Multi-scene rendering, advanced analytics, tamper detection and other innovative features help users quickly pinpoint threats.

Honeywell released an updated version of its digital closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system, Honeywell Digital Video Manager (DVM). The latest release, DVM R300, features an enhanced multi-scene interface that makes it easier for users to configure camera views and customize the system.

DVM R300 also includes advanced video analytics, camera tamper detection, and support for streamer I/O and bi-directional audio, among other new features. Combined, these enhancements help improve security by facilitating a faster and more informed response to potential threats.

DVM allows users to view, record, play back and store security video clips across an existing or dedicated network. With the improved interface, operators can tailor the cameras they see on screen with drag-and-drop configuration. The interface supports both standard and widescreen formats as well, letting users create the views they need to suit operational requirements.

DVM R300 also increases the accuracy of event detection through the integration of Honeywell’s suite of intelligent video analytics: Active Alert®, Smart Impressions® and People Counter. The Active Alert analytics in particular help identify, track and analyze on-camera action to automatically distinguish between routine and suspicious activity that operators might otherwise miss. They allow DVM to generate real-time alarms based on specific activity and behaviors. For example, the analytics tools can automatically alert operators and start recording video if a vehicle parks in a restricted zone or someone
removes an object under surveillance.

The tools can track as many as 20 targets in each camera view and report on more than
35 actionable events. They also can filter out environmental triggers like snow or waving trees to minimize false alarms. To augment the video analytics, DVM R300 also features tamper detection functionality that identifies camera vandalism or sabotage, or obstructions to the field of view. This includes instances in which a camera is intentionally covered, repositioned or “blinded.”