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Advanced Video Surveillance Technology - Keeping Us Safe in an Uncertain World

You only have to turn on the news to realize that we live in challenging times. Technology has never been more advanced, but the world we live in has also become more dangerous. The good news is that new technology is stepping up, offering innovations that make our environments safer and more secure. Advances in fields like video analytics have enabled us to optimize the security of our homes and businesses, even if we’re across the globe.

Smart Systems that Overcome Human Limitations

The first step in protecting your interests is knowing what solutions are available. Today’s video surveillance is clearer and sharper than ever before, with higher resolution at minimum bandwidth, delivering more information to us than we can easily manage on our own. When we think of video surveillance, many of us envision the Hollywood trope of a uniformed guard in front of a group of monitors, too distracted to notice the bad guys sneaking past.

Unfortunately, there is a grain of truth to that cliché: the natural limitations of the human attention span. Studies have shown that someone who is monitoring a video scene will miss up to 95% of all the activity happening on the screen after only twenty minutes, which is why new video surveillance technology has developed intelligent monitoring. This technology allows the surveillance management system to analyze images and even recognize the difference between human and non-human movement on camera, enabling you to respond quickly and appropriately.

Avigilon...Leading-Edge Video Surveillance Technology

Avigilon has produced an elegant system that blends a user-friendly surveillance management system with high-end hardware to produce a cutting-edge security solution that can scale to fit any needs. The Avigilon system is able to mitigate the issue of short human attention spans by utilizing high-definition video analytics, teach-by-example capabilities, and pattern-based analytics algorithms to refine the nature of the alerts it sends. For example, pattern recognition technology is now able to determine whether the movement on camera is made by a human being, allowing your security system to send out a more specialized alert instead of pinging your phone every time a dog walks by. Such refinements have really enabled us to stay connected with and protect our properties much more effectively than ever before.

Deterring Criminal Activity

There are even benefits beyond the technological capabilities of a good security system, like Avigilon. The presence of visible security cameras on a property can decrease the risk of criminal activity. A study on the decision-making processes of over 400 burglars by researchers at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 2012 found that the presence of alarms greatly impacted their assessment of a commercial property. Even if a criminal decides to go through with the act, the security camera footage can then be turned over to the police to aid in capturing the perpetrator. The systems truly provide a win-win situation.

Protecting the People You Love

Security isn’t solely about protection of property, however. It can also allow you to keep an eye on your loved ones. Advances in video surveillance technologies are also changing the way we protect students in schools and our elders in senior living facilities. Video surveillance solutions, like those by Avigilon, enable us to have a presence in the lives of the people we care about, even if we can’t always physically be there.

As our needs and technology continues to evolve, so will the capabilities of monitoring software. For more information on updating your video surveillance technology, please contact Technology Install Partners at 888-586-7040 or sales@technologyinstallpartners.com for a free consultation. You can also learn more at technologyinstallpartners.com.


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