Tag Archives: VCA

Video Analytics for Perimeter Surveillance

Critical Facilities have a continued need for efficient security, especially pertaining to protecting their perimeters. Facilities must actively monitor and respond to theft, unauthorized intrusions, safety events and potential terrorist activities. The ability to monitor a wide range of events … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Perimeter Duo? Radar + Video Analytics

This article first appeared in Security Middle East magazine Today’s security market offers a wide array of highly advanced sensors and systems, all designed to help protect perimeters, monitor assets, and safeguard lives.  The reason for the many choices stems … Continue reading

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Addressing Tailgating Vulnerability at Substations

Electrical substations are subject to a number of unique security challenges and safety concerns. Identifying and addressing these concerns is the objective of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program regulations from the National Electrical Reliability Commission’s (NERC).  As part of … Continue reading

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Why Geospatial Video Analytics is Different – Security Guy Radio Podcast

PODCAST – Chuck Herald sat down with Larry Bowe, president of PureTech Systems and discussed the PureActiv geospatial video security platform and why it differs from other traditional VMS systems. The discussion includes: What is Geospatial Real Life Pokémon GO … Continue reading

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Security Camera Installation Rules

Remember back in high school when you could take a photography class and actually get credit toward graduation?  You most likely took the class because it was a much better option to cooking or calculus.  However, if you were paying attention, … Continue reading

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Video-Based Vehicle Counting for Parking Management

Many systems exist to aggregate and report on counting data, but the sensors traditionally used to collect that data prove to be either too expensive, too unreliable or difficult to install.  When presented with the problem universities and other large … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC – Security Design Using Rules You Learned in High School Photography Class

When planning physical security systems, we often overlook some of the easy principles, only to end up with an unhappy customer or poor design.  Wouldn’t it be great if there were a formula for a successful security design?  As luck … Continue reading

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Man Overboard Detection – Revised Ruling

A recent article appearing in Travel Weekly discussed the issue of man overboard events in the cruise industry.  The article explains that in 2010 the US Coast Guard issued a Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act addressing the issue of … Continue reading

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Using Video Analytics with Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in Remote Magazine) 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 … Continue reading

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Maximizing Perimeter Surveillance with “Slew to Cue” Capability

(This article first appeared in the October issue of Remote Magazine)  Video surveillance command centers typically consist of a large number of cameras providing video to a security guard, whose job it is to view them, assess situations and coordinate … Continue reading

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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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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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Classification of “Unidentified Flying Sleigh” using Geospatial Video Analytics

MOTION DETECTION ALARM FROM PUREACTIV The ability to detect a flying sleigh may not be high on your security needs, but it may be comforting to know that today’s video content analysis (VCA), such as PureTech’s PureActiv geospatial video analytics, … Continue reading

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