“With focus now intensified on homeland security, ADT is aware of the importance in securing our ports, borders and critical infrastructure. ObjectVideo’s revolutionary software, developed by U.S. military research scientists, will help our customers better protect themselves in today’s threat-rich environment,” said Jordon Peters ADT’s Integrated Systems manager. “For example, port security personnel can use ObjectVideo VEW to create virtual perimeters across land and water by simply drawing a video tripwire directly on a computer snapshot of the camera’s view.” ObjectVideo’s intelligent video surveillance software, based on artificial intelligence called “computer vision,” runs all objects in a camera’s view against threat-specific pre-programmed rules. When an object violates a rule, for example, a small boat loiters next to a ship or a bag is left unattended in an airport terminal or on a train track, the software alerts security personnel by phone, pager, email or an alert console. ObjectVideo VEW features dynamic environmental filters that automatically adjust to challenging and changing outdoor environments. For example, it eliminates false alarms caused by water reflection, white caps and tidal action in areas of interest along a waterside. Other enhanced features include increased range of detection, refined object classification as well as flow control, which, for instance, can detect people traveling the wrong direction ObjectVideo customers in the United States include the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection Bureau, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Energy, the Port of Jacksonville and Port Everglades, as well as airports, oil refineries, chemical and nuclear plants, and public water supply facilities. The open architecture of ObjectVideo VEW enables it to be easily and quickly integrated into existing video surveillance infrastructures. With a new integrator toolkit, security experts and partners can optimize configuration and performance through tools such as parameter configuration, camera placement and object sizing, as well as a management tool to easily upgrade, maintain and adjust the software according to a customer’s operational requirements.