Video surveillance, love it or hate it, is part of our everyday lives. While it's hard to disparage the use of it in protecting businesses from shoplifters or the like, many have a problem with its overzealous application and its accompanying effects on privacy. But for those who use video surveillance on a regular basis, you're about to get a little extra functionality thanks to a recent coalition move between Video Insight and ImmerVision.
Video Insight IP Video Surveillance (News - Alert) Software version 5 users are about to get a whole new feature with their software, specifically, ImmerVision Enables, that allows for 360-degree panomorph viewing capability, thus allowing security cameras to get a lot better look at what's going on around them.
Of course, it's not quite as simple as a software upgrade; users will first need to add ImmerVision Enables panomorph lenses to their existing cameras, which can often be a fairly simple process depending on the camera being used, and then the cameras can get a whole new level of functionality with 360-degree viewing capability.
Meanwhile, the Video Insight software will provide a new set of options, like a more fluid zoom in both live and playback video, ensuring the best possible chance to see what's going on around it. This works out well as both a preventative measure, or as a help toward investigations that may happen after the fact.
And of course, a system like this is terrific for businesses, especially those that deal in retail operations. Being able to better notice what's going on around a brick and mortar store is critical in terms of loss prevention, and may well be useful in terms of negotiating insurance rates as both a deterrent and a possible means toward recovering stolen product. The combination of Video Insight and ImmerVision should be a very valuable one indeed for anyone who's using video surveillance tools as part of their normal operations.
Edited by Jennifer Russell