HD Motion Analytics

IndigoVision Releases HD Camera-based Motion Analytics

IndigoVision, a supplier of complete IP Video solutions, has released an upgrade to its 11000 series high definition (HD) IP camera range, enabling real-time motion analytics to run in the camera. This includes the activity control frame rate (ACF) function that is common to all the company's IP cameras.

The 11000 HD fixed and HD PTZ IP cameras offer both ACF and motion detection analytics. ACF controls the frame rate of the camera video stream based on the amount of motion in the scene. When there is no activity, video is streamed over the network at minimum frame rate; the instant motion is detected the video is automatically transmitted at the maximum configured frame rate. This reduces the bandwidth and the NVR storage requirement for cameras monitoring generally static scenes or during quiet periods.

The motion detection analytic function can also be configured with direction, persistence and re-arm parameters.

When the required motion is detected, an alarm is raised in "control center," the company's Security Management Software, alerting operators to an intrusion or potential incident. This can then trigger any number of events, such as displaying the camera stream on a spot monitor, highlighting the camera location on an interactive site map or sending an e-mail to alert staff. Running real-time analytics at the network edge increases incident response and allows operators to use what is known as a "black" or "dark" screen monitoring mode, where video is only displayed on alarm.

Both ACF and motion detection analytics are set up in-camera using an intuitive browser-based configuration tool. Both functions use a "region of interest" editor to mask out areas of the scene that will be ignored by the motion detection. This is particularly useful in areas such as car parks, where areas of trees and bushes that will always show some movement can be masked.

As with all of the company's IP cameras, the 11000 HD series guarantees full frame rate (25/30fps) video under all conditions. This is achieved through the unique use of pure digital signaling from sensor to network and advanced H.264 compression technology.

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