Making a security system smarter is much easier than you can imagine. By focusing on a few key elements, it becomes straightforward and worthwhile in the long run – it makes operations more streamlined and efficient, it aggregates all you need in the palm of your hand, and it generates powerful security insights.
1. Think about proactive security
A traditional video security system works by passive monitoring, which means it is referred to after incidents happen. Why? Usually there is limited or no intelligence to detect a true intrusion event, and so too many alerts are triggered compounding the genuine and insignificant events together. This is a reality that makes it tough for security personnel to focus and act.
A smarter security system that precisely identifies trespassing events and deters the intruders at the very beginning, can transform passive monitoring to proactive security. One example is the Hikvision AcuSense technology.
Whatdoes smart look like? Facilities are equipped with cameras featuring AcuSense technology, so they are enabled to detect human / vehicle intrusions day and night. If an intruder enters an area of attention, an alarm will be triggered, and simultaneously the onsite camera produces a flashing light and an auditory warning – which can be pre-recorded – with the aim of deterring the intruder. At the same time, security personnel is notified on the monitor with a video clip displaying what is happening. Accordingly, actions can be taken straight away. In this way, facilities can protect their assets with more confidence.
2. When it comes to forensic search…
Now that the system enables immediate response, attention can be paid to using it for forensic search.
Most of the video recorded on an NVR or DVR is rarely viewed. But, when the time comes that a short piece of video is needed, operators are faced with thousands of hours of recorded video. A smart search of video archives can greatly simplify the task and help an investigator quickly find evidence of an event. The solutions can be found in intelligent video analytics, for example human and vehicle detection, license plate recognition and other powerful features.
One of Hikvision’s offerings is the DeepinMind NVR. This can effectively identify people separately from other objects such as animals or leaves captured by security cameras. So, as soon as there’s a line-crossing detection by a person, the NVR recognizes it and starts to record, further categorizing that video clip with a label for convenient search. In this way, investigators looking for evidence of an intruder’s trespass, can simply specify the line-crossing search criteria, and choose the category labelled human events. The system will quickly show all the relevant videos.
3. Smarter with convergence
The majority of security systems used to be stand-alone – in other words, they were built to work in an independent and self-contained way. But users needed to access and manage each system with respective platforms and logins. If you take the next step to get a converged system, the unified solution can bring security to a whole new level.
A smarter, unified security solution allows users to access all the security devices in one platform, covering video cameras, access control, intercom, alarm equipment and more. As a bonus, since these systems are converged, users can set rules for event types, time schedules and triggered actions, such as link alerts to the output of a particular camera that is capturing the security breach.
System convergence allows flexible linkage across various devices, giving the user choice to customize to their needs in different scenarios. With Hikvision’s latest offering – Hik-ProConnect, it can easily boost your security with more convenience.
4. Powerful insights beyond security
When your security operation is successfully streamlined, business operation insights can come next. Examples could be people counting, queue detection, and heat mapping technologies. Today’s dual-lens smart people counting cameras can accurately track customer flow and numbers, helping retailers adjust staffing level in different times; while heat mapping cameras help understand the hot spots throughout the shop floor and optimize layout. Furthermore, queue detection cameras can be placed to monitor queues in real-time, helping retailers manage their checkout lines. All of these methods work to increase operational efficiency and enhance in-store shopping experience.
The solution can be achieved using intelligent video cameras like Hikvision DeepinView series, at the same time, a well-performed VMS like Hikvision’s HikCentral manages all of the information sent by cameras and generates reports for retailers to see and react. The HikCentral employs various Business Intelligence (BI) modules to suit a variety of applications, such as facial recognition and people counting analysis. It integrates with most other Hikvision products, including IP cameras, and can also integrate with third-party systems and cameras.
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A smarter security solution can be designed with focus on the front-end cameras, established from the backend, or thoroughly rolled out with the whole structure as a turnkey solution.