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    • Artificial Intelligence: Delivering Actionable Results Author: Alex Asnovich

      Published Mar 29 2019, 12:39 PM by Paul Jeffs

      Today, there are more cameras and recorded video than ever before. This has created a problem for security operators, who are struggling to keep pace. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that can help overcome this challenge by being able to analyse more video data than humans ever possibly could. It is designed to bring the most important events and insight to users’ attention, freeing them to do what they do best: make critical decisions and then take action.

      Faster Search & Focused Attention
      Imagine using the internet today without a search engine. You would have to search through one webpage at a time, combing through all of its contents, line by line, to hopefully find what you’re looking for. That is what most video surveillance search is like today: security operators scan hours of video from one camera at a time in the hope that they’ll find the critical event they need to investigate further.

      The ability of AI to reduce hours of work to mere minutes is especially significant when we think about the gradual decline in human attention spans, thanks to the vast amount of information we’re now bombarded with and the continual flurry of digital distractions in the form of alerts, notifications and emails.

      Delivering Actionable Results
      There’s no denying it, the role of AI in security today is transformative. AI-powered video management software is helping to decrease the amount of time spent on surveillance, making security operators more efficient and effective at their jobs. By removing the need to constantly watch video screens and automating the “detection” function of surveillance, AI technology allows operators to focus on verifying and acting on critical events.

      When integrated throughout a security system, AI technology has the potential to dramatically change security operations. Just as high-definition imaging has become a quintessential feature of today’s surveillance cameras, the tremendous value of AI technology has positioned it as a core component of security systems today, and in the future.

      Looking to the Future
      The continued evolution of video analytics and AI will provide security personnel with even more powerful tools, resulting in smarter, safer cities. Powerful new tools are being created that will allow us to modify our approach to video search to help solve critical challenges facing areas such as border and customs security, secure government facilities and energy sites. With AI, we can deliver true actionable results, real-time alerts and automation, so that we are no longer constrained by our attention spans.

      Avigilon was acquired by Motorola Solutions in March 2018. The acquisition brings advanced video surveillance and analytics to Motorola Solutions’ public safety, government and commercial customers.

      Hands-on with Avigilon
      Check out this video by my colleague Lukasz Pitera giving a practical demo of Avigilon AI in action for Public Safety:


      You can also learn more about Avigilon solutions on our website.

      Video Surveillance and Analytics

      Alex Asnovich


      Alex Asnovich is Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications, Avigilon

      Alex is on LinkedIn



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    • Mission-Critical Videos - BAPCO and Critical Communications Europe 2019

      Published Mar 22 2019, 1:16 PM by Paul Jeffs

      I’d like to share some really engaging videos we shot at last week’s combined BAPCO and Critical Communications Europe, including some in-depth hands-on demonstrations of new solutions. I hope you find them interesting:

      Advancing The Lifeline at BAPCO and CC Europe 2019
      Check out this whistle-stop tour of this year's most important mission-critical event. Look out for the new Si200 bodyworn video camera, two-way radios, Avigilon video surveillance, purpose-built devices, key conference topics and more:


      New Si200 Bodyworn Camera and Digital Evidence Management
      Mike Williams takes us through a hands-on demo of CommandCentral Vault showing how video footage can be reviewed and analysed alongside, for example, gps location data and mapping. Mike follows this with a hands-on demo of the new Si200 bodyworn camera, shows how it can work with a companion device and finishes with a live demo of it working with CommandCentral Vault:


      Digital Policing with Pronto
      Norman Dixon gives us a hands-on demo of the Pronto Digital Policing application, showing how it replaces police officers' traditional paper and pen. Norman takes us through some of the applications and explains how Pronto enables police officers to spend more time supporting the public:


      Purpose Built Devices - Two-Way Radios and much more
      Sean Fitzgerald explains how Motorola Solutions has communications devices and infrastructure to suit every possible user. Whether its unlicensed, TETRA or DMR, Sean explains how users can take mobile and handheld devices, accessories and applications from across the portfolio to meet their own specific needs:


      Hands-on with Avigilon Video Surveillance and Self Learning Analytics
      Lukasz Pitera explains how Artificial Intelligence is used to keep cities and businesses safer -  addressing key public safety and security challenges. Lukasz goes on to give us a practical demonstration of how Avigilon video surveillance integrates with CommandCentral Aware, how analytics can be used to speed investigation, how Appearance Search can find target subjects rapidly and how self-learning analytics can be used to provide actionable alarms to police officers.


      Cloud - Based Control Rooms: CommandCentral Control Room Solution
      Mark Swift explains the benefits of moving your control room to a fully hosted environment and addresses key questions around deploying CommandCentral CRS: What are the advantages in scalabilty and flexibility? How can you ensure  reliability and resilience? What is the cost benefit?


      Motorola Solutions Kodiak Broadband Push-To-Talk
      Steve Beach introduces the Kodiak broadband solution and how it is used by carriers worldwide to provide LMR augmentation.Steve gives a hands-on demonstration of its standards-based mission critical push-to-talk functionality, including priority, pre-emption, quality of service, ambient listening, and emergency button integration.


      You can catch all these videos in one place on our BAPCO/CCE 2019 YouTube playlist too.

      I hope you enjoyed this selection.

      Paul Jeffs - Editor - Think Public Safety.

      Paul Jeffs

      Paul Jeffs is Public Safety Editorial Lead for Europe and Africa at Motorola Solutions.

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