Video Recording and Playback Software

Optimal Storage and Smart Detection

Video surveillance software plays a pivotal role in today's security landscape. A critical functionality it must offer is the ability for continuous recording and event-triggered recording.
Continuous vs. Event-Triggered Recording

Continuous Recording: Essential for public spaces like airports, stations, busy streets, highways, and large shopping malls. The need for continuous recording arises when there's a necessity to identify an action after its occurrence.
Event-Triggered Recording: Ideal for spaces with infrequent movements, such as interiors of buildings or courtyards. The recording gets activated upon the detection of a specific object, like a person or an animal. For instance, in an apartment elevator, recording makes sense when someone enters. Similarly, in a store, recording during off-hours only when movement is detected can save storage.
Timelapse Recording: An efficient way to maintain continuous surveillance without consuming much storage. It offers accelerated playback by capturing fewer frames per second (fps), giving an overview when there's little to no change in the frame.

Storage Estimation for Continuous Recording

To calculate the storage needs for continuous recording, consider the following:
  • Resolution: 1080p and 4k
  • Frames per Second (fps): 1, 2, 5, 15, 30
  • Duration: 1 year
Let's compute the storage requirement for different fps values for both 1080p and 4k resolutions (Note: The exact storage needs can vary based on the codec used, the complexity of the scene, etc. For this calculation, we'll use average bitrate values: 5 Mbps for 1080p and 20 Mbps for 4k.).
The estimated storage requirements for continuous recording for 1 year, based on different fps values and resolutions, are as follows:
Traditional video surveillance systems often rely on pixel change detection, which can lead to false alarms due to lighting shifts or minor alterations in the scene, like a number change on an elevator panel. What's more relevant are events associated with the movement of specific objects.

The Web Camera Pro software offers an intelligent object and motion detector, which can discern between meaningful movements (like a person entering a room) and inconsequential changes. This reduces unnecessary recordings, conserving disk space.

Addressing Storage Challenges: Web Camera Pro & VideoSurveillance.Cloud

Local desktop surveillance software, like Web Camera Pro, can only offer as much storage as the connected hardware allows. As surveillance data accumulates, managing storage becomes challenging.

Cloud-based services, such as VideoSurveillance.Cloud, can help alleviate these storage concerns. By uploading significant events to the cloud:
  1. Storage Scalability: Cloud solutions can scale as per demand, ensuring that you never run out of storage.
  2. Reliability: Cloud storage offers redundancy, ensuring data safety even if local systems fail.
  3. Remote Access: Events stored in the cloud can be accessed from anywhere, facilitating quick reactions to security threats.

CCTV Archive

One of the main features of Home Security Camera is the video archive. While local systems record and store events, integrating them with cloud services elevates their utility. Not only does it ensure that significant events are securely stored and easily accessible, but it also paves the way for swift, real-time responses to security incidents. Thus, for comprehensive security, it's essential to pair local surveillance systems with cloud storage solutions.
The video archive allows you to view all the recordings that have been made by your cameras.

Step 1: Open the Home Security Camera software
To view the video archive, you need to open the Home Security Camera software on your computer. Once the software is open, you will see the main interface, which displays the live feed from your cameras.

Step 2: Access the archive
To access the archive, click on the "Archive" tab located on the top of the screen. This will open the archive window.

Step 3: Choose the date and camera
In the archive window, you can choose the date and camera you want to view the recordings for. You can select the date from the calendar on the left side of the screen, and the camera from the drop-down menu on the right side of the screen. Once you have made your selections, click on the "Show" button.

Step 4: Play the recording
Once you have selected the date and camera, the recordings will appear in the window. To play a recording, simply click on the thumbnail image of the recording you want to view. This will open the playback window, where you can watch the recording.

Step 5: Navigate through the recording
In the playback window, you can navigate through the recording using the playback controls. You can pause, play, rewind, fast forward, and adjust the volume. You can also select a specific time in the recording by clicking on the timeline at the bottom of the screen.

Step 6: Save or export the recording
If you want to save or export the recording, you can do so by clicking on the "Save" or "Export" button in the playback window. The "Save" button allows you to save the recording to your computer, while the "Export" button allows you to export the recording to a different file format.

The video archive is a valuable feature of Home Security Camera that allows you to view all the recordings made by your cameras. With these simple steps, you can easily view and navigate through your video archive.
How to view video archive?
Immediately after starting the program begins to create a video archive.

Events are shown in red. Time lapses are highlighted in green. Video track corresponds to its video camera.

Camera Motion Detector
Use your phone as a smart camera for object detection and video surveillance. When a person is detected in the frame, the application will automatically save the video to your phone or to VideoSurveillance.Cloud server.
The smart detector starts recording video only when motion occurs.
Video Tutorial: How to view video archive

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