Security and Surveillance Systems

Clear & Stable Video Feeds in Demanding Mobile Environments

Challenges with mobile video capture

In today’s dynamic security landscape, the demand for advanced and flexible surveillance solutions is growing exponentially. A flexible system in most cases implies a mobile system, and that presents two major challenges:

Rapid movements, shakes, and vibrations cause blurry footage, and make it difficult to accurately interpret courses of events. Watching these videos can be tiring and may even cause motion sickness. This issue is particularly prevalent in high-stress situations, where clear and stable video feeds are crucial for effective decision-making.

Insufficient bandwidth for transmission over wireless networks. This leads to poor video quality or interrupted feeds that hamper effective monitoring and analysis. If the camera is using a public network, it will likely be sharing the available bandwidth with many other video feeds during events, actions or conflicts.

Not only does poor video quality make it difficult for the viewer to interpret what is going on, it also hampers use in AI algorithms.

Body-worn cameras and dashboard-mounted cameras

As surveillance technology has evolved, security professionals have come to rely on a wide variety of cameras. Body-worn cameras and dash cameras have become crucial for law enforcement officers, private security workers, and transportation employees, providing first-hand accounts of interactions and incidents.

Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras

Mobile surveillance stations equipped with Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras mounted on high poles offer flexible solutions for monitoring large areas, such as outdoor events or construction sites. While these stations provide unparalleled situational awareness, these stations are often exposed to wind and ground vibrations.

Autonomous cameras

Autonomous cameras have also made significant strides in recent years. These include robot dogs, patrolling cameras on wheels traveling through uneven terrain, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) operating in turbulent wind conditions. These innovative solutions can navigate challenging environments, access hard-to-reach locations, and provide real-time data to security professionals.

Vidhance helps

Advanced video enhancement solution – Vidhance has emerged as a critical tool for addressing the challenges posed by surveillance cameras. 

  • By utilizing advanced algorithms and leveraging motion sensor data, Vidhance can significantly improve the quality of surveillance video feeds.
  • Vidhance is sensor-based EIS, which has proven to be a more cost-effective and reliable alternative to gimbals or Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) alone.
  • Bitrate optimization tools can ensure that high-quality video feeds are transmitted efficiently over wireless networks.

Recommended Vidhance features for security and surveillance cameras

Security and surveillance cameras are often used in challenging circumstances for a video capture. Fast movements, low light conditions and a constantly changing camera position and focus length.

We can see that some of the features in the Vidhance platform are extra valuable for security and surveillance cameras:

  • Video stabilization: Remove unwanted movements and get a smoother viewing experience.
  • Variable lens distortion correction: Remove the halo effect that is especially common in videos captured with wide-angle lenses.
  • Horizon correction: Adjust a skewed horizontal line due to a varying camera position.
  • Dynamic motion blur reduction: Minimize the effect of motion blur of a stabilized video based on the knowledge gained from performing the stabilization.

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