Eagle Eye Networks, a cloud video surveillance provider, has added a number of new features to the Eagle Eye Video API Platform, which allows customers to build applications that leverage live and recorded surveillance video footage.
The updates to the API platform include new analytics, system performance and network metrics, access provisioning and permissions management functionality, camera sharing, two-factor authentication, remote power cycling on Eagle Eye Managed Switches, and a timeline video view that can be embedded into third-party applications. In addition, the API now gives Eagle Eye users the ability to download footage and use a time-lapse feature to review an hour of video in as little as four minutes.
Another key enhancement is the implementation of Security Assertion Markup Language Single Sign On (SAML SSO), which allows users to access its cloud surveillance tools using the same credentials they're using within their organization.
Eagle Eye says that it has improved the performance of its API platform considerably. In fact, the company boasts that "queries involving thousands of cameras have been improved by 10x."
The Eagle Eye Video API Platform was originally launched in 2014 with the purpose of allowing existing security cameras to "be transformed into intelligent tools for sales, marketing, business operations improvement and planning, social media, and more." The company says that hundreds of developers, including resellers and end users, have built a wide variety of applications with its API. These include fleet management, virtual doorman, point of sale, and warehouse and robotics applications.