Genetec Privacy Protector Tested

By: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Nov 12, 2018

Genetec has built Kiwi Security's Privacy Protector into Security Center, an analytic which anonymizes individuals in cameras' fields of view without obscuring actions and movements.

We tested Privacy Protector in multiple scenarios to see how it performs, examining:

  • Does Privacy Protector consistently mask subjects?
  • Does it mask fast moving subjects?
  • Does it mast multiple subjects in the scene?
  • How does it perform in low light?
  • What settings impact available subject details?
  • How do pixelate, blur, and colorize modes differ in performance?
  • How does Privacy Protector impact server load?

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  • **** ******* ********* ************ mask ********?
  • **** ** **** **** moving ********?
  • **** ** **** ******** subjects ** *** *****?
  • *** **** ** ******* in *** *****?
  • **** ******** ****** ********* subject *******?
  • *** ** ********, ****, and ******** ***** ****** in ***********?
  • *** **** ******* ********* impact ****** ****?

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*******

** *** *****, ******* Protector ****** **** ** most ******, ******** ******* subjects, ********* ***** ******* as **** ** ******** people ** *** ***** of ****. ************, ************* was ******, **** ******* settings (********, **% *********) working **** ** **** scenes.

*******, ***** *** *** key ****** ** ** aware ** **** ******** to *** ******* *********:

  • ********* ******** ******** ** low *****:** *** ***** ****** (~1 *** *** *****), the ******** ************ ****** to **** *** ****** subject, ********* ***** ****. However, ******* ** **** light ***** *** **** due ** ****** ****** of ******* *****/***********.
  • *********** *** ******:** *** *****, ******** Privacy ********* ******** ** a *-*% ******** ** CPU **** *** ****** (1080p/10FPS) *** ** * second ****** ***** ******* (to ***** ********* ** recorded *****) ** **** as ******** **********. ** very ***** ******* **** impact *** ** **********, but ** **** **-** camera *******, ***** *** need ** ******* ******* Protector ** * ********* server.

Per ****** ********* ****

*******'* ******* ********* ******** an ********** $*** **** license *** *******. **** is ** ******** ** the ******** ****** *******, and ** **** ********* in ******** ************ *** Enterprise ********.

Simple *****

**** *** ******* ********* role ** ******* ** Genetec, ***** ** ******. Default ******** *** ** used ** **** ***** (pixelation **** ****** **** pixels), *** ***** *** more ******** ******** ******** to **** ****** ** for ***** ******* *** additional ******* ********.

Privacy ********* ******

******* ********* ***** ****** objects ** ***** ** order ** ******* *********** details. ** *******, **** is ************ ** ****** pixelating *** ******, ****** there *** ******** ******* which ******* ********* ****** removal, ********* *****.

** *******, ***** **** is ****** ***** *** closely ******* ********' ****** (shown *****), ****** ******* and *********** ** *** subject *** **** ** obscured. **** ***** ***** size ****** *** ******** area ** ******* **** of *** **** *********** subjects, *** *** ***** display **** ***** *******, such ** *** *******'* hairstyle ** ******* ********, below.

***** **** *** ** increased ** ******* **** detail, *** ***** ***** pixels ******* **** ** the **** *********** *** moving *******. **** ****** pixel **** ******** ******* privacy, *** ***** **** of *** ********** **** around *** ******* *** reduces *** ******* ** view ***** *******.

**** *** ******* ********* is **********, ** ********** stream ** ***** ** the ****** *** *** blurred ******, **** **** and ******** ***** **** use *** ******* ****** by *******. *** ******* stream *** ** ******** to *** ****** ****** in **** ** ******** video ** ***** ******** the ***** *** ******** "Remove ******* **********", ***** below.

Entire ****** ****, *** **** ****

**** **** ****** ******* ********* / ************** ** *******'* *********, Privacy ********* ***** *** entire ******, *** **** their ****. ********* ** Kiwi **** ** **** for *** *******:

  • ***** ******* ** ****:***** **** ********* ******* of ****** ********* ******** more *********, ***** ********* the ******* * **** may ** ******, ********* the *******. **** ***** especially ** * ***** issue ** *** ** under**** ***********.
  • ******** ********** ********:******, **** ***** **** clothing *** ** **** to ******** ********, *** just ****** *******. ******* the ****** ****** ******* the *********** ** ************** via ********.

Increased ****** ******* ********

** ******** ** ****** increasing *** **** ** pixels ** *** ********'* default ****, ***** *** three ******** ******** ***** remove **** ****** **** subjects.

*****, ********** *** ********* setting ** ********** **** causes *** ******** ****** to ***** ******, ***** removes ******** *** **** color *********** ** **** subjects **** ********* ** identify, ******* ********** ***** size. **** **** **** mode **** ********* *** visibility ** ****** ********, which *** **** * guard's ********* **** **** other *****.

******, *** **** **** scrambles *** *******'* ******, making ******** **** **** difficult ** *******, **** as *** *******'* ******* shirt.

*******, ************ ***** ** objects ** * ***** color, ******* ********* *******.

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

** *** *****, ******* Protector ****** **** ** most ****** ******, ******** masking ****** ********, ** well ** ******** ****** simultaneously ****** ******* *** FOV, ******* ********* *** subjects ** ******* *******.

**** **** ******* ******* the *****, ******* ********* still ****** *** ******* properly.

Object ******** ******* ** *** ***** (~* ***)

** *** *******, **** walking ******* * ~* lux *** ***** *****, the *******'* **** *** occasionally ********, ***** ***** as *** ******* ****** walking **** *** ******.

*******, ** **** ***** level ******* *** ******** due ** **** ****** of ******* *****, ********* no ***** *********** *******.

face unmasked but no usable details

CPU ***** ******

** *** *****, ******* Protector ********* *** ***** by *-*% ***** *** camera ** * ** with ** ** ********* and **** ***, **** a *** ***** ******** of **** ***** *% per ******. **** ********* ** two ****:

  • ****** ****** *** *********:*****, * ****** ****** is ******* ** *** mask *** ** ******* in ******** *****. ***********, CPU **** ******** **** vary ********* ** **********, framerate, *** *********** ********.
  • ******** **********:******, **** ********* *** to ****** **********, ***** impacts *** **** **** CPU ** ***** ******** with * ********* ******** processor.

******* ** ***** *******, those **** ***** ******* of ******* ****** **** to *** *** ********** and/or ******* *** ******* Protector **** ** * second ****** ** ** not ** ****** ********* server/directory ***********.

********

*** ********* ******** **** used ****** *******.

  • ******* ******** ****: *.* SR3

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******* ******* ********* ***** for ~$*** *** *** channel ********* ****** *****

*** ** ***** **** Nelson's *******... *** $*** per *******, **** ** the *****? ****'* * lot ** ***** *** a *******.

**** ** ******* ** they ** ** *** way **** ** ***** Kiwi ******** **** ********* Detector.  ** ** ***** is ** ********** **** per **** *** *** renewal.  ** *** *** renewal ** ***** *** an ********** *** ** the ****** *** ******* pay *** ****** **** to **** *** ********.  For ******** *** *** year ** ** ********** camera ** $** **** the ********* ******** *** fee ** $** * year.  *** ** *** of *** *** **** $450 ******* *** ****** using ****.  

*** ******* *** **** February ** *** **** changed *** *** ******** of ******* ******* *** same.

** ***,

*’* *** ******* ********* manager *** ********* ** Genetec. * **** ** address **** ******* ******* we ******** **** ******* to *** ******* ********* policies **** ******* ** Privacy *********. ** **** eliminated *** ********** **** related ** ******* *********, and ** ** *** covered ** *** ******** camera ********* ****.

********* ***********, **’* ********* to **** **** ******* Protector **** ********-************ **** NVIDIA ******** *****, ** UD2 ********* ** * separate *******. *’* *** sure ** ***’* ***** for *** ****** ******** a ***, *** ** is ******** ** ******* a ****** ***** ** performance **** *** ***** appliance ******. *** *** 1U *********** ********* ********* can ********* ** ******* in *** ********** *** example.

** *** ****** **** was **** *** ******* detector *** *** *** intrusion ******** ** * mentioned?  ** ***** *** option ** **********.  

********* *** **** ******, it ** ********* ** do *** *** *** over * ***** ** that *** ***** ***** considerably.

 

** **? ******'* **** be * ******** ** how **** ** **** them ** ******* *** the **** *** ******* ROI. * ******* *****'* some ********* **********, ***, like ** ** ****'* work ***** *** *******'* privacy "*******".

*****'* * *** **** goes **** ******* *** I ***'* **** *******'* reasoning ** * ***'* speculate.

*** *************, *** *** case *** **** ******* is **** (*) *** have **** *******, (*) it ** ******* ********** into *** ****** *** (3) ****.

*** **** ********* ******** is **** **** *** feature ***** ***** **** even * ******* *** license *****. ****'* ***** to ** **** *** people ** ******* ****** they **** **** ***** or ********** ***********.

*******, ** *** ******* about *******. **** ***** charge *** ***** *** client ******** **...

*** $*** *** *******.

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

***** **** * *** to *** *** *** those *********

***'** ** ***** ** hear **** ********* ** #1 ** ** *********. 

***** ******************.

********* ****** ** *******, already **** $***,*** *** the **** * ******, could *** * ******* for *** ****:

******* *** ****.

*** **** ** ******** though ******* ******* ********** ** increasing *** ********* ** your *******, *****?

********* ****** ** *******, already **** $***,*** *** the **** * ******, could *** * ******* for *** ****:

******* *** **** ** keep **** *** *** books ** ********* **** their ********* ******* ** paying **** ****** *****. In ******** *** ******** efforts, **** **** **** all * ****** *******, totalling $***,*** ****.

Genetec ***** ** **** ******

******* ********* + ********* Waiver **** $***/** ***** supplies ****

** *** *****, ******* Protector ********* *** ***** by *-*% ***** *** camera

**** ******? (***@***** ****?)

 

...***********, *** **** ******** will **** ********* ** resolution, *********, *** *********** settings.

 

 

*'* ***** **** ** know ***? * ***** it's ****** ***** ** *** and **********.

 

** ** *-*% *** 1080@10fps, **** ** **** ~12% *** ** ***? Does ** **** ~**% for ** ** ** fps?

* ******* ******* ******** server **** ****** *** decoding/encoding *** *** ******* Protector ***** ***** ************* lower *** *** *****. 

***, ***** *** *** the ****. **** *** feature **** *** ********** persons? 

****, *** ** **** still **** ****** **** are ********** ** *** scene. ** *** ******* below *** ****** **** the **** ***** **** that ******** *** ~*-* minutes *** *** ***** pixelated *** ***** ****.

** ** *** ******* video **** *** *** live ** ********, ** any *********** ** *** two?

*** ******* ***** ** what *** ***** *** live *** ******** ** default, *** *** ****** the **** (****** ** the ******** ******) ** either ** **** ***** clicking *** ******** ** remove ******* **********.

**** ** **** *** people ** *** *** or *** *** ****** which ****** *** ******* and *** ** *** blurred?

** ***** *********, *** can **** ********* ***** that ***'* ** *******.

******:

***** * ******* ** "Privacy ********* ******" ******* how ** ****** *** mask **** *** **** and ******** *****.

****.

** *** ******-**** ** a ******* ****?

******* *** ******-**** *** be ******* ** *** time?

**** ********* *** ***** follow *** ******** ** the **** ** *** export?

** *** ******-**** ** a ******* ****?

******* *** ******-**** *** be ******* ** *** time?

**** ********* *** ***** follow *** ******** ** the **** ** *** export?

***, *** ******-**** *** be ******* ** *** time ** **** ** recorded ***** (**** *** are ******** *** ******-**** you *** **** ********* to *** ****** ******* blur) *** ***, *** recorded ***** ******* *** settings ** *** **** of *** ******.

** ** **** ********* both ******* *** **** double *** ******* ***?

** ** **** ********* both ******* *** **** double *** ******* ***?

**** **** *** ****, there ** *** **** a ****** ****** *** a **-****** ****** ********.

***** ** * ****'* clear ****** ** ** initial ***********.

******* ********* **** *** two ********* *******, *** stream *** *** ******* video *** *** ***** stream *** *** ****** non-blurred *****. **** *** choose ** ****** *** blur **** *** *****, you *** **** ********* from *** ******* ****** to *** ***-******* ******.

**, ***, ******* ** records *** ********* ******* it ******** **** *******.

***** ** * ****'* clear ****** ** ** initial ***********.

* ***’* ***** *** could **** **** ******* and * ***’* ***** I ***** **** **** denser.

** ********* ** *******.

**** ** * **** to **** *** ***** except ***?

**** ** * **** to **** *** ***** except ***?

**** **** *** ***** has **** *** **** and *** **** ** off ;)

******* *** ***** *********** tools ***, **** ** the *****-** ******** ****** in ******** **** *** the ***** ******* ***** in *********.

*** ******* ******* *** been ******* ** ******* Privacy ********* ******** *** all *.*/*.* *******.

No *** ****** ********* ****

******* ******* ********* ** now ** ******** *** free **** ** ********** license ******. **********, ** had ** ********** $*** MSRP ******* *** *******.

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