IPS NextGen VideoAnalytics, part of IPS Securiton VideoAnalytics solutions, is the Analytics and Software innovation category winner at the Benchmark Innovation Award 2022. Now in version 13, IPS NextGen Video Analytics software offers even more functionality for better security results.
The new features make the solution much more desirable. Previously it was necessary to purchase individual licenses for these functionalities. In addition, the combined video analytics are now available for fixed cameras and can be configured easily, all for one fixed price.
IPS NextGen VideoAnalytics was launched in April 2021 to combine all IPS video analytics into one product. First of all, intrusion detection was added to the IPS NextGen VA. Then, in the 2022 release, loitering and privacy detection were included in addition to intrusion detection.
Benchmark magazine spoke to Ilija Brier, Head of software development, to find out what makes this software special and what this award means for the team.
To comply with data protection guidelines, the newly integrated analytics function ensures that persons or objects cannot be identified. As a result of the integration into IPS NextGen VideoAnalytics, it is possible to mask an entire zone or hide moving things behind coloured areas over a large area. Depending on the license, zone and object, masking can be reversible or irreversible.
The detection of people loitering, now also integrated into the IPS NextGen VideoAnalytics, can also be configured very easily. By clicking on an object symbol previously placed in a zone, you can set the permitted dwell time for a person or an object. If it exceeds the set value, an alarm is triggered.
“The new analytics is even more powerful by adding the two functions of privacy protection and loitering detection. The user benefits from a simple operation and the freedom of being able to individually configure various applications and thus being well prepared in the event of danger,” says Peter Treutler, Director of IPS Intelligent Video Software.
Moreover, the number of independently adjustable rules has increased from two to three. This gives the user even more flexibility in the various application scenarios such as entering a zone, staying in a zone for a longer period of time or masking people or objects within the zone. The corresponding alarm type can be set for each rule.
As IPS NextGen VideoAnalytics supports 3D and georeferencing, the software can also control PTZ cameras. With 3D coordinates and IPS Dome Tracker, intruders can be tracked automatically without manual intervention.