BossVision PRO Features
Our robust and reliable Video Analytics are now available in four custom packages to best fit your application requirements:
- BossVision PRO Parking
- BossVision PRO Security
- BossVision PRO Retail
- BossVision PRO Traffic
- BossVision PRO Face
With our custom modules you only pay for features you use!
These new modular packages offer wide range of events and maximum flexibility. Any of the four modules can be combined to provide the best solution that meets any requirement. To use a camera for customer counting during the day and doubling as a security camera at night, BossVision PRO Security module can easily be added to the BossVision PRO Retail module.
BossVision PRO lives up to Boss Life Security’s motto “the intuitive video analytics” and facilitates the most intuitive user interfaces to review video and detected events with a wide selection of methods, including:
- Map view for at-a-glance understanding of camera interactions.
- Third party triggers to embed event information in various systems, including exacqVision, Milestone VMS, Cisco VSM, and Immix.
- Email notifications for various alarms to be instantly aware of high level events.
- And more…
Customer traffic information such as counts, flow patterns, queues and dwell time provides invaluable business intelligence. BossVision PRO Retail module can notify managers that there is a long queue at the check-out line, report daily customer counts, and generate heatmap data of commonly traveled paths through the store. With BossVision PRO Retail, intelligence data can be made available to other retail applications in place, increasing all aspects of business efficiency.
With a history of government projects and deployments, our analytics were originally developed for the security domain. BossVision PRO Security can send an alarm directly to your Video Management System, or to your smart phone as an email. With many events to choose from a thief breaking into a doorway after hours, a person entering a one way door from the incorrect direction, or a vehicle loitering outside of your building, BossVision PRO Security will notify the security staff of event occurrence.
With BossVision PRO Traffic, all you need is a camera and a computer for processing; no longer is it necessary to manually count vehicles in hours of video collected at intersections. While human counting is labor intensive, pressure hose counters are often inaccurate, and magnetic loop counters are expensive and not always feasible. BossVision PRO Traffic is a mobile solution that can be moved from location to location to perform collection and analysis. The flexibility to process in either real-time or archived footage, will guarantee the perfect solution for any project.
BossVision GPU Processing
BossVision’s GPU enabled products lower the hardware cost of deploying Video Analytics
- Support an increased number of cameras on equivalent CPU hw
- Run video analytics on higher resolution video imagery without requiring special hardware
- Increase the capacity of existing hardware for a fraction of the cost of a new computer by using a low-cost GPU card
Video analytics is a computationally intensive process and requires powerful hardware for accuracy. BossVision PRO overcomes this computational hurdle by utilizing graphics processors designed for the video gaming industry.
Graphics cards contain powerful programmable coprocessors (GPUs) designed to process pixels in parallel, this provides great potential for acceleration of video analytics algorithms. All BossVision algorithms leverage GPU processing which results in lower hardware cost for deploying VA for any application.
CPU/GPU processing time comparisons of sample parallel BossVision PRO processes are shown in the table below for different frame resolutions.
Using the CPU, the computer must analyze each portion of the scene sequentially.
However, using GPUs, the scene can be broken up and each portion analyzed simultaneously.
Below is an example of faster than real time processing using a GPU, allowing extremely fast post-processing of videos.
One of the features which differentiates BossVision PRO from other video analytics solutions is our robust classification. Available with all relevant event types in all BossVision PRO Modules and BossVision LiTE, this allows you to dramatically hone in on the objects of interest.
The default classification types included with BossVision PRO are person and vehicle, and with the ability to add unlimited user defined classification types, we open this up to you. Whether you want to exclude animals such as deer or dogs, detect between cars, trucks and motorcycles, exclude customers with shopping carts from your counts, or any other use case, we provide the freedom to do so.
While many similar “classifications” can be obtained by alarming only on objects of a certain shape or size, or objects that only move in a certain way, these characteristics will not provide the same confidence. In perspective views, where the objects in the far distance are smaller than those in the near, object classification is much more robust, not to mention it is easier to collect 5 training samples than to play with settings until you have a good description of what you are detecting.
The classification is set up through a brief training, allowing you to take images directly from your camera and use them as examples, specifying exactly what each type should be defined as on that camera. The training takes only a few moments, and allows us to get good classification results on any camera view.
Sample classification use cases:
- Alarm only on vehicles to create a robust count without person detections included.
- Alarm only on people, excluding deer and other animals.
- Detect between vehicle types for more complete data.
- Detect between single people and groups for differentiated customer counts.
- Alarm only on people, and filter out false detections of doors or other moving objects.
- For nature or farming purposes, detect only specific animals of interest.
- In factories, detect incorrect items or residual material.
- And many more…
BossVision PRO: Intuitive User Interface
The BossVision PRO system is split into two components through which users can add video streams or files to analyze, control object and event detection settings, and monitor events. The BossVision PRO Admin performs tasks specific to administrators, while the BossVision PRO Monitor allows for efficient camera and event observation.
The BossVision PRO Admin (below) is used to add and configure new video sources (from live camera or from file) and to create event spies. The BossVision PRO system is preconfigured for quick start up times, but is also highly customizable for optimal results over a wide range of event scenes. In most deployments, you will only need to adjust 1 or 2 settings before adding your events. In more challenging scenes, we still give you access to advanced settings, so you can achieve optimal detections.
BossVision PRO Monitor
The BossVision PRO Monitor is the client application, used to watch the activities of tracked objects, camera views, and the processing and event detection results. Many different options for the camera display are available, including the capability to set up touring camera groups.
Intuitive task centric views let you easily accomplish tasks, such as event review, searching for events, reviewing archived video, generating reports, searching and reviewing tracks, and generating heatmaps. While different tasks will be used more for different types of deployments, the functionality is included to allow you to get the most from your processed video.
Review your live video at a glance, with the ability to include up to 48 cameras in one camera layout, see the event zones over-laid on the live video, see up-to-date counts and flashing indicating unreviewed events on that camera.
Optionally, give your users the ability to pause processing and add privacy masks from this application for a preset duration.
Access and review events detected by BossVision PRO. You will see the list of events, when one is selected, you can see the event snapshot and event details, along with the live video of that camera. Events can be deleted, flagged, or acknowledged, including the ability to add event descriptions. Optionally, events and event snapshots can be exported and shared.
Search Events View
Events can be searched according to a variety of properties, including classification type, schedule, camera, event, and time period. The filtered events can be reviewed, with the event snapshot and event details available. Events can be exported as a CSV for further event analysis in other programs.
BossVision PRO can either archive video for you or can ingest archived video from one of our VMS partners. Search for the video duration of interest, and view the events only summary.
Events from multiple years in the past can be used to generate reports. Typically used in retail or traffic domains, this feature can also let you compare events this year vs. previous years to show the efficacy of new security measures. Events are displayed in a variety of attractive charts and are ready for export and to be shared with decision-makers.
BossVision VA Version Comparison
This table offers a comparison between the three major versions of BossVision PRO- BossVision Lite and BossVision Modules. For more information on the domain specific event rules included in each module, see the specific module page: BossVision PRO Face, BossVision PRO Parking, BossVision PRO Retail, BossVision PRO Security, and BossVision PRO Traffic.
|BossVision PRO Product Line||Lite||PRO Module|
|Intelligent Detection & Tracking||✔||✔|
|Trainable Object Classification||✔||✔|
|User and Group Management||✔||✔|
|System Auditing Tools||✔||✔|
|Camera Settings Templates||✔||✔|
|Core Event Rules:||✔|
|Domain Specific Event Rules:||See additional event rules for each module on the module page|
|PRO Face: Face Detection and Matching||✔|
|PRO Retail: Retail Events||✔|
|PRO Security: Security Events||✔|
|PRO Traffic: Traffic Events||✔|
|Notification of Camera Loss||✔|
|Notification of Low Frame Rate||✔|
|Video Processing Resolution||limited||unlimited|
|VMS Video Ingestion||✔||✔|
|View Live Video||✔||✔|
|View Archived Video||✔|
|Floor Plan View||✔||✔|
|Event Graphs, Search & Review||✔||✔|
|Audio & Contact Closure||✔||✔|