Axis cameras with Parquery inside:
Digital parking management made easy

 

Thanks to the Parquery parking app, Axis ARTPEC cameras now give parking analytics for up to 300 spots per camera.

From the beginning, Parquery has set itself apart from the competition with the ability to upgrade existing cameras into multi-purpose parking sensors and flexible software deployment. Our software works with any IP camera of any manufacturer and can run on our cloud servers, partner or client servers (both in the cloud and local), or edge computing on-site near the camera.

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We have extended our offerings with a Parquery parking app for Axis cameras. 

This means that Parquery's software can now be installed on the camera itself, similar to installing an app on a smartphone. It analyzes the images within; thus, the images remain on the camera. Only anonymous numerical and analytical data leave the camera and are transferred over the network and stored on a server.

The Need

A self-contained optical parking sensor that delivers anonymous occupancy data for up to 300 spots without storing or transmitting images. 

Parquery delivers anonymous occupancy data for up to 300 spots

The Solution

Parquery's app for ARTPEC-8 Axis cameras analyses images in the camera

Parquery's parking app for ARTPEC Axis cameras combines in-camera image analysis with the Parquery dashboard as a parking management tool with all data, statistics, prices, forecasts, etc. 

 

Unlocking the power of the Axis AI chip

 

Designed in-house by Axis, the 8th generation ARTPEC system-on-chip (SoC) is Axis’ most advanced chipset. It is specifically designed for IP cameras and deep-learning analytics on the edge (i.e. on-site, in the camera). 


The Parking app lets you leverage the power of Parquery's Artificial Intelligence (AI) directly on the camera. It takes full advantage of the chip to process images in-camera with AI and extract parking usage. 

Parquery can be embedded on any Axis camera with ARTPEC-8 chips
Parquery can be embedded on various Axis cameras with ARTPEC-8 chips

Parquery can be embedded on various Axis cameras with ARTPEC chips. 
(Photos © Axis Communications)

Challenges overcome

When the AI analyzes a new unknown image, it draws on previously learned knowledge. Axis uses a dedicated AI accelerator to make these inferences, which delivers tremendous performance compared to a traditional CPU (processor). Therefore, one of the main challenges in the app development was to adapt the Parquery AI to this special chip in order to harness its full power. 

What’s behind Parquery’s AI?

Parquery integrates into an ARTPEC-8 chip with special AI accelerator for deep learning

The ARTPEC-8 chip with special AI accelerator for deep learning. 
(Photos © Axis Communications)

Benefits of edge computing 

With edge computing, data is processed where it is generated, i.e., in or near the camera. This has several advantages: 

  • Increased privacy and personal data protection
    Data and privacy protection and GDPR issues do not even arise, as images are processed on the spot and only numerical data leaves the camera. Where privacy is a paramount concern, in-camera processing can give customers even more peace of mind and custody of their data, in addition to Parquery’s strict privacy and data protection policy. 
  • Low infrastructure requirements and associated cost savings 
    Since the individual cameras do the heavy lifting of processing its footage, requirements on bandwidth, server processing power and storage are lower. This means cutting costs and greater scalability compared to a central server.
  • Seamless installation experience
    Configure the camera, install the app, and Parquery does the rest. We are also happy to work with partner companies to handle camera configuration and installation for you. 
Parquery's results need a camera, an internet connection, and a server to aggregate the data

The setup is straightforward: a camera with an internet connection and a server to aggregate the data.

The results can be seen on the dashboard or integrated via the API, e.g. in display panels.

Get all the insights with Parquery’s dashboard 

Results are sent to a local or cloud server which aggregates and stores the anonymous numerical data and displays it in an interactive dashboard. Get access to in-depth parking analytics and understand the usage of the parking lot. 

Learn more on Parquery's in-depth analytics

What is needed to make it work?

What’s needed

Once you have an Axis camera with ARTPEC from generation 6 onwards, Parquery will send you the app to install on the camera. Installing is as easy as adding an app to a smartphone with Axis browser-based camera management software. 

The camera can then be  installed on-site, and Parquery will calibrate the app for you. As soon as the fine-tuning for your parking lot is done, the results are accessible on the interactive dashboard. 
 

Installing the Parquery Parking App is as easy as installing a smartphone app

On the camera’s configuration interface, installing the Parquery Parking App is as easy as installing a smartphone app

Would you like the same capability for other cameras?

Upgrade and retrofit any camera of any manufacturer with Parquery on-the-edge, without an ARTPEC chip: A powerful tiny computer – a so-called edge device – can be mounted near the camera, e.g. a Raspberry Pi or an NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX.  This way you can use the power of distributed image processing for any camera. 

Parquery can work on any camera of any manufacturer by using a Raspberry Pi
Parquery can work on any camera of any manufacturer by using a Nvidia Jetson Xavier NX

Raspberry Pi 4, and NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX - energy-efficient, compact machines for edge computing

Get in touch to get started

How to go about a smart parking project?

Contact Parquery; we will be on your side throughout.

To get started, our experts will assist you in determining how many cameras are needed, which camera model to choose, and where to install the cameras with 3D modeling of the parking area

Privacy and data protection

The camera analyzes the images and deletes them once processed. Thus, no image or video data leaves the camera unless requested.

GDPR - Parquery guarantees data protection and privacy

Fully GDPR- and FADP-compliant

 

We strictly comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP). Our dedicated data protection page explains how and which options are available.

CH - FADP - Parquery guarantees data protection and privacy

Parquery is an agile software development company. Bespoke solutions for our customers and partners are our daily bread.

At Parquery, we go the famous extra mile.

 

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