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Strategy update: artec technologies AG further expands software platform for crime investigation detection and prevention
The prerequisites for exploiting this potential already exist: numerous German security agencies - such as some 50 percent of state criminal investigation departments - have been part of artec's customer base for years. After previously supplying video information systems among other things, in 2020 artec has successfully positioned itself as a system supplier - everything from a single source. At the heart of this lies the MULTIEYE Law Enforcement Video Surveillance Manager: a private cloud-based software platform for mobile task forces, situation centres and control centres. It was developed in cooperation with specialists from German security agencies,and has proven itself over the past year as a central management system for the preparation, execution and follow-up of classic surveillance operations. artec also supplies the individually configurable hardware for deployments in the field. In addition, it ensures that all processes are carried out in compliance with data protection regulations. artec attaches particular importance to the observance of digital data sovereignty. In addition to existing law enforcement customers, one European authority is currently testing the Video Surveillance Manager. Discussions are also underway with other authorities in the national and international market. In order to accelerate sales, artec plans to increasingly make systems available to potential customers for a certain period of time, with the aim of convincing them to buy or rent.
"The work of security agencies is becoming increasingly complex. In addition to classic observation via cameras, there is now also media such as the internet, TV and streaming. The possibilities for crime detection and prevention that this creates are huge - as are the resulting volumes of data, which pose a major challenge. Siloed solutions from different providers, which are still frequently used by public authorities today, are reaching their limits," says artec CEO Thomas Hoffmann. "There needs to be a system platform that can, for example, structure contaminated data from, for example, social media channels, citizen-submitted video, and other sources and merge it with metadata from video observation or other databases. This is also one prerequisite for subsequent cognitive analysis of the kind increasingly used in counterterrorism."
Enhancement of the Video Surveillance Manager with AI functions
In conclusion, here is a use case for an artec objective: After a crime has been committed, such as those occurring during the G20 summit in Hamburg, the authorities put out a request for smartphone footage of the incident. Hundreds of videos are then uploaded. The future expanded development of the Video Surveillance Manager analyses the data, sorts out countless duplicates and provides the authorities with a pre-selection of videos relevant for reconnaissance. Officials can assess the situation from different angles. In addition, faces, number plates, conspicuous objects or clothing are marked with a "digital fingerprint". Artificial intelligence can then be used to search for faces or cars in existing databases - e.g. from traffic monitoring or other security cameras. This allows a movement profile of perpetrators before and after the event to be created.
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