Video Analytics- Unbiased Articles/Papers

Hi guys and girls,

I have designed a system for a client using video analytics as a method of alerting if fencelines are breached (line crossing) or people linger in certain zones/areas (intrusion dection). I will be using Hikvision Darkfighter cameras- well featured, priced right and perfrom very well. The client has an existing VMS- Milestone Professional 2014. As Milestone does not (currently) have a method of utilising the analytics of the camera directly, I was planning on setting up the analytics within camera software, conecting the cameras output to its input, and then using Milestone to provide the alert when it sees the cameras input change state. Not ideal I know, but under the current Milestone software, I see no other way.

I can cover the required fencelines with CCTV, so placement is not an issue, nor networking or lighting etc.

But this is not my current 'problem'.

What my problem is, that another company is also designing/quoting. They are proposing a physcial beam set up (many of them) with fence wire detection (wire in the fence picking up the netting being cut etc).

My reasoning for not using beams or fence wires is:

The site places containers beside the fence- beams would then be broken, causing false alarms or being turned off. Items being stacked, providing something to climb over- espcially as a neighbour legitimately places items against their side of the fence. Same reason wht a fence wire won't be reliable- simply climb over etc. As well as needing to keep beams clean, easy to get round, physical damage (hit by trucks, forklifts). Using a line crossing anaylitcs still will cover the fence line even if ojects are placed against the fence.

However- as the other company has (unprofessionally) bagged our design, the client has asked for any documentation (independant preferably) proving analytics (line crossing) works.

We also have an access control component, so having to prove our widely used, full reporting, multisite system compared to the other companies small, one site, antiquated system, is better also.

All this after an extensive proffesional 2 hour presentation of a working system....

The site will have a mix of camera locations (general areas overviews, ID on 6 entry points, general internal overview (processing/factory areas) as well as our fence line cameras. Totaling 75 cameras on site.

Anyhow, sorry for the detail, but does anyone have (or links to) any doc's or papers on anaytlics that shows them in a positive light?

cheers,

Glynn

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