When using a video solution, it is important to consider whether you need video security or video surveillance. While both play a vital role in protecting your home or business, understanding the difference is important. Video security actively detects intruders. And, video surveillance passively records it. One is for future use, and the other helps detect intrusions as they occur, allowing you to respond in real-time.
For example: imagine if you replace all of your window, door, and motion sensors with surveillance cameras, and left for the weekend. If a burglar broke in, you would have no idea until you returned. That’s because surveillance cameras only record what is happening instead of alerting you to what is happening. Although it may surprise you, this is the typical level of security provided by most camera systems today.
Traditional Security & Surveillance
When it come to protecting critical assets like your home or business, you need to know in real-time when an intrusion is taking place so you can respond. The best way to deter and detect any unwanted guests is by combining security and surveillance together. That’s because a burglar alarm is a basic security solution that operates with only physical sensors. And, traditional surveillance is a security enhancement in that it captures events while they happen.
Both of these basic systems rely on physical landmarks like walls, windows, or doors to provide alerts. But when you combine them with video analytics, what you end up with is intelligent video surveillance. A system like this can facilitate remote guarding services to receive real-time detections of intrusions at outdoor locations. As a result, you have the ability to stop something before it even happens.
Visualint: Where Surveillance Meets Security
Visualint’s virtual sensors broaden the scope of what a surveillance system can do. Using motion-based analytic rules, Visualint can proactively deter potential events or unwanted guests and reduce false positive by up to 97%. Using size-based object tracking instead of light-based motion, Visualint analytics are set up to create precise events using trigger variables, so each camera can distinguish between a small dog, human, and a vehicle. Visualint cameras were designed to separate false positives from true emergencies; as a result, those who use this type of system will enjoy faster police response times and lower insurance rates (when monitored professionally).
Using a mix of cameras and PTZ cameras, the system can now communicate with an auto-tracking camera, so any event or possible intruder can be tracked from minute one. Visualint transforms the way we think about security systems. By extending the perimeter from the doors and windows into the property, extending the functionalities of that system using virtual sensors, these cameras can identify and stop a treat before it begins.
Visualint Residential: Enhancing the Smart Home
Visualint virtual sensors can trigger specific smart events in a control system. Like flashing lights as somebody opens the backyard gate, illuminating the pool area. In fact, it can even identify cars. So, when a vehicle enters or leaves the driveway, it triggers an alert. This allows you to know when UPS arrives with a delivery or when a stranger is making a U-turn on your front lawn.
Instead of programming the driveway light to turn on when a car drives up, you can go the extra mile. Sequence lighting and control events in the house via control commands, so it always looks like somebody’s home. We can even program your Visualint system to play music, turn on ambient lighting, or cue up surround sound to provide each new guest with a welcoming entry experience.
San Diego Home & Business Security Systems Integrator
Everyone deserves to have peace of mind in their own home or office. We ensure your protection by providing security solutions that you can be confident in. That’s why we use Visualint for home and business video security. For better security, intelligent video cameras, and dependable service, Shultz Audio Video provides smarter security systems that are customized to help you protect what matters most, contact us today at (760) 505-7461 to book your free home or business security system analysis.