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Warehouses and logistics


Warehouses and logistics facilities often store high value goods, with frequent movement of goods in and out and where operators need to be alert to anything that may be out of the ordinary. Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques, the icetana solution learns and filters out routine motion, showing only anomalous or unusual behaviour allowing operators to focus on events that matter and respond in real-time to both precursor activities and incidents.

Logistic facilities also have specialised requirements to protect against health and safety incidents, process breaches and breaches of secure areas, and in this regard Video surveillance with analytics can play an important role as part of the suite of security tools used.

icetana allows operators to be alerted to potential issues in real-time helping mitigate potential physical and reputational risks to the institution. The solution has been implemented at over 35 sites on four continents, helping clients harness the rich data streams from their existing security networks and turning that data into improved situational awareness and deeper operational insights.

Key Challenges in a Warehousing / Logistics Environment

Lack of monitoring due to budget constraints / lack of staffCritical events are missed
Lack of response results in cameras being ignored, magnifying the number of security incidents
Too many cameras to look atCritical events are missed
Cameras are ignored by staff as no action is taken
Cameras in controlled areas are triggered by routine events (birds etc.)Cameras end up being ignored
Critical events may end up being missed
Attention is diverted away from important events
Too much video to review historical footageProductivity impact as staff must be taken off other work to search through footage (time consuming and costly)
Lack of situational awareness, despite extensive camera networksUnable to take action to address issues because of lack of awareness of critical events.
Cameras may be obscured or tampered withLoss of record of area of surveillance Precursor indication of potential event

icetana Use Cases

VandalismDamage to property and clean-up and rectification costs.
Health, Safety and Environment incidentsAs well as the human cost of injury or death, there is also a financial cost from lost time, insurance surcharges and legal costs and penalties.
TheftItems in the warehouse or in transit may be stolen.
Camera tampering or camera obscuredLoss of footage. Potential precursor to event such as theft or sabotage.
Process breachesWhen staff ignore the mandated work processes, items may be lost, productivity may be reduced and health and safety incidents are more likely to occur.
Medical incidentsPerson may not get assistance in time, or not be noticed.

icetana Benefits

Improved utilisation of security personnel by allowing them to see events as they occur.

This is an efficiency benefit from adding icetana to your installation. For example, if there are 256 cameras and operators can only see 16 at any one time, and they cycle through, even if operators are 100% efficient, the chances are that a number of critical events will never be seen. Whilst it is tangible (can be measured), it does not result in a direct cost reduction

Reduced risks of damage to reputation.

Improved public safety

Identification of precursor events, allowing for timely intervention before situations escalate.

Learns and adapts automatically using patented technology - no rules to setup or maintain

Rapid review of historical video- 24 hours in 30 minutes

Easy integration with existing Milestone, Genetec or other video management systems

Reduced potential process breaches - this may reduce near misses, or help maintain your quality reputation.

Increased perception of security - for example, this may help to keep staff feeling safe at work.

Scales to suit size of video surveillance operation

Includes LiveWall - shows only events that need further investigation (1% of total video), reducing operator fatigue and missed events

Reporting system that allows thetagging of anomalies and the easy extraction of reports

Minimises server costs - supports up to 300 cameras per 1 RU server (density depends on camera resolution and frame rate)