- December 10, 2023
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Real-time video analytics has become a potent ally in the dynamic field of industrial zones, providing an excess of advantages that have completely changed the environment. This technology is transforming operations by strengthening safety protocols and tackling issues unique to the industry. This blog post will discuss specific challenges faced by the industrial zones sector and how AvidBeam’s Video Analytics is changing the way those challenges are approached. We’ll explore the useful applications of video analytics for security and safety in these areas and highlight the outstanding companies that have enthusiastically embraced AvidBeam’s products.
Challenges that the Industrial Zones Sector Encounter in Egypt
Egypt has several challenges in its industrial zones sector. One of the main hurdles is workplace injuries with an average of 14,331 recorded cases per year and about 30% of businesses fail in this industry due to regulatory barriers. These incidents not only put employees at risk, but also result in higher operating costs and legal repercussions.
Moreover, the industry witnessed a 5% drop in revenues, which can be attributed to supply chain disruptions. Therefore, advanced video AI analytics solutions are required to address these challenges and bridge the gap.
Securing the First Line of the Industrial Facility
Perimeter protection is one of the most critical aspects of security. It constitutes the first line in multiple layers of defense that is extremely important for safeguarding industrial zone boundaries, entry areas, and car parks.
Fences, walls, doors, and guards have all been employed for many years to patrol the perimeter and keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. However, these physical barriers also have their limitations; they demand significant manpower and they are inadequate in meeting the increasing demands of modern security threats. For instance, intruders could still find ways to access the perimeter without being seen. Moreover, physical barriers do not provide information about suspects attempting to breach the perimeter fences.
AI-powered video analytics enable more effective loitering detection. By using meaningful information from surveillance cameras, prompt alerts can be triggered to security personnel when an individual lingers near boundaries without purpose, allowing for immediate response to the situation.
Utilizing intrusion detection systems is another way to provide an extra layer of security. Along with surveillance cameras, security operators can detect when someone or something crosses the fence. This helps to deter the risk of security threats such as fraudulent behavior, vandalism, and any other suspicious events.
Intelligent transportation system incorporates cutting-edge technology such as license plate recognition (LPR) to detect and address illegal parking, wrong-way driving, and suspicious vehicles for perimeter protection.
Safeguarding Production Line Operations
One more important step in protecting today’s industrial zones is integrating access control systems with biometric identification. Industrial sites can control access to their production line operations by analyzing an individual’s facial features to ensure that only authorized staff can operate critical machinery.
The adoption of fire and smoke detection integrated with video analytics automatically senses the presence of smoke and flames by triggering notifications to security for immediate action to potential hazards, preventing catastrophic incidents.
Crowd detection systems at evacuation sites help keep workers safe by ensuring there are no blocked-off exits during emergencies. Furthermore, density analysis enables production line operators to maintain social distancing practices and efficient allocation of resources.
By using personal protective equipment detection (PPE), employees can be monitored in real-time to make sure they are wearing the right PPE, such as helmets, safety vests, glasses, and gloves to meet safety regulations.
Keeping Storage and Warehouse Safe
Storage and warehouses are fundamental infrastructures in industrial settings, so it’s important to consider a few key factors to keep the facilities safe and secure. By providing a visual representation of data by color-coded intensity, heatmap technology offers valuable information on traffic patterns to optimize storage layout, allocation of resources, safety for staff and machinery, and reduce overcrowding.
Biometric identification is particularly useful when it comes to managing access to sensitive areas and detecting intrusions. By capturing people’s faces and comparing them to a pre-defined database, security personnel can mitigate any potential breaches.
Smoke and fire detection is another important feature that gives early warning signs when there is a release of electric damage or hazardous gases, helping alleviate fire-related losses and allowing for quick action to stop the disaster.
Video analysis does not only help with security but also facilitates post-incident analysis for law enforcement and forensic investigation when an accident occurs in storage and warehouse sites.
Industrial zones video analytics has an innovative model for spotting unattended items that could pose a security risk. In addition, video AI grants a real-time tracking of containers, forklifts, and loaders in real-time to ensure a better logistics management and a smooth operation of the warehouse.
Protecting Clear Zones in Industrial Areas
Securing clear zones is paramount in industrial sites. Loitering and intrusion detection systems serve as watchful guardians, preventing unauthorized access and keeping a close check on possible intruders. Motion detection is designed to alert security to any suspicious activity, and crowd detection keeps occupancy limits in place to ensure safety in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the loading area.
LPR in clear zones is essential in improving security and streamlining operations. This state-of-the-art technology is capable of capturing and interpreting license plate information quickly and accurately in real time. LPR is essential in clear zones to regulate and monitor vehicular activities, prevent unauthorized access, and ensure a safe and secure environment.
Prominent Organizations Embrace AvidBeam’s Video Analytics
AvidBeam’s advanced video analytics solutions have been successfully implemented in two international factories: a leading bottling and beverages corporation and a prominent fertilizing company. The use of AvidFace has helped both factories to track employee’s presence on their designated sites and ensure that workforce management is running as smoothly as possible.
Meanwhile, AvidGuard has contributed to verify the presence of personal protective equipment like vests and helmets on a specific person within the factory areas, enhancing security measures.
AvidBeam’s Video Analytics has significantly enhanced safety and efficiency in industrial zones. It improves workflow and ensures safety by swiftly identifying issues to safeguard individuals and property. Finding methods to cut down on time and effectively manage employees also helps businesses function more efficiently. Major corporations have already adopted AvidBeam’s video analysis, demonstrating its significance in enhancing safety and productivity in various factories.