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Smart Camera Analytics to Become Useful in More Ways

Can a camera help a retail or other public facility comply with local safety guidelines? Hanwha Techwin has released AI-based features that do not require a server, but run directly through their P-Series AI cameras. These smart features can

  • keep track of occupancy, noting the count of people as they enter and exit
  • check temperatures of customers, contact-free
  • detect whether or not people passing by the camera are wearing face masks properly

This system is designed to process data from multiple cameras in a system, keeping count of entry and exit from multiple points.

The system is also able to provide warnings when noncompliance is noted or to work with signage to let customers know when occupancy is low enough to allow entrance. 

Hanwha Techwin has also made face mask detection features available for the company’s X-series of cameras.

This level of innovation is likely to increase as retail outlets, restaurants, office buildings, public facilities, and other high-traffic locations look for easy ways to open more safely and with limited confrontation. Those already open have found it challenging to police mask wearing and to ask customers to wait for occupancy to be at safe levels. Some have used current staff and others have hired security guards to perform this service.

For more information, see The Freedonia Group’s extensive collection of off-the-shelf research, including Global Security Services, US Private Security Services, and Safety & Security Alarms.  Freedonia Custom Research is also available for questions requiring tailored market intelligence.

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