Bosch announced the roll-out of video analytics inside its cameras, which means “at the edge” as a standard feature. By enhancing its existing and future IP cameras with this technology, Bosch will enable users to effortlessly search through large amounts of video data and to pinpoint the information that matters most to them.

Video analytics inside the camera create an intelligent video security system, using metadata which means adding sense and structure to video data already at the point of capture (at the edge) and enabling each camera to operate independently. Decentralizing intelligence in this way eliminates a single point of failure, meaning that if one camera or encoder fails, the system maintains full performance. With built-in analytics, each camera in the network can then interpret captured video data and alert users of potential security threats in real time based on configurable triggers.

Video analytics at the edge will allow users to instantly and easily retrieve specific footage from hours of stored video. Data streamed can include all image data, or the metadata alone, depending on the specific application requirements. The end results are relevant, immediate alerts and key statistics, enhancing the accuracy of the video security system and reducing the margin of error that comes with 24/7 human live monitoring and in a much more efficient way, Bosch noted in a press release.

Enhanced with 17 different video analytics algorithms, intelligent video analytics stands out through its ability to differentiate between genuine security events and known false triggers such as challenging environments where snow, wind, rain, water reflections and distance could make images even more difficult to interpret. This ensures that costly false alarms are minimized and enables users to focus on what is most relevant to them, Bosch said.

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