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In search of safety and efficiency in the processes, smart cameras gain space in the industries. This system can be used both to guarantee internal security, in terms of the movement of people, and to monitor products, and for their quality.
“If a machine is out of sync, for example, this can be identified much more agilely. This is because the situation is recorded and analyzed in real time. In addition, the camera itself can interact with the physical world, turn off a machine, fire a beep, a light signal, etc.”, comments the administrative director of MVISIA, Fernando Paes Lopes.
SMART SECURITY CAMERAS
In terms of security, smart cameras help control the movement of people in the factory, especially in restricted areas. It should be noted that the system correctly detects the use of safety equipment.
"There are factories that require the use of PPE as helmets, boots, among others. In these cases, the cameras help in the verification and observe if these requirements are correctly fulfilled”, explains Lopes.
The technology can also be applied to control the entry and exit times of people from both restricted areas and areas of greater movement. This is especially relevant if there are episodes that should be investigated.
SMART VS. PRODUCT QUALITY
In the area of quality, through the analysis of the cameras, it’s possible to verify if the product is outside of an established standard. From the form until there is a defect, differences in coloring, etc. Whichever is a visual aspect, the camera can show much more speed and security than if a person made this observation. That is, with the help of smart cameras, it’s easier to observe several times and observe the details of the processes.
The managing director of MVISIA cites a practical example of the agribusiness industry. "Tomatoes, flower seedlings and eucalyptus are products that are usually photographed to evaluate their quality. Photos are used to check if they are all in the same pattern, otherwise the product that is outside the standard is eliminated. Therefore, it’s possible to maintain the homogeneity and quality of the product made available to the customer" he says.
SMART CAMERA: BENEFITS
One of the great benefits of using smart cameras is cost reduction. This is because people withdraw from a process that is quite exhausting and repetitive. In this way, the error is reduced, since the work is done by a machine programmed for the function.
One of the great benefits of using smart cameras is cost reduction. This is because people are removed from a process that is quite exhausting and repetitive. In this way, errors are reduced, since the work is done by a machine programmed for the function.
As you can see, new technologies act in a preventive and proactive way. That is, if the monitoring systems were only activated after a theft after identifying some fault, today the strategy would be different. You can perform real-time analysis to avoid problems. Cameras are great to display dangerous situations, generate alarms, stop machines, collect products, etc.
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