System requirements for KiwiVision™ video analytics 4.0 - KiwiVision™ 4.0 GA

KiwiVision™ Video Analytics Guide 4.0 GA

Applies to
KiwiVision™ 4.0 GA
Last updated
2018-11-05
Content type
Guides
Guides > Plugin and extension guides
Language
English (United States)
Product line
KiwiVision
Version
4.0

System requirements are the recommended hardware and software components that are required for your product and system to run optimally.

Hardware

The KiwiVision™ video analytics 4.0 module must be installed on a server that meets the recommended server specifications as described in the Security Center system requirements.
Best Practice: For optimum performance, ensure that the analyzer runs on a high performance server. For more information, see KiwiVision™ Video Analytics and Camera Requirements.

Camera requirements

Intrusion detectors can be used with regular or thermal cameras, depending on the requirements of the situation.
  • For objects or people to be detected, their minimum size in the image must be at least 20 x 20 pixels.
  • The minimum resolution required is VGA and video data must contain at least 12 frames per second.
The optimum distance between a camera and object or person depends on the camera and lens. The reference values listed below can be used as a guideline:
Function Requirement
Minimum object size 20 x 20 pixels
Minimum resolution 640 x 480 pixels
Minimum frame rate 12 fps
Optimum distance (dependent on the camera and lens)
  • VGA: 1 - 35 m, 1 - 60 m with thermal camera
  • HD: 1 - 50 m
Maximum distance (depending on the scene, camera, and lens)
  • VGA: 1 - 65 m, 1 - 120 m with thermal camera
  • HD: 1 - 90 m
Best Practice: The following points are not mandatory and will help to reduce false alerts.
The KiwiVision™ Intrusion Detector will filter out camera movement as much as possible. However, less camera movement will allow more sensitive configurations.
  • Mount the camera at a height of 5m with an angle of 40°.
  • Ensure that the camera is mounted so that the objects to be detected are at 90° to the camera field of view.
  • Ensure that the camera is securely fixed to eliminate shaking.
  • Ensure that there are no constantly moving objects in the area of interest. For example, trees, bushes, flags and so on.
  • Ensure that IR illumination (if used) is not mounted directly below the camera.
    Tip: Mount at 0.5m distance from the camera to avoid attracting insects which can generate false movement detections.

Licensing

IMPORTANT: You must have a KiwiVision™ video analytics license that supports the number of intrusion detector instances that you want to run at the same time.