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OneTrack integrated with VMS Milestone

OneTrack includes a software interface for a smooth integration with Milestone Security Center System. With this interface, a OneTrack controller can transmit directly by IP communication event notification of video analytic to a Milestone Security Center System.

OneTrack integrated with VMS system Genetec

OneTrack includes a software interface for a smooth integration with Genetec Security Center System. With this interface, a OneTrack controller can transmit directly by IP communication event notification of video analytic detection to a Genetec Security Center System.

Security Canada East

We invite you to come and meet us at Security Canada East, April 26, Booth 602A at Sheraton Hotel, Laval.

We will present the Protech-VideoWave perimeter detection systems and our latest version of OneTrack, our analytic object detection and tracking system.

Web based design tool for videosurveillance site

The VideoWave GMAP tool can be used from our web site and provides graphic tools to select camera positions on the Google map view of a site. The tools enable to select position and lens of fixed camera while displaying the resulting detection zone. PTZ cameras can also be displayed with viewing area.

For any question on VideoWave products, please contact us.


VideoWave will present its PTZ tracking system OneTrack at Paris Expo Protection Event, november 7 – 9 at Centre d’Exposition Porte de Versailles.

Stand K081 (Sorhea)

GridSecCon 2016

VideoWave will participate at GridSecCon 2016, in Quebec city, 18-21 october 2016.
This event is dedicated to physical and cybersecurity for public utilities. VideoWave will present its video intelligence product OneTrack.


VideoWave will participate at ASIS INTERNATIONAL 2016, to take place in Orlando from 12th to 15th September 2016.
This event is among the most influential international events for security professionals. Come meet us at booth #1927. VideoWave will present OneTrack its video intelligence and PTZ tracking product.

VideoWave joins Protech along with France-based Sorhea Technology

We are pleased to announce that VideoWave has agreed to merge with Sorhea, an international manufacturer of perimeter detection systems, member of Groupe ST.
Within the groupe ST, VideoWave will continue and expand development of its video intelligence products and will benefit from opportunities resulting from the integration with sorhea’s products and a global distribution network.
Groupe ST includes Sorhea S.A., Lyon, France, Protech USA, Reno, Nevada, manufacturers of perimeter detection systems and TIL Technologies, Aix-en-Provence, France, manufacturer of electronic security systems for buildings.
Videowave’s clients can expect continuation of our activities with the same team and same level of professional technical support.
Our team is very excited about the new opportunities and we focus more than ever on offering our clients the most innovative video security solution and the best technical support.

Thermal camera for object detectors

Working characteristics of thermal cameras are very different from those of conventional cameras. The image of a thermal camera is monochrome and is a representation of relative temperature of objects.

A person or an animal is visible in a thermal image in as much as their temperature is different from the temperature of the background. The contrast in the thermal image can be very different depending on time of day or weather conditions. For example, in an outdoor scene of a cold night, a pedestrian will appear white of light color on a black or dark background. However, in the same scene during a sunny day, the pedestrian walking on hot asphalt will appear black (or dark) on a white or light grey background.

The OneTrack intelligent detection functions work very well with thermal cameras since all is needed for a good detection is a good contrast between objects and the background. The thermal sensitivity becomes especially useful for outdoor surveillance under very low light conditions.

For alarm central monitoring, OneTrack intelligent detection coupled with thermal camera can result in excellent sensitivity with very low false detection. In addition to sending messages to a control stations, alarms can be sent email or to a private monitoring station based on VideoWave’s CMS software.

In a general context, let’s say it is desired to monitor an outdoor area with a PTZ camera and a fixe camera. If the fixe camera is used to detect objects and the PTZ to track them, then in night (low light) condition a conventional fixe camera will not have the excellent contrasted image of the objects that a thermal camera provides and thus the tracking of objects will not be as good as with a thermal camera.

Until recently, the high cost of thermal cameras restricted their usage in many commercial applications. However, new models have been brought to market recently that expand the possibilities for these applications.

We have tested several models from FLIR and have conclude that the new models with very low resolution (80, 45) still deliver good results, when used as detection, not as view image.

Path zone function

Path zone – How it works?

The OneTrack system offers a specific function to watch a special zone called a “path zone” (ex: parking exit). This kind of zone can also be used to watch something of high priority, like a high value object or something dangerous. The system will automatically grab precise zoomed images of this zone when activity is detected inside the zone.

A common usage of this function is to grab licence plate of vehicles moving into this zone, like a parking exit.


Configuring this zone is done on the fixed camera. The zone is drawn along with the path direction. We then specify the exact Pan/Tilt/Zoom position of the PTZ, along with the fixed delay of time to stay on this zone.

When configured, the PTZ camera performs normal tracking operations when nothing special happens into this zone. Once the fixed camera detects an object (vehicle) into this zone, the PTZ is called in priority to move to the previously specified Pan/Tilt/Zoom position. The PTZ will stay in that position for the specified delay. By default, this delay is around 10 seconds. This delay is normally enough to grab a high quality image that allows to read the licence plate. After this period of time, the PTZ goes back to it’s normal tracking operations.

This function is really useful for outside security systems by providing a high level video analytic function without the requirement of dedicated cameras. Incidentally, this function can also count the number of detections in this path zone (ex: number of cars that leaved in a day).

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