By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
A barangay in Pasig City has equipped its close circuit television cameras (CCTVs) with an artificial intelligence (AI) software to further boost their capability to monitor people amid the enhanced community quarantine.
Barangay San Antonio, Pasig Chairman Raymond Lising said they have incorporated an AI software, courtesy of the Project Greengrass of Things.ph and RxR Capital, to the existing 73 security cameras installed around the barangay.
The Project Greengrass, a real-time community and street activity monitoring map powered by Al-based CCTV analytics, enables the local authorities to keep an eye on their areas of responsibility.
“We already have 73 CCTVs. We just added the AI software to make it become “smart CCTVs” that has the capability to monitor the movement of people and determine if they are loitering or not following social distancing and curfew,” Lising said in a statement.
The barangay captain explained that the “people-counter” feature of the software enables it to display in the map the number of people who are actually moving in a certain area of the barangay.
The software then classifies the number of individuals through a color-coding system—green when no or minimal movement was detected; faded orange when there are four to 10 people, and solid red when there were a dozen or more.
He said this new technology will provide the movement of people in real-time.
“We could see if people were gathering in a certain area or there were only a few people outside because our monitoring system has an indicator that determines the number of people through color-coding,” he said.