Network audio is a growing security area that has experienced substantial development in technology that have opened new ways of integrating it into network systems. In fact, an integration with video surveillance is a truly natural fit. By integrating network audio to your surveillance system, you can either trigger a pre-recorded message or speak live to the scene. Adding spoken response takes you from passive surveillance to active deterrent.
A network audio system is the perfect addition to a video-based security installation. Perimeter protection is a great example of this. Imagine if a potential intruder climbs a fence. The camera alerts a security guard to give a warning to the intruder using the audio system. More often than not, this type of warning is sufficient, preventing the need for additional security action.
Adding network audio to a video surveillance solution can help to prevent criminal actions and the need to call security guards or even the police. Here are some common applications where network audio and video surveillance can have a huge impact:
- Car dealerships
- Retail Stores
How to Use Video Surveillance and Network Audio Together
1. Remote Audio
Improve the security on your property with live or recorded messages. The ability to speak remotely based on video surveillance application driven alerts allows an operator to remotely address people in real time and deter unwanted activity. Conversely, the speaker can also play pre-recorded messages when it is triggered by an alarm event. Remote audio often translates into less incidents and fewer guards needed on site.
2. Automated Triggered Audio Clips
By integrating camera, software, and network audio you can detect people moving in the wrong direction and notify them immediately through the use of verbal cues or alarm. This is a great solution when used in conjunction with access control.
3. Loitering Time Alerts
Network audio and video surveillance can be used to deter unwanted activity by detecting loitering. Dwell time can trigger a video analytic and prompt a pre-recorded message to advise people that they have been in an unauthorized area for too long and must leave. At the same time, a message can also be sent to staff to check on the area.
4. Audio Alerts for Obstruction
Detect when an exit is blocked by an obstacle like a delivery truck. A pre-recorded message can automatically play in response to an alarm event. Or a monitoring centre can speak live to the scene, if required.
5. Deter Crime
In unsafe areas, a pre-recorded or live message lets would-be criminals know that they are being watched while also helping to keep security staff safe.
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