Sonitrol and Cernium evaluate analytic partnership

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

BERWYN, Penn.--Sonitrol, a provider of verified electronic security solutions, on Sept. 18 announced a partnership with Cernium Corporation, a developer of real-time video behavior recognition software, to evaluate video-analytic solutions for enhanced alarm verification. Sonitrol is currently evaluating Cernium's P-Core video-analytics engine with its existing CCTV systems.
"We plan to use video analytics to more effectively filter incoming video alarm signals at our central station," said Gregg Groenemann, vice president of marketing and franchise operations for Sonitrol.
This prospective collaboration will enhance Sonitrol's current video-verification technology, SonaVision, by incorporating Cernium's video-analytics capabilities to "help filter out nuisance video and further streamline our existing verification process, ultimately increasing our operational efficiency," said Groenemann.
Phil Robertson, vice president of corporate development for Cernium, said that this evaluation period is an opportunity for the companies to determine operational procedures. "The technology is there and it's just a matter of figuring out how it works from an operational standpoint at central stations," said Robertson. "We expect this to roll this out in a widespread fashion sometime over the next six months."