Achieving effective security over perimeters and outdoor areas often comes down to detection accuracy and solution cost. While there are a number of options available for perimeter security, thermal video analytic cameras have become a strong contender for best-of-breed in this arena. Recent developments in thermal camera processing take automated perimeter security to a whole new level with clearer thermal images and unparalleled video analytic accuracy, which are now at costs that bring these capabilities to mainstream prices. The result is a market tipping point for thermal perimeter analytic solutions in relation to other approaches.
Video processing performance is the key to driving down cost and availing new capabilities to a broader market. Cameras with enhanced processing can more intelligently identify and present the small differences in temperatures detected by thermal sensors. Objects that previously blended into the background are made visible to the eye and more accurately reported by the analytics, while details are clearer at greater ranges. A further benefit of increased processing is the ability to provide improved thermal images that look more natural to the eye, and which are less fatiguing to security operators.