What is Hikvision AcuSense and how does it work?

Hikvision’s very own AcuSense technology is tailored to offer some of the best false-alarm reduction solutions on the market. Research has shown that Hikvision CCTV cameras with this tech can successfully filter out 90% of potential false alarms on average, making it an invaluable tool for both security professionals and small businesses.

False alarms are a costly and simply unavoidable issue for many CCTV systems. With every single misidentified threat, valuable resources, energy, and the time of security personnel is wasted. Hikvision AcuSense technology uses a filtering system to classify targets as humans, vehicles, or “Other” objects.

With a powerful deep-learning algorithm at its core, it can intelligently differentiate between moving objects like shadows, leaves, animals, and other such unexpected movements. Movements that would otherwise trigger conventional CCTV intrusion detection algorithms.

This means that movements are automatically categorised as either human or vehicle movements by time and location, allowing different actions to be taken based on what targets enter a scene. An advanced sorting/archiving method like this can be highly desirable in applications from industrial sites and villas, through to roadside storefronts. 

All AcuSense CCTV cameras are powered by Hikvision’s DarkFighter technology, meaning they won’t miss a beat even in poorly illuminated or night-time conditions. The technology is available in a handful of Hikvision dome cameras, turret cameras, bullet cameras, and NVRs. AcuSense and non-AcuSense cameras/NVRs can be mixed together to provide different functionalities (you can find out more here).

Advanced target classification is just one of the many advantages of Hikvision’s AcuSense tech. Being able to classify targets isn’t much use unless you can do something about it. AcuSense cameras with built in alarm I/O can activate an Audio-Visual alarm (strobe light and speaker) to automatically or manually deter intruders. The brightness of the strobe can be adjusted, and a custom voice recording or alarm sound can even be uploaded to the camera.

Moreover, the Hikvision companion app can be used with an AcuSense CCTV system. Upon detecting an intruder, a snapshot of the scene can be uploaded to the alarm centre and users can be notified via the app in real-time.

Comparison chart for AcuSense cameras against other conventional products

On top of the excellent accuracy of AcuSense tech, an operator can manually establish an “area of interest” by drawing borders on a scene. This area of interest may be an entrance, property border, restricted access area, etc. Activity outside of a designated area can be disregarded, but an alert/alarm can be triggered if a target (human, car, or both) crosses a boundary.

This helps to further reduce false alarms by specifically designating what areas (which could be a thoroughfare or road) shouldn’t be included when looking for intrusions.

Example case of boundary detection for a car entering a designated area

Hikvision AcuSense CCTV cameras and NVRs serve as ideal candidates for replacing old/trigger-happy surveillance systems. They're also perfect for areas that experience more movement or foot traffic than average. Being able to distinguish between people, vehicles, and irrelevant movements so accurately makes it significantly more time and resource efficient than its alternatives. Even just being able to tell a car from a human can be highly beneficial for applications like perimeter defence, access control, or monitoring restricted areas.


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