Confidence rises in video analytics

At the ISC West tradeshow last month, Mark Gally, vice president of Marketing, VideoIQ, Bedford, Mass., shared his thoughts with Security Dealer & Integrator, confirming that “the market is getting its confidence back in video analytics as of the last nine to 12 months.” He explained that this comes from people being able to use video analytics for more business applications.
“One of the main problems with video analytics was that integrators would do five or six analytic installs in one year but would not do enough of the manual calibrations—they weren’t doing this enough to do it accurately,” continued Gally. “Now, analytics are going beyond just the rule and alarm notification capabilities. You need to make sure you are aware of the content that is in a video even if an alarm did not go off.” Gally also confirmed that the industry can expect to see more processing of video on the device. “This is more beneficial versus compressing the data and sending it across the network,” he explained. VideoIQ’s technology features self-calibrating analytics.

For more information, check out page 62 of SD&Is May issue to read about developments in H.264 and video analytics and how the two are beating the myths to provide end-users with solutions that meet their requirements.

Natalia Kosk, Security Dealer & Integrator