Video Analytic Integration in Video Management Systems

By N. Anthony Garcia - 23 Oct, 2019

Imagine a video management system (VMS) that does more than playing back a recorded video based on a recording schedule or basic motion event. The next generation VMS will do just that thanks to the integration of Intelligent AI.

Advanced Video Analytics will provide the ability for events to be recorded or searched based on motion action, motion direction, abnormal motion activity, or behavioral-based actions. These events can be recorded, and/or an alert can be triggered when these analytics are identified to notify the appropriate parties.

Some examples of these types of events include:

Behavioral – Fights, Slip and Fall, Shop Lifting

Through skeletal extraction AI, these types of events can be identified, and video evidence can be recorded. This also includes alerts via an application, and email or texts can be sent.

Incorrect Direction

An example includes vehicles that go against the posted flow of traffic.  The details can be as granular as the color of the vehicle in which certain colors are allowed one direction, but other colors are not allowed.

Intelligent Motion Detection

The ability to detect uncommon motion events.  Uncommon motion events are events that deviate from the ‘normal’ for a specific view. For example, a hallway in which traffic generally will take a left down a hallway, whereas an uncommon motion event is when traffic flows right.

These Intelligent AI Events can help by:

  • Enhance the visibility and efficiency of security staff
  • Mitigate risks before they happen
  • Enhance response times to situations
  • Augment limited staff resources

In awareness of Safe Schools Week, the integration of Intelligent AI will become an excellent benefit and solution for educational institutions in years to come. Generally, schools have limited staff to view day-to-day events. Through Intelligent AI, events can be identified by the VMS, and the appropriate personnel can be notified. Educational campuses generally have a large footprint and are very busy. Not all schools have a dedicated resource to watching the VMS 100% of the time, which makes the integration of Intelligent AI very valuable. Video analytics provide a helping hand by being the “all-seeing eye,” helping to identify events as they occur, to further safeguard educational institutions.

For more information, please contact New Era Technology at solutions@neweratech.com.

Author: N. Anthony Garcia

Director Physical Security Solutions, New Era-NJ