In popular culture, the word surveillance has a nefarious connotation attached to it. It is generally believed that only government agencies do surveillance and that it is done to infringe upon people's privacy. However, surveillance is done for the safety and security of the people and property. It can be done by almost any member of society within the bounds of the law. Similarly, live surveillance is also shrouded with myths. It is often compared with other modes of surveillance that are passive. It is not just observing, reporting, and analyzing later kinds of activity. Live surveillance is active video observation of a premise with the intent to prevent theft and security and safety incidents from occurring. Let us verify some of the myths that surround live surveillance.
Live Surveillance is the same as CCTV.
Live surveillance is not just another name for CCTV. This is a completely different service, often built over the CCTV systems. For CCTV systems, the feeds are recorded and analyzed after the event (theft or emergency) has already occurred. In live surveillance, the video feed is analyzed in real-time, as the event is happening, to enable preventive action instead of corrective actions. Live surveillance competently prevents theft and security issues.
Live surveillance is used to catch criminals after the crime has happened.
As discussed above, the video feeds are analyzed in real-time. As soon as an employee or thief picks up the item and puts it in his pocket instead of the basket, the event is noted, and the store's security is alerted. The crime and offender are caught in real-time, thus preventing the loss from occurring.
Live surveillance is only required for large stores.
Live surveillance is very much required for smaller stores. Small stores are starved for manpower. The owner or staff are already performing multiple jobs and are stretched. They cannot keep a continuous eye on the screen or afford to keep additional people only to monitor CCTV all the time. For a small store, even minor theft counts. The small losses due to theft build over time and cause a significant financial burden. Live surveillance prevents these small thefts and prevents losses.
Live surveillance is only for Retail stores
Live surveillance is useful at every place where there is a possibility of pilferage or large-scale theft. It can be used in Retail stores, Hotels, Restaurants, Saloons and Spas, Offices, Hospitals, and any other place where employees, customers, or anyone else can steal items and walk away.
Live surveillance is only for theft and pilferage.
Live surveillance can be used for every purpose where real-time monitoring can make a difference. It can be used at home for the safety of family and take real-time action in case of accidents and emergencies. The medical services can be alerted in real-time while the rest of the family is dealing with the situation. It can be used in schools to monitor premises and avoid any unpleasant situation amongst students. Live surveillance can be used at public places such as parks, and bus stops to monitor patrons' activities and detect alarming activities such as illegal transactions, consumption, aggressive behavior, and accidents in real-time. The authorities and response teams can be alerted in time to take action.
Live surveillance is only machine based.
Live surveillance is a combination of machines and humans. Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence is
used to assist humans in identifying security or safety incident. Humans, in parallel, keep an eye on video
feeds and alerts to verify the incident and to identify those that the machine might miss. Live surveillance
is a more potent combination of man and Machine.
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