Video Analytics – The True Story
Over-promise and under-deliver: that’s the feeling we’re all left with when someone mentions video analytics. And rightly so – because many vendors claim they do video analytics, but often there’s no way to determine just how well they do it. And it’s that way with many things. Case in point – I can pound out a few keys on the piano, but I’m certainly no Mozart.
So the next time someone tells you they do video analytics ask them to back it up with numbers. NICE targets a benchmark of less than one false alarm, per camera per day. Take just 10 minutes to watch this video on the NICE Perimeter Intrusion Detection Solution and I’ll show you how we filter out reflections, shadows, camera shake and low-light noise to deliver a greater than 90% detection rate. These are extreme numbers and we stand by them. NICE has achieved this because of a laser-like focus on perimeter intrusion detection – i.e. detecting when people are somewhere where they shouldn’t be.
Now you’re probably thinking that any marketing person can make an analytic appear to work just by showing you the same 10-second clip over and over again. That same marketing person will never show you the 3 clips where the video analytics didn’t work and tell you why. Soin this video I totally by passed the marketing hype by running the NICE Perimeter Intrusion Detection solution for 15 minutes non-stop. You can see it working, over and over again, within a normal public environment. Uncut and unedited. If you’re a skeptic by nature and find the 15-minute clip hard to believe, just drop me a note firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll happily send you the 1-hour version, again, uncut and unedited, for your viewing pleasure. Anything longer and I might have to make a trip to Hollywood for a new reality series.