Cameras are installed in general areas to provide overview images of facilities. Cameras are also installed at entrance and exit points of a facility to provide information of movement through these access points.
The use of video is by far the most popular and effective means of security surveillance, as it provides a quick and efficient means to confirm the details of a scenario – mainly real time images. It also serves as an extremely large data source, which can be effectively used by video analytics algorithms and artificial intelligence neural nets to provide automated detection and response.
Although the choice to use video may be an easy decision, choosing the type of video that best serves your detection needs and budget involves careful consideration. Specifically, the decision to use visible light (optic) colour cameras versus thermal cameras. This is dependent on many factors, including the use of each camera, the intent to automate detection with video analytics, detection accuracy requirements, operating environment, budget considerations, etc.