Vivotek has deployed its video surveillance systems across multiple retail locations of television, internet and telecommunications provider Serbia Broadband (SBB) in Serbia and Montenegro. The latest deployment has been conducted via Vivotek’s Serbian channel partner, Netiks, and has equipped SBB with advanced video analytics capabilities and proactive surveillance.
About 50 of Vivotek’sFD8166A ultra-mini fixed dome network cameras, with built-in IEEE 802.3af compliant PoE technology, are a part of the current solution and will monitor more than 450,000 visitors for various use cases, including security and business intelligence. Utilising CMOS sensors, these network cameras can capture 2-megapixel images with 1920×1080 resolution at 30 FPS (frames per second) and deliver what the manufacturer describes as ultra-crisp and clear images even in extremely bright and dark environments through WDR enhancement and 3D Noise Reduction. The cameras can also function in adverse weather conditions using their defogging capabilities.
The network cameras are set up alongside VAST 2software, which is Vivotek’s top-of-the-line IP Video Management Software (VMS. But all of this merely serves as the groundwork for the specialised, people-counting solution that delivers valuable bi-directional data comprising critical insights in real-time to SBB. These insights include the number of incoming customers, length of stays, peak times and frequency of customer visits, which will help SBB in deriving significant value through business intelligence and a better human resource management.
Till date, the solution has achieved 98% accuracy in counting people, despite the challenging areas that it has to cover. The system stores the data for as long as 90 days and issues push notifications to the designated authority or relevant operators. In order to ensure access to information on security and flow, the cameras also support H.264 compression. This significantly reduces data size and minimises post-deployment costs by minimising network bandwidth requirements and enabling real-time monitoring of all camera systems across the company’s retail scene.