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Having reliable 24/7 video is extremely important for businesses in any industry. You may need to use footage for insurance claims, criminal investigations, or investigating an internal incident. Of course we provide this to you, but we don't stop there. With built in AI and business analytics, using Astra camera systems is almost like hiring a personal assistant that never sleeps.
Astra ONLY operates with 24/7 hardwired systems, with 3 different recording methods (cloud, hard drive, on-board SD) to protect against equipment failure, internet outages, and human interference.
Our plethora of smart features is designed to give you new tools and insights about the operation of your business. These features are independent from other analytics our cameras do such as event detection, which is available in both our residential and commercial camera systems.
Accessing your cameras is as easy as opening up our mobile app or customer website, and selecting the video tab from our list of all-in-one services. Every camera connected to your account is viewable both from its live view, as well as its recorded storage.
We send check ins to each camera to ensure they are functioning as normal. With this health monitoring, we can also diagnose and alert of potential hard drive failure before it occurs.
If you have used Wi-Fi before, you have surely been frustrated with outages. We think that is plenty frustrating by itself, which is why we would NEVER risk your cameras going down during these instances.
Commercial grade cameras means protection against commercial grade threats. Whether its a summertime storm or a December blizzard, our cameras operate in all terrain.
These cameras run 24/7 to detect unexpected or after-hours activity. With built in AI that can distinguish between people, animals, and vehicles, stay in the loop of everything going on at your business.
Privacy is important to us, which is why we have very limited access to your system during normal operation. However, if there is something we can do to help from our office, we can send a time limited access request, which after approval allows us to diagnose and resolve any confusion on the software side of the system.
SmartView is your business' helping hand in quickly finding verification of events that occurred throughout the day. This is where you see all video clips taken on an interactive timeline, noted with the specific occurrence that triggered it.
Astra cameras are equipped with several smart functionalities, including queue monitoring. This feature is achieved by using AI to calculate how many people are in a given waiting area, averaged by the amount of time spent at the front of the line. This provides a real-time wait time tracker, as well as monthly reports for easily identifying changes or trends.
Usually programmed on the main entry camera, occupancy tracking is achieved by drawing a straight line that indicates when somebody is entering or exiting your business. Our cameras track and count this number in real time so you always know how full you are, or how many people need to be accounted for in the event of an emergency.
Heat maps are fantastic tools for retail or brick and mortar businesses. We draw a ground zone on the camera, which gathers data to create a colorful overlay of information based on the foot traffic of customers within the area. This can help you identify "hot" areas of your business and move merchandise / promotional items accordingly. Designed to put more tools in your business' belt, and more money in your pocket.
Built in AI distinguishes between these 3 categories, sending you customized notifications in real time. Because this AI is searching for specific types of movement such as a person's legs or wheels on a car, it filters out random, ambient motion such as leaves blowing or snow falling. This reduces the amount of annoying and unimportant alerts ten-fold!
Many Astra devices have secondary functions to interact with our cameras. Actionable video search shows all notable events that occurred throughout the day. Selecting a specific event will automatically pull up a coinciding video clip. For example, if John badges in to unlock the store for the day, this section will show what time he arrived, and the video clip attached verifies that John was the one who scanned.
We even make data reports look sexy. With several different report types from our collection of features, we can surely find one that benefits your business. These reports are included standard with any Astra commercial camera system, and can discover improvements for your business to make. Whether you're concerned about capacity, customer experience, or interest in product, the Astra mobile app houses everything you need to make informed decisions for all.
We've talked a lot about what our cameras can detect live, but they can also go back in time! For example, you think somebody was messing with your vehicle at some point today, but you have been so busy that you're not sure you can give a decent time frame. Simply draw a box around your vehicle and press go. Our camera's will automatically pull up all clips of activity that were recorded within that box, reducing your investigation time by countless hours and putting all suspects in one place.