The Challenge of Continuous Monitoring
Human attentiveness is not infinite. After a certain point, continuous observation becomes ineffective. Research suggests that after about 20 minutes of continuous attention, the average person's ability to focus and detect changes diminishes. After this point, the likelihood of missing events increases.
Moreover, a single individual can only effectively monitor a limited number of screens simultaneously. With the human brain's natural limitation, the efficiency in monitoring multiple screens decreases as the number increases.
For a single person, observing up to 4-6 screens concurrently might still be manageable, but beyond that, the effectiveness drops sharply. After 8 hours of continuous observation, fatigue sets in, impairing decision-making and further reducing the effectiveness of the surveillance.
Leveraging Web Camera Pro for Efficient Monitoring
Enter Web Camera Pro. This software, equipped with object detection capabilities, can be a game-changer. Instead of relying on traditional pixel change detection, which can result in numerous false alerts due to factors like lighting changes or elevator display alterations, Web Camera Pro focuses on specific object movements.
In scenarios where hundreds of cameras stream on a screen with frequent movement, it's challenging to manually keep track. The ideal number of cameras to display on a single screen ranges from 9 to 16. Beyond this, an observer might find it overwhelming to keep track, leading to decreased surveillance efficiency.
The intelligence of object detection allows for a more focused alert system. Users can define what specific objects or movements they want the system to notify them about, minimizing irrelevant alerts. This reduces the cognitive load on a human observer, making the monitoring process more effective.
Storage Solutions with Web Camera Pro and VideoSurveillance.Cloud
Storage is another challenge when dealing with continuous recording. Web Camera Pro offers a solution through its integration with VideoSurveillance.Cloud. Instead of storing hours of irrelevant footage, the system can be set to save only the footage where specific object movements are detected, thus saving considerable disk space.
For enhanced security, uploading these events to a cloud service like VideoSurveillance.Cloud is recommended. Not only does this ensure data safety, even in case of local system failures, but it also allows for real-time access from anywhere, facilitating quicker responses to potential security threats.