Video Analytics

Video Analytics
 

Smarter video surveillance goes beyond security

Video analytics is an important enabler of any strategy to substantially improve levels of security, as well as offering clear business advantages beyond security. It acts as the 'brains' of a security system, using metadata to add sense and structure to captured video footage. In effect, each network video camera becomes smart, enabling them to understand what they're seeing and alerting guards to any potential threats the moment an alarm rule is met, significantly increasing security levels. They can even decide which information to stream to reduce network strain.

Beyond security

Because they can provide all kinds of statistics in the form of metadata, cameras featuring built-in video analytics also enable a scene to be analyzed for reasons that go far beyond security. Making it possible to make smarter business decisions, reduce costs and increase efficiency with a return on investment that can be measured through tangible business results.

 
 
 

The new standard in business security

 

The new standard in business security

At Bosch we believe that every business should be able to take advantages of these advances in technology - without the need for additional investment or a license fee. Which is why the majority of our cameras now feature on-board video analytics as standard. And because every business is different, we can tailor our analytics solutions to meet your exact needs.

 

Essential Video Analytics

 

Essential Video Analytics

Essential Video Analytics is the ideal analytics solutions for small and medium businesses, large retail stores, commercial buildings, warehouses and logistics depots. It can be used for advanced intrusion detection (such as loitering alarms and identifying a person or object entering a pre-defined field), enforcing health and safety regulations such as no-parking zones, detecting blocked emergency exits or objects that have been left behind, and analyzing behavior in retail environments.

 

Intelligent Video Analytics

 

Intelligent Video Analytics

Intelligent Video Analytics offers the ultimate in built-in video analytics and is specifically designed for the most demanding environments. This state-of-the-art solution is ideal for mission-critical applications like perimeter protection of airports, critical infrastructures and government buildings, border patrol and traffic monitoring (e.g. wrong-way detection, traffic counts, and parked cars). Intelligent Video Analytics can do everything that Essential Video Analytics does.

No false alerts

It also has the unique ability to perform video content analysis over large distances and differentiate between genuine security events and known false triggers such as snow, wind (moving trees), rain, hail, and water reflections that can make video data more difficult to interpret. Cameras with Intelligent Video Analytics are also extremely resistant against shaking caused by punishing winds, city traffic or bicycles parked against the camera pole.

 

Beyond security

 

Beyond security

Application example: In the retail industry, video surveillance usually forms the basis of a business' security system. Reducing shrinkage and providing evidence in the event of theft have traditionally been the main motivations for installing cameras. In the retail industry, shrinkage is one of the most significant challenges faced by companies. On a global basis, shrinkage cost retailers some 110 billion Euros in 2015 alone. About half of the damage is the direct result of not only thieving customers, but employees as well. The focus has been on image quality (ever-increasing need for more detail / pixels) and reducing associated costs (bitrate). However, the fact is that despite the latest technologies being able to reduce bitrate by up to 80% the majority of the data collected is not used. With Essential Video Analytics built-in as standard, retailers are able to re-purpose the massive amounts of streaming data from their security cameras that would otherwise have been redundant. For example, while securing the main entrance to their shop, retailers can gather business statistics like people count simultaneously. Or while securing the cash register area to prevent 'sweet-hearting' the camera's metadata can also be used to trigger an alarm in case the number of people in a queue exceeds the pre-defined threshold.

For example, while securing the main entrance to their shop, retailers can gather business statistics like people count simultaneously. Or while securing the cash register area to prevent ‘sweet-hearting’ the camera’s metadata can also be used to trigger an alarm in case the number of people in a queue exceeds the pre-defined threshold. For example, the in-store public address system can be activated to broadcast a personalized message to request another cash register to be opened. An interesting way to optimize in-store security, services and customer experience.

Analytics can also be used to ensure that no one enters or leaves the retail shop using the emergency exit. The camera can also trigger an alarm in case the emergency exit is blocked by an object – increasing the safety of customers and employees.

With built-in video analytics as standard, Bosch empowers you to rethink what else video security can do.