Video IQ reduces security costs and increases accuracy and reliability in applications spanning a broad range of industries.
With VideoIQ, customers are transforming passive video recording into dynamic, analytics-driven systems for early warning, security protection, event detection and incident investigation. VideoIQ systems are installed worldwide in applications ranging from the protection of homes and commercial businesses to high-risk homeland security facilities. Following are examples of applications in use today by customers:
VideoIQ watches for objects crossing real or virtual perimeter lines. Auto dealerships, long-term parking lots, transport sites and other facilities can benefit from the ability to detect various forms of perimeter breeches. By monitoring the perimeter of the location, such as for persons coming over a fence or vehicles attempting to enter through unmanned exit gates, VideoIQ can alert local or remote guards when access to the secured area is not gained via authorized entry points.
By combining perimeter protection with an audible announcement, VideoIQ tells you when an object crosses a perimeter line. Often times there may not be a physically defined barrier, such as a fence or wall, but there is a virtual "line in the sand" which should not be crossed. Virtual Fences can be created using VideoIQ in these situations. Examples of virtual fence line usage might include monitoring a swimming pool for persons falling in after hours, monitoring the shoreline of a lake, beach, or stream for unauthorized access, and detecting pe rsons or vehicles coming in or out through areas other than approved entry and exit ways. Virtual Fences are also popular where perimeter security is important, but the presence of fences or physical barriers would detract from the overall site, such as at resorts or recreational sites.
By watching for any objects entering an unmanned site without proper authorization, VideoIQ provides unmatched site protection.
Cell towers, remote generator sites, telco POPs (points of presence) and construction sites all have periods of time where no activity is generally occurring at the site. VideoIQ's video analytics rules allow for the operator to specify time of day options when the rule should be in effect. Additionally, the iCVR has dry-contact inputs, which can receive a contact closure from an access control device (such as a badge reader) that can be used to tell the iCVR to not process audit events if a person is working at a facility and has authenticated using his badge.
While these sites are often unmanned making object detection theoretically simple, they are often outdoors, where wildlife and weather conditions might cause either false alarms or missed alarms with other analytics products.
VideoIQ can tell you when objects are moving in a direction other than the permitted direction.
Walkways, parking lot entrance/exit driveways, and some waterways often have a defined direction of travel flow. People or vehicles are expected to move in a continuous single direction. The ability to dynamically detect objects moving against the expected traffic flow can indicate potential threats, or even just mischievous behavior.
The VideoIQ iCVR allows you to set a Direction of Travel monitor with 360 degrees of rotation for any defined regions of interest. The Direction of Travel setting allows you to indicate the prohibited traffic flow direction, any objects moving in a direction that varies +/- 10 degrees from the prohibited way will cause a video alert event to be generated.
VideoIQ watches for suspicious activity after-hours in parking lots. Auto dealerships, long-term parking lots, mall parking lots and similar sites will often have periods of time where no activity is expected in the parking lot. Activities occurring at these times generally represent a significant threat, often of auto theft or related property damage. Because VideoIQ products rapidly adapt to and learn the background of a scene, a busy dealership lot can easily be monitored for afterhours activities with no special recalibration steps required.
By monitoring outside inventory at retail stores or construction sites, VideoIQ can help prevent unauthorized inventory removal. Retailers often store large or seasonal merchandise outdoors near the store entrance. This merchandise can be high value, and due to the rapid sales pace is often difficult for employees to monitor inventory manually. Merchandise theft after hours is a significant source of shrinkage. Sites may employ a roving security guard, either on foot or in a vehicle to attempt to deter theft. Adding intelligent video monitoring to these sites will help reduce afterhours theft of these items kept outside.
VideoIQ can alert you to large crowds forming in monitored areas. Commercial and educational sites can benefit from the ability to dynamically recognize when a crowd is forming in a given area. Generally speaking, sudden crowd formation is an indicator in either case of a situation that should be monitored by the appropriate on-site personnel. VideoIQ products can be configured to detect "crowds," either by density settings of Low, Medium and High, or by finite numbers.