What are Smart Security Cameras and Analytics?

 

What are smart surveillance cameras?

Smart Security cameras are advanced cameras that feature a robust set of configuration tools to help secure your area. These Advanced Analytics have revolutionized traditional surveillance systems with advanced features and alerts. These features are most commonly found in IP security cameras. Different Security cameras will have different features. I am going to cover our Bolt 4k bullet camera and the smart features on that particular camera.

 

Bolt 4K Smart IP Bullet Security Camera

The Bolt 4k is currently one of our most powerful security cameras featuring 4k Resolutions, Smart features, SD storage, Varifocal lens, Motorized Zoom, Ingress Protection rating of 67, and more. What’s most impressive is the list of smart features that come with this camera allowing you to dial in your surveillance system. I am going to cover the most common smart features used.


 

Motion Detection

Purpose: It detects moving objects in the configured surveillance area, and triggers certain action as a response to a detection. In the screen capture taken on the security camera, we can see that the grid is covering the entire picture. This means that the whole scene is constantly being observed for motion detection. Upon motion Detection, in the scene, the camera can trigger different types of alarms and notifications to bring attention to those areas.

Motion Detection

Defocus Detection

Purpose: The image blur caused by defocusing of the lens can be detected, and certain actions can be taken when the alarm is triggered.

Scene Change Detection

Purpose: Scene change detection function detects the change of surveillance environment affected by the external factors; such as the intentional rotation of the camera, and certain actions can be taken when the alarm is triggered.

Face Detection

Purpose: Face detection function detects the face that appears in the surveillance scene, and certain actions can be taken when the alarm is triggered.

Network Disconnected

Purpose: If a camera is removed from the network an alarm or notification will be triggered so the issue can be addressed.

Line Crossing Detection

Purpose: Line crossing detection function detects people, vehicle or other objects which cross a pre-defined virtual line, and some certain actions can be taken when the alarm is triggered. In this configuration picture, we can see that an event is triggered when an object crosses the line in either direction. On the Bolt 4k, you can set up to 4 different line crossing events. It is also possible to configure the line crossing to only trigger when a car is exiting the driveway or just when a car is entering.

Line Crossing

Intrusion Detection

Purpose: The Intrusion detection function detects people, vehicle or other objects which enter and loiter in a pre-defined virtual region, and some certain actions can be taken when the alarm is triggered. When configuring this event, you can set the duration of time an object must be in the region to consider it an intrusion detection. You can configure to 4 different areas for intrusion detection on this camera.

Intrusion Detection

Region Entrance Detection

Purpose: Region entrance detection function detects people, vehicle or other objects which enter a pre-defined virtual area from the outside place, and some certain actions can be taken when the alarm is triggered. Unlike intrusion detection region entrance detection fires an event as soon as the area is encroached upon. You can set up to 4 Region entrance detections on the Bolt 4k camera.

Region Entrance Detection

Region Exiting Detection

Purpose: Region exiting detection function detects people, vehicle or other objects which exit from a pre-defined virtual region, and some certain actions can be taken when the alarm is triggered. In this case, we can see that region exiting is set up on the parking spots. When an object leaves this area after being here for a while, an event is triggered, and the issue can be addressed. The Bolt 4k can support up to 4 Region Exiting Detection areas.

Region Exiting Detection

Unattended Baggage Detection

Purpose: Unattended baggage detection function detects the objects left over in the pre-defined area such as the luggage, purse, dangerous materials, etc., and a series of actions can be taken when the alarm is triggered. In the picture here we are surveying this area for any items that may be left unattended. You can configure up to four unattended baggage areas.

Unattended Baggage Detection

Object Removal Detection

Purpose: The Object removal detection function detects objects removed from the pre-defined region, such as the exhibits on display, and a series of actions can be taken when the alarm is triggered. In this picture, we are watching the parked car. When the car is removed from the area being watched an event will be triggered. You can set up to four object Removal events on the Bolt 4k.

Object Removal Detection

Why Smart Cameras?

Smart surveillance cameras are the future of the surveillance industry, and with ever evolving features and improvements they are here to stay.