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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN RESIDENTIAL AND URBAN AREAS

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN RESIDENTIAL AND URBAN AREAS
Traditionally, Camera surveillance was mainly used for investigations and as evidence; sometimes collecting unnecessary data. This required security companies to hire more personnel to just monitor several screens. However, people get tired, bored, distracted and sleepy. This is contrary to computers, which can monitor action continuously in real-time.
Video management software developers introduced new analytic videos technologies decades ago to help security personnel to easily spot and provide instant alerts on crimes and accidents in residential and urban areas in real-time. Artificial intelligence gives surveillance cameras digital brains to match their eyes; letting them analyse live video with no humans necessary. Security companies are more likely to make a return on the investment in expensive (AI) storage, while maintaining (or even lowering) human capital costs.
CRIMES IN RESIDENTIAL AND URBAN AREAS
 Violent crime remains an ever-present threat in South Africa; however common crimes include murder, rape, armed robbery, carjacking, home invasion, property theft, smash and grab, and ATM robbery. The South African Police Service (SAPS) recently released April 2018–March 2019 crime statistics for all major crimes. According to statistics, armed robbery is the most prevalent major crime in South Africa, often involving organized gangs armed with handguns and/or knives. Creating a safer environment for the public by creating smart cities with the evolution of technology could possibly drop crime rates in South Africa.
 
SOME ADVANTAGES OF THE VIDEO MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE WITH AI FEATURES:

  • Less human interaction
  • Differentiate between objects i.e. humans, animals, cars, etc.
  • Help analyse what’s happening in video feeds
  • Real-time alerts
  • Study behaviour patterns of humans
  • Search for specific footage
  • Can spot individual car makes and models
  • Identify suspicious behaviour and dangerous events 

INTELLIGENT ANALYTICS-ENABLED CCTV SYSTEMS
One major benefit of video management software with AI features is that it works in all major sectors from retail, mining, education, banking, residential and urban areas, security, civil and construction vehicles and traffic, access control, etc. It is essential to choose video management software that is compatible with any camera, PAISA Technology’s Video management software’s biggest advantage is that it works on any IP cameras, is local based and affordable. Unlike other brands, you wouldn’t have to change cameras to install our software. Our VMS comes with features such as people counting, anomaly detection, Automatic Number Plate Recognition, PPE detection, crowd monitoring, PTZ camera control, boundary detection, Abandoned object detection, face mask detection. Such technologies can play a huge role in helping fight crime in the country, without having to spend large sums of money, by implementing and creating smart and safe cities with intelligent, analytics-enabled CCTV systems for the public to help promote safety in the country.
 
Sources:

  1. https://www.saps.gov.za/services/crimestats.php
  2. https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/63e37d80-c040-462d-a868-181c51cf7188

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Kedebone Motlatla

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