Axis Guard Suite Video Analytics Tested

By: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Jun 25, 2018

In 2015, we declared Axis' Guard Suite analytics "weak", with missed detections and false alerts common. But after nearly 3 years and a 2.0 version release, has this improved?

We tested Motion Guard, Fence Guard, and Loitering Guard to find out, using two cameras:

And in multiple scenes outdoors and indoors, examining:

  • Configuration and calibration
  • False alert performance
  • Detection range
  • Comparison to Axis VMD4
  • Camera compatibility

Readers should also see our other updated camera analytics tests, including Axis VMD4Bosch IVA Video Analytics And Motion+ VMDHanwha Wisenet X AnalyticsHikvision Intrusion Analytics, and Dahua Intrusion Analytics.

** ****, ** ************' ***** ***** ********* "weak", **** ****** ********** and ***** ****** ******. But ***** ****** * years *** * *.* version *******, *** **** improved?

** ****** ****** *****, ***** Guard, *** ********* ***** to **** ***, ***** two *******:

*** ** ******** ****** outdoors *** *******, *********:

  • ************* *** ***********
  • ***** ***** ***********
  • ********* *****
  • ********** ****** ****
  • ****** *************

******* ****** **** *** our ***** ******* ****** analytics *****, ********* **** ********* *** ***** ********* And ******+ ********* ******* * ****************** ********* *********, *** ***** ********* *********.

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Guard ***** *********** *******

*** ***** ***** ************ (Motion, *****, *********) ******** from ***** ****** ****** by *****, *******, *** rain ********, **** ******* *********** to **** ** ***** issues.

************, ********* ******** ** all ************ *** *********** reduced **** ********** ******* object ******** *** ** such ** ********* ********* these ***** **** *** FOV ******* ** ********** to *********** **** *** settings *******.

*******, ** *** **** side, ********* ** ****** from ***** ******* *** solid due ** *** ******** perspective ***********, **** **** few ****** (* *** *-* days) ****** ** ******* in * **** ** testing.

Detection *********** *********

** ******** ** ***** overall ********, ** ***** these *** ******** ******** to **** ***** ***** application ** *** *****:

****** *****

****** ***** ******** ******** subjects ** ~**-** ***, ~150' ********/***' **** ** the ***** *** **' distance/~185' **** ** *** P3225, **** ** ***** negatives/missed ********** ** *** tests. 

***** ***** 

********* ** *******/******** ******** *** much **************** ** *** ******** tests, ***** ***** ******* were *** ******** ** did *** *****. ********* range *** ******* ** Motion ***** (~**-** ***), regardless ** ********* ** travel/virtual ******** *********. ** with ***** ******* ******** analytics, ***** ********* ****** be ********* **********, ** shadows *** ***** ** at ******** ***** ** day, ******* ******.

********* *****

********* ***** ********* *********** like ****** ***** **** a **** ****** ******* detection **** (******* ** 120 *******), **** ** missed *********** ** *** testing. ********* ***** *** ******** less ***** ** ***** alerts **** ***** ******** to ******, *** ** its ********* ***** ****, though ***** ******** **** regular ****** *** ** blowing ***** *** *******.

Motion ***** **. **** 

******** ** ****, ****** Guard ******** **** ***** false ****** ** ***** animals *** ** ***** Suite's *********** ***********. **** could ** ******** ** reject ***** ****** ** increasing ******* ****** ****, but ** *** ******* of ********* *****, ***** Motion ***** **** *** require.

******* ** ****, *** Axis ***** ******* *** the **** ********** ****** analytic, ****** ***** ** recommended, ********** ** * series ******* ***** *** install ** *** ****.

*************/************

**** ***** ***** ** compatible **** *** **** cameras ******* ******** *.* or ******, ***** ****** most ****** (*-* ***** old) *, *, *** Q ********.

*** ************ *** **** for * ****** *******, and ~$** *** *** others, *** ***********, *.*., running **** ****** *** Fence ***** ** * single ****** ***** **** $120.

Configuration *** ***********

*** ***** ***** ***** applications ***** **** ****** configuration *******, **** ** small ******, ******* ******, and *****-***** ****** *******, though ***** **** ******** depending ** *** ******** (loitering **** *** ******* short *****, *** *******, as ***** ***** ******* would *** ****** ** nature).

*** **** ******* ************* change **** **** ** the ********* ** *********** in ***** ****** *******. Users ***** *** ** more *****/**** ** ******* of ***** ****** (********* people) ** *** ***** of ****, *** ***** the ******'* ******, ***** here:

***** *** **** ******** define ***** ****** ******** manually, ** ** ******** versions *** ****/*. ** review **** ******* *** the ********* ** **** analytic ** **** *****:

Beware: ******* ****** ******* ********* *****

********* ******** *** ********* by **** **% **** swaying ****** ******** **** increased **** ******* (*%) to *** (**%) ** ignore ******* *****. ******** decreased ** ~**' **** 150' ** *** ***** (shown *****) *** ~**' from ~**' ** *** P3225-LVE ** **.

Common ******: *****/*******/****

********** *******, ******* ***** was * ****** ***** among *** ***** ***** applications, ******* ******** ***** alerts. **** **** ********* these *****, ***** ****** be ******* ** ***** space ******* ***** *** detection *****, ** ******** boxes *** ****** ****** further **** ********, ******* false ******.

********* ***** **** ******** **** false ****** ****** ** swaying ***** ** ***** "Time ** ****" ******** of **-** *******, **** foliage/brush ********** **** ****** to *****.

******* **** **** ********** caused ******, ***** ********** Motion ***** *** ***** Guard, ***** *****.

*******, *** ***** ************ had issues **** ******** ******* false ******, ******* ** **** other ****** ********* ** have ******.

Motion ***** ***********

********, ****** ***** *** not ***** ** ***** animals, * ****** ***** during **** *******, ** well ** ***** *********.

*******, ****** ***** *** not ***** ** ****** false ***** ******* **** as ******* ***** ******* in *** ***** ** view.

 

****** ***** ************ ******** ******** at ~**-** *** **** day *** *****. **** results ** *** ********* outdoor ******/*** ****** ** cameras ******:

  • *****-*** (*** **:*): ~***' **** *****/~***' ********
  • *****-*** **** (*** **:*) ~196' **** *****/~***' ********

Improved ***** ***** ***********

****** *******, ***** ***** consistently ******* ** ******** crossing *** **** ** ~90'/10PPF. ***** ***** **** captured ******** ***** ********** ** *** ******* tests, ********* ******** ******* across *** ***, **** during *** ***:

** **** ** ** night, ****** *** ******* *** difficult ** **** ********.

*******, ** *** ** issues ********* ****** ******* very ****** ** ********, shown *****:

Solid ********* ***** ***********

********* ***** *** *** fail ** ****** *** loitering ********, *** ** night, ** *** *****. Objects *** *********** ********* to ****** *****, *** with *** ******** ** a *****/*** ***** ***** as *** ****** *******, alarming **** ****:

**** **** **** ********* Guard **** *** ***** for * ******* ****** of ******* *******, *** instance **** ******** ** a ***** ** ***** or ****. *** "*****" setting ** ********* ***** refers ******* ** ******* loitering ** ********** ***** on * ****** ****** individually, ** ** *** objects ** *** ***** (e.g., ** **** ** any ******* ******* *** 120 *******, *** ******* is **********), *********** **** of * ******* ****** than *********** **********.

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** *** software ******** **** **** during *******:

  • **** *****-***: *.**.* 
  • **** *****-*** ****: *.**.*.*
  • ***** *****: *.*.*

Comments (12)

**** ** *** ****** in *** ****** ** updated ********* *******. **** up ***********'* ** ********* (****** *****, **** ********** Search *** *** *****) ******* ********* ********.

******* ****** **** *** our ****** ** **** series:

**** *** *** ** perimeter ********, ***** *** also ******* ** **** thermal ******? 

**** ** ****** ****'* recomended *** **** ***********, and ** ***** ** interesting ** *** *** they ******* ******** ** eo *******. (***** **** you ***** **** **** by **** ****** **** test) 

** ***** ** ****** nice ** *** ********** side ** **** ********, Axis *** ***** *********. I **** **** ***** same ********** *** ******* the ******* **** * week *******.

*******, ** *** ** issues ********* ****** ******* very ****** ** ********, shown *****

** ** ****** ********* the ***** ****** **** other ******, **** ****** is *** **** **********.

**'* *** ********** *** far ****** **** *** using *********. 

"*********", ** **, ****** the ******* *** *** system ** **** *********** decisions **** ********** ** predictable *******. *********** ********* would **** ******** ******* motion *** **** ******** on ******** ******* ** interest.  ***** ** *** test ******* ****, *** Axis ****** ****** ** show *********** ************, ** it *** ******* ***** alarms.  ***** ** ******* to ******** ** ******** a "******" ********, **** that ** *** *** crawling ** *** **** kind ** ****** ****** it ****** ** ********* and *** ****** ** classify ** ****** ***.

**** * ****** **, to **, ******* **** "far ****** **** *** using *********", ** ** just ********* ****** ****** and ***'* ** *******.

* ***** **** ** all ******* ** **** application *** ****** ** using ********* ****.  ** you **** ** ** ******* all ******** *** **** day ** *** **** went **, **** **** analytics ***** **** *** accomplish **** ******. ** would ** ***** ****** drastically *** ****** ** events ******** ** ** you ***** **** ****** ****** on ****** *********.

* ***** **** ** one ** *** ******* manufacturer ** ** *******, Axis ***** ** ** more *********** ** **** aspect ** ***** ********. As *** **** *** I **** ****** ** that attended *** **** ****** in *******, **** ******* that **** *** ******** *** investing ** ********* ***** analytics. **** **** ********* that **** ******** ***** not **** ***** ********* yet ** * ***** some ** ** *** just * ****** ***** in **** *****.

***'* **** *** *** what **** ***** ** the **** ****** ** months!

** ** *****, ** are *** ****** **** it's ********** **** ** detects ****** ******* ** crawling. ************** ***** ******. 

** *** ************ ****** out **** ******* ** our ******** **** ** Fence *****, ** ****** to ****** ** ***** cases. * ********* **** in *** ****.

********* *** *** *** will ***** (*** * long ****, ******) ** 100%. ***** ****** ****** false ****** ********** ** the ******. **** ***** ***** you ******* ******* *********? This ** ** *****. If **** **** *** make *****, ****** *******. 

***** **** ** *** that **** ********* ****** to ******** *** ******** person **. '****** ******' as *** ***? *** crawling ****** ********* * green *** **** ****** red **** ******** *** line. **** ******** *** person *** ******** *** triggered *** ****. *****, not **** **** *'* misunderstanding *** *'* ********* like ** ****. 

 

*** ******* ******** *** line ****** *** ***** same ********:

***** **** ** ****** to ******** ******** *** shadows *** ***** ******, there ** ** ****** to ******* *** ***** on *** ******** ****** was ******** **** **** accidental. ***** ** *** results ** **** **** as ***** ****, *** system *** *** ******* signs ** ***** **** to ******** ** **** to ****** ******** ****** in * ****** **** would *** ******** ********* false ******.

*** ***** ** **** if *** **** **** solid ********* **** ********, although **** *** *** 100% **** *** **** high ** *****. ******** has ** ***** **** time ********* ********** ** the ******** ***** *** eliminates **** ********** **** at *** **** ** install ***** **** ********* a ***** *****.

** *** ********** ******* we ******* ******* ******** ** ******** cameras *** ********* ** can ** **** ******* without *** ****** *****. A *** *** ** do **** *** *** *** these ***** *** ********** by *** *********** *** the ************* ** *** they ****.

*** ***** **** * find ******* ** **** on *** ******** ********* that * **** ****** or ****,  ******** ** way ***** ** *** **** solution but **** ****** ** is **** ** ** also ** *** *** simplest ** *********.

********* ***********! **** *******, both ***** ****** **** front *******, ******** ********, furtive ******* **********; ********* the **** ******* ** loitering.  

 

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