The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Behavioral Recognition Systems Inc. (BRS)—a producer of self-learning behavioral recognition software for video surveillance—a contract valued at over $2 million to supply an advanced behavioral recognition system.
BRS says its AISight behavioral recognition system is the first artificial intelligence video surveillance system that automatically learns normal behaviors exhibited by people, vehicles and other moving objects within each surveillance camera’s field of view. The system notifies security personnel when it detects unusual or unexpected behaviors, such as an unauthorized person on rail tracks or someone leaving a package left unattended on a bench, BRS says.
“San Francisco is a high-risk public transportation environment with the highest standards for video surveillance,” said John Frazzini, BRS’ president. “Our behavioral recognition technology is the only solution that teaches itself to accurately identify unpredictable behavior in and around transit stations, and then automatically alert transit police. Our software helps make San Francisco one of the most sophisticated and capable transit security systems in the world.”
The SFMTA manages San Francisco’s entire surface transportation network, including the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), which is the seventh largest transit system in the United States, as well as one of the oldest.