The ever-present cameras are now our reality
We are no longer surprised by the cameras peering at us from everywhere, we are used to it. On top of this, the world’s technological development in the 21st century is extremely rapid. Therefore, there is nothing stopping us from placing our trust in artificial intelligence and taking advantage of its capabilities in monitoring systems too. It can battle the threat by, among other things, quick decision-making or flawless data analysis, which AI video surveillance provides. It doesn’t need to be completely depended upon because it won’t act without our permission.
Let’s be clear – there is no way that one, or even several, employees can respond to the images captured by the cameras for 24 hours. This is partly the result of the fact that the number of cameras in all kinds of plants, shopping centres or production halls is constantly increasing. This is where artificial intelligence comes into play, breaking new ground in the field of effective monitoring – unattended monitoring.
AI video surveillance – next steps in technology
Video surveillance aided by artificial intelligence is, above all, more efficient protection of a site. Events recorded by the camera can be used as evidence. Moreover, AI in security provides what all other industries and businesses do – increase efficiency and quality, respond faster and process massive database, assess risk, predict and prevent crime or space violations. Having said all this, it should not be underestimated that video surveillance means lower facility security costs in the long term – above all because it allows the number of security staff to be reduced.
AI video surveillance also responds to the threats of the present. In fact, artificial intelligence is able to work under the most difficult conditions, such as a state of epidemic, biological contamination or the risk of terrorism. Keeping human losses to a minimum is a huge advantage in this case. While staying on the topic of modern-day threats, let us point out that AI-based security systems themselves are vulnerable to cyber attacks. At present, the reliability of such monitoring in the confrontation with cyber criminals is a priority and the subject of advanced research.
Algorithm-based AI systems can be freely adapted to the conditions of a site. The possible scenarios to which the monitoring will respond are unlimited. Trespassing and invasion of privacy are the basics, yet the system will cope perfectly with far more complex conditions, such as responding to temperature changes, rapid fire spotting, microbial contamination or leak detection. Wherever human senses tend to be flawed, AI-based monitoring provides the same top-quality protection.
AI – so new, but not so new…
The intelligence that artificial devices feature has been the subject of research in many fields – from computer science to philosophy – for more than 70 years. It is manifesting in more and more areas of our lives. Without a shadow of a doubt, it can be stated that artificial intelligence for the surveillance of human life and property is the future of the security industry.
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