Johnson Controls brings powerful analytics for social distancing and intelligent perimeter protection


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Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of the OpenBlue digital connected platforms, has added enhanced video capabilities and deeper analytics to its Tyco American Dynamics victor and VideoEdge v5.7.1 video management platform as part of the latest software update.

The latest software updates harness the power of in-demand technology, including analytics for social distancing detection combined with alerts, for when a violation occurs and enhanced analytics to detect objects that linger along a perimeter for Intelligent Perimeter Protection.

Featuring accelerated deployment, targeted analytics and optimised video management control, VideoEdge v5.7.1 now includes Intelligent Perimeter Protection alerts and new rules which allow users to detect objects that linger along a perimeter for a specific period of time or cross perimeter lines to enter a protected area. The Perimeter Protection rule measures linger time in seconds; when an object stays in the subscribed area during the time frame or travels through the perimeter into the protected area an alert is triggered.

With workplace health and safety an ongoing concern, VideoEdge v5.7.1 leverages existing IP cameras and automated notification to assure adherence to COVID-19 protocols and compliance through Social Distancing Alerts. These alerts occur when individuals or groups fail to adhere to separation guidelines in a wide range of workplace and facility scenarios. VideoEdge analytics count the number of people in a certain area and send notifications if individuals are too close or otherwise violating company COVID mandates. It’s also effective for monitoring inmates and visitors in institutional settings and to establish long-term workspace planning with an eye to health and wellness.

Enhancements to Intelligent Person Search capabilities allow operators to launch live video from search results – while simultaneously continuing to search for the person in recorded camera feeds. Other updates include a new Maintenance Mode Action Editor to manage system changes on demand; the ability to hide sensitive areas with Client Privacy Zones; and added system security with a new Auto Logout feature, which logs users out of the VideoEdge GUI after a specified period of time.

Release v5.7.1 also provides new tools for enhanced Illustra Pro Gen 4 PTZ camera control: a dropdown menu has been added to AI powered person/face detection in the Intelligent Auto Track feature and an Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) algorithm sharpens images and footage between frames associated with the motion of a camera.

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