The most effective way to view and regulate your CCTV cameras is by using analytics software. It allows you to examine images with far more transparency by incorporating such technology as facial and number plate recognition for enhanced control.
Furthermore, if a suspicious individual, vehicle or object is recognised within your vicinity, you’ll be alerted to the potential breach immediately and be able to track the problem in real time.
For commercial and industrial premises in particular, analytics software helps pinpoint danger signs with more clarity and recognise ‘abnormal’ warning signs. Patterns of behaviour are recognised and thus used to identify anomalies.
Although you may have thought software this advanced is only used by government agencies, CCTV analytics has become far more accessible over recent years. However, because of its high-end connection requirements, you should employ a professional security provider to complete an installation and explain how things work.
How Analytics Software Works
CCTV analytics will use smart technology to assess the severity of a situation by picking up trends and irregular behaviour. In a sense, it attempts to replicate how human logic would react to suspicious actions.
Another great feature is that, over time, the software will begin to recognise the normal environment and then react quicker to any discrepancy. With ongoing programming, you’ll create a highly efficient system with minimal false alarms.
CCTV analytics software can be used for different purposes in various sectors. For example, facial recognition software can be integrated to flag up unfamiliar or prohibited individuals. Any person of interest can then be tracked throughout the premises by your camera network.
This is similar to automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) that will instantly identify incoming vehicles. This is particularly useful if your site contains a car-park and you wish to prevent unauthorised entry or set parking time limits.
For internal use, CCTV analytics can also be used to control entry and manage an influx of people using heat mapping and queue monitoring capabilities.
As another great security bonus, the system will track objects, such as a deserted suitcase, and how long it’s been left in a certain area. With the threat of terrorism palpable in the modern era, this technology can really help pinpoint a potential threat in rapid time.
Benefits of CCTV Analytics
The added ‘intelligence’ of analytics software provides a major boost to your CCTV, spotting warning signs that aren’t obvious to the human eye and automatically generating an alert in the process.
Of course, this can also save copious amounts of time trawling through CCTV footage to find a particular event. As an example, the system can be programmed to find an individual car registration plate that has been caught on camera in the previous 24-hours and then used track its movements.
Despite the initial outlay, analytics software will save money in the long run as there’s no need to employ monitoring staff 24-hours a day. Likewise, the enhanced interpretation of data increases productivity by flagging up suspicious behaviour instantly.
As noted previously, such advanced technology requires a professional installation to guarantee a successful purchase. Once set up, the advantages of analytics to your CCTV system as a whole will far strengthen your overall security and minimise various threats to your premises.
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