Traditional views of how monitoring security works looks a bit like this: a vigilant security guard keeps their eye on a few monitors 24/7, checking for anything that may be out of the norm and radioing other security staff when something is amiss. The reality is, few security operations function like this anymore. Thanks to advancements in video content analysis, the need to monitor every bit of security footage captured has faded away and we’re much more likely to see automated security systems in place. As we implement more video-based security systems and have less available manpower to monitor them, it’s important that we understand what video content analysis is and how it can benefit us.
What is Video Content Analysis?
Video content analysis is when artificial intelligence is used to monitor security footage for you, rather than relying on manual inspection. Certain parameters must be set up to make video content analysis effective–for example, some software is capable of motion detection to alert you if someone is intruding in a certain area after hours. Video analysis comes in all different forms, from third party software to parameters built into the camera itself. Take for example our DriverCam which is capable of facial recognition, or our License Plate Reader system which can recognize and identify license plates.
Who is it Suitable For?
Because of the personalized nature of video content analysis and the ability to set certain parameters, automated video analysis makes sense in any situation where monitoring or reviewing security footage simply isn’t feasible or cost-effective. Whether you’re a retail business, a government entity, or just trying to make a parking lot a bit more secure, automated video analytics are the future of dealing with security footage.
Does It Work?
It’s been estimated that security footage was used in over 75 percent of major investigations in the UK and in over 64 percent of total cases. The more specific you make your approach towards security, the better it will be able to perform. If cars accessing areas they shouldn’t be is your primary concern, it makes sense to look into something like Gatekeeper’s DriverCam to keep track of the drivers and occupants of vehicles entering a certain area.
Intelligent Video Analysis With Gatekeeper
Gatekeeper Security’s suite of intelligent optical technologies provides security personnel with the tool to detect today’s threats. Our systems help those in the energy, transportation, commercial, and government sectors protect their people and their valuables by detecting threats in time to take action. From automatic under vehicle inspection systems, automatic license plate reader systems, to on the move automatic vehicle occupant identifier, we offer full 360-degree vehicle scanning to ensure any threat is found. Throughout 30 countries around the globe, Gatekeeper Security’s technology is trusted to help protect critical infrastructure. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn for updates about our technology and company.