Alula Unveils New Video Platform With AI-Based Object Detection & More

Alula’s video platform also features enhancements to video clip navigation and viewing in the Alula Smart Security app and advanced video capabilities through the new Slimline Touchpad PRO.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Alula, a provider of smart security and system communications, announces the release of its new video platform.

The platform features new camera models, AI-based object detection, enhancements to video clip navigation and viewing in the Alula Smart Security app, and advanced video capabilities through the new Slimline Touchpad PRO.

These new products and capabilities strengthen the role that video plays as a core component of professional security, and further reinforces Alula’s position as a full-service solutions provider, according to the company.

Three new cameras have been added to Alula’s video portfolio. The first is a modern, industrial-designed outdoor bullet — well-suited for viewing porches, alleyways, backyards and more.

The second is a smart doorbell camera said to have robust and simplified aesthetics, improved motion detection algorithms and active motion highlighting.

The final model is the Indoor 360, featuring responsive pan-tilt operation for broad viewing coverage. Alula says all three cameras deliver a high-definition viewing experience, motion detection, extended WiFi range and nightvision.

The outdoor bullet camera, specially equipped with AI object detection, allows the camera to differentiate between vehicles, people, pets and other objects. System owners will be able to see more while capturing less, as AI object detection filters out “motion noise” and intelligently captures clips of desired activity — such as a child returning home from school or a potential unknown intruder, according to the company.

With Alula’s Smart Security App, individual camera settings can be adjusted so that system notifications are sent to system users when specific motion activity occurs. App enhancements for navigating stored video clips are said to make it easier for users to find and view clips that were captured at a specific date and time.

Alula’s new video platform can be used in multiple ways, including as part of a more comprehensive smart security system when used in conjunction with the Connect+ control panel, paired with the BAT-Connect alarm panel communicator, on new system installations or on legacy panels that may be in need of a feature refresh.

It can also be used as a standalone video surveillance system, which the company says is important for dealers and integrators who are looking for a way to get their foot in the door with consumers and small business owners that may initially only be interested in video services.

“If you need another reason to take a serious look at Alula’s new video platform, consider our newest system control interface — the Slimline Touchpad PRO,” says Corey Plender, Alula’s vice president, product management & customer success. “These new cameras and our new touchpad have been purposely integrated to deliver an enhanced customer experience.”

The new touchpad enables users to monitor live or recorded video on a 7-inch, full-color display. The Touchpad PRO plays an audible chime when the doorbell is activated. It also enables two-way conversation with visitors through the new doorbell camera, or with people in various locations throughout the property with the Indoor 360 camera.

“The advances we’ve achieved with this new video platform are just the beginning,” Plender says. “We are working on intelligent processing that will allow us to combine the AI detection capabilities of these new cameras with our sensor technology. Using the video information and sensor activity together, will allow us to tell a more complete story of what’s going on inside of a home or business. These elements will all be brought together to further evolve the video verification experience.”

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