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AI Empowered Indoor & Outdoor Facility Safety

8/25/2020

Location: USA

Background Information

AI solutions can reduce worker contact injuries in logistic centers, warehouses, and construction sites. Contact with dangerous equipment causes thousands of injuries every year. Many of these injuries are avoidable using motion and infrared detection of people and objects near machines.

Modern construction sites utilize real-time visual detection systems that analyze 20 to 30 live streams simultaneously. In these systems, visual AI increases the visibility of on-site workers and equipment to improve responsiveness to potentially dangerous situations — such as an employee carelessly approaching moving machinery. Real-time video feeds are available via the cloud to any device with a screen. To avoid tragedies or accidents, real-time alerts are sent to screens; and via methods including SMS and email.

System Requirements

This project was necessitated by market demands for real-time AI-driven NVR systems. To improve worksite safety, these systems needed to incorporate both existing security cameras and newly installed high-resolution cameras into a single smart security system with AI software.

Likewise the AI NVR system needed to surveil numerous worksites simultaneously. It needed to minimize false alerts and send real-time warning alerts as dangerous events arise. Videos from the site should be sent to a control room for record keeping and detailed analysis. These records and reports can identify potentially dangerous on-site environments and improve worksite/facility safety.

System Description

High-resolution security cameras are the first of four layers on this worksite AI security system. The second layer is 4 ~ 30 live stream video cameras that utilize our customer’s software running an NVIDIA® AGX Jetson Xavier™ system. This second layer processes frames in real-time and performs visual recognition to identify potentially hazardous events. When such events are identified, the third layer immediately receives the data needed to compile a warning alert. The alert is then displayed on-screen, and notifications are sent via SMS or email in the fourth layer.

The AI NVR system’s spontaneous response time is crucial to improving safety. Advantech’s MIC-730IVA is designed specifically for this AI NVR system. MIC-730IVA can directly receive eight real-time streams from cameras. By using EKI-2527PAI switches to expand MIC-730IVA this system can receive 10 ~ 20 video streams. Similarly, NVIDIA® AGX Jetson Xavier™ technology enables the simultaneous reliable processing of at least eight camera streams directly.

MIC-730 IVA features 2x 3.5” 10TB SATA HDD, an AI storage technology from Seagate. The Seagate SkyHawk AI drive is designed for DVR and NVR systems. SkyHawk AI surveillance drives are equipped with enhanced Image Perfect™ firmware and SkyHawk Health Management. When combined with MIC-730IVA, Seagate SkyHawk AI drives deliver secure video storage for future video analysis.

Key Features

  • AI can reduce worker injuries in logistic centers, warehouses, and construction sites.
  • AI NVR system needed to surveil numerous worksites simultaneously. It needed to minimize false alerts and send real-time warning alerts as dangerous events arise. 
  • MIC-730IVA enables the simultaneous reliable processing of at least eight camera streams directly.


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