Video analytics at the edge


• Video analytics at the edge adds sense and structure to your video footage using metadata

• Essential Video Analytics for standard applications

• Highest accuracy and robustness in extreme environments with Intelligent Video Analytics


The growing demand for more detail and the increasing number of network cameras has consequences. Skyrocketing amounts of data need to be viewed when looking for evidence or monitoring live. Bosch video analytics at the edge helps to keep data manageable.

It adds metadata to add sense and structure to your video footage at the point of capture. This enables you to stream only what’s relevant, retrieve evidence quickly and simply, and trigger alarms when needed. This eliminates the need to process hours of video data, making it easier to manage than ever before.

To tailor your solution to your exact needs, Bosch offers two different types of video analytics at the edge: Essential Video Analytics and Intelligent Video Analytics.

Documents Description
Bosch IVA on the egde via Onvif V4.pdf This document describes the usage of the Bosch edge Intelligent Video analysis via the standard interface ONVIF. With ONVIF (Bosch FW 6.10 and higher) it is supported to receive Analysis Events based on the IVA rule engine on the edge and the metadata stream in the ONVIF format.
VCA_CapabilitiesPerDevice_FW630_Technical_Note.pdf Bosch provides quite different devices with IVA: Fixed cameras with different resolutions, PTZ cameras, thermal cameras and encoders. These devices have different video properties and different processing power available. This has an effect on the supported IVA feature set and detection distance.
This tech note summarized and explains these differences.
VCA_Clients_FW630_Technical_Note.pdf IVA Clients & Integration
IVA itself runs in the camera. To receive the alarm events and visualize the results, a client is needed. Each client can choose to present only a part of information provided by IVA and in a different way.
This technical note summarized the different integration possibilities available today and the clients supplied by Bosch.
VCA_MuseumMode_FW630_Technical_Note.pdf IVA 6.30 Museum Mode
The IVA museum mode is an optimized tracking mode to detect whenever someone tries to reach towards and touch a valuable asset like a museum exhibit. It can also be used in any other application where approaching a sterile zone from a more crowded environment shall be detected.
VCA_ObjectClassification_FW630_Technical_Note.pdf This technical brief provides an overview of the functionality and configuration of IVA’s newest feature, Object Classification. This new feature is available on CPP-4 and CPP-6 IVA capable devices and replaces the “Head Detection” task in IVA. Object Classification provides tracking for cars, bikes, upright persons and trucks.
VCA_Counting_FW630_Technical_Note.pdf IVA 6.30 People Counting
This technical note describes how to count people with IVA 6.10, what the best perspective is, how to set it up, how to get the data from the camera, and what the best practices are.
VCA_ShipTracking_FW630_Technical_Note.pdf IVA 6.30 Ship Tracking
This technical note describes how to track ships using IVA, how to configure this and what the limitations are.
Posting Face Snapshots Setup and Guidelines_VER 1_ 7_ 18_13 .pdf Posting Face Snapshots: Setup and Guidelines
The purpose of this technical brief is to:
• Provide the step-by-step process of configuring the upload of snapshots from a Bosch IP Camera with firmware 5.6 and higher to a FTP or Dropbox account.
• Provide best practices, guidelines, and feature limitations.
VCA_IntrusionDetection_FW630_Technical_Note.pdf IVA 6.30 Intrusion Detection
This technical note describes the best practices for and answers common questions regarding intrusion detection using IVA 6.30.
VCA_IntelligentTracking_FW630_Technical_Note.pdf FW 6.30 Intelligent Tracking
Never lose track of an object of interest! Intelligent Tracking automatically zooms in to and follows a selected Intelligent Video Analytics object as far as possible with the camera. For AUTODOME / MIC IP 7000, this means automatically steering the camera to zoom in to the object and follow it. For a FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000, Intelligent Tracking is available in the Virtual PTZ video and steers the dewarped cut-out. For DINION / FLEXIDOME IP 7000 / 8000 cameras, Intelligent Tracking can steer a region of interest (ROI) stream.
VCA_CameraSettingsAndVideoAnalytics.pdf Which camera settings influence video analytics performance in Bosch IP cameras.
VCA_HowToBenchmarkVideoAnalytics.pdf How to benchmark and differentiate video analytics solutions.
VCA_IdleRemovedObjects_FW630_Technical_Note.pdf FW 6.30 Idle / Removed Objects
This technical note describes idle and removed object detection.
VCA_Geolocation_inclVSC_FW640_Technical_Note.pdf Geolocation with FW 6.4x & Video Security Client 2.1
MIC_IP_7000i_WhitePaper_enUS_41962674059.pdf Video Analytics While Moving with PTZ Cameras
Detect “object in field” even during PTZ camera motion. Outside of prepositions and even while the PTZ camera is moving, whether on guard tours or manually, Intelligent Video Analytics can now detect and alarm on “object in field”.
VCA_TaskScriptLanguage_FW650_Technical_Note.pdf How to use the VCA Task Script Language
Including examples for several use cases