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DEALS | AI building security gets human touch

Security systems that understand human behaviour remove both hours of manual work and false alarms, startup has said after raising $52m.

Seeking to replace reactive, manual security, processes and analyses video feeds at scale to automatically find incidents that need a response – such as falls and other medical issues, perimeter breaches or weapon detection.

What sets it apart, according to co-founder and CEO Shikhar Shrestha, is the platform’s ability to understand human context.

By identifying and responding to unexpected changes to human behaviour, claims to cut false alarms by 99%.

Shrestha said: “To date, video analytics solutions detect motion and identify objects but fail to improve security operations because they cannot understand the context of human behaviours in a scene, severely limiting the capabilities of these analytics to generate situational awareness.”

The company raised $52m in venture funding led by Silicon Valley VC firm a16z.

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