VCA Technology, the provider of video analytics, has announced the release of VCA Server, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Deep Learning-based video analytics software suite providing a key upgrade to the company’s flagship VCA Core platform.
Offering simple integration with VMS and NVR manufacturers’ technologies, the new release ensures that sophisticated analytics can be set up and installed within as little as 15 minutes, allowing end users to significantly reduce false alarms with minimal disruption.
Central to VCA Server is its Deep Learning filter which is pre-calibrated to immediately recognise vehicles and people, delivering an ‘instant analytics’ application. Its focus on ‘event filtering’ can, for example, distinguish foliage movement, shadows and changes in weather conditions from suspicious activity, enabling more accurate distinctions between true events and false positives. This makes it ideal for monitoring sterile zones and closed site installations, as well as managing perimeter protection remotely.
The VCA Core rule and feature sets are still available within the new release and, for high density sites such as airports and Shopping Centres that require a more comprehensive set-up, there’s still the option to use ‘Logical Rules’ alongside the extensive calibration features and the Deep Learning filter.
The new release is compatible with both remote and local servers and can produce basic data or more comprehensive metadata, depending on end users’ requirements.
Also available in a rack-mounted unit, VCA Server is suitable for projects from four to 64 cameras and ideal for applications with or without a VMS, where it would be used in conjunction with a local NVR, for example. This provides installers with an extremely cost-effective solution and enables them to use VCA Deep Learning analytics at a significantly lower cost than the industry standard.
Kevin Waterhouse, managing director at VCA Technology, explained to Risk Xtra: “There’s a misconception among integrators and installers that AI-based video analytics demand high processing requirements, making them cost prohibitive. However, our technology is compatible with all IP cameras of varying capabilities, as well as the most popular VMS and NVRs, greatly reducing cost and installation time. By quickly and seamlessly incorporating AI and Deep Learning into their existing portfolio, security providers can now future-proof their business by providing end users with intelligent and real-time video analytics.”
Waterhouse added: “For end users, the launch of VCA Server means that there’s now a more comprehensive solution that goes beyond just surveillance. With budgets being squeezed, companies are looking for surveillance solutions that can overcome industry bottlenecks and do more with less. This is where AI and Deep Learning significantly push the boundaries of standard video analytics.”