Nearly all security cameras available today have some form of video analytics on board, according to Brian Baker, vice president, Americas, for Calipsa, a leading provider of deep learning-powered video analytics for false alarm reduction. But why is this the case? And what do facilities managers need to know about it? Video analytics powered by artificial intelligence promise smarter alerts that free your security staff from responding to false alarms, says Baker, a presenter at the 2020 GSX virtual tradeshow. But to find the right AI-backed analytics for your organization, it's first important to understand the basic concepts behind the technologies.
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Between smartphones, IoT censors and automated alerts, the volume of data that flows through some 911 call centers on any given day has grown exponentially over the past decade. When a center is inundated with calls about a single incident, the ability to know which calls are related, and then dispatch the nearest and most-needed response units to their location, can be more than any one, manual call taker can handle. With this in mind, the Safety and Infrastructure division of the technology company Hexagon created an AI-based tool for recognizing related incidents in real time and helping call takers coordinate a response. A news release on Tuesday announced the software as HxGN OnCall Dispatch Smart Advisor, or Smart Advisor for short. The company's Strategic Product Manager Jack Williams told Government Technology that more than 18 months ago, he and some colleagues in the Safety and Infrastructure division wanted to see what public safety challenges might be solved with recent innovations in AI, machine learning and advanced statistics.