Mideast to adopt iden­tity tech­nol­ogy sup­ported by AI

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

The Mid­dle East, with its pre­dom­i­nance of crit­i­cally vi­tal hy­dro­car­bon, en­ergy and util­ity plants, is set to be­come an early adopter of the lat­est Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (AI) in­flu­enced iden­tity and face recog­ni­tion tech­nol­ogy as com­mer­cial build­ing se­cu­rity rises up the re­gion’s in­fra­struc­ture agenda, ac­cord­ing to ex­perts.

With new in­sights from 6W re­search es­ti­mat­ing a 16.6 per cent com­pound an­nual growth in the re­gion’s com­mer­cial se­cu­rity mar­ket over the next four years will reach US$8.4bn, the in­ter­na­tional in­dus­try says own­ers and op­er­a­tors will em­ploy the very lat­est tech­nol­ogy to ring fence their as­sets.

The fore­casts are borne out by the com­mer­cial se­cu­rity sec­tor at In­ter­sec, the re­gion’s lead­ing trade fair for se­cu­rity, safety and fire pro­tec­tion, which will run at the Dubai World Trade Cen­tre (DWTC) from Jan­uary 19-21. Com­mer­cial Se­cu­rity will be the sec­ond largest ex­hibitor seg­ment at the show ac­count­ing for nearly a third of the 1,100 par­tic­i­pants. Fire and Res­cue will be the show’s largest seg­ment with over 400 ex­hibitors.

Dan­ish ex­hibitor, Mile­stone Sys­tems which pro­vides open plat­form video man­age­ment soft­ware (VMS) tech­nol­ogy that helps en­sure safety, pro­tect as­sets and in­creases busi­ness ef­fi­ciency says the fu­ture of com­mer­cial se­cu­rity will be dom­i­nated by in­tel­li­gent, AI-driven so­lu­tions.

“AI is a real gamechange­r,” said Amine Sadi, re­gional sales man­ager, Mid­dle East and Africa, Mile­stone Sys­tems. AI sys­tems can an­a­lyse mas­sive amounts of data, which is ben­e­fi­cial for re­view­ing hours of sur­veil­lance footage. By learn­ing how ob­jects move and what they look like, the AI ap­pli­ca­tions can rank the data and make de­ci­sions based on it. Ma­chine learn­ing and ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence as­sist by analysing data that has not been or­gan­ised or la­belled in ad­vance, find­ing dis­cernible pat­terns and help­ing to search for un­known out­put to solve prob­lems.”

Sadi said the global video man­age­ment in­dus­try is wit­ness­ing un­par­al­leled in­no­va­tion by cre­at­ing new op­por­tu­ni­ties for the use of tech­nol­ogy to pro­tect peo­ple and as­sets, help­ing to op­ti­mise busi­ness and the way peo­ple live and work.

“Ac­cord­ing to the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum, more than one 1tn sen­sors will be con­nected to the In­ter­net by 2022,” he ex­plained.

Sadi said de­mand for smart so­lu­tions and ma­chine learn­ing tech­nolo­gies will be fu­elled through the adop­tion of the In­ter­net of Things (IoT) and AI tech­nol­ogy. Ex­ec­u­tives sur­veyed by the PwC Global Dig­i­tal IQ Sur­vey bear out his pre­dic­tions with 73 per cent say­ing they are in­vest­ing in IoT and 54 per cent com­mit­ting to AI.

At In­ter­sec 2020, Mile­stone Sys­tems plans to un­veil the lat­est ver­sion of its mar­ket lead­ing XPro­tect VMS and so­lu­tions specif­i­cally tar­get­ing the Safe City, Trans­porta­tion and Re­tail in­dus­tries. The pur­pose-built, high per­for­mance Mile­stone Husky XSeries, a high-per­for­mance net­work video recorder will also be show­cased.

Mean­while, Italy’s Euk­lis, which man­u­fac­tures tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tions for se­cu­rity, video sur­veil­lance, ac­cess con­trol and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, iden­ti­fies face recog­ni­tion as the new in­dus­try game-changer.

“It has a rel­e­vant im­pact in re­duc­ing resid­ual risk, when the in­ten­tion is to make the ac­cess to a crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture or an in­dus­trial site safer,” ex­plained a com­pany spokesper­son.

“The key trends shap­ing the fu­ture of com­mer­cial se­cu­rity in the Mid­dle East will be video sur­veil­lance, ac­cess con­trol and in­te­grated and cen­tralised man­age­ment of se­cu­rity sys­tems on a com­mon plat­form.”

At In­ter­sec 2020, Euk­lis will demon­strate its FaRe 3.0 Hy­brid – Iden­tity & Face Recog­ni­tion Plat­form.

(Sup­plied pho­tos)

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