The world’s largest manufacturer of security cameras, Hikvision, is going to benefit from Movidius’ computer vision tech integration. The company’s low-power Myriad 2 VPU (visual processing unit) will be at the core of millions of security cameras worldwide, the first being presented this week at China International Exhibit for Public Safety #securemagic
Movidius’ computer vision technology will help cameras understand what they see. They will be able to record a suspicious presence in your backyard and also tell if you’re dealing with a burglar or a mailman. This analysis will happen in real time, on device.
Hikvision owns 30% of the global market for security cameras, shipping about 60 million units every year, while Movidius is part of Intel since the September acquisition.
“With the Myriad 2 VPU we’re able to make our analytics offerings much more accurate, flagging more events that require a response, while reducing false alarms. Embedded, native intelligence is a major step towards smart, safe and efficiently run cities. We will build a long term partnership with Movidius and its VPU roadmap.”, said Hikvision CEO in a public statement.
Movidius tech will be slowly integrated into the entire Hikvision product line. The Intel-owned firm has spoken to various video surveillance companies already and lots of them are interested in adding this computer vision system for a monthly fee, giving them the chance to expand their potential market from AR/VR and drones.