Public safety and the benefits of city CCTV surveillance
For the past years city CCTV surveillance continues to be on the rise. Have you seen a public place without at least one camera in it? It’s hard to remember, right? There are several reasons for the importance of CCTV in our life:
Firstly, the obvious benefits the city council administration, citizens and businesses get from it.
Secondly, city CCTV surveillance becomes more affordable, easier to manage yet more powerful in replacing human labor with intellectual analytics.
Let’s see how each party can benefit from city CCTV surveillance:
These days safety in public places is extremely important and requires the most accurate measures to find and eliminate possible threats. “Abandoned objects detector” in Xeoma allows detecting unattended items helping to fight against terrorism.
Not only city CCTV can analyze the picture, but Xeoma with the help of Sound Events Detector also detects sound events like cries and screams, gunshots, breaking of glass and car alarms.
Find more information about the module in this article.
Also it’s very important for every enclosed public place to be equipped with smoke detectors and security alarms, but sometimes it’s not enough. “Smoke detector” module in Xeoma helps to detect smoke in camera’s field of view and quickly react notifying e.g. fire or security service combining module with notifications modules. Read additional info here.
No vandals ruining common property, monuments and graffitiing buildings means no damage or replacement costs to the city.
City administration can care differently about their citizens, for example, “Slip and Fall Detector” is able to detect when people in the camera view slip and/or fall. This feature will be useful for instant reaction to accidents. Read more about the module here.
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Once again, it saves lives of law enforcement officers dispatched to the scene, as they can quickly review the video from the scene online and evaluate the situation.
And with “Face recognition” module in Xeoma it will be much easier for police to recognize faces and find missing people or catch criminals. More info here.
Another useful module for police is “Color recognition” that is triggered when it detects the selected color in the specified area in real-time. The module is designed for independent work to intercept an object by color, or to work in conjunction with other modules like License Plate Recognizer, for example, detecting violations of traffic rules when drivers ignore the red traffic light signal.
Surely, the right software that can handle the needs for the public safety of a big city is the heart of the city CCTV surveillance. Moreover, it’s important that the software support cameras of various manufacturers, not just single-branded cameras, and of different types, to efficiently integrate businesses’ cameras into the system.
Plus, it should be easily upgradable to avoid getting the system outdated and no longer meeting the requirements of today’s world. Software like Xeoma fits perfectly into the profile and would become a great solution as it supports 99% of all cameras in the market, updates are being released every month and Xeoma interface is like a lego constructor that will make the process fascinating.
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14 January 2014; Updated 25 March 2021