This Plug-and-Play Surveillance Camera Gets Smarter the More You Use It

Rhombus Systems is looking to upend the CCTV world with its AI-powered R1 security camera.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Traditional surveillance systems typically have many components — a digital or video network recorder, servers, various bits of hardware — but enterprise video security startup Rhombus Systems is looking to change that.

It’s flagship product, the Rhombus R1, is an AI-powered security camera said to have the ability to learn and alert users to an unidentified person.

Fresh off receiving a $3 million seed round led by Lemnos Labs, with participation from Promus Ventures and Portfolia, Rhombus Systems is ready to elevate CCTV to the next level.

“Traditional business video security is outdated,” says Garrett Larsson, Rhombus Systems co-founder and CEO. “By combining AI and computer vision, we are able to offer a video security system unlike any other. Modern businesses and organizations want better technology, and our system symbolizes the first step, and our commitment, in providing next-generation solutions to better understand and protect our spaces.”

Rhombus says users have the power to trust or flag certain faces, giving it the ability to preemptively detect potential threats.

Meaning, if the cameras identify an individual or object that is prohibited from a school campus or business, the system can provide their location and alert the appropriate personnel with real-time notifications, all without having to monitor a video feed, according to the company.

The system also has the ability to count and record the number of unique people, measure foot traffic and pull quantitative data to help businesses understand how their space is being utilized.

Rhombus says it is entirely Cloud-managed, allowing users to securely access their system from any computer or mobile device. End-to-end encryption and automatic firmware updates come standard to ensure the system itself is secure. IT integrations, such as single sign-on (SSO), Office 365 and Slack are included.

Because the Rhombus R1 cameras are plug-and-play, they can be set up, taken down and moved in a matter of minutes for flexibility and scalability.

The company says its $3 million seed round will allow it to execute its vision in replacing outdated video security systems to better protect organizations, as well as accelerate its growth into different sectors, and recruit more talent for sales and marketing.

Rhombus Capabilities

  • Rhombus AI and Computer Vision for advanced facial recognition, people analytics and custom alerts.
  • Plug-and-play cameras that can be setup, taken down, and moved in a matter of minutes for unique scalability and flexibility compared to existing options
  • Cloud management, allowing users to securely access their system from any computer or mobile device
  • End-to-end encryption for enterprise-grade system security
  • Automatic firmware updates to ensure the system is kept up to date with the newest technology
  • IT Integration with an organization’s technology stack, such as single sign-on (SSO), Office 365 and Slack

Learn more about Rhombus Systems by clicking here, and watch a demo of the solution in action below.

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Steven A. Karantzoulidis is the Web Editor for Security Sales & Integration. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Communication and has a background in Film, A/V and Social Media.

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