Modern surveillance systems generate an overwhelming amount data and it can be hard to pick out what really matters in all this noise. Applying metadata descriptors to data allows it to be more identifiable, measurable, and trackable, meaning footage becomes easier, and therefore quicker, to find, evaluate, and action.

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Data sources and integration

Metadata is an invaluable tool in terms of video management. But its true potential is realized when applied to multi-system searches that span visual, audio, and process-related inputs. Without system integration and consolidation, this is an almost impossible task for any site of scale.

Metadata is nothing new, yet with the right software it makes so much possible. A surveillance system that supports and simplifies the use of metadata as a search, sort, and retrieval tool makes activities such as object tracking, equipment tampering, behavioral analysis, efficiency monitoring, and safety adherence a straightforward operation.
RFID tracking, GPS coordinates, tampering alerts, meter readings (e.g. temperature or chemical levels), access control records, noise detection, and point of sale transactional data - these are invaluable and common data sources for the safe, secure, efficient, and, where appropriate, profitable management of a site.

Unifying them with visual data via an open protocol command and control platform creates a substantial databank, and metatags provide a universal language to search, sort, and use that bank.

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