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Calipsa Announces New Remote Monitoring Platform to Help Reduce Number of False Security
Alarms by 50%
False alarms cost UK economy hundreds of millions a year in lost productivity
alipsa, the next generation
video surveillance company,
has
announced
a
new
Monitoring Platform designed to
provide real-time analytics to Alarm
Receiving Centres (ARCs) and help
reduce the high numbers of false
security alarms every year. Built on
state-of-the-art
Deep
Learning
models by machine learning and
artificial intelligence experts, the new
platform was shown for the first time
at UK Security Expo at Olympia in
London (November 2017).
C
current state of the art is either antidither settings, which allow you to set the
length of the motion to be detected, and
masking, which allows you to ignore
certain parts of the camera view. But
both of these solutions are archaic, but
are still deployed even in modern day
alarm receiving centres. They lack the
capabilities to take into account a wide
range of factors, mostly environmental.”
Calipsa’s integrated alarm receiving
solution tackles the problems directly by
applying software to intercept false
alarms, confirming their legitimacy within
to concentrate on legitimate alarms, and
reduce the risk of missed incidents.
Behind the new Platform, the Calipsa
engine uses a form of artificial
intelligence (AI) known as Deep
Learning that continuously evolves and
improves over time. Designed to work
with any existing IP camera or video
source, the technology can be deployed
quickly via the cloud with no upfront
investment.
Founded in 2016 by machine learning
and AI experts, Mohammad Rashid
Khan and Boris Ploix, Calipsa comprises
With figures showing it costs the UK
economy hundreds of millions of pounds
a year in lost productivity due to false
alarms being triggered by staff on site
when a system is still armed,
environmental issues and even insects
on the camera, Calipsa is already
helping reduce false alarm rates by up
to 50%, according to customer trials.
“Security cameras by their nature are
sensitive and are often falsely triggered
by pretty much anything from spiders to
trees blowing in the wind,” explains
Anthony Fulgoni, Sales Director,
Calipsa. “Apart from human operators
deciding the validity of an alarm, the
seconds and passing only genuine
alarms to operators at the monitoring
station. Cost-effective and efficient, the
Monitoring Platform allows businesses
to expand operations without being
bogged down by high volumes of
incoming false alarms.
Customers benefit from Calipsa’s highly
advanced
analytics
capabilities,
developed using algorithms that can
quickly process and analyse video feeds
to detect humans, vehicles or animals at
the scene, then filter out false alarms
and detect real alarms –all in real time.
Staff members are more efficient, able
expertise from universities including
Cambridge, Imperial College London
and UCL. The startup has raised funding
round from a number of well-respected
VCs, including LocalGlobe, Horizons
Ventures and Entrepreneur First - which
have backed some of the biggest
companies in the world. Calipsa is
working with customers in the UK,
France and India and is also seeking
strategic partners to take its technology
to the market.
Visit http://calipsa.io and follow on
Twitter @Calipsa_io.
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