Feature Article: Four ways Hikvision offers state-of-the-art false alarm reduction to SMB customers
Do SMB customers want the latest intelligent surveillance features without a full system upgrade? With Hikvision, they can enjoy the benefits of cutting-edge false alarm reduction with an average of 90% accuracy while protecting their existing investment.
False alarm reduction is one of the most intelligent features of modern surveillance systems. Designed to filter out movements from things like rain, leaves and animals, these systems focus on movements by relevant objects like people or vehicles. This prevents time and costs being wasted on non-threatening events.
Saving time and cost is important for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), the question is, how can they access such innovative technology in the most cost-effective way possible?
Hikvision’s EasyIP 4.0 security solution features intelligent false alarm reduction within its Hikvision AcuSense NVR and IP camera ranges. Currently, a Hikvision AcuSense NVR supports up to four camera channels with false alarm reduction.
Hikvision AcuSense-enabled devices can filter out false alarms with an average of 90% accuracy. What’s more, the Hikvision AcuSense Quick Target Search feature saves time by identifying footage of people and vehicles automatically, avoiding staff having to search through footage manually. Add in Hikvision’s ColorVu IP cameras, which provide full color, vivid images even at night, allows customers to take advantage of false alarm reduction around the clock.
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For SMBs looking to access these features in the most efficient way, Hikvision’s cameras and/or NVRs can be added to their existing surveillance system, to provide reliable false alarm reduction capabilities while protecting their investment.
Below, we describe four different ways Hikvision false alarm reduction can be added to SMB customers’ surveillance systems.
Solution 1: Conventional IP cameras + Hikvision AcuSense NVR
If SMB customers do not want to replace their existing IP cameras, they can keep them, and add a Hikvision AcuSense NVR. This will support false alarm reduction and Quick Target Search across four channels.
It is possible to add extra channels, but these will only have traditional alarm detection features. This solution is best suited for users who only need false alarm reduction in four camera locations.
Solution 2: Hikvision AcuSense IP cameras + conventional NVR
Conversely, if customers would prefer to keep their existing NVR, Hikvision AcuSense IP cameras can be added to the solution.
It’s worth pointing out that this is most suitable for customers that need false alarms to be filtered out in real time. A conventional NVR will not record or display the false alarms, as the functionality resides in the cameras. Similarly, users cannot search the alarm information delivered by the cameras as the NVR does not support Quick Target Search.
Solution 3: ColorVu IP cameras + Hikvision AcuSense NVR
ColorVu cameras deliver bright color video images, even in low light and at night. When paired with a Hikvision AcuSense NVR, SMB customers get a system that delivers highly effective false alarm reduction, plus Quick Target Search capability, around the clock.
The only limitation of this setup is that it is designed to deliver the above features to a maximum of four channels. It is possible to add more channels, but these will only display normal alarm information, and will not support Quick Target Search.
This solution is best suited for customers needing reliable false alarm reduction under low light conditions and across four locations.
Solution 4: Hikvision AcuSense IP cameras + Hikvision AcuSense NVR + 4-ch conventional IP cameras
When customers need false alarm reduction for more than four camera locations, a cost-effective solution can be delivered by combining conventional IP cameras with Hikvision AcuSense IP cameras and a Hikvision AcuSense NVR.
Because both the Hikvision AcuSense NVR and Hikvision AcuSense IP cameras support false alarm reduction, the functionality starts to overlap when only four Hikvision AcuSense IP cameras connect to a Hikvision AcuSense NVR. It is recommended to apply both products when customers need the function for more than four channels. To be specific, customers can connect up to four conventional IP cameras to a Hikvision AcuSense NVR for false alarm reduction, and then using Hikvision AcuSense IP cameras for the remaining channels. In this way, both false alarm reduction and Quick Target Search will be available across all channels.
When comes to analogue surveillance system, it is not a conundrum if customers ask to add false alarm reduction to their existing system. They can easily replace with an Hikvision AcuSense DVR from Hikvision’s Turbo HD 5.0 product range, which makes the very most of legacy cabling. Accordingly, the system will be able to perform false alarm reduction and quick target search across up to four channels. If customers have the requirement for more than four channels, they can either add extra Hikvision AcuSense DVRs or Hikvision AcuSense network cameras.
With Hikvision, SMBs can take advantage of state-of-the-art surveillance systems in a way that suits their business needs and their budget. Equally important, the abovementioned different solution options can help system integrators and installers engage in new conversations with their customers.
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To find out more about Hikvision’s false alarm reduction capabilities, please read a feature article at HERE; and to explore the full range of our innovative video surveillance products and solutions, visit our website at www.hikvision.com or contact your regional sales representative.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of the article using the technical terminology 'false alarm filter' has been adjusted with 'false alarm reduction'.