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

KiwiVision™ Video Analytics Guide 4.0 GA

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KiwiVision™ 4.0 GA
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System requirements are the recommended hardware and software components that are required for your product and system to run optimally.


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.


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.