The latest edition of Vision AI will enhance its surveillance and mask detection capabilities. On the surveillance front, Oosto has modified the OnWatch feature to send an alert whenever an unrecognized individual enters a restricted space. In the past, the platform would only send a notification when it spotted someone on a known persons watchlist, but the new version can notify authorities to the presence of anyone without the proper authorizations. Administrators can also add new faces to their watchlists if they so desire.
The mask detection update, meanwhile, will ensure that the Vision AI platform will be able to recognize the people on those watchlists even if their faces are covered. The platform can enforce compliance policies as well, which is to say that it can be configured to send an alert when it sees that someone is not wearing a mask at all.
Finally, the improved Vision AI comes with enhanced forensic investigation capabilities. When an incident occurs, authorities can use the platform to search for any appearances of specific persons of interest, and can do so relatively quickly. In that regard, the platform can sort through hours of offline footage in only a few seconds, and can cross-reference any appearances with live video feeds.
“We are committed to delivering the best performance and ease-of-use for our customers,” said Oosto Product Management VP Ido Amidi. “By integrating Vision AI, we’re able to help our customers better protect their premises while enhancing employees and visitors’ experiences.”
The Vision AI update also comes with a handful of more general performance improvements. The platform now has better audit logs and better backup and account management tools.
Oosto has repeatedly advocated for ethical best practices in the use and development of facial recognition systems, and released a new e-book on the subject earlier this week. The company brought in $235 million in a funding round that wrapped up in July.
November 4, 2021 – by Eric Weiss