Testing Videofied's Video Security System

Author: Scott Oie, Published on Jan 24, 2010

Videofied has gained significant attention for tightly integrating video monitoring/recording into an intrusion detection system. The most commonly cited differentiator is the lack of any wires for any of the equipment. All of the equipment (the cameras/detectors as well as the controller) run on batteries and communicate via wireless networks.

In this report, we share test results of the V6000GPRS controller used with an Indoor and an Outdoor MotionViewer. We monitored alarms using Videofied's Frontel software that is integrated with a significant number of CMS systems.

Our key findings include:

  • On-site installation and setup was simple
  • Video quality was sufficient for detecting intruders but generally not sufficient for identifying small details of intruders
  • Video monitoring was sufficient for dispatching responders but not fast enough for real time tracking or instant alerts
  • With line of sight conditions, we achieved only a fraction of the maximum range specified (200 meters) and significantly less through walls

Additionally, we think this is an interesting substitute for video analytics in some situations with clear trade-offs (positive and negative) between the two.

We plan to test more systems for remote monitoring as part of our video surveillance test program.

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