Global MSC Security to debate smart surveillance operators

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Global MSC Security will debate the ability of artificial intelligence to help security managers and surveillance camera operators improve how live incidents are handled. Experts in facial recognition and criminal behaviour will participate in the Developing Smart Surveillance Operators free-to-attend online broadcast on 16 March at 13:00 (GMT).

Keynotes will be presented by Dr Craig Donald, Professor James Ferryman and Tony Porter QPM LLB, with the broadcast also featuring an in-depth Q&A panel with industry leading technology companies – Genetec, Bosch Security & Safety Systems and Hanwha Techwin.

Tony Porter is the former Surveillance Camera Commissioner and recently joined the facial recognition company, Corsight AI as its Chief Privacy Officer, where he is focused on the technological, legislative and ethical aspects of the technology. James Ferryman is Professor of Computational Vision at the University of Reading. He will discuss the computer analysis behind CCTV images, focusing on the latest research into automatic visual surveillance of wide-area scenes, using computational vision. Providing insight into the human factors involved in security technology integration will be Dr Craig Donald, an esteemed organisational psychologist, with a specialist involvement in crime behavioural analysis and detection.

“AI technology has the potential to support operators in making smarter decisions,” comments Dr Craig Donald. “However, as we move to a world where cameras are capable of learning, then both the camera and the operator will need good teachers, to ensure they understand crime behaviour, strategy and dynamics.”

Managing Director of Global MSC Security, Derek Maltby, states: “We are not talking about replacing operators but enabling them to harness technology that is available right now to work smarter. Traditionally cameras have provided the lens through which operators observe, monitor and respond to behaviours and actions. However, technology such as AI is placing intelligence in cameras and video management systems, enabling them to not only see, but understand, interpret and guide the operator on the appropriate course of action.”

A Q&A panel will provide insight into the latest technologies that enables smart surveillance operators. The speakers will be joined by Christian Morin, Vice-President of Integrations & Cloud Services at Genetec who will demonstrate how its Security Center provides a single intuitive unified interface that enables operators to make sense of complexity. Bosch Security and Safety Systems will  be demonstrating how video analytics data and alerts can be optimised by machine learning to support operators with better situational awareness and Hanwha Techwin will explain how new technologies can enable operators to work smarter not harder.

The Global MSC Security ‘Developing Smart Surveillance Operators’ Special Online Event is free-to-attend and takes place on 16 March at 13:00 (GMT). Registration is open now at:

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