- Why Was AISight developed?
After 9/11, the world changed dramatically. Video analytics were quickly adopted and installed to provide the ability to monitor thousands and thousands of video surveillance feeds. Unfortunately, the level of innovation required of these laborious detection technologies would not meet the expectations required by security teams across the globe. The security industry unfortunately lacked sufficient alternatives to meet its needs.
In an effort to create a smarter, safer and technologically advanced system, Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. (BRS Labs) was founded in 2005 recognizing the market was demanding a powerful solution as the reliance of video surveillance and CCTV continued to ascend.
The industry required a solution that would perform at a consistent high level of accuracy and demonstrate improvement and a greater sense of understanding as time passes; exactly the opposite of legacy systems that worsen over time. The phrase, “Knowledge is Power” became a main driver to build a system that would continue to gain intelligence based on its ability to learn and analyze everything observed. What BRS Labs created was a system that could detect unusual or suspicious activity without any human interaction. Shortly thereafter, AISight was born.
- How does AISight differ from traditional and/or legacy video analytics?
AISight is the only reason-based intelligent video surveillance technology on the market. AISight enhances security by observing a scene, gaining knowledge of normal activity within the field of view of each unique camera, and then identifying and alerting on abnormal activity in real time. AISight brings together years of advanced research resulting in 60 patents and is the first and only product to merge advanced machine learning and machine intelligence into one easy to install video surveillance software package.
AISight is the standard bearer to enhance video surveillance. Traditional video analytics systems utilize computer vision technology as the basis of their systems; however machine learning and native machine intelligence technologies are not part of these other software platforms. A manual list is created by a human for the machine to follow – leaving room for human error as well as exposure for events which were not pre-determined.
- How long does it take to learn...
Depending on the complexity and volume of activity in each individual camera's field of view, it typically takes AISight two days to two weeks for the machine to learn and effectively "understand" the behavior patterns in each camera's field of view. Once that initial phase is completed, the system will begin its response alert phase. But AISight never stops learning...
- Where is AISight deployed in the market?
AISight is currently deployed and used in a wide variety of applications across the globe. See our Vertical Markets section to understand our customer base.
- What Are People Saying About AISight?
A lot! See some of our BRS Labs in the News for actual examples and customer feedback.
- Traditional video analytics have not met our expectations. What can we expect with AISight?
AISight is specifically designed to plug into existing camera infrastructure with relative ease. No programming or continuous engineering is required. Unlike supervised learning or rules-based video analytic software, AISight does not seek to identify or detect specific behaviors. Therefore, AISight does not issue false positives. AISight’s technology approach is completely different. If the system determines a behavior is unusual or suspicious, an alert is issued. Security personnel review the alert and determine whether further action from security personnel is required.
- What if an event or behavior occurs regularly that is not “anomalous” but still important for me and my team to receive notification? Is this possible with AISight?
Yes. BRS Labs understands that there are events which occur that might not be unusual, but are still important to make real-time security decisions. To this point, BRS Labs created its Alert Directive functionality. Alert Directives are, simply, the ability to always or never receive information regarding an object or behavior within the field of view.
Security personnel are provided with actionable intelligence in real time, which could mean the difference between a passing stranger and a security event.
- Does AISight provide any other benefits to our team?
Yes. Given AISight's unique learning approach, alert notifications published by AISight have been utilized by various stakeholders within the enterprise to bring awareness to valuable information regarding traffic control, safety, operations and building management.
Additionally, visualization tools which provide graphic representations of AISight's memory sets have been used by different customers to add another layer of business intelligence, trend analysis and resource management.
- I would like my security system to See Smarter. How do I find out more?