There has been a lot of investment in safe city projects around the world in 2016, particularly in India, where Qognify is currently involved in a number of major initiatives, as well as upgrading of security systems at major public transportation hubs and international airports. At Qognify, we have seen a continual trend towards organizations wanting their security systems to deliver operational efficiency and effectiveness to the wider business.

 

Here are some notable trends we see playing out in 2017:

Searchable Video

With deep learning technology already in play, we can tell what is a person, a car, a child or a tree. Even distinguishing between different individuals is already accurate enough for practical use.

Social Data Fusion In Security, Safety And Operations

We already see some solutions that harvest social media posts and aggregate the data into usable information. When it comes to security and safety the combination of social data richness with correlated analysis to geography and time will provide a winning solution. Further into the future, predictions will let security personnel be aware of potential risks before they materialize.

Internet Of Things

IoT introduces new sources of data, connecting units previously not used in the scope of security management and the control room. Also, as devices and sensors become cheaper and more common, we need to be able to handle much more of them, analyze them and get conclusions out fast. The fusion of this information with traditional security data will help organizations be more knowledgeable and effective in identifying and addressing their risks.

We are all in possession of a smart video system packed with GIS location capabilities, communication tools and collaboration abilities
Armed with our smartphones, we are now capable of providing huge amounts of information that can become useful

Crowd Sourcing

The best visual and the smartest sensor is still the human. Armed with our smartphones (we are all in possession of a smart video system packed with GIS location capabilities, communication tools and collaboration abilities), we are now capable of providing huge amounts of information that can become useful for law enforcement, enterprise security and operational improvement.

2016 was a very busy year for Qognify with major projects ongoing at customer sites around the world, including Miami International and Hefei Xinqiao Airports, TIM Brasil, Navi Mumbai Metro and Denver RTD, to name just a few. It has also been an important year for bringing new products to market, such as the launch of Version 8.0 of our Situation Management solution – Situator, which now provides proactive actionable intelligence through its Operational Intelligence Center module. We also unveiled the next-generation Video Management System – VisionHub, which won several awards. Qognify also opened its new EMEA head-office in London.

With many large projects on the horizon, we are looking forward to an even stronger 2017.

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