The Changing Face of Video Surveillance
Leverage cameras for more than security with the Honeywell Pro-Watch System.
The use of video surveillance for physical security continues to grow. According to recent research by IHS, a leading security industry research firm, there were 245 million professionally-installed video surveillance cameras active and operational globally in 2014.
Those numbers will continue to increase and now, Internet Protocol (IP) networked cameras are becoming increasingly specified, as their prices continue to drop while their capabilities mount. Networked cameras bring additional value to physical security at commercial premises because they can be leveraged for more than just physical security – adding data and business intelligence to the equation.
Honeywell Pro-Watch equips organizations with the right tools to protect people, secure assets and ensure regulatory compliance by combining access control, digital video, intrusion and other functions into one powerful system.
Video cameras are also perfectly suited for businesses, which may not have a receptionist, so occupants can be alerted when a visitor approaches. Coupled with motion detectors, they sound an alert or chime or indicate on a computer or other connected device that someone is waiting at the entrance.
Cameras also increasingly include on-board video analytics. These smart cameras include software that can be programed to look for certain types of behavior or changes in the scene. For example, heat mapping, a common analytic, provides users with graphics that indicate the route patrons took during a store visit, or dwell time, which is how long a customer stops at a retail store display. Another analytic can alert management when checkout lines have surged, so more cashiers can be brought to the front of the store. These applications yield new intelligence that can be parlayed into better management and operations. Analytics are applicable to more than just retail. In warehousing, analytics can be used to assess stocking operations and when more hardware or other goods must be ordered, or even when a distribution line process has failed or gone awry.
The Honeywell Pro-Watch System streamlines tasks with a common user interface to improve operator effectiveness and help organizations minimize training costs. Events may be routed to specific workstations and linked to automated system responses such as camera call-ups and outward notifications. Options for integrating intercom and mass notification components provide a vital link to the security dispatch center. Whether you have a large corporate compound or a small office – we have a Pro-Watch System that will fit your needs.
As a Honeywell Platinum Certified Integrator, Alarm Systems Inc. always custom-tailors the solution for your business. We assess what you want to accomplish and only then suggest appropriate technology. Video surveillance is great for safety, security and overall to address identification and even liability claims. But when you want to enhance your specification and add deeper intelligence, networked IP cameras and those with software analytics may be in order. Contact Alarm Systems Inc. today to learn how you can extend video and keep your business secure.