Inside Self-Storage

MAR 2019

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Choosing a Solution Advanced video analytics present an excellent opportunity for improving security and operational efficiency at your self-storage facility. Although many video-surveillance solutions promise the world, few offer the features and benefits you need to leverage AI for meaningful business improvement. An end-to-end platform with video-analytics integration is designed to help you maximize the impact of AI and machine learning. Additionally, the combination addresses key issues you must consider when choosing a solution: • Upfront and ongoing costs: Decisions about video-surveillance technology hinge on cost. An AI-powered solution that works with your current cameras will require no upfront investment in additional hardware. Going forward, the combined capabilities of industry technology generate signifcant savings by reducing or eliminating the need for live video monitoring. • Compatibility with existing systems: The integration ensures compatibility with your current IT infrastructure. Designed to function as a plug-and-play solution, the program seamlessly integrates with your existing analog or IP-based video system. • Cloud-based architecture: This extends the functionality of the AI-powered solution by providing anytime, anywhere access to the security status of your facility. Featuring a single, centralized view of video feeds and security alerts, you can sleep easier knowing you're constantly connected to your operation. Going forward, self-storage operations will face even more pressure to improve security and operational efficiency through intelligent technologies. By understanding your options and investing in the right video surveillance and analytics platform, you can lay the groundwork for significantly better business outcomes in the months and years ahead. Jeff Flowers is the chief operating officer for PTI Security Systems, a provider of access control, site security and additional facility products. From concept to completion, the company helps operators design and implement a total package tailored to their site. For more information, call 800.523.9504; visit ON THE ALERT! Video analytics ensure surveillance images are continuously analyzed in real-time to alert users to things that need attention. This helps organizations make sense of video data and adds an extra layer of protection by providing alerts to potential security risks before or as they occur. Following are a few of the conditions video analytics can be programmed to alert on: Line Illegal Loitering People Speeding Color crossing parking counting matching Source:, "Video Analytics for Security and Beyond" 34 ISS I March 2019

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