The majority of current video surveillance systems are inefficient, as they only have the capability to record and store video streams.
One of the main challenges facing video surveillance is the monotony of continuously monitoring empty spaces such as hallways, storage facilities, parking lots, or structures. The footage from multiple cameras, often displayed on a wall monitor or a bank of split-screen monitors, renders operator monitoring impractical and ineffective. Monitoring hundreds of cameras is also an expensive task, requiring costly equipment and substantial storage space. While diligent employees can be found, it may be more efficient to delegate routine tasks to computers.