Are they saying that IVA is going to integrate with their intrusion panels somehow?
Their claims are bold, but no more bold than most analytics you'll see. We tested their IVA and found it was pretty accurate during the day, but range dropped significantly in low light. We also tested their object filters in a color analytics test and found they were of limited use simply because accurately selecting colors was extremely difficult.
Here's a link to that brochure.
It's certainly interesting and I don't know of anyone else doing this. My main concern would be accuracy. Bosch IVA in our tests generally didn't suffer from false alarms, but missed activations in low light were common, if infrequent.
Inaxsys Security Systems | 09/05/14 06:38pm
There is at least 1 other platform doing this, in almost the same way. The alarm and access control are unified on a single platform and the video analytics is performed on the integrated VMS platform (Exacq or Milestone, for example). The analytics generates alarms in the VMS which is in turn sent over IP (high-level integation between alarm/access platform and VMS) to the alarm/access platform.
The alarm/access platform sees the VMS alarms as "virtual alarm zones" and processes them exactly as if they were motion detectors or door contacts. The alarm process is varied: alarms can be sent to a monitoring station via IP (CID Over IP)/dialer (CID or SIA)/ GSM (CID); alarms can be treated in the access/alarm software; alarms can be sent via e-mail or SMS; alarms can trigger a local reaction (sirens, strobes, whatever) and more.
Inaxsys Security Systems | 09/05/14 07:09pm
You could also do this in a lower level way:
Use a VMS that integrates a good quality video analytics and have the analytics rules activate a relay connected on the NVR. Have a different relay activated for each rule you set up.
Then wire these relays into zone inputs of an alarm or access panel. You can then treat these zone inputs as if they were actual motion detectors or door contacts and have them report to a monitoring station.
If your alalytics platform is of a good quality, this will work quite well. I have seen this used quite often with car dealerships where the alarms are sent to a monitoring station and then the station connects to the site to do video alarm verification.