Call Me Skeptical – Catching Bad Guys Before the Act
Don’t get me wrong. It sounds cool and I love the idea that video analytics can actually keep bad things from happening. But I have some reservations about this latest announcement from Cernium
Hi-Tech Security System Targets Suspicious Characters "Before" Crime Occurs
Cernium Inc.’s new technology in video-surveillance systems provides information
on suspicious behavior "before" the crime. This behavior-recognition software
zones in on suspicious characters and warns the security staff.
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So basically the customer, Johns Hopkins University in this case, uses analytics to catch bicycle theives with less human involvement. Or said another way, the University spent a bunch of money to prove that cameras could save money on security personnel.
As my friend Michael would ask, "Did security get better? Or just cheaper?"
I’m looking for announcements that make security better.