End User Video Analytic Adoption

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 07, 2012

While analytics have a bad reputation, are security operators using them? In a new end user survey, we asked "Do You Use any Intelligent Video Analytics (virtual tripwire, people counting) currently?" and then requested they explain why they did or did not.

Answers broke down into 4 main areas:

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small users analytic use

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large user analytic use

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Not *****

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  • "** *** ********** ** ***** ** *** ****** ** *** reliability ******** *** ***** **** **** ****. *********** ** **** we're ****** ******* ***."
  • "** **** ************ ** ***** ** *********** ***** ********* **** noted *********** ******"
  • "*** ********** ******* ** *** **** ** *********."

Bad ***********

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Successful *****

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  • "********* ********* ** **** ******** ********* ******* *** ********* ** detect ****** *** **** ** ******** ****."
  • "** **** *** ***** ***** *** ******* ***** ********."
  • "** *** ****** ***********, ***, *** *** ******** **** ** motion ****** ******** ****** ** *** ****** **** ****** ** to *******, ****** *** **** ********* ** ******, **** ** different *******, *** *****."
  • "** *** ****** ******** *** ******* ** ****** ********* *** other ********* **** *** *** ******* **********"
  • "******* ** ******* *** ******** ********* ********* ** ****** *****."
  • "***** ******** * *** ** *********** **** ** **** ********* to *******. ********* ***** ****** **********, **** **** ***** *********** and ** ** ********** ********* *** ******** ** ******* *** pulled *****. * ******'* ** **** ** ****** *** ****** of ***** ******* * **** ******* *********."
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