The FAQ section is intended to collect the most frequently asked questions from users and provide answers to them.
What is Analytics?
Analytics is a software module for video analytics. Video analytics is a technology for obtaining various data from surveillance cameras or archive recordings using computer vision methods.
What does Analytics consist of?
The following components are necessary for the correct operation of analytics:
Orchestrator: distributes incoming video analytics tasks to executable files
Push server (push1st): provides communication between system elements
Vectorizer: generates image vectors of faces
Executable files: capture and analyze video streams in accordance with tasks
ClickHouse: a column-based analytical database
For the user web interface and media server, it is recommended to use VSaaS products – VMS and Mediaserver.
You can find more information about the architecture of analytics on the «Analytics Architecture» page.
Which VSaaS components does Analytics work with?
Analytics works with components such as VMS and Mediaserver.
Center of management for orchestrating all components of the video surveillance system, ensuring performance monitoring and interaction with other products of the VSaaS platform.
Has a simple administration interface
Possible integration with customer systems
Supports up-to-date interfaces, web client, mobile applications, and desktop client
You can find more information about VMS on the «VMS» page.
High-performance video-audio-data processing server, either as a standalone product or as part of the VSaaS platform
Receives video and data streams from cameras and devices, processes them, archives them, and delivers them to users in selected formats
You can find more information about Mediaserver on the «Mediaserver» page.
What types of Analytics exist?
Currently, the following types of Analytics are available:
Facial recognition is a tool for automatically locating a human face in a video stream and identifying the person based on a standard model of the resource in existing databases
Queue procession is a tool for automatically locating and accurately counting the number of people in a designated area of a video stream
Motion detection is a tool for automatically locating motion in a designated area of a video stream
License plate recognition is a tool for automatically locating the license plate of a vehicle in a video stream and identifying it based on the resource in existing databases
Visitor counting is a tool for automatically locating and accurately counting the number of people who have passed through a designated area or entrance over a certain period of time
Camera damage/overlap/vandalism detection is a tool for automatically locating and detecting camera damage, obstruction, or vandalism in a video stream
Loud sound detection is a tool for automatically detecting loud sound phenomena using the microphone of a video camera
Smoke/fire detection is a tool for automatically locating and detecting smoke and open flames in a designated area of a video stream
Line crossing detection is a tool for automatically locating and determining the fact of crossing a designated line in a video stream
More information on types of Analytics: «Types of Analytics»
There are several types of licenses for the Analytics product. More information on licensing can be found on the «Licensing Analytics» page.
How to install and configure Analytics?
Before installing Analytics, it is necessary to study the hardware requirements necessary for the Analytics to work. For more information, see the «Hardware Requirements» page.
To install and configure Analytics, it is necessary to separately install all components of the Analytics. More information on installing Analytics components: «Installation».
Next, it is necessary to activate the license: «Activating Licenses».
After activating the license, it is necessary to use the web interface to configure the orchestrator. The «First Launch and Configurations» page provides detailed instructions on how to set up for the first time. The «Administrator's Guide» page provides a complete guide to using this web interface.