COVID-19 presents the retail industry, many employers and homeowners with a completely new challenge, as employees, customers and visitors must be protected from possible superspreaders. The measures for this are various and reach from temperature measurements over counting visitors up to mask control, which so far usually must be controlled and enforced by security personnel or own employees.
Dahua has automated many of these tasks in the latest camera models and integrated them into the firmware via AI software. Depending on the model, the cameras can measure the temperature of visitors, automatically analyze images, count people and detect whether or not a mask is worn. The systems can automatically grant or deny access, or automatically issue warnings via integrated loudspeakers, for example to remind visitors to wear a mask.
The cameras are installed and powered via RJ45 network cables (PoE). The administration is done via a clearly arranged web interface and up to 64 cameras can be controlled and operated via the free Dahua video management software DSS-Express, which is included in the scope of delivery. Due to the easy installation and the German language menu navigation, the video systems are also suitable for beginners.
The innovative strength of the world's second largest camera manufacturer is demonstrated by a few impressive key figures: 6,000 of the almost 13,000 employees work in research and development alone and hold around 1,400 patents in the areas of AI, idD, cloud services, video, internet security, software and many other technologies. 10% of the annual turnover (2.89 billion US$ in 2017) is invested in research and development (R&D).
Dahua presents new products and features in regular and free webinars, to which INCOM is happy to register new customers for free. The next dates are the webinar for the VMS platform DSS-Express on November 24, or the webinar "The Mask Guard" on November 26.