Optimising manufacturing facilities with smart AI-enabled cameras

AIcameraNew technology offered by smart cameras helps alleviate safety concerns by providing new ways of monitoring and controlling safety measures while optimising operations within manufacturing plants

A new generation of smart cameras is helping smaller manufacturing organisations to more efficiently manage day-to-day operations, ensure compliance with workplace safety measures and detect production floor stoppages. These cameras are equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) infused video analytics and are capable of running a variety of different apps from an application store. With nearly 100 apps that address a growing variety of use cases, these smart cameras are easy to deploy and can quickly detect issues.

“The value of a smart camera is in its versatility to both monitor and document proper production and the handling and transportation of goods, while simultaneously contributing to customer experience,” said Anton Wintersteller, senior business development manager, Security & Safety Things. “Smart cameras equipped with AI-enabled applications are becoming part of the tool kit for manufacturing facilities in looking for new and innovative ways to improve operations.”

Employee safety and security is top of mind for manufacturing and logistic facilities, with a constant threat of danger from machinery malfunctions and other accidents. Video analytics can help ensure compliance with safety rules, such as proper use of machines, compliance with safety regulations and the wearing of proper protection equipment. Smart camera solutions can monitor whether employees are wearing safety clothing, through the identification of hardhats, high visibility vests, work goggles and required footwear.

Smart cameras play an important role in fire and safety prevention, through the early detection of flames, smoke or spills in large commercial buildings. As warehouses and manufacturing facilities become less populated through the implementation of automation technology, smart surveillance will play a crucial role in the future. 

Video analytics in security cameras are already helping manage large inventories in buildings and to improve the storage capacity of warehouse and manufacturing facilities. It can assist warehouse and logistic service providers in successfully delivering the correct product to the right location and customer in prime condition, by monitoring the condition of packaging along the entire supply chain, detecting open or damaged boxes at the loading dock before the delivery is accepted. 

Smart cameras help individuals monitor security and operations in real-time, while providing valuable business intelligence that can monitor and document proper handling and transportation.

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