SOUTH Australian start-up Jemsoft begins beta testing its Portcullis intelligent video analytic solution at the University of South Australia in May. 

Portcullis can be integrated with existing CCTV cameras the system and it works by analysing whether the facial features of individuals approaching an automatic door are obscured and establishing how quickly they're moving.

Jemsoft received $A50,000 from Venture Catalyst, a joint venture between the South Australian government and the University of South Australia, which provides funding to allow start-ups to take new technology to market.

The start-up’s co-founder Jordan Green deferred from an IT degree specialising in network security to work on the project after being the victim of an armed robbery while working in a bottle shop. 

Portcullis is designed to provide a proactive security solution for service stations and convenience stores. ♦