New analytics platform provides intelligent, real-time surveillance
BRS Labs, of Houston, TX, is introducing a new product to the market -- the world’s first video surveillance behavioral analytics platform known as AISight.
AISight serves as the eyes and ears of any critical security environment by watching, analyzing and then identifying suspicious behavior 24/7.
“We have developed a product that is behavioral analytics and it’s really the first type of software of its kind where we have the ability to observe and learn what is normal or abnormal in the field of view of a camera,” Lynn Welch, director of communications for BRS Labs, told GSN: Government Security News. “It learns the same as a human does, through observation over time.”
With major cities across the nation trying to improve security by installing networks that bring together a wide variety of cameras, chemical, biological, and identity recognition sensors, AISight is a unique platform that can be added to an existing CCTV system. The system is easy to install and can be managed from a computer desktop or a handheld device. There are no coding, trip lines or area designations.
“One of the things we built into the project was a very open architecture,” said Welch. “It hinges on the capability that the analysis can be shared simultaneously, not only to command and control but also to responders in the field. So it can provide immediate actionable intelligence.
“For instance, when something suspicious happens, it captures a five second clip and alerts the end-user or security responder. It works on any PDA or mass notification device and is totally compatible with all major command-and-control systems."
The system has already been deployed throughout Birmingham, AL, and is in use at many banks in Brazil.
AISight can “track and identify hundreds of individual moving objects simultaneously, the artificial neural networks within AISight learn to differentiate between normal behavioral patterns and abnormal activity, alerting on suspicious actions as they unfold,” according to the company’s press release.
“The use of advanced artificial neural network technology for the proactive identification of security threats is the future of intelligence-based law enforcement operations,” says John Frazzini, president of BRS Labs. “The recent attempted bombing in New York City highlights the need for a proactive as well as reactive and forensic use of video surveillance systems. The identification of possible security threats in real-time, based on the detection of anomalous behavioral activity, can materially shift law enforcements readiness posture to a more forward leaning stance.”