Rhombus Systems Rolls Out Smart Security Cameras with Mask Detection
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Rhombus Systems Rolls Out Smart Security Cameras with Mask Detection

By Gov CIO Outlook | Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Mask identification complements the more significant Rhombus project to construct more secure and linked environments through smart building automation.

FREMONT, CA: To minimize COVID-19 and allow safer reactivation of businesses during the pandemic, Rhombus Systems, the pioneer in cloud-based video- and sensor-sensing solutions, launches smart security cameras with embedded mask detection.

"COVID-19 has affected the economy and how organizations operate in today's world," said Garrett Larsson, CEO, and co-founder, Rhombus Systems. "Face coverings are now a requirement for many businesses, and with Rhombus Mask Detection, we've made it easier for managers to be notified when people are not wearing masks throughout their organization with minimal manual work."

Mask detection is included at no extra expense, enabling organizations to effectively scale their COVID-19 response activities with the full spectrum of Rhombus surveillance cameras. To detect whether people wear a mask within a scene, mask detection utilizes a mixture of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and edge-based computing. The device can instantly provide real-time video warning to protect guests and minimize future safety breaches when a mask is not identified.

"Our partnership with Rhombus allows us to deliver better value through an open, integrated platform with intelligent security cameras," said Kelsey Kerling of LVC Companies, a national physical security systems integrator. "Adding Mask Detection, at no additional cost, makes Rhombus even more compelling. LVC is committed to helping organizations stay safe and secure. Being able to monitor whether people are wearing masks, and send real-time alerts, will give employees and visitors confidence that the proper safety measures are in place. It's a great solution for building, facilities, and property managers."

Implementation of safety procedures at large is a problem for Rhombus to overcome. Fever tracking cameras have proved unsuccessful owing to technical inaccuracies and persons asymptomatic with the flu. Rhombus mask identification offers an alternative way to enable businesses to secure workplaces on a scale by wearing masks.

Mask identification complements the more significant Rhombus project to construct more secure and linked environments through smart building automation. With the Rhombus platform, companies can incorporate modern video security with a suite of business solutions to support safer reopening, including particulate matter and air quality monitoring with IP Video's HALO Smart Sensor; regulated building access with Openpath or Kisi; and automated HVAC controls with additional integrations.

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