AST Digital Magazine July/August 2016 - Page 5

Volume 6 July-Aug 2016 Edition Terrence Cunningham, president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Cunningham called it “really unfortunate” that “in a time we need to connect most with the community,” these potential steps are “driving a wedge between the community and the police.” “Those [community interactions] are the interactions we need right now, and unfortunately that’s being lost,” Cunningham said. Cunningham also gave insight into the mindset of police officers. He said officers are often responding to “people’s worst day,” and while citizens may think they are the only call that officer is responding to, the officer is really going to “call after call after call.” The tension is “palpable out there,” he said, “and this cumulative effect of stress and trauma on the officers … is something we have to deal with as a profession.” Kipod Cloud for Video Content Search & Alarm Monitoring Big Data Problem In London, over half a million cameras observe public space; that’s one camera for every 16 people. Assuming that video is stored for one week, the video storage is at least 100 petabytes. Locating a subject, a vehicle or an event in this massive video recordings is like looking for a needle in a haystack. The Industry’s First Cloud Platform for Video Content Searching and Alarm Monitoring A need breed of video surveillance systems is emerging, which are optimized for searching big video data, like Google searches the Internet. One of the examples is Kipod developed by a startup in Toronto. Kipod leverages a cutting edge cloud architecture and machine learning technology to provide a next generation experience in large scale CCTV installations. What is Kipod? Kipod is the industry’s first carrier class cloud platform for video content analytics and alarm monitoring. Kipod enables real-time crime detection and instant search across big data of CCTV video using the most advanced machine learning algorithms. With Kipod, telecom operators and security providers can deliver a next generation video surveillance service to governments and enterprises, serving millions of users and millions of cameras (Learn More, courtes bBBUGV&RP