Cernium Partners with Commercial Security Leader Sonitrol

RESTON, Va., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Cernium Corporation, the leading developer of real-time video behavior recognition software, announced today that it has partnered with Sonitrol, the leading provider of verified electronic security solutions, to...


RESTON, Va., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Cernium Corporation, the leading developer of real-time video behavior recognition software, announced today that it has partnered with Sonitrol, the leading provider of verified electronic security solutions, to evaluate an analytics-enabled solution for enhanced alarm verification in a market test. The technology solution combines Cernium's revolutionary P-Core(TM) video analytics engine with existing closed-circuit television (CCTV) to enhance incident authentication and dramatically reduce false alarms.

"Sonitrol's verified audio and video technology has helped police apprehend over 158,000 suspects since 1977, and we have the lowest false dispatch rate in the industry," said Gregg Groenemann, Vice President of Marketing for Sonitrol. "Incorporating video analytics to enhance the verification capabilities in our SonaVision monitored video solution is a logical step for Sonitrol. Everything we have seen of Cernium's P-Core solution has been impressive so we are excited about evaluating their technology."

P-Core technology makes surveillance cameras "smart," allowing them to differentiate between common false alarm triggers such as blowing leaves and a real alarm threat such as the presence of a person. P-Core can also recognize certain patterns of behavior, including lurking individuals, people in restricted areas, and slow-moving or stopped vehicles. Deployed in conjunction with a monitoring service such as Sonitrol's, the technology can help determine whether an alarm warrants immediate attention or is false based on the behaviors taking place.

"With verified response laws becoming increasingly prevalent across the nation, monitoring services need fast, accurate capabilities to distinguish situations that require immediate intervention from those that don't," said Phil Robertson , Cernium's Vice President of Corporate Development, "Using a combination of video monitoring and analytics to view a location and see what type of activity is occurring goes a long way towards ensuring a fast response and helping to reduce false alarms."

To see Cernium's intelligent video solutions in action, visit booth 1675 at ASIS International 2007 in Las Vegas , Nev. from September 24 - 27, 2007.

About Cernium

Cernium Corporation is the leading developer of real-time video behavior recognition software. The company's technology is a generational leap over competing approaches, providing outstanding detection performance and greater operational flexibility at a much lower cost. With its roots in the security industry, Cernium has brought advanced video incident management capabilities to the protection of scores of facilities across North America and the United Kingdom . Customers represent a range of industry sectors that include Fortune 100 manufacturers, government, health care, transportation, hospitality, education, entertainment and major cultural institutions. Cernium-branded solutions include Perceptrak(R), ExitSentry(R) and CheckVideo(TM). For more information, visit www.cernium.com.

About Sonitrol

Sonitrol Corporation (Berwyn, PA) was founded by a police officer nearly 50 years ago. The company's security technology was created to reduce false alarms and increase apprehensions through verified alarm response. Sonitrol's integrated suite of offerings includes audio intrusion alarms, monitored video, access control and fire detection. Sonitrol serves over 180 cities across North America and offers its customers False Alarm, Performance, Satisfaction and Service guarantees. For more information on Sonitrol and its integrated security solutions, please visit the company's website at www.sonitrol.com.

SOURCE Cernium Corporation