Actuate (formerly Aegis AI) Gun Detection Video Analytics Startup

By Sean Patton, Published May 07, 2019, 10:37am EDT

Gun detection analytic startups are increasing as the promise of AI and the threats of active shooters grow.

One company, Actuate (formerly Aegis AI), is being led by a Marine Corps Veteran Sonny Tai, who aims to use his experience in the military to help solve this problem.

We spoke to Aegis, to better understand their gun detection first approach, go-to-market, and how they position their video analytics in campus environments.

In this note we look at:

  • Who is Aegis
  • What Type of Video Analytics
  • What Customers is Aegis Targeting
  • How Much Does It Cost
  • What is Aegis Go-To-Market
  • Developing Image Datasets

October **** ****** - ********** ** *******

************** **** **** ********** as *******, ***** **** ********* "new ****** *** ********-********* features" ** ******** ** their *** ********* ******:

***** ******* ******** ** the *******’* ****** ***********, Actuate ********** ******* ** adopt *** *** ***** name ** ********* **** its *** ********, ***** expand *** ****’* ********* beyond *** *********.

*** *** ******** ******* intruder- *** ******-********* ** solutions. *** ******* ****** can *** ***** ********* to ************ ***** ** customer ********** *** ***** individuals ****** ** * threatening ****** **** ****** weapons *** ***** *******.

** ********** ***** ******** Actuate ****** ** **** to ******* ********** *****' needs ** *** *** offerings ****. *******, *** move ***** **** ******** that ************* *** * pure *** ********* ***** analytics ******* *** *** enough ** ***** * company ******.

**********, ***** *** ******, is *** ******* ** in *** ********* ****** (e.g. **** ** ** Paravision, ***************** ** **********).

Aegis ********

******* ** ***** ****, Aegis ** ************* ** Chicago, **, *** ******* 4 ****-**** *********, *** technical *******. **** **** co-founded ***** ***** ****** ***** ** ***** as * ** ******, part ** ***** *** spent ** *******-********** ********** and*** ******, ** **-********* ** Program *******, *** ********* the ******* ***** *** detection *********.

***** **** ***** ********* include *** ********** ** Chicago **************(*** **** ***********). **** are ******** ** **** additional ***** *** **** a *** *********** ****** in ***.

Goal - ********** ****** ******** **** ** ****** ********

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**** **** **** ******** directors *** ****** *********** are ********* **** ********* calls ** ****** **** 5 ******* **** *** first ***** *****, *** that *** ******* ******** time ** ****** ** site ** ****** **** the ******* **** ********. Aegis **** *** **** of ***** ********* ** to ******** *** ********* time, *** ******* ******** information ** ***** ********** so **** *** ***** the ******** ******* *** safer.

**** *-****** **** ***** shows * *** *** detection ****** ******:

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Gun *********, ** **** ***********

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**** **** ***** ****** networks **** *** **** trained ** ********* *** face ***********, *** **** do *** **** ***** to ******* *** **** recognition, ****** *********** ******** already ** **** ***** that *** **** ****** with ***** *******.

Gun ************** *** ************** ********* ******

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**** ***** **** ******* test *********** *** ****** with **** ****, ******, dark ***** *******, *** polished ****** *********, *** claim **** **** ******* their ******** ** ******* these ******. ******* *** most ***** *********, **** noted **** ********** ***** density *** **** ******** are *** ******* ********** to *********.

Cloud ****** / ** **-******* *********

***** ****** ********-**** ******* that *** ******** ** Amazon ***** ******* *** there *** ** **-******* or ********* *******. **** utilize *** *** ***** existing ** ******* *** do *** **** ******* to *** *****.

**** **** **** ******* encrypted ***** ******* ***** available, *** ******** ***** unencrypted ***** ** *** customer's ******* ** *** do *** ******* **. They **** ***** ******* for ******** *** ********* on ****** ******* *** said **** *** *********** developing ***** *** ******** plugin ** ******** ******* to ***** ********.

*******

***** *** * ****** SaaS ************ ***** ** $30 *** ****** *** month, ***** ******** ** hardware ********** ** *********** on-premise *** ******** **-*** video *******.

***** **** **** *** offering * **** ***** of ***** ********* *** end-user *******, *** ******** less **** ** ****** customers ** ***** ***** year, *** *** ** track ** **** ******* goals.

Channel *********

***** **** **** *** currently ********* ****** ** large *** *****, *** have **** **** ** channel ******* ***********. **** said **** *** ********** the ******** ************* ** be * "****-*******" ******, but *** ******* ******** with *** ***** ****** deployments ** ***** *** optimize *** ****** *** each *******.

No ******* *** ************

***** **** *** ******* any ******** *** ************ but **** ***** ****** is ********* ******* **** Genetec, ********* *** ******* VMS ******* **** ***** streams *** **** *** send ******/****** ** ***** VMS. *******, **** ** not **** ******** *** overlay ****** ** *** VMSes.

***** **** ***** ** a *** *********** *** viewing **** *** ******** reference *****, **** ***** video ******* *** ************* management.

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*. **** ** **** expensive ** ********* **** live ********* ***** **** customer **** ** **** cloud? 

*. **** ***** *** delay *** ******* ***** live *******?

 *. *** ** *** address ********* ******* ****** bandwidth?

*. *** ** *** address ********* ******* ********?

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:********* ***** *** ******** Of **** ****-**** ***** Analytics

** *****, ****** *** your *********! ***** *** issues ** ***** ******* with *** *********:

 
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*. **** ** *** customers ***'* **** ********* concerns, *** *** *** ones **** ** ** can *** **-**** ****** detection (** ** #* above), ** *******-***** *********** to ******* ***** ********* concerns. **** ** ****** counter-cyclical: **** ***** ** a *** ** ******** in ********, ******* ****** aren't ***** *** ******** as ****, ** ****'** leaving **** ** ***** to *****, ** *** system **** ****** **** existing ********* ****** ********.
 
 
*. *** ****** *** build **** ******* ** mind **** *** ****** up. *******, ** ***'* analyze ***** ** *** other ********** ************ ***********: We're **** ******* ****** without *** ******** ********. Second, ** **** *** customer **** ***** ***, so *** **** ********* time *** **** ***** un-annotated ****** ** **** short. *****, ** *** the ****-************ ********* ********* by *** ********'* ***, which ***** ** **** has ******* ******** ** part ** *** *** purchasing *******. **** ** our **** ******* *** customer's ******* ****** *** an ***** ***** **** back ** *** **** of * *********. ***** we ********** **** **** customers *** ***** **** concerns ***** *** **** being *********** ********** ** all, ** ******* *** system ** *** **** privacy-compliant ****-**** ***** ********* solution ********* *********, *** other ********* **** ******* additional *** ********, ****** data ********* *******, ** more ***-***** ******** ** hardware ******** * *******.
 
 
**** **** *****! 

***** *** *** *** fast ********:

*. ** *** ******* it *** ********* **** you **** **-** ***  , **** ***’* *** bandwidth, *** * ** sure *** ***’* ****** weapon ** *-* ***. second * ** *** sure *** *** ** the ******** ** *** cases ******** ** ** RTSP ****** *** ********* the ****** ** ****** that *** ****** *** configure ****** ** ****** or ** *** *** level. 

*. * ***’* ********** how *** *** ***** on *** ****** ********* analytics. *****, ** ** not ******** *** ******* massive ****** ** ***** alerts. ******, ** ** irrelevant ** ** *********** which *** ******** ****** which ** *** ******** of **** ***-**** ** far ** * ********** it. 

*. * ***** ***** that ***** ** ******* issue ****** *** ******** especially *** * ******** service ** *** *******. 

******** *** ***** * am *** ********* **** you ********** *** *****.

***, **** ** *** minimum ****** **** **** is ******** ** ***** to ********* **** **** is * ******? 

************** **** **** ********** as *******, ***** **** ********* "new ****** *** ********-********* features" ** ******** ** their *** ********* ******:

***** ******* ******** ** the *******’* ****** ***********, Actuate ********** ******* ** adopt *** *** ***** name ** ********* **** its *** ********, ***** expand *** ****’* ********* beyond *** *********.

*** *** ******** ******* intruder- *** ******-********* ** solutions. *** ******* ****** can *** ***** ********* to ************ ***** ** customer ********** *** ***** individuals ****** ** * threatening ****** **** ****** weapons *** ***** *******.

** ********** ***** ******** Actuate ****** ** **** to ******* ********** *****' needs ** *** *** offerings ****. *******, *** move ***** **** ******** that ************* *** * pure *** ********* ***** analytics ******* *** *** enough ** ***** * company ******.

**********, ***** *** ******, is *** ******* ** in *** ********* ****** (e.g. **** ** ** Paravision, ***************** ** **********).

*** ***** **** ** more ***** *** ***** new ******** **** ** conjunction **** *** *** detection *********?

* **** *** **** to ******** ********* **** before * *** ** ever ********* *** *'* like ** ********** **** how *** *** ***** and *** *** ***** - ******** - **** value.

***: *** *** ** Sonny *** ******** *** .ai ****** *********.

********* ***** *****.

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