iCetana recently completed a Proof of Concept (PoC) for a minimum security Prison. For the purpose of this PoC, we installed iCetana on 32 cameras. The PoC ran for a total of 6 weeks. The first 14 days was used to learn the normal events and activities on these cameras within the prison. This established a baseline of normal activity for each camera so that iCetana could learn the normal daily and weekly patterns.
During the next 21 days the iCetana solution identified all abnormal events and activities from the surveillance camera feeds. iCetana automatically saved this footage for later review. Although unusual events were displayed on the LiveWall, this was not used during the trial. On the completion of the PoC, iCetana reviewed the abnormal activities and events that were captured over the first 4 days on the trial cameras. A number of events of interest were identified. These highlight the value and capability of the solution.
The following table summarises video clips of some notable events captured from the PoC.
Type of activity
Assault or play fighting
Hiding object of interest
Damage to property
Throwing of objects
Visitor suspicious behaviour
Contractor taking a ladder into and out of prison
Investigate item left and removed
Bag pick up from another cell
Prison cell break in
The staff at the Prison have assessed and actioned all of these events in accordance with their standard operating procedures. In summary, the PoC identified a number of unusual events in the four days of iCetana filtered footage. These events would not have been picked up through normal video surveillance as there are not enough staff resources to continually review all cameras in the prison. The events demonstrate the value of the iCetana solution in prisons.
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