Emerging Indian tech startups have built solutions based on video analytics technology and computer vision to enhance safety and security, law enforcement and traffic management while providing protection even in areas in heavy traffic or overcrowded places
RCrimes and security concerns around the world have made CCTV an absolute necessity in all industries for physical security. With the increase in global threats, governments are becoming more proactive and investing heavily in the deployment of CCTV infrastructure to manage crowds or detect threats in sectors such as defense, railways, management. traffic, to name a few of many.
However, the massive amounts of video data present challenges, from storage to real-time surveillance to data security. Emerging technologies, such as cloud storage, video encryption, and AI-enabled tools, can bring about a paradigm shift in surveillance and security. AI algorithms can analyze each frame in real time, and its self-learning capabilities help identify, track, and control any object in the recording.
Emerging Indian tech startups have built solutions based on video analytics technology and computer vision to enhance safety and security, law enforcement and traffic management while providing protection even in areas in heavy traffic or overcrowded places. Forensic investigations of CCTV footage using high-speed AI-powered video summaries and precise object detection technologies can potentially help state police departments and law enforcement officials to significantly prevent or control crimes, such as attempted thefts, shootings, kidnappings, thefts, etc. to; even in high traffic or busy areas, or on large government campuses.
Fast-forwarding techniques in AI make it possible to browse and examine long hours of video datasets to identify and collect evidence of a crime or potential crime in just a few minutes. Precise filtering and search functions can help police identify suspects and objects, such as people or vehicles, in no time. While existing technologies take a long time to collect evidence from lengthy CCTV footage, making the investigative process long and tedious, the new AI-powered video analysis solution dramatically cuts the time spent on video surveillance. review videos and allows for quick investigation and action. On-demand pay-as-you-go solutions allow installation and subscription pricing only for the features that the customer / customer needs. In addition, new technologies can be superimposed on existing cameras or infrastructure without incurring the expense for additional installations. These features make the solutions affordable and cost effective for law enforcement agencies. Additionally, online reports can be generated using evidence captured and shared seamlessly and quickly with relevant stakeholders through secure URLs instead of tedious emails or physical USB drives.
Public transport or traffic police departments can also deploy these solutions to search crowds, locate crash sites in high traffic areas, and provide safety protocols in crowded areas. Besides producing quick summaries of long videos, the augmented video search capabilities based on a wide range of filtering features such as color and object type can help locate objects even in crowded places. It can help public transport services like railways and subways keep up with people and objects even during peak traffic, preventing theft or life-threatening incidents and ensuring the safety of daily commuters. Traffic police officers can also use these technologies to overlay their existing cameras to locate traffic accidents and provide immediate care in those locations. During the pandemic, technology can also be deployed to identify those violating Covid-19 protocols and ensure adherence to public safety policies.
AI-powered video analytics technology can also help various public sector departments monitor the efficiency of an already installed network of cameras, monitoring infrastructure health, tampering or failure of the devices. cameras for the transparent management of a vast network of equipment.
However, while advanced technologies can solve the operational problems of public sectors with advanced and cost-effective solutions, they require considerable technological education and training for rapid and transparent adoption. Video analysis based on AI / ML algorithms is gaining popularity over time and is expected to soon become a requirement for all law enforcement agencies and public places to optimize security.
Lopamudra Roy is a research associate in content development at the ISB Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
S. Arunachalam, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Academic Director at the ISB Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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