All Eyes On AI: Transforming Surveillance

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Scrubbing through hours of security footage is a time-consuming, often mind-numbing task. However dull the task, combing through video is necessary for isolating an incident.

Reactive and real-time monitoring requires sharp observation skills and an alert mind. While there are certainly individuals out there who can deliver, asking them to repeat success every day for hours on end is exhausting.

In so many ways, AI innovations have penetrated nearly every avenue of the technology sector. Where some fear jobs may be eliminated, the real objective lies in the enhancement of job performance.  

Improving Human Capabilities With AI Analysis 

Countless hours of footage, paired with multiple cameras, and multiple angles means an exhaustive and daunting task at hand. In addition to identifying the incident or anomaly, security services are tasked with recognizing behaviors and patterns to be more proactive in the future.

Even with the sharpest and most rested mind, observing, identifying, and comprehending these behaviors is tough. Often preliminary events are overlooked and false alarms become more common. False alarms can also be quite costly in terms of money and time.

This is where AI gets to shine. Continuous monitoring takes in all available information and relays anomalies and critical events to the human operator. 

Analyzing The Threat

AI continues to learn as its experience develops. It will eventually recognize patterns and predict incidents well before they happen.

This transformative technology affords better accuracy, quicker response, and infinite scalability. Greater advancements at the current rate of growth mean huge breakthroughs are on the close horizon.

Deep learning, large language models, automation, and generative learning will continue to improve every aspect of video surveillance, from training to reactive response.     

Integrating AI With Existing Systems, Cameras

Moving towards an AI-enhanced surveillance system doesn’t mean a full infrastructure overhaul. Many solutions offer direct-to-cloud while also supporting many third-party options, NVR-based systems, and outdoor cameras.  

With cloud-based alerts and monitoring, the mobile office extends to surveillance. Decision makers can now access alert notifications via app, email, and SMS. 

Secure and mobile cloud access provides instant camera and live stream sharing within your network.  

The Human Factor

With so many emerging uses for new AI technology, a big question of ethics and use remains. While all-encompassing regulations are actively written, most companies right now must act transparently to address consumer concerns over responsible use.

For AI surveillance, systems learn but also require human aid to mitigate any issue of privacy invasion and discrimination. 

AI can streamline processes and reduce work fatigue, but the final decisions still lie with human operators. Technology is best used when paired with the discretion of human decision-makers.

Innovations in video security will only continue to improve. With true transparency and objective decision-making, AI advancements promise to transform security and safety.