What’s the state of security today?
More often than not, building owners set up their security infrastructure by installing Closed-circuit televisions (CCTV) and hiring a couple of security personnel to monitor the building. These security personnel play important roles in maintaining the security of the building, as surveillance cameras are useful only when there are people actively looking through the multiple video feeds. In a U.S government summit held by the Security Industry Association, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s David Sousa highlighted the plight of security managers, one which he understood well — “A security manager is tasked with interpreting all of that data flowing in. Right now, that’s one unlucky guy”. However, the world of surveillance is going to get a face lift, with the accelerated development of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
AI security solutions have the potential to boost security by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of current security operations significantly.
Studies show that humans engaged in mundane tasks have a directed attention capacity of only up to 20 minutes, before subjects begin to show a marked decrease in attentiveness. Additionally, when subjects are tasked to perform multiple concurrent mundane tasks, the negative effect on their attention spans drastically intensify. On the contrary, AI can catch what ordinary security personnel might miss, can operate around the clock, and will never get tired or fall asleep on their jobs.
Active video intelligence leverages the camera feeds used by various business operations, providing real time surveillance analytics. They can perform automatic identification and classification of multiple objects or faces, as well as analysis of bodily dynamics. Instead of relying on the constant vigilance of the security personnel, AI security solutions use smart sensing and automatic threat detection to flag unusual behavior on-screen, promptly alerting security personnel to take follow-up actions, empowering them to respond to events in real time through immediate task allocation.
Most organizations use more than 200 cameras that are running nonstop around the clock.
Employing security personnel just to monitor these security cameras is outdated and costly, and it is something that deserves re-evaluation. Most importantly, as the number of cameras worldwide and the adoption of video analytics grows, the management of these surveillance systems and the storage of such vast volume of raw video footage is an ever-mounting problem — one which could be solved using an AI Security Solution.