The problem is a combination of extreme monotony confronted with the limits of the human attention span which may deteriorate, particularly when monitoring hours and hours of footage that seldom reveals anything unusual or that requires any action. For larger companies, this problem is an easy one to solve—simply hire more security staff to monitor the relevant security feeds and cycle them frequently enough that they aren’t ground down by the monotony of the task. For smaller customers, however, this may not be financially possible, particularly given the question inevitably asked by most security value propositions: is the cost to prevent the breach becoming greater than the loss sustained in the breach itself?
VideoIQ and security analytics
Avigilon saw clear problems with the state of video security and got to work thinking about how to enhance its solution, looking to artificial intelligence (AI) and ‘internet of things’ (IoT) as opportunities to supplement the human element from proactive video security and threat prevention.
Looking to evolve, Avigilon acquired VideoIQ, Inc. in 2014, a company with a focus on, and experience in, AI technology. Embedding this technology into its full suite of HD cameras and software, Avigilon helped bring about a revolution in video security—intelligent, networked security solutions.
Now, with advancements in this AI technology, Avigilon can provide customers with smart solutions capable of detecting events as they happen, search through hours of footage with ease to find people and vehicles of interest, and help reveal events that might have otherwise been missed. Avigilon AI technology is changing the way its customers think about and interact with their video surveillance systems.
Having developed a suite of AI driven security solutions, Avigilon looked to the next stage of its growth as a company. To expand its customer base to more industries, Avigilon is utilizing cloud technology and Azure to deliver its AI security solutions to small and medium sized businesses (SMB) with the new Avigilon Blue platform.
The value of moving to the cloud
“We know that for our SMB customers to grow their business they need a way to manage more sites with fewer resources, and to scale their business faster while providing even greater value to their customers. That’s why we created Avigilon Blue, our cloud service platform, that allows our partners to deliver smart, secure, reliable systems that are simple to deploy and easy to maintain. Most importantly, flexible enough to scale,” stated Saptharishi.