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Current and future needs of users in CCTV systems

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Written by Antonio Gómez , Key Account Manager Latam at LANACCESS

R&D departments often   develop their work based on the application of their  training  and  technical knowledge . In  LANACCESS , we also have the  experience  of several  Security Directors , who provide a real vision of the current and future needs of the market.

What do we need?

The need to support our work as Security Directors in  Closed Circuit Television  ( CCTV ) is increasing, regardless of whether we are responsible for a single building or hundreds of them or for the sector of our activity. Our needs and the information provided by video systems are increasing at the same rate as technology and risks.

Basically, Security Directors need the following:

  • That allows us to check and assess the risk level of the alerts generated by other subsystems such as intruder detections, access controls and fire detections. This is: a  real-time or live surveillance .
  • That allows us to analyze and document situations that have compromised the security of our facilities. This is:  access to recordings .

In both cases, our need tends for the chambers to cover as  much surface as possible . In other words, we are increasing the number of cameras  installed a lot and we are increasing the  quality of the images . And with this, the amount of information to be stored in the form of data and in many cases to be transmitted, with an increase in our bandwidth needs.

To these basic or elementary needs,  current technologies  are providing a higher image resolution, Artificial Intelligence, systems integration platforms (P-SIM), etc.

On the other hand, we need  video systems to  be  robust and reliable . That its  operation  is  intuitive  for our system operators and that the  technical support  is  fast and efficient . All this without forgetting that our CCTVs must now also be cyber-safe and monitor their failures in real time.

Next future

The near future is almost a reality today. Despite the fact that some of the applied technologies are in their initial stages, we are sure that all manufacturers make a great effort in R&D.

The  Artificial Intelligence  (AI) applied to the CCTV is achieved extract data or metadata of the content of the images, by sorting and classification information will be considered. This, duly analyzed, will become  intelligence . We are close to achieving what a few years ago we considered utopias, such as detecting the criminal in our entrances or locating a video sequence just by making a description of the suspect (he had a blue shirt, a red car, etc.).

Technologies  facial recognition  in America and Asia will have a larger potential market than the old Europe, which is corseted by the rules on data protection and still can not find the balance between the right to protection and the right to safety.

Along these lines, the application of facial recognition in collaboration with  police databases  and the various  national and international police forces , especially with the incipient Ameripol, will undoubtedly be an excellent tool in the fight against  organized crime .

As these collaborations between Ameripol, Europol and Interpol progress and they understand that  technological collaboration  with  private security  is a natural ally, with enormous capillarity in each society supported by new technologies, the fight against  crime  can be very effective.

If you want to know how this article ends,  KEEP READING  and don’t miss a thing.

Antonio Gómez, Key Account Manager Latam at LANACCESS