The deal will see ADT providing its customers with ObjectVideo VEW, a technology currently deployed across the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />U.S. to protect against terrorism and other threats to critical infrastructure.

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“With focus now intensified on homeland security, ADT Australia is aware of the importance in securing our ports, borders and critical infrastructure – ObjectVideo’s software, developed by U.S. military research scientists and used by the U.S. government, will help our customers better protect themselves,” said Jordon Peters, ADT’s Integrated Systems manager.

“For example, port security personnel can use ObjectVideo VEW to create virtual perimeters across land and water by simply drawing a video tripwire directly on a computer snapshot of the camera’s view.”

ObjectVideo VEW, based on artificial intelligence called “computer vision,” features dynamic environmental filters that automatically adjust to challenging and changing outdoor environments; for example, it eliminates false alarms caused by water reflection, white caps and tidal action in areas of interest along a waterside.

Other enhanced features include increased range of detection, refined object classification as well as flow control, which for instance, can detect people traveling the wrong direction in crowded environments such as airport security exits.

“We’re delighted that ADT recognizes intelligent video surveillance as a vital component of a sophisticated security system and has chosen ObjectVideo VEW to increase the effectiveness and flexibility of its solutions,” said Brian Eckert, Vice President of Marketing, ObjectVideo.

The open architecture of ObjectVideo VEW enables it to be easily and quickly integrated into existing video surveillance infrastructures. With a new integrator toolkit, security experts and partners can optimize configuration and performance through tools such as parameter configuration, camera placement and object sizing. There is also a management tool to easily upgrade, maintain and adjust the software according to a customer’s operational requirements.