The internet of things and our 24/7 connectedness has helped generate growing interest in Smart Homes, Smart Cities and the capability to use technology to give us more control over our lives. In the monitoring and surveillance sector, Artificial Intelligence based solutions such as Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA), are entering the mainstream as they reach levels of refinement, usability and affordability. Product manufacturers and software developers have responded with solutions which reflect the competitive drivers and creative resources in our sector.
For users, the more choice, the better. IVA not only delivers targeted detection but can also anticipate events as behaviour patterns are identified and evaluated. Significant cost savings can be achieved by automating event and subject searches, reducing the number of active video displays in the control room, managing false alerts and optimizing operator resources. New technologies can have a transformational effect with the pace of innovation set to increase.