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MAY 2017

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www.securitysystemsnews.com Ma Y 2017 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS suppliers 28 Alarm.com's latest buy has benefits for several markets IT'S TIME TO JOIN THE ESX COMMUNITY. JUNE 13-16 | NASHVILLE | MUSIC CITY CENTER Where passionate security and life safety professionals gather to get business done. Big enough to showcase the latest technology. Intimate enough to have meaningful business conversations. MAJOR DISCOUNT FOR EARLY REGISTRANTS $199 PREMIUM REGISTRATIONS JUNE 13-16 | NASHVILLE | MUSIC CITY CENTER Where passionate security and life safety professionals gather to get business done. Big enough ...AND WE'RE MAKING IT A WHOLE LOT EASIER. 10 10 yes ESXweb.com @ESXweb #ESXexpo facebook.com/ESXweb Electronic Security Expo (ESX) Continued from page 1 includes a mix of computer vision scientists and video soft- ware engineers that have exper- tise in machine learning, 3D modeling, and complex activity recognition. "One of the main reasons we acquired them was for the exper- tise of their staff—the group was engineering heavy, largely a research and development team, which we were very interested in," said Bedell. "We have been investing more in our video solu- tions and they are experts in both general video software plus this high-end computer analytics/ vision-type of stuff, including a commercial solution—it really machine learning to have the homeowner alerted based on any kind of anomalous behavior the AI sees in the home. "That is us applying machine learning to big data, and the machine learning that we were applying was based on sensor activity alerts, motion detection, and other things, and not based on the lower level of detail in the camera itself," Bedell explained. "ObjectVideo can do the same thing to the video feed, so what we want to have them take a look at is applying computer vision to our video feeds to provide the same capabilities that the Insights engine does on the non- video data we get." The second phase, he said, is to integrate the two—"to allow the Insights Engine and the video analytics engine, if we can call it that, to be more tightly integrated so you can even do more advanced or combina- tions of event detection and/or automation." Alarm.com looks to bring these solutions to the commercial market as well, and this builds on the company's announcement of its Smart Business platform at ISC West last year. "What we are trying to do in the commercial space is what we did in the resi space—bring interactive services and automa- tion to the SMB business," said Bedell. "We created this Alarm. com Smart Business framework and we are out recruiting dealers and making a big push generally for the platform to position it in the commercial market. And when you get into that space the video analytics need to get more sophisticated as well, and this team is very positioned to do that." Embedding commercial video analytic solutions will allow businesses to get operational intelligence about their stores, said Bedell. "Sometimes it is security surveillance but many times it is more business intel- ligence for the store—people counting, as well as analyzing store traffic, patterns and trends," he said. "What we are trying to do is video analytics at scale." SSN was a no-brainer for us." Bedell said the idea is to bring high-end video analytics capa- bilities to the residential mass market as well as to the SMB commercial side. Earlier this year, Alarm.com unveiled its Insights Engine, which takes all of the data being produced by the home and uses "You'll see the adoption go up quite a bit … as con- sumers use the convenient factors or capabilities on these phones." What will be the future of iris scan biometrics? "I think it's going to eventu- ally replace RFID read- ers," Clifton said. "I think you're going to see that the biometrics [devices] will start to compete with the prices with RFID readers." In February, the com- pany moved into a new 12,000 square-foot space in New Jersey, and contin- ues to operate a facility in Connecticut. SSN Continued from page 27 PI

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