Over the years, thermal cameras have become an increasingly used tool in security and video surveillance systems, also thanks to the continuous improvements in image processing and the constantly decreasing price.
Thermal cameras have undeniable functional advantages, since unlike other cameras they do not require to be installed in well-lit environments to detect temperature of objects in the monitored area even at long distance. Despite the low resolution images, they can act as detectors of unexpected presences, especially outdoor (gardens, car parks, industrial areas) and especially at night or with poor lighting.
The main disadvantage is that they are not “intelligent” solutions, that is, they are limited to defining the state of the surrounding environment without offering details on the behavior of the identified objects .
To overcome these limitations, companies and system integrators are increasingly aiming at integrating video analysis software and thermal cameras. Given that they can automatically detect even the smallest differences in temperature, these cameras produce high contrast videos, which are perfect for video analysis. Sophisticated software such as OMNIA VCA are able to identify and isolate moving objects even from their thermal halo.
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In the video you can see OMNIA VCA integrated with a thermal camera: unlike traditional cameras, these allow the OMNIA VCA video analysis to work perfectly even in the dark, functioning as a real sensor when the intruder gets in the scene.
OMNIA VCA can even make thermal cameras “smart”!
OMNIA VCA GOES BEYOND
OMNIA VCA can go even beyond: OMNIA VCA technology is based on the machine learning model of Deep Learning where neural networks are trained to extract patterns from huge amounts of data. As a result, the video analytics software is able to process video streams and simultaneously detect and classify every object that appears on the screen.
OMINIA VCA is equipped with DL Object tracker, which allows automatic classification of the following objects in the scene:
- Bus and van
The presence of the DL Object tracker makes a huge difference even when applied to integrations with thermal cameras.
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Despite the low-res video, OMNIA VCA is able to effectively process the images and detect the presence of an intruder.
Even the surrounding environment is not favorable to videosurveillance: it is in low-light conditions, the vegetation is abundant and many insects move in front of the camera. Despite the environmental difficulties, OMNIA VCA with the help of the DL Object Tracker does its job perfectly without being distracted by the background movements.
WHERE TO USE THE OMNIA VCA + THERMAL CAMERAS INTEGRATION
- Outdoor installations with poor lighting
- Intrusion and perimetral detection
- Environments with extreme weather conditions
- Applications that require long distance detection
With Arteco’s OMNIA VCA you don’t need to throw away your cameras because Arteco can make them intelligent.
There are many more applications of OMNIA VCA. Contact us for a demo!
10 February 2022