ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATED ACROSS THE COUNTRY » Celebrations are underway today to mark the eighth annual Armed Forces Day, honouring the work and d... Wireless security skills need to prepare for the I... » The proliferation of new Wireless communication technologies within consumer electronics and smart d... Opengear achieves Cisco Compatibility Certificatio... » Sandy, Utah: Opengear has announced that its Resilience Gateway has successfully achieved Cisco comp... Brexit: “The vote in favor of Brexit has been a re... » Executive director of War on Want, Hilary is author of the book The Poverty of Capitalism: Economic ... OF FOOLS OF THE MIDDLE BELT, ONE NORTH AND PASTO... » PART ONE Protesters against cultural imperialism in Nigeria. A treatise on pastoral jihadism, is... Databarracks recognised for second consecutiv... » London-based provider Databarracks has been recognised in Gartner’s June 2016 Magic Quadrant for Dis... INSURERS OFFER BETTER DEAL FOR ARMED FORCES PERS... » Armed Forces personnel posted overseas will from today (Saturday 25 June) be able to keep their moto... Qognify wins Government Security News’ 2016 Airpor... » Qognify, formerly NICE Security has announced that it has been awarded three Government Security New... NSI launches Powered Gates Certification Sche... » The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced today the launch of its ground-breaking Power... Royal Engineers present Blesma with a cheque for... » Earlier this month, Blesma’s Chief Executive (and former Royal Engineer) Barry Le Grys, Associate Di...

CLICK HERE TO

Advertise with Vigilance

Got News?

Got news for Vigilance?

Have you got news/articles for us? We welcome news stories and articles from security experts, intelligence analysts, industry players, security correspondents in the main stream media and our numerous readers across the globe.

READ MORE

Subscribe to Vigilance Weekly

Information Security Header

Switchnet deploys video analytics solution to help The Snow Centre deliver the best customer experience

UK: MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of an innovative installation by Switchnet Systems using innovative video analytics technology to help the UK’s premier indoor skiing and snowboarding centre improve efficiency.

 

The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead is using revolutionary MxAnalytics in-camera video analytics technology, developed by MOBOTIX, to conduct real-time analysis of how visitors to the Centre use key facilities across different times of the day, week, month and year. The system deployed by Switchnet, an Advanced MOBOTIX Partner, has been operational for 2 weeks and has tracked 1500 visitors with 85 - 90% accuracy.

For security, health and safety requirements; the Centre has 40 MOBOTIX cameras covering its indoor ski slopes, bar, restaurant, shops and viewing areas. Utilising an existing Q24 camera covering its main entrance, the Snow Centre is now using MxAnalytics software to automatically count how many people visit the centre and determine where they initially go within the facility. This aggregated data will also be used for trending and forecasting which is vital for ensuring adequate staffing levels and resource allocation.

The system provides detailed reports to senior management at the Snow Centre, and as Managing Director Ian Brown explains, “We pride ourselves on providing a secure venue that meets the expectations of our guests in terms of facilities and service. The use of analytics will allow us to accurately analyze the flow of guests and also enable us to make improvements to the customer experience. We can also use the data to potentially reposition certain features and as an aid to creating new promotions.”

Brown points to the ability to gauge the success of any changes, “We can also see the results of any initiatives on the resulting footfall and as the system continues, the long term trending potential will help us to better manage our staffing levels and seasonal activities” he adds.

The new analytics solution implemented by Switchnet requires no additional hardware as the technology is embedded within the camera. Gregg Pike, Operations Director for Switchnet Systems adds, “This is the second installation we have completed that is benefiting from the new In-Camera analytics technology and we have a number of other projects that are in proof on concept stage.” Switchnet was also responsible for the complete wireless network, IPTV network, VOIP system and high-speed LAN at the facility which was installed in 2009 in just 4 months.