Category Archives: VMS

Using Video Analytics with Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras

A common misunderstanding in today’s security world is that video analytics is restricted to fixed cameras, when in fact; the ability to utilize video analytics on in-motion pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras has been available for many years.  It is not until recently, however, … Continue reading

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Finding Security Solutions for Airports

Airports have many security and safety needs.  Fortunately, there are many technologies out there designed specifically to meet these security and safety needs.  As an airport, it’s often difficult, and time consuming, finding and evaluating these technologies to understand their … Continue reading

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New Training Videos Released

PureTech Systems’ training library is continuing to grow with the addition of three new videos.  The videos focus on specific aspects of the PureActiv video management system and demonstrate the various capabilities available to the user / operator. These newest … Continue reading

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Video Analytics Newsletter Released

The PureTech Systems newsletter is a great way to get a snapshot of the latest happenings at PureTech Systems, which include some of the latest and greatest security technology.  Check out our newest video analytic software, security sensor integrations, perimeter … Continue reading

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PureTech introduces Training Video Library

PureTech Systems is pleased to announce its new web-based training library.  The library’s goal is to provide video based training for the PureActiv video analytics and geospatial video management system.  The videos will augment the product user manual as another … Continue reading

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Subway Map – VMS Features [Infographic]

Take the “Camera Control” line, transfer to the “Video Analytics” line and take it all the way to “Object Detection” station. [Click on image to enlarge]

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Loitering with Intent – Detecting Suspicious Behavior using Video Analytics

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in the City Security Magazine.) In the security world, one of the primary objectives is to catch the bad guys and luckily, many sensors and gadgets exist to help achieve that goal.  … Continue reading

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Video Analytics – Detection Range

When utilizing video analytics, there are many parameters that factor into detection distance: object size, object speed, lens, resolution, camera height, detector size, illumination, terrain, etc.  Sometimes an estimate of distance is needed for planning purposes, or to get a feel … Continue reading

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Top 10 Camera Perimeter Design Mistakes

Most issues with video management systems occur well before the first camera is installed.  In almost all cases, a little foresight during the design phase can save cost and headaches later on.  Here are 10 mistakes that occur when designing … Continue reading

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9 Things High School Photography Can Teach You About Security Design (and one rule you should avoid!)

We all remember our high school photography class.  Unlike many other high school classes, photography class gave you a formula to be successful.  Before you were sent wandering the halls of the school in search of a Pulitzer wining photo, … Continue reading

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Video Management Integration – RADAR

PureTech Systems is an expert at integrating perimeter sensors with our video analytics capability and map based user interface.  One such integration is the integration with perimeter radar.  In addition to display and control of radar related functionality on the … Continue reading

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The 5 W’s of Perimeter Surveillance (or how to avoid the mushy surveillance mission statement)

Recently, I sat down and started jotting down some potential perimeter surveillance ideas and protection tips that would be insightful blog subjects for companies whose business involves remote facilities.  In doing so, I realized many of the concepts I wanted … Continue reading

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Video Analytics – Software Based or Camera Based?

More and more we see the idea of “smart cameras” being introduced in the physical security marketplace.  Why is that?  Actually, it’s for a couple of reasons.  Smart cameras excel at addressing highly constrained, single-purpose detection needs.  A key factor … Continue reading

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Perimeter Security Quiz

Can You “Recognize” in 48 pixels? We ask a lot of our surveillance systems.  Sometimes I wonder if we realize just how much.  As such, we devised a simple little security quiz to see if you can compete with technology, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Surveillance device…the Turkey?

It’s Turkey Day again.  While most of our thoughts are probably on family gatherings, cranberries, stuffing, football and Aunt Alice’s famous pumpkin pie, your mind could wander off to consider the unique surveillance capabilities of the Thanksgiving turkey and what … Continue reading

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