Cognitec rolls out video analytics product with face recognition

Surpassing traditional video surveillance systems, FaceVACS-VideoScan detects people’s faces in live video streams or video footage and stores anonymous information for each appearance in front of a camera. Analysis of this information over time allows the software to compute people count, demographical information, people movement in time and space, and to detect frequent visitors and crowds.

For example, operators can receive an alarm if too many people gather in a specific area and measure waiting times to direct traffic. The analysis of traffic patterns and demographical statistics over long periods of time can provide businesses with precise visitor data to make interior design, advertising placement, staffing and other operational decisions.

Since the technology can analyze a face for gender, age and ethnicity as people approach a camera, it can trigger the display of a targeted message on a digital sign or other advertising/message devices.

On the other hand, Cognitec’s premier face recognition technology allows for real-time comparison of faces to image databases to instantly find known individuals. Businesses and organizations can detect and prevent unwanted behavior in much faster and more efficient ways, as security staff can track individuals online, or receive alerts on mobile devices to act within the immediate vicinity of a suspect. In addition, real-time identification of authorized individuals or high-ranking customers can prompt access to restricted areas or alert personnel to provide special treatment.

Cognitec is presenting the technology next at Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas and Retail Business Technology Expo in London.

Intelligent video markets market set to grow at over 31% CAGR

According to a market research report titled Global Intelligent Video Analytics Market 2012-2016 report from TechNavio, the market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 31.4 percent over the period 2012-2016.

One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need for  advanced video monitoring capabilities. The global intelligent video analytics market has also been witnessing the increasing use of intelligent video analytics for market analysis. However, the high cost of implementation could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

The research report from TechNavio covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Intelligent Video  Analytics market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years.       The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market including companies like Agent Video       Intelligence Inc., Axis Communications AB, Honeywell Security Group, and       Robert Bosch GmbH.

The other vendors featured in the report are ObjectVideo Inc., VideoIQ  Inc., Intellivision Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Synesis, Cernium Corp.,       Genetec Inc., Pelco Inc., United Technologies Corp., March Networks Corp., and Nice Systems Inc.

Global military video analytics and back-end systems market will reach $3.73bn: Visiongain

Visiongain has determined that the value of the global military video analytics and back-end systems market in 2013 will reach $3.73bn in its latest report titled  Global military video analytics and back-end systems market 2013-2023- processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED) of FMV from UAVs.

“Armed forces worldwide realise the value of timely, accurate and useful video data in military operations. In recent years, there has been an explosion in the collection of video from surveillance platforms, especially with unmanned systems. However, human analysts have strained to keep up with such vast amounts of video data and armed forces worldwide are turning to technological tools to cope with the deluge of video data. It is expected that there will be significant spending in the processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED) of video data, which will however be tempered by current budgetary concerns and its prioritisation in the post-Afghanistan defence spending environment,” said the analyst who formulated the report.

For more details on the report, visit the company website.

 

Global video analytics market to grow at 28.7 percent CAGR between 2011-2015

The global video analytics market is set to grow at a CAGR of 28.7 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing need to develop competitive strategies.

The video analytics market has also been witnessing the emergence of business intelligence tools. However, the high cost of implementation could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

Te report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the market landscape and growth prospects of video analytics in the next few years as also a discussion and evaluation of the key vendors operating in the market. These vendors include Axis Communications, Hikvision, Honeywell Security, Bosch, Agent Vi Co., ObjectVideo, Verint Systems, IndigoVision, VideoIQ, Viass Intelligent Video Analytics, Cisco, Panasonic and Pelco, to name a few.

The video analytics market report addresses the following questions:
- What will the market size be in 2015 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving the video analytics market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

The report is available for purchase from Reportstack.

Eyes Everywhere- The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance

Eyes Everywhere, a book edited by Aaron Doyle, Randy Lippert and David Lyon, presents a broad perspective on the growing prevalence of video surveillance in countries globally. While video  surveillance in countries such as USA, Canada and the UK is studied in detail, this growing phenomenon in other countries including parts of the BRICs economies such as Brazil, China and South Africa is covered.

This book offers detailed case studies as well such as those in public transport and surveillance at large events. With its in-depth analysis of the video surveillance space, thisbook is expected to be useful for both professionals in the video surveillance industry as well as students trying to learn the trade.

You can get a copy of Eyes Everywhere: The Growth of Camera Surveillance on Amazon.com.