VMS (video management software / video management system) is an operating system that enable all of your CCTV cameras to work together and to their full capacity. It also integrates with your access control, fire detection and PA/voice evacuation systems, so its a basic necessity for any control room. It has offer additional functionality for use in crime investigation, retail management and operational management. This includes:
Crime Investigation – VMS has appearance search capabilities that can quickly identify suspects, find people and missing objects; even over a wide area such as a town or even a city. It can scan through hours of footage, even from hundreds of cameras, in a matter of minutes enabling you to quickly resolve any situation.
Retail Management – VMS has built in analytics like heat mapping which can identify how people walk through your shop/centre, which are the busiest days/times and the most popular areas. This enables shops and shopping centres to better allocate shops/merchandise and 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.
Operational Management – The costs incurred in the manufacturing, industrial and logistics industries from machines breaking down, accidents and other delays can be exorbitant. VMS can identify a wide range of problems such as machinery in need of maintenance, people/vehicle/objects in the wrong area and items that have been dangerously stored. This enables the company to take preventative action and save a lot of money.
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 Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay.