Active Intelligence has introduced its ASTRA Anomalous Detection Solution. The product, which made its debut at ISC East 2022, detects anomalous events by first learning the normal activity in a camera’s field of view. Once that foundation of normalcy is built, ASTRA automatically issues alerts in real time when something out of the ordinary is detected.

“ASTRA transforms existing video security systems from reactive and forensic solutions to proactive sources of preventive real-time intelligence,” said Ken LaMarca, CEO, Active Intelligence. “Unlike rules-based video analytics that look for specific events and behaviors, ASTRA detects events and activities of interest more often and more accurately than a live guard would, but at a fraction of the cost and without any distractions or fatigue.”

The ASTRA Anomalous Detection Solution identifies an all-inclusive range of anomalies such as a person lying on the ground, physical violence, fire and smoke, pedestrians walking in front of moving vehicles, thefts, vandalism, traffic jams and more. This makes ASTRA suited for a wide range of commercial and industrial business intelligence applications like process manufacturing, logistics and trafficking. To reduce false alarms, ASTRA automatically ignores events like wind, small animals, shadows, and other normal events that may be common to a scene but may only occur occasionally.

Designed to work with the security industry’s leading VMS platforms, ASTRA is currently integrated with both Milestone xProtect and Qognify Ocularis. Planned for 2023 are integrations with Genetec Security Center, Wave by Hanwha, CompleteView by Salient Systems, and a unique edge solution for select Axis cameras, which will expand the way ASTRA can be deployed in any surveillance system. These integrations will allow system operators to quickly, easily and cost-effectively add the preventive anomalous detection features of ASTRA to their current systems without having to learn a new application.

A lightweight software application, ASTRA allows for hundreds of video streams to run on a single server, reducing cost of implementation versus conventional video analytics software, according to the company. Additionally, it imparts little to no load on the network. ASTRA is also private, secure and unbiased, as it does not use human judgment or store personal identifiable data. All anomalous events and activities are identified based solely on statistical data.

Founded in 2019 by partners with almost 100 years of combined years of service to the security industry, Active Intelligence has always been focused on developing a product that can prevent incidents rather than just helping with forensic investigation of events, said Ryan LaMarca, director of marketing. “We were intent on coming up with a real-time solution that could bring the industry closer to preventing incidents and protecting people, rather than forensically reviewing what has already happened,” he said. “With recent developments in computing power, artificial intelligence and machine learning, this push toward prevention has become a real possibility, and the founders were intent on making it a reality.

ASTRA is currently available for channel partners to sell. “We are offering dealerships to a limited number of channel partners that are truly are the industry’s best,” Ryan LaMarca said. “It is important to us that the end user has a positive experience with the installation and final product.”

Active Intelligence is offering ASTRA as a SaaS model, which allows end users to categorize it as an operating expense and also requires little upfront capital outlay.

For more information, visit