The best way to find out what cameras are best for you is to determine the goals you have for each camera. Below is a brief idea of what our cameras can do.
These cameras are usually placed in an area that has a wide view and gives you an overall idea of what is going on. The cameras often are not effective at capturing identification shots (face and license plate numbers) because their image covers a larger span. Overview cameras are great for capturing events and incidents, but typically require identification cameras to make up for their limitations.
As the name implies, identification cameras are for attempting to get a positive identification on people or objects. In the industry, these are often referred to as faces and plates, referring to identification of people and license plates. These cameras often have a more narrow area covered, but make up for this limitation by giving incredible identification shots that can be used for remediation of issues whether internally or with law enforcement. These cameras work great when paired with overview cameras.
Most identification cameras that are set up for plates are simply recording video that needs to be reviewed manually to get license plate numbers from. We also sell solutions whereby the license plates are identified and stored in a database along with a still shot grabbed from the video footage. This is great for high security areas and can even be used to grant access to garages and gates using access control.
We have custom-installed cameras to retrofit machines to keep an eye on the production process. We will fabricate the mounts necessary to make this a possibility. These solutions have saved our customers thousands of dollars in downtime and materials by allowing operators to quickly respond to problems.
These cameras can integrate with your point of sale solution and display the financial transaction being rung up while displaying the video. This is great for loss reduction.
These cameras use on-board analytics to count the number of people or vehicles crossing a certain area that you define in the camera view. These analytics have a wide range of applications including making sure someone isn't allowing more than just themselves into your facility, tracking traffic flow for marketing or logistics purposes, or even detecting if traffic is moving the wrong way in one-way environments.
These cameras can do advanced things such as tracking an object and altering it if it moves or is taken, or tracking an object that was left behind.
These analytics are used to make sure people don't start loitering or unlawfully gathering in an area. This solution is often paired with a two-way audio that allows operators or a program to order the loiterers to leave or law enforcement will be called.
These cameras do not display a normal image like most cameras. They are able to "see" through fog and smoke and, in some cases, even walls and vehicles to track the heat signatures of people and animals.