An easy way to stop suspicious activities or guide people to get to safety is through quick and clear verbal communication. Suppose your school, store, museum, or stadium has security cameras with speakers or audio output systems. In that case, your operators can send personalized warnings or instructions from a distance using audio talk down.
Five years ago, a school district installed video security cameras with speakers to support resource officers and ensure their students and staff are safe. They have recently decided to connect these existing cameras to an open cloud video security platform. This enabled them to watch over hallways, canteens, gyms, and libraries and receive real-time notifications. When students are fighting, if a child is lost or someone is loitering on campus, operators can quickly reach these students or visitors and ask them to stop the altercation or instruct them to reach the nearest staff member. This school saved money by not having to rip and replace their existing security cameras and improved incident response times to mere seconds instead of minutes.
Today, video and audio analytics help organizations become more proactive and detect details that would otherwise have been missed. Deploying audio features to protect your people and facilities better should be seamlessly integrated with your existing technology. Furthermore, it should be easy to configure these audio rules depending on your retention policies, storage requirements, or local legal regulations. With Ava’s 5.2 video security release, you can use all the audio features covered in this blog post to increase your situational awareness and respond to incidents faster.
*This feature is currently in beta.