Thievery often happens in places like storage areas or depots, as they provide easy access to hundreds of items in one location. Plus, many of these facilities are not adequately secured, allowing thieves to slip in and out unnoticeably. Merely placing security surveillance is often not a good enough solution. Envision having an intelligent system that can trigger a warning every time a suspicious activity is detected. How great would it be?! In this blog, we highlight another successful collaboration with the students. Find out how we built a Proof of Concept for a customer that can be used not only for security purposes, but also for other different use cases using computer vision!
The use case
Leaving valuable belongings in unsupervised depots or storage areas can make some people feel anxious. It is also impossible to be suspicious of every person who comes near the stored goods. At the same time, you can’t help but feel uneasy about it. One of our customers asked us to develop a smart system to help keep an eye on suspicious activities at those unsupervised areas. What an excellent opportunity for our interns to help us create a Proof of Concept and bring the solution into life.
Unlike the previous projects we did with the students, this time, it involved an actual customer. Luckily for them, they still got the freedom over their creativity. As we still held the same belief of having them totally “own” the project. Only this time, they got to work even more closely with experts from Mediaan, to make sure that everything went smoothly. At the same time, we also actively helped them develop & improve their soft skills, and to work with the Agile methodology.
The goal of the project was to create a Proof of Concept using the principles we would like to use for the AIVI platform. AIVI will be a Mediaan product, that combines the power of computer vision, our own detection algorithms (which we will integrate to the platform in the future), and the flexibility to be linked to already existing systems without too much of a hassle. During this project, pre-recorded camera feeds from different angles of the storage areas were available for use. Though they were pre-recorded, we made sure to build a PoC capable of detecting suspicious activities in real-time.
A team consisting of Mediaan experts and students built an application that has multiple functionalities:
Once again, a successful project was done together with the students. Not only did we contribute in cultivating future tech talents, but we also got fresh new ideas in return. The PoC was built in a way that it is easy to be reused in different circumstances, for different use cases. We will for sure expand this PoC, not only within Mediaan, but work it further with the customer who asked us to develop this product. Do you also want to step-up your security camera’s ability using computer vision? Our experts are always ready to help you! In case you missed other interesting projects we did with the students, you can check them out here:
This blog is written by Sébastien Bodart – Consulting Project Manager and Internship Supervisor at Mediaan