Network video

Applications

Network video can be used in an almost unlimited number of applications; however, most of its uses fall under security surveillance or remote monitoring of people, places, property and operations. The following are some typical application possibilities in key industry segments.

Read about successful IP-based video installations in our customer stories.

Retail

Network video systems in retail stores can significantly reduce theft, improve staff security and optimize store management.

A major benefit of network video is that it can be integrated with a store’s EAS (electronic article surveillance) system or a POS (point of sale) system to provide a picture and a record of shrinkage-related activities. The system can enable rapid detection of potential incidents, as well as any false alarms. Network video offers a high level of interoperability and gives the shortest return on investment.

Network video can also help identify the most popular areas of a store and provide a record of consumer activity and buying behaviors that will help optimize the layout of a store or display. It can also be used to identify when shelves need to be restocked and when more cash registers need to be opened because of long queues.

Network video solutions for retail

Transportation

Network video can enhance personal safety and overall security at airports, highways, train stations and other transit systems, as well as in mobile transport such as in buses, trains and cruise ships. Network video can also be used to monitor traffic conditions to reduce congestion and improve efficiency.

Many installations in the transportation sector require only the best systems, involving high image quality (which can be provided by progressive scan technology in network cameras), high frame rates and long retention times.

In some demanding environments such as on buses and trains, Axis offers network cameras that can withstand varying temperatures, humidity, dust, vibrations and vandalism. 

Network video solutions for transportation

Education

From daycare centers to universities, network video systems have helped deter vandalism and increase the safety of staff and students.

In education facilities where an IT infrastructure is already in place, network video presents a more favorable and cost-effective solution than an analog system because new cabling is often not required.

In addition, event management features in network video can generate alarms and give security operators accurate, real-time images on which to base their decisions. Network video can also be used for remote learning; for example, for students who are unable to attend lectures in person.

Network video solutions for education

Industrial

Network video can be used to monitor and increase efficiencies in manufacturing lines, processes and logistic systems, and for securing warehouses and stock control systems.

Network video can also be used to set up virtual meetings and get technical support at a distance.

Network video solutions for industry

Safe cities

Network video is one of the most useful tools for fighting crime and protecting citizens. It can be used to detect and deter.

The use of wireless networks has enabled effective city-wide deployment of network video. The remote surveillance capabilities of network video have enabled police to respond quickly to crimes being committed in live view.

Network video solutions for safe cities

Government

Network video products are used to secure all kinds of public buildings, from museums and offices to libraries and prisons.

Cameras placed at building entrances and exits can record who comes in and out, 24 hours a day. They are used to prevent vandalism and increase security of staff.

With intelligent video applications such as people counting, network video can provide statistical information, such as the number of visitors to a building.

Network video solutions for government

Healthcare

Network video enables cost-effective, high-quality patient monitoring and video surveillance solutions that increase the safety and security of staff, patients and visitors, as well as property.

Authorized hospital staff can, for example, view live video from multiple locations, detect activity and provide remote assistance.

Network video solutions for healthcare

Banking and finance

Network video is used in security applications in bank branches, headquarters and ATM (automated teller machine) locations.

Banks have been using surveillance for a long time, and while most installations are still analog, network video is starting to make inroads, especially in banks that value high image quality and want to be able to easily identify people in a surveillance video. 

Network video solutions for banking and finance