A new project, led by Leonardo at the head of an industrial consortium, aims to strengthen monitoring and surveillance capability by applying Artificial Intelligence and the most advanced techniques of deep and machine learning. The project stems from an initiative entitled: ‘Interventions to support security and environment in the “Terra dei Fuochi” area: video surveillance and environmental monitoring infrastructure for ASI (industrial Development areas) of Caserta’, developed and funded by the Italian Interior Ministry, within the Pon Legalità (Fesr/Fse 2014-2020). The solution offered by Leonardo was presented during an event organized by the Industrial Consortium ASI (Area di Sviluppo Industriale) in Caserta.
The ASI zone of Caserta
Areas around the industrial centres directly managed by the Industrial Consortium ASI (Area di Sviluppo Industriale) in Caserta, require different interventions, all focused on the main objective of increasing security. The consortium areas, covering an area of more than four thousand hectares, are divided into fourteen agglomerations and bring together major companies in the luxury, electronics, automotive, agri-food and logistics sectors.
In this context, the projects envisages the development of an integrated monitoring and control system, for the overall security of the industrial areas managed by the Consortium: Caserta, Ponteselice, Aversa Nord, Marcianise-San Marco Evangelista.
This solution uses smart video analysis systems based on Ganimede, the Leonardo product that applies AI and deep learning to video surveillance, using algorithms and dedicated functions to meet multiple security needs.
Ganimede can be applied to all the video cameras used to protect the four locations of the ASI consortium, which feature both industrial sites and non-urban areas that are not protected by fencing or barriers.
Ganimede: a smart support to security
The Ganimede platform will use AI to analyse both live and previously recorded videos, searching for unauthorised individuals or behaviour, showing violations around the Consortium perimeter.
Operators can analyse video streaming using artificial vision algorithms, based on neural networks and able to automatically analyse single images, frames or sets of frames.
This analysis will enable the detection of objects inside an area, classifying them using known databases or an ‘open world’ approach. It will also allow the number of objects in a frame or in a series of frames to be counted, estimating the density of people inside a given area.
Algorithms can also verify how objects or people move (direction) inside the area, to highlight suspicious behaviour or intrusions.
Smart lighting systems
The contract also includes the upgrade of the sites’ lighting systems, with a solution able to monitor consumption, manage the ‘switch on’ and energy levels, providing services to improve security, by illuminating areas where movement is detected
With this new contract, Leonardo confirms its capability and experience in the integration of complex solutions, leading technological innovation through the design and development of advanced applications for control rooms, to guarantee the security of people, territory and the environment.
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