AISight® 3.0 video surveillance technology brings advanced machine intelligence to commercial and government security
Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. (BRS Labs), were issued a patent this month that covers the company’s unique artificial intelligence based technology that serves as the foundation for its AISight® 3.0 video surveillance software platform. This is one of a series of more than 60 related patents that have either been granted, are pending, or are in process. BRS Labs are the inventor of the world’s only reason-based, video surveillance system that tracks and recognises the behaviour of humans and other moving objects. News of this latest new patent was made public today at the IFSEC International Security Conference in Birmingham.
“The video surveillance technology we have invented is distinctly and materially different from the simple recognition capabilities found in video analytics solutions currently available from a number of vendors in the physical security market,” explained John Frazzini, President of BRS Labs. “Generally speaking, video analytics software receives video data from cameras, and issues alerts based on very specific and narrowly defined human programmed rules that have failed to provide operational value in the video surveillance market. In strong contrast to those limited and deteriorating solutions, the patented technology of BRS Labs does not require any human pre-programmed rules, thereby providing an inherently scalable enterprise class software platform to the video surveillance market.”
In 2005, a team of experienced software developers and scientists with backgrounds in computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and theoretical physics, began working at BRS Labs to create a technology that would allow computers to autonomously learn to recognise unusual behaviors observed by security cameras and warn security teams about those behaviors.
The results of this work – the patented AISight® Behavioural Recognition System – accepts video streams from standard cameras, detects and tracks subjects, characterises their appearances and properties, classifies them, learns the patterns of behavior they exhibit, remembers those patterns, recognises behaviors that deviate from those patterns, and alerts the user about those events in real time.
“These advancements would not have been possible ten or fifteen years ago because science did not adequately understand how the human brain models and manipulates data, and there wasn’t enough computer power to get the job done,” said Dr. Wesley K. Cobb, Chief Science Officer at BRS Labs. “Now, computers are exponentially faster and we have been successful in developing a method and system for analysing and learning behavior based on acquired streams of video frames. This was an extremely difficult technical problem to solve, and to our knowledge, no other company has been able to approximate or duplicate what we have done.”
This latest new patent issued to BRS Labs on 1 May, 2012, covers the invention of techniques that enable a video surveillance system to recognize complex behaviors by analyzing pixel data using alternating layers of clustering and sequencing. BRS Labs have also trademarked the term “Behavioural Recognition™” to describe this invention and revolutionary method of analysing and learning behavior based on streaming video data.
In addition to the behavioural recognition system patent, other BRS Labs’ intellectual property filings cover technical breakthroughs in background models, detection, tracking, object characterisation, classification, scene characterisation, target matching, techniques for unsupervised learning of spatial and temporal behavior, long term associative memories, anomaly detection using long-term memories, sudden illumination change, scene preset identification, trajectory learning, trajectory anomaly detection, spatial and temporal anomaly detection, clustering techniques in self organising maps, classification anomalies, semantic representation of scene content, and a cognitive model for behavior recognition.
“Our now patented behavioural recognition system technology is deployed in very prominent security surveillance installations to protect the safety of millions of citizens and employees across multiple vertical markets,” added BRS Labs President John Frazzini.
BRS Labs are displaying their revolutionary AISight 3.0 surveillance software at the IFSEC International Commercial and Government Security Conference (Stand 5/B104, Hall 5), from 14 to 17 May, in Birmingham, United Kingdom.