Defining Intelligent Video is rather simple. The reality of intelligent video isn’t so much the intelligence but rather the software used to push higher levels of technology to the edge. A more appropriate term for this would be Analytics. Analyzing the video is actually what the software does.
Video analytics use computers to recognize or identify things of interest without the use of a person to “man the helm.” This software alerts an operator when change occurs and deems to be a more accurate way of observing. A human tends to only be able to effectively observe 8 – 12 cameras for approximately 15 minutes. Analytics never need a break, only power… This makes constant monitoring more accurate and cost effective.
Although computers can be fallible the chance of something being missed is less likely by a CPU than human. The computer still needs human verification to make definitive assessments so eliminating human observation completely is out of the question. That being said, many opinions are that computer monitoring for your surveillance is the best method for continuous surveillance monitoring. Analytics software is what gives the computer the power to do this function.