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Integration of Video and Database
The convergence of IP camera systems with database systems provides enhanced capability. C2P software provides the integration of data from digital devices with the Ocularis video management software from OnSSI. Key features include:
- Isonas IP Door Access Control and IP Video Surveillance Integration
- Facial Recognition in a crowd
- POS and IP Camera systems integration
- Integrates Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) with IP camera systems
- Provides forensic database searches for all systems
It’s more than just IP Video Surveillance Software
The capability of your IP camera recording and management system is dramatically enhanced when it’s integrated with Convergence to Pixels (C2P) database software. This software captures the data from an IP device into a very flexible database that can be displayed on the Ocularis video surveillance and management software platform. It can be used to integrate IP door access control system, or Point of Sales (POS) systems, as well as any other digital system into the video displays of the recording software. This convergence of technology allows us to use the power of a database to search and order the data we have collected while displaying the related video.
How Video Integration Works:
Digital messages from any IP device, such as an IP door reader, are passed through the network to the C2P database server. This information is then converted to a video stream that is integrated with the camera video. The timestamps provide an automated correlation between the video and door information. Since it is totally integrated, all the information can be reviewed on a single display.
The C2P database allows you to use Boolean expressions to drill down multiple levels to specific events, using either broad term to find events such as “contains”, or specific terms such as “equal to”, applied to the metadata packet. For example, when C2P is used with a door access control system, the security person can search using only a partial name, combining that with a specific door, and search during a specific date and time, to find what they are looking for.
The complete database can be exported to a CSV file so that various reports and graphs can be made. It also allows you to export video evidence.
The software is licensed with a base license plus a device license (door reader, or POI, etc.).
Door Access Control Integration with Video Recording Software
When Door Access Control, from Isonas, is integrated with Ocularis through C2P, we can create complex alerts. For example, if a person, who has been removed from the access control system, tries to enter a door, the security person is automatically notified. We can also create alerts when the door is held open, or the door is forced. The video at the door is automatically popped up on the OnSSi Ocularis screen, and an alert sound notifies the security person that action is required.
Besides receiving alerts, the database provides much more powerful analytic tools. The security person can search for specific information such as; who entered after a certain time, or what person tried to enter using a bad badge, etc.
If you need to know who came in late, or when a specific door was used and who came in, the database can be displayed in a new window, and the search parameters can be entered.
Product License: ESE Base license plus Access node license.
Point of Sales Integration with Video Management Software
Integration of Point-of-Sales (POS) systems with IP surveillance systems are made much more effective when you can use a database. Now you can do searches, and make charts that help you understand your business. For example, you can search for how many products were sold above a certain price. You can also find the video for a specific time, or when a specific transaction occurred.
You can do complex database searches and then create a table that shows all the details. For example, you can look at all of the transactions that may have occurred over a selected time range, and at the same time display the video associated with the transactions.
You now have a complete history that includes both video and cash register information. This makes it easy to do an audit. You can monitor performance, detect cash register fraud, or track missing inventory.
The convergence of video and database information makes it much easier to audit your business. You now have forensic information from your POS and IP camera system that dramatically improves the information available from your business.
Product License: ESE Base license plus POS node license.
Integration of Other Digital Devices
LPR – Automated license plate readers convert the video captured from the license plate into digital data. Integrations of the data collected with the IP camera video provides an easy way to monitor the license plates, and trigger alerts if a specific number is detected. It can also be used to audit the number of license plates and when they were detected. This allows you to easily follow a vehicle through a parking facility or across a city.
ATM and Teller Transactions – The video from a specific ATM or teller workstation can be viewed and displayed with information collected when a person uses the ATM. Using the database, it is easy to find specific transactions and see the actual video that was captured at that time. Using the C2P features, it’s easy to settle any customer disputes or uncover fraud.
Asset Tracking – Attach an RFID tracking device to a high-value item, and now you can track the item as it moves through specific portals in your organization. For example, you can track a hospital medical cart, and be alerted if it is removed from a storage area. Or, even detect when a computer leaves the building.
Product Control at the Loading Dock – There are many other applications that can benefit from the convergence of video and data. For example, products coming into your facility can be monitored at the loading dock. A barcode reader can be used to help detect and flag alerts at the receiving dock. If a product recall is sent by a manufacturer, you can now stop the contaminated food or dangerous products from getting past the loading dock.
If you need help with integrating IP security systems, please contact us at 1-800-431-1658 in the USA, or at 914-944-3425 everywhere else, or just use our contact form.