Future-proofing video surveillance investments with edge analytics

    You’ve probably heard of ‘edge analytics’ (or ‘analytics on the edge’) in relation to video surveillance. Put in its simplest form, it relates to increasingly powerful video analytics taking place on the ‘edge’ of the network, i.e. in the camera itself. My colleague Andres Vigren’s recent post provides a great introduction. As with any new […]

      Listening in – why audio capture is the secret ingredient to effective surveillance

      Imagine joining an important video conference call where all the microphones were muted. Even though you could read the facial expressions from other attendees and may be able to understand a few words, you’re only getting half of the story. Audio adds rich information to the experience, ensuring that everyone involved is on the same […]

        Top reasons why a small business can benefit from video surveillance

        Small business owners work hard. Arriving first and leaving last, they often take their work home with them to ensure their business is as successful as possible. Because of this, many business owners don’t take vacations and, when they do, they spend a lot of time worrying about how things are running in their absence. […]

          Marrying AI and manual labor for more effective assembly lines

          Digitization, automation, and Industry 4.0 are driving far-reaching changes in the manufacturing industry. But most of the mass production in industries such as automotive is still done by manual labor.  When it comes to manufacturing, there is quite naturally much talk about Industry 4.0. As you know, the industrial internet of things (IIoT), along with […]

            The importance of testing analytics algorithms in the real world

            Anything developed and tested in ideal ‘lab’ conditions can find its performance compromised in real-world environments. The perfect conditions in a wind tunnel might, on paper, have a designer believe she’s engineered the world’s best Formula One racing car. But on a blustery April day on the Portuguese coast the testing models can, quite literally, […]

              How can augmented reality and video surveillance work together?

              The benefits of daydreaming to creativity are well-documented, and every now and then we’ll allow our minds to wander to some of the “what if?” questions that crop up. Recently, we were thinking about how augmented reality (AR) might be used more extensively alongside video surveillance, and the types of scenario and use cases where […]