Catch of the Month Newsletter: Video Analytics and Human Intelligence Lead Police to Suspect

September 18 2018

Catch of the Month Newsletter: Video Analytics and Human Intelligence Lead Police to Suspect

This month’s focus: Technology 

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Video surveillance technology is changing and growing every day, paving the way for new solutions and improved performances. In this month’s featured video, our trained operator uses video analytics to lead police to a trespasser.

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Video Analytics and Human Intelligence Lead Police to Suspect

A suspect was seen entering a construction site around 10 p.m. on a Wednesday night. When our trained operators saw him climb over the fence and enter the building, they called local police. Using a PTZ camera, the operators were able to zoom in on the trespasser’s location and give his exact whereabouts to responding officers. They located the suspect and led him out to the car where he was questioned, searched and ultimately released.

Our construction security service is a cost-effective way to deter crime. We provide real-time surveillance that uses a combination of video analytics and human intelligence to watch when there is activity, not just motion. Our proactive solutions include a service to protect crane shafts from trespassers and daredevils, a special license plate recognition camera to accurately capture license plate information of moving vehicles and standalone solar-powered surveillance units for temporary or remotely located sites without power. Click here

Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on the Construction Industry
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making an impact on commercial businesses for years. Because it can analyze vast amounts of data more quickly than a human, it is a valuable tool for many industries. Construction is no exception since AI can automate tedious, repetitive and dangerous endeavors.

Admittedly, the construction and engineering sector, worth more than $10 trillion a year, has been slow to adopt and implement artificial intelligence tools. There are, however, a few start-ups that are gaining attention and traction, including some construction companies that are gradually utilizing artificial intelligence in their normal operations.

Project schedule optimizers are one use of AI software. These can help determine a multitude of alternatives for project delivery and can continually adapt during the overall project planning stage. Construction firms can also use AI software for image recognition and classification to assess data collected on sites. This can be used to identify unsafe worker behavior or suspicious activity such as trespassing. Many construction sites use live video monitoring with video analytics for this very reason. Click here to read the full article.

Time-Lapse Video for Construction Projects
What exactly is time-lapse video? In simple terms, it is a series of regularly taken images that are strung together to create a fast-paced video of activity on a site. So, a project that may have taken six months to complete can be viewed in a few seconds.

Cameras are mounted from vantage points that give the best aerial shots of a project. Snapshots are taken every 10 minutes or so and saved to our server. Then, they are edited into a custom-branded video you can use to enhance your business. Video can be created at any time, so you can view every detail of your project at every step in the process. This can be extremely useful to decision makers who many need to alter plans based on actual site activity. Click here to read the full article.

How New Drone Regulations Impact the Construction Industry
As with any new technology, regulatory groups are trying to keep up with drone capabilities and widespread use. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is no exception. The FAA recently changed a law about who can pilot small drones for commercial purposes, which will impact the construction industry.

One of the changes reduces the barrier to entry. Before the change, licensed pilots were the only ones allowed to operate a drone for commercial purposes. Now construction industry workers can receive minimal training to utilize drone technology.

As previously mentioned, mapping a construction site can require a lot of time, manpower and resources. A drone, on the other hand, can do the same task in a matter of minutes. The drones are preprogrammed and loaded with imaging technologies that can help produce detailed maps, giving project managers very comprehensive insights about their projects. Click here to read the full article.

If you would like additional information about live video monitoring as a construction security solution, contact us here.