We’ve developed the only software in the world that uses machine learning to automatically understand the relationships between video cameras in large-scale surveillance networks (how cameras overlap and intersect or neighbour each other). Our software transforms a series of individual security cameras into a powerful, interconnected web and then using this to build a powerful video tracking solution – making instant, accurate tracking the new normal.
For the first time, organisations can use our AI-enabled software to quickly and accurately track a subject across a large-scale security network – even for thousands of cameras.
Snap FMX software features our unique ‘Peripheral Vision’ interface and fast video export functionality. Snap FMX integrates with and complements a range of leading Video Management Systems (VMS) for real time video pursuit and forensic review of incident from recorded video – and helps “turn any operator into an expert“. Snap FMX allows an operator to understand and view the video streams available from across a camera network of any size that relate directly to the primary camera being viewed – without needing to manually build that view. Selecting any of the peripheral camera streams immediately switches that stream into the primary view with its own set of related cameras shown.
This enables an operator to quickly and reliably follow a person or incident through a large camera environment, regardless of how familiar they are with the site layout or the camera locations. FMX also enables fast and simple video export, providing a continuous and real time recording of video streams as they are sequentially viewed.
The result: Operators using Snap FMX are ten times faster than a human alone at following targets in recorded video and the software allows zero-loss subject tracking accuracy in both live and recorded video.
Snap FMX integrates with a range of VMS, currently including Milestone, Honeywell, Genetec, and Motorola/ Avigilon, and Indigovision.
Force Multiplier automatically learns the relationships between all the cameras on a network, ie. the degree to which the camera views overlap or are adjacent to one another. Once these relationships are learned, then tracking a target through a network becomes a matter of certainty.
ForceMultiplier is fully integrated with the world’s leading Video Management System platforms, including:
- Milestone Systems
Making Sense Of Surveillance Networks
The screen (below) demonstrates ForceMultiplier in action, and highlights the key features:
- Peripheral vision: current main video stream shown in the context of neighboring streams, providing situational awareness
- Visual navigation menu: neighboring streams allow the user to switch between the main view to follow the target
- Video pursuit functionality: allows users to follow the
action and easily produce consolidated evidence video
- Forensic investigation: users can navigate live and archived streams, both forwards and backwards, to aid in forensic investigations from the safety of their desks
Managing A Major Live Incident
Force Multiplier can simultaneously work in real time and on archived video footage and with multiple operators. This powerful but simple capability is valuable in managing major live incidents with several targets. A major security breach in an airport, for instance, can be worked on by several operators, some managing the present situation and others investigating preceding and related events throughout the video network.
Snap’s Visual Navigation feature makes it easy. No matter how many cameras – even thousands – using Snap enables non-expert operators and other users in the organization to effectively access the network.
Efficient Collection Of Camera Relationship
Working in the background, alongside a site’s VMS, the Snap Network Intelligence engine automatically learns the relationships between surveillance cameras. Changes, additions and moves on camera networks are surprisingly commonplace; when they occur, Force Multiplier’s Update feature discovers new and changed camera relationships without manual intervention. The Snap Network Intelligence engine provides scalability to thousands of cameras, ensuring customers don’t outgrow their investment – and, like all of Snap’s products, our software runs on leading VMS platforms and is camera agnostic, so Snap provides customers with new returns on their existing investment in camera fleet.