Video analytics software was created to help review the growing hours of surveillance video that a security guard or system manager may never have time to watch - your video surveillance system is only as useful as the incidents you can actually capture and watch, and video analytics will help you find them.
Using video analytics makes your surveillance system more efficient, reduces the workload on security and management staff, and helps you capture the full value of security video by making your IP camera system more intelligent in its work.
How Video Analytics Software Works
1. Video analytics software for security cameras is available in several forms: installed on your camera, on your NVR, or as 3rd party software you buy. Each version will do the same thing, however - monitor your videos to search for and alert you to activity.
2. Each video analytics solution will work a bit differently depending on the manufacturer and application. They all work in the same basic way, however - when setting up the software you set up parameters to the activity the software is looking for, set up the alert notification system, and when the software detects something that meets its search criteria it alerts you.
3. For example, many businesses use surveillance systems to detect motion in their store after hours. You can set your system to motion detection during the hours your business is closed, so if it detects motion it will send you an email - a quick response that may help you react quickly to a break-in or accident.