Ireland-based company Standard Access, providers of secure building access solutions and experts in smart real estate management, has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help large organisations, entertainment venues and building owners reopening to comply with the new public health crowd restrictions in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic
The company is currently rolling out enterprise level software that can be incorporated into existing CCTV systems to detect the number of people in a particular area at any one time. If capacity is breached, the system will alert building owners or managers in real time to prompt corrective action. The system also monitors air quality, humidity and temperature.
Crucially, the SAvant system does not use facial recognition and will not identify individuals, making it fully-compliant with GDPR. The technology identifies people by height and by outer clothing in order to count individuals and then determine which individuals have left the space, making it more reliable than dated electronic entryway counters. The software makes accurate crowd numbers and capacity information available in real time through a dashboard and generates recommendations, for example, to redirect people to another area or to limit further admittance to the area in question until others leave.
“SAvant was designed to help owners and operators of commercial real estate and shared residential buildings, like student accommodation and co-living, however, the technology is scalable to work outdoors on a much larger scale.” Damien Browne, CEO of Standard Access, said in a statement about the new product launch. “All Standard Access’s tech development is done in-house, which makes for speedy deployment and responsive troubleshooting.”
The technology can be applied to an existing CCTV system and there is no limit to the number of persons that can be detected and counted in real time.