Avigilon Control Center 7 Software
Version 7 of the Avigilon software introduces an entirely new way to monitor live video through it’s Focus of Attention interface, enabling operators to see at a glance what is happening across the entire site and more effectively respond to the most important events.
The Focus of Attention interface redefines the experience for monitoring live video. It helps increase operator effectiveness by providing an overview of events occurring across all cameras in the site, including Avigilon analytic events, Unusual Motion Detection (UMD) events, motion events, and alarms. Operators can quickly triage the most important events at a given time by reviewing the associated live and recorded video to determine if a response is required.
Avigilon Control Center (ACC) is one of the easiest to use CCTV and Video Management Software systems (VMS). ACC has transformed how almost anyone can control and organise High Definition (HD) Video with an easy to use interface. As a widely used network VMS platform with high reliability, Avigilon Control Center is able to efficiently capture, manage, store and organise HD Surveillance video and images whilst also managing bandwidth. ACC can be supplied pre-installed and setup on an Avigilon Network Video Recorder (NVR) for ease of implementation or we can provide the standalone software to meet the needs of the type of installation you need.
Avigilon Cloud Services available for users of ACC 7.4
There is no additional software cost as long as you have ACC 7.4 or a higher version of the video management software installed. It is an included entitlement under any host licensed under an ACC edition – standard, core or enterprise.
By cloud-connecting now, customers will benefit from continuous innovation as Avigilon adds features like centralised system health monitoring and maintenance services.
ACS allows you to use a Chrome or safari browser to access camera lists, view live and recorded video, control PTZ movements, export snapshots and video on MP4 format. Users have the ability to access both their camera views and bookmark views.
Occupancy Counting Technology
Know how many people are in your premises at any given time with AI-powered video security and analytics technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life, at both a professional and personal level. As new information emerges about businesses reopening and restrictions lifting to give way to a new definition of normalcy, there remains public and health safety guidelines to curb the spread. This challenge could not be more top of mind for organisations, both public and private, in how they open up their operations while keeping their employees and customers safe.
Occupancy Counting feature in Avigilon Control Center (ACC) 7, can provide organisations an easy and streamlined way to count and identify the number of people on your premises. The feature aims to remove the staffing costs required to count people manually and the subsequent guesswork on occupancy by frontline employees, particularly where facilities have multiple entry and exit points. Occupancy Counting helps organisations comply with social distancing guidelines by limiting the number of people in a facility, thereby reducing the interactions between them.
This new feature is available if you have H4A or H5A cameras and have upgraded to ACC 7.6.4 and are using Avigilon Cloud Services (ACS). The feature can also be available if you have third-party cameras attached to an Avigilon Artificial Intelligence Appliance. The cameras should be specially placed at the entry and exit points of a facility or area to monitor traffic.
Face Mask Detection
What businesses can do to mitigate community transmissions of covid-19
ACC 7’s Face Mask Detection technology provides effective monitoring and enables proactive, real-time responses from your team.
This advanced video-based detection technology is able to accurately detect objects in the camera’s field of view, classify them as humans and determine whether the subject is not wearing a mask.
This new feature relies on AI-enabled video analytics and specially-placed security cameras to determine when an individual is not wearing a face mask within your establishment. Once the feature detects an individual is in violation, this prompts an automated alert through Avigilon Control Center video management software.
Avigilon Control Center 7’s New Analytics Feature
Unusual Activity Detection (UAD)
Speed and Location – H5A cameras will now analyse a camera’s scene and detect when objects (people or vehicles) are moving at an unusual speed or are present in an unusual location in the scene and send an event to ACC for presentation to an operator in Focus of Attention, or for review on the recorded timeline (requires the H5A firmware upgrade included with this release).
ACC 7 Dark Mode
ACC 7 software introduces a new theme with colors specifically chosen to reduce eye strain and improve
user experience in dark environments, such as video security control rooms.
Avigilon Appearance Search Technology
Avigilon Appearance Search video analytics technology is a sophisticated deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) search engine for video. It sorts through hours of video with ease, to quickly locate a specific person or vehicle of interest across an entire site. While investigating critical events, time is of the essence, and security operators are often provided physical descriptions of the people involved. Operators can initiate a search for a person by selecting certain specific physical descriptions, including clothing color and gender, to find a person of interest.
Avigilon Appearance Search technology incorporates the characteristics of a person’s face, enabling the technology to search for the same person, even if items such as their clothing change over time. The quick search capabilities of Avigilon Appearance Search technology enable operators to scan vast amounts of recorded video, efficiently grouping video data to help track a person’s or vehicle’s route, identify a previous and last-known location, and assist investigations.
Ability to create Watch Lists
Multiple watch lists can be created and you can upload photographs to add an individual to a watch list, with the ability to support up to 5000 profiles as a combined total across all lists. Avigilon have also added watch list profiles that can be created using an uploaded image (all Windows default formats supported) in addition to a snapshot from recorded video or an Avigilon Appearance Search result. Up to 500 names can be added to each appearance watch list which means even on the biggest of sites security can be managed more pro-actively.
Face recognition matching is now done at the full resolution for H5A cameras for improved performance (requires the H5A firmware upgrade included with this release). Separate licenses are required for Face Recognition on a per-camera basis. Cameras will seek to identify potential matches based on the watch list. If a potential match is found, the user is alerted within the ACC software, and security personnel can then determine whether further investigation or action is necessary.
Avigilon’s next generation video analytics also provides enhanced performance in crowded spaces with the ability to classify more than 50 objects with improved accuracy. Different types and colours of vehicles can also be identified.
The cameras and video management software provide an end to end audit trail detailing user actions, the ability to specify time periods of data retention for the appearance watch list and to delete records on demand. Data is hosted, owned and controlled locally by the operator to ensure GDPR compliance is retained.
Avigilon Control Center Thumbnail Search
The Thumbnail Search is a visual search that displays search results as a series of thumbnail images. The search results display thumbnails at equal intervals on the timeline making it very quick and easy to find the object of interest.
Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) Analytics
Avigilon LPR analytics automatically reads licence plate information from vehicles, linking it to live and recorded video. This enables security operators to search and quickly find specific captured licence plate video for verification and investigation. The analytics captures, recognises, and searches licence plates with high accuracy and is easy to configure and use, with broad regional and country support including North America, Europe, UK, and Australia.
LPR Watch List
Avigilon’s LPR Watch List Matches in Focus of Attention – license plates detected and matched against an LPR Watch List are now shown as events in Focus of Attention for easier review.
Access Control Integration
The ACC video management system integrates with the Avigilon Access Control Manager system, allowing you to quickly search for a person using their cardholder information and view video clips of related door activity.
Case Study: Regency School Customer Testimonial Video
The schools CCTV system was being maintained by an external contractor, however on several occasions they had underperformed with maintaining the system and so Kevin Beck, Site Manager for Regency, had no choice but to look for an alternative partner for their security and maintenance requirements. In addition to this there was a need for further cameras to be installed onsite and possibly a new Video Management system to integrate the existing Mobotix IP System and the Bosch Analogue System.
If you would like any further information, the full case study can be found here.
Variations of the products installed at Regency are available here.