Posts tagged: surveillance

Video Analytics Category Award Goes To BRSLabs At ISC West 2009

Winners of the 2009 Security Industry Association New Product Showcases (NPS) were announced yesterday at ISC West 2009. The video analytics category award goes to Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS)  for AISight.

In contrast to traditional video analytics software, such as ObjectVideo , ioimage , Lenel , BRS does not need users to draw tripwire or region of interest (ROI) and define the rules. It uses a machine learning based approach to adaptively learn what behaviors or activities are "normal" in the scene, and issues alarms when finding some anomalies.  Read more »

LA Wildfire Could be Prevented by Video Fire Detection

The Los Angeles wildfire these days has destroyed about 200 multi-million-dollar celebrities’ homes along with 600 mobile homes, and is continuously sweeping the area near the Los Angeles National Forest.

In such a wide open area, the traditional fire and smoke detector used in a building usually do not apply here because it requires the smoke particles reaching to the detector before an alarm, resulting a significant latency. It is also not practical to install huge amount of detectors in a large open space.

Thanks to the recent computer vision technology in video fire detection, it enables large area monitoring with instant alarming system, with the help of volumetric sensors (cameras) and intelligent video analytics software. Mostly importantly, existing video surveillance infrastructure (cameras and network) can be leveraged for this application. 

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