IP Camera and Video Monitoring System Integration
Being a middleware IoT platform, AggreGate can tightly integrate with any Video Management System (VMS) that has open APIs. This allows AggreGate to manage and monitor video servers, records, and individual channels (cameras). It can also connect to IP cameras directly to play video streams and allow operators to control pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ).
Video surveillance integration pursuits numerous objectives:
|Accessing live video stream popups via geographical maps and dynamic facility/floor plans|
|Flexible drill down from maps/plans and event logs to VMS dashboards and video walls|
|Automatic triggering VMS-side recording upon system alerts and events received from other security systems (access control, perimeter defense, etc.)|
|Enrichment of events consolidated in AggreGate with context-sensitive information about available video recordings|
|Creation of custom widgets that display video streams and enable the PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera control throughout VMS|
|Centralized activation/deactivation of VMS channels (schedules, camera tours, etc.)|
|Embedding VMS recorder and channel status/statistics into global security dashboards|
|Retrieving video analytics alerts (such as motion detection) and injecting them into the umbrella security incident management workflow|
VMS integration is technically performed via standard protocols, for example:
- MJPEG, H.264, JPEG stills and other formats supported by the FFmpeg library for live video streaming
- SOAP web services or CORBA for VMS control and camera management
- SNMP or Syslog for video event consolidation
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