Aimetis, a provider of IP video management software announced the Serbian City of Novi Sad has implemented Aimetis video management and video analytics software as well as Axis HDTV network cameras to decrease criminal activity and enhance traffic logistics.
The management combines features for network video management with video analytics algorithms, all-in-one unified software platform. It analyzes video data in real-time and provides organizations with intelligent information.
Aimetis software was deployed along with 1,000 HDTV network cameras from Axis Communications, which have been placed throughout public places in the city for use 24 hours per day. A constructed data and video monitoring center is used to store video data as well as provide centralized event management and faster onsite response. Monitoring is also available from police headquarters.
Aimetis provides the city with real-time information alerts based on multiple applications such as motion tracking, object classification, people/vehicle counting, virtual fencing, left/removed objects, dwell time and auto-PTZ tracking.
As a result of this implementation, Serbia's second largest city reports that its citizens have realized increased security as levels of theft and vandalism have decreased. In addition, city officials say that Novi Sad has experienced vast improvements in traffic logistics.
"The system's ability to meet our video management and analytics needs in one software platform with a cost-effective IP surveillance infrastructure made it a clear choice for the project," said Vladimir Kne?evi?, CTO, JKP Informatika Novi Sad. “Combined with the value of the Axis network cameras, this city surveillance project that has reduced crime by 20 percent is a model for other city governments that are striving toward better city development and growth in the future.”
The primary objectives of the Novi Sad surveillance system were to increase the common citizen's security, by monitoring educational institutions as well as surveillance of the most important city infrastructures. Beyond the requirement of a centralized event management software solution with real-time information alerts and on-demand reports, the city also needed the provision of HDT- quality network cameras that would work in day/night environments.
Based on its platform of video management and analytics, licensing model and interface, Aimetis was chosen as the only IP software manufacturer that covered all the requirements and specifications of this city surveillance project. This was ideal for Novi Sad because various city surveillance locations have specific requirements. Some areas needed only recording and viewing capabilities while others required analytics. Thus, a software environment was required that could handle server redundancy and the ability to mix and match video management and analytics licenses on the same server.
In addition, video surveillance of large, open places such as major traffic intersections, university campuses and city squares, require a superior camera.
With the help of JKP Informatika, a Serbian system integration company and Aimetis-certified partner, the installation of Aimetis license enabled the city to choose the different analytics that suited the requirements of each location. By mixing and matching licenses and the software's scalability to add one license at a time, the city achieved a well-optimized video surveillance system with the opportunity to scale upwards in the coming years.