Achieving Safety and Security Through Intelligent Video Analytics
Surveillance Then and Now
Back in the days, surveillance cameras were only placed and found at need-to-be places such as financial institutes, public mass gathering spaces like train stations or any other place that needed stringent security measures. The need for safety and security served as the two main key factors for cameras recording 24/7 that brought people, peace of mind. The idea of surveillance recording is that once something has happened, we can review the videos and find the perpetrator. That is still somewhat the case today but as technologies evolve, the surveillance technologies have also leapfrogged.
Gone are traditional analog videotape recordings with sub-par image resolution. The storage tapes are problematic as they are prone to wear; and are troublesome when searching for video segments. While traditional field site cameras were simply just cameras recording onsite images and offer no other functions. But make no mistake, those were the pinnacles of video surveillance technology at the time.
Today, video surveillance can be found almost around every corner. At home, people set up their security IP cameras with motion detection warning so they can monitor with their handheld devices; in industrial factories, cameras monitor the safety of workers on the floor that automatically warns people in the control room in case there is a need to shut down machines to prevent disasters from happening; on trains, buses and at stations, cameras and mobile surveillance systems may be linked to law enforcement systems that can collect and analyze data to reduce/ prevent accidents; or they may have onsite video analytic applications such as facial recognition, for immediate countermeasures.
Mobile Surveillance Technology Expands the Comfort Zone
Though the two main key factors, safety and security remained the same, technologies today have enhanced how we define surveillance camera systems. The inclusion of shock and vibration proof, wide temperature platforms have also facilitated the possibilities of mobile surveillance. The PoE technology makes cameras installations easy to set up while industrial-grade power backup module ensures data integrity in the field. No longer are cameras just for local imagery or video recording, the application of edge AI/ inference and facial recognition technologies have made the cameras in a way, our first line of defense.
Neousys Technology offers a wide variety of edge AI and inference capable rugged embedded computers that support graphics card processing power or NVIDIA T4 for deep learning, Neousys systems are ideal platforms for modern mobile surveillance systems.