Bosch has introduced an affordable software solution called ‘Intelligent Insights’ that enables customers to use data in new ways. It completes the data journey from scene to screen and helps users quickly understand the context of various situations, enabling them to make informed decisions.
When, for example, the maximum number of people allowed to be in the area is reached, Intelligent Insights can immediately inform users. This is very helpful when considering public health issues like the rapid spread of viruses such as COVID-19. Intelligent Insights can be used standalone or seamlessly integrated with other systems to enhance situational awareness further.
Intelligent Insights uses Bosch cameras’ built-in ‘intelligence’ (Video Analytics) to interpret video images and captures camera metadata from situations involving moving objects, people counting, and crowd detection. The software tool then collects, aggregates, and displays this information using a series of pre-defined widgets enabling users to visualize and evaluate a complete scene from a simple overview screen. Based on this, users can react faster and more efficiently, making better-informed decisions and improving overall security and safety.
Intelligent Insights comes with a series of widgets, all of which contribute to specific safety and security needs. Area fill level, Occupancy counting, and Crowd detection offer the ability to monitor and detect crowds accurately and count individuals and objects. The user can specify the desired occupancy rate of an area by determining the maximum number of people allowed to be in that area within a given time. In particular, Area fill level and Occupancy counting are becoming increasingly applicable as they can activate and trigger an external output device when the threshold is reached. This could be a simple alert, a message displayed on a monitor at the entrance to inform visitors if they are allowed to enter, or a public announcement.