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Posted on October 08, 2018

AI security cameras identify weapons, prevent crime

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Athena Security is on a mission is to prevent crime through artificial intelligence. Their smart security camera and alarm system uses human-computer vision to see and understand threats. When a mugger pulls out a knife, when a kidnapper tries to force a child into a car, when a gunman tries to take a life, Athena can see the threat before it becomes a crime, unlike standard security cameras that document crimes after they happen. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Ten Forecasts on Digital Transformation.
 
''Imagine walking down the street, keeping yourself safe by watching the traffic ahead and stopping at the curb. That's when the person behind you pulls out a knife. You were watching traffic - you never even noticed that someone was behind you, much less that you were in danger.But you never hear that harrowing voice demanding you hand over your wallet. Instead you hear Athena, telling your attacker the knife has been spotted and police are already on their way. It's time for a smarter security camera and alarm system in one.'' says Athena.
 
Current security camera and alarm system solutions react to threats and document incidents for analysis after a crime has already been committed. They do not engage criminals in real time and prevent crimes from escalating further. The Athena AI security camera diverts police resources to crimes without false alarms, and without human monitoring of the camera system.
 
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Athena prevents crimes by recognizing threatening actions and stopping criminals with a virtual police presence before a criminal's actions can escalate any further. Athena cameras can spot guns before a shot is fired, automatically call the police, and notifying the shooter that the police have been called. Once Athena detects a threat, its sends critical information in real time to a monitoring service. The monitoring service validates the threat and only involves the police when needed.
 
Athena's A.I. powered technology analyzes multiple data points in order to detect crimes faster and more accurately than systems that rely on humans. Athena's system can recognize a criminal brandishing a gun at a store clerk, analyze the store clerk's stress levels, and respond to the situation immediately.
 
Source and top image: Athena Security