People spend a whole lot of time on their phones these days. One study notes that a whopping 79% of people aged 18-44 have their phones with them for all of 22 hours a day. Another suggests that smartphone users spend more time looking at their phones than with their partners.
As we use our phones to interact with the world around us more and more, we are seeing a convergence of technology toward smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Those whose daily responsibilities include monitoring video surveillance are increasingly taking advantage of this trend and they demand mobile technology to perform different aspects of their jobs.
Why sit at a monitoring station tied to a physical location when you can take that station with you in the form of an app on your smartphone?
Our series with Paul Boucherle, principal at Matterhorn Consulting LLC., aka the Swiss Sherpa, continues here with part 7! Paul will be providing lessons to help system integrators climb their sales mountains. If you missed Lesson #6: Planning Your Summit Assault, you can read it here.
Conditions change quickly when you start your trek to the summit. The climb gets more strenuous, there is less room for error and there is less oxygen (funding) available near the top. Management that lives at the summit think, act and talk differently and have different perceptions of time.
Having a solid video security system involves, among other things, making sure you have complete coverage and "pixels on target." To achieve 40 pixels per foot in a field of view, which is the minimum excepted measure needed to reliably recognize a person’s face in recorded video and crucial for video analytics, one must either install megapixel cameras or a lot of NTSC/PAL/VGA-quality cameras. Both scenarios require a great deal of power and a whole lot of storage to reach 40-pixel-per-foot "pixels on target." Some camera manufactures recommend as high as 80 pixels per foot for video forensics and identification, pushing the demands of the system even higher. Consequently, when designing a video security system, not only do you aim for pixels on target, you also want to make sure there are no gaps in coverage by having cameras gently overlap their field of view whenever possible.
We’ve all done it before. Scan a badge next to a door, there’s a beep and a green light, and you’re in. Access control systems have been a key component to the physical security industry for some time now. It’s fast, easy, and secure.
There’s a lot of data being generated by these systems, and here at 3VR, we wanted to make that data useful and accessible, and have the video to match it!
3VR is a video technology and data company that solves the challenges associated with video searchability, allowing customers to rapidly gather real-time intelligence from the unstructured video data that is produced by a single camera or a global network of cameras. 3VR uses analytics as the cornerstone of video search, and it enables both security and business intelligence applications from a single video management system (VMS). 3VR is the standard for hundreds of global customers in Financial Services, Retail, Government, Infrastructure and Hospitality. Learn more.