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Senstar video analytics device monitors COVID protocols

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Video management software and perimeter intrusion detection solution provider Senstar has released Senstar Safe Spaces, a video analytics solution.

A compact appliance, the Senstar Edge Platform, comes preloaded with Face Mask Detection, Physical Distance Monitoring, Occupancy Monitoring, and Hand Sanitisation Monitoring video analytics.

Senstar Safe Spaces can be integrated into an existing video system or deployed on its own.

Jeremy Weese, Senstar’s COO, says although there is a range of tools aimed at helping organisations monitor compliance, particularly when it comes to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, Senstar has taken the approach of providing a complete solution operating on an single device with embedded analytics.

“Senstar Safe Spaces allows businesses to effectively monitor their premises, receive alerts when protocols are not followed, and ultimately operate safely,” he adds.

The device works with any camera or video encoder that supports ONVIF – an open industry forum that provides and promotes standardised interfaces – and alerts may be sent to any video management software that supports the forum.

Alerts can also be directed to mobile devices, and local announcements can be made via pre-recorded messages over IP speakers.

Weese says video analytics can be run in a range of combinations to detect if individuals are wearing a mask, measure the physical distance between people over time, and monitor hand washing and sanitisation stations to ensure proper hygiene is being maintained. It can also count people entering and exiting to make sure occupancy limits are not exceeded.

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