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Opinions on Intelligent Video: Criteria For Selecting

This week, I’m posting a series of thoughts that I hope will
begin a dialogue with many SecurityDreamer readers about intelligent video.

First Point. Some Criteria for Selecting an Intelligent
Video Solution

> on a scale of 1 (not at all important) to 5 (greatest

Ease of use        5

Multiple location management        4

Open architecture and seamless integration        4

Scalability and fully customizable        3

Many video streams & sensor inputs        3

Predictive and pattern recognition (analytics)        3

Automated camera-to-camera virtual patrol         3

PDA mobile viewing of surveillance footage 2 (but growing rapidly)

Of these features, I think Ease of Use is the most
important. Video operators rely on
simplicity and familiarity in order to focus on identifying anomalies. Video analytics
is the fastest growing criterion, probably because it nicely complement manual
viewing and reduces errors.

But really, these are the issues top-of-mind for most buyers
of intelligent video: Ease of use, reliability, price, low maintenance,

Agree?  Disagree?  Comment below, or email steve@securitydreamer.com

Categories: Intelligent Video
  1. December 18, 2006 at 8:14 am

    Name a security technology for which ease of use should not be the most important factor. Don’t say, “electric chair” – that’s part of the marketing.

  2. December 18, 2006 at 9:02 am

    Hey, who says sales is rocket science?

  3. Santosh Kesavan
    March 7, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Steve:
    I notice you mention “Automated camera-to-camera virtual patrol”..is that the same as handing off a tracked entity (vehicle, person) from one camera to the next ? Is this feature supported by any of the intelligent video systems presently? If so, any feedback on how well they work?

  4. March 7, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    The closest I’ve seen is Proximex Surveillint v.2.0 Easy Track.
    Thanks for the question.

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