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Artificial intelligence has taken the world by a storm. Nearly every industry has been touched by advances in AI — and if they haven’t yet, they will. 

AI technologies promise a more efficient, data-powered future, and thanks to AI-enabled video analytics platforms like Vyze™, a safer tomorrow is possible, too.

What Do AI-Enabled Video Analytics Platforms Do?

AI-enabled video analytics platforms augment existing security systems. They allow security officials to detect and respond to potential threats proactively and rapidly, preventing incidents and mitigating potential threats.

Traditional security cameras, in contrast, are reactive. A security officer must actively watch often multiple screens to spot threats. In the time it takes them to notice and respond to a threat, an act of violence, vandalism, or theft may have already occurred, the damage done.

Meanwhile, AI-enabled video analytics platforms like Vyze™ have been trained using years (sometimes decades) of data to instantly recognize people, objects, and concerning behaviors. When a threat is identified, it triggers a proactive security response to security officials and/or law enforcement. Security task forces are given more time to proactively respond to threats when every second truly matters.

Industry-Specific Benefits of AI-Enabled Video Analytics

AI-enabled video analytics platforms are emerging as a powerful tool to bolster societal safety across various domains, from public security and transportation to retail and critical infrastructure. 

The following examples illustrate how platforms like Vyze™ empower industries critical to the economy and homeland security.

Public Safety

The Government Accountability Office reports that domestic terrorism is on an upward trend, growing 357% from 2010 to 2021. AI-enabled video analytics can help public safety officials to stay steps ahead of individuals and groups with nefarious intentions.

Vyze™ is used by military, defense, law enforcement, prison, and border officials to protect critical government properties and infrastructure. For example, congressional and parliament buildings, military bases, currency printing centers, correctional facilities, police stations, and borders.

Here are a few ways AI-enabled video analytics aids public safety officials:

Facial and Object Recognition

Law enforcement can have Vyze™ cross-check databases (for example, FBI, sex offender, terrorist watchlists) for near-instant facial recognition. Vyze™ can also identify characteristics about people of interest, discerning whether an individual is a child or adult, male or female, or carrying a weapon. It can also identify what type of weapon is being used.

License Plate Identification and Parking Monitoring

Parking lot monitoring automatically detects license plates and can immediately tell if cars are speeding, going the wrong way, stopping or parking illegally, and obstructing traffic. The plates can be stores or compared to a database for a multitude of applications.

Virtual Net Monitoring

Public safety officials can create a virtual fence around properties, allowing security to screen approaching people and vehicles for potential threats. Security can monitor property entrances and exits and restricted areas 24/7 with or without a physical barrier.

Transportation Networks

Millions of people rely on transportation networks every day. Transportation networks are likewise critical to a country’s national defense, disaster response, and economy, unfortunately making them a prime target for terrorist attacks and criminal activities.

Over 70 airports globally use Vyze™’s AI-enabled video analytics in a variety of ways, including:

Tracking Dangerous Individuals

In addition to facial recognition and license plate detection to check individuals and vehicles against FBI and terrorist watchlists, Vyze™ can track dangerous individuals across a network of cameras in real time, displaying their path on a map to enhance situational awareness for security faculty.

Suspicious Object Recognition

Vyze™ instantly and accurately identifies weapons and suspicious objects, like abandoned bags or suitcases. This real-time information is critical to the response to terroristic threats.

Crowd Management

With flight delays, crowd management is a must. Vyze™ has the capabilities to count crowds, detect overcrowding, and help with line management. Unauthorized gatherings are immediately identified and flagged for security response.

The Retail Sector

The 2022 National Retail Security Survey recently reported that shoplifting has ballooned into a $100B problem. Beyond costly thefts, retail stores also face serious security threats with the growing number of violent attacks in shopping outlets and retail stores.

Retailers get more peace of mind using AI-enabled video analytics platforms because they allow a more proactive approach to threats. Here is how AI-enabled video analytics platforms like Vyze™ aid retailers:

Seamless Integration with Existing Systems

AI-enabled video analytics platforms like Vyze™ seamlessly integrate with existing cameras, alarm systems, and access controls. The platform is designed to augment security tools already in place, while filling the gaps in between.

Human Behavior Recognition

Vyze™ is powered by deep machine learning algorithms capable of not only recognizing people and objects, but human behaviors like fighting, running, vaping, and gatherings of large groups. Vyze™ can tell near-instantly when a fight breaks out so that security staff can quickly deescalate the issue.

Data Collection

The data collected by Vyze™’s platform can be useful when investigating incidents and to create anti-theft or burglary strategies. Vyze™ can even generate custom data dashboards for visual behavior pattern representation, so you can see over time when incidents occur and where — and create strategies to deter them.

Critical Infrastructure

Safeguarding our country’s network of electrical, nuclear, water, and oil and gas facilities is paramount to keep society functioning. AI-enabled video analytics can help the guardians of critical infrastructure by continuously monitoring sensitive areas, maintaining safety in hazardous environments, and minimize downtime caused by attacks and safety violations.

The following aspects of AI-enabled video analytics help protect critical infrastructure systems:

Virtual Net Monitoring

Net monitoring creates a virtual fence around outdoor areas. Security can screen approaching individuals and vehicles for potential threats and monitor property entrances and exits for unusual activity.

Generated Alerts

Vyze™ supports swift response efforts by generating alerts and notifications for relevant staff (and, if necessary, first responders and law enforcement) with a text message when security threats are detected.

Heat and Smoke Detection

Vyze™ cameras detect smoke and heat faster than a fire detector. It can even spot if a person is smoking or vaping on the premises, posing a threat to the safety of individuals working in hazardous environments.

Privacy and Ethical Considerations

Protecting privacy while using any kind of surveillance is crucial to maintain ethical practices, foster trust, comply with regulations, and safeguard people from harm. That’s why Vyze™ anonymizes identifying information. Data is collected and stored within the client’s own servers and cloud, not Vyze™’s.

A Safer Tomorrow

The transformative impact of artificial intelligence is evident across industries, and security is no exception. With the advent of AI-enabled video analytics platforms like Vyze™, community safety is receiving a significant, much needed boost. Threat detection and rapid response capabilities allow security details to function proactively, saving time and ultimately helping to save lives.

If you’re interested in enhancing your facility or business’s security protocols, set up an appointment with a sales associate to learn how Vyze™ is making safe communities the standard, not the dream.

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