Video Analytic Search from AgentVi Examined (Vi-Search)

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 19, 2009

Using video analytics to enhance search and investigation is growing. AgentVi has announced Vi-Search, a new product offering that complements its existing alerting solution, Vi-System.

Search Offerings

This joins a small but growing handful of companies offering search, including 3VR who focuses its marketing on 'searchable surveillance' as well as VideoIQ and Bosch who both have built-in search functionalities in their video analytic offerings.

Overview of Vi-Search

AgentVi Vi-Search provides a number of advanced functionalities (including search by color and person as well as statistical analysis, motion path analysis and video summary) using the same fundamental architecture as their alerting product. (read the Vi-Search brochure).

One significant differentiator is that AgentVi is highly focused on working with 3rd party VMS systems as AgentVi does not sell their own VMS system (unlike the other manufacturers mentioned above).

Questions

While using video analytics for search is generally considered 'easier' than alerting, because of the value of stopping attacks, the emphasis for years has been on alerting.

Will product introductions like Vi-Search be the start of a trend towards widespread video analytics for search?

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