The dual lens of intelligent surveillance solutions: How analytics can improve security and enhance operational efficiency

    Thousands of people pour into stadiums each weekend to watch their favorite teams play and entertainers perform. The sheer number of people – often larger than some metropolises – put tremendous pressure on stadium personnel to keep attendees safe and ensure they have a fulfilling experience. One way stadiums are handling these challenges is by […]

      Using video analytics to drive sustainability in business

      The growth in the sophistication of video analytics brings the opportunity to apply surveillance equipment beyond security and into business intelligence and decision-making. The insight provided into business operations has multiple applications, leading to significant potential cost savings and the promotion of sustainable business practices. A group of students from Aalto University in Helsinki used […]

        200 milliseconds to recognize a threat

        As humans, we have pretty good antennas that help us sense when a situation becomes dangerous, or that alert us when people behave suspiciously. A recent study conducted by the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris discovered that there is in fact a region of our […]

          Considering video analytics? Where to start

          Video analytics applications are becoming ever more popular, as they can save costs, add valuable insights and drastically reduce workloads. So, if you are considering using analytics, where do you start? Broadly speaking, there are two categories for implementing video analytics: centralized and distributed. In centralized architectures, video and other information is collected by cameras […]

            Security as a service: How video analytics is changing the industry

            With security becoming an ever more important consideration for many organizations, there is a growing trend for outsourcing security and guarding responsibilities to third party providers. This is not only true for large enterprises and critical infrastructure facilities; schools, smaller factories, offices and construction sites are all examples of customers who are increasingly enlisting the […]

              Intelligent video: Five cool things you can do with video analytics

              With network video cameras continuing to replace analog installations, I have seen a growing trend for adding on valuable extra functionality. As the images captured have become more detailed, cameras are also becoming much, much smarter. Video analytics has come a long way since I started in this industry – with applications ranging from motion […]