Magazine article National Defense

Security Software Pinpoints the Unusual

Magazine article National Defense

Security Software Pinpoints the Unusual

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* A Houston company has been issued a patent for what it calls reason-based video surveillance software.

The technology differs from capabilities in video analytics solutions currently available, BRS Labs President John Frazzini said.

Video analytics software receives data from cameras and issues alerts based on very specific and narrowly defined rules pre-programmed by humans, he said. BRS Labs' technology allows computers to autonomously learn to recognize unusual behaviors and warn security teams about them.

The AISight Behavioral Recognition System accepts video streams from standard cameras, detects and tracks subjects, characterizes their appearances and properties, classifies them, learns the patterns of behavior they exhibit and remembers them. If it notices activities that deviate from those patterns, it will alert users about those events in real time.

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On the company's website, there are videos showing the system alerting users to a truck passing through a gate in the wrong direction, luggage left in a populated area, a passenger exiting a vehicle at a security checkpoint and a guard with a gun entering a facility at the wrong time of the day. …

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