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The Promise of Analytics
May 26, 2008 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The adoption of IP cameras has made video analytics increasingly attractive.
With old analog cameras, security staff is forced to stare at wall of monitors to determine if anything wrong is occurring. It doesn't take long for attention to wane when staring at a wall of monitors — a factor that can quickly compromise a security system.
With analytics, IP cameras can be programmed to "watch" for suspicious activity. A camera on an air intake, for example, can be programed to display an alert and record video only when the space around the intake is disturbed.
This not only weeds out the hours of useless video and reduces the demand for video storage, but it helps improve alertness of security staff as well.