Security Technology Executive

JUL-AUG 2018

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STE: Darrin, you mentioned some of the enterprise-level environments, like stadiums. Where do you see technology advancements impacting these areas? Bulik: Overall, across industries, the amount of data generated by surveillance solutions is on the rise. IDC anticipates this data increase to grow by » Because innovations are being introduced so quickly, it's proven worthwhile to bench test new technologies… « — Brandon Cobb, is a Senior National Technical Project Manager with Red Hawk. 25 percent per year through 2021 [i] , driven by several factors including an increasing adoption of video – and networked – video camera, higher video camera resolutions and significant improvements in camera technologies. With enterprise-level environments, AI-based applications like facial recognition offer tremendous value in maintaining a safe environment. For instance, leveraging facial recognition applications to conduct advanced identification, verification, search, preven- tion, response and rescue are options. AI surveillance cameras could soon identify faces in a crowd with up to 99 percent accuracy. Facial recognition applications can identify behavioral patterns that can be used to develop new insights, for instance offering retail busi- nesses new insights on shoplifter recidivism. Wearable surveillance is also an exciting area for enterprise-level video surveillance systems who are looking for diverse but reliable solutions for police and security guards to protect public spaces includ- ing parks, stadiums, government offices, airports and transit stations, and public areas where people congre- gate such as churches and malls. Body cams are worn in different places such as on caps, over one's ear, or across the chest with an audio headset attached for real-time communication. Body cams are typically set to record live data at all times. STE: How can we integrate our video system with other security products? Tampier: By integrating all security systems, including video surveillance, access control, and intrusion systems, you can greatly increase the effectiveness of your equipment and improve the layers of safety at a property. Connecting all these systems such as fire alarm, nurse-call, mass noti- fication as well as IoT devices greatly enhances how a business can react to a situation. The best systems utilize analytics and AI to manage and react to a large amount of data available. These systems are able to pay for themselves in terms of improved business operations, critical condition monitoring and life safety. STE: Where do data and data storage fit into the video surveillance system puzzle? Bulik: In this age of digital transformation, the surveillance industry is undergoing its own evo- lution, leveraging the new capabilities provided by the IoT and Big Data to evolve beyond tradi- tional capture-and-reference use cases. From input captured by video cameras and other "things" in the Internet of Things in the field – on systems that are operating 24/7 – to analysis and storage of that data, storage for the surveillance industry is expanding to support business needs from the edge to the core. As an example, network video recording system, NVRs, are getting smarter, and with new capabili- ties like AI providing object and facial recogni- tion, video surveillance systems can offer greater insights that feed directly back into organizations' operations and security capabilities. With these emerging capabilities comes the need for advance- ments on the technology side. For instance, when you look at individual traditional cameras and AI- enabled NVRs, the NVRs will require both more storage capacity and more sophisticated process- ing in order to perform advanced analytics like the location of an individual face image from weeks or months of stored video, or the creation of traffic heat maps from hours of retail surveillance video to provide insights on behavior prediction. " Training " for deep learning applications requires thousands of hours diving into real video footage, which requires users to hold onto more footage and for longer amounts of time, driving the need for greater storage for real-time, short-term and long-term options. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE 36 SECURIT Y TECHNOLOGY E XECUTIVE • July/August 2018 • www.

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