Mexican city selects Israel's viisights to help improve urban safety and fight COVID-19

The city of León is to integrate the Israeli company's technology that leverages AI for real-time video intelligence 

Israel's viisights, a developer of innovative behavioral recognition systems for real-time video intelligence, said Sunday that it has been chosen by the city of León, Mexico to improve city safety, security and help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The company's AI-powered Wise solution will be leveraged to identify suspicious behavior and violent activity, detect weapons, analyze crowd behavior, protect perimeters, and monitor traffic and environmental changes such as smoke or fire, viisights said. 

The solution is to be applied to existing video feeds in León, one of the 10 most populous cities in the country, by national integrator MER Group Mexico whose Smart-M platform will be installed in the police C4 and integrated with viisights systems.

The newly applied technology is expected to help increase public security and safety, allow faster responses to violent and suspicious activities, and improve traffic control and crowd behavior throughout the major industrial city.

“We’re proud to help improve the lives of citizens in yet another city with our innovative behavioral analytics technology,” said Asaf Birenzvieg, CEO of viisights. "Our mission has always been to improve safety by providing valuable, actionable information, and the city of León will no doubt be a better place to live as a result.”

viisights’ advanced behavioral analytics technology, powered by neural networks, can differentiate between human behaviors like hugging and fighting, and even determine if face coverings are being worn with astounding accuracy, according to the company. 

“We will be implementing viisights intelligent behavioral analytics on hundreds of existing cameras already deployed across the city, which will be relayed to the Smart-M platform installed in Leon C4,” said Segev Hostik, CEO of Mer Group Mexico. 

“The ability to add such an innovative analytics solution capable of automatically detecting potential threats and emergencies to existing video infrastructure provides tremendous security, safety and cost advantages while enabling the city of León to leverage prior investments in surveillance technologies.”

viisights' behavioral recognition technology, the company says, is optimized to minimize false alerts and their related costs while maximizing safety and security, providing a new level of video intelligence for predictive analysis, incident prevention, response management, and risk mitigation. 

To protect personal privacy, the viisights technology does not identify faces or license plates, only general behavior patterns and the movements of vehicles and traffic, according to the company.

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