CoastalCOMS supports the ability to automatically detect water level from standard surveillance video, giving watershed managers the ability to measure water levels and visually confirm in-situ sensor readings in support of emergency workflows and catchment management. With scheduled delivery of our Water Level 1.0 in 2013-2014, we will offer an operationally ready solution for sourcing and processing video for water level tracking integrated with market leading VMS software Milestone Xprotect.

How It Works

Using simple in-situ water level measure sticks and/or color boards, we calibrate views and source video from remote cameras (see supported cameras) or camera networks. Once sourced, the video is processed by CoastalCOMS application servers tuned for processing water level. Our systems process customer-defined views and pixel arrays calibrated in our digital asset management system per view per location, allowing for multiple views, scheduled checks, and output formats. The Water Level 1.0 processors detect and measure changes in each calibrated pixel array, which when fused with known water levels or the in-situ measure stick yield an accurate representation of the physical environment and water level in each camera view.

By working with customers to equate the pixel readings to known risk levels, automated readings and threat levels can be made available in near real-time via our application servers and digital asset management systems. This holds true for customers who have private surveillance networks. We can work with your IT staff and your local systems — all we require is access to your VMS systems by our application server for video extraction and processing (VEAP).

Designed for broad level detection rather than fine measurement, these video water level sensors yield accurate results in outflows, lakes or reservoirs, rivers and canals, or other bodies of water.

Access to Data and Reports

We take a consultative approach to reporting, and would like to discuss needs and workflows rather than just dumping data. That said, processed video, timex imagery, and raw data are available via surveillance archives, custom reports, xml data feeds, or full websites dedicated to communication to the public.

Engage with Us

If your organization would benefit from video water level processing we’re interested in speaking to you.