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External security specialists recommend analytics

by Geny Caloisi

According to a new study from NW security, companies that choose to work with an external security expert are deploying key video analytics more than firms managing their CCTV system in-house.

The company surveyed 103 medium and large firms across England with existing CCTV systems.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is already deployed in nearly two thirds (62%) of existing CCTV systems across the country, where security systems management is outsourced to an external security company or managed with the help of an independent security systems installer or integrator. Where CCTV systems are managed entirely in-house, ANPR is fully deployed in less than half of the systems (48%).

Video Motion Detection (VMD) is available and already deployed in well over half (57%) of existing CCTV systems across the country where security systems management is outsourced to an external security company or managed with the help of an independent security systems installer or integrator. But where CCTV systems are managed entirely in-house, VMD is fully deployed in less than half of systems (49%).

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) analysis, sometimes used to improve ANPR accuracy or track deliveries of parcels, pallets or containers of goods, is also deployed in 62% of the systems run with the help of external experts. However, where CCTV systems were managed entirely in-house, only 41% of systems said they had deployed OCR analytics.

People counting, which has been widely deployed in the retail sector, has been deployed in 52% of CCTV systems run with the help of external security specialists. However, where CCTV systems were managed entirely in-house, only 38% of systems confirmed they had already deployed people counting analytics.
Nearly half (48%) of CCTV system owners have already deployed objection detection and classification analytics to improve their systems’ effectiveness. In this rare incidence, the same level of deployment was recorded regardless of whether the system was run entirely in-house or with the help of external parties.

Frank Crouwel, Managing Director of NW Security, commented:
“It’s odd that only a fifth (21%) of firms running camera systems are currently outsourcing any work to third party specialists, even as video analytics deployments offer so much potential for improving CCTV system efficacy and delivering a faster return on investment.

“What this research shows is that an increasing number of third party experts are recommending wider deployment of video analytics, safe in the knowledge that they have the skills and capabilities to configure the right video analytics solutions to assure the increased accuracy of CCTV systems in line with their customers’ operational needs.”

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