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AI-Powered Rhombus Security Camera Adds ‘Unusual Behavior Detection’

With the addition of unusual behavior detection, the Rhombus R1 security camera frees a user from having to monitor a video feed by notifying them if something is wrong.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rhombus Systems, an enterprise video security startup, has added Unusual Behavior Detection (UBD) to its R1 security camera.

The Rhombus R1 is an AI-powered plug-and-play security camera said to have the ability to learn and alert users to an unidentified person.

Rhombus says the UBD feature collects data and analyzes a scene to determine what’s normal for that particular space. If the cameras capture an abnormal event, the system will send an
immediate alert to a user’s preferred notification method.

Users also have the ability to review video footage containing only unusual behavior, making the task of reviewing large amounts of footage easily accomplishable in only a few minutes, according to the company.

“We’ve been working on this feature for quite some time and are really excited to finally release it,” says Garrett Larsson, Rhombus Systems co-founder and CEO. “We’re providing organizations with modern video security where it’s no longer required for someone to be tied to a desk or to continuously look at feeds. Instead, UBD monitors the environment and will notify you if there’s an event you should look at. This removes the mundane task of monitoring video and provides organizations with more time to focus on other high-priority tasks while also maintaining a high level
of security.”

UBD also includes fall detection, which leverages the camera’s optics and processor to analyze human postures and movement, such as sitting, walking, running, etc. Rhombus says this allows the cameras to accurately track movements and issue alerts when a person has fallen down within an organization. Should someone fall, the system will recognize the event and notify the right person via phone, email or Slack.

By combining human posture analysis with unusual behavior, Rhombus says the camera can send alerts when a fight, argument, medical emergency, robbery, or any other unusual event has occurred, allowing for a wide array of applications.

“We’ve built UBD to provide better visibility throughout large organizations,” says Brandon Salzberg, Rhombus Systems vice president of engineering. “Many of our customers have told us that their previous system didn’t shed any light into what was happening during the day. We wanted to provide a solution that concentrated on solving this problem, so we developed a system that can detect over 100 key body points and classify over 10,000 poses, which will help organizations save time by filtering out events that are unimportant, and instead, focus on the events that are.”

Rhombus provides the following highlights for UDB:

  • Human Posture Analysis – The cameras are able to understand human postures, such as walking, sitting, standing, and more.
  • Unusual Behavior – The cameras can analyze the environment, collect data, and distinguish what’s normal, or abnormal, for a particular space and send real-time notifications when an unusual event has occurred.
  • Fall Detection – By combining posture analysis and unusual behavior, when a person has fallen, users can receive an immediate notification.
  • Advanced Video Indexing – Rhombus’s video indexing provides the ability to review large amounts of footage in minutes and filter to see specific events such as motion, human, face, fall, or unusual behavior.
  • Mobility and Flexibility – Users can provide better security to their organization without being tied to a system or desk. UBD monitors a space and alerts you when an event has occurred.

Rhombus is currently seeking channel partners/resellers. Security pros can check out their partner portal here.

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