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Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. (BRS Labs), inventor of what the US firm calls reason-based video behaviour recognition software, has more than 60 related US patents either granted, pending, or in process.



John Frazzini, President of BRS Labs, said: “The video surveillance technology we have invented is distinctly and materially different from the simple recognition capabilities found in video analytics solutions currently available from a number of vendors in the physical security market. Generally speaking, video analytics software receives video data from cameras and issues alerts based on very specific and narrowly defined human programmed rules that have failed to provide operational value in the video surveillance market. In strong contrast to those limited and deteriorating solutions, the patented technology of BRS Labs does not require any human pre-programmed rules, thereby providing an inherently scalable enterprise class software platform to the video surveillance market.”


In 2005, software developers and scientists with backgrounds in computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and theoretical physics began working at BRS Labs to create a technology that would allow computers to autonomously learn to recognise unusual behaviours observed by security cameras and warn security teams about those behaviours.


The results of this work – the patented AISight Behavioral Recognition System – accepts video streams from standard cameras, detects and tracks subjects, characterises their appearances and properties, classifies them, learns the patterns of behaviour they exhibit, remembers those patterns, recognises behaviours that deviate from those patterns, and alerts the user about those events in real time.


Dr Wesley K Cobb, Chief Science Officer at BRS Labs, said: “These advancements would not have been possible ten or fifteen years ago because science didn’t adequately understand how the human brain models and manipulates data, and there wasn’t enough computer power to get the job done. Now, computers are exponentially faster and we have been successful in developing a method and system for analysing and learning behaviour based on acquired streams of video frames. This was an extremely difficult technical problem to solve, and to our knowledge, no other company has been able to approximate or duplicate what we have done.”


BRS Labs is based in Houston, with offices in Washington, London, São Paulo, and Barcelona. For more information, visit


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