Oosto is making the case for surveillance technology in commercial settings. The facial recognition specialist argued that the technology can help mitigate risk in a number of different ways, from both a security and human safety perspective.
In that regard, Oosto noted that modern surveillance cameras are far more intelligent than their predecessors, and support the use of video analytics technology that can process footage far more quickly than a human agent. That software can be trained to recognize individual people, or to watch for certain events or activities.
Identification software is useful because it allows a business to track people of interest in real time, whether they are known criminals or VIPs that are supposed to be getting priority service. In either case, venue operators will receive an alert, and can then use that information to respond more quickly. For example, shoplifters can be removed from the premises before they have an opportunity to steal something from the retail floor.
Oosto’s platform can do that while still protecting the identities of innocent bystanders. The solution has a feature that will automatically blur the faces of anyone who is not of interest, and ensures that those individuals are not added to a larger corporate database. As a result, organizations can target bad actors while still complying with any privacy, consent, and data collection regulations that may be in effect.
Surveillance can also help improve general workplace safety. The technology can monitor equipment to make sure that it is working properly, or warn administrators about any debris or other obstacles that might be cluttering a warehouse floor. Staff can then step in to clean up the mess before someone gets hurt.
Behavioral analysis, meanwhile, allows employees to respond more quickly if an adverse event does occur. Event detection software can send a notification when someone is drowning or when they slip and fall, ensuring that they receive emergency attention in a timely fashion.
Finally, Oosto noted that its technology can dramatically speed up forensic investigations. That includes active criminal investigations, and internal investigations in which an organization is simply trying to figure out what happened within its own facilities.
February 11, 2022 – by Eric Weiss