IP Camera Detectors Support

Viinex supports video detectors that are part of IP cameras now. Stepping back and considering the presence of video analytics on IP cameras, it is a prime example of a technical breakthrough in the video security field. This feature arguably made a qualitative difference in IP cameras as compared to analog cameras when IP cameras were widely introduced to the market. Over time, processors have become more affordable, they have increased in capacity, and the accuracy of video analytics algorithms has improved. Almost every camera vendor now offers video analytics with their cameras. Also, several IP camera vendors offer their devices as a platform for running video analytics. Their users can choose from several algorithms in these IP camera stores or change these algorithms over time. This makes it an excellent example of edge computing, where raw data processing is done on the periphery, and ready-to-use data is sent.

Viinex middleware allows the receipt of events directly from IP cameras and supports detectors described in the ONVIF specification. Here’s a list of the IP camera detectors Viinex receives events from:

  • Motion Alarm
  • Image Too Bright
  • Image Too Dark
  • Image Too Blurry
  • Scene Changing (Camera Shift)

It’s also possible to receive events via ONVIF from security sensors connected to the camera, such as:

  • Changes in IP camera digital input status

In addition to sensors connected to the camera, Viinex can also receive GPIO events from I/O devices that support the Modbus TCP protocol.