CCTV Facial Recognition & Video Analytics Software Systems - Essex & UK
Video analytics can transform standard CCTV systems into intelligent and effective detection and alert systems. CCTV technology is now capable of recognising faces of people, vehicles, animals and bags automatically.
Integrated with CCTV video analytics, both facial and general recognition software systems are capable of counting, measuring speed and monitoring direction. For example, recognition systems can monitor the duration of time that people are present in a specific area or how long an unattended bag has been left. Some video analytics solutions are even capable of understanding colour.
Intelligent video analytics software can recognise different behaviours and create an alarm on a user-defined rule, such as “person moving from vehicle to vehicle in a car park” or “large white vehicle parked in controlled zone”.
Intelligent video can also improve the efficiency of control room operators, automate alarms for non-monitored systems, manoeuvre PTZ cameras to zoom into objects creating alarms and save time when searching CCTV recordings.
ClearView have a wealth of experience in intelligent video applications and can advise on how the power of analytics can best be utilised with cameras, encoders, recorders and security management systems, in both new and existing surveillance networks.
Common Video Analytics Applications are described below. Also see automatic number plate recognition for this specific analytics application.
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Video Analytics for Perimeter Detection
Analytics can create a virtual fence which generates an alarm if a vehicle, person or boat crosses a virtual tripwire. The system is capable of categorising objects and can determine their direction. It detects breaches to secure zones, unauthorised activity and movement in specific areas, perimeter intrusion, loitering in sensitive areas, person or vehicle tailgating.
Video Analytics for People Counting
Retailers and visitor attractions require accurate visitor information as a key requirement for their business. ClearView's people counting system not only counts the number of visitors to a specific location, but also provides statistics for new and return visitors, average visit duration and visit frequency.
The People Counter accurately counts the number of people moving through shops, schools, banks, sports and transport facilities, prisons, museums, visitor attractions, airports and car parks. This data is invaluable to organisations requiring key performance indicators such as footfall, customer to sales conversion ratios, marketing Cost per Thousand, and Shoppers per Square Metre (SSM) which can be measured in real-time. Analysis of these metrics can provide critical profit and efficiency information to the retailer.
The system uses standard CCTV cameras which can operate stand alone or be networked together to produce a map of visitor numbers across a shopping centre for a whole retail chain. People counting CCTV cameras connect to a standard central PC over an existing IP network.
The system accurately detects and records entries, exits, queues and waiting times allowing you to detect how long people spend in one place and how often that place was visited. This lets you test the effectiveness of new displays, compare one display with another, evaluate new store layouts, monitor queuing times and track people around a store.
To verify system accuracy, you can see marker lines flash when the system detects someone crossing the counting zone.
Detect stopped vehicles and traffic obstacles, vehicle counting for traffic analysis, tailbacks, obstructions to traffic paths, vehicles travelling in the wrong direction, vehicles stopped in restricted zones and vehicle speed monitoring.
Auto-tracking cameras for Facial Recognition and Video Analytics
Although CCTV cameras have the ability to record clear details of an incident, without an operator, good facial recognition shots and clear vehicle registrations are often not recorded since the camera is facing in the wrong direction or giving a too general view.
Auto-tracking cameras driven by video analytics software ensure that cameras are always recording activity of interest. The cameras are programmed to zoom into and follow user-defined behaviour. Typically, behaviour rules are defined relating to people, vehicles and bags removed or deposited.
ClearView have extensive experience of deploying auto-tracking cameras where operators are not available to pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) control cameras. They have also been deployed to assist operators in busy CCTV control rooms where the camera can PTZ automatically to view/record specific behaviour and provide an alarm to alert the operator to this.
Left object detection
Used to alarm if an object (bag) is located in a public area for a prolonged period without its owner being present. Applications include detection of left bags in airports or train stations.
CCTV technology is now capable of recognising colours, as well as recognising faces of people, vehicles, animals and bags automatically.
Retrospective search of recorded CCTV
ClearView’s intelligent search application enables objects to be search in existing digital video files on the basis of user defined search templates at 3000x real time speed. As a result, time is gained through the high level of efficiency achieved during criminal investigations. A search template can comprise various criteria, including direction, the object tracked, speed, size, colour, objects at a standstill and objects driving away.
Typical <1 second search time per hour video recording.
Biometric facial recognition systems compare images of individuals from incoming CCTV video against specific databases and send alerts when a positive match occurs.
The key steps in facial recognition are:
- Face detection
- Recording detected faces
- Match recorded faces with those stored in a database
- Automatic process to find the closest match
- VIP lists – make staff aware of important individuals (VIPs) and respond in an appropriate manner
- Black lists – identify known offenders or to register suspects to aid public safety
- Banking transactions – verification of the persons attempting a financial transaction
- Access Control verification – confirming identity visually, manually or automatically
- Mustering – keep a tally of who is in and who is out
Facial Recognition & Video Analytics Installation & Maintenance
Clearview have a wealth of experience in the installation and maintenance and support of intelligent video systems and can advise on the viability and assist in the design of video intelligence systems.
We partner with a number of leading CCTV recognition and video analytics manufacturers, including:
Additional manufacturers that we work with include: Samsung, Axis, Panasonic, Sony, Redvision, WEC, Altron, Ganz, BBV, Pelco, Eneo, Raytec, Tecton, Mobotix, NVT, Videoswitch, Heitel, Qnap, Verint, Pentax and Dedicated Micros.
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