Brad has certainly been a highly visible part of OnSSI. Will be interesting to see how their demos are handled at ASIS. Brad seemed to have the ability to do demos all day long.
Security Reps | 04/27/14 05:37pm
Dvtel does this already in their Latitude VMS >> see Tru-Witness >>
Disclosure: I am CEO of ELERTS. We are very excited to have Brad on our team.
Clarification: ELERTS Attention Engine is similar in purpose to video analytics, but instead of using software algorithms to detect suspicious/deviant behavior, ELERTS uses Human Analytics, i.e., a person with a smartphone senses something is out of place and reports it.
For example, a person with an iPhone or android phone uses an ELERTS app to report a security or safety concern, like an abandoned backpack. The report includes the GPS LAT/LON location of the phone and is sent to ELERTS Cloud.
Next, ELERTS Attention Engine correlates that LAT/LON with a database of camera FoV to determine which surveillance camera is nearby the person in distress. A command is sent to the VMS ("display camera #93 on the big screen") to focus the Security Operator's attention on that camera. PTZ cams may be commanded to swivel and point toward the action.
ELERTS Attention Engine is integrated with major VMS and works with any number of cameras. It solves the problem of finding the needle in the haystack, identifying which camera is pointed toward a crime, so incident can be viewed in real-time.
During setup, the Field of View is mapped for every camera on a campus. These FoV polygons are stored in the ELERTS cloud. Knowing where each camara can "see", ELERTS Attention Engine can quickly determine which camera is nearby a smartphone-reported incident.
Yes, that is true. ELERTS apps have a personal safety feature called EscortMe, which Brad often demonstrated as only Brad can, at trade shows. As they walk to a destination, such as across campus, a person being threatened can pull the headphones from their phone to trigger a distress alert to the security office. Their name, phone # and location are displayed, while ELERTS Attention Engine triggers the VMS, like Ocularis, to focus on the nearest camera.
OnSSI is a great company with innovative products and a great team. I sincerely hope we remain strong partners.