How Can Smart Technology Enhance Your Home Security Cameras?
Boost Your Surveillance With Visualint’s Analytics-Based Rules
When homeowners invest in smart technology, they’re not only looking for devices that are easy to use but ones that can anticipate their needs. With the right system, changes are even automated. Lights automatically turn on when it’s time to wake up, the thermostat cools down to greet you when you get home, and home security cameras automatically record important events. In the past, cameras did this through motion sensors, but Visualint systems have taken surveillance to a new level by introducing analytics rules you can use to monitor and protect your New York home.
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What is Visualint Technology?
Snap AV’s Visualint surveillance systems rely on object-based tracking to record important events, ensuring high-quality footage and reducing false alarms by 97 percent. They do this through extensive analytics that sift through video images looking for specific events and then trigger certain actions when they happen. For example, if your security camera notices your dog getting out of the house, it will start recording, turn on the sprinklers to nudge it back inside and close all gates to avoid an escape.
Typically these home security cameras are integrated into a home automation solution from Savant or Crestron to expand the amount of technology available to the surveillance system. Depending on the type of event that occurs, you can trigger lights to turn on, doors to lock, and for an alert to be sent directly to your smartphone.
What Are Analytic Rules?
Analytic rules review footage to track the movement of objects and set off triggers if they leave or enter a given space. When installing your home security cameras, our expert technicians can configure analytic rules that make sense for your property as well as the desired triggers for each. Below we highlight some typical examples you could use in your space:
- Trip Wire: This rule activates whenever someone crosses a pre-configured line on the property. Depending on the time of day, this can set off different triggers. Between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. when your family is entering and leaving the home, your security cameras serve a practical purpose. You can have landscape lighting turn on to guide the way and immediately turn off sprinklers to keep you or guests from getting wet. From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. you can have your trip wire on high alert. If someone crosses the pre-configured line, the camera generates a clip and saves it to your DVR, you receive a notification on your phone, lights begin flashing, and all doors automatically lock.
- Object Abandonment/Missing Object: These two rules help you monitor stationary objects. If you're expecting a package, you can use object abandonment and missing object rules together to make sure it arrives safely and is waiting for you when you get home. When the package is left at your front door, the object abandonment rule is set off. You receive a notification on your phone letting you know it arrived. If someone moves the package before a predetermined time, say 6 p.m. which is when you typically get back, you receive another notification letting you know it was moved. You can also have lights turn on and off in the area to alert the thief that he’s been spotted and deter him from taking the package.
- Perimeter: For vulnerable areas in your home, you can add a perimeter rule to track people as they enter and exit. A common example is placing a perimeter around your garage. If anyone approaches your garage or car between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., the event is immediately recorded and you receive a notification. You can also have the driveway lights flash on and off to deter wrongdoers and provide you peace of mind.
With a professional installation, we can set up rules for your home security cameras according to your property’s unique needs. We’ll also walk you through your new surveillance system, so you can make changes to specific rules –like the times you want them to be active—in the future. To learn more about Visualint’s smart cameras and all our home security services, contact us online.