Pelco boosts IP camera analytics

Pelco has introduced its latest DS NVs software with added support for analytics.

Pelco by Schneider Electric announced the release of its DS NVs version 7.3.54 software. With added support for analytics as one of the utility's key new features, the company says its Sarix customers can now use any of 8 analytic behaviors to trigger soft alarms in ControlPoint, the client software for DS.

New DS-supported analytics include abandoned object, adaptive motion, camera sabotage, loitering detection, and others. Pelco notes that there are no additional fees for the analytic behaviors, either for Sarix or DS NVs customers. DS NVs 7.3.54 also includes new thumbnail search capabilities and improvements in the Quick Setup as well as general administrative functions of the increasingly popular VMS application.

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Russell Ost, Technical Specialist from Graybar in Sacramento, California, and an early user of the software upgrade commented, “The analytics seem to be working well. Dogs that went through a fence tripped the analytics. You could track them as they roamed the yard.”

Yvonne Schwemmer, senior product marketing manager for the Digital Sentry product line, attributes significant growth in the sale of DS software licenses to the recent release of the DSSRV Network Video Recorder. "The new DSSRV replaces all previous DS hardware offerings and has surpassed company expectations for sales," she said.

Schwemmer cited the hardware specifications of the new DSSRV as responsible for the surge in sales. “We’ve got the latest CPU, on-board graphics, enterprise hard disk drives in an extremely flexible system that can be deployed as an NVR, DVR, or hybrid. It’s giving our customers what they need at a reasonable price. And the software is easy to install and intuitive to use.”

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ONVIF-compliant DS NVs can be downloaded at no cost from the DS NVs product page on and includes four free licenses for Pelco and third-party IP cameras/encoders. DS NVs comes pre-imaged on the new DSSRV NVR with eight free licenses for Pelco and third-party devices.

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