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The why and how of on-camera analysis of video

Until recently, IP surveillance cameras sent only a multimedia stream to video management software, using well-defined formats and a fixed set of compression/decompression tools. So cooperation between video hardware manufacturers and software developers was stuck in a rut of sorts.

But now the market is bubbling with interest for "smart" security systems that feature more advanced tools. There is good reason for this: protection sites are becoming bigger and bigger, and cities are becoming ever "smarter". So traditional surveillance systems that support only video playback and a few standard detection tools are quickly fading from the picture.

Developers are hard at work on creating powerful tools for video analytics, in response to the roar of demand from end clients. Video analytics are in use at sites both big and small, distributed and strategic, industrial and athletic, infrastructure and retail. Thus integrated video management software has been built to meet the challenge of smart, next-generation protection for such sites as the Olympic facilities in Sochi and many others.

It's all about integration

Any would-be modern video management software has to be at the leading edge of IT and strong across the board. And the only way to make this happen is to pool the efforts and knowledge of industry leaders.

It is almost impossible to overstate the security benefits of this synergy between IP hardware manufacturers and software developers: some of the best results have been seen in integration of analytic tools, as included with IP cameras as part of on-board software. But the big payoff of this process is offloading the CPU load from servers onto the cameras themselves, freeing up the capacity needed to perform truly next-generation analytics at infinitely large or distributed sites.

This is why advanced video management software contains unique analytic tools that make security systems perform better and more efficiently. Here is how they work.


Forensic search

Searching archived video is one of the most important and time-consuming tasks in video surveillance. The faster and more accurate you can search, the more you can get out of your system. However, most systems today have very limited capabilities for analyzing their video archives. So the human factor is still king, as hundreds of operators are forced to spend hundreds of working hours looking for needles in haystacks.

With forensic search, this situation changes in a big way. It is more than a search tool (although it is one). It is a set of technologies that generate video metadata right at the moment of recording. The metadata database is the basis for quick and accurate analysis of archives. To find an event of interest later, just enter the necessary criteria: motion in certain areas, crossing of a line, size, color, direction, speed of object motion, and more. In just seconds, this advanced tool shows you all video fragments that meet these criteria. All-night viewing marathons are a thing of the past now. It has replaced them with fast, effective criteria-based forensic search.

This advanced tool is valuable at geographically or structurally complicated sites, when incident investigation becomes a time-intensive task. What if something unexpected happens that is not "pre-programmed" in a detection tool? Oftentimes we know what we want to find only after it has already happened. So no matter how precise or modern our detection tools might be, they cannot capture all potential events of interest since we cannot perfectly predict all possible situations we might want to find later.

We are forced to go back to the recorded video and in these cases it is critical that the system have a search tool for finding the relevant data as quickly as possible. This is why the most popular option for security systems at distributed sites will surely be the ability to go through prior incidents and take reactive measures. Quickly searching recorded video is a key ability.


Tools that allow ignoring time, looking right through it to see events

Often we know that an event happened within a certain timeframe (for example, with precision to a few hours or even day) but we are unable to use rapid search with MomentQuest2 since we do not know which criteria to specify. In this case, another innovative technology comes to the rescue. How does it function? It works by writing "tracks" of object movement to the archive in parallel with video. What are these tracks? The technology analyzes video in real time. This results in metadata that describes the movement of objects in the frame. This lets us separate moving objects from static ones, and then display multiple relevant objects on screen at the same time. When there is a small number of objects in the frame at any one time when we're not dealing with a crowd this view substantially reduces the time needed to review the timeframe in question.

To start viewing video, the user selects the timeframe of interest and sets a maximum number of objects to see in a frame simultaneously say, no more than 10 objects at the same time. Then the user can start viewing practically right away: our system does the calculations in real time.

When can this tool be useful? For example, we might know some trait of an object. Say, we want to see what a man in a red jacket did this morning (9 AM to 1 PM) in a room. We set the time interval and start watching. If there were not too many people in that room this morning, we will probably see the man in the red jacket right away. Then you can click "pause" click on the man in the red jacket, and start viewing the corresponding video clip in normal mode.


Tools that monitor moving objects by automatically adjusting the level of digital zoom


One of the keys to the surveillance process is separating the wheat from the chaff so you can focus on key details. Operators must be careful and attentive. So tools that help operators to do their job better and reduce the room for human error are a great help.

Such kind of tools help to monitor moving objects by automatically adjusting the level of digital zoom. They show close-in video for parts of the frame that contain a moving object and follow it as it moves, just as a movie camera does when doing a close-up shot. The level of zoom is automatically selected to catch all moving objects in the frame. This function works with ordinary fixed cameras and fisheye cameras; in the later case, it acts as an ePTZ camera following the moving object.


Tools that allow simultaneously getting the "big picture" of everything happening at a protected site while obtaining detailed imagery of the objects moving around it

Except for "sterile zones" with minimal traffic, usually there is more than one object in a camera's field of view. This is almost always the case for complicated environments such as cities. So following the movements of multiple objects simultaneously using special tools and mathematical equations to predict movement between the fields of view of different cameras is a way to make security systems perform better and more effectively.

The feature allows simultaneously getting the "big picture" of everything happening at a protected site while obtaining detailed imagery of the objects moving around it.

Both sets of images can be recorded for later use, which is important for event investigation.

The feature requires at least two cameras: one is a panoramic camera, the second one a PTZ camera. The panoramic camera is configured with a tracker, which detects objects moving in the frame and calculates their coordinates. The position of the PTZ camera (its pan, tilt, and zoom values) are compared to the coordinates of the panoramic camera's field of view.

The object's coordinates in the field of view are mathematically converted into the pan/tilt/zoom values necessary for the PTZ camera to track the object. This continues until the object leaves the field of view or the user selects another object.


On-board generation of metadata on IP cameras

So unique analytic tools are suitable for when we already know what has happened and what footage we are looking for. If we know what has happened, then we can find the necessary video fragment in just seconds drastically reducing the time necessary for review and zoom in on the part of the frame that is of interest.

These are useful, amazing developments, no question about it! There is one "catch" though. At real-world sites, there is a brick wall that these efforts run into excessive CPU use. Enormous CPU power is devoted to unpacking streams received from cameras, analyzing events in the scene, and generating metadata.

Metadata consists of markers that comprise a formal, logical description of everything that the camera sees. What an object is and where it is, what size, where it's going and how quickly, what color... this information is "lighter" than full-on video and is saved in parallel with the video.

First the software has to decompress incoming video, which is resource-intensive. Decompressing on a GPU or video card does not make a difference here. The reason is that video analytics are not compatible with GPU offloading: the stream is saved immediately to the GPU memory after decompression, which means that the stream cannot be analyzed.

So all the work to decompress and analyze video from cameras is left to server CPUs.

This puts tight restrictions on the number of cameras can be connected to a single server. High-definition cameras are particularly troublesome, confining the number to around ten per server.

But this situation does not live up to the expectations of the market or clients today. Project discussions center around per-server numbers of 100, 200 or even 500 cameras.

More servers mean a project that is too expensive, hard to support, and viable only at huge and well-funded sites.

So there is a "simple" question, then, that arises: why not analyze video using the camera itself? Isn't a modern IP camera just a rather powerful computer? That means that a camera can send two things to the server: the multimedia stream, as before, plus a description of what is happening in the frame i.e., metadata. Then all of these amazing video analytic tools can be leveraged on any sort of project, regardless of size or budget.


Pros and cons of on-board analytics

There are some powerful pluses:

  • Analysis is performed on the original image, before any distortion by compression/decompression. The quality of video analysis goes up.
  • "Blind" servers do not need to decompress video (since they do not need to generate metadata anymore), which frees up CPU capacity. Security systems can be implemented with fewer computers while maintaining full functionality.

But there is one minus: Each manufacturer has its own algorithms for generating metadata. Some algorithms work better than others, or even provide different types of information altogether.


What now?

Leading IP vendors are already bundling powerful video analytic capabilities with their cameras. But almost no software actually supports these on-board features yet! It's as if nobody "knows how" to get metadata from a camera and save it to an archive for later use.

This is what has inspired software developers to so actively integrate the video analytic tools provided by leading world manufacturers, leveraging these opportunities to make surveillance a less expensive endeavor while providing revolutionary tools for parsing footage automatically.

Video analytics are already "here", in use at real-world sites as a real part of mission-critical systems. This is something to celebrate, but also an urgent call to developers: it is critical to integrate software with the analytic capabilities of today's IP cameras.

The first company to truly master this will walk away with an enormous victory, both in technology and in the marketplace. We look forward to getting there.

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The why and how of on-camera analysis of video

Until recently, IP surveillance cameras sent only a multimedia stream to video management software, using well-defined formats and a fixed set of compression/decompression tools. So cooperation between video hardware manufacturers and software developers was stuck in a rut of sorts.

But now the market is bubbling with interest for "smart" security systems that feature more advanced tools. There is good reason for this: protection sites are becoming bigger and bigger, and cities are becoming ever "smarter". So traditional surveillance systems that support only video playback and a few standard detection tools are quickly fading from the picture.

Developers are hard at work on creating powerful tools for video analytics, in response to the roar of demand from end clients. Video analytics are in use at sites both big and small, distributed and strategic, industrial and athletic, infrastructure and retail. Thus integrated video management software has been built to meet the challenge of smart, next-generation protection for such sites as the Olympic facilities in Sochi and many others.

It's all about integration

Any would-be modern video management software has to be at the leading edge of IT and strong across the board. And the only way to make this happen is to pool the efforts and knowledge of industry leaders.

It is almost impossible to overstate the security benefits of this synergy between IP hardware manufacturers and software developers: some of the best results have been seen in integration of analytic tools, as included with IP cameras as part of on-board software. But the big payoff of this process is offloading the CPU load from servers onto the cameras themselves, freeing up the capacity needed to perform truly next-generation analytics at infinitely large or distributed sites.

This is why advanced video management software contains unique analytic tools that make security systems perform better and more efficiently. Here is how they work.


Forensic search

Searching archived video is one of the most important and time-consuming tasks in video surveillance. The faster and more accurate you can search, the more you can get out of your system. However, most systems today have very limited capabilities for analyzing their video archives. So the human factor is still king, as hundreds of operators are forced to spend hundreds of working hours looking for needles in haystacks.

With forensic search, this situation changes in a big way. It is more than a search tool (although it is one). It is a set of technologies that generate video metadata right at the moment of recording. The metadata database is the basis for quick and accurate analysis of archives. To find an event of interest later, just enter the necessary criteria: motion in certain areas, crossing of a line, size, color, direction, speed of object motion, and more. In just seconds, this advanced tool shows you all video fragments that meet these criteria. All-night viewing marathons are a thing of the past now. It has replaced them with fast, effective criteria-based forensic search.

This advanced tool is valuable at geographically or structurally complicated sites, when incident investigation becomes a time-intensive task. What if something unexpected happens that is not "pre-programmed" in a detection tool? Oftentimes we know what we want to find only after it has already happened. So no matter how precise or modern our detection tools might be, they cannot capture all potential events of interest since we cannot perfectly predict all possible situations we might want to find later.

We are forced to go back to the recorded video and in these cases it is critical that the system have a search tool for finding the relevant data as quickly as possible. This is why the most popular option for security systems at distributed sites will surely be the ability to go through prior incidents and take reactive measures. Quickly searching recorded video is a key ability.


Tools that allow ignoring time, looking right through it to see events

Often we know that an event happened within a certain timeframe (for example, with precision to a few hours or even day) but we are unable to use rapid search with MomentQuest2 since we do not know which criteria to specify. In this case, another innovative technology comes to the rescue. How does it function? It works by writing "tracks" of object movement to the archive in parallel with video. What are these tracks? The technology analyzes video in real time. This results in metadata that describes the movement of objects in the frame. This lets us separate moving objects from static ones, and then display multiple relevant objects on screen at the same time. When there is a small number of objects in the frame at any one time when we're not dealing with a crowd this view substantially reduces the time needed to review the timeframe in question.

To start viewing video, the user selects the timeframe of interest and sets a maximum number of objects to see in a frame simultaneously say, no more than 10 objects at the same time. Then the user can start viewing practically right away: our system does the calculations in real time.

When can this tool be useful? For example, we might know some trait of an object. Say, we want to see what a man in a red jacket did this morning (9 AM to 1 PM) in a room. We set the time interval and start watching. If there were not too many people in that room this morning, we will probably see the man in the red jacket right away. Then you can click "pause" click on the man in the red jacket, and start viewing the corresponding video clip in normal mode.


Tools that monitor moving objects by automatically adjusting the level of digital zoom


One of the keys to the surveillance process is separating the wheat from the chaff so you can focus on key details. Operators must be careful and attentive. So tools that help operators to do their job better and reduce the room for human error are a great help.

Such kind of tools help to monitor moving objects by automatically adjusting the level of digital zoom. They show close-in video for parts of the frame that contain a moving object and follow it as it moves, just as a movie camera does when doing a close-up shot. The level of zoom is automatically selected to catch all moving objects in the frame. This function works with ordinary fixed cameras and fisheye cameras; in the later case, it acts as an ePTZ camera following the moving object.


Tools that allow simultaneously getting the "big picture" of everything happening at a protected site while obtaining detailed imagery of the objects moving around it

Except for "sterile zones" with minimal traffic, usually there is more than one object in a camera's field of view. This is almost always the case for complicated environments such as cities. So following the movements of multiple objects simultaneously using special tools and mathematical equations to predict movement between the fields of view of different cameras is a way to make security systems perform better and more effectively.

The feature allows simultaneously getting the "big picture" of everything happening at a protected site while obtaining detailed imagery of the objects moving around it.

Both sets of images can be recorded for later use, which is important for event investigation.

The feature requires at least two cameras: one is a panoramic camera, the second one a PTZ camera. The panoramic camera is configured with a tracker, which detects objects moving in the frame and calculates their coordinates. The position of the PTZ camera (its pan, tilt, and zoom values) are compared to the coordinates of the panoramic camera's field of view.

The object's coordinates in the field of view are mathematically converted into the pan/tilt/zoom values necessary for the PTZ camera to track the object. This continues until the object leaves the field of view or the user selects another object.


On-board generation of metadata on IP cameras

So unique analytic tools are suitable for when we already know what has happened and what footage we are looking for. If we know what has happened, then we can find the necessary video fragment in just seconds drastically reducing the time necessary for review and zoom in on the part of the frame that is of interest.

These are useful, amazing developments, no question about it! There is one "catch" though. At real-world sites, there is a brick wall that these efforts run into excessive CPU use. Enormous CPU power is devoted to unpacking streams received from cameras, analyzing events in the scene, and generating metadata.

Metadata consists of markers that comprise a formal, logical description of everything that the camera sees. What an object is and where it is, what size, where it's going and how quickly, what color... this information is "lighter" than full-on video and is saved in parallel with the video.

First the software has to decompress incoming video, which is resource-intensive. Decompressing on a GPU or video card does not make a difference here. The reason is that video analytics are not compatible with GPU offloading: the stream is saved immediately to the GPU memory after decompression, which means that the stream cannot be analyzed.

So all the work to decompress and analyze video from cameras is left to server CPUs.

This puts tight restrictions on the number of cameras can be connected to a single server. High-definition cameras are particularly troublesome, confining the number to around ten per server.

But this situation does not live up to the expectations of the market or clients today. Project discussions center around per-server numbers of 100, 200 or even 500 cameras.

More servers mean a project that is too expensive, hard to support, and viable only at huge and well-funded sites.

So there is a "simple" question, then, that arises: why not analyze video using the camera itself? Isn't a modern IP camera just a rather powerful computer? That means that a camera can send two things to the server: the multimedia stream, as before, plus a description of what is happening in the frame i.e., metadata. Then all of these amazing video analytic tools can be leveraged on any sort of project, regardless of size or budget.


Pros and cons of on-board analytics

There are some powerful pluses:

  • Analysis is performed on the original image, before any distortion by compression/decompression. The quality of video analysis goes up.
  • "Blind" servers do not need to decompress video (since they do not need to generate metadata anymore), which frees up CPU capacity. Security systems can be implemented with fewer computers while maintaining full functionality.

But there is one minus: Each manufacturer has its own algorithms for generating metadata. Some algorithms work better than others, or even provide different types of information altogether.


What now?

Leading IP vendors are already bundling powerful video analytic capabilities with their cameras. But almost no software actually supports these on-board features yet! It's as if nobody "knows how" to get metadata from a camera and save it to an archive for later use.

This is what has inspired software developers to so actively integrate the video analytic tools provided by leading world manufacturers, leveraging these opportunities to make surveillance a less expensive endeavor while providing revolutionary tools for parsing footage automatically.

Video analytics are already "here", in use at real-world sites as a real part of mission-critical systems. This is something to celebrate, but also an urgent call to developers: it is critical to integrate software with the analytic capabilities of today's IP cameras.

The first company to truly master this will walk away with an enormous victory, both in technology and in the marketplace. We look forward to getting there.

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Everyone's On Board with IP Analytics

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Until recently, IP surveillance cameras sent only a multimedia stream to video management software, using well-defined formats and a fixed set of compression/decompression tools. So cooperation between video hardware manufacturers and software developers was stuck in a rut of sorts.

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Banks are a type of business that devotes special attention to security. One of the reasons for this is that having a good reputation is very important to them. Banks use video surveillance systems for both security purposes and gathering information needed for handling customer complaints. So it is not only necessary to equip bank offices with these systems, but also ATMs that are often situated far from each other and from bank branches.

Video Surveillance at Bank Branches

Bank branches use various security measures, such as video surveillance systems, access control, and security and fire alarms. One of the unique qualities about many banks is the high number of offices that are often located far away from each other, such as in different regions. The easy way to reduce the costs of maintaining a video surveillance system located throughout different branches is to create a single distributed system that can be centrally controlled.

Video surveillance systems in bank offices can use both analog and IP cameras. It should particularly be noted that some video surveillance platforms provide the opportunity to create hybrid systems, which use both types of equipment. This allows the company to optimize expenditures by using expensive and secure high-resolution IP cameras only where it is really necessary. AxxonSoft's integrated software solution Intellect, is a platform that makes distributed and hybrid video surveillance systems possible.

ATM Security

The ATM is one of the most vulnerable sections of a client's service system. This is because banks generally, have a large number of ATMs that are not only set up at bank branches, but also great distances away from them. Yet ATMs that are set up at branch offices or next to them and usually work 24/7. In other words, these ATMs are available even when the office itself is closed. So ATM security systems play a particularly important role, since they protect the bank when there are no security guards nearby.

In addition to alarm sensors and anti-skimming systems, ATMs are equipped with video surveillance systems that are needed to record information about events taking place. This kind of information is required both to find out the circumstances behind various incidents, as well as behind grievances with bank clients. There are several options for implementing ATM surveillance systems.

Local Systems

The first option is a local video surveillance system that is not integrated with ATM software. Such systems are based either on stand-alone DVRs, or on the ATM's computer. For this purpose, a video capture card and an additional hard disk for storing video archives are added to the ATM computer, and video surveillance software is also installed. These systems cost the least, but have a number of disadvantages.

One of the drawbacks of not having an integrated system is that it is difficult to find video footage related to certain transactions. This footage can only be found according to the time when a card ID number appears on video, which is not very convenient. In addition to this, it is possible for the internal clocks in the ATM video surveillance system and in the processing center to be out of sync. In this case it becomes even more difficult to search for video footage based on when a transaction occurred.

One of the limitations associated with a local system is the need for a special team to leave in order to retrieve video archives, while another is the low speed for data acquisition. Additionally, the DVR can fail or be damaged by hackers , but a bank's security service can only find out about this after a few days during a scheduled ATM check. It should be noted that keeping a team to constantly complete ATM loopbacks is extremely costly, as ATMs are usually located considerable distances away from each other.

Integrated Local Systems

Another type of video surveillance system is the local system that is integrated with ATM software. These systems synchronize video with transaction data, allowing the user to search for video files not only by the transaction time, but also according to the transaction data. These systems are much more effective when searching for video files by transaction, but are still limited because they are outside of the information network. Also, these systems offer advanced features. For example, if any potentially dangerous events occur, such as an incorrectly entered PIN-code, the system can switch over to a mode for recording live video at 25 fps.

Integrated Distributed Systems

The third and final type of system is the integrated system that offers remote monitoring. This kind of system allows data to flow from a locally installed DVR that is integrated into the ATM's management software into a remote monitoring center. This gives the option to not only efficiently retrieve live video in the event that ATM alarm sensors operate, but also to access video segments associated with specific transactions for any DVR / ATM. This type of system is more effective in regards to safety; however, the technical implementation of similar systems is complex due to lower-bit-rate channel connections, which ATMs very often have.

AxxonSoft's ATM-Intellect is an example of an integrated system with the option of centralized control, solving the problem of lower-bit-rate channel connections. Geographically distributed networks include local ATM video surveillance systems, remote visual-inspection control panels for ATM groups, and video surveillance system diagnosis control panels.

Local video surveillance systems are placed at an ATM's location. They can be situated either inside the ATM itself, or next to it; but if the ATM is located inside a branch office, they will often need to be in a separate room. Local systems are based on computers with specialized software that operate the camera settings, record camera video into the archives, register and synchronize alarm sensor operations with videos and other ATM events and transaction data, and even convey alarm sensor alerts and requests for video archives.

ATM transaction data enters the computer of a local system and is linked to video files. Transaction parameters are superimposed over images in captions when viewing video files or still images that are relevant to a transaction. It is possible to retrieve archived video files according to these parameters, or according to their date and time.

Several local systems are connected to a network through a remote visual-inspection control panel which is located in a bank's security unit. Alerts and related video data come from local systems to the control panel, and the security staff is able to locate video images in archives of every system. The remote visual-inspection control panel and local surveillance systems interact via TCP/IP or X.25. Optionally, not only can special separately linked channels be used for this purpose, but also established ATM networks that connect each object with the bank's processing center. If the bandwidth is low, then video will not be transmitted, and only the alarm events and the related video footage will be transmitted. The video images can also be transmitted by an operator's request.

Additional benefits of the ATM-Intellect solution include the option to control video surveillance security system diagnosis, and to equip ATMs with the help of a diagnostic control panel located at the service company.

Advantages of an Integrated Distributed System

ATM-Intellect is an integrated distributed solution for ATM security that allows not only the installation of surveillance through a network of ATMs, but also:

  • Efficient remote receipt of alert events from ATM's sensors and the related video files
  • The integration of video files with ATM events, alarm sensor operations, and transaction data
  • Remote record retrieval in video archives by all types of data above
  • Remote status monitoring of ATM hardware and video surveillance systems

The option to work on conventional lower-bit-rate ATM network channels, namely on both TCP/IP and X.25, is one of the key advantages of ATM-Intellect solution. Another unique benefit is the possibility to cut staff costs and speed up data flow, as you do not have to travel to ATM sites to in order to retrieve video archives, or to monitor the hardware health.

Yet another pro of the ATM-Intellect solution is that it is based on Intellect's integrated security platform. Using this platform, it is possible to create a unified distributed bank security system that includes video surveillance, an access control system, an in-office security/fire alarm, and an ATM security system. Intellect allows for the organization of a single monitoring center to control and manage all of the bank's security systems. It also ensures the unification of hardware and cabling. For example, a bank's CCTV system and an ATM video surveillance system that are located at the same branch can be powered by a single computer. This enables you to cut costs on creating and maintaining the security system.

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Banks are a type of business that devotes special attention to security. One of the reasons for this is that having a good reputation is very important to them. Banks use video surveillance systems for both security purposes and gathering information needed for handling customer complaints. So it is not only necessary to equip bank offices with these systems, but also ATMs that are often situated far from each other and from bank branches.

Video Surveillance at Bank Branches

Bank branches use various security measures, such as video surveillance systems, access control, and security and fire alarms. One of the unique qualities about many banks is the high number of offices that are often located far away from each other, such as in different regions. The easy way to reduce the costs of maintaining a video surveillance system located throughout different branches is to create a single distributed system that can be centrally controlled.

Video surveillance systems in bank offices can use both analog and IP cameras. It should particularly be noted that some video surveillance platforms provide the opportunity to create hybrid systems, which use both types of equipment. This allows the company to optimize expenditures by using expensive and secure high-resolution IP cameras only where it is really necessary. AxxonSoft's integrated software solution Intellect, is a platform that makes distributed and hybrid video surveillance systems possible.

ATM Security

The ATM is one of the most vulnerable sections of a client's service system. This is because banks generally, have a large number of ATMs that are not only set up at bank branches, but also great distances away from them. Yet ATMs that are set up at branch offices or next to them and usually work 24/7. In other words, these ATMs are available even when the office itself is closed. So ATM security systems play a particularly important role, since they protect the bank when there are no security guards nearby.

In addition to alarm sensors and anti-skimming systems, ATMs are equipped with video surveillance systems that are needed to record information about events taking place. This kind of information is required both to find out the circumstances behind various incidents, as well as behind grievances with bank clients. There are several options for implementing ATM surveillance systems.

Local Systems

The first option is a local video surveillance system that is not integrated with ATM software. Such systems are based either on stand-alone DVRs, or on the ATM's computer. For this purpose, a video capture card and an additional hard disk for storing video archives are added to the ATM computer, and video surveillance software is also installed. These systems cost the least, but have a number of disadvantages.

One of the drawbacks of not having an integrated system is that it is difficult to find video footage related to certain transactions. This footage can only be found according to the time when a card ID number appears on video, which is not very convenient. In addition to this, it is possible for the internal clocks in the ATM video surveillance system and in the processing center to be out of sync. In this case it becomes even more difficult to search for video footage based on when a transaction occurred.

One of the limitations associated with a local system is the need for a special team to leave in order to retrieve video archives, while another is the low speed for data acquisition. Additionally, the DVR can fail or be damaged by hackers , but a bank's security service can only find out about this after a few days during a scheduled ATM check. It should be noted that keeping a team to constantly complete ATM loopbacks is extremely costly, as ATMs are usually located considerable distances away from each other.

Integrated Local Systems

Another type of video surveillance system is the local system that is integrated with ATM software. These systems synchronize video with transaction data, allowing the user to search for video files not only by the transaction time, but also according to the transaction data. These systems are much more effective when searching for video files by transaction, but are still limited because they are outside of the information network. Also, these systems offer advanced features. For example, if any potentially dangerous events occur, such as an incorrectly entered PIN-code, the system can switch over to a mode for recording live video at 25 fps.

Integrated Distributed Systems

The third and final type of system is the integrated system that offers remote monitoring. This kind of system allows data to flow from a locally installed DVR that is integrated into the ATM's management software into a remote monitoring center. This gives the option to not only efficiently retrieve live video in the event that ATM alarm sensors operate, but also to access video segments associated with specific transactions for any DVR / ATM. This type of system is more effective in regards to safety; however, the technical implementation of similar systems is complex due to lower-bit-rate channel connections, which ATMs very often have.

AxxonSoft's ATM-Intellect is an example of an integrated system with the option of centralized control, solving the problem of lower-bit-rate channel connections. Geographically distributed networks include local ATM video surveillance systems, remote visual-inspection control panels for ATM groups, and video surveillance system diagnosis control panels.

Local video surveillance systems are placed at an ATM's location. They can be situated either inside the ATM itself, or next to it; but if the ATM is located inside a branch office, they will often need to be in a separate room. Local systems are based on computers with specialized software that operate the camera settings, record camera video into the archives, register and synchronize alarm sensor operations with videos and other ATM events and transaction data, and even convey alarm sensor alerts and requests for video archives.

ATM transaction data enters the computer of a local system and is linked to video files. Transaction parameters are superimposed over images in captions when viewing video files or still images that are relevant to a transaction. It is possible to retrieve archived video files according to these parameters, or according to their date and time.

Several local systems are connected to a network through a remote visual-inspection control panel which is located in a bank's security unit. Alerts and related video data come from local systems to the control panel, and the security staff is able to locate video images in archives of every system. The remote visual-inspection control panel and local surveillance systems interact via TCP/IP or X.25. Optionally, not only can special separately linked channels be used for this purpose, but also established ATM networks that connect each object with the bank's processing center. If the bandwidth is low, then video will not be transmitted, and only the alarm events and the related video footage will be transmitted. The video images can also be transmitted by an operator's request.

Additional benefits of the ATM-Intellect solution include the option to control video surveillance security system diagnosis, and to equip ATMs with the help of a diagnostic control panel located at the service company.

Advantages of an Integrated Distributed System

ATM-Intellect is an integrated distributed solution for ATM security that allows not only the installation of surveillance through a network of ATMs, but also:

  • Efficient remote receipt of alert events from ATM's sensors and the related video files
  • The integration of video files with ATM events, alarm sensor operations, and transaction data
  • Remote record retrieval in video archives by all types of data above
  • Remote status monitoring of ATM hardware and video surveillance systems

The option to work on conventional lower-bit-rate ATM network channels, namely on both TCP/IP and X.25, is one of the key advantages of ATM-Intellect solution. Another unique benefit is the possibility to cut staff costs and speed up data flow, as you do not have to travel to ATM sites to in order to retrieve video archives, or to monitor the hardware health.

Yet another pro of the ATM-Intellect solution is that it is based on Intellect's integrated security platform. Using this platform, it is possible to create a unified distributed bank security system that includes video surveillance, an access control system, an in-office security/fire alarm, and an ATM security system. Intellect allows for the organization of a single monitoring center to control and manage all of the bank's security systems. It also ensures the unification of hardware and cabling. For example, a bank's CCTV system and an ATM video surveillance system that are located at the same branch can be powered by a single computer. This enables you to cut costs on creating and maintaining the security system.

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The president of AxxonSoft, Russias largest software provider for security and video surveillance systems, discusses trends in the video surveillance market and new developments in the company

- What is your opinion of the video surveillance market over the past few years? What has changed?

If we are talking about the Russian market then that is a quite a unique case in that video management software (VMS) surveillance systems have taken a large share of the market. In fact, the amount of VMS-based video channels sold in Russia by our company alone was practically equal to the total amount of DVR-based channels. That situation stayed the same right up until the crisis. Then, primarily because of lower costs, video recorders began to put pressure on software in the small and sometimes medium-sized systems segments. As a result single-server and small multiserver VMS producers began to leave the market.

- How are other segments faring?

There are several areas where DVRs position has been traditionally weak. The most important of these areas is in large and integrated systems. The video recorder solves the local problems of processing, storing and recording storing video. Yet if there are many recorders then a dedicated work station with specialized software is needed in order to ensure a coherent review of the footage. If we really want to make a distributed system with complex network architecture, a centralized control point and the option of setting up remote workstations then there is no alternative to the software.

Specialist software is also needed in order to integrate video with other systems like an access control system as well as security and fire alarm systems, or if it needs to control cash registers or license plate recognition. Id like to point out that we have made a lot of headway in that area. The ability to make big and integrated systems was always one of the main competitive advantages of our products. We should all understand that integrating each new system is quite a large undertaking. That is why our accumulated experience and list of ready-made integrations are formidable assets making it very difficult for anyone to catch up to us in that field.

- What is new right now in video analytics and what is your company working on?

Id like to talk about one of the areas that arent connected with traditional video detection- searching in video archives. The system that we have developed is called Forensic Search. It lets you search for events in the archive according to criteria you give when you search.

- How does it work?

From the users perspective it is similar to a video detection tools configuration through a graphic user interface. Unlike live video analytics, Forensic Search operates with stored metadata. For example, the user draws a virtual line and the system produces a list of video episodes of when that line was crossed. Or you give an area where you want to detect motion that had occured and the system retrieves a set of relevant clips. Overall, this intelligent search tool works as a kind of offline video detection that lets you locate video footage for line crossing, movement within an area, passing from one area to different one and others. Id like to point out that you dont need to pre-set video analytics- all lines, zones and other parameters are set when you search.

- But doesnt analyzing recoded video take a lot of time even with the help of offline video detection?

That is precisely why our system uses recorded text strings that describe the scene i.e. metadata instead of recorded video. Video is processed in real time when the video is streaming from the camera. Forensic Search captures data on everything that happens within the active zones of each monitored scene. With the help of content analysis, metadata is generated and stored with the video images. The metadata contains details on all objects within, entering or leaving the monitored areas. And you use that metadata for fast and efficient event recognition. The system works quickly as the search across the text strings usually takes a few seconds to complete.

- When will this new development be available in your products?

Forensic Search is already in both our enteprise system, the integrated security platform Intellect and in our junior product Axxon Smart PRO- a video surveillance system for small and medium-sized premises.

- Is Axxon Smart PRO the same system that you are offering for free?

The free 16-channel single-server version with one terabyte storage without Forensic Search is called Axxon Smart Start. Other than that, the free version has no operational limitations. Whereas Axxon Smart PRO encompasses 4 servers, 256 cameras and, of course, any storage capacity.

- So the free version is a completely functional system but just small?

Yes, it is a full-featured system that is limited by the scope and storage. So anybody who wants can download it from our website and try out all of the innovative aspects of this product totally free of charge. It was, in fact, originally conceived as the first product of our new generation of video surveillance systems. Visitors can see a demo version of Forensic Search.

- Why did you decide to make a free version of this product?

Like I said, Axxon Smart IP is a new generation video surveillance system that offers several unique benefits. Even the free version allows anyone to get to know all of our new features which will bring in new partners. This is especially so in the West where our company is not as well-known as it is in Russia.

- What was the outcome?

Thousands of people downloaded and activated Axxon Smart Start all over the world. Now every day we get from 30 to 50 activations. You have to understand that each activation is an installation. So quite a few systems running our product, even a test version, are operational as we speak.

- Have you received any feedback?

For example, our Singapore office got a call from company that we didnt know anything about. They said that they had downloaded the free version, tried it out and liked it. Now they want to buy the license for 52 channels. This is, of course, not the only example. It was just one of the first so that is why I remember it so well.

But even that is not the most important result. The bottom line is, in my opinion, the fact that our product is recognized by global IP camera producers. They have included it in their price lists like JVC did in Europe. Or what CNB did - they put our free VMS product inside the packaging for their cameras. So, you see, they had a choice. They could put a free version of a well-known western producers product in the packaging, but they chose our product. That shows that they made their choice not because of product price or the big brand name on it but because of the quality of our software. That is a big achievement for us and a big step forward for promoting our products in the international market.

- What achievements have you already made in the international arena?

We are focused on global business development. At the moment our company has 28 offices, 10 of which are outside the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Ill name just a few overseas deployments of our solutions: the Wett-Punkt casino chain in Austria, Casablanca and Rabat airports in Morocco, Segmueller furniture factories and stores in Germany, the Madrid Stock Exchange and the city district attorneys office, the Hilton hotel in San Francisco. All of that demonstrates that all over the world people are placing more and more trust in our software.

- What do you expect from the market?

The VMS market is still just taking shape and still lacks a reliable and affordable product with a wide array of functions. Therefore, we expect our products to take a significant portion of this market on an international scale. [~DETAIL_TEXT] =>

The president of AxxonSoft, Russias largest software provider for security and video surveillance systems, discusses trends in the video surveillance market and new developments in the company

- What is your opinion of the video surveillance market over the past few years? What has changed?

If we are talking about the Russian market then that is a quite a unique case in that video management software (VMS) surveillance systems have taken a large share of the market. In fact, the amount of VMS-based video channels sold in Russia by our company alone was practically equal to the total amount of DVR-based channels. That situation stayed the same right up until the crisis. Then, primarily because of lower costs, video recorders began to put pressure on software in the small and sometimes medium-sized systems segments. As a result single-server and small multiserver VMS producers began to leave the market.

- How are other segments faring?

There are several areas where DVRs position has been traditionally weak. The most important of these areas is in large and integrated systems. The video recorder solves the local problems of processing, storing and recording storing video. Yet if there are many recorders then a dedicated work station with specialized software is needed in order to ensure a coherent review of the footage. If we really want to make a distributed system with complex network architecture, a centralized control point and the option of setting up remote workstations then there is no alternative to the software.

Specialist software is also needed in order to integrate video with other systems like an access control system as well as security and fire alarm systems, or if it needs to control cash registers or license plate recognition. Id like to point out that we have made a lot of headway in that area. The ability to make big and integrated systems was always one of the main competitive advantages of our products. We should all understand that integrating each new system is quite a large undertaking. That is why our accumulated experience and list of ready-made integrations are formidable assets making it very difficult for anyone to catch up to us in that field.

- What is new right now in video analytics and what is your company working on?

Id like to talk about one of the areas that arent connected with traditional video detection- searching in video archives. The system that we have developed is called Forensic Search. It lets you search for events in the archive according to criteria you give when you search.

- How does it work?

From the users perspective it is similar to a video detection tools configuration through a graphic user interface. Unlike live video analytics, Forensic Search operates with stored metadata. For example, the user draws a virtual line and the system produces a list of video episodes of when that line was crossed. Or you give an area where you want to detect motion that had occured and the system retrieves a set of relevant clips. Overall, this intelligent search tool works as a kind of offline video detection that lets you locate video footage for line crossing, movement within an area, passing from one area to different one and others. Id like to point out that you dont need to pre-set video analytics- all lines, zones and other parameters are set when you search.

- But doesnt analyzing recoded video take a lot of time even with the help of offline video detection?

That is precisely why our system uses recorded text strings that describe the scene i.e. metadata instead of recorded video. Video is processed in real time when the video is streaming from the camera. Forensic Search captures data on everything that happens within the active zones of each monitored scene. With the help of content analysis, metadata is generated and stored with the video images. The metadata contains details on all objects within, entering or leaving the monitored areas. And you use that metadata for fast and efficient event recognition. The system works quickly as the search across the text strings usually takes a few seconds to complete.

- When will this new development be available in your products?

Forensic Search is already in both our enteprise system, the integrated security platform Intellect and in our junior product Axxon Smart PRO- a video surveillance system for small and medium-sized premises.

- Is Axxon Smart PRO the same system that you are offering for free?

The free 16-channel single-server version with one terabyte storage without Forensic Search is called Axxon Smart Start. Other than that, the free version has no operational limitations. Whereas Axxon Smart PRO encompasses 4 servers, 256 cameras and, of course, any storage capacity.

- So the free version is a completely functional system but just small?

Yes, it is a full-featured system that is limited by the scope and storage. So anybody who wants can download it from our website and try out all of the innovative aspects of this product totally free of charge. It was, in fact, originally conceived as the first product of our new generation of video surveillance systems. Visitors can see a demo version of Forensic Search.

- Why did you decide to make a free version of this product?

Like I said, Axxon Smart IP is a new generation video surveillance system that offers several unique benefits. Even the free version allows anyone to get to know all of our new features which will bring in new partners. This is especially so in the West where our company is not as well-known as it is in Russia.

- What was the outcome?

Thousands of people downloaded and activated Axxon Smart Start all over the world. Now every day we get from 30 to 50 activations. You have to understand that each activation is an installation. So quite a few systems running our product, even a test version, are operational as we speak.

- Have you received any feedback?

For example, our Singapore office got a call from company that we didnt know anything about. They said that they had downloaded the free version, tried it out and liked it. Now they want to buy the license for 52 channels. This is, of course, not the only example. It was just one of the first so that is why I remember it so well.

But even that is not the most important result. The bottom line is, in my opinion, the fact that our product is recognized by global IP camera producers. They have included it in their price lists like JVC did in Europe. Or what CNB did - they put our free VMS product inside the packaging for their cameras. So, you see, they had a choice. They could put a free version of a well-known western producers product in the packaging, but they chose our product. That shows that they made their choice not because of product price or the big brand name on it but because of the quality of our software. That is a big achievement for us and a big step forward for promoting our products in the international market.

- What achievements have you already made in the international arena?

We are focused on global business development. At the moment our company has 28 offices, 10 of which are outside the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Ill name just a few overseas deployments of our solutions: the Wett-Punkt casino chain in Austria, Casablanca and Rabat airports in Morocco, Segmueller furniture factories and stores in Germany, the Madrid Stock Exchange and the city district attorneys office, the Hilton hotel in San Francisco. All of that demonstrates that all over the world people are placing more and more trust in our software.

- What do you expect from the market?

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Ease of Operation and Powerful Analytics and Automation Tools

AxxonSoft is launching the first Product of this new generation Axxon Smart Pro. This Professional video monitoring system for small to medium facilities incorporates a number of innovative developments of AxxonSoft for the first time. Combining the ease of operation with powerful tools for analytics and automation, Axxon Smart Pro sets a new functionality standard for this Product category.

Axxon Smart Pro adds superior convenience and functionality to all areas related to the operation of surveillance systems. System configuration is facilitated by the automatic search and recognition of connected IP cameras. The user can immediately configure additional functionality of the cameras microphones, speakers, plugin sensors, etc. Axxon Smart Pro also supports the built-in video detectors in the cameras and can receive two video streams from each camera, which Promotes the efficient use of computing resources of the video servers and client workstations. In addition to the built-in camera detectors, the user can always access the powerful video analytics of Axxon Smart 2.0. The video detectors are configured in an interactive mode, which allows the user to select the optimal settings for different situations.

Support for up to 256 IP cameras

IP camera support in Axxon Smart Pro is provided through the Drivers Pack Module specially developed by AxxonSoft and regularly updated to support new IP devices. Currently, the module supports up to 256 models of IP cameras and IP video servers. The latest version of the Drivers Pack is available for free download on the AxxonSoft website and can be installed directly into a working system. Thus, Drivers Pack allows adding support for new IP devices without having to wait for the release of new versions of Axxon Smart and without reinstalling the entire system. Key innovation of the Product is the interactive alarm Processing mode. This mode Provides the operator with a convenient tool for handling of alarm events in real time and in the video archive, as well as minimizes the risk of missing such events. In addition, this mode Provides the ability to collect statistics to assess the quality of the operator's work.

Advanced Archive Function

The video archive of Axxon Smart Pro is also built on a completely new principle. First of all, it Provides the ability to create the required quantity of individual archive files for different types of records. This allows, for example, creating a separate archive with longer retention time for recordings of alarm events and an archive for continuous recording with shorter retention time. Adaptive management of the archives Promotes rational use of the disk space. The second innovation associated with the video archive is the AxxonFS Proprietary file system, specially designed for video storage. AxxonFS system maximizes the read/write speed (which is apProaching the physical access speed limit of the hard drive), prevents the accumulation of fragmented files over time, and extends the service life of hard drives.

Zooming and PTZ Easily Managed

The user interface deserves a special mention. It Provides the ability to create on-screen a variety of standard and custom video camera layouts, and to easily manage zooming and PTZ functions. All features of the interface are organized in a manner that Provides the user with maximum convenience and control efficiency and the ability to quickly access the most frequently used functions. Ultimately, this assures that operation of the system can be learned easily and quickly. Axxon Smart Pro is a constantly evolving Product. The intelligent search of archival video recordings based on defined parameters, such as movement in a zone, crossing of a line, direction and speed of moving objects, etc., currently under development at AxxonSoft, will be incorporated in the next release. This will not require pre-configuration of the video detectors; rather the search will be conducted on the parameters specified by the user at the time of the search request.

Headstart in Europe

Although the official launch of the product was December 1st, system integrators in Germany have already equipped the first projects with the latest version of Axxon Smart Pro. According to Torsten Anstaedt, Managing Director EMEA, Axxon Smart Pro is the most innovative video management software product in the EMEA market from user-friendliness through to the integrated video analysis.


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Ease of Operation and Powerful Analytics and Automation Tools

AxxonSoft is launching the first Product of this new generation Axxon Smart Pro. This Professional video monitoring system for small to medium facilities incorporates a number of innovative developments of AxxonSoft for the first time. Combining the ease of operation with powerful tools for analytics and automation, Axxon Smart Pro sets a new functionality standard for this Product category.

Axxon Smart Pro adds superior convenience and functionality to all areas related to the operation of surveillance systems. System configuration is facilitated by the automatic search and recognition of connected IP cameras. The user can immediately configure additional functionality of the cameras microphones, speakers, plugin sensors, etc. Axxon Smart Pro also supports the built-in video detectors in the cameras and can receive two video streams from each camera, which Promotes the efficient use of computing resources of the video servers and client workstations. In addition to the built-in camera detectors, the user can always access the powerful video analytics of Axxon Smart 2.0. The video detectors are configured in an interactive mode, which allows the user to select the optimal settings for different situations.

Support for up to 256 IP cameras

IP camera support in Axxon Smart Pro is provided through the Drivers Pack Module specially developed by AxxonSoft and regularly updated to support new IP devices. Currently, the module supports up to 256 models of IP cameras and IP video servers. The latest version of the Drivers Pack is available for free download on the AxxonSoft website and can be installed directly into a working system. Thus, Drivers Pack allows adding support for new IP devices without having to wait for the release of new versions of Axxon Smart and without reinstalling the entire system. Key innovation of the Product is the interactive alarm Processing mode. This mode Provides the operator with a convenient tool for handling of alarm events in real time and in the video archive, as well as minimizes the risk of missing such events. In addition, this mode Provides the ability to collect statistics to assess the quality of the operator's work.

Advanced Archive Function

The video archive of Axxon Smart Pro is also built on a completely new principle. First of all, it Provides the ability to create the required quantity of individual archive files for different types of records. This allows, for example, creating a separate archive with longer retention time for recordings of alarm events and an archive for continuous recording with shorter retention time. Adaptive management of the archives Promotes rational use of the disk space. The second innovation associated with the video archive is the AxxonFS Proprietary file system, specially designed for video storage. AxxonFS system maximizes the read/write speed (which is apProaching the physical access speed limit of the hard drive), prevents the accumulation of fragmented files over time, and extends the service life of hard drives.

Zooming and PTZ Easily Managed

The user interface deserves a special mention. It Provides the ability to create on-screen a variety of standard and custom video camera layouts, and to easily manage zooming and PTZ functions. All features of the interface are organized in a manner that Provides the user with maximum convenience and control efficiency and the ability to quickly access the most frequently used functions. Ultimately, this assures that operation of the system can be learned easily and quickly. Axxon Smart Pro is a constantly evolving Product. The intelligent search of archival video recordings based on defined parameters, such as movement in a zone, crossing of a line, direction and speed of moving objects, etc., currently under development at AxxonSoft, will be incorporated in the next release. This will not require pre-configuration of the video detectors; rather the search will be conducted on the parameters specified by the user at the time of the search request.

Headstart in Europe

Although the official launch of the product was December 1st, system integrators in Germany have already equipped the first projects with the latest version of Axxon Smart Pro. According to Torsten Anstaedt, Managing Director EMEA, Axxon Smart Pro is the most innovative video management software product in the EMEA market from user-friendliness through to the integrated video analysis.


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New Generation Video Surveillance System

26.01.2011

AxxonSoft is launching the first Product of this new generation Axxon Smart Pro. This Professional video monitoring system for small to medium facilities incorporates a number of innovative developments of AxxonSoft for the first time. Combining the ease of operation with powerful tools for analytics and automation, Axxon Smart Pro sets a new functionality standard for this Product category.

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