False alarms are still a recurrent phenomenon for organizations, in some cases happening up to 95 percent of the time. They lead to expensive fines, a strain on local law enforcement, and the waste of valuable resources.
Eventually, they can cause alarm fatigue, as security teams become desensitized to most of the alarms being unfounded. Predominantly, they weaken the security posture of organizations and create dangerous vulnerabilities.
Habituation of false alarms due to obsolete surveillance systems is a serious problem for facility managers and security personnel. When false positives take place, time and labor need to be spent to investigate and verify the veracity of each warning signal, contributing to lower productivity, slow response times, the neglect of authentic alerts, and diminished employee morale.
The issue is that most legacy video surveillance systems detect moving targets, but are incapable of conducting further analysis. Moreover, since conventional solutions cannot identify a human shape, objects such as animals, leaves, and even light can provoke false alarms, requiring unnecessary verification and compromising the security of the entity.
The accuracy, efficiency, and reliability of existing systems are significantly inferior compared to AI-powered monitoring.
As technology excels, the security industry has seen major improvements, especially in the areas of facial verification and image classification. In some cases, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence, in their attempt to mimic how the human brain learns, have even surpassed human capabilities.
A cloud-based, AI video surveillance system has better recognition abilities than traditional platforms; therefore, it can distinguish persons from animals or other objects. This can significantly reduce false alarms and improve the security of the building. In addition, installation and upgrades are easily integrated via the cloud, offering unparalleled convenience to end-users.
Strategically addressing the alarm fatigue issue is paramount. By integrating AI-based solutions, organizations can eliminate false alarms and enhance the security of their site.