Behavioral recognition system viisights selected by Mexican city to help track Covid-19
The technology will help citizens comply with social distancing measures and alert police of violent behavior
James Spiro | 17:00 15.09.2020
The Mexican city of León has selected viisights Solutions Ltd., a developer of behavioral recognition systems for real-time video footage, to improve its safety, security, and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). The city has a population of 1.2 million people, according to the United Nations’ 2010 census. Its main product, viisights Wise, addresses a myriad of community problems and threats, such as violence and weapon recognition, crowd behavior, and traffic monitoring. It will be applied to existing video feeds supplied by MER Group Mexico, whose platform is already integrated into police systems, to also identify breaches in social distancing measures. The technology is expected to help with regulations in place to contain Covid-19 by identifying suspicious activities and improving response times. Statista, Mexico has the 12th highest death rate in the world, but still lower than developed countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, and Italy. viisights was founded in 2014 by Amjad Akkawi, Asaf Birenzvieg, Menashe Rothschild, and Simon Polak. Through its technology, it provides a better understanding of safe and smart cities, enterprises, infrastructures, and mobility initiatives. It has raised a total of $13.7 million, according to Crunchbase data.