VIDEO SURVEILLANCE, ASSET TRACKING AND ACCESS CONTROL
Keeping track of assets, protecting and monitoring property and facilities and providing access control for personal are all top priorities for organizations. Limelight XE™ was originally designed with these requirements in mind and supports leading suppliers of access control and surveillance equipment.
Video Surveillance, Analysis and Recording
Just about any video source can be monitored and analyzed using the video analytics driver (plug-in). The video driver has the ability to extract and track moving objects from a video feed and send alarms when threshold settings are exceeded. This helps mitigate false alarms caused by insects and small animals (or motion from wind). The driver also has the ability to "count" objects as well as create heat maps that can be used and analyzed for traffic management.
Limelight XE utilizes a distributed architecture where heavy analytical processing is done at the "edge" of a network where the data is being gathered or recorded. For video surveillance applications servers located on premises are used to process the video information from IP cameras and send alarms and data to centralized Limelight XE servers located locally in a command center or in the cloud for greater security and flexibility. These localized servers can also provide additional services such as access control and building automation. See this tutorial on setting up video sources for monitoring and recording.
Providing a means to control physical access is essential in both corporate and government facilities and Limelight XE™ along with the access control and hardware drivers add this capability. The access control driver integrates with the Limelight XE™ ACE engine account security providing a single source for all credentials and is independent of the actual access control hardware. Global credentials and access can be assigned to any individual or group simplifying deployment.
In the command center, either the Limelight XE Console application or a Display Client can be utilized to manage alarms and provide operators or guards with a procedure complete with location information and step-by-step instructions all automatically. Alarm management includes flood controls and multi operator configurations. See below for more information on command centers and the video analytics driver.