I-spy: Poznań firm set to revolutionise how cities are monitored with innovative smart surveillance system
An innovative new smart security platform from a Poznań-based firm could revolutionise how cities are monitored.
Inwebit, which offers software services including blockchain, voice recognition, image processing, payment integration and virtual powerplants, has now developed a system to rival the traditional CCTV industry.
Known as SSP (Smart Security Platform) the company says its product has now become a solution to the increasing number of terrorist attacks across Europe and a useful tool for increasing safety in public spaces.
Marcin Paradowski, R&D Director at Inwebit, told TFN: “Typical CCTV records video and requires someone to watch it live twenty-four-seven or nobody watches the video until something bad happens.
“Our solutions work twenty-four-seven and automatically analyse the video and detect dangerous events, even with hundreds of observation points, even with very short events lasting only a few seconds that can be missed by a human.
“When it comes to safety, every second counts. It can also detect events related to sound or dangerous gases which CCTV can’t show.”
He continued: “Additionally, the system can take some actions by emitting a noise or using the lamp, it can increase the light or even start a flashing mode to disrupt the attention of an aggressor.
“As a smart city solution, it can be also used to decrease energy usage by decreasing the light when nobody is around the city lamp.
“The most advanced functionalities are those related to facial recognition and people tracking, for example when a terrorist is recognized, fight recognition, the system can distinguish of sound of a shot from a firearm or sound of an explosion as well as recognizing dangerous pollution levels in the air.”
The SSP, which is connected to the emergency services and alerts the needed service automatically, can also identify if an individual has slipped or fallen after possibly suffering a serious health problem such as a stroke or a heart attack and alert the ambulance to come to the area.
The current test project in Poznań has been co-financed by the EU and there were plans for other cities to test the platform but due to COVID restrictions they were put on hold.
The project will be presented at various conferences this year and expect that once the situation stabilizes that the roll out of new devices will begin across Europe.
The project was nominated for the Regio Star Award last year, raising the profile of the SSP around the EU.
The awards recognize the best community based projects from across the EU.