Bosch IVA Video Analytics And Motion+ VMD Tested

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Jun 06, 2018

Bosch's video analytics now ship on nearly every model, from indoor domes to high-end 5MP starlight cameras. 

In this test, we evaluate Bosch's Intelligent Video Analytics, included on their Flexidome and Dinion models, as well as Motion+ VMD, using these models:

  • Flexidome starlight 7000 (1080p, Intelligent Video Analytics)
  • Dinion starlight 8000 (5MP, Intelligent Video Analytics)
  • Dinion bullet 5000 (1080p, Motion+ only)

Testing in indoor and outdoor scenes, day and night, in varying weather, examining:

  • Configuration recommendations
  • Calibration difficulty
  • False alert performance
  • Detection range
  • Analytics compared to camera VMD
  • VMS integration differences

For comparison, readers should also see our recent tests of Axis VMD4, Hanwha Wisenet X AnalyticsHikvision Intrusion Analytics, and Dahua Intrusion Analytics.

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  • ****** ****** **** (*****, Motion+ ****)

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*******, ******** ** ***, Bosch's ******+ ****** *** performed ******, **** ******** triggers **** ****** ******* which *** *******, ********** moving ******* *** ***** changes.

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*** ****** ******* ******+, *****'* camera **** ***.

*********** *******

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** * *******, ***** recommends ***** *** ******** markers *** ****** ** a ****** (~*.**/*') ** the ********** *** ********** of *** ****. *******, for ********* ********, ***** vertical *******, ** ***** two ************ ****** *****, and ** ***** *** recommended. 

** ****** *********** ** this *****:

Calibration ******

** *** *****, *********** frequently ******** **** ***** and *****, *** *** reasons:

  • ***** *** **** "****** pieces" ***** *** ************, such ** ****** *****, height, ***** ******, *** calibration ********, ***** *** cause *********** ******* ************ or ***** ************. 
  • *********** ***** ******* ** the **** ** *** field ** **** ** difficult, **** **** ******* in **** ******, *** can **** ******* ****** on *** ******'* ***********, especially **** *** ***/**** of *** ***** ** view ***** * ****** pixel ********** ******* **** or **** ** ********.

******* ** ***** ******, inexperienced ***** *** **** calibration ***********, ** *****, or *** ** **** wildly ********** *********** ****.

** ****** ***** ****** in **** *****:

Outdoor ***********

********, **** *** **** and **** ****** ****** ignored ****** *** ********* of ******* *****/*******, **** false ****** ********* ** a **** ** ***** 1 *** ***.

****** *** *****, ***** animals **** ******* *******, a ******** ***** ***** source *** *********** *********.

*** *** ********** ****** of ***** ****** *** human *******, ***** *****, caused ** ****** ****** the ******.

****** *********** ******, ***** alerted **** ********** ** raindrops ** ***** ******/*****, Bosch *** ******* **** *** ****** *** ******* ******* 3 ******.

 

Indoor *** ***********

*******, *** ******** ****** from ***** *******, **** as ****** ****** **/***, adjacent **** ******, ** displays ***** ****** **/***, shown *****.

******** **** ******* ******* without ***** *******, ** well, **** ** ****** of ******** ******* **** objects ** *** **** or ***** **** ** they **** *******.

Reliable ********* *********

*** ******** ******** ** much ******* ******** **** subjects ********** **** **** subjects ***** ****** *** field ** **** ** moved **** **** *** camera. *** ********, *** starlight ***** ****** ******** at **** ~**' **** subjects ******** **********, *** reliably ******* ******** ** 200'+ ** **** ****** away **** *** ****** or *******.

******* ******** ***** ** PPF **** *********** *** ~4-5 *** **** ********.

Versus ******+ *** ***********

******* *****'* ******+ ****** VMD ** *** **** scenes ** ***, ** found **** ******+ ********** false ******* ** **** sources, ********* *****, *******, small *******, ***** *******, etc. **** ***** ******** *********** to ** **** * default ** **, ******+ still ******* ** ***** changes, **** ** ****** grass *** ******* *******, shown ****:

VMS ***********

***** *** *********** ****** depending ** *** ***, with ******* *** ********* supporting **** ****** *** bounding *****, ***** ***** supports ******, *** ** bounding *** ***********. ******** and ******* ***** ** not ********* *** ****** at ***.

**** **** **** ** this ******* ** ********** new ** *** **** 1-2 *****. ***** *** no *********** ***** *** 2016, *** ******** ***** were **** ********* ** Genetec ** *********** *****.

Exacq *** ***********

*** ** ********** **** ***** by ******* *** ******** ***** to ******** ****** ** Event ******* **** ** trigger *********, *************, ** other ******* ** *** VMS, ****** ******* ***** simply ******** ****** **** no ********** *************.

 

Genetec *********** 

******* ******** ***** ******** events **** ** ************* required. ***** *** ****** for IVA ****** ***** ******** Desk ** **** ***** with *** ***** ***** type.

Milestone ***********

**** *****, ********* ******** rules ** ** ******* for ********* *** ******, similar ** *** ******** handles ***** ****** *********. Bounding ***** *** ********* in **** *** ********, shown *****.

Versions ****

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Comments (43)

***** ********, ***** *** and **** **** *******. 

*********** **** ***** ** have ** **** ***********.

**** * ***'* *** this *********** ******* ***** realistic *** **** **** couple ** ******* ***.

*'** ***** ***** ********** the ********** ** *********** - *'** ****** ****** seen ****** ********* ******* with ******* ***** ****** calibration **** **** *** applied. ** ***** **** if *** **** * reasonably *********** ***, *** walking ******, *** ***** on *** ******** (******** the **** *** ******* to ** *****), *** can **** ******* * camera ***** **** *******. Sure, **'* ***** ******, but ***'* *** **** it ** ****? 

** *** ******* @ 5 *******, *** ******* x * *********** @ $50/hr **** ****** ** to $** = ~$*,***, not ********** *** ******* in ******* *******, ****** to *** **** *** job **** *** ****** of * ****.

** ****** **** **** it ** ****, *** you ** **** ** sell **/**** ******* ******* to *** *** **.

* ******* ** * wishful ******** ** *** need **** ***** ****** to ***** **** **** in ***** **** ** the ****** **'* *** going ** ** * minutes.

**** **** ** $*,*** on *** ** *** the ****** ************ **** of ******.

* ******** ***** *** training ********** ** ***** people *** ** ********* is * **** ****** cost **** *** ***-******* cost. * ***** ******** tell *** ********** ** plan ** ***** * day's ******** ** ***** to ******** ********* *** consistently. ** ***'** ***** to ********* ** ************, I'd *** ***** ** retraining **** **** *** touch **.

*'* *** ****** **** analytic ** *** ***** camera ** ***** *******, but ** ** ********** more ******** **** ***** camera ********* ***********. *** higher ****** ** ***** alerts ********* ** ****** are ****** ***** ** chew ******* $*,*** ** added **** ** ******** time, **** *** ***** downside ** ***** ******** to ****** ****** ******* they *** *** ********.

"*** ** ** ********** more ******** **** ***** camera ********* ***********."

* ** ***** ** say **** ****** ******** dealers ***** ********** ** front ** *****'* ***** - ***** ** ********* to *** ***** ***** in **** ****** -****,*****,******,*********.

**'** ****** ******** ** the **** *** ** are ******* ******** ********* again. ***** ***** **** performance ************* *******, ** ****** **** to ******* ****. ** the ***** ****, ******** analytics *** ************ ** Avigilon ****** ******** ** Bosch ***** *** ***** relative ** ***** '****' analytics.

*** ** ** **** to **** **** ******-*** / ********** *********, *** that ** **** *** foundation ** * ****** of ********** ******* ****.

*** ****** *** ***** calibration *** *** *** cameras **** ***** *** they *** **** ****, we **** ** *** real ***** **'* ******** not ********.

***********. ***** ** *** performing ****** **** ***** competitors **** *** *** same **********.

***** ** **** ** compare **** ********, ********, Xtralis, ***.

**** ** *** **** "Using **"?***** ******** **'* ******* ** ****** *** ******* ******* ****, but *** *** ******* OV's ********. 

****? :)

********** **** ***** (****, the ***** **** **** acquired **** *** *** acquisition)

*** **** *** *** ground ***** ***** ************* to ****** *** ****?

***** *******, ***** *** guys *** *** **** work **** **** **** these. 

************* *** **** **** ** take *** ****** ** calibrate *** ******* *** ******* calibration? 

 

*** ***** ***, ******** 10 *******. *** ***** one, ******** *-*. *** including **** ******* ***'* do ** *** ******** system ** **** **** things *** ******** ***** you **** **** ** and *** ******** ***** you ***'*.

*** ******* ** *** **** on **** ******, *** mistakes ** ********, *.*., if *** ** ** correctly, **'* * ******* but ** *** **** a ******* ** ***** is **** ***** **** where ** **** *** calibrate *********, ** ***** be **** ******** **** visits, ***. ****, *** time ** ***** ****, i.e., *** ** ******* on **** *** **** is *** *** *** is **** *** **** is ** ****, ***.

*** **** *** **** the **** **, *** more ****** ***** ** to ** *****. **** fact **** ** ***** well ** ****, ********** since ********* ***** ****** from ** **** ********. But ***** ****** ****** to ****** *********** **, better, ****-*********.

******. **’* ***** *** a **** ****** ******. We **** ***** *** good ** ********* *** from * ******* *** cents ***** ** **** I ***** **** ****** much ** ** *******. The *** ***** ** bad ** **** *****. One ***** ** * solid **** ** **** for ***** (****** ***** charging *****) *** *** client ****** * *** for ***** *** *****. I ** *** **** how **** ********* *** there ***** ****** * service **** ** * amount ******** ***** ****** the ****** *** ** scene ******, ******* *** an ********** **** ** issues **** *** ****** itself ** **** *** have ** ***** *** IVA ** *****. * guess ** ******* *** a ****** ********* **** at ***** ******** ** may ***** *** *** camera **** *** *** I **** ***** ***** would **** ******* ***** on ****.

 

********** ********:

 

*** *****'* *********** ******* Program (IPP), ***** ** ********* XProtect *** **** ********* of *** *******:

*****://***.*************.***/**/**********-*********/********-********-*******/****-*-*******-********?*******=*********%*********

******** ******* ******:

"*** ***** ********* ******* for ********* ******** **** as * ******** ****** between *** ***** ********* Events, ********* ** * Bosch ****** *** ********* XProtect. *********, *** ***** events *** *********** **** Milestone ********* ****** **** are ********* ** *** Milestone **** ** ***** engine."

Bosch Analytic Service - Software Context

 

******** ******** ******:

"*** ***** ******** ******** plug-in *** ********* ******** VMS ******** **** ******** ******** ********* ** *** Smart ******:
– ****** ******
– ****** ************
– **** *** ***** objects
– ******* ******* *** visualized ** *** ****-**"

 

Bosch Metadata Plugin: Client object color configuration

 

***********, * **** *** plugins *** * ********* ** "forensic" ****** *** ***** products ** ********.

*** *** ******** ***** burned ** *** ***** when **** **** *****, Milestone, *** *******? ** can **** ** ****** on/off **** ******? 

**** ****'* ****** **, they're ********. *** *** turn **** *** *******. 

***** ***, **** **** on *** ****, ** John * ****, *** put **** ******* ****** into ***** *** ** is ***********. 

** *** **** ** these ******* **** ** alarm ****** (** **/**) that *** ** ****** to ** *****?  

**** ** **** **, yes. ********* ****** ***** *** models **** ** ******, *** ******** **, it ***** **** ***** 50% ** **** ******* either *** ** ********* VA.

*** *** *** *** available ********* ** *** same **** ** ******? Or *** **** ** them *** ** *** at *** **** ****?

*** *** *** ** to * ***** ** the ******, ** ** to *** *** *** CPU **** ******, ********* comes *****.

***** *** * **** slots ** *** *** task *****:

*** *** *** ***** can ** ***** ** the ****** *** ********* or ** ************* *******. Web ********* ***** ** on *** *** *****:

**** ******* **** ***** are *** **** ****** to *******? ** *** near ** *** ***% professor **********? **** ** notify? *****? **** ********* from *******?

****** **** **** *** the *********** ** ****** camera ***** **** ********* 7000, *** **** **** to ***** *** ******** hight ** *** ******. All ***** ************ *** availlable *** *** ****** by *** ********** ******** sensors. ****'* ****** ****.

***, ** **** **** a ****** ***** **, but ** *** ******* the *********** **** *** produced ***** **** ******** height *** *** ********.

*** *******, ******** **** mounting ****** *** ******* all ***** ****** ****** consistently ******** ** *** horizon ***** ************ ****** and *** ***:

** ***** ***** *** horizon *** ****** */* of *** *** **** the ***. ** *** tests, ******* ****** ****** never ******** ** ****** calibration. ** ***** **** fine ** **** *********, but *** **** ***** and **** ***** ***** perform, ***** *********** **** calibration.

**** *** *** ******** height ** *** ******?  

** *********, *** ******** height *** ** *** calibration *****.  *** ** designed ** **** **** at ******* ******** *******, 10 **** ** ******.  Bosch ***** * ******* mounting ****** ** *** manual.  **** ***** ****, and ** *** **** noted, ** ***** ***** 10 ****. *’** ********** countless ******* *** **** noticed **** **** ******** below ** **** *** sometimes **** ** ******** calibrate *** ******* *** best *******.  ***** ** feet *** **** ** just ** ***** *** height, ********* ** *** proper *******.  

** ** ***** ****, performance **** ********* **** height.  *** ***** **** are ****** ** ***********, you ***** ****** **** by ****** *** ****** of *** ******, *** tilt/roll ****** **** *** sensor, *** * **** plane *** *** ****** a ***** ***** ** information.  * ****** ******** height ******** **** ******** numbers ******* **** **** the ****** ** *** angle ** *** ** shallow.

*** ******** ****** ** testing ******, ********. ** didn't *** ** ** to ** ** ** feet, *** ** *** mounted ** **-**'. * believe *** ******** ** only **' **** ***** we **** *******, ** 12-13 ** *** ***********. We *** **** ** mounting ****** *** ******** calibration.

*****- ***** *** ** this ******. * *** questions.

** * ***** **** 1-10, *** **** *** for *** ** ********* these ***** *******? * know *** *** ** do * *** ********* scenarios *** **** ****** so * **** **** took *****. ** *** tells ** *** ******* industry ********* ***'* ****** this. 

****, **** *** *** IR ** *** ****** model ** ** *** analytics ***** *****? *** difference?

********, *********** ** * 5 ** ****. *'** been ******** ***** ** this *******, *** ********* it ** **** ****, Hanwha ******* *, *********, and ***** ***, * do *** ***** **'* actually ****** ** ** *****.* ******** ***** ******* out ** *** *** those ***** ****** ********* do *** ******* **** calibration *******, *** *** absolutely **** ** ***** settings ***** ** *** scene ** ***** ** not *** ******** **** false ******.

** ********, *** ***** process ** ***** ******. So ***'** ******** **** time ******** *** ** calibrate, *** ***** ******* calibration, *** *** **** to ***** **, ***, but **** **********, ** didn't **** ** ** back *** ****** ******** to ****** ***** ******. 

**** ** *** ***** of ***** ******* **** compared ** ********?

* ***** **** ** is **** **** ** train *********** ** ******* Avigilon *******.

** *** ***** ****, they *** *********. **** comparing *** * *** taking **** ******* *** long *********** ** ***** which ** **** ****-*********?

**** *** **** ***** compared **** ********* **** performance, *********** **** *** and ***** ******* *. For * ********* ****** 1080p **** ************* *** essential ***** ********* (***), that ** ****** *** same ** *********** (***), it ***** ***** ** meters (*** *** ***) and ****** **** ** marine/lake/river ********** (*** ******* ship *********) **'** ******* @ ***€ ** *****.

 

***€: ********* **** ** customer ****?

**** * ***** * sow, *** **** ****** do *** ********* * add ********** *********.  *.*.

*. ****** * ******** in ***** ****** *** analytic *********** *** **** camera?

*. ****** * **** a ******* ********* ***** alarm ****?  **** ***** be * **** ***** alarm **** *** ***** analytics ***** ** **** tests, ***** **** ******* 1 * ****?

**** * **** *** test, * ***** ** these ****** ** *** do * *** ** integrator ** *** *** cameras ** ***** ******** potential *** **** **** calibrated **** ***********?

***** ** **** ******* and *** ********** ** also ***** **** ** be **** * **** to ***** ** **** value ** ** ***** estimate *** **** ******** tuning *********.

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:*** ****: *** ** I ******* ***** ********* Performance / ***** ***** Rate?

***** ** ************ ************ coming **** ***** ********** Industry ********* ***** ********* used ** ***** ********* software. **** *** *** ahead ** *** *********** in **** **** * suppose.

**** ***** ********** *** Forensic ****** ********, ***** means **** *** ******** is ****** **** ***** material, ** *** *** not **** ****** * preconfigured *** ***** *** analytics ******, *** ****** recordings ***** ** *** IVA ***** *** ******, even ** ** *** not * ************* ****. It ** **** ******* with ******* ** *** as * ****, ** you ****** ** ***** VRM ****** ** ******** SD ****.

*****,

**** *** **** ***** calibration, *** ***'* ******* that *** *** *** series (*****,*****,*****,****) **** ** integrated ************* **** ************* sets **** *** ******** of *** ****** ** well, *** *** ****** with ********* **** (****** and ****) *** ***** lenght. *** **** ********* that **** ** *** manually ** *** ****** from *** ****** ** meters, ********* *********** * matter ** *******

********, ** ***** ** exclude ***** *******, *********** objects *** ** **, there *** ****** ** rules **** *** ** the **********, *** ******* the ****** ***** ** the ****** *** *** absolute ****, *** **** that **'* ****** ** a ********** **** (***** about * **** **** is *********** ********) *** so **; **** *** direct ********** * *** guarantee **** *** ***** alarm ***** *** ***** 1/2 **/***** *** ****** in ******* ********* (****** trees/bushes, **** ****** ******* around, ****** **** *** rain).

*** ***'** ******* *** Task ****** ******** ** well, **** ***** *** installer *** ****** ** modifying (**** * ****** coding) *** ******** ** every ****** *** **** in ***** ** ***** false ***** ****.

**** **** *** ***** failed **** *** ***** and ***** ******** ******* and *** *** ** extremely*************** ***** ** *** minidomes. ** *** **** any ******* ** ***, heck **** **** ** analog ******* ****** ** to *** ****** ****** it *** ***** ******* of ** ******* ** focus *****. ** *** get *** ****** **** focus **** **** ********** down *** *** ******. Don't *** ** ***** I ** * ****** Bosch ********* ** **** from ** **** ***** but **** ********** ****** with ***** *******. * can't ******* ******* **** anymore *** ** **** major ******. ** ***** really *** ** *** customer **** ** ***** far *** **** **** focusing *****. ** *** as *** ********* **** work ********* ****. * have *** ***** ** sense ********* ** *** office ******** ******* ** send *** *** ***** that *****, "**** **** to *** **** ** work *** **** ******* you" **** ******* ****** there *** **** **** a ****** ** *******. 

**** *** **** ***** calibration, *** ***'* ******* that *** *** *** series (*****,*****,*****,****) **** ** integrated ************* **** ************* sets **** *** ******** of *** ****** ** well, *** *** ****** with ********* **** (****** and ****) *** ***** lenght

** ** **** ***** the ********** ******. **'* discussed ** ****** ******* calibration, ** ******.

*** **** ********* **** must ** *** ******** is *** ****** **** the ****** ** ******, rendering *********** * ****** of *******

**** ** ******* **** in ****** *** *********** was ****** ******** **** ***** **. But ** ***** ** was ***** ******* ******** without ***** **** ***********, so ** *** **** looking *** **** *****/*** PPF *********, ********** *** measured ****** *** ******* and ****** *** ***********.

* **** ** ***** you *** *** ***** alarms **** ** * per ***** ** **** scenes, *** *'* ***** of *** *** **** Editor. The ******** ** *** much **** **** ***** per ******. ** *****, in **** *************, **'* worth ** *** ***** is * ****** ** do **, *** ** you **** ** *** a *** *******' ***********, filter ****** ***** ** other ********, ** ** coding ** **** *** VCA ****, ** ** absolutely **** **** ********* than ***** *******.

*** **** ***** ***** is **** ********, ** others **** ****, ******** good ******* ******* **** process. **** *** *** be ** ********** ******** as ***** **** ******* tweaked *** ********, *** for **** ***** ****'* not ***** ** ****** because **** **** *** put **** **** **** into *** **********.

 

 

 

**** *** **** *** to ********* **** *** process ** ***** ****** and ****** *****. * would ****** **** *** analytics **** **** **** no ***** *** *** false, *** ***'* **** as ******.

***** *** *** *** article. ** ***** ****** settings ****** *** ************* ? **********, ***********, ***. ?

 

**** ********. ***** ****** settings ***'* ****** ***********. Processing ** **** ****** video ** *******, ** those ******** ****'* ****** effect ***** ***** *** IVA ** *********.

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