i-PRO Co. Ltd., provider of professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, has added AI Scene Change Detection to its collection of edge-based AI analytics applications. Embodying the latest in AI analytics technology, Scene Change Detection provides easy on-site learning of a scene. When anomalies occur within the camera’s field of view, an alert can be sent to security and operations teams.
The new application will be deployable to more than 100 i-PRO AI camera models upon release. Unlike traditional AI-based object detection analytics which alert or flag when objects cross lines or enter predefined zones, scene change detection allows users to teach a surveillance camera what an entire scene looks like in a normal state. The analytic then flags an anomaly whenever any preselected part of the scene varies from normal. This might include a door that gets propped open longer than normal or stock on a store shelf that sells out beyond a preset limit. Because of the customized threshold settings, brief changes in the scene are ignored since the scene returns to normal within an acceptable timeframe. Utilizing AI-based object detection ensures that people that pass through the scene can be automatically excluded.
“We believe that i-PRO’s Scene Change Detection represents the industry’s first edge AI-based scene change detection app to optimize the scene detection algorithm by learning from captured images,” said Norio Hitsuishi, head of product management at i-PRO Co., Ltd.. “Our unique implementation is very powerful and allows for users to specify how much change triggers an alert after a specified elapsed time. For example, an outside door should be able to open and close routinely without triggering an alarm. Using Scene Change Detection, users can set it to only alarm if the door is left open for more than 5 minutes. This is something that traditional motion detection analytics can’t do.”
The Scene Change Detection app can be operated simultaneously with other apps such as AI-based motion detection of objects allowing security professionals to conduct multiple detections with one camera. A high-end server is not necessary as all processing occurs on the edge. The Scene Change Detection application can learn multiple different detection scenarios with up to 16 monitored regions of change per scenario. An alarm event can be received via i-PRO’s Active Guard plug-in installed on popular VMSs such as Genetec, Milestone and Video Insight.
“Scene Change Detection is particularly good at object left behind or illegal parking scenarios. Because objects in motion, such as humans and vehicles, are excluded, false alarms are rare,” Hitsuishi said. “When you think about all the potential applications, both for security as well as for operations and logistics, the possibilities are endless. Being able to have a security camera also do double duty as a stock out monitor in a warehouse or retail outlet are perfect examples of the enhanced utility this application can provide.”
Setup is easy with the i-PRO Configuration Tool which guides users every step of the way, from learning the scene with multiple images captured at intervals that cover a variety of lighting conditions, to setting image and area change thresholds for the area being monitored.
You can see a demonstration of the product at ISC West 2023 at booth #10037.
For more information, visit: https://i-pro.com/global/en/surveillance/solutions-application/application-solutions/edge-ai-solutions/ai-scene-change.