Convergence Channel: Reading Between the Data Lines

Fortunately for both security integrators and their end-user customers, technology providers are collaborating like never before to bring amazing capabilities into the marketplace. At the top of that list is video analytics, which is finally working out the bugs, kinks and false alarms to deliver on its extremely high potential.

6 Hot  Video Analytics Tips

1. Video content analysis is not a
magic wand you can wave around to solve problems.

2. There are practical limitations to capturing facial content for analysis, lighting being a key ingredient.

3. New strides in 2D to 3D video content analysis by Animetrics promises improved confidence in facial analytics along with having wide comparative databases to work with.

4. Continued improvement in sharing video content analysis across the enterprise by 3VR makes this technology cost-effective for mainstream applications.

5. New, more flexible 720p IP camera products that address more targeted image capture, like the Axis p12 Series, allows analytic software to process more efficiently.

6. The cloud will be the growth hormone that allows facial recognition analytics to rapidly expand in 2013.

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About the Author


Paul C. Boucherle, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Sherpa Coach (CSC), is Security Sales & Integration’s “Business Fitness” columnist. A principal of Matterhorn Consulting, he has more than 30 years of diverse security and safety industry experience including UL central station operations, risk-vulnerability assessments, strategic security program design and management of industry convergence challenges. Boucherle has successfully guided top-tier companies in achieving enhanced ROI resulting from improved sales and operational management techniques. He is a charismatic speaker and educator on a wide range of critical topics relating to the security industry of today and an accomplished corporate strategist and marketer whose vision and expertise in business performance have driven notable enterprise growth in the security industry sector.

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