Going Beyond Video Security with Bosch


The importance of video security cannot be understated in the current technology landscape.  That’s why Applied Technologies has partnered with Bosch to not only help companies meet their security requirements, but to go beyond video security to increase ROI and improve efficiencies.

Why physical security is important

When it comes to network security, are you also considering your physical security? Video systems, intrusion alarms, and access control systems are all key pieces of a network security plan. Having the right products and systems in place ensure your business remains safe from physical threats as well as network threats.  Bosch provides award-winning technology that goes above and beyond the highest security demands of today to ensure you are prepared for whatever comes next.  Bosch systems support a high-level of encryption, cloud-based services for monitoring and configuring devices, and secure networks and protocols.

However, security cameras equipped with built-in Video Analytics can be used for more than surveillance and liability reasons.  Minimizing crime is a benefit of security cameras, but now they can also be used to maximize efficiency.

Beyond security

The average video security system simply records, and only 10% of that video data is ever used.  The vast majority of what’s recorded loses its value the moment it is generated.  Bosch offers cameras that are more than devices for capturing video images.

Bosch’s intelligent technologies for video security allow you to make use of data for better efficiencies and opportunities.  The cameras feature built-in Video Analytics to enable them to analyze scenes for reasons that go far beyond security and deliver smart data to help businesses improve safety, increase efficiencies, and reduce costs.

Examples of the advanced analytics capabilities include:

  • Intelligent Tracking of objects in motion
  • People counting
  • Detection of health and safety risks, like blocked emergency exits
  • Video-based fire detection
  • Geolocation
  • Tamper detection
  • Queue detection
  • And more!

Let’s take a real-world example of a grocery store before a snowstorm.  If there’s only one person at a register, they won’t be able to keep up with the long lines. However, the POS system will only show there was a steady stream of customers, not that customers had to wait in long lines to checkout.  Bosch cameras can detect the number of people standing in line to alert store managers that another cash register needs to open.  They can also count the number of people entering and exiting the store to help you determine peak days and times when you’ll need more staff to improve service and generate even more revenue.

Cameras offer so much more than security now.  The goal is to reach 100% utilization of the cameras for security and beyond.

Bosch engages in day-to-day business with you to ensure that you can get the most out of your system.  Their camera systems also integrate with their mass notification systems, which make it ideal for an emergency like a fire.

We’re proud to partner with Bosch because of the value they contribute to businesses and society as a whole.  If you’d like to learn more about what might be the right product for you, reach out to us today!