Video surveillance software: Avigilon Control Center

As a distributed network platform with enterprise-class reliability, Avigilon Control Center is able to efficiently capture, manage and store high-definition surveillance video while intelligently managing bandwidth and storage. Avigilon Control Center can be pre-installed and configured on an Avigilon™ Network Video Recorder (NVR) or work as stand-alone software, to meet the needs of any type of installation.

Avigilon Control Center records and manages both video and audio from Avigilon’s line of megapixel cameras (from 1 MP to 29 MP). ACC can seamlessly integrate conventional analog cameras, along with a broad range of third-party IP cameras and encoders, giving you the ability to build a hybrid system — providing you with a budget-conscious migration from analog to digital. ACC’s easy-to-use interface allows personnel to evaluate and respond to events with minimal training.

HDSM Technology

Avigilon Control Center uses HDSM™ software technology to efficiently compress and preserve image quality while intelligently managing HD image transmission throughout the Avigilon system – sending only the requested portions of captured images to operator workstations. This technology delivers the best possible image quality while providing immediate savings in transmission bandwidth allowing operators to use less powerful workstations and thereby reducing costs. HDSM technology leverages leading imaging, hardware, data compression and information technologies to maximize performance of the Avigilon system.

Avigilon Control Center 5 Features

  • User Interface  Avigilon Control Center’s system explorer functionality gives you more control over what you see at your workstation or video wall by allowing you to resize the interface – so you can focus on image windows rather than a complicated screen layout. For greater efficiency, the controls you use most often are easy to access, and the ones you use the least, tucked away nearby for easy accessibility.
  • Collaborative Investigations  ACC 5 allows multiple operators to view and interact with the same layout and interface in real time. Now a user can push their feed to another workstation, and they both have complete control to manipulate and maneuver it on their own, saving the users time by letting them demonstrate incidents and review HD video together – all without ever being in the same room.
  • Crash-Proof Enterprise Server Management  Up to 100 servers can be synchronized as a single cluster, operating as one unit, with no dedicated management server required. So if one goes down, the others are still fully operational and already have the information and settings that would normally be lost. And adding new servers is as easy as plugging them in – they’ll automatically grab all the user’s information and settings, with no setup required.
  • Centralized System Administration  Large enterprises can manage users from a centralized system and standardize deployments by providing the ability to deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. The system allows a central administrator to delegate the management of local users and groups to a local administrator without giving them access to systems outside their jurisdiction.
  • Intelligent Virtual Matrix  With ACC 5, you can flawlessly transform your static video wall into an intelligent video wall, finally utilizing its full capabilities – easily maneuver through camera feeds, manipulate your wall’s layout, interact with video, zoom, rewind, isolate, and much more.
  • Multi-Megapixel High-Dynamic-Range Image Display
    • Analyze detailed regions from single or multiple cameras.
    • Use viewing tabs to allow single operators to switch between multiple cameras located throughout large enterprise systems.
    • Digitally zoom and pan within an image with a mouse or surveillance joystick. Automatic dynamic contrast enhancement reveals low-light details for unmatched digital PTZ performance.
    • View live or recorded high definition surveillance footage.
  • Data Protection and Storage Management
    • Redundant recording to multiple NVRs allows a full live mirror of all high definition video.
    • Automatic fail-over NVRs ensure uninterrupted recording if an NVR becomes unavailable.
    • Integrated backup and restore functionality allows recorded HD video from multiple cameras to be securely transferred from an NVR on a defined schedule.
    • Allocate more storage capacity to recent events and taper archived surveillance footage for maximum record times with data aging.
  • Integrated Graphic Mapping for System Layout
    • Graphic-mapping interface lets operators layout cameras and servers on an imported map for easy navigation of large surveillance systems.
    • Maps can be layered and nested, allowing easy navigation through satellite maps, multi-story buildings and very large areas.
  • HD Recording and Playback Timeline
    • Timeline interface with integrated drag-to-zoom capability allows full control over high definition surveillance video playback, in forward and reverse, at variable speeds–up to 8 times faster than real time.
    • Rapidly updating playback system allows intuitive jog or shuttle playback to identify key events and subtle changes.
  • Bandwidth Management and Remote Viewing
    • Fine-tune camera bandwidth usage to optimize image quality and network bandwidth availability with Avigilon’s High Definition Stream
    • Management (HDSM)™ technology.
    • Remotely connect to multiple recorders to view live and recorded surveillance footage over the local area network (LAN) or a wide area network (WAN) connection.
  • Bookmark and Export HD Surveillance Footage
    • Bookmark and export movies or still images in industry- standard formats or in Avigilon loss-less format for third- party forensic work.
    • Exported video can be managed via the Avigilon
    • Control Center Player – which provides all the tools required for analyzing and reviewing captured HD surveillance footage.
    • Bookmarked events are indexed to allow rapid searching using user defined metadata.
    • Bookmarks can be made private to maintain the security of an ongoing investigation.
  • Video Search
    • Unique sub-region thumbnail searching allows you to rapidly find small changes within HD surveillance, covering large areas.
    • Quickly and accurately navigate through large amounts of recorded high definition video with camera-specific event logs.
    • Search through alarms, point-of-sale transactions, license plates and bookmarks.

Advanced Control Center Features

  • Alarm Escalation
    • Allows the creation of complete end-to-end workflows for the monitoring, assignment, and acknowledgement of alarms.
    • Can be triggered by any internal system event, as well as external third-party access control and building management system triggers.
    • Allows organizations to set time-sensitive alerts according to priority to ensure that alerts are addressed and appropriately escalated.
  • POS Transaction Engine
    • Link HD surveillance footage (viewed instantly) with transaction data to address compliance requirements and reduce shrinkage and theft.
    • Exception filtering and reporting allows the triggering of events when transactions match specified criteria.
  • License Plate Recognition
    • Detects specific regional license plates as they appear in the camera field of view to monitor vehicle traffic.
    • Provides a Watch List feature to notify users when specific license plates are detected in the scene.
  • Acquisition Manager
    • Ensures that all Avigilon™ cameras, regardless of resolution, are always configured to collect the best possible image over a wide range of lighting conditions.
    • Configure multiple independent camera-specific motion-detection zones for pre- or post-motion- triggered recording.
  • Simple Camera and Server Installation
    • Unique plug-and-play capabilities for NVRs and cameras automatically identify themselves on the network, without manual configuration or searching–eliminating complex network configuration.
  • Detailed Management, Monitoring, and Reporting of System Status and Security
    • Detailed logs of storage, network, and overall system status to ensure the highest possible system uptime for critical applications.
    • Powerful rules engine lets administrators and operators map any camera or system event to an action, such as triggering output alarm relays, for faster identification and improved response times.
    • Programmable email alerts provide rapid remote notification in the event of camera tampering, a system alert, an alarm or a motion event.
  • Scalable Integration with Legacy Systems
    • Distributed architecture features a .NET-based API that can easily be integrated with other systems, such as access control and building management.
    • Benefit from a new level of HD video surveillance while maintaining a single interface and minimizing training costs.