About: Aware Search tool

Last modified: Tuesday February 23, 2021.

The Ava Aware software includes powerful search tools to enable you to investigate and find evidence events.

Search screen

Figure 1 – The Aware Search tool

Included are several search features; searching for the appearance of people or vehicles, identifying when an object crosses a line, identifying when objects are loitering, or creating a search by importing information from rules you have created in Aware.

Quick searches from Video view or Map view

You can quickly search for an object (person or vehicle) from the Video view and from Map view.

Appearance Search

With Appearance search, you select the key parameters of what you are searching for. When looking for a person, you can search for the color of clothing they are wearing on their torso and legs. You can also select a color not to be used in the search — for example, to exclude staff wearing a uniform, select the color of the uniform to be excluded from searches.

When looking for a vehicle, you can define color to search for.

Additionally, if you have an image of the person or vehicle you are looking for, you can use the image as the basis for your search.

Sound Search

With Sound search, you select the type of sound of interest. Currently, only Glass breaking has been implmented, but further sound types are in development.

Loitering Search

Aware includes the ability to search for people or vehicles that are loitering in view of your cameras. Loitering is defined as "standing or waiting around without apparent purpose" for a period of a minute or more within the view of a camera.

Additionally, if you have an image of the person or vehicle you are looking for, you can use the image as the basis for your search.

Line Crossing Search

Often, you might have a camera view where you expect people or vehicles to normally be in one area of the view, but not in another. You can search for either vehicles or people crossing a line between these two zones.

Additionally, if you have an image of the person or vehicle you are looking for, you can use the image as the basis for your search.

Search by Import from Rules

Aware includes the ability for you to define rules to provide alarms and that trigger actions when specific events occur. You can configure the Search tool to search based around a pre-created rule.