Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Mate Launches Access Watch New Video Analytics System for Tailgating and Piggybacking Detection

New solution provides users with advanced Access Control capabilities using Mate’s video analytics

Yehud, Israel (April 16, 2007) – Mate, a leading developer of video analytics, today announces the release of Access Watch – an advanced video analytics system designed to detect tailgating and piggybacking through access-controlled doors. Access Watch is a breakthrough in video analytics technology, providing accurate real-time tailgating detection.

Installed above the entrance, the Access Watch embedded Digital Signal Processor (DSP) analyzes video in real-time both from an on-board camera and from a second, external camera, to achieve higher detection accuracy.

“The Access Watch provides a solution to customers wishing to bring their access control systems to a top level by adding video content analysis to their security systems” said Dr. Itzik Wilf, CTO of MATE.

Access Watch provides low-cost, automatic supervision of access doorways to detect tailgating events. Its ability to easily interface with existing access control systems provides building owners a simple way to dramatically improve security without increasing guards or constructing physical barriers. Upon alert Access Watch sends a snap-shot image of the tailgating action and optionally a video clip with pre and post alarm video images, to the security officer for better assessment and documentation of the violation.

Access Watch not only performs Video Content Analysis but also transmits video and audio. Video transmission allows real-time monitoring and event notification while bidirectional audio transmission allows the security personnel to communicate remotely with the access violator. Access Watch can be deployed in a stand-alone configuration or as part of an Intelligent Video Surveillance network.

Access Watch will be on demonstration at IFSEC 2007 (stand no. 17132, Hall 19), NEC, Birmingham from 21-24 May 2007.