PureTech Video Analytics Examined

By: Brian Karas, Published on Apr 21, 2017

PureTech's analytics were chosen for a US border protection system (see related post), which the company claims no other analytics vendor was able to meet the requirements for. PureTech is using deep learning techniques in portions of their products, and claiming the ability to detect targets at ranges up to 7 kilometers with higher-end FLIR cameras.

In this report we examine PureTech's technology, market strategy, and pricing in comparison to other analytics providers.

********'* ********* **** ****** for** ****** ********** ****** (*** related post), ***** *** ******* claims ** ***** ********* vendor *** **** ** meet *** ************ ***. PureTech ** ***** **** learning ********** ** ******** of ***** ********, *** claiming *** ******* ** detect ******* ** ****** up ** * ********** **** higher-end **** *******.

** **** ****** ** examine ********'* **********, ****** strategy, *** ******* ** comparison ** ***** ********* providers.

[***************]

PureTech ******* ********

******** *** ******* ** 2005 *** ** * privately ****/********** ***** *******. The ******* ******* ** software *********** *** ***** analytics ******** ** **** on **** ********.

******* *** ***** ****** are ******** ** ********, primarily ** ***** *******, AZ ************. ***** ********* held, **** ***** *** disclose *******, *** ** would ******** ** ** be ******* $** ********.

******** ********

*** ********* ********* *** on * ****** ********, using **** ********. ******** does *** ***** **** in *** **** ** appliances ** ***-****** *******, preferring ** *** *********** supply *** ****** ******** for *** *********, *** instead **** *********** ** selling ********.

* ****** ** ****** analytics *********, **** ** object **************, ******* ******* detection, *** ***** ********* are ********* **********'* ********* ********. *** ******* ****** to **** ************ **** most ****** *** *********, but ********** ***** *** *** (********* ***** *****), ** the *** ***** ************ often **** ******* *** advanced ******** *** *************, such ** **** **** of ****** *********.

** ******** ** ********'* analytics ***** *** ******** is ***** ** *** video *****:


Geospatial *********

******** ******** ********** ******* of *******, *** **** this ******* ** * prime ************** *** ***** software.  **** ***** ** offer * ***** ** precision *** ********* ******** that other ********* ******* *** unable ** ****, ** they ******* ********** *********** at ***. **** *** be **** ** **** targets ** * **** map, ** ******* * PTZ *** ****-******** ** detail ******* *** *******.

Deep ********

** ***** ** ********** detect *******, *** ****** non-threat *******, ******** ********* and ******* ***** *** deep ******** ****** *******. This **** ******** ************ is **** ** *** object ********** ********, ** well ** *** ********** positioning ******, ***** ** used ** **** ** their ***********.

*******

********* ** ********, *** majority ** ***** ********* functions *** ******** ************, with ********* ********* ********** functions/features ******** ** ***** requirements. ***-******* ******** ***** around $***, *** *** go **** ****** ** customers *** *** ******** analytics ********* ** **** channel. ********* ** ********, this ******** ** ********* allows **** *********** ** system ******. ***** ******* costs *** *** *** software ****, *** ** not ******* ****** *** cameras, ** ****** ******** required ** *** *** software.

Target *******

******** ****** ******* ***** end *****, ******** ************** facilities, ********, *** ******* organizations **** **** ** have **** ****** *****, and *******, **** ** comes ** ********* **********. Often ***** ***** ********* have **** ********** *****, spanning ********* ** ****.

Typical ***********

** **** ***********, ******* cameras *** **** *** their ******* ** **** without ********, *** ** see ******* ******** ******* conditions. ****** *********/************** ********* are **** ** *** video ***** **** *** thermal *******, *** **** PTZs *** ************ ******* to *** **** ***** a ****** ****** ** detected ** ******* ********** visual ****.

*** ****** ******** ********** the ********* *** ** centrally *******, ** *********** in ** ****-**** ************, using ***** ****-****** ***, such ** ** ***** ***.

Border ******* 

*** *** **** **** on *** ** ****** project *** ***** *** of ********.

***********

***** ***** *** ******* companies ******* ********* ******** to ********* ********** (********,*******,**** (***),********), *** ***** ** offer *** **** ** target *********** ****, ** ranges **** ***** ********'* claims. ***** ******* **** tend ** ** ***** cost ***-*******, ********'* ********* are *********** **** **** their ******* (****** ******** cameras **** ** ** more expensive **** ************), *** license ***** *** *** other ******* *** ********* less ********* **** ********'* offerings.

*** ********* **** ** mention ***/***********/********** **** *** ******* ****** *** **********, ******* ** **** not ****** ****** ******** of ***** ********, ** focused ******** ******* ** location ******** *** ********* can *** ******* *** they ******* ** ******** in **** ******.

 

Comments (11)

It's a joke? I'm sure is running windows 95...

Jordi, do you mean the user interface shown in the video? If so, I think it looks dated as well. Please clarify.

Btw, try to make your comments clearer and more professional (i.e., calling it a joke).

Yes, I mean the user interface.

 

Btw, when I say "is it a joke?" I'm talking about my natural reaction to a dated UI, and about the PureTech video. It doesn't show anything, nor technology, nor hands on... nothing. Funny, coming froma a manufacturer claiming a technology that no other manufacture can match.I'm trying to be professional, but the video...

 

Nice weekend!

 

PS: I suspect you think I was calling a joke your post. It's not. Sorry about the confusion :) 

Jordi, I realized you were calling PureTech / the video a 'joke'. I just think there is a less caustic way to do that. Again, I agree the UI in the video is quite dated.

The GUI sample image came from PureTech's website. They sent me updated images, which I swapped into the report to show a more current interface.

What i'm interested for a change is the analytic companies will have more "challenging" demo videos that shows their real abilities to detect while ignoring false alarms.

Most of the videos are always clear days, zero wind with static backgrounds or detection area AKA no trees, animals, heavy rain/snow, flying objects/trash, windy conditions.

Many analytics that I've seen started to fail actually where the pole the camera was mounted on started to shake and vibrate on windy or heavy weather conditions... i'm curious to see performance in those situations.

Above hit the nail on the head, "never a super wind driven rain" or a 40 foot pole with a  P T Z on it, its always perfect weather, and the world is not perfect...

So "Deep learning" is the current buzz word in video analytics? How exciting!

It's not a buzzword so much as a progression of technology allowing for advancements in what can be done with video analytics.

Much like H.264 was ratified as a standard half a decade before it became widely used in security cameras. It took other refinements to H.264, and microprocessors, to make it practical to use H.264 for security video. Deep learning is following a similar trend, with advancements in frameworks (such as the recently released caffe2) and processors that are enabling it to replace older video analytics systems with less efficient or less capable methods.

Sorry for my skepticism Brian, when I hear "Deep learning" I also hear "Neural Networks" and other marketing terms thrown around liberally by some infamous analytics providers.

 

PureTech has been around forever, spun in and out of FLIR acquisition of ICX. I hope its not another Boeing debacle but from what I have seen there is nothing new under the sun.

https://youtu.be/n8IF_x5QWJc

13 years old technology 

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Gatekeeper Security Company Profile - Detecting Faces Inside Vehicles on Nov 14, 2019
Border security is a common discussion in mainstream US news and politics, as is the use of banned Chinese equipment by US Government agencies....
Open vs End-to-End Systems: Integrator Statistics 2019 on Nov 11, 2019
Preference for open systems is on the decline, according to new IPVM statistics. We asked integrators: For video surveillance systems, do you...
Rhombus Cameras, VMS and Analytics Tested on Nov 06, 2019
Rhombus boasts they have created "the new standard in Enterprise, cloud-managed video security" and told IPVM in January 2019 they offer twice the...
Aiphone Video Intercom Tested (IX Series 2) on Nov 05, 2019
Aiphone was one of integrator's favorite intercom manufacturers but how well do their products work? The company's newest offering, the IX Series 2...
90+ Companies Profile Directory on Nov 05, 2019
While IPVM covers the largest companies in the industry regularly (like Axis, Dahua, Hikvision, etc.), IPVM strives to do a profile post on each...
Paravision AI Face Recognition Company Profile on Nov 01, 2019
Paravision (formerly EverAI) toutes being #1 in NIST testing and "America's only mission-critical face recognition" provider. We spoke to...
Avigilon Appearance Search Tested on Oct 30, 2019
Avigilon Appearance Search claims that it "sorts through hours of video with ease, to quickly locate a specific person or vehicle of interest...
nFlux AI Startup Profile on Oct 28, 2019
nFlux, an Amazon, Google, and Microsoft funded AI startup told IPVM their mission is to build the most intelligent video analytics platform in the...
Remote Access (DDNS vs P2P vs VPN) Usage Statistics on Oct 25, 2019
Remote access can make systems more usable but also more vulnerable. How are integrators delivring remote access in 2019? How many are using...
Security Canada Central Show Report 2019 on Oct 24, 2019
IPVM attended Security Canada Central in Toronto to see what is new in the Canadian market. Inside, we share videos and dozens of images...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Hidden Camera Detectors Tested on Nov 18, 2019
Hidden cameras are a growing problem as cameras become smaller, cheaper and easier to access. However, some companies claim to be able to detect...
Wyze Fires Back at JCI - Your Patents Are Invalid, Pay All Of Our Costs on Nov 18, 2019
Goliath JCI targeted startup Wyze this summer alleging the fast-growing consumer startup was violating a slew of JCI's patents. Now, Wyze has...
ADT Stock Surges - "Leading The Commercial Space" on Nov 15, 2019
Don't call it comeback... but maybe call it a commercial provider. ADT, whose stock dropped by as much as 2/3rds since IPOing in 2018, has now...
Gatekeeper Security Company Profile - Detecting Faces Inside Vehicles on Nov 14, 2019
Border security is a common discussion in mainstream US news and politics, as is the use of banned Chinese equipment by US Government agencies....
Hikvision CEO And Vice-Chair Under PRC Government Investigation on Nov 14, 2019
In a surprising and globally covered move, Hikvision CEO Hu Yangzhong and Vice-Chairman Gong Hongjia are being investigated by China's securities...
Camera Field of View (FoV) Guide on Nov 13, 2019
Field of View (FoV) and Angle of View (AoV), are deceptively complex. At their most basic, they simply describe what the camera can "see" and seem...
UK Big Brother Watch: Hikvision Is 'Morally Bankrupt' on Nov 13, 2019
UK civil liberties advocate Big Brother Watch has condemned Hikvision as being 'morally bankrupt' following IPVM exposing Hikvision marketing...
Color Low Light Mega Camera Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Panasonic, Speco, Sony, Vivotek on Nov 12, 2019
This is the biggest color low light shootout ever, testing 20+ super low light models from 10 manufacturers: Increasingly, each manufacturer...
Wireless / WiFi Access Lock Guide on Nov 12, 2019
For some access openings, running wires can add thousands in cost, and wireless alternatives that avoid it becomes appealing. But using wireless...