or exiting a designated area
  7. Audio analytics – Detects and identi­fies the sound of explosions, gunshots, screams, and breaking glass

It’s important to note that not all video enhancements require a rip-and-replace approach. Often existing equipment and wiring can be leveraged. That’s why working with an experienced systems integrator is preferred. Their familiarity with integrating disparate systems enables customers to reuse their existing systems where possible.