Ten reasons to switch to IP-based video

Camera intelligence

IP cameras can do a lot more than just produce a video feed. Built-in intelligence enables cameras to perform a number of tasks to reduce the workload for operators, deliver vital business data and increase surveillance efficiency.

By activating motion detection, the camera can trigger an event as soon as something happens in a scene. A built-in tampering alarm will notify the operator if the camera’s operation is disrupted.

Figure 6: By activating motion detection, the camera can trigger an event as soon as something of interest happens in a scene.

Another useful application is Cross Line Detection. This detects moving objects that cross a virtual line, making it possible to automatically trigger an event.

The functionality of IP cameras can be extended by adding new applications. The AXIS Camera Application Platform is an open application platform that enables the development of third-party applications, so that they can be downloaded and installed on Axis network cameras and video encoders.

Figure 7: The application Cross Line Detection detects moving objects that cross a virtual line, making it possible to automatically trigger an event.

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