City of Eilat driving Israel’s Smart City Initiative with the deployment of advanced behavioural analytics


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viisights, Inc., the developer of innovative behavioural recognition systems for real-time video intelligence, has recently deployed a new installation in the city of Eilat, Israel to detect, predict and analyse events of interest in real-time and alert authorities of crowding, violent/suspicious activity, traffic or crowd congestion and more.

Deployment of the unique behavioural analytics solution was fast-tracked in preparation for the large number of tourists who typically flood the city during the Passover and upcoming holiday season.

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viisights’ behavioural analytics are integrated into the city’s extensive surveillance system, which includes over 300 cameras that are monitored at a centrally located command and control centre. viisights can monitor hundreds of cameras in real-time and, upon recognition or prediction of unusual behaviour, a command centre operator receives an immediate alert and can notify the authorities.

Eilat is the first city in Israel to advance Israel’s smart city “City without Violence” initiative. Avinoam Nahari, Director of the city’s Information Methods and Systems Division in charge of the project, stated that the viisights behavioural analytics solution enables the city to quickly and efficiently address abnormal events for the benefit of its residents and visitors’ safety and security.

“Proud of this innovative system”

Maya Scheyer, VP of Global Business Development and Sales at viisights, stated that the company’s innovative behavioural analytics leverage the latest advancements in imaging technology to deliver new benchmarks in video intelligence that transcend traditional real-time surveillance monitoring and forensics by providing actionable intelligence to minimise liabilities and prevent incidents from escalating. Unlike conventional video analytics that use old pixel technology to recognise static objects and classify objects, viisights behavioural analytics employ Artificial Intelligence (AI) to autonomously detect, analyse and understand actions and events.

Eli Lankri, Deputy and Acting Mayor of Eilat leading the Israel’s Smart City programme, said: “As a city that ranks high in Israel’s smart cities index, we’re proud of this innovative system which will enable us to maintain the public’s safety and security, and its health under the current COVID-19 pandemic.”

Asaf Birenzvieg, viisights CEO, added: “We’re proud to take part in this national effort and provide a critical component of the “City without Violence” project to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and get life back on track while maintaining the COVID-19 guidelines.”

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