Johnson Controls is introducing a new, more powerful Network Video Recorder (NVR) that will provide the foundation for self-training analytics and, eventually, artificial intelligence. The hardware offers highly accurate people counting and tracking from an overhead view by distinguishing between humans and objects in the camera’s field of view. When combined with the full suite of analytics available through VideoEdge, as well as the command and control of the victor Video Management System, users are able to access insightful business data.
Kogniz announced a $4M seed financing round led by The Entrepreneurs’ Fund, Tom Chavez (Krux acquired by Salesforce.com), Auren Hoffman (Liveramp acquired by Acxiom), and other industry investors who are uniquely focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence. After 24 months of development, the Kogniz team has launched its first suite of products that use computer vision and AI to enhance security, safety and efficiency in any physical environment.
The urgent challenge for security personnel to noninvasively scan people in real time and in public to detect and “see” if they are carrying weapons or explosives without physically searching them will soon be solved with the launch of SWORD by Royal Holdings Technologies Corporation. SWORD, the world’s first mobile 3D imaging scanner, attaches to a Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone and Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus. SWORD can be used to scan backpacks and handbags that are being carried or have been left unattended. It can also detect listening devices used for espionage and intelligence gathering.
We know by now that the possibilities and opportunities presented by artificial intelligence (AI) to both the security industry and beyond are nearly limitless; as one of the most exciting and fastest growing branches of computer science, AI has demonstrated its ability to provide exceptional efficiency and task adaptability to a wide range of markets. In areas that are seeing rapid growth and the need for increased productivity, users demand solutions that simplify and enhance processes in a cost-effective manner.
Leaping to the forefront of the rapidly growing fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics, Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), a global leader in smart connected devices and systems for residential, security, access control and digital health markets, announced the acquisition of San Jose, California-based IntelliVision Technologies Corp., a pioneer and leader in Artificial Intelligence, smart cameras and deep learning-based video analytics software. IntelliVision will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of NSC. IntelliVision will continue to support its customers and products.
IndigoVision announced that the next release of their Artificial Intelligence powered by BriefCam will include the latest security features in the industry, and will be launched within the coming weeks, additional to it being previewed at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas. IndigoVision’s Artificial Intelligence powered by BriefCam allows IndigoVision customers to quickly and easily review hours of footage in minutes, rapidly identifying people and objects of interest by object type, attribute, direction, color or size.
Pelco™ announced a technology alliance with IBM, the global technology company and leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), to create “Pelco Analytics Powered by IBM.” The collaboration seamlessly integrates IBM’s deep learning analytics into Pelco’s video management system (VMS), leveraging data from video footage to quickly identify and respond to potential risks or opportunities.
Kogniz announced today the introduction of the company’s first product, AICam. The technology offers businesses fully-autonomous surveillance cameras with artificial intelligence that identify people and threats in real-time, using video-based facial recognition and object detection. AICam is based on the Kogniz Edge Platform, a unique combination of advanced camera processing and cloud services. This architecture allows cameras to be added on-demand without any additional hardware or infrastructure, with multiple cameras working in unison to provide cross-location people identification and recognition.
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Avigilon Corporation announced its latest AI innovation in video analytics capabilities with the launch of Avigilon Unusual Motion Detection (UMD) technology, available in its upcoming Avigilon Control Center (ACC) 6.8 video management software. UMD is an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology that brings a new level of automation to surveillance and is designed to reveal events that may have otherwise been missed.