Brian Sims

DFUSION technology set to “drastically reduce” false intruder alarms

HUMAN, VEHICLE and object detection solutions specialist Business Insight 3 is building on its UK partnership with Barcelona-headquartered technology provider Davantis. Working together, the organisations have released a “ground-breaking product” set to “drastically improve” intruder detection, while also reducing the number of false alarms from security systems at some of the UK’s most important national infrastructure sites.

The product, designated DFUSION, is exclusively available in the UK via Business Insight 3 and uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance Davantis’ proven machine learning algorithm. In fact, during tests the new solution has been shown to reduce the number of false alarms by as much as 90%.

This technology has secured the prestigious mark of approval from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure such that it can be used as the only form of perimeter detection for everything from private land to industrial sites and critical infrastructure locations.

What’s more, the DFUSION solution has also received Secured by Design accreditation.

Beyond basic detection

Glen Higson, managing director at Business Insight 3, explained: “This solution goes far beyond simple CCTV detection, which is why it will prove so crucial for the UK’s most critical sites such as Government and public utility locations. It’s exceptionally precise, meaning that it will improve the overall performance and accuracy of detections, while also reducing the rate of false alarms.”

Higson continued: “At the UK’s most nationally important sites, the potential consequences of missing a detection could be huge. Added to that, false alarms reduce operator efficiency and impact time and resources. In these situations, nothing can be left to chance which is why we believe this product is going to be very well received by both integrators and end users alike.”

In addition, Higson informed Security Matters: “It might just be a matter of time before more public sites need to increase their security to the same levels as the Government and other key locations. For example, Martyn’s Law, a campaign orchestrated by Figen Murray (the mother of Martyn Hett, who died in the Manchester Arena terror attack), has led to the Government consulting on the Protect Duty, which places a greater obligation on venue owners to follow the advice they’re given by counter-terrorism experts and improve security.”

Specific benefits

Specific benefits of the new technology are many and varied. As proprietary technology, it’s compatible with all hardware brands and camera models. It analyses the video stream constantly and instantly makes a decision, using a combined machine learning and AI algorithm, on whether the movement is a person, a vehicle or a false alarm scenario.

DFUSION can work in the most challenging of environments and deliver an “unprecedented” reduction in false activations. It’s powerful at detecting small moving objects, which could be obscured at short, medium and long distances.

Based on detection with fixed cameras, it can instruct the ‘Smart PTZ’ feature enabling directional PTZ to the detection area so as to provide better identification of the intruder for security operatives.

Another big advantage of the new system is that it can be added to existing CCTV cameras and rented from Business Insight 3, meaning that system costs are relatively low given the sophistication levels involved.

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