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What Is Video Analytics?

The brains of your security system

Video analytics solution detecting an intruder climbing a perimeter fence on an industrial site.

Video Analytics, also known as Video Content Analysis (VCA), is a technology that utilizes algorithms to automatically analyze video content.

Video Analytics solutions perform real-time video processing to automatically generate descriptions (metadata) of what is happening in a video stream. This allows them to perform tasks such as detecting intruders, reading license plates, counting people and tracking objects.

Video Analytics in Security

In the physical security industry, Video Analytics software is a pivotal tool, revolutionizing surveillance and threat detection. By automating the tedious task of analyzing extensive CCTV footage, it greatly enhances the efficiency of security personnel. The generated metadata forms the basis for informed decision-making, empowering security staff to respond immediately to potential threats.

Seamless integration with a video management system (VMS) facilitates surveillance automation by allowing the creation of rules for specific events, alerting security personnel for immediate action.

Types and Applications of Video Analytics

Video Analytics detects and tracks person outside of a gated perimeter.

Video Analytics can be applied in various ways, including object detection and object tracking, motion detection, crowd detection, people counting, loitering detection, detection of suspicious behavior, intrusion detection for theft prevention, identification of individuals driving in the wrong direction, vehicle counting, license plate recognition, fire and smoke detection, and much more.

Video Analytics Solutions

Bosch Video Analytics helps security professionals to address a variety of challenges and delivers value beyond security. We offer a range of camera analytics solutions that integrate seamlessly with various video management systems, helping businesses run in safer, smarter, and easier ways than before.

Woman looking at laptop with video analytic data to run her business in safer, smarter and easier ways than before

Intelligent Video Analytics Explained

Intelligent Video Analytics classifies a moving object as a car and tracks its movement from a long distance.

This advanced technology for Bosch IP cameras takes the next step in converting video data into insights at the edge. It is highly resilient to false triggers and enables long-distance intrusion detection in extreme weather conditions.

AI-Based Video Analytics

We leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to enable users to understand their environment more deeply so they can respond proactively. And ultimately, predict unforeseen or future situations. Developed on Bosch's intellectual property used in automotive applications, like autonomous driving, we have over 20 years of experience developing algorithms for Video Analytics.

Deep learning based Video Analytics drives accuracy levels beyond 95 percent.

Benefits of Bosch Video Analytics

Trusted Solutions

  • 20+ years of experience
  • Developed on Bosch's intellectual property used in automotive applications, like autonomous driving
  • Built-in standard since 2016
  • Future-proof thanks to continuous firmware updates and closed-loop machine learning

Easy to Use and Install

An improved UX design offers security personnel and users an enhanced experience. No calibration is needed for standard use cases. For more advanced use cases, configuration is straightforward thanks to an intuitive graphical user interface, and plenty of customization options.


Learn more about how to install and use Video Analytics technology >

Seamless Integration and Interoperability

Video Analytics integrate seamlessly with Bosch Video Management System (BVMS), cloud services, dashboard visualizations via Remote Portal, and third-party video management software systems to build the most effective security solutions. Our Video Analytics are also supported by ONVIF, the industry standard for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products.


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The Power to Predict

We’re committed to providing security professionals, consultants, specifiers, and end-users with reliable and effective products, software, and services that support their predictive analytics and business sustainability goals. With AI-driven Video Analytics and over 20 years of experience in developing algorithms for Video Analytics software, our Video Analytics solutions help users protect people and property.

To drive applications that go beyond safety and security, our video content analysis solutions also provide valuable insights, such as parking occupancy, people counting, and vehicle classifications. The intelligent data generated during Video Analysis adds sense and structure to the captured video footage, which helps users understand scenes and situations at an ever-deeper level.

Since 2016, we have offered built-in Video Analytics on our security cameras or closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to help keep people and property safe and secure, understand customers, gain business insights, and improve operational efficiencies. Ultimately, we want to empower users to know what's next. We call this the Power to Predict, our guiding principle. And we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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