Axis is now on its 4th generation of video motion detection (VMD), which Axis calls "a free video analytics application." In this generation, Axis emphasizes:
reduce false alarms by analyzing and disregarding normal background motion. Axis False Alarm Filtering provides an additional layer of defense against false alarms by making it possible to ignore disturbing object motion such as headlights, swaying trees and small animals.
We tested VMD4 indoors and outdoors for over two weeks to see how it performed, how it compared to their previous VMD3 app, what triggered false alarms, what did not, and how it integrates (or not) with Avigilon, Exacq, Genetec, Milestone and Network Optix VMSes.
This is the first in a 2018 series of on-board camera analytics tests. Coming up, we plan to release tests of Dahua, Hanwha, and Hikvision analytics, as well.