New Search categories based on ONVIF-compliant metadata

New Search categories based on ONVIF-compliant metadata

Video surveillance teams often need to find specific video clips at a moment’s notice. With the existing centralised Search framework and the addition of three new Search categories in XProtect VMS, that’s now easier than ever.

With the 2020 R2 release, users can search through ONVIF-compliant metadata with three new categories: people, vehicles, and locations. With these new categories, users can optimise and target their searches and home in on the information and video they are looking for quickly and efficiently.

This feature supports all devices that export metadata in the ONVIF Analytics Specification-compliant format, like Panasonic’s new X Series of cameras. The support for ONVIF-compliant metadata Search is a natural continuation of the effort towards making searching and finding video as easy and intelligent as possible. The centralised Search framework, which was released last year, aggregates all data types registered in the XProtect VMS and puts them in one place to make finding a specific incident or video sequence easier and smarter.

Security operators

Whether it’s for routine reviews or live investigations, it’s important to find the most relevant evidence as quickly as possible. Take an average logistics centre, for example. With the new centralised Search categories, security operators can quickly identify vehicles that are driving too fast or operating in restricted areas. The result is a more efficient investigation and a safer operation overall.

The ONVIF-compliant metadata Search is available for XProtect Expert and XProtect Corporate.

Centralised Search already allows you to:

  • Search and find video sequences, alarms, events, bookmarks and Access Control - all in just one place
  • Search and find data types from technology-partner solutions that are integrated with Search.
  • Find specific vehicles using License Plate Recognition (LPR) and speed up investigations with a drastically more efficient Search tool

Works out of the box

The three new Search categories will appear in the Search tab in the XProtect Smart Client once enabled in the XProtect Management Client.

Please note that XProtect relies fully on the video analytics coming from the connected devices to deliver the Search results.

Supported devices must generate ONVIF-compliant metadata for the following scene elements and their descriptors:

  • People: Age, gender, height and face
  • Vehicles: Colour, license plate, type and speed
  • Location: Manually enter (or copy paste) GPS coordinates

For more information, please contact your local BGWT branch here or visit Milestone here.