Video Analytics and Thermal Imaging

The threat of perimeter security breaches is increasing around the globe. As a part of a comprehensive perimeter security system, thermal imagery and video analytics can help keep an eye on potential intruders.

In challenging environments, a thermal solution, coupled with video analytics, can overcome many of the limitations of visible light cameras while providing proactive security benefits. Combined with each other, they create a powerful virtual fence-line for premises that have remote or far-flung perimeters, or areas that need to be secured, such as residential, housing estates, farms, community, commercial parks, and airports.

What is Video Analytics?

Video analytics or video automatic incident detection is the technique of using a computer algorithm to monitor video (normally CCTV surveillance) cameras automatically in real time to provide management information and alarms.

What is Thermal Imaging

Benefits of Thermal Imaging

Low Light Scenerios

When cameras are monitoring the perimeter of a building, they often must deal with low light scenarios (for example during nighttime hours). This is an area in which thermal imaging cameras can truly shine.

Immune to Visual Limitations

Visible cameras, much like our eyes, often have trouble seeing through natural occurring visual obscurants that block reflected light. However, because thermal radiation passes through theses visual barriers, thermal cameras can see whats going on where visible cameras cannot.

Camouflage Foliage

Regular cameras that capture only visible light can be fooled, in some cases, by visual camouflage, or in situations where similar colours or patterns blend together. This can make objects or people that need to be detected unobservable

Fewer False Alarms

Thermal imaging reduces the number of false alarms, this accomplished using advanced analytics software that can perform at its highest calibre with the high contrast images and video that thermal imaging provides

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The use of thermal cameras combined with video analytics can provide tailored solutions for commercial and residential properties

Proactive security, for locations that require real-time detection of threats as opposed to video evidence, thermal cameras with analytics are the perfect solution. Real-time analytics enable officials to investigate events as they happen through alerts. As an example, an airport using thermal cameras to secure its perimeter will need to know if people are breaching it at night. As soon as the virtual fence-line is crossed, officials are notified via the analytic management system

Less susceptibility, when lit with external lighting, visible light cameras can become very vulnerable to theft and vandalism in certain areas. Criminals can even shoot out the light in a camera so as not to be detected, leaving the video in the dark. For such high-crime areas, thermal cameras are an excellent option since they don’t need to be illuminated. Additionally, officials can reduce false alarms caused by moving tree branches, car headlights, and animals by using video analytics.

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ACC Mobile 3 Application

ACC Mobile 3 extends the power of Avigilon Control Center™ video management software to mobile devices, enabling security professionals to efficiently monitor ACCTM systems and to quickly respond to incidents anytime and from any location that has network connectivity. The ACC Mobile 3 app works together with Avigilon Cloud Services to provide secure remote access to your cloud-connected ACC 7 sites, alleviating the need for any complicated firewall configuration.

With the ACC Mobile 3 app, users can:

  • Sign in using Avigilon Cloud Services credentials for seamless access to an organization’s cloud-connected ACC 7 sites using firewall traversal
  • Directly connect to ACC 6 sites or ACC 7 sites not connected to Avigilon Cloud Services by specifying a IP address or hostname, port, and ACC credentials for each one
  • View live or recorded video from any H.264 or H.265 cameras connected to ACC sites
  • Efficiently stream live or recorded HD video from Avigilon cameras using High Definition Stream Management (HDSM)™ technology to optimize the use of network bandwidth
  • Receive push alarm notifications to quickly detect, verify, and act on events such as motion or video analytic rule triggers
  • View analytic bounding boxes for detected people and vehicles in video from Avigilon cameras with self-learning analytics
  • Use audio talk down to deter an intruder by broadcasting voice audio to cameras with connected speakers (not available for ACC Core edition)
  • Listen to live or recorded audio from cameras with a connected microphone (not available for ACC Core edition)
  • Easily review recorded video using the recorded video timeline
  • Control PTZ cameras including running tours and moving to defined presets
  • View live video from multiple cameras at a time using selectable view layouts

ACC Mobile 3 is available for use with ACC Core, Standard, and Enterprise edition sites. Whether connecting through Avigilon Cloud Services (ACC or a more recent version) or directly (ACC 6.2.0 or a more recent version), ACC Mobile 3 requires ACC sites to be running the ACC Web Endpoint component. The ACC Web Endpoint is pre-installed on Avigilon Network Video Recorders (NVRs) and High Definition Video Appliances (HDVAs), is part of the firmware for ACC ES Recorders and ACC ES Appliances, and is available as a separate download for any server running on Windows.

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