Bosch has introduced a software solution called ‘Intelligent Insights’ that enables customers to use data in new ways. It completes the data journey from scene to screen and helps users understand the context of various situations, enabling them to make informed decisions. When, for example, the maximum number of people allowed to be in the area is reached, Intelligent Insights can inform users. The software can be used standalone or integrated with other systems to enhance situational awareness further.

Intelligent Insights uses Bosch cameras’ built-in video analytics to interpret video images and capture camera metadata from situations involving moving objects, people counting and crowd detection. The software tool then collects, aggregates and displays this information using a series of pre-defined widgets enabling users to visualize and evaluate a complete scene from a simple overview screen. Based on this, users can fast and efficiently, making better-informed decisions and improving overall security and safety.

Usable data can be visualized in two ways: As a widget and as a report. All widgets are displayed in a dashboard that allows users to select and display only the widgets that they need at any given time. The report functions as a more detailed post-analysis, helping users adjust and alter actions in the future.

For example, area fill level, occupancy counting, and crowd detection offer the ability to monitor and detect crowds accurately and count individuals and objects. The user can specify the desired occupancy rate of an area by determining the maximum number of people allowed to be in that area within a given time. In particular, area fill level and occupancy counting can activate and trigger an external output device when the threshold is reached. This could be a simple alert, a message displayed on a monitor at the entrance to inform visitors if they are allowed to enter, or a public announcement. This is very helpful when considering public health issues like the rapid spread of viruses such as COVID-19, in locations that can attract large numbers of people.

Intelligent Insights also offers object counting and people counting. Object counting enables users to count the number of vehicles or customer-defined objects within the field of view of one or more cameras. It is ideal in situations with fast-moving objects, such as roads or crossroads, where traffic frequency rates must be tracked to determine data such as peak or low traffic periods. People counting is used to count individuals, for example, when entering or leaving a building. This widget can aggregate the counting information from multiple cameras to provide users with an early warning when a sudden increase of people is detected, indicating a potential security issue.

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