i-PRO Adds License Plate and Vehicle Identification to Active Guard App Update
Latest version of Active Guard features sophisticated edge-based processing and real-time watch list notification.
TOKYO, Japan – Global surveillance and public safety security solutions provider i-PRO Co. Ltd. has released the latest version of its Active Guard application that adds support for Vaxtor automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) and make, model, color (MMC) vehicle identification.
The Vaxtor software “has been tuned to run efficiently on the edge when installed within i-PRO AI-enabled cameras, providing the same level of performance normally associated with high-end PC processor architectures,” the company announcement says.
i-PRO Active Guard v1.7 delivers ALPR and MMC data, together with any other AI-based attributes, into popular video management systems (VMSs), providing a single, unified experience for operators.
With Active Guard, the i-PRO data-driven forensic search and alert platform, security officers no longer need to spend time looking at multiple screens for persons or vehicles of interest or watch hours of recorded video to search for important events.
Operators can register specific characteristics in their watch lists (e.g., red Toyota Hilux) and the VMS will send a real-time alarm whenever a match is identified, a feature that is unique to i-PRO. This enhances real-time situational awareness and enables proactive security.
The same process can be set up for fast data mining of events during forensic investigations. With its high recognition rates, the solution can be used for city surveillance, parking, access control, security, law enforcement and intelligent transportation systems.
“The latest version of Active Guard further demonstrates our commitment to an open platform approach as Vaxtor is the first third-party analytic to be hosted within the application itself,” says Philippe Henaine, manager, strategic partners, i-PRO EMEA, in the company announcement.
“It’s a big step in the evolution that enables developers on the edge to connect to market-leading VMS effortlessly within a single UI,” he says.
The plug-in integrates AI analytics into a VMS, such as Genetec, Milestone or Video Insight and appears as an additional function tab within the user interface.
Requiring no additional LPR server, it enables users to manage AI-based analytics from multiple i-PRO cameras and allows users to set up search parameters based on the industry’s largest number of search attributes, including unique characteristics such as clothing and shoe color, gender, age, bag color, vehicle, make, model, color, license plate, direction of travel and more.
“You might purchase an AI camera with amazing features, but if you can’t make use of the data it provides in your VMS, you’ve missed the mark,” says Adam Lowenstein, director of products, i-PRO Americas, in the company announcement.
“Active Guard is the bridge between the edge and the VMS,” he says. “Our plug-in ensures that all 98 object attributes are searchable directly from within the VMS from our cameras.”
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