Ambient AI Raises $52 Million, Launches Threat Data Analysis Center

By John Honovich, Published Jan 19, 2022, 09:01am EST (Info+)

Silicon Valley is making another big bet into physical security, this time with a "Threat Data Analysis Center" and backed by the same mega-VC firm, A16Z that invested $150 million into Flock.

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Ambient AI has been in stealth mode for years. We examine how they are going to market and how they differ from Verkada, Flock, and conventional video surveillance providers.

Remote ********** / ****** **** ******* ******

******* **** *********** * ***** ****-******, **-*******, remote ********** ********. ***** ******* ********** the "******* *****" (*.*., ***** **************), the **** ** ************* **** **** are ***** ** **** **** **** their "****** **** ******* ******".

**** ** **** ********* ** **** ******* *** ** *******:

*** ****** **** ******** ****** (****) is *** ************** *** *** *** security *** ****** *****. *** ****Analysts *** *********** *** ****** *******, ******* ********, ***** **********, investigation, emergency response, escalation, deployment, and notification. The TDAC Analyst ******** *.*. ******** ***** ******** *** **********, working with internal and external teams, and must ensure that all actions taken, the information given, and information received are documented appropriately. [emphasis added]

**** ** ********* ** ******* ** the ****** ******* **********:

*** ** ** ******* ** * wide ******* ** ****** ********** ****** varied ************ ***maintained ** *** ****** ********* ********. They provide *****-**-***-**** ******** ** ****** ******** in threat detection and automated response. Their feedback also enables constant learning and improvement of our system in the field faster than ever was possible. [emphasis added]

*******'* *** ******* ***** **** ****** (many ****** *** ***** ********) *** **** ****:

Human-in-the-loop ********: A unique human-in-the-loop feedback system ensures near-zero false alerts to customers while gradually improving signature performance with self-annotated data for the most complex events.

**** ** *********** "******" ** *** amount ** ******* **** ******* *** bring ** **** ** ***** ** this ******. **** ****** ********** ******* have ******* ******* *** ********* **** limited ******* ** ****** **** ******* analytics.

**********, **** ***** ****** ********** *********, Ambient ******* ** **** "**** ********, actionable ******" ** *********, ** *** screencap ******* ******* *** ***** *****:

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******* ******** ******** *** *********** **** end **** ***** ***** ** ******** the ******, ** **** ***** **** their ********* ************

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"Context *****"

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*******'* **** ******** ********* ******* ******* around ***** "******* *****" *** *** use ** *******. **** ** **** commonly ****** "***** **************". *** *******, in **** ********** **** ******* **'* website, ******* ************ **** * ****** is ******* **** * **** *** that ***** ** * **** **** to *** ****. ***** ******** **** provide ******* * ****** ******* ****, carrying * ******, ********* * *********, or **********. ** ******, **** ** these *** ***** ** ***** ************. However, ******* *** ** **** ** package **** *** ***** ******, ***** its ******* *** ****** ********** ****** at ****** ** ********* *** **** been ******* **.

Open ******

******* ** **** ** *** ***** IP ****** *** ****** ******* *******, telling **** **** ** **** ******* RTSP *** ***** *** **** ***** processing **** ** **** **-****, **** metadata **** ** *******'* *****. **** is * ***** ******** **** *** hostage ******* ** ***** ****** ********* such ** ******, *******, *** *******.

Enterprise *******

*** ******* ** ******* ** ********** sales *** ***** *** ******* ** the ********* **** *** ****** ********, it ** ******** **** ***** ********** will ** ************ ********* ** **** offering. *******, *** **** ***** ********* that **** ******** ** ********* ** cameras *** *******, **** ***** ** an ********** *********** ** *********** ********* most ** ***** ******** ********** ** Ambient. ***** ***** ** * ******* ****** Fortune *** *************** **** *****, *.*., *** ***-**** saying "* ****** ***** ***** *******.**, the ***********. ** ***** ***** ********* to ****** **** *** **** **** overlooked."

Subscription *******, ** ******* ********

******* ** ********* **** **** **** be * ************ ******* *** ** pricing *** ********.

Direct *****, *******, ********

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***** ******* ** ***** *** ******* to ********* ** ***** **-**-******, * review ** ***** *** ******** ***** that *** ******* ** *** **** selling *** **** ********** *** *********** these ******* ********. *** *******, ** the************** ********** *** ****************:

********** *** ******** ****** ***** *** configuration **********, ******* ******** **** ******** and ********* ******** ************. ***’** ** responsible *** ******** *** *********** ****** hardware *** **** *********, ****** **** the **** ** ******* ** *** then ******** ****** ** ***** *** configure *** *******.** ********

********,*** ** ********** ******* *******************:

***’** ** ********** ***** ******* *** enterprise ********* ** *** ***** *******.** software ** *** ******* *******, ******** them ** *** ***** *******.

70 *********, *** ********

***** *** ******* ** **** ****** out ** ******* ***, **** **** been ******* ******** ***** ************ *** a *** *****, **** ******** ******* 70 ********* *******:

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Hiring **-******* *********

** *** **** *** ******, *******.** has ***** * ******* *********, ********** since *** *** *******'* ****** *** just ** ******* **** **** *****.

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Verkada ********

** ** *** *** ******* *** Verkada ** ***** ******** ***********. ***** they **** ***** ***** ************ / analytics, *******'* ***** *********** ** ********* for ********* *** **** ****** ***** surveillance ** * ****** *** ********* they **** ** *** **** **** (e.g., **** *******, **** *****, **** it ** *** ****). ** ********, Ambient **'* ***** *** *** **** friction *** **** (********** ******** ******* to *******'* ******** *** ***** ********). However, ******* ****** *** ********* *** better ******** ****** ******** **** *** monitoring ******.

***********, ** ** ********* ******** **** Verkada **** ** *** *** ****** analysis ****** ** *** ****** ***** would ** * ****** ** *******'* growth *********.

Fancy ********* ***** ****** **********

***** ******* ***** **** ******, *** heart ** **** **** ******* ***** - ***** ********* *** ****** ***** operators *** **** **** *** *****. The ******* ************ ** ******* ***** nor **** **********.

Outlook - **** ********** ********* - ******* *** *****

*******, ******* *** **** ********* ** become *** ** *** ******* ******** security ******* ** ** ****** ******** monitoring ******* *** **** *** **** amount ** ******* *** ******* ** Silicon ****** ** ** ***** ********** security. **** ******* ****** **** **** optimize ***** **, ***** *** **** been * ********** ** *** ********* of ***** ****** ********** (********* **** to ******** ***** ************ ** **** costs **********). ****, *** ******* ******* them ** ***** * ***** ***** and ************** ************ **** **** ** critical **** ****** ** ******* ********** customers.

** ********* ***** ******* ** * company ** ***** ******* **** *** next *** *****. ********, ******* ***** help ***** **** ***** *** ******** into ****** ********** ******* ** ********* continue ** *******.

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Comments (12)

*******.** ********** *** * **** ***** and *******.

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* **** ***** *** ***** *** your ****** ** *******.** ********. *** would ****** ** ********* **** ***** offering. **** ************, **** ****** * few ***** ****** *** *** **** that *** *** ****.

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******* ************ *********- *********, **** ***** anything *** **** ** ** ****

************** ******** *********- ***** **** ***** or *******- *** ****

****** ****** ******- **** ** **** analytics ** *** *****

********* *****- ****** *** ** ** analytics, ** ***** **** **** ****** capabilties

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**- **** *** ******* ** *** level *** *** *** *********.

********* ******* ** **** ****- ** kidding,

***** ****** ** ****, **** ******* what ** ***** ***.

** *** *** *** ***** ** years *** *** **** *** ** tied **** ***** ***.

**** * ******* ******* **** ** years *** *** ***** ** ** still * ******* *******, ************ ** old ************ **** * ****, **** investment *****.

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************ ** *** ************ **** * spin, **** ********** *****.

** ** *** ****** *****, **** is * ******** ********* **** ****** who **** ***** ****** **********.

*** **** *** *** **** ******* "investment *****", **** *** ******* *** virtually ********* ***** ** ****. ***** makes * **********, **** ** *** core **** ** ***, ***** ****** scale **** ******* ******* ******* ** do ****.

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**** ****, **** *********, **** ********* and ** ***** **** * *** offer.

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** *** ********* **** *** **** useable ** ***** *** *** **** often **** *** **** **** *** work.

*** ********* ** ***** ********* *****, were ********* *** ** ******** **** and *** ******* ** * ***** extent.

** ** *** **** * ****** of *********** *** ********. ** ** more **** *** ********** ***** ******** genuinely ***** *** **** ***** ********* willing ** *** ***** **** **.

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

**** ****** **** ***** ***** ** one *****?

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*****, * **** *** **** ***** pitch **** ** *** ******** *************. What ** ***** *** ****** ** the ******* ***** *** ** ** find ***** *********** ** **** *** here, ******!

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** **** ******* *** * ********* *** ********** *** ******* *** human / ****** ********** **** *********, only ******* ***** *** ********:

*** ******, ****’** ******* *** ********* action ********* ******* ** ****their ******** (***** ********** ********** **** *** ******** ******** *******) *** ****** ******** ** **** ****, *********** ***** *********, *** ******** ******** *** ***********. Their approach is far deeper than simple motion and object detection. The Ambient.ai Platform brings near-human perception to video feeds to contextualize scenes and determine behaviors and interactions including tailgating, theft, brandishing a weapon, assault, and far more. In total they’ve generated over 100 threat signatures. [emphasis added]

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** ********** ********** ****** ** ***** for * ******* **** ********** **** not ****.

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****, *** ** *** ***** ** does *** ****? **** *** ****** with ** ************ ** ** ***** some ******** **** *** ***?

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******:******* ** ***** *******:

******** *** ******* ** * *** priority *** **. ** ******* **** with * *** ** *** ******** VARs *** ******* *********** ** **** as *** ********* *** *** ******** right *** *** **** ** *********** with **** – **** *** ********* successful, **** *** ******* ******* ***** how ** *********** *** ***** *********** with *** *******, **** **** *** implementation **** ****, *** **** **** of ****** **** **** * *******.

** ***** **** **** ******** ******* in *** ****, **** *** ** a **** *** ** **** ***** CEO *** * *** ***** ****** the ****, **** ********, ******** * few ** *** ********* ** ***** but **** *** *** ******* ** the **** ** ** ********** *** call.

*** ****, *********** **** ****** **** Ambient ********* ** ****** ** ******* working **** ******** ******* *** *** much ******* ***** ******* *** ******* remains ** ** ****.

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******** * ******** * ********* ***** from ****, * *** *********** ************ it, *** **** *** **** **#* made ** ***** * *******'*. * might **** ** *** **** **#* has ** *****.

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