Neurotechnology Announces the Release of SentiVeillance Cluster, Ready-to-Use Software for Surveillance Systems with Clustered Architecture Implementation for Smart-city-scale Projects
The highly scalable solution enables surveillance systems to automatically analyze video streams, observing vehicles and pedestrians in real time - from small single-machine setups up to surveillance centers with hundreds of camera streams.
Vilnius, Lithuania – November 18, 2022 – Neurotechnology, a provider of deep learning-based solutions and high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced the release of SentiVeillance Cluster for real-time biometric face identification, tracking of people and vehicles and automatic vehicle license plate recognition. The solution has been designed for expansive surveillance systems supporting continuous video streams from multiple servers. It provides operators with structured and sorted live data, enabling faster decision-making in a variety of scenarios, including law enforcement, security and smart city monitoring applications.
"We are thrilled to present SentiVeillance Cluster, as it will open up a new range of opportunities for our clients," said Vytautas Pranckenas, SentiVeillance product lead at Neurotechnology. "Equipped with scalable architecture and award-winning biometric algorithms, this solution offers flexible applications and reliable results. We see immense potential for this technology to be used in various applications - from small surveillance setups to entire smart city monitoring systems."
The SentiVeillance Cluster software is designed to analyze numerous video streams at once and combine multiple servers into a cluster network. The system's key features include:
- Biometric person identification and tracking
- Pedestrian as well as vehicle tracking and classification
- Integration with video management system Milestone VMS
- Real-time custom watchlist check with automatic event triggering and logging
- Multiple video streams that can be analyzed on a cluster of machines
- Multiple GPU support
The SentiVeillance Cluster software supports biometric face recognition, a vehicle-human modality and automated license plate recognition (ALPR) modalities for surveillance systems.
Biometric face recognition
In addition to continuous face tracking and person recognition, the face algorithm features gender classification, age determination, and attribute detection capabilities. Watch lists can be generated using face image data and additional metadata (e.g., biographic fields, custom fields) to populate watch lists quickly. No additional enrollment is required for face coverings (e.g. masks).
In access control applications, face recognition ensures a high degree of confidence that only authorized people can get access to premises both in the government and private sectors. SentiVeillance's monitoring for safety and security decreases the likelihood of theft, abuse, gang violence and other illegal activities.
The algorithm's accuracy and performance have been tested in the most reliable series of large-scale, independent evaluations for face recognition algorithms at NIST Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT).
Vehicle and pedestrian detection can be performed on moving or static objects, allowing system users to perform operations directly from live video streams. The algorithm can distinguish between vehicles such as bicycles, trucks, buses, cars and pedestrians. Additionally, estimates of color, vehicle brand information and movement vector can be made.
In electronic toll collection systems, SentiVeillance algorithms can be used for quick and accurate vehicle recognition to automatically collect the usage fee or toll charged to the vehicle's owner for using toll roads, tunnels, etc.
Automated license plate recognition (ALPR) modality
The ALPR algorithm offers reliable detection, even in difficult recognition scenarios, allowing high tolerance to the camera position and license plate orientation. Using the ALPR and VH modalities together, it is possible to verify if a license plate is on the correct type of vehicle and alert authorities if it is not.
The system can simultaneously analyze multiple traffic camera videos and read numerous moving vehicles' license plates in real time. This feature provides parking lot security by using an automated surveillance system to reduce and prevent theft and damage. Surveillance systems with the ALPR modality installed at parking lot entrances guarantee access control for registered vehicles.
Parking lot surveillance application
SentiVeillance customer uniPark implements parking solutions throughout the Baltics and Poland, with more than 160 projects in Lithuania, including airports, shopping and business centers and city center parking zones. uniPark worked together with the SentiVeillance team to create car park monitoring, without conventional barriers or registration terminals, based on automated license plate recognition and video feed from regular surveillance cameras.
"We've been using the SentiVeillance solution in uniPark parking lots for over a year, and we are absolutely impressed with the benefits of this technology," said Justinas Doviltis, director of IT at uniPark. "The ability to register cars from different camera angles and in totally uncontrolled scenarios without barriers or closely placed cameras gives us new opportunities to provide flexible and cost-effective solutions to the market."
SentiVeillance Cluster is based on the SentiVeillance SDK that was designed for easy integration of real-time biometric face identification, tracking of people and vehicles, and automatic license number recognition into surveillance systems. When using the SentiVeillance software development kit, separate modalities can be used either on their own or in combination, subject to the surveillance system design.
Depending on the surveillance project's needs, several pricing options are available for SDK users that offer flexibility and scalability without recurring fees. Try out all SentiVeillance products on your system by downloading a free 30-day trial, or explore possibilities at www.sentiveillance.com.
Neurotechnology is a developer of high-precision algorithms and software based on deep neural networks and other AI-related technologies. The company was launched in 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania, with the key idea of using neural networks for various applications, such as biometric person identification, computer vision, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Neurotechnology's algorithms have achieved top results in independent technology evaluations, including NIST MINEX, PFT, FRVT, and IREX. The company's solutions and products have been used in more than 140 countries worldwide and in such national scale projects as the Ghana General Elections, the Democratic Republic of the Congo Voter Deduplication and other projects that collectively process the data of more than 200 million citizens. Recently Neurotechnology, together with consortium partner Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has been selected as one of the biometric service providers for the world's largest biometric identification system, India's Aadhaar, which already has 1.3 billion people enrolled in its database and is expected to grow to more than 2 billion in the next seven years.
For more information about Neurotechnology's entire product line, please visit: neurotechnology.com
Jennifer Allen Newton
Bluehouse Consulting Group, Inc.
jennifer (at) bluehousecg (dot) com