Azena Video Analytics Platform Enables Integration of Analytics Onto Growing Range of Autonomous Platforms
● Smart cameras using the Azena Operating System can be paired with autonomous robots to monitor high-sensitivity environments, such as stadiums and entertainment venues, manufacturing and logistics, and oil and gas facilities
● Artificial Intelligence-enabled video analytics improve safety, security, and operational efficiency using sophisticated detection technology to augment human response
● Intelligent robotic dog from Prosegur Security, running the Azena platform, has already protected major European sporting events
MUNICH – August 31, 2022 – Azena has announced that its open platform for smart cameras is being used in a variety of innovative ways, including in conjunction with leading robotics technology to provide new levels of security. Artificial Intelligence-enabled video analytics from the Azena Application Store, running on smart cameras built on the Azena Operating System, can be deployed with autonomous robots and other technologies to drive new solutions for advanced security measures and a safer user experience.
Robotic platforms are extending the possibilities of automated detection and analysis using video analytics and intelligent edge devices, such as those running the Azena operating system. These technologies are seeing growing usage in a variety of applications, from roving robots that detect spills in grocery stores, autonomous monitoring of hazardous petrochemical environments, and robotic guards touring an office building. This integrated approach has already been deployed by global security services firm Prosegur Security in the form of “Yellow”, an intelligent robotic dog, pairing sophisticated video analytics detection with the work of onsite and remote security personnel.
“The addition of AI-enabled video analytics on the edge, offered by the Azena platform, is key to Prosegur’s ability to detect, analyze and determine which potential security or operational issues require human intervention,” said John Navarro, global president of electronic security, Prosegur Security. “Prosegur is proud to be partnering with Azena to provide the next generation of security services, employing the latest in technology to better leverage the expertise of our security operators and officers.”
In security and operational control settings, this robotics-based approach allows the assessment of potential threats in situations far beyond the danger threshold of humans. Rather than replacing human operators, security robots increase security staff’s efficiency and improve their situational awareness as well as response time through real-time notifications. This can strongly elevate security and safety efforts in high-sensitivity or high-risk settings, including sporting events, manufacturing and logistics centers, petrochemical sites, and others.
“Pairing the Azena platform with robotics and other technologies extends the boundaries of technology solutions that drive more advanced security measures and highlights the innovative ways that the Azena intelligent edge analytics platform can be deployed,” said Hartmut Schaper, chief executive officer of Azena. “These types of integrations will no doubt uncover more innovative use cases for the combination of robotics and Azena edge intelligence.” The Azena platform provides more than 100 ready-to-use Artificial Intelligence-enhanced video analytic applications that run directly on any smart camera with the Azena operating system. Through manufacturer partner VIVOTEK, an AI box allows for retrofitting any IP camera to run
these apps from the Azena Application Store. This offers customers and security integrators a wide range of options to leverage video analytics in many different operational environments.
Learn more about Azena, its Application Store, and the benefits of its platform at www.azena.com.
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Azena operates an open IoT platform that connects camera manufacturers, SoC providers, application developers, VMS providers, and systems integrators. Its goal is to accelerate the speed of innovation for security cameras and applications that make use of AI and computer vision. To achieve this, the company offers a free and open operating system for security cameras, a development tool kit for app developers and a device management portal as well as an application store for integrators. Azena is headquartered in Munich, Germany and has been on the market since September 2018.
Azena and BOSCH
Security and Safety Things GmbH, the legal company behind Azena, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH and is part of Bosch’s strategic development of new digital growth markets. In the future, Azena wants to continuously accelerate the expansion of its
global ecosystem through external partners.
Bosch Group (Robert Bosch GmbH)
As a leading IoT company, the Bosch Group offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries.
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