For video security cameras and systems, capturing images simulates our sense of sight, extending the power of people’s “eyes.” But what if they could use other kinds of “senses” – like “hearing,” “smelling,” “heat sensing,” or even detections that are beyond visual range – to identify and respond to security incidents?

From single to multiple sensors, video security systems evolve with each new trend to fulfill a new potential. And there are already many beneficial advancements being developed across the industry today – and expanding perceptions is one.

There’s no doubt multiple-perception capabilities will make video security systems more powerful – “sensing” the outside environment, identifying events, and providing more detailed information. This will also create more possibilities for video security systems to be used in ever wider scenarios and applications.

Radar has shown great advantages in object detection and movement tracking, which can offer accurate and reliable detection over long distances, unaffected by any kind of weather. Equipped with a deep integration of radar and video, a multi-dimensional camera extends perception in perimeter protection to find objects earlier, track movement, and provide visual images to verify detected objects. Such integration overcomes the technological bottleneck of traditional one-dimensional video perception. It has been applied in traffic safety management to improve detection of potential obstacles or traffic incidents at great distance, out of visual range and in low-visibility conditions. The integration is also ideal for monitoring large, exposed spaces with harsh weather, such as sea ports, airports and large open industrial areas.