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Privacy masking, an efficient operation for privacy protection in video security

 

As security cameras become more common in both public and private areas, people are getting more concerned about video recording and privacy. Not surprisingly, governments and authorities have issued new guidelines, laws and regulations – like GDPR in Europe - to set stricter requirements and rules for privacy protection.

 

To help protect people’s privacy and address regulations, privacy redaction solutions are emerging across the security industry. Privacy masking, an efficient and practical approach, has been available in the market for some time to help simplify and implement protection in video security. Right now, many Hikvision cameras, NVRs and DVRs support a privacy masking function, which blurs selected regions, faces, or bodies in recorded video to prevent unwelcome exposure and meet local regulations.

 

Masking of static regions