Viakoo gets patent for IoT video surveillance quality measurement system

Sept. 18, 2020
The patented Viakoo solution generates three key measurements that together define the overall operational health of an IoT surveillance system.

Viakoo, a provider of technology for managing and securing distributed IoT devices, announced that its has been awarded a U.S. patent for its systems and methods for measuring the quality of video surveillance IoT infrastructure.

The patented Viakoo solution generates three key measurements that together define the overall operational health of an IoT surveillance system. These measurements can be used to: identify whether a video stream is working properly; alert users when there are issues that could threaten the integrity of the video recording; help point the responsible people towards service and maintenance needs. 

"Modern video surveillance IoT applications are larger and more complex than ever before, and at the same time, the video recordings they capture are more important than ever before," says Bud Broomhead, Viakoo CEO. "This new measurement system is just what administrators need to help ensure that their systems are working correctly and, in the case that there are issues, where to focus their attention to get those issues resolved quickly and efficiently." 

In its patent announcement, Viakoo emphasizes the point that:  

"Up until now, determining whether video streams are properly recording has been a complex, time consuming, and labor-intensive process. Existing network monitoring tools provide plenty of measurements, but don't accurately identify whether each video stream is working properly, being recorded completely, or being retained for the intended period of time. Usually, they can only identify more obvious situations where physical devices fail completely. 
Using the new patented measurement system, it is now possible to define the overall operational health of a video surveillance infrastructure at the desired level of complexity from a single video stream to a more comprehensive system measurement. That is, the company can create overall measures for a single video stream, a single digital video recording server, a collection of servers and the associated surveillance cameras at site, a collection of sites, or an entire distributed organization.  
Furthermore, by regularly capturing these values, measures can be observed for trends at any level, revealing historic issues, systemic problems or evidence of improvement in meeting organizational goals." 

Viakoo says the invention effectively solves an important problem for video surveillance IoT operations, as well as provides a comprehensive solution to any IoT application of devices streaming data to recording systems. For more information, visit www.viakoo.com.

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