How To Utilize Video Analytics

Video Analytics Overview

Video Analytics enables smarter video alerts on what matters most. It actively detects and distinguishes between people, animals, and vehicles to reduce nuisance alerts. Combined with new virtual tripwires and fenced-in activity zones, youcan enhance perimeter security and gain more insight into activity on your property.

Once a person, vehicle or animal is detected, you can receive an enhanced alert with a thumbnail image of what was caught on camera. Also control what should trigger a video alert and what can be ignored. For example, when a:

  • Person enters your yard at night, but not animals
  • Car pulls into the driveway, but not when it drives past
  • Pet gets on the sofa, but not when it walks around the room
  • Person loiters on the porch, but not when mail is delivered
  • Employee enters a restricted area, but not meeting rooms

Additionally, Video Analytics can even trigger light automations like turning on an outdoor Z-wave light when a person is detected on the property.

When viewing Video Analytics clips, playback begins when people, vehicles or animals are detected.

What is required to use Video Analytics?

The use of Video Analytics requires two things:

  • An active account with Video Analytics enabled
  • 1 or more compatible cameras.

Through Surety, the following plans and add-ons include Video Analytics:

  • Surety Complete
  • Surety Protect
  • Surety Cam video only service plan
  • Video Doorbell Only service plan add-on

Which Video Devices Support Video Analytics?

The following video devices are compatible with Video Analytics:

  • 1080p Indoor Wi-Fi Camera (ADC-V515)
  • 1080p Indoor Wi-Fi Camera (ADC-V523) *
  • 1080p Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera (ADC-V723) *
  • Indoor Fixed w/IR (ADC-V522IR)
  • 180° HD Camera (ADC-V622) *
  • Outdoor Wireless (ADC-V722W)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Mini Bullet (ADC-VC726)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Bullet Camera (ADC-VC736)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Dome (ADC-VC826)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Turret Camera (ADC-VC836)
  • Video Doorbell (VDB-770)**
  • Pro Series 1080p Dome PoE Camera (ADC-VC827P *
  • Pro Series 1080p Dome PoE Camera with Varifocal Lens (ADC-VC847PF) *
  • Pro Series 4MP Bullet PoE Camera with Varifocal Lens (ADC-VC728PF) *
  • Pro Series 4MP Varifocal Turret Camera (ADC-VC838PF) *

*Requires Calibration prior to creating Video Analytics Rules
** The ADC-VDB770 can only identify people and can only create ground zone rules.

Calibrating Cameras for Video Analytics

Installation - Best Practices

Create a Rule with Video Analytics

Video Analytics Best Practices

View uploaded video clips

Video Analytics - Perimeter Guard