With Video Analytics, the IP camera becomes an intelligent sensor. Using video as a sensor, city traffic planning directors can continuously collect real-time data to analyze traffic flow and implement new policies that result in safer and more efficient roadways. Data examples include pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle counts, average speed and direction, and road occupancy.
In busy cities, Video Analytics can also help monitor parking lot occupancy, curbside parking, and enforce no-parking zones. In lots, cameras can count open parking spots or track ingress and egress, and relay this data to the Genetec Security Center or Traffic Sense. Sharing this information and alternative parking locations on a dynamic message sign can help drivers find open parking faster and reduce traffic congestion and emissions.