Security & Safety Things Goes Live With Smart Camera Commercial Availability
Security & Safety Things (S&ST) has announced the commercial availability of a number of new smart IP security cameras, from a variety of vendors, which leverage the Security & Safety Things open and secure IoT platform. This new generation of security cameras will operate using the free S&ST camera operating system, which enables the cameras to run multiple AI-enabled applications in parallel. The apps automate the analysis of video data to produce valuable operational intelligence for business optimization as well as provide easy to deploy tools that can aid in re-opening measures from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Organizations of all sizes around the world need flexible, easy to deploy solutions that enable compliance with constantly changing pandemic health and safety mandates and provide future value to ramp up and optimize their ongoing business operations,” said Hartmut Schaper, chief executive officer, Security & Safety Things. “Companies can now deploy cameras, running the S&ST OS and using a selection of apps from our application store, to detect the absence of facial coverings in a retail environment. Tomorrow, the same camera can help that same retailer to optimize merchandise placement based on store foot traffic, in one store or throughout the enterprise, along with further optimizations."
Qisda/Topview will be the first camera manufacturer to launch a camera running the S&ST OS in May, followed in quick succession by AndroVideo, who will also start shipping its S&ST enabled cameras in Q2. Bosch is making its INTEOX camera line available as of July followed by camera firms Vivotek and BSTsecurity who plan to ship a bit later in Q3. The first devices from Hanwha Techwin that run the S&ST OS are expected to be commercially available in Q4. Security & Safety Things, Hanwha, Vivotek, Bosch, Qisda/Topview and AndroVideo are also all members of the Open Security and Safety Alliance (OSSA)
The free Security & Safety Things OS is built on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). It leverages the expanding processing and analytic power of modern IP cameras to increase the amount of operational intelligence that can be mined from traditional IP-based surveillance footage
The applications that can be installed on these cameras, both in on-premise and remote settings, are created by highly specialized third-party developers and are available through the platform’s open app store. It already features more than 50 applications from more than 35 developer partners, with more than 30 additional apps expected to hit the store soon. In addition to pandemic applications, use cases include detection of weapons, behavioral analysis, payment systems for parking garages, drone threat detection and even identifying objects presented for purchase in a cash register transaction for cashier-free retail environments.
Security & Safety Things, together with some of its camera and system integration partners, is already running projects in a live setting. More information about the Security & Safety Things platform can be found at www.securityandsafetythings.com. For an overview of the apps currently available for the S&ST supported cameras, the app store is publicly available for browsing at https://store.securityandsafetythings.com.