Who Makes "The Call?"​

November 1, 2021

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Written By
Mike Whalen

Most Incident Response plans involve multiple individuals monitoring for emergencies, notifying appropriate individuals within the company and then summoning the required resources for response, then documenting the incident and reporting to required parties.

 

Humans can only do so much

 

Weather-related incidents are increasing significantly and are becoming more difficult to predict. That gives safety leaders less time to notify workers about approaching danger. If you're relying on someone watching the daily forecast or subscribing to weather alerts on their phone to manually initiate a response, what happens when they're on vacation, working from another location or on a phone call when that alert comes in?

Wouldn't it be great if your locations were constantly monitored for approaching weather and your safety leadership team could be alerted and given the immediate opportunity to initiate a warning or an evacuation with the push of a button? Consider how much time that could save you--and your employees, when it matters most.

Humans are programmed to detect signs of danger and we're really good at it, when we're watching. In the age of "doing more with less," chances are you don't have someone continuously monitoring every security camera in your facility, so when a group of people starts running down a hallway towards an exit, or someone slips and falls on 3rd shift, your camera diligently records the situation, but lacks the intelligence to call for help.

 

Automatic Monitoring. Done Smarter.

 

Artificial Intelligence is incredibly well-suited to repetitious, seemingly mundane tasks, like watching for anomalous, suspicious or prohibited behavior on your camera feeds. It doesn't blink, doesn't need a bathroom break and won't burden your payroll like hiring 3 shifts of security staff. Using your existing cameras, AI can identity people (how many enter / exit or are in a given area, how close they are to one another (or to forklifts) and whether they're wearing masks or brandishing weapons). It can also recognize unattended baggage (or items left in a walkway, which could be a slip/trip/fall hazard), prohibited items (bicycles in your lobby) and most importantly, it notifies you when it sees something you should know about.

Then you make the call. With the click of a button: call 911, initiate an evacuation, dispatch a response team or all of the above--in a matter of seconds.

Kogniz is the leader in Connected Safety and the Kogniz AssureAI platform continues to deliver out of the box AI detections and platform enhancements that address the challenges of today's businesses. See more info on our latest enhancements:

 

Pandemic-related use cases are increasing significantly (again) and we continue to offer the most comprehensive monitoring and response solution, combining self-survey, occupancy management, social distancing and contact tracing capabilities with real-time dashboards, reporting and 2 way mass-communications.

Are you using multiple products for these functions? Why not consolidate costs, simplify administration and derive meaningful insights from the data to create safer, smarter spaces?

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