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Rhombus Systems, an enterprise video security startup, releases Unusual Behavior Detection (UBD) to quickly notify organizations when something is wrong. Last year, Rhombus Systems released their AI-Powered R1 security camera to provide organizations cloud-management, facial recognition, people analytics, and enterprise integrations at an affordable price point.

Today’s existing video surveillance systems are reactive and used only after an incident has already occurred. Rhombus is changing this by notifying users in real-time when something is wrong – all without ever having to monitor a video feed.

Modern Video Security

When UBD is activated, it begins collecting data and analyses the setting to determine what’s normal for that particular space

We’ve been working on this feature for quite some time and are really excited to finally release it,” said Garrett Larsson, Rhombus Systems’ Co-founder and CEO. “We’re providing organizations with modern video security where it’s no longer required for someone to be tied to a desk or to continuously look at feeds. Instead, UBD monitors the environment and will notify you if there’s an event you should look at. This removes the mundane task of monitoring video and provides organizations with more time to focus on other high-priority tasks while also maintaining a high level of security.”

When UBD is activated, it begins collecting data and analyses the setting to determine what’s normal for that particular space. If the cameras capture an abnormal event, the system will send an immediate alert to a user’s preferred notification method.

Fall Detection

Users also have the ability to review video footage containing only unusual behavior, making the task of reviewing large amounts of footage easily accomplishable in only a few minutes. UBD includes another new feature known as Fall Detection. By leveraging the camera’s optics and processor, Rhombus can analyze human postures and movement, such as sitting, walking, running, and etc. With this, the cameras can accurately track movements and issue alerts when a person has fallen down within an organization.

For example - if a person has collapsed, it would normally take 5-10 minutes to notify the appropriate personnel. However, with UBD, as soon as someone falls, the system will recognize this event and notify the right person via phone, email or Slack.

Provide better visibility

Many of our customers have told us that their previous system didn’t shed any light into what was happening during the day"

By combining human posture analysis with unusual behavior, Rhombus can send alerts when a fight, argument, medical emergency, robbery, or any other unusual event has occurred allowing for a wide array of business applications. “We’ve built UBD to provide better visibility throughout large organizations,” said Brandon Salzberg, Rhombus Systems’ VP of Engineering. “Many of our customers have told us that their previous system didn’t shed any light into what was happening during the day.”

We wanted to provide a solution that concentrated on solving this problem, so we developed a system that can detect over 100 key body points and classify over 10,000 poses, which will help organizations save time by filtering out events that are unimportant, and instead, focus on the events that are.”

UBD Highlights

Here are some of the highlights of Unusual Behavior Detection (UBD):

  • Human Posture Analysis – The cameras are able to understand human postures, such as walking, sitting, standing, and more.
  • Unusual Behavior – The cameras can analyze the environment, collect data, and distinguish what’s normal, or abnormal, for a particular space and send real-time notifications when an unusual event has occurred.
  • Fall Detection – By combining posture analysis and unusual behavior, when a person has fallen, users can receive an immediate notification.
  • Advanced Video Indexing – Rhombus’s video indexing provides the ability to review large amounts of footage in minutes and filter to see specific events such as motion, human, face, fall, or unusual behavior.
  • Mobility and Flexibility – Users can provide better security to their organization without being tied to a system or desk. UBD monitors a space and alerts you when an event has occurred.
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