If you’re going to put your faith in something to protect your assets and even your life, you need to know you can trust it, right? So, how do you know you can trust a camera that’s part of your home or business security system? Perhaps a bit more insight into this technology will give you peace of mind?
Whether you have a home security camera or a system for your commercial property, there are many objects and people passing by it. How is it capable of identifying suspicious activity? And how does it know when it’s just a car or person, rather than a tree moving in the wind? Read on so you understand why these systems are worth trusting. Also, get educated so you can make informed decisions when you install or upgrade your property’s security.
Why it’s Important Your Security Camera Distinguishes Between Different Objects
If your security system cries wolf too often, you may start ignoring it when it sounds the alarm. This creates unnecessary risk because on the day you do need to be alerted, you may not attend to the matter. Or you’ll wait a few precious seconds longer than you should, allowing trespassers to access your premises.
This shows the importance of preventing a camera system from sending you alerts when it’s simply a bird flying by, leaves falling or other general movements in the area.
So, how do advanced systems, such as Hikvision cameras, get it right?
How a Modern Security System Distinguishes Objects
One way a camera makes a judgment on what’s being recorded is by comparing different screens. Differences between screens mean that movement took place. However, an advanced system won’t trigger an alarm for just any movement.
These camera systems have advanced technology which enables them to identify possible problems. What enables it to identify vehicles and people is deep learning algorithms. This is a form of machine learning. In this case, through doing computations based on an extensive set of data, the security system can learn how to identify different objects. Based on examples, your camera that forms part of a security system will know when something suspicious is identified, something out of the usual.
To assist this process further, humans—technicians or the property owner—can enter guidelines to help the security system identify scenarios that you want to be notified of:
- You can set the size of objects you want to be alerted to. This helps prevent triggers caused by small motions, such as animals.
- Map a certain section of the premises that you don’t want anyone to enter, so it doesn’t send an alarm signal for people moving about in safe zones.
- Set a time that an individual must be inside a no-go zone before the system triggers the alarm. This will avoid unnecessary alarms triggered by someone accidentally crossing a barrier and exiting seconds later.
Now you know how these cameras can keep you safe. Partner with an installer offering security systems Melbourne locals can trust. Australian Security is the market leader in CCTV and alarm systems in Melbourne. We provide advanced security systems such as Hikvision cameras as well as Bosch, Dahua Technology and Rosslare.
So, call us on 1300 361 121 to book your CCTV installation. And if you have more questions on this topic, we’ll be happy to assist.