Visor offers several video analytics features for security surveillance and access control purposes. Here you will find a brief list and overview about these features. (Please keep in mind that listed features may vary between versions.)
Visor offers a feed page for users to watch monitored cameras. All added cameras can be watched at the same time with detected faces highlighted and recognized people marked with labels.
Recognized faces of previously registered people are marked with their names on top and the act of recognition is logged.
Unknown faces are just highlighted.
Visor is capable of detecting and recognizing faces but in order to track you need to capture faces first. Visor user interface helps you to correctly identify and record a face.
How it works: privacy
In fact Visor does not store faces but mappings of a face - that's a numerical representation of a face created by the recognition algorithm. Face mapping is not reversible that means you can create a mapping from a face but cannot create that exact face from mapping, because mapping only consist of some calculated information that allows the system to compare with other mappings for a match.
This is the list of recorded faces. This list allows you search, filter, delete, update and add new records.
(Face in this screenshot are blurred for privacy purposes. Images in real application are fully visible.)
Visor has a built-in face capturing feature which helps you collecting faces. It's as easy as clicking a button and Visor just takes multiple head-shots, creates and saves respective mappings.
Number of faces you can store may vary based on your licences.
One of the main benefit Visor offers is tracking and it's output are log records. When monitoring several cameras there is a lot going on. Even more if you have integrated Visor with Event Gates Ghost for access control.
Visor gathers a lot information while monitoring and makes it available to you in form of logs.
Log list can be filtered, sorted and search. You have access to the list of people Visor saw with respect to when and where, and entrance and exit information if access control is enabled.
With Visor it's quite easy to add a camera to the system. You do not need to be an expert to add an IP camera but you only may need some fundamental information about your camera like it's IP address and credentials to connect.
The list of cameras allows you update and delete cameras as well as adding new cameras to monitoring.
There's a comprehensive description of each parameter of a camera in the corresponding how-to section.
Number of cameras you can track may vary depending on your licences.
Visor on the Cloud
Visor is a hybrid cloud solution that keeps it's data on the cloud but runs recognition on the edge. This means it doesn't consume any bandwidth (unless you access your cameras over a wide area connection) for monitoring but it keeps it's metadata and logs on the server which protects you from losing you precious data as well as installing a server.
Recognition on the edge also reduces the process amount significantly which in return improves overall performance and allows running a real time monitoring solution.