Surveillance software mimics brain

Posted On 05 Nov 2013
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Software developed Sighthound has launched Sighthound Video, a software that reportedly mimics the way the human brain works to differentiate humans and objects. The system has been trained to simulate the human brain’s recognition abilities and not only detects motion, it detects people. The software’s ability to detect and differentiate humans from animals or other objects reduces the number of false positives and unnecessary alerts sent to users, which can make even the most modern security cameras unusable. ” When my neighbour suffered an attempted home invasion by an intruder trying to kick down the door, he asked me to recommend the best system to monitor the house and alert when intruders approach,” says Jonathan Taylor, Chairman of Sighthound.” After having looked at dozens of systems, I honestly couldn’t recommend anything.” Sighthound was born of the need to increase intelligence, speed and simplicity in the world of video security software. The video security software works on Macs, PCs, iPads, iPhones and Android without the need for browser plug-ins or mobile downloads. After installation, it finds most cameras automatically. Users can have remote access to their videos by creating secure links to the Sighthound software. Sighthound Video can search through days’ or weeks’ worth of video in seconds to find specific events. The software creates clips file of all actions triggered by the set up rules. The software allows mobile access as users can view and control their cameras, see live streaming video, and view clips of what’s been happening at home. Furthermore, Sighthound Video is not restricted to any single make of camera.

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