VMS (video management software / video management system) is the latest development for CCTV cameras. It works by continuously analysing the CCTV footage and issues alerts if there is a problem. The system has wide spread applications for use in crime prevention, retail management and industrial production. This includes:
Crime Prevention – VMS has functions like line detection which raises alerts if personnel or vehicles enter restricted areas. Its also intelligent enough to ignore false alerts like rain, animals and trees blowing in the wind. VMS can also recognise suspicious behaviour such as vandalism or speeding vehicles. It can even locate suspects over a wide area.
Retail Management – VMS has people counting and heat mapping which is used to determine the number of shoppers and the most popular areas. It also enables shops and shopping centres to save money through accurately forecasting the number of staff required on different days. Other features can monitor the number of people queuing, identify stock theft and fraudulent employee behaviour
Industrial Production – The costs incurred from malfunctions, accidents and other delays can be exorbitant. VMS can identify a wide range of problems from machinery in need of maintenance to poorly stored items. This can prevent the problems from happening or minimise their impact.
At Intellisec we offer VMS from software developers like Cathexis and Milestone and manufacturers like Avigilon, Hikvision, Bosch and Axis Communications. We can support you no matter where you are in South Africa. We have branches in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay.