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Enhancing Benefits with the App Challenge

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Security & Safety Things has announces 21 new and innovative applications which have been developed as part of its App Challenge to create new solutions for the retail, transportation and manufacturing sectors. Developers from 16 different companies have been working on apps that can provide solutions to COVID-19 specific needs or common industry pain-points. The apps will run on cameras powered by the operating system developed by Security & Safety Things.

The AI-enabled analytic apps are rated by a jury of prominent integrators. The Application Store already features 70 camera applications from which integrators and end users can choose to suit their particular use case. Using the Security & Safety Things OS, multiple applications can run simultaneously on a single camera, so end users can accomplish several different functions with one device. Also, apps can be replaced over the camera’s lifetime, allowing users to flexibly repurpose cameras and source more value from the hardware investment.

For example, retailers can install apps that can track occupancy levels and detect facial coverings, and later install apps that perform heat mapping or track customer traffic flow. Some will assist in preventing shoplifting or address COVID-19 specific challenges, such as the detection of proper face coverings, occupancy management and adherence to social distancing.

Applications in the transportation and smart city category will, among other things, assist municipalities in assessing the effectiveness of COVID-19 restrictions or anonymise sensitive data by masking PIN pads, phones, laptops and people to provide a greater level of privacy.

An app example in the manufacturing and logistics category is parcel detection, which will inform building owners when a package is left unattended. This seeks to solve a pain point brought on by the lack of onsite staff in a variety of verticals, due to COVID-19.

The developers who are creating new apps as part of the Challenge include Link Analytix, Thirdeye Labs, Eagle Eye Networks, A.I. Tech, Impact Analytics, VI Agents Solutions, GoodVision, OpenALPR Software Solutions, Hxd3 and Vallum Software.

The challenge offers developers the chance to present their solutions to leading industry players as well as the opportunity to present their winning application at one of the upcoming Security & Safety Things events.

A jury of experts including Securitas, G4S, Kings Secure Technologies, Bosch, Ateksis, Convergint Technologies, Vision Technologies and Security & Safety Things reviewed the best and most innovative proposals and selected 24 applications to enter the App Challenge. The jury will review the applications uploaded by the deadline and choose the best in each vertical category.

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